Badger Watch Dorset (1 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 for food under the floodlights.
Coolplay Indoor Soft Play Centre (8 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.
Yeovil Railway Centre (8 miles)
Yeovil Railway Centre
Steam and diesel railway centre with visitor centre (and museum). Regular events where steam train rides and miniature railway rides are available and the turntable is demonstrated. Traditional family fun.
Athelhampton House and Gardens (9 miles)
Athelhampton House and Gardens
Stunning Tudor Great Hall and gallery with its own estate church and surrounding gardens with 9 metre tall pyramid yew trees, octagonal pond and lots of hidden corners to explore.
Ready2climb Adventure Zone (9 miles)
Ready2climb Adventure Zone
A range of activities on offer for children over 4, including rocking climbing, caving, inflatables and mini golf. Varied activities for young and older children.
The Tutankhamun Exhibition (9 miles)
The Tutankhamun Exhibition
Meticulously recreated chambers and treasures (plus the genuine articles too) provide a thrilling historical experience akin to discovering the tomb yourselves without the curses!
Dorset Teddy Bear Museum (9 miles)
Dorset Teddy Bear Museum
Visit Edward Bear and his family of people sized bears, in loveable Teddy Bear House! It's really just bears… but there are loads and loads of them!
The Keep Military Museum (9 miles)
The Keep Military Museum
Military Museum covering the history of the regiments of Devon and Dorset over three hundred years. A number of exhibits, including lots of medals and weapons. An excellent view from the top if you like heights
Dinosaur Museum (9 miles)
Britain's only museum solely devoted to dinosaurs and their fascinating world.Actual fossils, skeletons, and life size dinosaur reconstructions combine with hands onand multimedia displays to excite, enthral, and entertain the visitor.
Kingston Maurward Gardens & Animal Park (9 miles)
Kingston Maurward Gardens & Animal Park
Modest domestic animal park and pleasant gardens to keep your little ones busy while your big ones use the college Adventure Days to try archery, orienteering, high and low ropes courses, canoeing and kayaking!
Dorchester Borough Gardens (9 miles)
Dorchester Borough Gardens
Features fully enclosed play area which has facilities for all age groups including a summer splash pool! Other features include adult sized trim trail, tennis courts, ornate fountain and a cool sundial!
Borough Gardens (10 miles)
Well kept parkland with huge enclosed play area with facilities for all ages. There is also a splash pool, and a rather unusual sundial...
MFA Bowl Yeovil (10 miles)
MFA Bowl Yeovil
Kids love bowling, and if they are small or struggling they can use the ramp, light balls and gutter guards to give themselves the edge. Great family fun!
Dorchester Skatepark (10 miles)
Permanent concrete skatepark or BMX, scooter and inline skates as well as skateboards, with lots of features and set ups, creatively challenging to all riders whether novice or experienced.
Rug Ratz Indoor Play Centre (11 miles)
Rug Ratz Indoor Play Centre
With three separate play areas, babies, toddlers and bigger children can all play safely in their own designated play zones on mazes, slides, ropeways, ball pools and much more.
Pevlings Farm Riding and Livery Stables (12 miles)
Pevlings Farm Riding and Livery Stables
Approved and accredited Riding Stables offering riding lessons and a variety of activities for kids, pony days, pony club, jumping, hacking, pony care beginners welcome. Groups or individuals. Some adults catered for.
Jungle Jungle Indoor Play Centre (12 miles)
Jungle Jungle Indoor Play Centre
Enjoy the challenges of a specifically designed indoor adventure land where even the youngest can explore in a safe and secure environment. Great intermediate zone for adventurous toddlers.
Climb Aboard Indoor Play Centre (12 miles)
Climb Aboard Indoor Play Centre
3 Tier Adventure area plus Baby and Toddler area, Parents and Tykes Play Area, Sensory Room and Relaxed Cafe and Sofa Area. Suitable for under 10s.
Dorset Snowsport Centre (12 miles)
Dorset Snowsport Centre
The slope is 110m and includes a 'Big Kicker', tabletop jumps, rainbow and straight rails plus a quarter pipe! Ringo sessions also available for over 8s, plus swiss bobs and sledges for over 3s!
Blandford Leisure Centre (13 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.
Montacute TV Radio Toy Museum (13 miles)
Montacute TV Radio Toy Museum
Be amazed by this huge fun collection! See nostalgic vintage radios and TVs, enjoy your favourite programmes through TV and radio related toys, books, games full size characters and more: a wonderful experience for all the family!
Montacute House (13 miles)
Stunning Elizabethan mansion surrounded by beautiful grounds. Explore the house and gallery, beautiful gardens and parkland with free guided tour. Live horsemanship demonstrations in the summer holidays!
Crazy Monsters (13 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.
