Best Children's Farms In Dorset

We've rounded up the best children's farms in Dorset in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 26 Dorset children's farms to pick from. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the children's farms we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Kingston Maurward Gardens & Animal Park2 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Dorchester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Even wet weather cannot detract from the beautiful grounds and lake at Kingston Maurward Gardens and Animal Park. This family friendly day out is ide...

Farmer Palmers5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Poole
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Once in Farmer Palmers Farm Park, Straw Mountain greets you with slides and tunnels ideal for the adventurous and climbing child. Included in the und...

Putlake Adventure Farm

  • Swanage
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Children aged under 10 years will love Putlake Adventure Farm. It is a real working farm, with animals, tractor rides, outdoor play equipment, pedal...

Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Rescue Centre4.5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Verwood
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Rescue Centre is not just about heavy horses: they also have pygmy goats, kune-kune pigs, Inuit snow dogs and more besides. D...

Hope Nature Centre

  • Trowbridge
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Fancy a peaceful escape to nature for your next family day out? Set within the stunning Southwick Country Park, the 15-acre Hope Nature Centre is the...

River Bourne Community Farm

  • Salisbury
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

River Bourne Community Farm is a great opportunity to see a working farm and purchase the produce from the farm shop. Education plays a large part in...

Ferne Animal Sanctuary

  • Chard
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

For all animal-loving families head off to Ferne Animal Sanctuary for a day of animal adventure. Beginning life as a short-term refuge for animals du...

Goodall's Strawberries

  • Lymington
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Get ready for a delicious family day out in the world of strawberries! Goodall's Strawberries is a wonderful PYO farm in Lymington with over 100 year...

Longdown Activity Farm

  • Ashurst
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Get ready to get your hands dirty as you become a real farmer at Longdown Activity Farm! This lovely family-run farm has everything you need to have...

Cowtastic Farm Park and Playbarn

  • Bath
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Cowtastic Playbarn at Farrington's Farm offers a fun-filled day out, no matter the weather.  Explore a 6000+ sq.ft. indoor play barn, featuring skywa...

Cholderton Charlies Farm

  • Salisbury
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Cholderton Charlie's is a Rare Breed Survival Trust (RBST) registered Rare Breeds Farm, and is part of the Cholderton Rare Breeds Farm Park experienc...

Tapnell Farm Park

  • Yarmouth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Fancy awesome all-weather entertainment and cuddly animals to the backdrop of stunning Isle of Wight scenery? Visit Tapnell Farm Park for a full day...

West Wight Alpacas

  • Wellow
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Come along to West Wight Alpacas and enjoy a close encounter with these lovable animals. They adore these animals so much and they are sure you will...

Bath City Farm

  • Bath
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Bath City Farm is a family friendly 37 acre farm that predates the Doomsday Book! There is plenty to see and do, with many animals, plus a seasonal c...

Chew Valley Animal Park

  • Bristol
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Come and visit a farm with so many animals that it’s a fully licensed zoo. Saunter through the Somerset countryside where your family will surprising...

Avon Valley Adventure Wildlife Park4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Bristol
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Set in beautiful countryside, Avon Valley Adventure Wildlife Park is where nature, adventure and education all come together! Wandering through the p...

Hartcliffe Farm

  • Bristol
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Hartcliffe Farm is a small, free, city farm in Bristol with farm animals to meet, an aviary plus a kiddies corner for younger children to play. The s...

Manor Farm and Country Park

  • Southampton
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Being outdoors is known to be good for the soul, which is just one of many reasons to visit Manor Farm and Country Park. This historic farm has a Vic...

Court Farm Country Park5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Weston-Super-Mare
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Court Farm Country Park is Somerset’s top, award winning farm attractions. Kids can meet some of their favourite animals or ride a tractor around the...

Animal Farm Adventure Park1 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Burnham-on-Sea
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

The key attraction apart from the animals has to be the all-weather play barn which attracts many local families and holiday makers, giving children...

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