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The Skatehouse at Coast

91 Salterns Rd, Poole, BH14 8BL. Book a 2hr Skate & Play session for your children (up to 8 years) to skate or bike in the kids skatepark and have a…

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Laser Tag Moors Valley

Moors Valley Country Park, BH24 2ET. The Ultimate Woodland Laser Tag Experience suitable for children age 8+. 1.5 hour sessions. We also host birthday parties. Call 0120 028109 for more…

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AirJumpX at BH Live Sir David English

BH8 9PZ. Under 5’s Sessions every Wednesdays (term time only) 9.15am-10.05am £6.50. 5+ every Sunday various times £12 (£8 for Members). Jump, bounce and tumble on our super-sized indoor inflatable obstacle course….

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The Hideout Soft Play

7A The Neighbourhood Centre in Canford Heath (right next to Asda) Opening Hours Monday – Saturday (times vary please check FB page) Family run, Indoor soft play for children aged…

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Cosy Village Kids Play Cafe

1609 Wimborne Road, Kinson. Monday to Friday 8am – 5:30pm (closed 2.30-4pm) Our Kids Play Cafe for children age 0-5 years will provide a calm and relaxing atmosphere where parents can…

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Little Bugs Soft Play

380 Ringwood Road, Ferndown BH22 9AU. Mo/Tue/Thurs/Friday 9am – 4pm Saturday 9am -1pm (Wednesday & Sunday Closed/Private Hire) Soft Play for ages 0-5 years, good cake and great drinks. Play. Explore….

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Upton Adventure Golf

Opening Hours Daily – 10am – 5pm(last entry 4pm) everyday! 9 hole British wildlife themed adventure golf course, located at Upton Country Park. Only £3pp, there’s no need to book,…

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Wild Ones Play Cafe

1442 Wimborne Road, Kinson BH10 7AS. Monday-Friday 9.30am-3pm | Saturday – Private Party Hire Only | Sunday – Closed Aimed at little wild ones aged 0-4’s. We will ignite their…

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Fore Adventure

The Hutquarters, Middle Beach Car Park, Studland, BH19 3AP. At Fore Adventure you can forage for wild food and then enjoy it afterwards this is most certainly a different kind…

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Puddletown Blueberries

Open from mid-July until late September – Wednesday 10am -1pm Sundays 10am-4pm Duddle Farm, Heath Cottages, Puddletown, Dorchester DT2 8QL Pick your own local fresh and delicious blueberries on our…

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Forde Abbey Fruit Farm

Open daily 9.30am – 6pm Sign posted on local roads – 4 miles SE of Chard at TA20 4NA (Dorset/Sommerset Boarder) We have strawberries grown at table top height for…

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Shaka Surf Branksome

Shaka Surf is perfectly located at Branksome Dean Beach and is for all ages and abilities to have fun in the water – paddle boarding, surfing, kayaking, parties, games and…

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Trails at Moors Valley Country Park and Forest

There are plenty of trails to discover and explore at Moors Valley Country Park and Forest. Play Trail – You can wriggle through giant snakes in the ‘Snake Pit’, attempt…

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Museum of East Dorset

23-29 High St, Wimborne BH21 1HR. Opening hours – Monday – Saturday 10am-4.30pm The Museum of East Dorset is a local museum in the town of Wimborne Minster and occupies…

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Bournemouth Natural Science Society & Museum

39 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3NS. Opening hours – Most Tuesdays throughout the year from 10am-4pm (last entry 3.30pm) A fascinating Natural history museum in a Victorian building, with fossils,…

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Colehill Community Library

Regular events including: Rhymetime For opening times visit: https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/libraries-history-culture/libraries/find-your-local-library/dorset-libraries For one off events check out their Facebook page: colehillcommunitylibrary/ Middlehill Road, Colehillm Wimborne,  BH21 2HL Tel: 01202 886676 ccl.colehill@gmail.com To find…

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Upton Library

Regular events including: Lego & Duplo Club Chatterbooks (7-11yrs) – booking essential For session times & opening hours visit: https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/libraries-history-culture/libraries/find-your-local-library/dorset-libraries For one off events visit their Facebook page: uptonlibrary/ Corner House,…

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Verwood Library

For opening times & one-off events visit: https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/libraries-history-culture/libraries/find-your-local-library/dorset-libraries 1 Manor Road, Verwood, BH31 6DS Tel: 01202 822972 verwoodlibrary@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk To find out what’s on during the next school holiday, visit our…

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Wimborne Library

Regular events including: Story Time Fun with Lego For session times & opening hours visit: https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/libraries-history-culture/libraries/find-your-local-library/dorset-libraries For one off events visit their Facebook page: wimbornelibrary/ Crown Mead, Rear of 55 to…

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West Moors Library

Regular events including: Lego Club For session times & opening hours visit: https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/libraries-history-culture/libraries/find-your-local-library/dorset-libraries Station Road, West Moors, Wimborne, BH22 0JD Tel: 01202 873272 westmoorslibrary@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk To find out what’s on during…

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Ringwood Library

Regular events including: Rhymetime (0-5yrs) Construction Club (4-12yrs) Code Club (8yrs+) Toddler Time (1-3yrs) For session times & opening hours visit: https://www.hants.gov.uk/librariesandarchives/library/libraryfinder/ringwood-library For one off events visit their Facebook page: ringwoodlibrary/…

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Ferndown Library

Regular events including: Rhyme Time CoderDojo (9-12yrs) – booking essential Storytime & Craft (3-8yrs) – booking essential For session times & opening hours visit: https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/libraries-history-culture/libraries/find-your-local-library/dorset-libraries For one off events visit…

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Corfe Mullen Library

Regular events including: Rhyme Time Lego Club The Reading Den (8-11yrs) Chatterbooks – Reading Storytelling & Art Club (Y3-Y6) – booking essential Saturday Craft Time (3yrs +) Board Games Something…

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Rossmore Library

Regular events including: Wriggle & Rhyme (0-18m) Drawing and Colouring Lego Club For session times & opening hours visit: https://www.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/Libraries/Your-local-library/Libraries-in-Poole/Rossmore-Library For one off events visit their Facebook page:rossmorelibrary/ Herbert Avenue,…

