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The Worlds End - Blandford Forum
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The Worlds End - Blandford Forum
Given our location we also have many seasonal visitors and children are very welcome.  They can also enjoy the home made meals from a separate children's menu and then play happily in our outdoor children's play area. This gives their carers the opportunity of having a relaxed adult conversation. Situated on the A31 between Poole and...
Blandford Leisure Centre
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Blandford Leisure Centre
    Sauna     We have a Nordic sauna conveniently located in the swimming pool hall.     Sports hall     This superb Sports Area has the capacity for up to five badminton courts, a five-a-side football pitch, basketball court, volleyball court, indoor hockey pitch, cricket nets or a...
Crazy Monsters - Blandford Forum
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Crazy Monsters - Blandford Forum
Let your little monsters go wild at Crazy Monsters, North Dorset's largest indoor soft play area. We have a wide range of different equipment in our three tier adventure play zone. Crazy Monsters is the best place in Dorset to bring your children to play and burn off energy. Monday - Friday - Off Peak: (This excludes school holidays, term...
Cool Play Ltd - Sturminster Newton
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Cool Play Ltd - Sturminster Newton
The best place in North Dorset for kids to find new friends, meet their mates from school, burn off that pent up energy, get rid of the boredom blues and play with fun stuff in a safe environment. There's no need to book, just turn up and let the kids run free...while you chill out, reading the paper over a nice cup of coffee! ...
FIDDLEFORD MANOR
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FIDDLEFORD MANOR
The principal parts of a small stone manor house, probably begun about 1370 for William Latimer, Sheriff of Somerset and Dorset. It has undergone many changes since, but the splendid timber roofs over the great hall and solar are said to be the most spectacular in Dorset. Read more about the history of Fiddleford Manor. BEFORE YOU GO ...
kingston lacy - wimborne
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kingston lacy - wimborne
The House contains an outstanding collection of pictures, egyptian artefacts, sculptures in wood, marble and bronze. Laundry gives glimpse of life "below stairs". 30 acres of Garden, two formal areas, a Victorian fernerey and restored Japanese Gardens. 250 acre landscaped Park with woodland walk approximately 2.5 miles long with three...
Honey Brook Farm - Wimborne
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Honey Brook Farm - Wimborne
Enjoy our country park and working farm, we have year round activities that are great for both children and adults alike. Childrens play areas, trailer rides and picnic spots plus much more! Honeybrook Farm is only £5 entry per car! We are open 7 days a week, 9am-5pm
I Play At Dorchester
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I Play At Dorchester
iPlay at Dorchester is your local kids indoor play centre that's fun for parents too. While the kids play you can take a break in our comfortable seating area, read a complimentary magazine and buy refreshments from our cafe - and coming soon is our onsite Hair & Beauty Salon!    * * * FUN FOR EVERYONE - EVERY 100th CHILD...
The Silent Woman - Wareham
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The Silent Woman - Wareham
 The pub is popular with the regular locals but equally as popular with tourists as we are close to Corfe Castle, Bovington Tank Museum and Monkey World.  For walkers the Silent Woman provides a great base as it is set in the middle of the forest. 
Badger Watch Dorset - Dorchester
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Badger Watch Dorset - Dorchester
From our hides, thrill at the sight of badgers emerging from their setts and foraging for food. The area is floodlit for perfect vision and visits from other wildlife such as owls, foxes, rabbits and bats add to the spectacle. We are pleased to announce that during the last three years we have recorded a 100% sightings ...
Athelhampton House and Gardens
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Athelhampton House 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 once have served as the entire accommodation and is a good example of Tudor architecture. The other rooms of the house were added over time and include a Gallery, based on the second floor. There...
Dinosaur Museum - Dorchester
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Dinosaur Museum - Dorchester
Acclaimed as one of Britain’s top hands-on attractions, the Dinosaur Museum is unique. The incredible world of dinosaurs comes alive in a new way that visitors of all ages will love and enjoy. Actual fossils, skeletons and life-size reconstructions combine with audiovisual and hands-on displays to inform and entertain. A visit to this...
Tutankhamun Exhibition - Dorchester
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Tutankhamun Exhibition - Dorchester
The current exhibition of Tutankhamun follows the Treasures of Tutankhamun exhibition which was shown in London at the British Museum in 1972. The exhibition travelled to many countries including the USA, USSR, Japan, France, Canada and West Germany. During this period, in spite of expert supervision and care, the exhibits unfortunately suffered...
Dorset Teddy Bear Museum - Dorchester
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Dorset Teddy Bear Museum - Dorchester
The Dorset Teddy Bear Museum is Dorchester's unmissable family museum, with Edward Bear and his family of people-sized bears, in Teddy Bear House. From the earliest antique teddy bears to today's TV favourites they are all waiting to greet you in this enchanting Teddy Bear Museum. Be sure to visit the museum's charming...
Borough Gardens - Dorchester
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Borough Gardens - Dorchester
There is a fully enclosed play area which has facilities for all age groups. The play equipment includes baby and standard swings, rockers, mini spinner, two different types of slide, multi play structure and seesaw. For warmer days there is also a splash pool!   The Gardens are located within a few minutes walk of...
Dorchester Skatepark
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Dorchester Skatepark
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 BMX, scooter and inline skates as well as skateboards. The skatepark was designed with the help of a group of local young people. Unique to the south west region, its concrete construction, which...
Dorchester Borough Gardens
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Dorchester Borough Gardens
At the Dorchester Borough Gardens you'll not only find some lovely wide open spaces but also their fully enclosed play area offering a range of facilities for all age groups to go nuts on! The play equipment includes baby and standard swings, rockers, mini spinner, 2 different types of slide, multi play structure and seesaw. For warmer days...
The Keep Military Museum
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The Keep Military Museum
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, and is built of Portland stone, which gives it a white appearance. The museum exists to present and preserve the history and artefacts of the Regiments of Devonshire and Dorset whilst promoting...
The Tank Museum - Bovington
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The Tank Museum - Bovington
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 the latest main battle tank of the British Army - Challenger. The Museum has a collection of almost 300 vehicles from over 26 countries. The Tank Museum is open daily 10.00 - 17.00
MONKEY WORLD - WAREHAM
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MONKEY WORLD - WAREHAM
Set amongst the woodland of Dorset lays 65 acres of sanctuary for over 240 primates. Monkey World was set up in 1987 by Jim Cronin to provide abused Spanish beach chimps with a permanent, stable home. Today Monkey World works in conjunction with foreign governments from all over the world to stop the illegal smuggling of apes out of Africa and...
