If you know any other great things to do in Steeple for kids not listed on DAYoutWITHtheKIDS - please get in contact - so we can add them to the site and share the fun places to go with other children - thanks a lot
Family Days Out near to Steeple
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The Blue Pool (2 miles)
Wareham
The Blue Pool Amazing natural water feature with turquoise colouring, plus estate to explore with 3 playgrounds and a squirrel sculpture trail. Kids will also love the Wareham Bears collection.
Corfe 4 Kids Treasure Hunt Trail (3 miles)
Corfe
Corfe 4 Kids Treasure Hunt Trail Discover the amazing ruins of the Castle while solving the clues around Corfe in this special children’s specific Treasure Hunt Trail.
Corfe Castle (3 miles)
Wareham
Corfe Castle 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.
Corfe Castle Model Village (3 miles)
Waream
Corfe Castle Model Village Visit us and see what the castle and village would have looked like before its destruction by Cromwell’s troops in 1646. Set in an acre of landscaped gardens, we are the ideal place for a lazy few hours for both young and old alike.
Wareham Boat Hire (4 miles)
Wareham
Wareham Boat Hire is a boat hire company offering Motor Boats, Kayaks, Canoes, Paddle Boards and Rowing Boats for hire on the beautiful River Frome from Wareham. We also offer BCU courses, paddle power, cruises and boat trips.
Durdle Door Beach (4 miles)
West Lulworth
Durdle Door Beach Grand and famous landscape with sandy beach and acceptable swimming though no lifeguard cover.
Lulworth Equestrian Centre (5 miles)
Wareham
Lulworth Equestrian Centre BHS approved facility offering lessons for 4 years plus, largely off road hacking and cross country route with varying jumps.
Putlake Adventure Farm (6 miles)
Swanage
Putlake Adventure Farm 30 acres of fun, lots of farm animals with feeding opportunities, 3 level indoor soft play centre, bouncy castles, trampolines, outdoor play area with sandpits, pedal go karts, pedal tractors and full size tractor trailer rides.
Isle of Purbeck Aquarium (6 miles)
Wool
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.
Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery (6 miles)
Gloucester
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.
Monkey World (6 miles)
Wareham
Monkey World is a 65-acre woodland park which is home to over 230 rescued and endangered apes and monkeys.
The Tank Museum (7 miles)
Bovington
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.
Swanage Railway (7 miles)
Swanage
Swanage Railway Visitors can experience a unique journey through six miles of beautiful scenery passing the magnificent ruins of Corfe Castle.
Studland Beach and Nature Reserve (7 miles)
Swanage
Studland Beach and Nature Reserve The inspiration for Noddy's Toytown, this is a beautiful four mile stretch of soft sand with gently shelving bathing waters.
Farmer Palmers (7 miles)
Poole
Farmer Palmers 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, visitor attraction for children 8yrs and under
Swanage Beach (7 miles)
Swanage
Swanage Beach This Blue Flag awarded bay is normally calm and sheltered and good for swimming, sailing and scuba diving.
Poole Museum and Scaplens Court museum (8 miles)
Poole
Poole Museum and Scaplens Court museum Free museum and interactive trail to experience the heritage and environment of the area. Access to Scaplen’s Court Museum and Herb garden late May to December
Sandbanks Beach (8 miles)
Poole
Sandbanks Beach Regular Blue Flag award winner with literally everything you could want for a family beach day, amenities and amusements, activities and hire equipment.
Brownsea Island (8 miles)
Poole Harbour
Brownsea Island A peaceful island of woodland, wetland and heath with a rich diversity of wildlife for you to visit.
Bowlplex Tower Park (8 miles)
Poole
Bowlplex Tower Park Family friendly tenpin bowling, with bumpers and ball ramps for the kids.
Poole Pottery and Factory Outlet (9 miles)
Poole
Poole Pottery and Factory Outlet Paint a Pot Ceramic cafe and pro shop with craft demonstrations.
The Dolphin Swimming Pool (9 miles)
Poole
The Dolphin Swimming Pool Offers standard and teaching swimming facilities plus diving pool with 1m and 3m springboards and a 5m platform.
Upton Country Park (9 miles)
Poole
Upton Country Park There are tree, nature and orienteering trails, plus harbourside bird hide, Segway Trail and a water feature which children are welcome to play in.
The Big Canoe (9 miles)
Poole Harbour
The Big Canoe is an opportunity for families with children to explore the coastal waters of Poole Harbour and Brownsea Island paddling a huge Open Canadian Canoe.
