Best Things To Do & Days Out In Dorset

Here at Where To Go With Kids we've found 102 fun things to do in Dorset for you and the family to discover. Finding the right Dorset day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Dorset with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

Things to do in Dorset

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All Ages Outdoor Outdoor Fun Sports Adventure

Snowtrax

Snowtrax, Matchams Ln, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 6AW

Things to do at Snowtrax review Snowtrax is a family-friendly centre for skiing and snowboarding with an adventure park. They are located near Christchurch in Dorset and they provide snow sports for all without the snow. There is a dry ski slope that offers recreational skiing plus snowboarding. You can...
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All Ages Indoor CInema and Theatre

ODEON Dorchester

ODEON Dorchester, 3 Drayhorse Yard, Weymouth Ave, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1GA

ODEON Dorchester review The ODEON Cinema in Dorchester, Dorset is located in the heart of the town centre. The ODEON Cinema chain is the biggest in the UK. Their cinemas show the latest Blockbuster movies plus other classics from the past decades of films. To help make booking your...
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All Ages Indoor CInema and Theatre

ODEON Bournemouth BH2

ODEON Bournemouth BH2, Exeter Cres, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 5DD

ODEON Bournemouth BH2 review The ODEON Cinema in Bournemouth is located close to the centre of the town and not far from Mr Mulligan's crazy golf. ODEON Cinema shows the latest movies plus other classics from the past decades of films. They are the biggest cinema chain in the...
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Primary Teens Tweens Indoor Indoor Fun

Mr Mulligan’s Bournemouth

Mr Mulligan's Bournemouth, Exeter Rd, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 5AF

Things to do at Mr Mulligan's Bournemouth review Mr Mulligan's Bournemouth is located in the heart of the city centre close to the Winter Gardens. There are three epic indoor courses set across three levels plus a bar and restaurant. The three courses theming are out of this world. They...
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Primary Tweens Teens Indoor Indoor Fun

Laser Quest Bournemouth

Laser Quest Bournemouth, The Old Super Bowl, Glen Fern Rd, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 2LZ

Things to do at Laser Quest Bournemouth review Laser Quest Bournemouth, Dorset is located on the outskirts of the town. Said to be like living a computer game it is zero contact, mess-less high tech fun using infrared equipment. For ages 6 years and over (minimum height 1.1m) it's a...
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All Ages Indoor Indoor Fun Adventure

RockReef Bournemouth

RockReef Bournemouth, Bournemouth Pier, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 5AA

Things to do at RockReef Bournemouth review Located on Bournemouth Pier in the seaside resort of Bournemouth, Dorset is RockReef. It is an indoor complex featuring a rock-climbing wall, ropes course, cave-themed tunnels with ball pits and an outdoor zip wire across the pier and the sea. Indoors...
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Primary Teens Tweens Indoor Indoor Fun

Clue HQ Bournemouth

Clue HQ Bournemouth, Glen Fern Rd, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 2LZ

Clue HQ Bournemouth review Clue HQ Bournemouth, Dorset is located close to the centre of town. It is a Live Escape Game venue where you are locked in a room and you and your family are given 60 minutes to escape. There are clues and puzzles to solve plus...
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All Ages Indoor & Outdoor Historical

Portland Castle

Portland Castle, Liberty Rd, Castletown, Portland, Dorset, DT5 1AZ

Things to do at Portland Castle review Portland Castle is located in Castletown, Dorset. It is maintained by English Heritage and it was originally built by King Henry VIII to defend England in the mid 16th century. The fan-shaped castle was built from Portland stone and has a curved...
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All Ages Indoor CInema and Theatre

Cineworld Weymouth

Cineworld, New Bond St, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 8LY

Cineworld Weymouth review Located in Weymouth, Dorset is the Cineworld Cinema. It is a 9 screen state-of-the-art cinema located in the heart of the town. They show the latest movies for young and old. Cineworld is one of the leading UK multiplex cinema chains. The cinema is served by...
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All Ages Indoor & Outdoor Boat Trips

City Cruises Poole

City Cruises Poole, The Quay, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1BQ

Things to do at City Cruises Poole review City Cruises in Poole, Dorset offer scenic boat tours of the area including harbour and island excursions. They offer a number of cruises including a Poole harbour and islands circular cruise, Swanage Jurassic circular cruise, Swanage to Poole return, bird-watching...
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All Ages Indoor CInema and Theatre

Cineworld Poole

Cineworld Poole, Tower Retail Park, Poole, Dorset, BH12 4NY

Cineworld Poole review Located within the Tower Park Leisure park in Poole, Dorset is the Cineworld Cinema. It is a 16 screen state-of-the-art cinema. They show the latest movies for young and old. Cineworld is one of the leading UK multiplex cinema chains. There are shops and restaurants nearby...
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Primary Teens Tweens Outdoor Adventure Outdoor Fun

Go Ape Moors Valley

Go Ape Moors Valley, Horton Road, Ashley Heath, Ringwood, Dorset, BH24 2ET

Things to do at Go Ape Moors Valley review Go Ape at Moors Valley is nestled between the Forest of Dean and the beaches of the south coast. There are 5 adventures available including a Nets Adventure, Treetop Adventure, Treetop Adventure Plus, Forest Segways and Treetop Challenge. Treetop Challenge - Tackle...
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All Ages Indoor & Outdoor Sightseeing

City Sightseeing Bus Bournemouth

City Sightseeing Bournemouth, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 5AA

City Sightseeing Bournemouth Hop On Hop Off Tour review What a great way to see Bournemouth and explore the sites on a Hop On Hop Off tour bus. Their open-top double-decker bus tour takes around 1.5 hours but it's great for getting stopping off and visiting different places. The tour...
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All Ages Outdoor Outdoor Fun Adventure

The Bear Trail

The Bear Trail, Westcott, Cullompton, Devon, EX15 1RZ

Things to do at The Bear Trail review The Bear Trail is an award-winning family assault course located near Cullompton in Devon. It is probably one of the muddiest courses in the country and features 30 obstacles and unlimited mud. The course is set on a 10-acre site and has...
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All Ages Indoor Museum

The Salisbury Museum

The Salisbury Museum, The Kings House, 65 The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 2EN

Things to do at The Salisbury Museum review If you are visiting Salisbury you may want to pay a visit to the Salisbury Museum. It is situated in the medieval King's house with the glorious setting of Salisbury Cathedral. The museum houses one of the best collections relating to...
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