Days Out

Rainy Day Ideas

If you are going to get wet, why not have some fun outdoors doing so!

Come and try sailing for the first time, lessons possible every day just email [email protected]. Or just get out for an hour on our kayaks or paddle boards, a good way to get some exercise or just splash about. Hire or lessons available.

Our kids clubs run in most weather conditions and we make sure there’s lots of games and challenges, so they won’t notice if the water is coming from the sea or the sky!

All our bookings include use of a wide range of wetsuits, These will keep you feeling warm if you are in the water or on it.

On rainy days the harbour is quieter so you might even spot this seal. We offer guided kayak and paddleboard tours up round the avon loop or along the stour river.

So don’t feel trapped in doors, get out and get wet.

Please give us a call if you want to know more; 07867575280.

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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.

For more information contact 01202 558030.

Bowl Central

45-47 Westover Road, Bournemouth BH1 2BZ.

Bowl Central is an awesome boutique bowling & bar venue “Pins” with 6 bowling lanes plus a gaming section.

Contact 01202 555552 for more information.

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 of the highest quality VR headsets. Over 100 top games, group adventures, experiences and education titles for you to enjoy.

Please call 01202 878300 for more details.

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 holidays. Movies for Juniors for as little as £2.50.

Birthday Parties also available.

For more details contact 0330 333 4444.

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 6yrs.

Plus Party hire.

Please call 01202 746305 for more info.

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 enjoy healthy, delicious food and drink while their little ones role-play and learn through play.

We also host birthday parties!

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, Decopatch, Paint your own Pottery and much more. Suitable for 2yrs + up to adults.

Please book directly via the website.

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 in a fun and friendly group environment.

But it is also truly a Alladin’s Cave with so many materials to use in art, craft, education and play with very affordable prices! It is well worth a visit!

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
Battle Canon Area
Soft Play (Under 5’s)
Party Rooms
5D Cinema

Head to the Flip Out Poole website to book and find out more.

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 for ages 12m-12yrs.

We host Holiday Activities like Fun Time Swim’s, Mini Bounce Sessions as well as Children’s Parties.

For more info please call 02382000299.

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 crazy golf in the dark.

Contact 01202 250838 for more information.

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 & take party bookings.

Pay once and enjoy an hour of unlimited arcade fun! £11.95 per ticket. Under 5’s free.

Call 0208 102 9312 for more info.

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 session! A great new venue for family days out, enthusiasts, parties or a night out with friends. Also has a Bar & Grill.

Call 01202 118 853 for more info.

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 cafe for 1.5hrs play). Available for Party hires (Sundays). SEN Session (once a month on a Monday 1-2.30pm).

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 in both locations for children aged 0-3yrs. Plus playtime at the role play cafe. Party bookings also available.

Contact number 01202 989494 (Charminster) or 01425 837810 (New Milton).

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 | Non Members £12 (& FREE Membership card)

Suitable for aged 6+. Minimum height is 3ft 4in. We also host Birthday Parties.

Call 01202 556888 to book.

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 village, Digi-Wall and lo-ropes for little ones there’s definitely something for every age. Parties are also available.

To book your visit contact 01202 740500.

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 while you watch your children play. Birthday parties also available with special character costumes!

For more details call 01202 533311.

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 9EH.

Soft-play centre in Westbourne with cafe. Special activities during the school holidays. Can be hired for parties.

For more information contact 01202 766710.

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. Party bookings available.

For more details contact 01202837850.

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 with pushchairs. Don’t miss the delicious treats at the cafe.

For more details call 01202 250838.

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.

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. December 2022 & 1. January 2023.

Great music, atmosphere and games! *A Mumbler Favourite Fantastic Family Sessions*

3 – 4.30pm family session any ability
5 – 6.30pm suitable for teens/adults of any ability and children under 12yrs who are good skaters

£4.95 per skater
£1 skate hire sizes child 6 – adult 12
£1 safety equipment if needed.

No need to book!

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 Ferndown, offering pottery painting, clay & ceramic workshops, baby prints, parties, personalised silver jewellery and more.  We also offer light refreshments for you to enjoy while you paint.

Please contact Sarah on 07723373698 for more information.

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 for BMX, scooter and skateboarding
  • Parties, private hire and more.

For more information contact us on 01202818700.

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 asian street food inspired menu of sushi and noodle dishes. Over 18’s only after 7.30pm.

Head to their website to check out some more information.

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 yrs! Also has a small clean soft play area for younger kids. Pre-school coached sessions and private parties available.

For more information call 01202 801840.

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 also available.

For more details contact 01202 983983.

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 Disco and laser lights.Only £6.50 with FREE skate hire.

We also host Birthday Parties!

Check the Roller City South website to book.

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 zones, Splashdown is a fun day out for the entire family. Birthday parties available.

For more details call 01202 716000.

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.

StreetLight was set up to support and benefit our local community. Our aim is that people would feel at home here.  We have a skate park, cafe, FREE soft play which has just been extended (Jan 2023) for under 5’s, parties, team riders and lessons. Minimum age is 6yrs to skate.

For more info and to book soft play or some skate lessons call 01202 848355.

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 99p. Gifts vouchers available to suit all taste & budget.

Birthday parties, school parties and mates evenings also available.

For further details contact 01202 497492.

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 range of family activities – dressing up, free trails, puzzles and games. Including an outdoor play area and inside soft play.

For more information contact 01929 405096.

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 walking distance from two large play areas suitable for all ages. Birthday parties available.

For more details call 01202 717197.

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, Weddings and more. Booking essential.

For more information contact 01202 475000.

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 0-7 years and coffee shop. Located in the heart of Canford Heath with free Parking. We are available for exclusive party hire.

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 & juniors and Fusion Fitness is aimed at 11 – 15 year olds, as an introduction to health and fitness. From the Gym, the Swimming Pool, Kidz Kingdom soft play area (2-9yrs), Fitness Classes, Tennis Courts and a Sports Hall.

For more info call 01202 777766.

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 and memory making experiences for friends and family. 60-80min per room. Can also be booked for children’s parties!

Book now under 01202 836511.

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 continues to the present day.

For more details contact 01202 885566.

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 trains, a play tent, fancy dress and much more for active babies & children aged 5yrs +! £7.25 (for 1 adult+1 child).

Contact 07841 113683 for more info.