Rainy Day Ideas

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Create at the Cove

Located a stones throw away from Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door the fabulously bright and welcoming indoor space provides a relaxing and inspiring environment – encouraging the whole family to ‘have a go’ at the many creative activities on offer including-  Paint your own Pottery, Decopatch, Make your own Teddy, Sand Art, Model Making and lots lots more.
Creative kids parties at the Cove. For a fun party experience with a difference, Create at the Cove is the perfect venue for children (and Adults!) to enjoy a Pottery Painting, Decopatch or Make your own Teddy party. A just ÂŁ10 per child the occasion is exclusive to the birthday youngster (only one party at a time is booked in either the morning or afternoon). Refreshments can be arranged or you are welcome to bring your own party bags.
Events. Events held regularly throughout the year, including Ladies Morning every Thursday and Pottery and Prosecco amongst many others. Keep an eye on our Facebook Page so you don’t miss out.
Open every day from 10 am (except Mondays outside school holidays).
Cafe offering hot and cold refreshments throughout the day.
Free Car Parking.
No need to book – just turn up and get creating.
Create at the Cove
Church Road,
West Lulworth
BH20 5SG
Tel 01929 – 400270
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Little Pickles

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.

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Neptune’s Soft Play

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.

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Oasis Bournemouth

Bowling, large soft play area, golf course, arcades and pool tables and American dinner bar.

For more details contact 01202 311611.

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Studio Poole

Studio Poole

We are the largest Pottery Outlet in the World with a working studio!


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 also available to suit all taste and budget.Kids pottery Poole


Birthday parties, school parties and mates evenings also available.

For further details contact 01202 497492.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoolePotteryOutlet/



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All Fired Up Bournemouth

Pottery painting and cafe in Bournemouth. Birthday parties, corporate gifts, baby first footprints, tiled wall displays, and more.

For more information contact 01202 558030.

Bournemouth International Centre

Situated very close to the town centre, the venue offers fantastic facilities, from parking, accessibility, places to eat and drink and more.

For more details contact 01202 055555.

BusyBees Bournemouth

Softplay and cafe in Bournemouth.

T: 07563051431.

Cineworld Poole

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 ÂŁ2.5.

Birthday Parties also available.

For more details contact customer.services@cineworld.co.uk.



Giggles Bournemouth

Giggles is a nursery AND play centre in Bournemouth. Suitable for children from babies up to 4ft tall. Competitive entry fees and suitable for parties and private hires.

For more information contact  01202 331952.

Laser Quest

A game of tag made even more exciting with lasers! Suitable for everyone aged 6+. The minimum recommended height is 1 metre (3ft 4in).

For more information call 01202 556888.



Lemur Landings Soft Play

Open daily 10.30am – 6pm.

Tower Retail Park, Tower Park Leisure Complex, Poole, BH12 4NY.

Lemur Landings is ‘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 soft play visit please contact 01202 740500.

Lollipops Cafe Bournemouth

Beautiful soft-play centre in Westbourne, between Bournemouth and Poole. Delicious cafe, awesome birthday parties, regular activities during term time as well as special clubs and events during the school holidays.

For more information contact 01202 766710. 

Monkey Madness Christchurch

A large soft play in Christchurch. Suitable for all ages.

Expert in children’s parties. Weekly classes and activities also running during term time.

For more information contact 01202 481015.

Mr Mulligans Adventure Golf

Indoors mini golf, restaurant, bar and much more. Suitable for the entire family. A unique experience in the heart of Bournemouth.

For more details contact 01202837850.

Prevail Skatehouse

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.

RockReef Indoor Activity Centre

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.

Role Play Cafe Bournemouth

An educational and fun role play centre and cafe in Bournemouth.

SEND sessions scheduled weekly.

Food and drinks available at the cafe. Parties also available.

For more information contact 01202 989494.

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.

StreetLight Project – Community Skatepark and Cafe

We are a Christian Charity organisation who set up an indoor Skate park, cafe and soft play area in Wimborne, Dorset.

StreetLight Centre, Stone Lane Ind Estate, Wimborne, BH21 1HB.

T: 01202 848355




Tank Museum

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. Kids can also let off steam in our outdoor play area and inside soft play, adjacent to our CafĂŠ.

For more information contact 01929 405096.



The Ark

An all-weather family experience at the heart of Poole Park, offering Ice rink, Soft-play (0-11) Cafe, Ice cream parlour, 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 Clay Studio Christchurch

Pottery painting studio and cafe in Christchurch, Dorset.

Baby First Impressions, Party, Commissions, Weddings and more.

Wednesdays are Mother and Baby special!

For more information contact 01202 475000.

The Junction Broadstone

Pre-school, and junior as well as holiday clubs, covering a whole host of activities such as swimming, trampolining, football, gymnastics, badminton and much more.  Our Fusion Fitness is aimed at 11 – 15 year olds, as an introduction to health and fitness.  Plus there are a large amount of adult activities also available.

Station Approach, Broadstone, Dorset BH18 8AX. T: 01202 777766.

The Parkour Project Poole

Dorset’s first and only purpose-built, indoor Parkour facility. It boasts a dedicated space for training in all aspects of Parkour as well as offering a fully-sprung floor, foam pit, and padded walls.

Sessions running seven days a week, and start from 3-years-old to adults (18+).

First coached session free.

Home educated courses available.

For more information e-mail info@train-hard.org.



Tivoli Theatre

Art Deco theatre in Wimborne, Dorset, regularly featuring a selection of films and live shows.

For more details contact 01202 885566.

Trainmaster Dorset

Various Times, Saturdays & Sundays (& Bank Holidays) throughout May & June.

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 for more info.

Wyevale Garden Centre Wimborne

Garden centre, pet shop, gift shop, restaurant, family friendly cafe and small soft play area in Wimborne.

T: 0844 288 5054