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.
Clay Pigeon Kart Raceway (5 miles)
Clay Pigeon Kart Raceway
This is a family friendly outdoor circuit with an overall length of 815 metres. The minimum age for drivers is 8 years old.
Coolplay Indoor Soft Play Centre (8 miles)
Coolplay Indoor Soft Play Centre
The best place in North Dorset for kids to find new friends, meet their mates from school, burn off that pent up energy, get rid of the boredom blues and play with fun stuff in a safe environment.
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.
Dorset Teddy Bear Museum (9 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 (9 miles)
The Dinosaur Museum in Dorchester is unique - it is Britain's only museum solely devoted to dinosaurs and their fascinating world. It was recently voted Dorset's Family Attraction of the Year.
Kingston Maurward Gardens & Animal Park (9 miles)
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 outdoor fitness equipment, tennis courts, ornate fountain and 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. The multi level areas are packed with mazes, slides, ropeways, ball pools and much, much more.
Jungle Jungle Indoor Play Centre (12 miles)
Jungle Jungle Indoor Play Centre
The wildest indoor adventure land for all explorers! Enjoy the challenges of an indoor adventure-land. Jungle Jungle’s specifically designed playground means that even the youngest can explore in a safe and secure environment.
Climb Aboard Indoor Play Centre (12 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.
Dorset Snowsport Centre (12 miles)
Dorset Snowsport Centre
Set in acres of woodland at Warmwell Holiday Park, it boasts one of the UK's top ski and snowboard slopes. The slope is 110m and includes a 'Big Kicker', tabletop jumps, rainbow & straight rails and quarter pipe. Ringo sessions also available!
Blandford Leisure Centre (13 miles)
Blandford Leisure Centre
Fantastic fun for all the family. Water cannons, bubble bath, and the waterslide are just some of the exciting water features in the swimming pools during our Water Wonderland Sessions. See inside for times and website.
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!
Crazy Monsters (13 miles)
RoSPA inspected adventure soft play facility, with masses of slick slides and great classic features, and a separate two 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.
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.
Phafal's Dizzy Bugs Play (14 miles)
The Tank Museum (14 miles)
The Tank Museum
The Tank Museum in Bovington Dorset houses
the world's largest and finest collection of Armoured Fighting Vehicles from unique World War 1 tanks to the latest main battle tank of the British Army - Challenger. The Museum has a collection of almost 300 vehicles from over 26 countries.
Pippin Equestrian (14 miles)
BHS approved facility offering lessons from tots upward, hacks, menage and short cross country route plus Pony Club.
Royal Signals Museum (15 miles)
Royal Signals Museum
It is the national museum of Army communications and the exhibits and displays show the part that communications have played in the many wars and campaigns of the last 150 years.
Abbotsbury Childrens Farm (15 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 are invited to take a goat for a warm down walk on a lead.
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.
Rosewall Equestrian (15 miles)
BHS approved facility offering lessons, disability support and recognised Pony Club.
Isle of Purbeck Aquarium (15 miles)
Isle of Purbeck Aquarium
Our informative displays feature aquatic stars of the world famous Jurassic coastal waters and stunning River Frome. Newest feature is the Seahorse Display Centre.
Seahorses are among the exotic and fascinating creatures from other lands you can also see in our beautiful aquariums.
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 Gloucester’s rich heritage.
Sea Life Adventure Park and Tower (16 miles)
Sea Life Adventure Park and Tower
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
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.
Weymouth Seafront 4 Kids (16 miles)
Weymouth Seafront 4 Kids
Is a Treasure Hunt Trail written especially for kids and takes them all along the lovely Weymouth seafront recently updated for the 2012 Olympics, with lots of fun things to do along the beach while solving the clues.
Blooming Kids (16 miles)
Blooming Kids! 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.
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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