Tonnes of fun!
Display at the Tank Museum
Family Attractions in Dorset
If you’re searching for fun-packed ideas for days out in Dorset with the kids, you’ve reached the right place!
In Dorset, there’s animals to meet, fascinating museums to discover, great castles to explore, thrilling rides and sports of all sorts.
One thing’s for sure is that we can guarantee you and the family won’t be bored on your family holiday to Dorset. Get ready for some great fun!
What shall we do today?
It’s not difficult to keep the kids (and parents) entertained in Dorset as there’s a fair share of star family attractions hidden in amongst all that lovely West Country scenery.
Monkey World is one of Dorset the most renowned ape rescue centres in the world with over 230 rescued and endangered apes and monkeys. A great day out for your cheeky chimps!
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 Farmer Palmers. This is a great day out under 8s with a brilliant adventure playground and a number of animal based activities.
Inspirational days out
You’ll never be stuck for interesting things to see and do in Dorset, even when the British weather takes a turn for the worse. Don’t panic, Dorset has plenty of indoor fun to keep everyone entertained.
For your little soldiers, 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!
Kids will love the amazing variety of museums in Dorset where children of all ages can learn, explore, touch, and discover. Board a Concorde aircraft, be amazed at life sized dinosaurs and teddy bears, see Tutankhamun’s tomb and have your photo taken with Mr Bean’s yellow mini!
If the children need to let off some steam, take them to Lemur Landings – a huge soft play centre with bridges to cross, tunnels to explore and plenty of clambering up, sliding down, and running around.
Experience the country life
The biggest and best attractions in Dorset aren’t those that would immediately spring to mind; they’re our beaches, cliffs, harbours, woods and meadows – places that are absolutely free to go and see! If you’re after a great family day out that won’t cost you a penny, come and experience some of Dorset’s finest natural wonders.
A picnic at Durdle Door will entertain the whole family. Spend the day at Dorset’s most famous landmark and soak up the atmosphere at this magnificent beauty spot. Splash in the sea, play games, relax and enjoy quality family time.
Stimulate your children’s inquiring minds by following the Legacy Trail in Weymouth & Portland. A downloadable ‘Go Wild’ Activity Booklet has different children's activities to do along the way and you can also pick this up from centres along the Legacy Trail.
Start planning your family adventures today
In order to get the most out of your stay in Dorset experience as many attractions as possible, it is advisable to book some accommodation.
We are proud to offer a wide range of accommodation that is suitable for families, whether you’re looking for hotels, B&Bs, holiday cottages, caravan parks or camping facilities, you can rest assured we have everything here for you to enjoy your stay in Dorset.