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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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Enjoy a nostalgic steam-train ride on the Purbeck line.
Steam trains run most weekend throughout the year with daily running April to October.
Park at Norden then catch a train to travel 6 miles south to Swanage, passing through Corfe Castle...
Archaeology, natural history, and geology of Dorset. Local and agricultural history displays. Gallery of Dorset's writers, including Thomas Hardy's study reconstruction. Up to 2 accompanied children go free, each additional child £1
Walking with Llamas is a unique and very relaxing experience. These hardy, extremely agile and elegant animals are gentle, easy to handle and great fun to be with. Discover Dorset with a difference!
Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park and Tower takes you on an adventure both above and below the ocean.
Located in Weymouth on the edge of the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage site, Jurassic Skyline offers unrivalled views of this breathtaking natural phenomenon.
Splashdown is the South's Ultimate Waterpark. In winter there is a choice of 8 fantastic rides. Each one with its own twists and turns generating a real buzz for the rider and loads of laughs, thrills and spills for all.
Enter into a world of discovery - feed the lambs, view the animals, take a tractor-trailer ride, watch milking, have fun in the play areas (Designed for 8 years and under). Restaurant and shop.
We are very excited about 2016 - if you love the sand sculptures on the beach, you will absolutely love SandWorld.
Hope Square, Weymouth
Explore the streets of Weymouth with a self-guided Murder Mystery themed walking Treasure Trail; a fun and imaginative way to explore Weymouth.
The Tank Museum brings history to life, with the world’s best collection of tanks and explosive live displays.
Our exhibitions tell the story of armoured warfare spanning over 100 years of history. Exploring eight powerful exhibitions, you will...
Buckland Newton, DORCHESTER
Thrills on the hills - a day in the Dorset countryside! Exhilarating Off-road driving (8yrs +) and shooting activities (12yrs+).
Visit this unique family museum with its evocative and atmospheric displays of teddy bears from throughout the last century
The world's greatest discovery of Ancient Treasure - Tutankhamun's tomb, treasures and mummy are superbly recreated in this internationaly renowned exhibition - spanning time itself.
Ashley Heath, East Dorset
A unique 3 hour adventure in the trees taking on zip wires, tarzan swings, rope ladders and a variety of high-wire crossings, all set in one of the UK’s most beautiful forests
Fossils, skeletons, life-size dinosaur reconstructions plus hands-on and multimedia displays provide great family fun at this award winning museum.
Explore leap, run, climb and play to the max
Childrens play zone
ADVENTURE WONDERLAND, DORSET’S NUMBER ONE FAMILY THEME PARK
It’s a full day’s fun at Dorset’s number one family theme park, Adventure Wonderland, as there’s even more to do and see than ever before with over 30 family rides and attractions.
A favourite haunt for adults and children alike, you can't fail to be captivated by the romantic Corfe Castle ruins and it's breath-taking views across Purbeck!
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 knowledge of local marine life through engagement...
Highcliffe Castle is a magnificent Grade 1 Listed 1830s mansion built by Lord Stuart de Rothesay and is situated just four miles east of Christchurch. The cliff-top grounds, with wonderful views of the Dorset coastline and the Isle of Wight, provide...