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Tonnes of fun!

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Family Attractions in Dorset

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.

Have a memorable day out with the family as you all become super sleuths with Treasure Trails Dorset. Have fun exploring as you solve the clues in one of Dorset’s Murder Mystery, Treasure Hunt or Spy Trails.

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  1. Add The Tutankhamun Exhibition to your Itinerary

    The Tutankhamun Exhibition

    Type

    Museum

    DORCHESTER

    The Tutankhamun Exhibition allows the visitor to experience the magnificence and wonder of the world's greatest discovery of ancient treasure. Be there at the discovery with Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon, and share in their excitment. Explore the ante-chamber filled with treasures including...

  2. Add Sandworld - Weymouth Sand Sculpture Festival to your Itinerary

    Sandworld - Weymouth Sand Sculpture Festival

    Type

    Craft Centre

    Weymouth

    Our 2015 theme of 'Best & British' featuring British icons, we would love to welcome you to this brilliant gallery with a difference, perfect for all ages. So come & take a selfie with your favourite characters such as, One Direction, The Royal Family, Chitty Bang Bang, Lewis Hamilton, The Beatles,...

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

    Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park & Tower

    Type

    Animal Collection

    Weymouth


    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 Weymouth Sea Life Tower and enjoy amazing 360º panoramic views of Weymouth Bay, Portland...

  4. Add Forest Leisure Cycling to your Itinerary

    Forest Leisure Cycling

    Type

    Forest

    Burley, NEW FOREST

    Welcome to the home of cycling in the New Forest. We are the acclaimed New Forest Cycle Hire, Cycle and Accessory Sales and Cycle Repairs Centre, based in the traditional and unspoilt village of Burley and located close to the trails. Come and enjoy a healthy, active day out on one of our 9 New...

  5. 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...

  6. Add The Teddy Bear Museum to your Itinerary

    The Teddy Bear Museum

    Type

    Museum

    DORCHESTER

    .Visit this unique family museum with its evocative and atmospheric displays of teddy bears from throughout the last century. From the earliest teddy bears right up until today’s TV favourites they are all there to be seen and enjoyed. The museums oldest bear is called Michael as was made in 1906...

  7. Add Lemur Landings to your Itinerary

    Lemur Landings

    Type

    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...

  8. Add Corfe Castle Model Village and Gardens to your Itinerary

    Corfe Castle Model Village and Gardens

    Type

    Model/Miniature Village

    CORFE CASTLE

    Come and visit us to see what the Castle and village would have looked like before its destruction by Cromwell’s troops in 1646. Set in an acre of landscaped gardens, we are the ideal place for a lazy few hours for both young and old alike.

    Included in the Model Village and gardens are:-
    -Giant...

  9. Add Farmer Palmer's Farm Park  to your Itinerary

    Farmer Palmer's Farm Park

    Type

    Farm

    Organford, POOLE

    Farmer Palmer's is where young adventurers (eight years and under) can frankly ‘let their hair down’ without older children around to stifle their enjoyment!

    Different animal activities every half hour, means you can mix these with the many dedicated and natural play areas where the children can...

  10. Add Abbotsbury Swannery to your Itinerary

    Abbotsbury Swannery

    Type

    Animal Collection

    Abbotsbury

    The 600-year-old swannery is a natural history paradise. Home to the only managed colony of free-flying mute swans in the world that visitors can walk among. During the nesting and hatching period (end May-end June), it is possible to be standing next to hatching eggs. On average, over 100 nests...