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Poole Library

Regular events including: Wriggle & Rhyme (0-18m) Toddler Time Lego Club Family CoderDojo Games Club Games Evening For session times & opening hours visit: https://www.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/Libraries/Your-local-library/Libraries-in-Poole/Poole-Library For one off events visit…

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Parkstone Library

Regular events including: Wriggle & Rhyme (0-18m) Toddler Time Lego Club Saturday Crafts For session times & opening hours visit: https://www.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/Libraries/Your-local-library/Libraries-in-Poole/Parkstone-Library Britannia Road, Poole, BH14 8AZ Tel: 01202 127 300…

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Oakdale Library

Regular events including: Wriggle & Rhyme (0-18m) Toddler Song and Storytime (0-4yrs) Rhyme Time Stay and Play Lego Club Colouring for Adults and Children Adult and Children’s Board Games Home…

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Hamworthy Library

Regular events including: Wriggle & Rhyme (0-18m) Under 1’s Stay & Play Toddler Time Lego Club For session times & opening hours visit: https://www.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/Libraries/Your-local-library/Libraries-in-Poole/Hamworthy-Library For one off events visit their…

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Creekmoor Library

Regular events including: Wriggle & Rhyme (0-18m) Story Time Children’s Games & Lego Club The library has a toy library – as a Member of staff there for more details. For session…

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Canford Heath Library

Regular events including: Wriggle & Rhyme (0-18m) Homework Club Craft Club Lego Club For session times & opening hours visit: https://www.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/Libraries/Your-local-library/Libraries-in-Poole/Canford-Heath-Library For one off events visit their Facebook page:canfordheathlibrary/ Mitchell…

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Canford Cliffs Library

Regular events including: Lego Club For session times and opening hours visit: https://www.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/Libraries/Your-local-library/Libraries-in-Poole/Canford-Cliffs-Library For one off events visit their Facebook page:canfordcliffslibrary/ Western Road, Poole, BH13 7BN Tel: 01202 127 123 canfordcliffslibrary@bcpcouncil.gov.uk…

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Broadstone Library

Regular events including: Wriggle & Rhyme (0-18m) For session times & opening hours visit: https://www.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/Libraries/Your-local-library/Libraries-in-Poole/Broadstone-Library For one off events visit their Facebook page:broadstonelibrary/ Story Lane, Poole, BH18 8EQ Tel: 01202…

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Branksome Library

Regular events including: Wriggle & Rhyme (0-18m) Toddler Time For session times & opening hours visit: https://www.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/Libraries/Your-local-library/Libraries-in-Poole/Branksome-Library For one off events visit their Facebook page:branksomelibrary/ Ashley Road, Poole, BH14 9BY…

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Highcliffe Library

Regular events including: Wriggle & Rhyme (0-18m) Toddler Time For session times & opening hours visit: https://www.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/Libraries/Your-local-library/Libraries-in-Christchurch/Highcliffe-Library For one off events visit their Facebook page:highcliffelibrary/ Gordon Road, Highcliffe, BH23 5HN…

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Christchurch Library

Regular events including: Wriggle & Rhyme (0-18m) Storytime Tribe (2yrs +) Imagination Station (Toddlers-4yrs) Lego Club Board Games Club Family Code Club Junior Chess For session times & opening hours…

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Winton Library

Regular events including: Wriggle & Rhyme (0-18m) Story Time The library has a toy library – you can borrow 3 toys at a time. For session times & opening hours…

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Westbourne Library

Regular events including: Wriggle & Rhyme (0-18m) Toddler Time For session times & opening hours visit: https://www.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/Libraries/Your-local-library/Libraries-in-Bournemouth/Westbourne-Library For one off events visit their Facebook page: westbournelibrary/ Alum Chine Road, Westbourne,…

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West Howe Library

Regular events including: Wriggle & Rhyme (0-18m) Bricks and Books – Reading Club Pick & Mix Fun Reading Group Games Club Story Time Stay & Play Crafternoon & Children’s Craft Lego…

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Tuckton Library

Regular events including: Wriggle & Rhyme (0-18m) Games Night Lego Club Chess Club (8-13yrs) For session times & opening hours visit: https://www.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/Libraries/Your-local-library/Libraries-in-Bournemouth/Tuckton-Library For one off events visit their Facebook page:…

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Springbourne Library

Regular events including: Stay and Play Wriggle & Rhyme (0-18m) Family Crafts Family Games Code Club (6-11yrs) booking required Toddler Time Lego Club – booking required For session times &…

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Pokesdown and Southbourne Library

Regular events including: Toddler Time Wriggle & Rhyme (0-18m) Board Games Drop-in Crafts Lego & Board Games Colouring Story Time For session times & opening hours visit: bcpcouncil.gov.uk/Libraries/Your-local-library/Libraries-in-Bournemouth/Pokesdown-Southbourne-Library For one…

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Kinson Library

Regular events including: Toddler Time Wriggle & Rhyme (0-18m) Reading Rabbits – Reading Group (6-10yrs) The Book Agents – Reading Group (8-12yrs) Lego Club Family Games Club The library has…

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Ensbury Park Library

Regular events including: Toddler Time For session times & opening hours visit: bcpcouncil.gov.uk/Libraries/Your-local-library/Libraries-in-Bournemouth/Ensbury-Park-Library For one off events visit their Facebook page: ensburyparklibrary/ 31 Columbia Road, Ensbury Park, BH10 4DZ Tel: 01202…

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Charminster Library

Regular events including: Tech Buddy Children’s reading group (8-11yrs) Saturday family crafting drop-in sessions Toddler Time Wriggle & Rhyme (0-18m) For session times & opening hours visit: bcpcouncil.gov.uk/Libraries/Your-local-library/Libraries-in-Bournemouth/Charminster-Library For one…

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Castlepoint Library

Regular events including: Tech Buddy Games night Tuesday Tots Explore Learning (Maths & English workshop) Treasure hunts with stickers as prizes – different themes every month Lego Club *NEW from…