Wareham Boat Hire
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Wareham Boat Hire
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 boat, paddle a canoe or kayak, row a boat or try a paddle board. Whatever your choice you will be delighted with the peace and tranquillity of this charming river.  Boats are available by the...
Farmer Palmer's Farm Park - Poole
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Farmer Palmer's Farm Park - Poole
"We understand that family time is precious in this busy world and that our visitor attraction can encourage parents/grandparents to watch their children explore, learn and gain confidence in the fresh air and in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. It is so rewarding to see happy children's faces having fun in their great day out in...

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Corfe Castle - Wareham
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Corfe Castle - Wareham
Thousand-year-old castle, an iconic survivor of the English Civil War, rising above the Isle of Purbeck One of the most evocative ruined castles in England Over 1,000 years of turbulent history Castle View visitor centre explores the lives (and deaths) of past residents Extensive country estate to discover and explore The...
Lulworth Castle and Park - Wareham
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Lulworth Castle and Park - Wareham
Land where Lulworth Castle now stands was first acquired by Thomas Howard, son of the 2nd Duke of Norfolk by marrying one of the last of the de Newburgh family.  Also acquired at this time was land at the Bindon Abbey Estate.  In 1575 Queen Elizabeth made him Viscount Bindon and in the same year Thomas built a large country house on the...
The Blue Pool - Wareham
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The Blue Pool - Wareham
The arrival of tobacco and subsequently the arrival of tea had a huge influence on the livelihoods of people in this area. Local clay was in great demand by pipe makers in the 17th century. Later, the white firing properties of the clays were in great demand by the pottery manufacturers such as Wedgwood. The Museum displays include clay pipes and...
Corfe Castle Model Village
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Corfe Castle Model Village
Welcome to Corfe Castle Model Village, situated in the heart of Corfe Castle village, on the Isle of Purbeck, within easy reach of Poole, Bournemouth and Weymouth, and at the start of the Jurassic coast, a World Heritage site. Come and visit us and see what the Castle and village would have looked like before its destruction...
The Corfe 4 Kids Treasure Trail
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The Corfe 4 Kids Treasure Trail
The Corfe 4 Kids self-guided treasure hunt themed Treasure Trail is an ideal way to get the kids out exploring whilst trying to solve the treasure hunt. The answers to the clues are located on existing monuments, buildings and structures: some are easy to find, some are a little bit trickier! You’ll even learn a little bit more about Enid...
Lulworth Equestrian Centre
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Lulworth Equestrian Centre
Lulworth Equestrian Centre is a fully BHS approved riding and livery establishment which is situated in the heart of the charming Dorset countryside. They offer a range of ponies from 11 hands to horses up to 16.3 hands, all nicely mannered and well trained, suitable for a variety of ages and abilities. There are 2 qualified instructors dedicated...
Durdle Door Beach
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Durdle Door Beach
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 rocks being eroded away behind the hard limestones, allowing the sea to punch through them. Eventually the arch will collapse to leave a sea stack such as those that can be seen at Ladram Bay in...
Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Rescue Centre - Verwood
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Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Rescue Centre - Verwood
A great day out for all the family! (Straight from the horses mouth!) You will find something for everyone  enjoy interesting tours, talks and displays, FREE Heavy Horse Wagon Rides, Tractor and Trailer rides and even the chance to Drive a real Farm tractor!! There's a busy timetable of hands on interaction with the friendly farm animals...
KNOWLTON CHURCH AND EARTHWORKS
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KNOWLTON CHURCH AND EARTHWORKS
OPENING TIMES 30 APRIL 2017 - 24 MARCH 2018 Open any reasonable time during daylight hours 25 MARCH 2018 ONWARDS Opening times will be available nearer the time
Virtual Warfare Laser Combat - Salisbury
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Virtual Warfare Laser Combat - Salisbury
Virtual Warfare is home to a tactical game of team based combat known as Battlefield Live™. Imagine a Playstation or XBox-type military warfare game where you are totally immersed in the action! Events for all ages & groups We offer a range of scenarios for all the family, allowing you to pay for as much complexity and fun as you...
Wessex Raceway Indoor Karting - Salisbury
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Wessex Raceway Indoor Karting - Salisbury
Faster,Wider, Longer Track Layout now open! Situated on the Hampshire/Wiltshire/Dorset border, Wessex Raceway is a leading member of the National Karting Association - the body that oversees the industry's quality and safety standards. At Wessex Raceway we offer a range of Race Formats & Facilities for Corporate groups & Private Parties...
Larmer Tree Gardens - Tollard Royal
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Larmer Tree Gardens - Tollard Royal
Gardens open from – 11.00 am to 4.30 pm Sunday to Thursday April to October – please check the calendar for festival closures and occasional private parties. PLEASE NOTE THE GARDENS AND COFFEE GROVE CAFÉ ARE CLOSED FROM MONDAY 18TH AUGUST UNTIL SATURDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER AS THE END OF THE ROAD FESTIVAL IS ON SITE. WE WILL RE-OPEN...
All Fired Up Ceramics Cafe - Bournemouth
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All Fired Up Ceramics Cafe - Bournemouth
Our ceramics cafe is a great place to meet your friends, enjoy time with your family or simply escape your busy life. Come in and paint one of the many ceramics on offer - there’s no need to book and you can stay as long as you like. Be tempted by our freshly made sandwiches, delicious cakes and Italian coffee and you’ll...
Coffee Pots Ceramic Cafe - Wimborne
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Coffee Pots Ceramic Cafe - Wimborne
Coffee Pots Ceramic Cafe 83 High Street Wimborne Dorset BH21 1HS Telephone: 01202 880033
Model Town at Wimbourne Minster
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Model Town at Wimbourne Minster
Built well over 50 years ago, the magnificent 1/10th scale models continue to surprise and amaze visitors from all over the world with their superb quality and realism. Re-creating the historic market town of Wimborne Minster exactly as it was during the 1950s, you can get really close up and even touch the buildings,...
StreetLight Centre
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StreetLight Centre
Streetlight's skate park is 2500 sq foot in size, squeezed into a renovated warehouse just outside of Wimborne. With so many different ramps all abilities are catered for, from those who have been riding for years to first timers - who can take a lesson to get them started! There are a pool table, table football game and a stage in the cafe as...
