Littledown Centre (2 miles)
Swimming pools for the whole family, Yellow Peril and Green Scream waterslides, scrummy food served in the Cafe and a free outdoor playground with paddling pool set in acres of green parkland, the Littledown Centre is...
Splashdown (8 miles)
With 12 fantastic flumes it's fun for all the family: the truly terrifying Screamer for Dad, short sharp Baron's Revenge for the boys, Colorado Coaster with its bends for the girls and the mighty Mississippi Drifter...
The Dolphin Swimming Pool (9 miles)
The Dolphin Swimming Pool
Offers standard and teaching swimming facilities plus diving pool with 1m and 3m springboards and a 5m platform.
Lymington Sea Water Baths (11 miles)
Lymington Sea Water Baths
Fully life guarded, sea water baths open daily to swimmers with children's paddling pool and sandpit. Inflatable water toys for age 7+. Kayaking, climbing, water zorbing and radio controlled yacht hire also available...
Blandford Leisure Centre (19 miles)
Blandford Leisure Centre
Water cannons, bubble bath, and the waterslide are just some of the exciting water features in the leisure during Water Wonderland Sessions.
The Quays Swimming and Diving Centre (20 miles)
The Quays Swimming and Diving Centre
Offering serious swimming facilities and international standard diving facilities with taster diving sessions for as young as 4 available, with a family session available too.
The Rapids (22 miles)
Experience a world of water, fun and adventure for all the family! Ride The Rapids, zoom the flume, explore the pirate galleon, dodge the tipping bucket or relax in the bubble seats. There's something for everyone!
Five Rivers Leisure Centre (24 miles)
Five Rivers Leisure Centre
The beach pool boats a large flume style water slide and other water play features ideal for children. Plus 25m, 8 lane pool for proper swimming, plus teaching pool.
The Pyramids Centre (31 miles)
The Pyramids Centre
Come visit the Pyramids for Family Fun! Enjoyed by all ages, be entertained with our Fun Pools with funky flumes and wacky waves. Visit our exciting Indoor Soft Play Centre. Mums and Dads, take time out and relax in our...
Havant Leisure Centre (36 miles)
Petersfield Pool (42 miles)
Outdoor heated pool with toddler pool and good disabled access features. Separate toddler paddling available in summer too.
The Jurassic Fun Centre (42 miles)
The Jurassic Fun Centre
Fun pools with slides and features: play on the islands and water features and try to dodge the aqua jets; it's wet and wild excitement for everyone! Plus classic tenpin bowling elsewhere on site - not open to the public...
Taro Leisure Centre (43 miles)
Taro Leisure Centre
A playzone, toddler pool, leisure pool with rapids and slide and much more! An indoor retreat with something fun to offer to everyone! One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for the best things to do in...
Westgate Leisure Centre (44 miles)
Westgate Leisure Centre
A magnificient complex which contains 3 pools: main pool, leisure pool with 55m water slide and a dedicated toddlers' pool.
Trowbridge Sports Centre (45 miles)
Shepton Mallet Outdoor Pool (46 miles)
Basingstoke Aquadrome (47 miles)
With pools, flumes, fully equipped clean family changing rooms, free parking, a lively fun atmosphere and cafe, this is a great day out for any active family.
Inspire Felpham (49 miles)
Leisure centre with a 25 metre x 8 Lane Main Pool, a Teaching Pool with Disabled Access, a Flume Ride, the Waterside Cafe, and Oscars Soft Play Area.
Greenbank Heated Outdoor Pool (50 miles)
Greenbank Heated Outdoor Pool
30x12m main Pool, semi-circular childrens Pool and separate Splash Area with fountains and water jets. Great idea if you're looking for great family days out in Somerset
Northcroft Leisure Centre and Lido (51 miles)
Arundel Lido (54 miles)
offers a 25m main outdoor pool, 5m splash pool with easy entry steps and link to main pool and large separate children's paddling pool.
The Aldershot Lido (57 miles)
The Aldershot Lido
With its flumes, diving boards and toddler paddling pool it is a great place to exhaust the children, have a picnic and soak up the sun
Oasis Leisure Centre (58 miles)
Oasis Leisure Centre
Indoor Lagoon themed swimming pool with pirate ship play feature for under 8s, 3 giant water slide, wave machine, watercannon and hydroslide.
Adventure Wonderland (4 miles)
If you're a would-be Pirate, an intrepid Explorer, a Mad Hatter or just a plain old fashioned Fun Lover, then you and your family have got a real treat in store at this all inclusive theme park!
Oceanarium (4 miles)
- brings you face to face with marine life from the furthest reaches of the globe including clownfish, sea turtles, sharks and stingrays.
Monkey World (19 miles)
is a 65-acre woodland park which is home to over 230 rescued and endangered apes and monkeys.
Kingston Maurward Gardens & Animal Park (27 miles)
Badger Watch Dorset (30 miles)
Badger Watch Dorset
An evening in the country the kids will never forget: their high quality hides have recorded a 100% sightings record over the last three years, so you are virtually guaranteed to see some of these wonderful creatures foraging...