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Bournemouth Library

Regular events including: Wriggle & Rhyme  (0-18m) Toddler Time For session times & opening hours visit: bcpcouncil.gov.uk/Libraries/Your-local-library/Libraries-in-Bournemouth/Bournemouth-Library For one off events visit their Facebook page: bournemouthlibrary/ 22 The Triangle, Bournemouth, BH2…

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Putt Putt Noodle

The Dolphin Center, Poole. Putt Putt Noodle is a pan asian themed indoor adventure mini golf which has 3 9 hole courses for you to choose and play! Alongside an…

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High Score Arcade Poole

The Dolphin Center Poole. High Score is a free-play amusement centre, packed with games to either reminisce or play for the first time. We also run monthly SEN sessions &…

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Flip Out Poole

Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 10am-8pm | Sunday 10am-6pm The Indoor Adventure Park in the Dolphin Center in Poole has: E Karting Interactive Football Laser Tag Bumper Cars Roller Rink…

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Boscombe Library

Regular events including: Family Boardgames Stay & Play (0-5yrs) Digital Hub  (4 to 8yrs) Wriggle & Rhyme  (0-18m) Tech Buddy Toddler Time Lego/Duplo Club For session times & opening hours…

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2 Riversmeet Leisure Complex Soft Play

Stoney Lane South, Christchurch BH23 1HW. Opening Hours: Mo & Thur 8am-7pm Tue 8-10am 2-7pm Wed 8-10am 1-7pm Fri 8-10am 12-7pm Sat 8-10am 1-6pm Sun 8am-1pm 4-6pm Under the sea…

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BH Live Active Soft Play Areas in BCP

Soft play at our various sites for under 5s only. Littledown, BH7 7DX – Open: Monday-Friday 9.30am-6pm Sat & Sun 9am-3pm £3 PAYG Corfe Mullen, BH21 3LE – Open: Monday-Friday  9am-5.30pm Sat 8.30am-3.30pm…

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Rossmore Leisure Center Soft Play

Everyone Active, Herbert Avenue, Poole BH12 4HR Weekday 9am-6pm Weekends 8am-5pm Suitable for kids aged all the way up to 12, they can climb, clamber and explore our dedicated soft…

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Itsy Bitsyccino Role Play Cafe

Westover Retail Park, Bournemouth BH9 3JS. Monday&Thursday&Saturday 11am-4pm | Friday 12.15-4pm A role play cafe for little ones age 0-5 yrs to enjoy for free (min. £5 spend in the…

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Coffee & Play Cafe

3 Churchill road, Parkstone (opposite the Churchill Pub). Monday – Friday 9am – 2.30pm Sessions 9.30-11.30am & 12.30-2.30pm £6.50 per child £1 per non walker suitable for children up to…

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Snowtrax

Matchams Lane, Hurn, Christchurch BH23 6AW. Our family friendly centre is full of exciting kids activities! Try riding the Ski Bobs or spinning down the slopes in a Ringo. Have…

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ShoreSports

We are a Watersports School at Mudeford Quay. Learn to sail, windsurf, wingsurf, kayak or stand-up-paddleboard (SUP) with our qualified instructors. Join one of our popular tours up river, have…

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Forest Arts Center

Old Milton Road, New Milton BH25 6DS. Our program of entertainment includes touring musicians, stand up comedy, fortnightly movie screenings as well as fun children activities in school holidays. As well…

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Dorset Adventure Sports

Magna Road, Wimborne, BH21 3AP. Our activity site feature off road tracks, target ranges for shooting events and woodland for combat games such as paintball and laser tag. Minimum of…

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David Loyd Health Club

Locations in Poole BH17 7BX and Ringwood BH24 3AS. Facilities include a Spa, Tennis, in and outdoor Pools, Gym, Exercise, Classes, Clubroom, Kids Club and a Creche. Contact Poole 0120…

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Dorset Scrap Store

14 Alder Hills, Poole BH12 4AS Opening Hours Tuesday-Thursday & Saturday 10am-5pm. Dorset Scrapstore run affordable workshops for children and adults which cover a range of activities and focus on skill-learning…

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Cool Coast Ice Rink – BIC

Bournemouth International Centre, Exeter Road, BH2 5BH. Date: 9. December 2023 – 18. February 2024     Times: Daily 9am – 8:45pm (times vary 60 minutes session) *NEW* RELAXED SESSIONS…

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Laser Quest Bournemouth Kids Club & Armageddon

The Old Super Bowl, Glen Fern Rd, Bournemouth, BH1 2LZ. Kids Club – Sunday 10am-12pm – Games + unlimited free squash. Armageddon – Sunday 6pm-9pm Try new games. Members £10 |…

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Brownsea Island

Poole Harbour, BH13 7EE. Brownsea Island is part of the Nations Trust there are Free family trails*, natural play area, guided walks,  an outdoor centre, including a natural mini-golf course…

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Greenslade Pleasure Boats

Poole Quay BH15 1HJ. 2023 Opening: 31. March – 31. October 2023. Fresh air, fantastic views, fun and relaxation for you to enjoy on every sailing. The cruise lasts 1…

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Harbour Pirates Glow Golf

Poole Quay, BH15 1HJ. Daily 10am-9.30pm. Set in the heart of Poole Quay this is an attraction for all the family to enjoy and something different for sure – play…

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Oli’s Roller Disco

Ferndown Leisure Center, Cherry Grove BH22 9EZ. Normally Every Sunday from September to End of June (check on the FB page if it is on) Closed in the Summer & 25….