Upton Country Park
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Upton Country Park
Upton Country Park is set in over 100 acres of award winning woodland, gardens and parkland making great exploration territory, plus the refurbished Wall Garden has a new interactive water feature for kids to enjoy in the summer. As well as Tree Trail and mapped Nature Trail, the natural timber Play Trail winds pleasingly through the park...
Gus Gorilla's Jungle Playground - Poole
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Gus Gorilla's Jungle Playground - Poole
Gus Gorilla's Jungle playground is open seven days a week - 10am to 6pm. There are over 60 free car parking spaces right outside the door! Here are some of our exciting attactions... improved toddlers area three exciting levels brave the spiral slide see the amazing ball juggler zoom down the drop slide zip down the tube...
JORDAN HILL ROMAN TEMPLE
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JORDAN HILL ROMAN TEMPLE
The remains of this Romano-Celtic temple, probably built during the 4th century AD, lie at the top of a hill on the South Dorset Downs, with fine views inland and out across Weymouth Bay. Read more about the history of the temple. BEFORE YOU GO Parking: Roadside parking on Bowleaze Coveway a few hundred metres from the site. Dogs: Dogs...
The Dolphin Swimming Pool - Poole
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The Dolphin Swimming Pool - Poole
With a main pool, diving pit and a teaching pool there is always something happening in the water. Whether its our ASA accredited Swim School swimming lessons, high board diving courses or Aqua Aerobics our wet activities offer something for everyone. We offer results cards in the pool for those who want to use the pool to get fit...
Ollies Playland - Poole
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Ollies Playland - Poole
Award winning soft play area for children of all abilities aged 11 and under.... OPENING TIMES: Sunday: 10am to 4pm Monday: 9.30am to 3pm (During term time children aged 4 and under only until 11.30am) Tuesday: 10am to 4.30pm Wednesday: 10am to 4.30pm Thursday: 10am to 4.30pm Friday: 10am to 4.30pm Saturday: 10am to 6pm Entry...
Sandbanks Beach - Poole
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Sandbanks Beach - Poole
Glorious beaches - Five gently sheltered beaches, including Sandbanks - winner of more Blue Flags than any UK resort - with soft golden sands, raked and cleaned all year round. Safe for all - zones for swimmers and windsurfers with lifeguard patrols and 'Baywatch' towers to ensure a safe, fun, relaxing time. Wardens regularly patrol seafront...
Poole Pottery and Factory Outlet
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Poole Pottery and Factory Outlet
On the ground floor you can watch several skilled artists at work. Alan White, our Master Potter, can be seen at his wheel throwing clay and creating unique, but classic shapes. Alan has appeared on TV many times and has been associated with Poole for over 40 years. His designs and shapes are sought after by collectors worldwide. ...
The Dolphin Swimming Pool
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The Dolphin Swimming Pool
The Dolphin Swimming Pool managed by Everyone Active Leisure Centres can be found conveniently placed in the heart of Poole town centre, offering fun aquatic activities for all the family. Highlights include swimming, either for fun or in lessons, Group Exercise classes and a Diving Pool for those wanting to experience the thrill of the diving...
Poole Museum and Scaplens Court museum
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Poole Museum and Scaplens Court museum
Poole Museum gives you and the kids a great opportunity to discover the colourful history of this ancient port town and the people who lived there. The recently extended and redisplayed museum has four floors of archaeology, art and social history, with plenty of activities for all, to teach you about the amazing environment of Poole Harbour. ...
Gold Hill Museum and Garden
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Gold Hill Museum and Garden
Gold Hill Museum and Garden Local life and history are portrayed here through artifacts, costume, photos, ceramics, tools, domestic items and the town’s first fire engine. Marvel at the intricate Dorset buttons on display, and the ‘Byzant’, a gold-coloured festival totem that played a central role in the town’s water...
Sherborne Old Castle
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Sherborne Old Castle
After withstanding two sieges during the Civil War, all that remains today is a romantic ruin in the grounds of the ‘new’ Sherborne Castle. Only the Southwest Gatehouse and parts of the castle, including the Great Tower and the North Range, survive. Families and history lovers will all enjoy a day out to Sherborne Old Castle; bring...
Sherborne Castle
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Sherborne Castle
In 1969, Sherborne Castle opened its doors to the general public. Visitors from all over the world have been attracted to its, outstanding collections of art and furniture, connection to Sir Walter Raleigh and to admire Capabiltity Brown's landscape. Sherborne Castle remains the family home of the Wingfield Digby Family. Sherborne has had a...
The Toy Barn Maize Maze
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The Toy Barn Maize Maze
The maize maze in Dorset on the Dorset / Somerset border is a great day out for any one in the south west. We are perfect for a family attraction this summer. We have great things to do in the holidays for your family. Come for an adventurous day out exploring our giant maize maze. Choose your path wisely to reach the castle in the centre, or...
Prevail Skatehouse
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Prevail Skatehouse
Prevail Skatehouse welcomes quad and inline skaters, BMXers and boarders to enjoy the weatherproof facilities and develop their cool skills in a supportive environment that doesn't shun the beginner. It's a great place to get started and to improve, with friendly local experts lurking around shredding it up themselves who are generally happy to...
Splashdown - Poole
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Splashdown - Poole
Splashdown Waterpark is a great day out for family and friends. There’s something for everyone – from big kids to little ones – with some of the UK’s most exciting waterflumes. For the thrill–seekers, brave the Screamer with its sheer vertical drop. Plunge into darkness on the Black Thunder. And hold on to...
Lemur Landings - Poole
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Lemur Landings - Poole
pen all year round and passionate about play, Lemur Landings, Bournemouth and Poole's premier soft play and themed party centre, is one of the largest indoor soft play centres in Dorset. Join in the fun on the massive multi-level playframe; complete with multi-slide, bridges, tunnels, ball pool and cannons. The centre is also home to a dedicated...
Tower Park Bowlplex - Poole
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Tower Park Bowlplex - Poole
We all like to have good clean family fun, and Poole is a great place to go out in. There’s so much to do, whether you want to go to Poole Park, amble down to one of Poole and Bournemouth’s many beaches, or sample the excellent range of restaurants and museums on offer. However, finding something for the whole family to do...
Brownsea Island - Poole
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Brownsea Island - Poole
Peaceful island of woodland and heath with a wide variety of wildlife, famous for being the birthplace of Scouting and Guiding. Brownsea Island is dramatically located in Poole Harbour, with spectacular views across to the Purbeck Hills. Thriving natural habitats - including woodland, heathland and a lagoon - create a unique haven for wildlife,...