Sea Life Adventure Park and Tower (30 miles)
Sea Life Adventure Park and Tower
Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park is an indoor and outdoor attraction, with an indoor ocean tunnel and other amazing sea life displays. There are rides, a Splash Zone and an interactive rock pool. We also have animal feeding...
Abbotsbury Swannery (35 miles)
This is the only place in the world where you are able to walk through the heart of a colony of nesting Mute Swans. The kids should take cameras and sketchbooks plus binoculars for elusive cygnets.
Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Rescue Centre (12 miles)
Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Rescue Centre
As well as the rescued wildlife enjoy a Go-Kart Arena, Mini Pedal Tractors, Straw Fun Barn, Wooden Play Area, Sand Pit, Children's Fair Ground Rides (in season), and Toddlers' Toy Area. New features include the zip...
Putlake Adventure Farm (13 miles)
Putlake Adventure Farm
30 acres of fun, lots of farm animals with feeding opportunities, 3 level indoor play centre, bouncy castles, trampolines, 9 hole crazy golf, pedal tractors and full size tractor trailer rides.
Farmer Palmers (13 miles)
Hands-on animal events, outdoor play, indoor soft play areas & toddler/baby facilities. Serving home cooked food in large restaurant, your children will have a fun day whatever the weather! - The best, value for money,...
Abbotsbury Childrens Farm (35 miles)
Abbotsbury Childrens Farm
Children can cuddle the guinea pigs, ride the ponies, race the tractors, play in the large undercover play area and bottle feed the baby goats. The baby goats also race around a track twice a day, after the race the children...
Bournemouth Aviation Museum (4 miles)
Bournemouth Aviation Museum
What kid wouldn't want to sit at the controls of a real aircraft - well here we have a fab lot of military and civilian planes. Loads of other flying exhibits including a collection of model aircraft and an area for picnics...
The Tank Museum (20 miles)
The Tank Museum
Houses the world's largest and finest collection of Armoured Fighting Vehicles from unique World War 1 tanks onwards. The Museum has a collection of almost 300 vehicles from over 26 countries.
Gold Hill Museum and Garden (26 miles)
Gold Hill Museum and Garden
Local life and history are portrayed here through artifacts, costume, photos, ceramics, tools, domestic items and the town’s first fire engine. Plus award winning garden.
Dorset Teddy Bear Museum (29 miles)
Dorset Teddy Bear Museum
The Dorset Teddy Bear Museum is Dorchester's
Unmissable family museum, with Edward Bear and his family of people-sized bears, in Teddy Bear House.
Dinosaur Museum (29 miles)
Britain's only museum solely devoted to dinosaurs and their fascinating world.Actual fossils, skeletons, and life size dinosaur reconstructions combine with audio visual, hands on, computer and CD-ROM displays to excite,...
Serendipity Sams Play and Party Centre (< 1 mile)
Serendipity Sams Play and Party Centre
Featuring a main frame with huge 4 lane astra slide into a ball pit, a spiral tube slide, aerial runway, tunnels, obstacles and more, plus a dedicated and enclosed under 4s area with more of the same standard, only smaller!
Lollipops Soft Play Cafe Bournemouth (5 miles)
Lollipops Soft Play Cafe Bournemouth
Is an indoor soft play area with outside space, located in a converted Church Hall, featuring 3 level play frame with Area reserved for Babies. Perfect for kids to play and parents to relax while enjoying our homemade food...
Giggles Play Centre (7 miles)
Giggles Play Centre
A great new children's indoor play centre with all pools, tunnels, slides, rope ladders, games and loads more
Lemur Landings (8 miles)
Giant soft play centre suitable for ages up to 11, including multi-level play frame, with dedicated areas for under 5s.
The Ark (8 miles)
Three levels of adventure play with slides, tunnels and interactive zones to run, jump and play on. Dedicated toddler and baby zone, plus ice skating and ice cream parlour elsewhere on site!
Crazy Monsters (19 miles)
RoSPA inspected adventure soft play facility, with masses of slick slides and great classic features, and a separate 2 tier toddler zone exclusive to 4 years and under with their own slide and ball pit.
Coolplay Indoor Soft Play Centre (27 miles)
Coolplay Indoor Soft Play Centre
Multi level adventure play frame inside; outside features include bouncy castle, trampolines, bungee run, sumo wrestling, gladiator duelling, pedal karts, inflatable assault course and ride on tractors.
Climb Aboard Indoor Play Centre (30 miles)
Climb Aboard Indoor Play Centre
3 Tier Adventure area - Baby and Toddler area - Parents and Tykes Play Area - Relaxed Cafe and Sofa Area. Suitable for under 10s.
Sharkys Play Zone (31 miles)
Sharkys Play Zone
4 level play frame with loads of features, laserzone maze and massive mini racing circuit!
Granby Fun Factory (32 miles)
Granby Fun Factory
Offers separate play area for toddlers and plenty of thrills for the bigger kids including Battle Cannons and Firing Zone, High Glide and 4 lane Astra Slide: exciting stuff!
Corfe Castle (14 miles)
Explore the ruins and enjoy regular costumed historical re-enactments. There is a family guide and a free children's quiz trail, plus extra activities laid on during the school holidays.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Water Parks near Christchurch with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.
Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed
So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in Dorset can enjoy the great day out as well.
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