Sandbanks Crazy Golf (9 miles)
Poole
Sandbanks Crazy Golf 18 very challenging holes to entertain and frustrate you, but every hole has been holed in one at one time or another. Suitable for anyone with the patience from aged 3 to 103!
The Ark (9 miles)
Poole
The Ark 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!
The Ark (9 miles)
Poole
The Ark Year round real ice skating facility, welcoming families and beginners of all ages with skate aids available. Plus multi level soft play adventure zone and ice cream parlour elsewhere on site!
Gus Gorillas Jungle Playground (9 miles)
Poole
Gus Gorillas Jungle Playground Multi level play area within entertainment centre.
Whitecliff Play Area (9 miles)
Poole
Whitecliff Play Area Features the 6m high Multi Activity Tower, boasting three slides of different lengths, two ravine bridges and a long plank bridge plus rope ladder, vertical scramble net, an arched climber, fireman's poles and play panels.
Prevail Skatehouse (10 miles)
Poole
Prevail Skatehouse Equipment includes a street section, bowls, banks and extensions, verts, handrails with and without euro gaps, and a jumpbox section too.
Dorset Snowsport Centre (10 miles)
Weymouth
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!
Splashdown (11 miles)
Poole
Splashdown 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 river ride for Mum. It's non-stop!
Lemur Landings (11 miles)
Poole
Lemur Landings Giant soft play centre suitable for ages up to 11, including multi level play frame, with dedicated areas for under 5s.
Rosewall Equestrian (11 miles)
Weymouth
Rosewall Equestrian BHS approved facility offering lessons, disability support and recognised Pony Club.
Bournemouth Alum Chine (11 miles)
Bournemouth
Bournemouth Alum Chine Blue and Green Flag awarded sandy beach with very safe swimming and pirate themed adventure playground.
Lollipops Soft Play Cafe Bournemouth (12 miles)
Bournemouth
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 and Italian Coffee.
Curious About Bournemouth (12 miles)
Bournemouth
Curious About Bournemouth is a unique experience, two treasure hunt style walks of discovery to keep the whole family intrigued and amused. Answer clues and match pictures, whilst reading stories about this fabulous seaside resort. Buy or download the booklet then explore in your own time.
Athelhampton House and Gardens (12 miles)
Dorchester
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.
Bournemouth Eye (12 miles)
Bournemouth
Bournemouth Eye Riders will be enchanted with a spectacular panoramic view of the English Channel and surrounding area for up to 20 miles from the highest public observation point in Bournemouth.
RockReef (12 miles)
Bournemouth
RockReef Amazing indoor adventures starting at 5 years old, and including Clip and Climb challenges, Vertical Drop Slide, Leap of Faith feature, Highline Aerial Obstacle Course, Pier Cave tours and the awesome Pier Zip: a dual racing zipline from the pier to the beach!
Oceanarium (12 miles)
Bournemouth
Oceanarium brings you face to face with marine life from the furthest reaches of the globe including clownfish, sea turtles, sharks and stingrays.
Giggles Play Centre (12 miles)
Bournemouth
Giggles Play Centre A great new children's indoor play centre with all pools, tunnels, slides, rope ladders, games and loads more
Laser Quest Bournemouth (13 miles)
Bournemouth
Laser Quest Bournemouth This bruiseless shoot 'em up experience is exhilarating and immersive with fun lurking around every corner. The ultimate in interactive entertainment!
Model Town at Wimborne Minster (13 miles)
Wimborne Minster
Model Town at Wimborne Minster 50 year old superbly maintained 1/10th scale model town set in award winning gardens. Explore using the free family worksheet, plus wendy house play area, giant chess, putting lawn and model railway.
Slades Farm Skate Park (13 miles)
Bournemouth
Slades Farm Skate Park Fringed by woodland nature trails this is a family skate park for in blading, roller skating and BMXing, plus a younger kids' swing park, play area and plenty of space.
Zorbing South (13 miles)
Dorchester
Zorbing South - is an adrenaline pumping activity set in the heart of Thomas Hardy country, nr Dorchester.
SandWorld Sand Sculpture Park (14 miles)
Weymouth
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!
Kingston Maurward Gardens & Animal Park (14 miles)
Dorchester
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!
Sea Life Adventure Park and Tower (14 miles)
Weymouth
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 (14 miles)
Weymouth
Pirate Adventure Golf Climb aboad for 18 holes of swash buckling fun!! Great crazy golf with a pirate theme.

Thanks for all the great things to do in Steeple 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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