Sandbanks Crazy Golf
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Sandbanks Crazy Golf
At Sandbanks Crazy Golf there are 18 very challenging holes to either frustrate or satisfy you and your family, with many opportunities to fall out with everyone by the end of your round! The astroturf surface runs quick and true and every hole has been holed in one at one time or another. There are loads of differing obstacles from bumps and...
Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park
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Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park
Come and join us for a fantastic SEA LIFE adventure both above and below the ocean! Your SEA LIFE adventure will take you on a fascinating journey from the coastline to the depths of the ocean. Discover a magical underwater world filled with a dazzling array of amazing creatures. Every step will reveal something new, from a face-to-face encounter...
The Lodmoor - Weymouth
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The Lodmoor - Weymouth
FUN FACTORY - (Indoor Play Building) OPENING TIMES Daily 12noon - 4pm. PARTY PACKAGES Available 10am - 12noon. Room Hire £40.00. Food is additional. Please ring to discuss your requirements. CHARGES £2.00 per child per hour. There is an indoor Fun Factory for the youngsters.  During the summer months we...
Blooming Kids - Weymouth
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Blooming Kids - Weymouth
Blooming Kids The Palm House Swannery Lake Commercial Road Weymouth Dorset DT4 7TZ Telephone: 01305 458089
Pirate Adventure Golf - Weymouth
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Pirate Adventure Golf - Weymouth
Ahoy there me hearties! Are ye ready for a game of golf like no other? Pirate Adventure Mini Golf it is! It’s a swashbuckling game for the whole family, from lads and lassies to experienced seadogs! There be a new challenge at every hole. Navigate yer very own Jolly Roger round galleons, treasure chests and gunpowder barrels. ...
Gone Potty Art Studio - Weymouth
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Gone Potty Art Studio - Weymouth
The Gone Potty Art Studio is Weymouth’s one and only pottery painting studio.   Situated in the famous Edwardian Palm House Cafe overlooking the beautiful setting of Radipole Lake, this really is the place to bring out the creativity in you. Monday............................. Closed (except Bank Holidays) ...
SEA LIFE Adventure Park - Weymouth
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SEA LIFE Adventure Park - Weymouth
Adventure Island Adventure Island is the centre for fun rides it has 4 child friendly rides and a café and picnic area. Rockpool Adventure This is the time to get all hand-on and come face to face with starfish and crabs. There are fantastic viewing lenses to get that close-up underwater experience. Pirate Adventure Mini Golf Pirate...
Weymouth Beach
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Weymouth Beach
Weymouth lies within the "World Heritage Coast". The central beach is adjacent to the town centre and harbour with lots of activities and amusements during summer. The bay is sheltered and swimmers benefit from the gradually sloping sea bed. Safe swimming and soft golden sand make this a great beach for a traditional dig and paddle...
Fernheath Adventure Playground
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Fernheath Adventure Playground
Giggles Play Centre - Bournemouth
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Giggles Play Centre - Bournemouth
Come and join us at our newly refurbished indoor soft play centre and nursery! Giggles is a family owned, modern play centre offering a safe environment for your children aged 0-10 to play, explore and learn new skills with other children. We have two soft play areas including our larger Giggles Play Zone which features a range of fun...
Slades Farm Skate Park
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Slades Farm Skate Park
Slades Farm Skate Park is a family skate park for in blading, roller skating and BMXing! It's unsupervised so be sure to keep an eye on them and also naturally because of the concrete features full padding and helmet should be worn. But you know that! They have several pieces of play equipment to keep the kids happy when they're not skating too,...
Deep Sea Adventure - Weymouth
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Deep Sea Adventure - Weymouth
A family attraction situated within a Victorian Grain Warehouse, the Deep Sea Adventure is an exhibition which details shipwrecks and adventures of the deep from the 17th century to the present. As well as the Titanic Exhibition, a key attraction here is Sharky's Play & Party Warehouse featuring slides and ball pools with four floors...
Sharky's Play Zone - Weymouth
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Sharky's Play Zone - Weymouth
Built around 1840 this harbour side warehouse building has bags of character and charm, from the al fresco seating offering panoramic views of this historic harbour to the newly refurbished café/bar there is plenty to offer the adults whilst the children let off some steam in the huge multi-level indoor soft play arena. ...
Nothe Fort - Weymouth
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Nothe Fort - Weymouth
Located at the entrance to Weymouth Harbour the Fort is a labyrinth of underground passageways and outdoor areas with stunning views of the Jurassic Coast. Constructed on three levels , which are easily accessed by means of a lift, the Fort is filled with displays, mammoth guns and cinema areas that chart the history of this large and...
The Weymouth 4 Kids Treasure Trail
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The Weymouth 4 Kids Treasure Trail
As you follow the route on the Weymouth Seafront 4 Kids self-guided themed Treasure Trail, you’ll discover that there’s more to Weymouth than first meets the eye! You’ll take a closer look at monuments and buildings in order to solve the clues and whittle down the possible treasure locations on your fictional treasure map until...
Branksome Bowlplex - Poole
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Branksome Bowlplex - Poole
As the slogan of Poole in Dorset says, Poole really is a beautiful place. It has lush parks, and is right next to the world renowned seaside town of Bournemouth. Plus, Bournemouth and Poole get more sun than the rest of the country. What better place to take the kids for a day of family fun. Branksome in Poole is lovely as well and...
Bounce And Play Time
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Bounce And Play Time
Pop Up Bounce And Play Time every Monday morning 10am to 12noon at Stratton Village Hall DT2 9WG (3 miles North West of Dorchester and free parking in the nearby square.) For Pre-School Children (under 5's) every week except during School & Bank Holidays. There is a Bouncy Castle, Safari Soft Play, Ride-On Toys and Space Bubble Corner, plus...
THE NINE STONES
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THE NINE STONES
Now in a wooded glade, this small prehistoric circle of nine standing stones was constructed around 4,000 years ago. Read more about the history of the Nine Stones. BEFORE YOU GO Parking: Parking is permitted in the Little Chef car park. How to Find It: Follow the permissive path from the front of the restaurant and continue parallel...
WINTERBOURNE POOR LOT BARROWS
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WINTERBOURNE POOR LOT BARROWS
Winterbourne Poor Lot is a 'cemetery' of 44 Bronze Age burial mounds of varying types and sizes, straddling the A35 main road. Read more about the history of the barrows. BEFORE YOU GO Parking: Parking is possible in a small layby on a minor road adjacent to the site. Turn right off the A35 approximately 1.8 miles west of Winterbourne...
