Eating out

Child Friendly Cafes

The Cosy Club

A great choice in Bournemouth for brunch, lunch or dinner. Dedicated kids menu including a mini cooked breakfast and yummy pancakes amongst other options.

For more information contact 01202 509723.

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.

Little Red Roaster

A lovely and welcoming cafe at the heart of Ashley Cross. Although not pushchair friendly it’s very accommodation of families with children and Mini Mumblers always find toys to play with and books to read while mum and dad relax.

For more details contact  01202 240450.

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.

South Deep Cafe at Parkstone Bay Marina

A lovely cafe located inside Parkstone Bay Marina and very close to White Cliff Park.

It has a stunning view and dedicated kids menu, which makes it a must for local and visiting families. Their mini charcuterie platter is definitely one to try.

Sunday roast available.

For more details contact 01202 724917.

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.

The Clipper Dolphin Centre

A traditional and uncomplicated restaurant inside the busy Dolphin Shopping Centre in Poole. Perfect for breakfast, carvery, home cooked lunches and afternoon tea. The Clipper will cater for every taste and dietary need.

For more details contact 01202 683334.

The Kitchen at Poole Park

A family-friendly pub located at the heart of Poole Park. A great choice for brunch, lunch, afternoon tea or early dinner. Many options to choose from, including delicious pizzas and even lovely Sunday Roast during the cold months.

The restaurant also has an ice cream parlour.

For more information call 01202 742842.

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 creams and water fountain in summer. Very dog friendly.

Pay as you go Car park charges.

For more details contact 01202 262753.