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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Ferndown, Dorset

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 521 fun things to do in Ferndown for you and the family to discover, including museums and art galleries, tourist attractions and indoor and soft play areas. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 309 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Ferndown day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Ferndown with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

For teachers planning the next class trip, many places are educational and suitable for all ages, from babies and toddlers to teens. Never be stuck for what to do with the kids again!

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Go Ape Moors Valley

  • Ringwood
  • Outdoor
  • High Ropes Courses

Fancy an aerial adventure your kids will talk about for years to come? Head out to Go Ape Moors Valley - with 1,000m of high ropes and a quadruple se...

Mr Mulligan's Bournemouth

  • Bournemouth
  • Indoor
  • Crazy Golf

One course of fantastic mini golf isn’t enough? Head to Mr Mulligan’s Bournemouth for a fantastic out of this world crazy golf experience, including...

Adventure Wonderland3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(3)

  • Christchurch
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

Take a trip around the world and into your imagination even, at Adventure Wonderland. Wild settings and over 30 rides will have your family dashing t...

Bournemouth Aviation Museum

  • Christchurch
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

What kid wouldn't want to sit at the controls of a real aircraft? Well here, there is a fab lot of military and civilian planes. Loads of other flyin...

Snowtrax

  • Christchurch
  • Outdoor
  • Skiing and Snowboarding

With so much to offer,, Snowtrax is not just an outdoor Ski Slope with dedicated Ski and Snowboard tuition. When combined with a fantastic Alpine Adv...

Giggles 4 Kids!4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Bournemouth
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Giggle away, and let the kids play at Giggles 4 Kids, Dorset. Let the laughter loose at a soft play centre perfect for young children. The soft play...

Slades Farm Skate Park

  • Bournemouth
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Slades Farm Skate Park is a family skate park for in blading, roller skating and BMXing! It's unsupervised so be sure to keep an eye on them and also...

South Coast Karting

  • Ringwood
  • Outdoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

Go along for the ride at South Coast Karting, Hampshire. Let your kids be speedsters for the day at a professional race course designed by racers for...



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Dreamboats

  • Wimborne Minster
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Get back to nature with Dreamboats , and hire a boat to take you and your family up the River Stour. Get closer to nature in a traditional rowing boa...

Moors Valley Country Park

  • Ringwood
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Moors Valley Country Park has miles of fantastic walking and cycling trails, including the kids’ favourite A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon Glow...

Model Town at Wimborne Minster3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Wimborne Minster
  • Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Wimborne Minster Model Town was built well over 50 years ago and the superb 1/10th scale models continue to surprise and amaze visitors from all over...

StreetLight Centre

  • Wimborne Minster
  • Indoor
  • Activity Centres

StreetLight Centre Streetlight's skate park is 2500 sq foot in size, squeezed into a renovated warehouse just outside of Wimborne. With so many diffe...

Splashdown4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Poole
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Water Parks

All kids love a good waterpark! And at Splashdown, you don’t need to wait for good weather to make the most of the rides! This all action waterpark h...

Hollywood Bowl Poole Tower Park

  • Poole
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Take your gang for a spin down the lanes at Hollywood Bowl Poole Tower Park. Tenpin bowling comes served with arcade games, yummy burgers and a certa...

Lemur Landings

  • Poole
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Lemur Landings Soft Play Centre (formerly Monkey Bizness) a leaping, learning adventureland for your little lemurs! Giant soft play centre suitable f...

Cineworld Poole

  • Poole
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Treat yourself to a cinematic adventure; thrills, action, romance, or laughs - it's all in store at Cineworld Poole. Share the magic of the big scree...

Mighty Claws Adventure Golf

  • Bournemouth
  • Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

If your little explorers like their dinosaurs with a side order of golf, Mighty Claws Adventure Golf is just the place! If you dare, venture deep int...

Littledown Miniature Railway

  • Bournemouth
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Visitors are welcome on running days to come and experience the Littledown Miniature Railway, situated to the rear of the Littledown Centre. They are...

ALTITUDE High Ropes Adventure

  • Bournemouth
  • Outdoor
  • High Ropes Courses

Looking for an outdoor activity for the whole family? Face the heights of the ALTITUDE High Ropes Adventure course in Bournemouth and take on 5 diffe...

Littledown Centre

  • Bournemouth
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Set in 47 acres of parkland with its own high ropes adventure complex, a well-equipped gym, pool and refurbished spa area Littledown Centre is a luxu...

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