MAIDEN CASTLE
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MAIDEN CASTLE
OPENING TIMES 1 MAY 2017 - 24 MARCH 2018 Open any reasonable time during daylight hours 25 MARCH 2018 ONWARDS Opening times will be available nearer the time
Abbotsbury childrens farm - Weymouth
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Abbotsbury childrens farm - Weymouth
History of the Barn Benedictine Monks established St Peter's Monastery at Abbotsbury in the 1040s. They built the Tithe Barn in the 1390's. The monastery was destroyed in 1539 during the dissolution. Some of the ruins can be seen around St. Nicholas' Church in the village. Goat Racing Goats play a major part in our activity schedule, before each...
Abbotsbury Swannery - Weymouth
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Abbotsbury Swannery - Weymouth
Abbotsbury Swannery in Dorset is unique. This is the only place in the world where you are able to walk through the heart of a colony of nesting Mute Swans. A visit to the Swannery is considered one of the best things to do in Dorset. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 19th March to 30th October, 10.00am to 5.00/6.00pm, please ring to confirm closing...
Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens
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Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens
Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, established in 1765, was described by Alan Titchmarsh as "one of the finest Gardens I have ever visited." It has been featured on TV regularly, most recently in Gardeners’ World and the Great British Garden Revival series on Tropical Gardens. But importantly for parents there is also a...
ABBOTSBURY ABBEY REMAINS
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ABBOTSBURY ABBEY REMAINS
The pretty Dorset village of Abbotsbury was once home to a great abbey, founded in 1044 by a thegn of King Cnut,  and richly endowed. The remains now visible - part of a building which may have been the abbot's lodging - date from the 13th and 14th centuries. Nearby is the abbey's vast tithe barn, built about 1400, and there are further...
ABBOTSBURY, ST CATHERINE'S CHAPEL
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ABBOTSBURY, ST CATHERINE'S CHAPEL
PRICES ENTRY TITLE WITHOUT GIFT AID WITH GIFT AID Member - Join now Free Free Adult Free Free Child Free Free Concession Free Free Family Free Free OPENING TIMES 29 APRIL 2017 - 24 MARCH 2018 Open any reasonable time during daylight hours 25 MARCH 2018 ONWARDS Opening times will be available nearer the time
KINGSTON RUSSELL STONE CIRCLE
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KINGSTON RUSSELL STONE CIRCLE
A late Neolithic or early Bronze Age circle of 18 fallen stones, on a hilltop overlooking Abbotsbury and the sea. Read more about the history of Kingston Russell Stone Circle. BEFORE YOU GO How to Find It: The site is not sign posted. When approaching from Abbotsbury, turn left off Bishops Road immediately after the 90 degree right hand...
Climb Aboard Indoor Play Centre - Gillingham
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Climb Aboard Indoor Play Centre - Gillingham
Also Featuring Spiral Tube Rope Bridge Double Lane Wavy Slide Ball Pool Fibre Optic Chill Out Zone Our Soft Play Centre is open 10am - 5pm Monday - Saturday 10am - 4pm Sunday
Putlake Adventure Farm - Swanage
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Putlake Adventure Farm - Swanage
Putlake offers all the fun of the farm in the beautiful Purbeck countryside. You will find us in the village of Langton Matravers near Swanage. Large Heated indoor soft play zone 3 level play frame with separate toddlers area. Rope bridge and scramble nets Crawl tube and tube slide Astra slide Aerial glide Rollers, ramps Ball pool...
Studland Beach & Nature Reserve
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Studland Beach & Nature Reserve
Studland Beach forms one of the most stunning beaches in England. Backed by the dunes and the National Nature Reserve it offers fine golden sands, shallow sea bathing and impressive views of Poole Bay, Ballard Down and Old Harry Rocks. The dunes and heathland are nationally important for the wildlife they carry and their rarity value. All six...
Gartell Light Railway - Templecombe
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Gartell Light Railway - Templecombe
John and Christine Gartell, their family and friends look forward to welcoming you to the narrow gauge Gartell Light Railway. Step back in time to a more leisurely age and ride through the beautiful Blackmore Vale countryside along the route of the old Somerset & Dorset Railway.
Pevlings Farm Riding and Livery Stables
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Pevlings Farm Riding and Livery Stables
Pevlings Farm Riding Stables was established in 1985 and our aim at this riding stables has always been to provide a safe, friendly and informal atmosphere in which to learn to ride and look after a horse/pony. There is no minimum age so we can cater for tiny tots to teenagers (some adults too!) (Weight limit 12 stone). Beginners are welcome...
Bournemouth Alum Chine
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Bournemouth Alum Chine
Top-quality beach and bathing water, plus the nearby Green Flag award-winning Alum Chine Tropical Gardens. Also features a children’s play area and paddling pool. The sand has recently been replenished so there is more beach for everyone.
Granby Fun Factory - Weymouth
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Granby Fun Factory - Weymouth
Granby Fun Factory is Dorset’s premier soft play centre with a gigantic indoor play area, huge restaurant and two party rooms for children’s parties. Relax with one of our great selections of coffees and watch your kids as they explore the gigantic indoor playground, including "Battle Cannon" and "Firing...
Quasar Weymouth
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Quasar Weymouth
Packing a cool looking laser gun and zipped into your sensor vest, you're going to stalk your opponents however many there are and you're going to zap them more than they zap you! We believe in you! Laser Tag is like hide and seek mixed with infra red weaponry, plus you play it in a high tech immersive arena with atmospheric specials effects, so...
Laser Quest Bournmouth
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Laser Quest Bournmouth
Laser Quest is the world's best known and most exciting brand of Laser Tag game.  Laser Quest was formed in 1988 after many months of research by the directors into the space games market. Trials began at the Manchester site in 1989 with prototype equipment imported from New Zealand. With the Laser Tag concept proven new equipment was...
Bournemouth Eye
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Bournemouth Eye
Let your imagination soar as you experience Bournemouth in a whole new way from the gondola of a giant helium balloon! Presented by S&D Leisure, the Bournemouth Balloon is a spherical helium-filled balloon with an enclosed gondola designed to carry 25-30 passengers. Tethered by a steel cable, the Balloon will gently float 500 feet...
