Days Out

Farms, Zoos & Aquariums

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 20 rare breed heavy horses with daily activities, adventure play areas, animal feeding, tractor rides and so much more. We also host parties. Booking essential.

Please call 01202 824040 to book.


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 last a lifetime, whatever the weather! Although designed for children aged 0-8yrs, there’s so much to see and do, it makes a great choice for the entire family.

For more details call 01202 622022.

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 the cafe. Special events and activities happening regularly throughout the year.

For more information contact 01305 215003.

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 other creepy crawlies, then this is definitely the place for you. And opportunity to take your own photos or even experience being a falconer for one day!.

For further details contact 01425 476487.

Marwell Zoo

10am-5pm Daily. Winter Opening Times from November 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, in beautiful, landscaped surroundings. Enjoy a range of daily animal talks and feeds including giraffes, meerkats and Humboldt penguins. With five adventure playgrounds, a free road train, and 2 indoor picnic areas, there’s plenty to occupy your little ones.

For more details contact 01962 777407.

Monkey World

10am-6pm, Daily (July – August) – 10am-5pm, Daily (September – June).

Longthorns, Wareham,BH20 6HH.

Monkey world is an ape and monkey sanctuary and rescue centre near Poole. This is a fantastic choice for a family Day Out. You’ll be able to see closely many different species at the centre, enjoy yummy treats at the cafe or burn energy at the large play area.

For more details contact  01929 462 537.

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 snakes, smooth snakes, lizards, frogs and toads are displayed in separate open air netted pens, with all reptiles living in their natural environment.

Please call 0300 0674601 for more information and to book.

New Forest Wildlife Park

10.00am – 5.30pm, Daily.

Deerleap Lane at Longdown, Ashurst, Southampton, SO40 4UH.

A ‘Mumbler Must’ attraction. The wildlife park offers an unforgettable experience for the entire family. You’ll have the opportunity to see impressive mammals and birds, and to play in one of the large play areas. Some highlights are the deer freely roaming around you, the wolves and the magnificent bison.

Please contact us on 02380 292408 for more information.

Oceanarium Bournemouth

10am-6pm Daily. (closing time varies please check website)

Pier Approach, West Beach, Bournemouth, BH2 5AA.

Located in Bournemouth’s sea front, the Oceanarium offers fun for the entire family. Enjoy the adventure trail, Kid’s Play Zone, penguins enclosure or watching the impressive turtles have a snack, amongst other attractions. Also available to book for birthday parties.

For more details contact 01202 311993.

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.

A rare opportunity to get a close encounter and learn about sea creatures, jump on the splash zone, or visit the sensory garden. The picnic benches and cafe make it the perfect family day out. Birthday parties available.

Please contact 01305 761070 for more information.