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Ringwood Health & Leisure

Ringwood – Parsonage Barn Lane, BH24 1PX. New Milton – Gore Road, BH25 6RR. Steam Room, Sauna, Badminton, Indoor Basketball & Football, Exercise Classes, Gym, Swimming Lessons & Pool. *NEW* RingwoodPlayZone…

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The Barn – Ringwood

Parsonage Barn Lane, Ringwood, BH24 1SE. A new performance, music and cinema venue in the heart of Ringwood. The Stables a modern and fresh new social hall is also available to…

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Poole Park Railway

Poole Pk, Poole BH15 2SF. SADLY CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR THE UNFORESEEABLE FUTURE The railway is expected to be open every day from 10am (weather permitted) a great trip to Poole…

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Watersports Library

A library with two hubs in Poole (Broadstone and Hamworthy) to borrow watersports equipment from SUP boards to kayaks and much more, they even have beach trolleys, a beach hut,…

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Christchurch Tennis

Iford Bridge Bowls Club, Barrack Road, Christchurch, BH23 2BA. Christchurch Tennis provides club membership to all the community and an excellent first rate Coaching Programme. Sam is available for individual lessons…

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South Coast Karting

South Coast Karting, Chapel Gate Circuit, Parley, Christchurch, BH23 6BL​. The flood lit circuit is available for pre booked timed sessions and exclusive group hire all year round and in all weathers from 10am…

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Sandbanks Paddleboard Hire

HIRE and SALES (New and Used) company, based in Bournemouth and the Sandbanks area of Poole. ‘Collect and Go’ – Freedom to take your paddleboard SUP anywhere! The location for collection…

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Bournemouth SUP Hire

Wheaton Rd, Boscombe, Bournemouth BH7 6LL. With Bournemouth SUP hire we hire our SUPs for full days so you can go at your own pace! You can even take advantage…

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Poole Windsurfing

Shore Road, Poole, BH13 7PH. Our windsurfing lessons take place in the safe, shallow waters of Poole Harbour, where we teach in small groups with personalized windsurfing tuition which is…

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Everyone’s Watersports

Everyone’s Watersports is a family friendly, affordable, sit on top kayak and paddleboard hire venue located on the River Stour.  You can find us next to Tuckton bridge in Christchurch….

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The SUP School

Saviour Watersports, Little Avon Marina, Stony Ln S, Christchurch BH23 1HW. 1-1 SUP Lessons available with our skilled teachers. We also run a SUP Skills kids club in the school…

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Jurassic Watersports

Jurassic Watersports are your outdoor adventure specialist. Activities at Jurassic Watersports are a mixture of short 90 minute tasters and half day guided trips, all conducted under the watchful eye…

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Longdown Activity Farm

Open Daily 10am-5pm. Deerleap Ln, Ashurst, New Forest, SO40 7EH. There are donkeys, alpacas, cute chicks, Pygmy goats, Kunekune pigs, cows including bottle feeding animals. We have a Piglets Play…

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Hope Farm Alpaca Rescue

Daily (closed Mondays) 10am-4pm. Mill St, Corfe Mullen, Wimborne BH21 3RQ. Your children will love walking the gorgeous alpacas as well as feeding them and learning lots of alpaca facts. There…

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Gulliver’s Farm Shop

Daily 9am-4pm. Station Rd, West Moors, Ferndown, BH22 0JG. Gulliver’s Farm Shop has an outdoor play area for little ones to play with ride-on diggers and tractors and watch the…

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Nick’s Farm

Valley Road, Troop, Bournemouth BH8 0EB. Open Mo/Tue/Wed/Fr 10am-4pm Thursdays closed Sat 10am-5.30pm Sun 10am-4.30pm. There lots to see here at Nicks Farm from our variety of different animals to just…

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WimpSupHire – Paddleboard Hire

Wiamate, Gaunts Common, Wimborne, BH21 4JN. All of our rentals are for an all-day hire, collect your boards from 8am and return anytime up to 8pm. Simply choose your date and time, check…

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Marvo Mysteries Escape Rooms Bournemouth

664 Christchurch Road, Boscombe, BH7 6BT. The M.A.R.V.O experience is designed for groups of 2 – 24 people (We recommend at least 3 players). If you have any questions or…

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Ouija Escape Experience Bournemouth

Open Daily 11am-11pm. Ouija Bournemouth, 123 Charminster Road, BH8 8UH. Crematorium, 135 Charminster Road, BH8 8UH. This is probably more suited for the older teenagers! Ouija Escape Experiences for teams of 2-10…

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The Lockey Escape Rooms in Bournemouth

Open Daily 10am-10pm Case 47 & Hannibal, 35 The Triangle, Bournemouth, BH2 5SE. Ace Ventura, The Basement, 2 Yelverton Road, Bournemouth, BH1 1DF. Escape rooms are entertaining, adventuring, team building…

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U-Escape – Escape Rooms

1 Poole Hill, Bournemouth, BH2 5PW. For adults and children 12+. Suited to teams of 2-6 people, you have 60 minutes to unravel the mysteries and complete your escape. You…

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Roller City South Disco Christchurch & Bournemouth

2pm-4pm most Saturdays – Sir David English Sports Centre, BH8 9PZ. 6.30pm-9pm most Saturdays – Two Riversmeet Leisure Complex, BH23 1HW. Dance, throwbacks, sing-a-longs and chart anthems, Games to test your ability plus…

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Moors Valley Pump Track

Horton Rd., Ashley Heath, Ringwood BH24 2DB. 1000 acre country park with something for everyone. Adventure play trail and play areas, tree top walkway, narrow-gauge steam railway, cycle hire centre,…

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Haskells BMX Track

Ringwood Rd., Poole, BH12 3LH Haskells Road via a footpath just before the junction with Cranbrook Road. This BMX track is an earth track and is on a slope. Users…

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Hamworthy BMX Track

Blandford Road, Poole, BH15 4BG. The Hamworthy BMX track is a circular earth track, with extra cyclogym ramps added. There is limited parking on roads nearby and Dogs are allowed at…

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Bournemouth BMX Track

Iford Ln, Bournemouth BH6 5NF. Bournemouth BMX track is located off Iford Lane behind the public car park which is adjacent to the rugby and football pitches. Bournemouth BMX club are…

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Insanity Retro Gaming Arcade

 Tuesdays – Thursdays, 2pm-10pm Fridays, 2pm-11pm Saturdays, 10am-11pm Sundays, 10am-8pm 42 Harwell Rd, Nuffield Industrial Estate, Poole BH17 0GE. 2 Floors of fun, 3 Hours of gaming goodness! UNLIMITED free play throughout your…

