Best Days Out In Dorset For Young Children

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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

  • 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 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...

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...

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...

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...

Crazy Monsters3.5 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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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 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...

City Cruises Poole

  • Poole
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Referred to by some as the jewel of England’s south coast, by others as simply a brilliant day out; City Cruises Poole will take you on a journey acr...

Farmer Palmers5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Poole
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Once in Farmer Palmers Farm Park, Straw Mountain greets you with slides and tunnels ideal for the adventurous and climbing child. Included in the und...

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....

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...

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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