Sharkys Play Zone (< 1 mile)
Sharkys Play Zone
4 level play frame with loads of features, laserzone maze and massive mini racing circuit!
Nothe Fort (< 1 mile)
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.
Weymouth Beach (< 1 mile)
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.
Lakeside SuperBowl Weymouth (< 1 mile)
Blooming Kids (< 1 mile)
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 Seafront 4 Kids (< 1 mile)
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.
Pirate Adventure Golf (1 miles)
Pirate Adventure Golf
Climb aboad for 18 holes of swash-buckling fun!! Great crazy golf with a pirate theme
Sea Life Adventure Park and Tower (1 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.
Granby Fun Factory (2 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!
SandWorld Sand Sculpture Park (2 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!
Portland Castle (3 miles)
The history of this fortress, which overlooks Portland harbour, is diverse and fascinating.
Rosewall Equestrian (4 miles)
BHS approved facility offering lessons, disability support and recognised Pony Club.
Easton Gardens (5 miles)
Green Flag Awarded park with play and picnic areas, and plenty of attractive space to run about in. Pushchair accessible throughout.
Abbotsbury Swannery (6 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.
Abbotsbury Childrens Farm (6 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.
Dorchester Skatepark (7 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.
Borough Gardens (7 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...
Dorchester Borough Gardens (7 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.
Dinosaur Museum (7 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.
Dorset Teddy Bear Museum (7 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.
Abbotsbury Playground (8 miles)
Free playground with great equipment and lots of space, which is run, insured and maintained by local volunteers!
Dorset Snowsport Centre (8 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!
Kingston Maurward Gardens & Animal Park (8 miles)
Zorbing South (8 miles)
- is an adrenaline pumping activity set in the heart of Thomas Hardy country, nr Dorchester.
Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery (11 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.
Lulworth Equestrian Centre (11 miles)
Lulworth Equestrian Centre
BHS approved facility offering lessons for 4 years plus, largely off road hacking and cross country route with varying jumps.
The Tank Museum (11 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.
Durdle Door Beach (11 miles)
Durdle Door Beach
Grand and famous landscape with sandy beach and acceptable swimming though no lifeguard cover.
Monkey World (12 miles)
is a 65-acre woodland park which is home to over 230 rescued and endangered apes and monkeys.
The Jurassic Fun Centre (14 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 Blue Pool (16 miles)
The Blue Pool
retains miniscule, light diffracting particles of clay in the water, causing a spectrum of colour variations, sometimes from minute to minute. Now deep turquoise, now emerald green, the Pool is a constantly changing delight to the eye. Has tea rooms and museum - quite fascinating.
Badger Watch Dorset (16 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.
Wareham Boat Hire (16 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.
Corfe Castle (17 miles)
One of the most evocative ruined castles in England with over 1,000 years of turbulent history. Castle View visitor centre explores the lives (and deaths) of past residents - the Swanage Railway operates a steam train service to Corfe Castle
Corfe Castle Model Village (17 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.
Farmer Palmers (18 miles)
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
Putlake Adventure Farm (20 miles)
Putlake Adventure Farm
30 acres of fun, lots of farm animals with feeding opportunities, 3 level indoor play centre, bouncy castles, trampolines, 9 hole crazy golf, pedal tractors and full size tractor trailer rides.
Upton Country Park (21 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.
Blandford Leisure Centre (21 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.
Swanage Railway (22 miles)
Visitors can experience a unique journey through six miles of beautiful scenery passing the magnificent ruins of Corfe Castle.
Sandbanks Beach (22 miles)
Regular Blue Flag award winner with literally everything you could want for a family beach day.
Studland Beach and Nature Reserve (22 miles)
Coolplay Indoor Soft Play Centre (22 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.
Swanage Beach (22 miles)
This Blue Flag awarded bay is normally calm and sheltered and good for swimming, sailing and scuba diving.
Ollies Playland (22 miles)
Award winning indoor play centre for children aged up to 11.
The Dolphin Swimming Pool (22 miles)
The Dolphin Swimming Pool
Offers standard and teaching swimming facilities plus diving pool with 1m and 3m springboards and a 5m platform.
Poole Pottery and Factory Outlet (22 miles)
Brownsea Island (22 miles)
A peaceful island of woodland, wetland and heath with a rich diversity of wildlife for you to visit.
Crazy Monsters (22 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.
Lyme Regis Museum (23 miles)
Lyme Regis Museum
is a family oriented museum on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast offering frequent fossil hunting walks, family fun days, quizzes, dressing up and lots more for all ages. Come and see the Lyme Bay Ichthyosaur, learn about Mary Anning’ s fossil hunting prowess and William Buckland’s dinosaur pooh table.
Thanks for all the great things to do in Weymouth 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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