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

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Weymouth

Fossil hunting along the sandy beaches on the Jurassic coastline is just the start of the awesome things to do in Weymouth. Kara, mom of 6, tried it with her kids and she has some tips for fossil hunting with your family

Pack your bucket and spade and head to Weymouth Beach. The soft sands are ideal for stretching out on on a warm summer's day. If you want to go for a family walk, why not stretch your legs with a little stroll along Weymouth Harbour?

 

 The Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park 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! 

 

Nothe Fort is a great option for a full day out; and if you’re in the mood for some fairground fun with the kids, explore the fun activities at Fantasy Island Fun Park. Oh, and if your kids love farmyard fun, spend a day at Abbotsbury Children’s Farm



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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...

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...

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...

Cygnet swans at Abbotsbury Swannery in Weymouth

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...

Kids on toy tractors at Abbotsbury Children's Farm in Weymouth

Abbotsbury Children's Farm4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Weymouth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Abbotsbury Children's Farm is a fantastic place to take the kids, with Play Barn set in an ancient Tithe barn and a chance to meet a host of friendly...

Playground at Abbotsbury Playground in Weymouth

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Rope bridge over water at Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens in Weymouth

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...

A toddler standing on a pebble beach

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

Kids running on a sandy beach

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...

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...

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