Oceanarium - Bournemouth
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Oceanarium - Bournemouth
Explore the secrets of the ocean in an adventure that will take you to some of the world's most amazing waters. The Oceanarium Bournemouth brings you face to face with marine life from the furthest reaches of the globe - more than just an aquarium, a vibrant experience through the oasis of water. The Oceanarium is a fully interactive experience...
RockReef
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RockReef
The fabulous RockReef is a South Coast 'Must Do' with adventurous kids, offering a terrific range of thrilling family activities with all the emphasis on the 'active'! Clip and Climb features one simple premise spread over 25 challenges: go as far and as high as you can, knowing you're tied on and totally safe. Kids over 5 years can participate...
Curious About Bournemouth
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Curious About Bournemouth
Curious About Bournemouth is a journey of discovery: an exciting glimpse into what makes this glorious seaside town what it is. Resident or just visiting, you’re bound to spot things you wouldn’t otherwise have noticed. The two walks can be enjoyed separately, or joined together to form one longer walk, depending upon available time...
Jungle Jungle - Yeovil
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Jungle Jungle - Yeovil
Jungle jungle is divided into three distinct areas so that even the youngest can explore in a safe and secure environment. We have a large playframe for the older children pictured at the top , and an area that is specifically for the under 4's pictured in the middle and a junior playframe for the more adventurous young ones, ...
Fleet Air Arm Museum - Ilchester
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Fleet Air Arm Museum - Ilchester
The Royal Navy operates on the sea, under the sea, on the land and in the air. Welcome to the Fleet Air Arm Museum - representing the flying arm of the Royal Navy. Opening Hours ...
Bush Farm Bison Centre - West Knoyle
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Bush Farm Bison Centre - West Knoyle
Come and enjoy a day out at Bush Farm and see many other animals including elk, raccoons, guanaco, rhea, prairie dogs and chipmunks as well of course as the bison. Then wander around 30 acres of old oak woodlands with picnic & play areas. There is a display of Native American art and artefacts together with information of the history of...
Stourhead - Stourton
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Stourhead - Stourton
The jewel in the Stourhead crown has to be the world-famous 18th-century landscape garden. A magnificent lake shimmering with reflections of classical temples, mystical grottoes and rare and exotic trees. Secrets of the Hoare family history are revealed at Stourhead House (orginally the family holiday home!) with the chance to discover...
Ready2climb Adventure Zone
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Ready2climb Adventure Zone
Ready2climb Adventure Zone provides thrills and excitement for all the family, climbing using automatic belays that lower the climber safely to the ground, so no-one has to worry! There are 14 climbing walls to choose from, each with a variety of routes on them. Other activities available include their latest addition, caving, plus minigolf and...
PHAFAL'S Childrens Play Centre - Wincanton
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PHAFAL'S Childrens Play Centre - Wincanton
Childrens indoor soft play centre for children from 0 to 12 years with cafe and childrens parties. Freshly prepared hot and cold food available daily at affordable prices.   FREE entry for under 1's and adults, £2.75 for under 3's and £3.75 for 3's and over Monthly special offers.   Join in our colouring...
Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum - Bournemouth
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Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum - Bournemouth
Visit one of the most important and fascinating museum-houses in England. It holds collections of international status and reflects the Victorian fascination with world cultures.   Opening times: 10am to 5pm Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays
Old Wardour Castle
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Old Wardour Castle
Set in the peaceful Wiltshire countryside beside a lake, Old Wardour Castle, near Tisbury was once one of the most daring and innovative homes in Britain. It was built in the 14th century as a lightly fortified luxury residence for comfortable living and lavish entertainment. Today the castle ruin provides a relaxed, romantic day out for...
Yeovil Bowlplex
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Yeovil Bowlplex
Yeovil is a lovely place, full of amazing countryside and things to do. Somerset is generally beautiful and only a short distance from Devon and Dorset! Finding family things to do isn’t hard when you consider what is on offer. You can take the little ones to Rug Ratz and the older ones to The Fleet Air Arm Museum or even to Yeovil...
Rug Ratz Children's Play Centre - Yeovil
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Rug Ratz Children's Play Centre - Yeovil
Rug Ratz Indoor Play Centre is Yeovil's premier activity centre for children of all ages. Rug Ratz caters for children from Birth to 11 years. With three separate play areas, babies, toddlers and bigger children can all play safely in their own designated play zones. The multi level areas are packed with mazes, slides,...
Littledown Centre - Bournemouth
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Littledown Centre - Bournemouth
The Littledown Centre's Customer Service team can provide you with information on: Activities for young people to enjoy during the school holidays Courses (e.g. trampolining, swimming lessons, Littledown Juniors enrolment and after school activities) Littledown Centre Opening Times Monday to Friday   ...
Littledown Miniature Railway
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Littledown Miniature Railway
Visitors are welcome on running days to come and experience the Littledown Miniature Railway, situated to the rear of the Littledown Centre. They are open to the public on Sunday and Wednesday for weather determined periods and offer a jaunty little ride for trainspotters of all ages. The raised track is suitable for running 7 ¼, 5, and 3...
Portland Castle
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Portland Castle
The history of this fortress, which overlooks Portland harbour, is diverse and fascinating. Built by Henry VIII to defend the anchorage against possible French and Spanish invasion, its squat appearance is typical of the artillery forts built in the early 1540s. Unusually for a fortress of this period, the castle has seen much interior...
Easton Gardens - Portland
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Easton Gardens - Portland
Easton Gardens has been recognised as one of the best green spaces in the country by being awarded Green Flag status based on how safe, clean, accessible, well managed and welcoming they are. The Green Flag Award scheme is the national standard for parks and green spaces across England and Wales. The award recognises the value of green...
Portland Museum
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Portland Museum
Portland Museum is an interesting and friendly little museum with a lot more to see than you would believe from the size. Today the Museum houses many of the artifacts associated with the history and culture of the Island and tells the story of local industry, the Sea and the People. There is so much to see and learn about, including shipwreck...
Portland Plateau Walk
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Portland Plateau Walk
Portland Plateau Walk is an excellent place to have a nice walk while enjoying beautiful scenery. The landscape has been sculpted into terraces, barrows and gullies by the extensive quarrying that took place here. The abandoned quarries have been reclaimed by nature and are now home to many plants, butterflies and birds, so keep an eye out while...
Boscombe Chine Gardens Minigolf
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Boscombe Chine Gardens Minigolf
Miniature golf is, literally, miniature golf: it's every bit the proper sport in smaller fashion! We mention this because it's easy to let the kids get excited in the wrong direction, expecting windmill holes and roaring beasts and all manner of novelty: you will not find this here! What you will find however are 18 straightforward, smooth and...
