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    Things To Do & Days Out In Dorset

    1. Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park Top Pick!

      Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park

      Weymouth

      Aquariums Aquariums

      4 star rating Rating 4/5 (2 reviews)

      Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor
    2. Hollywood Bowl Poole Tower Park Family fun

      Hollywood Bowl Poole Tower Park

      Poole

      Ten Pin Bowling Alleys Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

      Suitable for ages: 4+ Indoor
    3. Hollywood Bowl Poole Branksome Family fun

      Hollywood Bowl Poole Branksome

      Poole

      Ten Pin Bowling Alleys Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

      Suitable for ages: 4+ Indoor
    4. Mr Mulligan's Bournemouth Now Open!

      Mr Mulligan's Bournemouth

      Bournemouth

      Crazy Golf Crazy Golf

      Suitable for all ages Indoor
    5. Monkey World

      Monkey World

      Wareham

      Zoos and Wildlife Parks Zoos and Wildlife Parks

      5 star rating Rating 5/5 (3 reviews)

      Suitable for all ages Outdoor
    6. Monkey Madness Christchurch

      Monkey Madness Christchurch

      Christchurch

      Indoor and Soft Play Areas Indoor and Soft Play Areas

      5 star rating Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

      Suitable for ages: 0-12 Indoor
    7. The Blue Pool

      The Blue Pool

      Wareham

      Lakes Lakes

      5 star rating Rating 5/5 (2 reviews)

      Suitable for all ages Outdoor
    8. Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Rescue Centre

      Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Rescue Centre

      Verwood

      Children's Farms Children's Farms

      5 star rating Rating 5/5 (2 reviews)

      Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor
    9. Dorset Waterpark

      Dorset Waterpark

      Corfe Castle

      Water Parks Water Parks

      5 star rating Rating 5/5 (2 reviews)

      Suitable for ages: 9+ Outdoor
    10. Farmer Palmers

      Farmer Palmers

      Poole

      Children's Farms Children's Farms

      5 star rating Rating 5/5 (2 reviews)

      Suitable for ages: 0-12 Indoor, Outdoor
    11. Splashdown

      Splashdown

      Poole

      Water Parks Water Parks

      4 star rating Rating 4/5 (1 reviews)

      Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor
    12. Abbotsbury Children's Farm

      Abbotsbury Children's Farm

      Weymouth

      Children's Farms Children's Farms

      4 star rating Rating 4/5 (2 reviews)

      Suitable for ages: 0-12 Indoor, Outdoor
    13. Giggles 4 Kids!

      Giggles 4 Kids!

      Bournemouth

      Indoor and Soft Play Areas Indoor and Soft Play Areas

      4 star rating Rating 4/5 (1 reviews)

      Suitable for ages: 0-12 Indoor
    14. Adventure Wonderland

      Adventure Wonderland

      Christchurch

      Theme Parks and Funfairs Theme Parks and Funfairs

      3 star rating Rating 3/5 (3 reviews)

      Suitable for ages: 0-12 Outdoor, Indoor
    15. Model Town at Wimborne Minster

      Model Town at Wimborne Minster

      Wimborne Minster

      Museums and Art Galleries Museums and Art Galleries

      3 star rating Rating 3/5 (2 reviews)

      Suitable for ages: 0-12 Outdoor
    16. The Dinosaur Museum

      The Dinosaur Museum

      Dorchester

      Museums and Art Galleries Museums and Art Galleries

      Suitable for all ages Indoor
    17. Oceanarium

      Oceanarium

      Bournemouth

      Aquariums Aquariums

      Suitable for all ages Indoor
    18. Swanage Railway

      Swanage Railway

      Swanage

      Railway and Transport Attractions Railway and Transport Attractions

      Suitable for ages: 0-12 Outdoor
    19. Littledown Centre

      Littledown Centre

      Bournemouth

      Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

      Suitable for all ages Indoor
    20. Putlake Adventure Farm

      Putlake Adventure Farm

      Swanage

      Children's Farms Children's Farms

      Suitable for ages: 0-12 Outdoor
    21. Corfe Castle

      Corfe Castle

      Wareham

      Castles and Palaces Castles and Palaces

      Suitable for ages: 4+ Indoor, Outdoor
    22. Corfe Castle Model Village

      Corfe Castle Model Village

      Wareham

      Tourist Attractions Tourist Attractions

      Suitable for ages: 4+ Outdoor
    23. Pirate Adventure Golf

      Pirate Adventure Golf

      Weymouth

      Crazy Golf Crazy Golf

      Suitable for ages: 4+ Outdoor
    24. Bournemouth Aviation Museum

      Bournemouth Aviation Museum

      Christchurch

      Museums and Art Galleries Museums and Art Galleries

      Suitable for ages: 0-12 Indoor
    25. The Tank Museum

      The Tank Museum

      Bovington Camp

      Museums and Art Galleries Museums and Art Galleries

      Suitable for ages: 0-12 Indoor
    26. Coolplay Indoor Soft Play Centre

      Coolplay Indoor Soft Play Centre

      Sturminster Newton

      Indoor and Soft Play Areas Indoor and Soft Play Areas

      Suitable for ages: 0-12 Indoor, Outdoor
    27. Climb Aboard Indoor Play Centre

      Climb Aboard Indoor Play Centre

      West Stour

      Indoor and Soft Play Areas Indoor and Soft Play Areas

      Suitable for ages: 0-12 Indoor
    28. Blandford Leisure Centre

      Blandford Leisure Centre

      Blandford Forum

      Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

      Suitable for ages: 0-12 Outdoor
    29. Abbotsbury Swannery

      Abbotsbury Swannery

      Weymouth

      Zoos and Wildlife Parks Zoos and Wildlife Parks

      Suitable for all ages Outdoor
    30. Portland Castle

      Portland Castle

      Isle Of Portland

      Tourist Attractions Tourist Attractions

      Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor
    31. Dorset Teddy Bear Museum

      Dorset Teddy Bear Museum

      Dorchester

      Museums and Art Galleries Museums and Art Galleries

      Suitable for all ages Indoor
    32. The Clay Studio

      The Clay Studio

      Christchurch

      Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

      Suitable for all ages Indoor
    33. The Dolphin Swimming Pool

      The Dolphin Swimming Pool

      Poole

      Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

      Suitable for all ages Indoor
    34. Brownsea Island

      Brownsea Island

      Poole

      Parks and Playgrounds Parks and Playgrounds

      Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor
    35. Durdle Door Beach

      Durdle Door Beach

      West Lulworth

      Beaches Beaches

      Suitable for all ages Outdoor
    36. Swanage Beach

      Swanage Beach

      Swanage

      Beaches Beaches

      Suitable for all ages Outdoor
    37. Studland Beach and Nature Reserve

      Studland Beach and Nature Reserve

      Swanage

      Beaches Beaches

      Suitable for all ages Outdoor
    38. Sandbanks Beach

      Sandbanks Beach

      Poole

      Beaches Beaches

      Suitable for all ages Outdoor
    39. Bournemouth Alum Chine

      Bournemouth Alum Chine

      Bournemouth

      Beaches Beaches

      Suitable for all ages Outdoor
    40. The Fun Factory

      The Fun Factory

      Weymouth

      Indoor and Soft Play Areas Indoor and Soft Play Areas

      Suitable for ages: 0-12 Indoor

    Find Family Days Out In Dorset

    Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 104 fun things to do in Dorset for you and the family to discover. Popular towns and places to go include Blandford Forum, Bridport and Christchurch and we also recommend Dorchester. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 56 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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