20 Best Days Out In Dorset For Older Children Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Days Out In Dorset For Older Children

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Outside view of Athelhampton House and Gardens in Dorchester

Athelhampton House and Gardens

  • Dorchester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Athelhampton House and Gardens is a 15th century house with beautiful grounds, dating back to 1891. The Great Hall of this house, built in 1485 would...

Mr Mulligan's Bournemouth

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...

Badger at Badger Watch Dorset

Badger Watch Dorset

  • Dorchester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

From the professionally crafted hides, thrill at the sight of badgers emerging from their setts and foraging for food! The area is floodlit for perfe...

Kids in swimming pool at Blandford Leisure Centre in Blandford Forum

Blandford Leisure Centre

  • Blandford Forum
  • Outdoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Hours spent splashing around in water are a favourite family pastime. Dive on in, soak those toes and allow your little ones to get lost in the world...

Indoor soft play frame at Coolplay Indoor Soft Play Centre in Sturminster Newton

Coolplay Indoor Soft Play Centre

  • Sturminster Newton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Get out of the cold and into the freezing at Coolplay Indoor Soft Play Centre! Take your kids to a soft play set in the icy outdoors, but don’t worry...

Outside view of Kingston Maurward Gardens & Animal Park in Dorchester

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...

Peppa Pig, Wizard and Crocodile at Crazy Monsters in Blandford

Crazy Monsters4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Blandford Forum
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Crazy Monsters is North Dorset's largest indoor soft play area so you can let your little monsters go wild! They are a RoSPA inspected location and a...

Family at The Tank Museum in Bovington Camp

The Tank Museum

  • Bovington Camp
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

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 t...

Monkeys on trees at Monkey World in Wareham

Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(3)

  • Wareham
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Apes are beautiful, intelligent creatures that deserve a safe home, which is exactly what they get at Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre . There are mo...

Bear mascot at Dorset Teddy Bear Museum in Dorchester

Dorset Teddy Bear Museum

  • Dorchester
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Dorset Teddy Bear Museum is Dorchester's frankly unmissable family museum, with Edward Bear and his own family of people sized bears, set around...

Dad and son doing puzzle at Dinosaur Museum in Dorchester

The Dinosaur Museum

  • Dorchester
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Dinosaur Museum is all about having a roaring good time! It’s unique in that it’s the only British museum devoted solely to dinos with skeletons,...

Tutankhamun's mask at The Tutankhamun Exhibition in Dorchester

The Tutankhamun Exhibition

  • Dorchester
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The marvellous Tutankhamun Exhibition features meticulously recreations of the infamous Tutankhamun's major treasures, wherever possible done in thei...

Family on Murder Mystery Trail

Dorchester Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Dorchester
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Bring your little explorers to the Dorchester Mystery Treasure Trail, where history meets mystery… They’ll have to solve a whodunit on the hoof as yo...

Aerial view of Dorchester Skatepark

Dorchester Skatepark

  • Dorchester
  • Outdoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

Dorchester has a state of the art permanent concrete skatepark which was opened in April 2009. Open for free use everyday, the park is suitable for B...

Outside view of The Keep Military Museum in Dorchester

The Keep Military Museum

  • Dorchester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Keep Military Museum is a striking landmark on the Bridport Road in Dorchester. Completed in 1879, it was designed to resemble a Norman Castle, a...

Mini train at Borough Gardens in Dorchester

Borough Gardens

  • Dorchester
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

At the Borough Gardens in Dorchester, you''ll not only find some lovely wide open spaces but also their fully enclosed play area offering a range of...

ODEON Cinema room

ODEON Dorchester

  • Dorchester
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Your film education starts here! See the world through the silver screen and with a big, old bucket of popcorn on your lap, at ODEON Dorchester. With...

Person with horses at Lulworth Equestrian Centre in Wareham

Lulworth Equestrian Centre

  • Wareham
  • Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

Lulworth Equestrian Centre is a fully BHS approved riding and livery establishment which is situated in the heart of the charming Dorset countryside....

View of the river by Wareham Boat Hire

Wareham Boat Hire

  • Wareham
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Wareham Boat Hire Come and enjoy the river Frome from Wareham. See the yachts, birds and wildlife that frequent this beautiful place. Hire a motor bo...

Hill top view of Durdle Door Beach in West Lulworth

Durdle Door Beach

  • West Lulworth
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Durdle Door is one of the most photographed landmarks along the Jurassic Coast because of the rock arch in the sea, formed as a result of the softer...

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