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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.

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.

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 Sandworld - Weymouth Sand Sculpture Festival to your Itinerary

    Sandworld - Weymouth Sand Sculpture Festival

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    Craft Centre

    Weymouth

    The surprise 2013 “Best of Dorset” Award Winning all weather Visitor Attraction for all the family. Come and see some of the best sand sculptures in the world, right here in Weymouth, created by artists from around the world for your enjoyment. The Sandworld theme for 2014 is “Literally Sand” and...

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

    Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park & Tower

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    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 at...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

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

    Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre

    Type

    Animal Collection

    Wool, WAREHAM

    Enjoy a fun-filled, fascinating day out for all the family at Monkey World – Ape Rescue Centre in Wareham this summer.

    The 65-acre park is home to the stars of TV’s ‘Monkey Life’ and ‘Monkey Business’, and provides sanctuary for rescued and endangered primates from around the world. Some are...

  8. Add Splashdown Poole to your Itinerary

    Splashdown Poole

    Type

    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...

  9. Add Margaret Green Animal Rescue to your Itinerary

    Margaret Green Animal Rescue

    Type

    Animal Collection

    Church Knowle, WAREHAM

    Our Church Knowle Animal Sanctuary and Visitor Centre is free to visit between 10am and 4pm. Come and meet the animals at our site set in some of Dorset’s most beautiful scenery. Why not bring a picnic, spend a few hours and enjoy seeing for yourself the first-class care our rescue animals receive...

  10. Add Moors Valley Country Park to your Itinerary

    Moors Valley Country Park

    Type

    Country/Royal Park

    Ringwood

    A 1000-acre Country Park and Forest with something for everyone. Adventure Play Trail with unique wooden play sculptures, Tree Top Trail, authentic narrow-gauge steam railway, Golf Centre, Go Ape high wire adventure course, restaurant and gift shop. Explore easy to follow waymarked trails on foot...