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Fantasy Island Fun Park

10am till late, Daily in the Summer (check website for other seasons). Bowleaze Coveway, Weymouth, DT3 6PW. Like any proper theme park, Fantasy Island Weymouth is all about thrills. There’re 13 rides…

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BH Live Active Pelham

Manor Farm Rd, Bournemouth BH10 7LF. BH Live Active, Pelhams offers a large gym, two heated pools, a range of classes, FeelGood Factory and more. Membership and pay as you…

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BH Live Active Stokewood

Stoke Wood Rd, Bournemouth BH3 7ND. BH Live Active, Stokewood offers a state-of-the-art gym, heated swimming pool, a range of classes and more. Membership and pay as you go options…

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BH Live Active Littledown

Chaseside, Bournemouth BH7 7DX. BH Live Active, Littledown offers a state-of-the-art gym, two swimming pools, a range of classes and more. Membership and pay as you go options available. Phone…

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Avon Heath Country Park

Avon Heath Country Park, Brocks Pine, St. Leonard’s, St Ives, Ringwood BH24 2DH. Enjoy a walk or cycle along through this lovely country park. It has a great play area…

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New Forest Water Park

New Forest Water Park, Ringwood Road, Fordingbridge, SP6 2EY. Set in 50 acres of beautiful New Forest countryside and lakes, there’s something for everyone at the New Forest Water Park –…

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Dorset Adventure Park

Studland Road, BH20 5JG. School Holidays Daily 10am – 6pm (21st May – 11th September, Weekends only). A fun wet and wild Aqua adventure. Balance, swim, run, and slide your way…

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New Forest Wildlife Park

10.00am – 5.30pm, Daily (except Christmas & Boxing Day) Deerleap Lane at Longdown, Ashurst, Southampton, SO40 4UH. A ‘Mumbler Must’ attraction. The wildlife park offers an unforgettable experience for the…

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New Forest Reptile Centre

Holidays Hill, Bournemouth Road, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, SO43 7NH. It’s a small but very worthy attraction and conservation centre where you can see all of Britain’s reptiles in one place; adders, grass…

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Sandbanks Crazy Golf

10am-6pm Daily. Banks Road, Sandbanks, BH13 7QQ. At Sandbanks Crazy Golf there are 18 very challenging holes to either frustrate or satisfy you and your family, with many opportunities to…

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Lower Gardens Mini Golf

10am-6pm Daily (depending on the weather). This classic 18-hole mini golf course is at the heart of the Lower Gardens between Bournemouth Pier and the main town centre. It includes 12…

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Boscombe Mini Golf

Boscombe Chine Gardens, Sea Rd, Boscombe, BH5 1BL. What’s better than a game of a 18 hole mini golf just a short stroll from the beach? We also have our Squirrel…

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Create at Upton Country Park

10am-5pm, Wednesdays to Sundays (Daily in the holidays) Upton Country Park, BH17 7BJ. We are based opposite the main Tea Rooms. Choose creative self-led activities like Sand-Art, Build a Bear,…

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Pots & Paint

10am-5pm, Tuesdays to Thursdays & Saturdays – 9am-1pm Fridays. Pots & Paint, 117 Victoria Rd, Ferndown, BH22 9HU. Welcome to Pots & Paint, an independent ceramic studio based in the centre of…

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Goodall Strawberry Farm

9am-5pm Daily. Bamptons Farm, South Baddesley Road, Lymington, SO41 5SH. Pick Your Own farm in Lymington. We have strawberries, raspberries, cherries, new potatoes and blueberries. Ready picked strawberries and a…

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Cat & Fiddle Farm Shop & PYO

9am-6pm June – Sept & 10am-4pm October. Lyndhurst Road, Hinton, Near New Milton, BH23 7DS. The Cat & Fiddle Farm is located on the edge of the New Forest, where we grow…

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Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park

10am-4pm, Daily (Monday & Tuesday closed during Dorset school term time) 9. April – 29. October. Edmondsham Road, Verwood, BH21 5RJ. The Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park is home to over…

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Street Light Center Wimborne

12pm-7pm Wednesday to Saturday (term time) Skate Park opens at 3.30pm 12pm-6pm Tuesday to Saturday (school holidays) Free sessions – 5pm to close. Stone Lane Industrial Estate, Wimborne, BH21 1HB….

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Wimborne Model Town & Gardens

Open daily 10am-5pm until 30. October. 16 King Street, Wimborne, BH21 1DY. Enjoy our vintage miniature world and discover 1950’s Wimborne in 1/10 scale. We have crazy golf, a play…

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Prevail Junior Bournemouth

10am 6pm Monday-Friday – 9am-6pm Saturday – 9am-4pm Sunday Richmond Gardens, Bournemouth Town Centre, BH1 1EP (above Wilkos & Lidl). Toddler sessions for children under 4yrs. £10 per head plus hire equipment…

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Kids Play Cafe Charminster & New Milton

Various times & Days. Charminster, 280 Charminster Rd, Bournemouth, BH8 9RT. New Milton, Unit 6, 39-41 Old Milton Rd, New Milton, BH25 6DJ. Baby & Toddler, Babies under 1 & Pre Walker Singing and Sensory Sessions…

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Trainmaster Dorset

Various Dates on Weekends. Locations in Verwood, Poole, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Wimborne & New Milton. Trainmaster is a room filled with a giant track layout, loads of motorised trains, ride on…

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Go Ape, Nets Adventure and Forest Segways at Moors Valley Country Park

The Go Ape Moors Valley team offer five different activities at Moors Valley – three Tree Top courses, Forest Segways, and Nets Adventure. For more information including opening times, current…

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Shelley Theatre – Cinema Boscombe

Shelley Theatre still remains closed but we are working away in the background and looking forward to the future and being open! May 2022 Shelley Theatre, Beechwood Avenue, Bournemouth, BH5 1LX. Small…

