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    Things To Do & Days Out In Dorset

    1. 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
    2. Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park Top Pick!

      Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park

      Weymouth

      Aquariums Aquariums

      5 star rating Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

      Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor
    3. 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
    4. Putlake Adventure Farm

      Putlake Adventure Farm

      Swanage

      Children's Farms Children's Farms

      Suitable for ages: 0-12 Outdoor
    5. Farmer Palmers

      Farmer Palmers

      Poole

      Children's Farms Children's Farms

      Suitable for ages: 0-12 Indoor, Outdoor
    6. Abbotsbury Swannery

      Abbotsbury Swannery

      Weymouth

      Zoos and Wildlife Parks Zoos and Wildlife Parks

      Suitable for all ages Outdoor
    7. Adventure Wonderland

      Adventure Wonderland

      Christchurch

      Theme Parks and Funfairs Theme Parks and Funfairs

      1 star rating Rating 1/5 (1 reviews)

      Suitable for ages: 0-12 Outdoor, Indoor
    8. Oceanarium

      Oceanarium

      Bournemouth

      Aquariums Aquariums

      Suitable for all ages Indoor
    9. 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
    10. The Blue Pool

      The Blue Pool

      Wareham

      Lakes Lakes

      5 star rating Rating 5/5 (2 reviews)

      Suitable for all ages Outdoor
    11. Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium

      Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium

      Lyme Regis

      Aquariums Aquariums

      Suitable for all ages Indoor
    12. Dorset Waterpark

      Dorset Waterpark

      Corfe Castle

      Water Parks Water Parks

      5 star rating Rating 5/5 (2 reviews)

      Suitable for ages: 9+ Outdoor
    13. Giggles Play Centre

      Giggles Play Centre

      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. Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Rescue Centre

      Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Rescue Centre

      Verwood

      Children's Farms Children's Farms

      4 star rating Rating 4/5 (1 reviews)

      Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor
    15. Splashdown

      Splashdown

      Poole

      Water Parks Water Parks

      4 star rating Rating 4/5 (1 reviews)

      Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor
    16. Sharkys Play Zone

      Sharkys Play Zone

      Weymouth

      Indoor and Soft Play Areas Indoor and Soft Play Areas

      3 star rating Rating 3/5 (2 reviews)

      Suitable for ages: 0-12 Indoor
    17. 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
    18. Snowtrax

      Snowtrax

      Christchurch

      Skiing and Snowboarding Skiing and Snowboarding

      Suitable for ages: 4+ Outdoor
    19. The Dinosaur Museum

      The Dinosaur Museum

      Dorchester

      Museums and Art Galleries Museums and Art Galleries

      Suitable for all ages Indoor
    20. Swanage Railway

      Swanage Railway

      Swanage

      Railway and Transport Attractions Railway and Transport Attractions

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

      Littledown Centre

      Bournemouth

      Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

      Suitable for all ages Indoor
    22. Corfe Castle

      Corfe Castle

      Wareham

      Castles and Palaces Castles and Palaces

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

      Corfe Castle Model Village

      Wareham

      Tourist Attractions Tourist Attractions

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

      Pirate Adventure Golf

      Weymouth

      Crazy Golf Crazy Golf

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

      Bournemouth Aviation Museum

      Christchurch

      Museums and Art Galleries Museums and Art Galleries

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

      The Tank Museum

      Bovington Camp

      Museums and Art Galleries Museums and Art Galleries

      Suitable for ages: 0-12 Indoor
    27. 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
    28. 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
    29. Blandford Leisure Centre

      Blandford Leisure Centre

      Blandford Forum

      Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

      Suitable for ages: 0-12 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
    41. Nothe Fort

      Nothe Fort

      Weymouth

      Tourist Attractions Tourist Attractions

      Suitable for ages: 4+ Indoor, Outdoor
    42. Badger Watch Dorset

      Badger Watch Dorset

      Dorchester

      Zoos and Wildlife Parks Zoos and Wildlife Parks

      Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor
    43. Borough Gardens

      Borough Gardens

      Dorchester

      Parks and Playgrounds Parks and Playgrounds

      Suitable for all ages Outdoor
    44. Dorchester Skatepark

      Dorchester Skatepark

      Dorchester

      Ice Skating and Rollerskating Ice Skating and Rollerskating

      Suitable for ages: 9+ Outdoor
    45. Easton Gardens

      Easton Gardens

      Isle Of Portland

      Parks and Playgrounds Parks and Playgrounds

      Suitable for all ages Outdoor
    46. MFA Bowl Weymouth

      MFA Bowl Weymouth

      Weymouth

      Ten Pin Bowling Alleys Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

      Suitable for ages: 4+ Indoor
    47. The Weymouth 4 Kids Treasure Trail A must do

      The Weymouth 4 Kids Treasure Trail

      Weymouth

      Tourist Attractions Tourist Attractions

      Suitable for ages: 9+ Outdoor
    48. SandWorld Sand Sculpture Park

      SandWorld Sand Sculpture Park

      Weymouth

      Tourist Attractions Tourist Attractions

      Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor
    49. Upton Country Park

      Upton Country Park

      Poole

      Parks and Playgrounds Parks and Playgrounds

      Suitable for all ages Outdoor
    50. Whitecliff Play Area

      Whitecliff Play Area

      Poole

      Parks and Playgrounds Parks and Playgrounds

      Suitable for ages: 0-12 Outdoor
    51. Littledown Miniature Railway

      Littledown Miniature Railway

      Bournemouth

      Railway and Transport Attractions Railway and Transport Attractions

      Suitable for ages: 0-12 Outdoor
    52. Laser Quest Bournemouth

      Laser Quest Bournemouth

      Bournemouth

      Laser Tag Laser Tag

      Suitable for ages: 9+ Indoor
    53. Slades Farm Skate Park

      Slades Farm Skate Park

      Bournemouth

      Activity Centres Activity Centres

      Suitable for ages: 9+ Outdoor
    54. Weymouth Beach

      Weymouth Beach

      Weymouth

      Beaches Beaches

      Suitable for all ages Outdoor
    55. Lemur Landings

      Lemur Landings

      Poole

      Indoor and Soft Play Areas Indoor and Soft Play Areas

      Suitable for ages: 0-12 Indoor
    56. Sandbanks Crazy Golf

      Sandbanks Crazy Golf

      Poole

      Crazy Golf Crazy Golf

      Suitable for ages: 4+ Outdoor
    57. Wareham Boat Hire

      Wareham Boat Hire

      Wareham

      Tours and River Cruises Tours and River Cruises

      Suitable for all ages Outdoor
    58. Lulworth Equestrian Centre

      Lulworth Equestrian Centre

      Wareham

      Horse Riding and Stables Horse Riding and Stables

      Suitable for ages: 4+ Outdoor
    59. Lyme Regis Museum

      Lyme Regis Museum

      Lyme Regis

      Museums and Art Galleries Museums and Art Galleries

      Suitable for ages: 9+ Indoor, Outdoor
    60. Lollipops Soft Play Cafe Bournemouth

      Lollipops Soft Play Cafe Bournemouth

      Bournemouth

      Indoor and Soft Play Areas Indoor and Soft Play Areas

      Suitable for ages: 0-12 Indoor, Outdoor

    Find Family Days Out In Dorset

    Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 103 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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