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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 The Dinosaur Museum to your Itinerary

    The Dinosaur Museum

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    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...

  2. Add The Tutankhamun Exhibition to your Itinerary

    The Tutankhamun Exhibition

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    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...

  3. Add Swanage Museum and Heritage Centre to your Itinerary

    Swanage Museum and Heritage Centre

    Type

    Heritage/Visitor Centre

    SWANAGE

    The Museum and Heritage Centre is situated in the Old Market Building (built in the 1890's) on Swanage seafront on the site of the former 'Bankers' where the local quarried stone was stored before shipment. The Centre contains information on the history, geology and geography of the town and...

  4. Add Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre to your Itinerary

    Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre

    Type

    Animal Collection

    Wool, WAREHAM

    Monkey World, the internationally-acclaimed ape rescue centre, is home to over 250 rescued and endangered monkeys and apes. Combining fun with conservation , half-hourly talks explain all about man’s closest living relative. See the stars of TV’s ‘‘Monkey Life’, then ‘monkey around’ in the south’s...

  5. Add Brownsea Island to your Itinerary

    Brownsea Island

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    Country Park/Nature Reserve

    POOLE

    Brownsea Island is dramatically located in Poole Harbour, with spectacular views across the Purbeck Hills. Thriving natural habitats - including woodland, heathland and a lagoon - create a haven for wildlife such as the rare red squirrel and many varieties of bird. Visitors will be fascinated by...

  6. Add Splashdown Poole to your Itinerary

    Splashdown Poole

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    Theme Park

    POOLE

    Splashdown is an all action water park with some of the UK's best water flumes. Spin in the Spacebowl and tumble through twisting tubes of Mississippi Drifter for family tyre fun. Little ones not forgotten as they play around in the Little Buccaneers' Splashzone interactive water play and our...

  7. Add Kingston Maurward Gardens and Animal Park to your Itinerary

    Kingston Maurward Gardens and Animal Park

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    Garden

    DORCHESTER

    Kingston Maurward Gardens are set deep in Hardy's Dorset and are listed on the English Heritage register of gardens. The gardens include grand floral displays, stone terraces, topiary, a lake and temple. The Animal Park is a firm favourite with children and home to an interesting collection of...

  8. Add Lulworth Castle & Park to your Itinerary

    Lulworth Castle & Park

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    Castle/Fort

    EAST LULWORTH, Wareham

    Walk in the footsteps of Kings and Queens as you enjoy wide open spaces, historic buildings and stunning landscapes. Built as a Hunting Lodge in 1608, this Castle has been owned by the same family for over 400 years. Inside the Castle is a wealth of fascinating history, follow their fortunes, fate...

  9. Add Durlston Country Park National Nature Reserve to your Itinerary

    Durlston Country Park National Nature Reserve

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    Country Park/Nature Reserve

    Swanage

    Durlston Country Park, National Nature Reserve and Castle, situated 1 mile from Swanage in Dorset, is a fabulous 280 acre countryside paradise, consisting of sea-cliffs, coastal limestone downland, haymeadows, hedgerows and woodland. With stunning views, walking trails, the historic Great Globe,...

  10. 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...