Family Friendly Lyme Regis

There’s fun for all the family in Lyme Regis, whether you’re looking to entertain toddlers or teenagers there is something for all ages. With dinosaurs to discover, fossils to unearth, sea fishing, water sports and thrilling rides, Lyme Regis is the ideal setting to create unforgettable family holiday memories.

Lyme’s Museums

There are plenty of places to visit in the town to keep the whole family entertained, come rain or shine.

The Lyme Regis Museum is a must for any budding palaeontologist. Here you’ll find plenty of fossils, as well as exhibits on local history, famous writers and of course Lyme Regis’ famous fossil hunter Mary Anning. The museum is built on the site of the former home of Mary Anning and there is even a Mary Anning wing. Located on the seafront, Lyme Regis Museum also has fantastic views over Lyme Bay.

Inspirational Days Out

If you’re looking for an attraction to keep the whole family entertained the Town Mill is a unique mix of working mill, art galleries and artisan businesses – there is a lot to see. The mill was rescued from demolition by the residents of Lyme Regis and opened to the public after a 10-year restoration project. Visitors can join a tour of the mill, run by volunteer millers. It’s a great way to see this ancient mill in action, which has been delivering flour to the local community since 1340!

Get up close to some of the local marine life at Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium. Located at the end of the Cobb, the Marine Aquarium is a great place to learn and discover what lies beneath the waves on the British coast.

Get outdoors and active

Get active and outdoors on your trip. This small town is a walkers' paradise, it literally has something for everyone of all ages and abilities. Whether you are interested in history, nature, art or fancy a walk-through town, there is something for everyone.

Follow in the footsteps of Mary Anning, join a guided fossil tour, or rock pool ramble and discover your own piece of history. There are organised tours available with the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre, the Lyme Regis Museum and other local experts. Lyme Regis Museum organises guided fossil walks along the Lyme Regis coast. What will you unearth?

Spend the afternoon at the Langmoor and Lister Gardens, explore the gardens, enjoy a game of mini golf or table tennis or just sit back and take in the views of the coast while enjoying a picnic.

Plenty to see beside the sea

Lyme Regis’ coastline is perfect for some family fun on the coast. A holiday to Lyme wouldn’t be complete without a day at the beach; sandcastles, rockpooling, swimming, paddling and ice-cream.

Try something new on your visit, stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, mackerel fishing or an adrenaline-filled boat ride along the Jurassic Coast with Lyme Regis RIB Charter or Lyme Bay RIB Rides.

With so many activities perfect for the whole family, it’s time to planning your next family adventure.

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Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium

Discover the creatures of the seashore and deeper waters of the Jurassic coast at Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium, a traditional family run seaside attraction which prides itself on its mission to drive...

Lyme Regis Museum

There really is something to delight and inspire everyone at Lyme Regis Museum. Enjoying a stunning seafront location on the world-famous Jurassic Coast with fantastic views over Lyme Bay,...

The Marine Theatre

Right on the seafront in beautiful Lyme Regis, The Marine Theatre dates back to the 1800s. Here you can see bands, films, comedians, plays and community-led events - or just admire the view of...

The Town Mill

This ancient watermill, set in the artisan quarter of Lyme Regis, was rescued from dereliction by local volunteers, through a ten-year restoration project. Today, the unique and intriguing story of...

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