Best Things To Do & Days Out In Dorset

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 533 fun things to do in Dorset for you and the family to discover. Popular towns and places to go include Lyme Regis, Weymouth and Bridport. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 299 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Dorset 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 Dorset 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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Pirate Bay Adventure Golf

  • Bristol
  • Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

Pirate Bay Adventure Golf at Bristol Golf Centre in Hambrook, is an excellent way to spend a fun filled morning or afternoon with family and friends...

Sallys Riding School

  • Ryde
  • Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

Sally's Riding School caters for all riders from absolute beginners through to established riders. Our Aim is to provide a safe riding environment so...

Ventnor Botanic Gardens

  • Ventnor
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Ventnor Botanic Garden has over 23 acres of wide open spaces and rare and subtropical plants and trees to discover and learn about. Kids of all ages...

Little Woodham Living History Village

  • Gosport
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Little Woodham Living History Village will allow the kids to learn about the past by interacting with ‘villagers' dressed in period costume at this a...

Get Crafty with Mismatch

  • Gosport
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Get Crafty with Mismatch is a pottery painting studio local to Gosport in Hampshire. Given that the great british weather will always rain when you d...

Wot Pots

  • Bristol
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

A little pottery studio based in the former Westbury-on-Trym Widlife Park. They run a range of fun and inspiring clay workshops, pottery painting ses...

Fun City Fareham

  • Fareham
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Fun City is an indoor play centre for children aged 0 to 12 years old. On this site you can find out about the great birthday party ideas, parent and...

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  • Gosport
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

Planet Ice Gosport is a spacious modern ice rink great for families, offering open skating, family and disco sessions, plus birthday parties and scho...

A La Ronde

  • Exmouth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

A La Ronde is a unique 16 sided house that was built for two spinster cousins when they returned from a grand tour of Europe. It contains many object...

Monkey Bizness Gosport

  • Gosport
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Monkey Bizness Gosport offers fun soft play for both toddlers and older children alike. Facilities include a toddler frame for under 4's and an over...

St Audries Bay

  • Taunton
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Head down to St Audries Bay in Somerset, a gorgeous little sand and pebble beach, and you’ll definitely want to bring along your camera… Set at the b...

Stokes Bay

  • Lee-on-the-Solent
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a beach day out in Hampshire? Head down to Stokes Bay, a great shingle beach that’s perfect for little water babies and mini thrill seeke...

Escape Hunt Bristol

  • Bristol
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Bring adventure into your next family day out with an escape room experience at Escape Hunt Bristol! A heart-racing puzzle to solve, 60 minutes on th...

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