Welcome to dorsetmums - A families guide to life in dorset

Dorset is such a wonderful place to raise a family.  We have long sandy beaches and wonderous woodland walks, bustling towns and quaint villages, award winning attractions and tons of very popular annual events.

Dorsetmums aims to list all the great places to go, toddler and pre school classes, half term and seasonal events,  useful contacts, family family campsites, pubs with play areas and much much more.

PLACES TO GO IN DORSET

Dorset has a wonderful variety of attractions, soft plays, farms, castles, country parks, museums and much more.

Where will your journey take you?  Find out more here.

CHRISTMAS AT MOORS VALLEY

Buy a Grown in Britain, high quality, real Christmas tree from Moors Valley this year and get FREE Parking!

Mark the start of the festive season with a day out to pick your real Christmas tree and join in with a wide range of fun, festive activities for all the family!

For more information and to book an activity, please visit the Moors Valley Country Park Website.

SANTA'S GROTTOS AND EXPERIENCES

It's that time of year when parents everywhere seek to book the perfect magical Christmas experience for their little darlings and there's definitely lots to choose from in Dorset as he pops up in traditional woodland grottos, trains, a boat and even a tank!

Please see our list of grotto's and experiences to see where he'll be near you.

FESTIVE EVENTS, FAIRS AND LIGHT SWITCH ONS

There's so many great events coming up!  To see what's on near you, please look at our Festive Events.

PANTOS AND CHRISTMAS SHOW

Taking the family to a Pantomime or Christmas Show has become a family tradition to many and there’s some fantastic theatres ready to entertain you with great shows full of outrageous costumes, gags and toe-tapping tunes.

To see what's on near you, please see our list of Pantos and Christmas Shows.

SOFT PLAYS AND PLAY CAFES

From small soft plays and play cafes which are perfect for little one's to larger venues providing hours of entertainment, you'll find it all in Dorset.

PRE SCHOOL CLUBS AND CLASSES

Are you looking for a baby sensory or music and movement group?  Or maybe you would like your child to start a sport or swimming class?  Dorsetmums lists all the favourites here

PUBS WITH PLAY AREAS

Every family loves to a restuarant or pub where the adults can sit and relax while the children happily play.

Please see our list of Pubs with Play Areas.

DORSETMUMS BLOG

The Dorsetmums blog is full of attraction, product and theatre reviews plus recipes and guest posts from Dorsetnanny.

ADVERTISING WITH DORSETMUMS

Are you a Dorset attraction or soft play looking to promote your venue or event?  Or do you run children's classes and need to push your new term?  Dorsetmums can help!