Swanage Railway
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Swanage Railway
The Swanage Railway offers a more intensive heritage steam and diesel timetable train service than virtually any other preserved railway. Steam and diesel galas, Family events plus regular Evening Dining and Sunday Lunch services complement themed events such as our highly popular Santa Special trains during the run up to Christmas.
Swanage Beach
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Swanage Beach
Swanage’s pride and joy is its gently shelving, golden sandy beach and clear unpolluted water.  The Town Council is proud to say that in 2011 the beach has once again been given the Blue Flag Award.  This accolade is given to beaches that have been inspected for quality of water and beach cleanliness and also access...
Adventure Wonderland - Bournemouth
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Adventure Wonderland - Bournemouth
Adventure Wonderland is packed full of so much fun and excitement for all our young visitors that you’ll want to stay all day. During the Full park opening we have Adventureland and Wonderland outside and the Wild Thing! Aztec play centre inside. During the Winter, Wild Thing! opens on its own. see opening times for full details. We have...
Bournemouth Aviation Museum - Christchurch
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Bournemouth Aviation Museum - Christchurch
Bournemouth Aviation Museum is a registered charity operated entirely by volunteers. Our aim is to provide an interesting and informative visit for people of all ages and to share the enjoyment of the exciting world of aviation. Admission Prices £4 for adults, £2 5-16 yrs old, £1.50 3-4yrs old and free for...
Snowtrax - Christchurch
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Snowtrax - Christchurch
Everyone is welcome at Snowtrax, from those wishing to improve their skiing skills to the outright novice looking for ski or snowboard lessons. You don’t even need to hit the slopes to have a great time, just relax in our Alpine Bar & soak in the scenery. Our family friendly centre is full of exciting activities for the kids....
Yeovil Railway Centre
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Yeovil Railway Centre
Yeovil Railway Centre has steam train days, visits from main line engines for servicing, special events and a well stocked shop.
Salisbury City Guides
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Salisbury City Guides
Salisbury City Guides are led by professional Blue Badge guides who are passionate about sharing their knowledge of the city. There are 4 walks especially for kids: 'Timber Ahoy', Sights, Sounds and Smells', 'Family Frighteners' and "Salisbury Cathedral through a child's eyes'. Kids are welcome on all walks, but these can be adapted to the...
Fancys Family Farm CIC - Portland
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Fancys Family Farm CIC - Portland
Welcome to Fancys Family Farm. This is a new community farm on Portland in Dorset and is the home to the only flock of rare breed Portland Sheep on Portland. We also have goats, alpacas, geese, chickens, pigs and Poppy and Ozzie the farm dogs. We are open every day between 10am and dusk and welcome visitors. Bring the ...
The Play Place - Bournemouth
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The Play Place - Bournemouth
A fantastic indoor softplay cafe and party venue has arrived in Southbourne, Bournemouth especially designed for the 5s and under.
Moors Valley Country Park - Ringwood
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Moors Valley Country Park - Ringwood
In case you have yet to discover Moors Valley Country Park let us take you on a quick tour. Moors Valley covers 750 acres in the Valley of the Moors River. At the heart of the park is the Visitor Centre, an 18th century timber barn, which houses Seasons Restaurant , The Country Shop, exhibition area and hosts music evenings throughout the year. ...
GO APE Moors Valley Country Park - Hampshire
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GO APE Moors Valley Country Park - Hampshire
If you like the idea of an amazing high wire forest tree top course then Go Ape could be just your thing. We have Tarzan swings, rope bridges, ladders, tunnels and zip lines suspended up to 40 feet high in the tree tops. Go Ape is an award-winning confidence course with branches throughout the UK.  The Go Ape course will appeal to a...
Matchams Karting
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Matchams Karting
The 160cc Formula K Fun Karts are operated on a purpose built 100 metre track, these karts are perfect for the younger driver and reach speeds of up to 25mph. The Fun karts give the perfect opportunity for mum and dad to race the kids! Ages start from 7 years old with Cadet School and Cadet Championship Racing, with more available for older...
Ringwood Town and Country Experience
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Ringwood Town and Country Experience
Ringwood Town & Country Experience is over 30,000 sq ft of exhibitions, including a full size railway station, olde shops, vintage cars and motorcycles. We have a 100 seater function room with stage and dancefloor. Our Tearooms are open for morning coffee, lunches and afternoon tea. We also run events and entertainment days and we...
Bagnum Riding Stables
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Bagnum Riding Stables
Bagnum Riding Stables is a family run and family oriented riding centre with a great range of equine activities and facilities. There are half hour walk outs well suited to children and Saturday morning pony club for over 7s. Lessons are available for complete beginners upwards (including you!) should they take to it, which are held in the...
Haynes International Motor Museum - Yeovil
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Haynes International Motor Museum - Yeovil
The UK's largest exhibition of the greatest cars from around the world with over 400 amazing cars and bikes from nostalgic classics of the 50s and 60s glorious Bentleys and Rolls Royces to exciting super cars like the Jaguar XJ220. Opening Times 2nd March to 31st October Monday - Sunday 9:30am - 5:30pm (6:00pm in summer school holidays) 1st...
Hengistbury Head Beach and Reserve
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Hengistbury Head Beach and Reserve
The Hengistbury Head Beach is a south facing sand and pebbled beach with relatively safe swimming, though with no lifeguard cover at any time and swimming near the cliffs is to be avoided. Immediate vicinity amenities to the beach include modern accessible toilet block and windsurf hire school. The Land Train runs every day of the year, except...
Serendipity Sams Leisure - Christchurch
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Serendipity Sams Leisure - Christchurch
Serendipity Sam’s in Christchurch is the ultimate indoor family entertainment venue with over 10,000 square feet of fun for children up to the age of eleven, featuring our giant ball pool, amazing 3 lane Astra slide, tube slide, wavy slide, crawling tubes, rollers, rope bridges, zig zag climbing, spinners, and for the younger ...
Farmer Giles Farmstead - Salisbury
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Farmer Giles Farmstead - Salisbury
Have Fun and Learn: Farmer Giles Farmstead is designed to delight children from 18 months to 9 or 10 years old. I love to see children feeding or cuddling the animals. They learn so much from “doing” rather than just “watching” and I have plenty of hand washing facilities with anti bacterial soap. I also have plenty of...
