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 hauled train rides, a minature railway, vistor centre/museum and much more! A great visit for train enthusiasts and the like.
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!
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
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!
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!
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 audio visual, hands on, computer and CD-ROM displays to excite, enthral, and entertain the visitor.
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...
1st Bowl Yeovil (10 miles)
1st Bowl Yeovil
Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. 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.
Zorbing South (10 miles)
- is an adrenaline pumping activity set in the heart of Thomas Hardy country, nr Dorchester.
Gartell Light Railway (10 miles)
Gartell Light Railway
Step back in time to a more leisurely age and ride through the beautiful Blackmore Vale countryside along the route of the old Somerset and Dorset Railway.
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.
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.
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
- representing the flying arm of the Royal Navy. With four exhibition halls, over ninety aircraft and over 2 million records and 30 thousand artefacts the Museum is the world's second largest naval aviation Museum.
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, and they do Birthday parties too.
Pippin Equestrian (14 miles)
BHS approved facility offering lessons from tots upward, hacks, menage and short cross country route plus Pony Club.
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.
Abbotsbury Swannery (15 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.
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. NEW FOR 2013: SCIENCE FICTION SCULPTURES incl. Dr Who, Star Wars, Star Trek and The Avengers!
Crewkerne and District Museum (15 miles)
Monkey World (15 miles)
is a 65-acre woodland park which is home to over 230 rescued and endangered apes and monkeys.
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.
Rosewall Equestrian (15 miles)
BHS approved facility offering lessons, disability support and recognised Pony Club.
Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery (15 miles)
Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery
Among the spectacular collection are archaeological finds, fine and decorative arts and natural history specimens representing Gloucesterâs rich heritage.
Isle of Purbeck Aquarium (15 miles)
Isle of Purbeck Aquarium
Essentially a sales aquarium but is still worth a visit with younger children who will particularly enjoy the seahorse display tanks. Serious supervision required.
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 Jurassic Fun Centre (16 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 from 20th July until 1st September 2013
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.
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!
Lakeside SuperBowl Weymouth (17 miles)
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.
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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