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Adventure Pirate

Post Green Road, Lytchett Minster, Poole, BH16 6AP. Tuesdays (term time only) Multi-activity Club – 4pm-5.15pm Nerf Club – 5.30pm-6.30pm We also run a Holiday Club for ages 7 and with Nerf…

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Family Walks in Poole: Hidden Gems You Might Not Know About

Nature spots in Poole and nearby, perfect for a family day out   We thought it’d be useful to put a quick list together with ‘hidden gems’ you may not…

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Beaches around Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole is blessed with some of the most beautiful sandy beaches and stunning scenery you’ll ever see. A great all weather FREE attraction for the entire family…

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‘Mumbler Must’ – Parks and Play Areas

At Mumbler we know it’s hard to keep the kids busy and entertained without spending a fortune. This is why we’ve put together a list of the best parks and…

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Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf Bournemouth

Pier Approach, Bournemouth, BH2 5AA. Come and embark on a journey and be taken back in time to live the life of a smuggler. With 18 holes of action-packed adventure, experience Bournemouth’s…

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Centre VR – Virtual Reality Bournemouth

Richmond Gardens Shopping Centre, Old Christchurch Rd, Bournemouth BH1 1EN. Wednesdays-Fridays 4-8pm Saturdays 10am-8pm Sundays 10am-4.30pm We are the largest virtual reality venue in the WORLD, with over 40 stations…

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Red House Museum and Gardens

10am-4pm Wednesdays to Saturdays and 12pm-4pm Sundays. Red House Museum & Gardens, Quay Road, Christchurch, BH23 1BU. A former Georgian workhouse, the Red House is now a museum exploring the story of Christchurch from…

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Mini Monkey Gym Parties

At Mini Monkey Gym we know your child’s party is a very special occasion, we provide a party tailored to you and your child’s requirements. Ensuring the smooth running of…

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Land & Wave

Prospect Business Park, Unit 14 Jaden Centre, Victoria Ave, Swanage BH19 1EJ. Epic out door adventures for kids aged 8-14 years. coasteering, paddle boarding, rock climbing, bushcraft, woodland adventures and…

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Treasure Trails Dorset

Treasure Trails around Poole: Poole Old Town and the Quay; Poole Park; Bournemouth Gardens for kids; Bournemouth Central; Bournemouth Yellow Buses 1; Sandbanks; Wareham: Walk the Walls. Christchurch: Bournemouth Yellow Buses…

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Dreamboats

Riverside Park, Wimborne, BH21 1QU. Dreamboats Boat Hire for anyone who wishes to enjoy River Stour in Wimborne. A fantastic activity for families seeking an outdoor adventure. Kayak, Canoe and…

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Studio Poole

10am-4.30pm, Daily. Unit D2-D5, Dolphin Quays, Poole BH15 1HU. Find the perfect handprinted pottery gift or have a go at painting your own. You’ll find gifts for as little as…

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Moors Valley Country Park & Forest

Horton Rd, Ashley Heath, Ringwood BH24 2ET. An extensive country park and forest in Dorset. A fantastic day out for the entire family. Follow the unique play trail, cycle, walk,…

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Littledown Miniature Railway

11am-3.30pm Wednesdays & Sundays & Bank Holidays. Bournemouth BH7 7DA. Come and enjoy a train ride in the beautiful setting of the Littledown Park. Littledown Miniature Railway runs for 1/3 mile through a…

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Swanage Railway

10am-4pm Daily. Swanage, BH19 1HB. The Swanage Railway is a Six-mile long railway branch line which opened in 1885 and now operated as a heritage railway.The heritage railway attraction operates…

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Beaulieu

Beaulieu’s postcode for your satnav is SO42 7ZN or take Junction 2 of the M27. Beaulieu is a family attraction at New Forest. Visitors can visit the National Motor Museum or Beaulieu…

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Regent Centre

Regent Center, 51 High St, Christchurch BH23 1AS. Restored 1930s art deco cinema in Christchurch now also featuring theatre, opera, concerts and dance as well as a cafe, gallery and…

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Upton Country Park

Poole Rd, BH17 7BJ. A great attraction for families in Dorset. Play trail, walking and cycling route, fantastic cafe with a tiny soft play for babies and toddlers. Lovely ice…

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Oasis Fun Bournemouth

Various times, Various days. Glen Fern Rd, Bournemouth, BH1 2LZ. Bowling, large soft play area, golf course, arcades and pool tables and American dinner bar. For more details contact 01202 311611.

Little Pickles

9.30am-2pm Mondays to Fridays. 723 Wimborne Rd, Moordown, Bournemouth, BH9 2AX. A children’s cafe and soft play in Bournemouth. Suitable for little ones aged 0-5. Enjoy a treat at the cafe…

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Lollipops Play Cafe

Monday – Friday 9am – 2.30pm. Exclusive hire Friday afternoons plus Sat & Sunday. They occasionally open on a weekend please check their socials. 16 Landseer Rd, Westbourne, Bournemouth, BH4…

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Neptune’s Soft Play

Daily 10am-10pm. 25A The Quay, Poole, BH15 1HJ. A soft play located in Poole Quay, above the Amusement Arcade. Suitable for children aged 0 to 6. Lift available for families…

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Lemur Landings Soft Play

Daily 10.30am – 6pm. Tower Retail Park, Tower Park Leisure Complex, Poole, BH12 4NY. One of Dorset’s largest indoor children’s entertainment & soft play centre with it’s climbing zone, role-play…

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The Ark

2 Parkstone Rd, Poole BH15 2SF. An all-weather family experience at the heart of Poole Park, offering Soft-play (0-11yrs) Cafe, Ice cream parlour, Pottery Studio and more. It’s also within…

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The Hamworthy Club

Magna Road, Canford Magna, Wimborne, BH21 3AP. A community run leisure centre, offering a variety of high quality leisure and sporting facilities. From football, cricket, golf, squash, running and more. Events and birthday parties…

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BH Sir David English Sports Centre

East Way, Bournemouth BH8 9PZ. A leisure centre in Bournemouth offering gym, group classes, indoors hall,  sauna, steam room tennis and netball courts, and more. Phone number: 01202 055503.