The Clay Studio - Christchurch
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The Clay Studio - Christchurch
The Clay Studio is about having fun, being inspired and creating your own, individual hand-painted pottery. Whether you come on your own or with friends, family or work colleagues you will have a great time and have something unique to show for it. Opening Times ...
CHRISTCHURCH CASTLE AND NORMAN HOUSE
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CHRISTCHURCH CASTLE AND NORMAN HOUSE
The mound-top keep or great tower here was part of a large  Norman castle that once dominated the town of Christchurch in  Dorset. Nearby is the 12th century riverside chamber block known  as the Norman House, one of the few remaining examples of domestic  Norman architecture  in England. Built in about 1160, it...
Montacute TV Radio Toy Museum
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Montacute TV Radio Toy Museum
Montacute TV Radio Toy Museum Like a Tardis, Montacute TV Radio Toy Museum opens up to display what is probably the largest collection of toys, books, annuals and games related to TV and radio programmes. Whatever your age you will find something from your favourite programmes. From the earliest childrens programmes such as Muffin the Mule,...
Montacute House
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Montacute House
Montacute House was built at the end of the 16th century and is considered to be one of the most beautiful Elizabethan houses in England. Whether the kids want to be inspired by the art and history inside, or just run and explore, this place is worth a visit, especially during the summer when there will be 2 live shows of costumed and traditional...
Mill on the Brue Activity Centre - Bruton
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Mill on the Brue Activity Centre - Bruton
Experience unforgettable outdoor adventures. Scale heights, paddle the river, explore underground. With over 40 exciting, stimulating and challenging activities all on site, we know there isn't a moment to lose! Kids Summer Camps During the summer holidays we run unaccompanied children’s residential camps, making...
The New Queen - Christchurch
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The New Queen - Christchurch
The riverside garden is extensive and the outdoor children's play area with its slide and tyres can be seen from the decking area and part of the garden, so you can relax and enjoy the peace of the moment. 
Avon Tyrrell Activity & Residential Centre
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Avon Tyrrell Activity & Residential Centre
Experience - Learn - Develop   Avon Tyrrell Outdoor Activity Centre is situated in the idyllic setting of the New Forest and is part of the national youth work charity UK Youth .  The Centre provides residential and day visit facilities and activities for all groups of people. It's a very special place with a unique ...
Highcliffe Castle - Highcliffe
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Highcliffe Castle - Highcliffe
Highcliffe Castle has been described as arguably the most important surviving house of the Romantic and Picturesque style of architecture, which flourished at the end of the 18 th century and the beginning of the 19 th century. Its significance is recognised nationally by its Grade 1 status on the Statutory List of Buildings of Special...
Breamore House and Museum
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Breamore House and Museum
Breamore House and Museum  Life in a typical village like Breamore can be relived in the Breamore Countryside Museum which provides a fascinating insight into the days when a village was self sufficient. There are full size replicas of a farm worker’s cottage before the advent of electricity, a blacksmith’s smithy, a...
Crewkerne and District Museum - Crewkerne
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Crewkerne and District Museum - Crewkerne
Crewkerne has a long and interesting history - its status as a Saxon royal Mint, its importance as a stopping place for travellers, and its prosperity based on the textile industry. The ancient Roman hill fort of Ham Hill is a few miles distant, and the town's more important buildings were constructed of stone quarried from the hill. There...
Burley Village of Witches Mystery Trail
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Burley Village of Witches Mystery Trail
Burley Village of Witches Mystery Trail There’s clues to solve and discoveries to be made aplenty on the Burley Village of Witches self-guided mystery themed Treasure Trail. From 6 years to 106 years, everyone can join in the search for clues as you explore this traditional village with a history of witches, smugglers and dragons! Clues...
Forest Leisure Cycling
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Forest Leisure Cycling
Forest Leisure Cycling in Burley Village Come and enjoy a healthy, active day out exploring the stunning New Forest cycle trails from our central forest location. Our friendly, experienced staff will make you welcome and help you choose the most appropriate bikes and child transport to enable you to make the most of your day out in our...
Burley Manor Riding Stables
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Burley Manor Riding Stables
Set within the open grounds Burley Manor Hotel Burley Manor Riding Stables welcomes kids over 4 years old to come and give riding a go on either one or two hour rides, plus special events. The hack surrounds are peaceful and scenic with wild ponies and other natural wildlife enriches the experience. You will need to contact the stables in...
A full list of children's attractions and tourist information in Dorset, if you need child friendly ideas where to take the kids, kids days out, or fun things to do with the kids in  Dorset then we can help. We have family pubs with kids play areas, soft play areas, indoor play areas, outdoor play areas, playgrounds, aquariums, castles, stately homes, children's clubs such as Scouts, Cubs, Beavers, Brownies, Guides, youth clubs, activity centres, Air, Sea, Army Cadets.

We list children's entertainers in Dorset if you are planning a birthday, cinema, theatre, petting zoo, animal farms, children's farms, leisure hire, museum and art gallery, nature areas such as parks, and countryside walks and beaches.

We have kids activities related to outdoor pursuits and sports such as swimming, ice skating, ten pin bowling and football centres. We list theme parks and Adventure Parks in and near Dorset. If you are looking for zoos with more exotic animals, then we have them. We now list seaside towns in and near Dorset, so grab your bucket and spade and head for the Dorset seaside with the kids.

We have days out with the kids in Dorset in and near:  Ashley Heath, Bockhampton, Bournemouth, Bridport, Broadstone, Burton, Christchurch, Dorchester, Easton, Ferndown, Oakley, Poole, Portland, Weymouth, Wimborne Minster.

Dorset is a county in South West England on the English Channel coast. The county town is Dorchester, situated in the south of the county.  Dorset borders Devon to the west, Somerset to the north-west, Wiltshire to the north-east, and Hampshire to the east. Around half of the population lives in the South East Dorset conurbation.

The rest of the county is largely rural with a relatively low population density. Dorset's motto is 'Who's Afear'd'. Dorset is famous for its beautiful coastline, the Jurassic Coast, which features landforms such as Lulworth Cove, the Isle of Portland, Chesil Beach and Durdle Door, as well as the holiday resorts of Bournemouth, Poole, Weymouth, Swanage, and Lyme Regis. It is the setting of the novels of Thomas Hardy, who was born near Dorchester. The county has a long history of human settlement and some notable archaeology, including the hill forts of Maiden Castle and Hod Hill.