Fleet Air Arm Museum (14 miles)
Fleet Air Arm Museum
The 2nd largest naval aviation museum in the world has 4 Exhibition halls, over 90 aircraft, plus thousands of artefacts to discover, plus ‘The Aircraft Carrier Experience’ to enjoy. Exciting family activities and events held throughout the year.
Abbotsbury Playground (14 miles)
Free playground with great equipment and lots of space, which is run, insured and maintained by local volunteers!
Haynes International Motor Museum (14 miles)
Haynes International Motor Museum
UK's largest exhibition of the greatest cars from around the world. A living and working museum, with over 400 amazing cars and bikes from nostalgic classics of the 50's and 60's, glorious Bentleys and Rolls Royces to exciting super cars of today, like the Jaguar XJ220.
Abbotsbury Childrens Farm (14 miles)
Abbotsbury Childrens Farm
A family friendly farm with an undercover play area and plenty of friendly animals to meet, feed and cuddle, including guinea pigs, lambs, goats and more! Tractor races and Pony rides to enjoy plus a new water play area! And they do Birthday parties too.
Abbotsbury Swannery (14 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. It's also been used as a location for Harry Potter filming!
The Tank Museum (14 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.
SandWorld Sand Sculpture Park (15 miles)
SandWorld Sand Sculpture Park
A unique art gallery with a difference, relaxed, safe giant sandpit for families to get involved using all the tools at hand to create their own masterpiece. All under cover. Best of British theme for 2015!
Crewkerne and District Museum (15 miles)
Crewkerne and District Museum
Come and discover various aspects of the history of Crewkerne and the local area. Visit Bryant’s Bakery, a traditional kitchen, and a prisoner in his cell. Quizzes available for the kids, and they get in for free!
Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens (15 miles)
Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens
Beautiful and historic gardens with charming features to appeal to kids, like a play area, bridged waterways, sculpture trail and a secret walk! Dogs on leads welcome.
Monkey World (15 miles)
is a 65 acre woodland park which is home to over 230 rescued and endangered apes and monkeys.
Sea Life Adventure Park and Tower (16 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 sessions and a water park play area.
Pirate Adventure Golf (16 miles)
Pirate Adventure Golf
Climb aboad for 18 holes of swash buckling fun!! Great crazy golf with a pirate theme.
Gold Hill Museum and Garden (16 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.
The Weymouth 4 Kids Treasure Trail (16 miles)
The Weymouth 4 Kids Treasure Trail
There are clues for all the family to solve as you explore Weymouth seafront on this self-guided treasure hunt themed Treasure Trail. See the sights as you follow the directions and uncover where the long lost treasure is!
Blooming Kids (16 miles)
is a creative, exciting indoor and outdoor play activity centre aimed at under 5s. They play in a safe and fun environment whilst you relax.
Quasar Weymouth (16 miles)
Step into the atmospheric gaming arena and ready your infra red phasor gun for a game of next generation hide and seek! Immersive special effects but zero contact.
Weymouth Beach (16 miles)
Safe swimming and soft golden sand make this a great beach for a traditional dig and paddle visit. Pay and play entertainment include trampolines, mini golf and pedalo hire from the promenade.
Granby Fun Factory (16 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!
MFA Bowl Weymouth (17 miles)
MFA Bowl Weymouth
Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Sharkys Play Zone (17 miles)
Sharkys Play Zone
4 level play frame with loads of features, laserzone maze and massive mini racing circuit!
Nothe Fort (17 miles)
A thrilling labyrinth of underground passageways and outdoor areas with stunning views of the Jurassic Coast. Constructed on three levels accessed by lift, the Fort is filled with displays, mammoth guns and cinema areas that chart the history of this large and magnificent Victorian structure.
Lulworth Equestrian Centre (17 miles)
Lulworth Equestrian Centre
BHS approved facility offering lessons for 4 years plus, largely off road hacking and cross country route with varying jumps.
Larmer Tree Gardens (18 miles)
Larmer Tree Gardens
Beautifully landscaped grounds well described as an extraordinary example of Victorian extravagance. Extensive gardens with Fairy Door Trail to get kids; imaginations going.
Farmer Palmers (18 miles)
Hands-on animal events, outdoor play, indoor soft play areas plus toddler and baby facilities. Serving home cooked food in large restaurant, your children will have a fun day whatever the weather!
Durdle Door Beach (18 miles)
Durdle Door Beach
Grand and famous landscape with sandy beach and acceptable swimming though no lifeguard cover.
Stourhead (19 miles)
World famous 18th-century landscape garden, magnificent lake shimmering with reflections of classical temples, mystical grottoes and rare and exotic trees. Families can collect tracker packs to make it more fun for the kids, too.
Safari Tots (19 miles)
Soft play frame with many features including whizz slide, crawl tube and spinning discs. Also has a dedicated toddler version and a baby arena. Outdoor area open in summer months with games, picnic tables and bouncy castle.
Thanks for all the great things to do in Cosmore 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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