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Things To Do & Days Out near Steeple
Kids Go Free with City Cruises Poole this summer!
The Blue Pool (2 miles)
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 Castle (3 miles)
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!
The Corfe 4 Kids Treasure Trail (3 miles)
The Corfe 4 Kids Treasure Trail Discover the amazing ruins of the castle while solving the clues around Corfe on this family friendly self-guided Treasure Trail adventure!
Corfe Castle Model Village (3 miles)
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 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)
Durdle Door Beach Grand and famous landscape with sandy beach and acceptable swimming though no lifeguard cover.
Lulworth Equestrian Centre (5 miles)
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 (5 miles)
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.
Monkey World (6 miles)
Monkey World is a 65 acre woodland park which is home to over 230 rescued and endangered apes and monkeys! Keeper talks, guided tours and information on conservation work too.
The Tank Museum (7 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.
Swanage Railway (7 miles)
Swanage Railway Experience a unique journey through 6 miles of beautiful scenery, passing the magnificent ruins of Corfe Castle, to the beach at Swanage. 4 stations to visit, with museums to discover, plus a great variety of local and Railway events.
Studland Beach and Nature Reserve (7 miles)
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.
Swanage Beach (7 miles)
Swanage Beach This Blue Flag awarded bay is normally calm and sheltered and good for swimming, sailing and scuba diving.
Farmer Palmers (7 miles)
Farmer Palmers 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!
Brownsea Island (8 miles)
Brownsea Island A peaceful island of woodland, wetland and heath with a rich diversity of wildlife for you to visit. Visitor Centre full of history mystery, plus a number of great trails to follow.
Poole Museum and Scaplens Court museum (8 miles)
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
Poole Pottery (8 miles)
Poole Pottery Watch the Master potter at work, browse the artistic creations and then try your own hand at the pot biz! A pleasing stop for creative types especially if you're as happy looking as you are painting.
Sandbanks Beach (8 miles)
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.
Poole Harbour Cruises (8 miles)
Poole Harbour Cruises are the way to see the beautiful scenery of Dorset, and Poole's unusual harbour!
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.
Upton Country Park (9 miles)
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.
Sandbanks Crazy Golf (9 miles)
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 Poole Park (9 miles)
The Ark Poole Park is an all weather family fun day out! There's a fantastic play-frame with three levels of soft play, tunnels, slides and interactive zones including a dedicated toddler area. All year round ice rink and a scrumdiddlyumptious cafe, terrace and ice cream parlour to relax and unwind in.
The Ark (9 miles)
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)
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!
Whitecliff Play Area (9 miles)
Whitecliff Play Area Features the 6m high Multi Activity Tower, boasting slides, ravine bridges and a long plank bridge plus rope ladder, vertical scramble net, an arched climber, fireman's poles and play panels! With covered areas for attacks of British Summer, too.
Prevail Skatehouse (10 miles)
Prevail Skatehouse Equipment includes a street section, bowls, banks and extensions, verts, handrails with and without euro gaps, and a jumpbox section too.
Lemur Landings (11 miles)
Lemur Landings Giant soft play centre suitable for ages up to 11, including multi level play frame, with dedicated areas for under 5s.
Bowlplex Tower Park (11 miles)
Bowlplex Tower Park Truly family friendly tenpin bowling, with bumpers and ball ramps for the kids, disabled access and baby changing facilities. Older kids will love the Glow Bowl disco nights!
Splashdown (11 miles)
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!
Bowlplex Branksome (11 miles)
Bowlplex Branksome Enjoy either traditional tenpin or modern UV Glow Bowling! Plus play in the arcade with video gaming and pool tables, join a league and lounge in the sports bar.
Bournemouth Alum Chine (11 miles)
Bournemouth Alum Chine Blue and Green Flag awarded sandy beach with very safe swimming, kiddies' paddling pool with play pump and pirate themed adventure playground: yarr!
Lollipops Soft Play Cafe Bournemouth (12 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 and Italian Coffee.
Curious About Bournemouth (12 miles)
Curious About Bournemouth is a different way to explore Bournemouth. Two unique treasure hunt style walks of discovery to keep the kids intrigued and amused. Answer clues, match pictures, whilst reading stories about this fabulous seaside resort. Buy or instantly download the booklet then explore in your own time.
Athelhampton House and Gardens (12 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.
Oceanarium (12 miles)
Oceanarium brings you face to face with marine life from the furthest reaches of the globe including clownfish, sea turtles, sharks and stingrays.
Bournemouth Eye (12 miles)
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)
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!
Giggles Play Centre (12 miles)
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)
Laser Quest Bournemouth This bruiseless shoot 'em up experience is exhilarating and immersive with fun lurking around every corner. The ultimate in interactive entertainment! For over 6s, parents welcome to play too!
Model Town at Wimborne Minster (13 miles)
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.
Dreamboats (13 miles)
Dreamboats is perfect for a relaxing family day out along the River Stour.
Slades Farm Skate Park (13 miles)
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.
StreetLight Centre (13 miles)
StreetLight Centre With a great skate park for the over 6s and a cool little play area for under 3s this is the ideal spot for a split age family to keep everyone happy, including you!
Boscombe Chine Gardens Minigolf (14 miles)
Boscombe Chine Gardens Minigolf offering 18 holes of serious mini golf, to show off your skills without the frills. One for those who enjoy the game rather than all the fuss that often goes with it!
SandWorld Sand Sculpture Park (14 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!
Kingston Maurward Gardens & Animal Park (14 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!
Sea Life Adventure Park and Tower (14 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 (14 miles)
Pirate Adventure Golf Climb aboad for 18 holes of swash buckling fun!! Great crazy golf with a pirate theme.
Nothe Fort (15 miles)
Nothe Fort 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.