20 Best Things To Do In Lyme Regis Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Lyme Regis

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 398 fun things to do in Lyme Regis for you and the family to discover, including museums and art galleries, indoor and soft play areas and tourist attractions. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 217 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Lyme Regis 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 Lyme Regis 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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Outside view of The Town Mill in Lyme Regis

The Town Mill

  • Lyme Regis
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The Town Mill is an ancient watermill that was rescued by volunteers through a ten year restoration project, which saved it from dereliction. Today,...

Lister Gardens Mini Golf

  • Lyme Regis
  • Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

Lister Gardens Mini Golf For the leisurely and casual golfer the newly refurbished 18 hole mini golf course in Lister Gardens provides a fun and acce...

Outside window at Lyme Regis Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

  • Lyme Regis
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Lyme Regis Museum stands in the heart of the town, just where the beautiful coastlines of Dorset and Devon meet on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage...

Family on Treasure Hunt Trail

Lyme Regis Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Lyme Regis
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Hands up - who here loves eye spy? Good, as the Lyme Regis Treasure Hunt Trail is all about spotting the unseen and using your eagle eyes, so ready,...

A girl showing her hands covered in sand

Lyme Regis Beach

  • Lyme Regis
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Lyme Regis’ harbour, also known as The Cobb, is a great place to head to for a fantastic day out. Set against the curved wall of the harbour, you can...

Mullet fish at Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium

Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium

  • Lyme Regis
  • Indoor
  • Aquariums

Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium is a small family run aquarium which prides itself on offering all visitors a truly interactive experience. In addition to...

People on RIB from Lyme Rib Rides in Lyme Regis

Lyme Rib Rides

  • Lyme Regis
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Take in a historic site of natural beauty - the Jurassic Coast - with Lyme Rib Rides. Rib is a sea term and stands for 'rigid inflatable boat'. The t...

Girl standing on a sandy beach

Charmouth Beach

  • Bridport
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Charmouth beach is a must-stop destination with the kids and comes with all the great things we all love about a trip to the beach. Lay down a blanke...

Woman weaving at Axminster Heritage Centre and Museum

Axminster Heritage Centre

  • Axminster
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Travel back in time at Axminster Museum, once a local police station and courthouse found right in the heart of the town. Peer inside the old police...

A toddler standing on a pebble beach

Seatown Beach

  • Bridport
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a great day out in the outdoors? Then look no further than Seatown Beach! This shingled beach is tucked away in the countryside, so you’l...

Kids feeding guinea pigs at Axe Valley Wildlife Park in Axminster

Axe Valley Wildlife Park5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Axminster
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Axe Valley Wildlife Park is East Devon’s ‘hidden gem’. Situated in the beautiful countryside of the Axe Valley, just a short distance from the Jurass...

Kids dressed as sea animals at Seaton Jurassic

Seaton Jurassic

  • Seaton
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Enter Seaton Jurassic and be thrust into an experience full of monsters, shipwrecks and ancient landscapes, as you explore what the Seaton coast was...

Mum with daughter on platform at Seaton Tramway

Seaton Tramway

  • Seaton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Seaton Tramway offer a fun day out for all the family, and a chance to step back in time when you ride one of the trams. They operate narrow gauge he...

Kids on soft play frame at Pecorama in Beer

Pecorama5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Beer
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Pecorama is one of East Devon's favourite tourist attractions, based in the village of Beer. A picturesque fishing village in the heart of Lyme Bay....

Families on miniature train at Beer Heights Light Railway in Seaton

Beer Heights Light Railway

  • Seaton
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Beer Heights Light Railway first opened to the public on the 14 July 1975, is considered by many to be the finest 7.25 inch gauge railway in Britain,...

Landscape at Burrow Farm Gardens in Axminster

Burrow Farm Gardens

  • Axminster
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Burrow Farm Gardens offer almost 10 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens that have been created from scratch over the last 50 years by the owner,...

Visitors exploring Beer Quarry Caves

Beer Quarry Caves

  • Beer
  • Indoor
  • Caves and Mines

Beer Quarry Caves is an attraction that links Westminster Abbey, Windsor Castle, and The Tower of London. Literally, without this location, all of th...

Outside view of Forde Abbey House and Gardens in Chard

Forde Abbey House and Gardens

  • Chard
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Forde Abbey Historical House and Gardens is a lovely working, family estate, with a number of features that offer an enjoyable day out for all ages....

Jurassic Fun Centre

Jurassic Fun Centre

  • Burton Bradstock
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Headed to the world famous Jurassic Coast? Enjoy a great family day out at the Jurassic Fun Centre: dive into the action at the indoor pools, or stay...

Deer at South West Deer Rescue in Crewkerne

South West Deer Rescue

  • Crewkerne
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

South West Deer Rescue is a dedicated non profit centre which offers a unique up close experience with 5 different species of wild and semi-wild deer...

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