Ferndown Leisure Centre

Cherry Grove, Ferndown, BH22 9EZ. Swimming, gym and fitness classes, activities for children, birthday parties and more. Phone number: 01202 877468.

BH Live Active – Corfe Mullen

13 Wareham Rd, Corfe Mullen, Wimborne BH21 3JU. Creche facilities, kids soft play zone, 23-meter pool, QUAD and MyZone functional fitness zone, gym and fitness group lessons, spin studio, spa, steam…

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Two Riversmeet Leisure Centre

Two Riversmeet Leisure Centre, Christchurch BH23 1HW. A leisure centre in Christchurch where everyone can get active. Some of the facilities available include gym, swimming, football, golf, foot golf, cycling,…

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Queen Elizabeth Leisure Centre

Blandford Rd, Wimborne, BH21 4DT. Located in Wimborne, Queen Elizabeth Leisure Centre is a large family-friendly facility offering a wide range of activities, from swimming, gym, sauna and steam room, climbing…

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Splashdown Waterpark Poole

Tower Retail Park, Tower Park Leisure Complex, Poole BH12 4NY. A large waterpark in Poole’s Tower Park complex. With 13 thrilling indoor and outdoor flume rides and 3 under 5’s splash…

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Everyone Active Leisure Center Poole

Leisure centres in Poole, accessible to everyone. Enjoy a wide range of activities, from swimming lessons, gym classes, kids activities and various sports. You are guaranteed to find something to…

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Blagdon Fruit Farm & Tea Room Weymouth

10am-4pm Tuesdays to Sundays. Coldharbour, Chickerell, Weymouth, DT3 4BG. A family run business in Weymouth. You’ll get the chance to pick your own berries or buy delicious treats such us…

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Trehane Blueberries PYO

TBC Open around late June. Trehane Nursery, Stapehill Rd, Wimborne, BH21 7ND. Located in Wimborne, delicious PYO blueberries available while in season. A great day out for the entire family….

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Lenctenbury Farm Wareham

10am-5pm Daily from 10. June onwards. Soldiers Rd, Norden, Corfe Castle, Wareham, BH20 5DU. Pick-Your-Own farm very close to Corfe Castle. Fruit and vegetables available while the summer fruit is in…

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Sopley Farm Shop & Bakery

Open Daily 9am-6pm from the 1st of June (including bank holidays) PYO June-August. Sopley Farm, Derritt Lane, Sopley, Christchurch, BH23 7AZ. On the edge of the New Forest, these farms…

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Paultons Park and Peppa Pig World

Ower, Romsey, SO51 6AL. Paultons Park is the UK’s number 1 family theme park — located in Hampshire with over 70 exciting rides and attractions, set within 140 acres of…

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Hengistbury Head

Hengistbury Head, Bournemouth, BH6 4EN. A beautiful nature reserve in Bournemouth, which offers may outdoors activities, from nature walks, cycling, kayaking and more. Also regular learning and educational events, toddler activities,…

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Kingston Lacy

Kingston Lacy, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, BH21 4EA. This National Trust property is definitely a must. You’ll be able to visit the stunning Bankes family home, enjoy the tranquility of it’s…

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Lulworth Castle

East Lulworth, Wareham BH20 5QS. Lulworth estate is without doubt one of the most beautiful places in the UK. Whether you choose to paddle in the beautiful crystalline waters at…

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Bournemouth Gardens

Westover Road, Bournemouth, BH2 5AH. Beautiful gardens within a short walk from the seafront. A fantastic FREE activity for the entire family. Regular events and activities happening at the gardens…

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Bournemouth Aviation Museum

10am-5pm, Daily. B3073, Merritown Ln, Christchurch, BH23 6BA. A unique attraction in Dorset which provides inquisitive little ones with an interactive and ‘hands on’ experience. Flying enthusiasts will get to…

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Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle, Wareham, BH205 EZ. A Mumbler Must National Trust property surrounded by a beautiful village with the same name. Corfe Castle hosts events for children all year round, which often…

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Compton Acres

164 Canford Cliffs Road Poole, BH13 7ES. *Winner of Dorset Tourism Awards, 2018, Gold Award for Cafe / Tearooms of the Year* Beautiful gardens with many rare and colourful plants…

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Poole Museum CLOSED FOR 2023

PLEASE NOTE POOLE MUSEUM IS CLOSED ALL OF 2023 FOR RENOVATION PURPOSES. Poole Museum, 4 High St, Poole BH15 1BW. Poole Museum holds collections that showcase Poole’s cultural heritage. These…

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Tank Museum

Open Daily 9am-5pm. Linsay Rd, Bovington, Wareham, BH20 6JG. The Tank Museum brings history to life, with the world’s best collection of tanks and explosive live displays. Take part in a…

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Kingston Maurward Animal Park and Gardens

Kingston Maurward, Dorchester, DT2 8PX. A great opportunity for a family day out. Explore the beautiful gardens, get to feed a rare animal breed or enjoy a delicious snack at…

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Marwell Zoo

10am-5pm Daily. Winter Opening Times (November&December) 10am-4pm. Thomsons Lane, Colden Common, Winchester, SO21 1JH. Marwell’s 140-acre park is home to an incredible range of exotic and endangered species. Enjoy a…

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Liberty’s Owl, Raptor And Reptile Centre

10am-5pm Daily (April – September) – 10am-4pm Daily (October & March) 10am-4pm Saturdays & Sundays (November – February) Crow Lane, Ringwood, BH24 3EA. If you like impressive birds of pray, reptiles and…

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Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park

10/11am – 4/5pm, Daily. (please check website) Lodmoor Country Park, Weymouth, DT4 7SX. A ‘Mumbler Must’ attraction. Various ticket options available, including ‘parent and toddler’ pass. Get a close encounter…

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Oceanarium Bournemouth

10am-6pm Daily. (closing time varies please check website) Pier Approach, West Beach, Bournemouth, BH2 5AA. Located at Bournemouth’s sea front, the Oceanarium offers fun for the entire family. Enjoy the…

