Dorset Coast For Kids

With school holidays upon us (and one or two parents in the office searching for ideas!) we thought we’d share with you our top activities for kids.

Outdoors

The magnificent Corfe Castle

The magnificent Corfe Castle

If the weather holds (and this year it’s been pretty good!) then you can’t go past…

 

 

Corfe Castle

One of the most photographed places in Dorset, Corfe Castle is well worth a visit. Every day in August (10am – 5pm) there is a Medieval Village where you can meet knights in shining armour, join in medieval activities and hear tales of medieval life.

 

 

 


 

Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre

Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre

Monkey World

A great family day out. Not only are the stories of the primates fascinating but there are lots of outdoor play areas for kids and picnic tables for the grown ups. The shoebox appeal is a fun way to support the park and primates.

 

Farmer Palmers

Great for the young kids, you can bottle-feed lambs, pet the pigs, ride on mini tractors and play on bouncy castles. The staff are friendly and helpful, the parking is free and entry is reasonably priced as are the shop and cafe. what’s not to like?!

 


 

Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park

Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park

And when it’s raining…

Weymouth Sea Life Centre

Enjoyable and educational day out. Indoor walk through areas are great if it’s a bit miserable outside but if it’s a reasonable day there are picnic spots and splash areas for the little ones. It might seem expensive but part of the admission price goes towards the conservation work they do plus you can save money by booking online. Another bonus is if there’s an hour or more of rain you can revisit for free. See the Octonauts until 29th September.

 


 

Monsters University at Plaza Cinema

Monsters University at Plaza Cinema

Tank museum

A tank is a tank right? Not once you’ve been to Dorset’s Tank Musuem! There’s over 150 tanks and you can trace their history from invention to the Afghanistan War. It might seem like a great boys day out but we’ve seen one or two thrilled little girls too!

 

Plaza Cinema

The locals favourite, all seats, all ages are the same low price. Mon to Fri : 2D films & 3D films = £2.50. Sat & Sun : 2D films & 3D films = £3.50. A great selection of films and comfy seats too.