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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Weymouth, Dorset

Fossil hunting along the sandy beaches on the Jurassic coastline is just the start of the awesome things to do in Weymouth.

Pack your bucket and spade and head to Weymouth Beach. The soft sands are ideal for stretching out on on a warm summers day. If you want to get out into the water pedalos are available to hire in high season, or play a relaxing game of mini golf with the family.

If you’re looking for some sandcastle building inspiration then you’ve hit the jackpot on Weymouth family days out, as Sandworld Sand Sculpture Park should give you plenty of ideas. See giant sculptures of your favourite characters or landscapes towering above you, then head to the undercover sand pit to create your own!

The Sea Life Adventure Park and Tower will take you on an adventure both above and below the waves. Spot sharks, turtles and stingrays along with brightly coloured fish and lots more. The Tower takes you 53m above sea level and offers 360-degree panoramic views of the incredible Jurassic coastline, just don’t look down!

On wet days MFA Bowl Weymouth, Quasar Weymouth or Sharkys Play Zone will keep you dry and entertained. The play zone features a four level play frame, laserzone maze and a massive mini racing circuit for future Formula One drivers, or get ready to be armed-but-not-dangerous at Quasar and find out which of your family has the best aim!

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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...

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...

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...

Abbotsbury Swannery

  • Weymouth
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Abbotsbury Swannery near Weymouth, has become one of the most popular things to do for the family visiting Dorset. Located on the dramatic Dorset Coa...

Abbotsbury Playground

  • Weymouth
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The striking Abbotsbury Playground at the foot of Chapel Hill is not just a free playground, it's a free playground run, insured and maintained by lo...

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...

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...

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,...



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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...

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...

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...

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

  • Weymouth
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, established in 1765, was described by Alan Titchmarsh as "one of the finest Gardens I have ever visited." It has been...

Lulworth Cove

  • Wareham
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Fancy a day spent splashing about in beautiful blue water? Lulworth Cove in Dorset is the place for you then. This sheltered white pebble beach is in...

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....

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...

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...

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...

Worbarrow Bay

  • Wareham
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

If you’re looking for a quiet beach where you can relax and enjoy a lovely picnic and listening to the waves, then Worbarrow Bay is the place for you...

Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre4.666666666666667 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...

Kimmeridge Bay

  • Wareham
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

If you’ve got little marine animal lovers in your midsts, then Kimmeridge Bay is a must stop destination. This rocky beach is teeming with wildlife,...

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