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Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park

9.30am-4pm, Daily. Farmer Palmers Farm Park, Wareham Road, Organford, Poole, BH16 6EU. An absolute ‘Mumbler Must’! Come and meet the animals at Farmer Palmer’s with your little ones! Make farm-tastic family memories to…

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Monkey World

Daily 10am-5pm Longthorns, Wareham,BH20 6HH. Monkey world is an ape and monkey sanctuary and rescue centre. This is a fantastic choice for a family day out. You’ll be able to see…

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The Tivoli Theatre

The Tivoli Theatre, 19 West Borough, Wimborne BH21 1LT. The Tivoli Theatre in Wimborne was built in 1936 as a cine/theatre. The tradition of showing both films and live stage shows…

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Cineworld Poole

Open daily. A Cinema in Tower Park Poole, surrounded by family friendly food outlets and attractions. Regularly offers family screenings as well as Cinebabies and special Family Discounts during the school…

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Odeon Bournemouth

Odeon BH2, Exeter Cres, Bournemouth, BH2 5DD. Family Screenings: Value ‘Family, Child and Teen’ tickets, as well as special screenings. For more information call 0333 014 4501.

Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts

Lighthouse, 21 Kingland Rd, Poole, BH15 1UG. The Lighthouse, Poole’s Center for the Arts is an important cultural venue in Dorset, regularly featuring family-friendly events and shows. For more information…

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Hollywood Bowl Poole & Branksome

Hollywood Bowl Tower Park Leisure Complex, Poole, BH12 4NY. Hollywood Bowl Branksome, 382 Poole Road, Poole, BH12 1DA. Housing state-of-the-art ten pin bowling lanes, our centres have fantastic deals on food and…

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All Fired Up Bournemouth

Mondays to Wednesdays 10.30am-4.30am Thursdays to Saturdays 10.30am-5.30am Sundays 11am-5pm 35-37 Bourne Ave, Bournemouth, BH2 6DT. Pottery painting and cafe in Bournemouth. Birthday parties, corporate gifts, baby first footprints, tiled wall displays, and more….

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Better Craft and Paint – The Clay Studio Christchurch

Open daily during Dorset school holidays. Otherwise various times Wednesdays to Sundays. The Clay Studio, The Fountain, 1 High Street, Christchurch, BH23 1AE. Pottery painting studio and cafe in Christchurch. Baby First Impressions, Party, Commissions,…

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Mr Mulligans Adventure Golf

Sundays – Tuesdays 11am-10pm Wednesdays – Thursdays 11am-11pm Fridays – Saturdays 11am-12am Exeter Rd, Bournemouth, BH2 5AF. Indoors mini golf, restaurant, bar and much more. Suitable for the entire family….

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New Forest Activities

Hazel Copse Farm, Beaulieu SO42 7WA. Outdoors activities in the New Forest, led by experts. Canoeing, Kayaking, Archery, Ropes Course, VR Experiences and much more, suitable for the whole family….

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Archery Tag South

Combat Archery, Tag Archery and Bubble Football in Bournemouth and Poole. Tag Archery is an exciting new game which combines elements of archery, paintball and dodge ball. An absolute must for…

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Poole Park Crazy Golf

Poole Park, BH15 2SF. 12 holes of crazy golf fun set in picturesque Poole Park! Suitable for all ages and abilities. Parties also available. For more details contact 07971 434876.

Mighty Adventures Crazy Golf

Playgolf, Riverside Ave, Christchurch, BH7 7ES. Rampage around a Jurassic landscape, filled with moving dinosaurs, thundering waterfalls and steaming volcanoes. Our crazy 18 holes crazy golf course turns a fun…

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RockReef Indoor Activity Centre

10am-3.30pm Tuesdays to Sundays.  Bournemouth Pier, BH2 5AA. An all weather attraction in the centre of Bournemouth. A sporty adventure suitable for anyone climbing mad aged 4+. Birthday parties and PierZip…

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Slades Farm Park

3A Forsyth Gardens, Bournemouth BH10 4BU. A community area with an outdoors skate park and velodrome. There are also 3G football pitches, a cricket table, playground, dog exercise area and…

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Poole Harbour Watersports School

284 Sandbanks Rd, Lilliput, Poole BH14 8HU. Exciting water-based activities for all ages in Poole, Dorset. Kayak tours, Kitesurfing, Paddle boarding, equipment hire and more. For more information call 01202 700503.

Ramp Rats Poole

65-67 Ringwood Rd, Poole, BH14 0RG. The UK’s first junior indoor’s skatepark! Ramp Rats is a brand new indoor skate, scoot and ride facility for juniors from toddlers up to 10…

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Prevail Skatehouse

10am-10pm Mondays to Fridays – 9am-10pm Saturdays – 8am-10pm Sundays. Kinson Pottery Estate 65, 67 Ringwood Rd, Poole, BH14 0RG. The South’s leading indoor skatepark! Skatepark sessions Equipment rental Lessons…

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Adventure Wonderland Bournemouth

CLOSED FOR REFURBISHMENT UNTIL SPRING 2024 Wednesday to Sunday’s 10am-6pm in the Winter Months (check website for opening times for remaining months). Merritown Ln, Hurn, Christchurch BH23 6BA. Indoor soft-play, entertainment…

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The Project Climbing Centre

Top floor of the Dolphin Center in Poole. Mo, Wed, Fri 10am-10pm | Tues & Thurs 4pm-10pm | Saturday & Sunday 10am-8pm. Indoor climbing for anyone over the age of 4. NEW are for children age 2+….

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BH Live Active – Littledown Bournemouth

BH Live Active Littledown, Chaseside, Bournemouth BH7 7DX. Littledown is an award-winning leisure centre where people can get active. Local families can enjoy the gym, crèche, activities for under 5’s,…

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The Junction Broadstone

Station Approach, Broadstone, Dorset BH18 8AX. The Junction Sports & Leisure Centre has a huge variety of classes from pre-school up to adults. External Clubs offer football, tennis, dance and gymnastics for preschool…

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