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Tonnes of fun!

Tonnes of fun!

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Attractions in Dorset for Kids

Dorset has such a wide range of family attractions you’ll be sure to have plenty to do during your stay. Whether you want to explore our number of great museums, spend the day at one of the many animal farms and parks or have some adventure at our superb activity centres, Dorset really has some of the best family attractions to be found anywhere!

Monkey World is one of the most renowned ape rescue centres in the world with over 230 rescued and endangered apes and monkeys. A great day out for your little monkeys!

Moors Valley Country Park has something for everyone. Set in 1000 acres of parkland and forest you can explore the way marked trails, tree-top walkways and tackle the high wire adventure.

Enjoy some fun down on the farm at Honeybrook. This is a great day out for little ones with a brilliant adventure playground and a number of nature based activities.

For your little soldiers that think big is best the Tank Museum is a must. Learn the story of the tank and look around a massive display of armoured vehicles; you can even take part in a trench experience. Tonnes of fun for everyone!

Other great attractions include Adventure Wonderland, an Alice in Wonderland based family attraction. Keep the kids entertained with exciting rides, a fun indoor play centre and much more.

You will find a whole range of family museums, farm parks and more in Dorset, use our search tool on this page or have a look at our full list of Dorset attractions!

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  1. Add Lemur Landings to your Itinerary

    Lemur Landings

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    Adventure Park/Playground

    POOLE

    Boasting a huge multi-level playframe, multi-slide, bridges, tunnels, ball cannons, climbing wall and dedicated areas for under 5's, Lemur Landings is one of the biggest soft play centres in Dorset. The play area is suitable for children under 12 (5'2" / 158cm and under). Parents can relax with a...

  2. Add The Dinosaur Museum to your Itinerary

    The Dinosaur Museum

    Type

    Museum

    DORCHESTER

    The only museum on mainland Britain solely devoted to dinosaurs, the award-winning Dinosaur Museum is a treat, especiallly for children. The musuem combines life-sized reconstructions of dinosaurs with fossils and skeletons to create an exciting hands-on experience. Multimedia displays tell the...

  3. Add Beaulieu National Motor Museum to your Itinerary

    Beaulieu National Motor Museum

    Type

    Heritage/Visitor Centre

    Near Brockenhurst

    At the heart of the New Forest, Beaulieu is a multi-award winning family day out with something for everyone.

    With free on-site parking, one great value family ticket grants access to four stunning attractions:

    The National Motor Museum
    With over 250 vehicles in its world famous collection,...

  4. Add The Ark to your Itinerary

    The Ark

    Type

    Adventure Park/Playground

    Poole

    Whatever the weather The Ark is open and offers guaranteed fun for the whole family. There's a fantastic play-frame with three levels of soft play, tunnels, slides and interactive zones including a dedicated toddler area.

    All year round ice-rink and a scrumdiddlyumptious cafe, terrace and...

  5. Add Lyme Bay RIB Charter to your Itinerary

    Lyme Bay RIB Charter

    Type

    Boat Trip

    Bridport

    Exciting & exhilarating boat trips running from West Bay along the Jurassic Coast.

    RIB Blasts, Coastal Cruises, Water Skiing & Wake Boarding & Jurassic Coast Link between West Bay & Lyme Regis picking up from either harbour.
    Charters & water based events for families, groups, clubs & schools.

  6. Add The Tank Museum to your Itinerary

    The Tank Museum

    Type

    Museum

    BOVINGTON, Wareham

    The Tank Museum brings the history of tanks and tank crews to life, supported by the world's best collection of tanks, and action packed live displays during the school holidays.
    Our exhibitions tell the story of armoured warfare spanning almost 100 years of history. As you explore the museum's...

  7. Add Putlake Adventure Farm to your Itinerary

    Putlake Adventure Farm

    Type

    Farm

    Swanage

    Visitors are encouraged to explore and make contact with a variety of friendly animals in a relaxed atmosphere. Bottle feed the lambs and goats, groom the ponies, hold a rabbit or watch the farmer carrying out his everyday duties. There are indoor and outdoor picnic and play areas, pedal go karts,...

  8. Add Abbotsbury Children's Farm to your Itinerary

    Abbotsbury Children's Farm

    Type

    Animal Collection

    WEYMOUTH

    The Children's Farm is home to a large variety of animals. Children can bottle feed baby goats twice daily, cuddle the guinea pigs and meet the rabbits, donkeys, cows and pigs. There is goat racing twice a day, a large indoor playbarn with ball pool, plus pony rides and an educational display about...

  9. Add Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park & Tower to your Itinerary

    Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park & Tower

    Type

    Animal Collection

    Weymouth


    SEA LIFE Adventure Park and Tower takes you on an adventure both above and below the ocean. Discover a magical underwater world filled with a dazzling array of amazing creatures. Also visit the SEA LIFE Tower and enjoy amazing 360º panoramic views of Weymouth Bay, Portland and the Jurassic Coast...

  10. Add Purbeck Sports Centre to your Itinerary

    Purbeck Sports Centre

    Type

    Leisure/Swimming Pool

    WAREHAM

    Fitness fun in Purbeck
    Stunning countryside views, fantastic facilities for all the family and a 25 metre indoor pool make Purbeck Sports Centre the perfect venue to keep active.
    • Sessions for all the family in the low-chlorine swimming pool
    • Three all-weather floodlit tennis courts...