Children's Centre's

Dorset's Children's Centre's offer support, guidance and fun activities for families and carers of children under 5 and for children under 7 where there are specific needs.  Every Centre will offer a warm welcome and also provide valuable information, family support, employment advice and family learning opportunities.  Groups and support will vary between Children's Centre's because needs and communities vary greatly.

Below are just some of the groups which you can find at a Children's Centre or satellite location.

Drop in Play

Childminder Groups

Drop in Under 1's

Language Groups

Twins Groups

SEN (Special Education Needs)

Stay and Play

Messy Play

Dads Club

Sensory Play


Food Behaviour

Music Groups

Young Parents Groups

Baby Massage

Family Breakfast Clubs

Breastfeeding Support

Lone Parents Groups

Pregnancy and Ante Natal Groups


Some groups may ask for a small fee or donation, however this is minimal considering the amount of time and effort that the staff and Children Centre volunteers put in.  Please contact your local Centre to find out what's going on near you.


Creekmoor Children's Centre

Northmead House, Northmead Road, Poole, BH17 7XZ

Contact Tel 01202 261961

Hamworthy Children's Centre

Hamworthy Library, Blandford Road, Poole, BH15 4BG

Contact Tel 01202 261511

Turlin Moor Children's Centre

Turlin Road, Poole, BH16 5AH

Contact Tel 01202 261530

Upton Children's Centre

Upton Library, Upton Cross, BH16 5PW

Contact Tel 01929 552864

Old Town Children's Centre

Green Road, Poole, BH15 1QB

Contact Tel 01202 261969

Parkstone Children's Centre

Parkstone Christian Centre, Commercial Road, Poole, BH14 0JW

Contact Tel 01202 261963

Ted Webster Children's Centre

519a Ashley Road, Poole, BH14 0BD

Contact Tel 01202 261963

Branksome Children's Centre

350 Poole Road, Branksome, BH12 1AW

Contact Tel 01202 261540

Rossmore Children's Centre

Herbert Ave, Poole, BH12 4HR

Contact Tel 01202 261962

Hillbourne Outreach Children's Centre

Kitchener Crescent, Poole, BH17 7HX

Contact Tel 01202 261961

Canford Heath Children's Centre

Culliford Crescent, Poole, BH17 9DW

Contact Tel 01202 261518

Bearwood Outreach Centre

Barons Road, Bearwood, BH11 9UN

Contact Tel 01202 261518


Kinson Hub

Wimborne Road, Kinson, BH11 9AW

Contact Tel 01202 593086

Kingsleigh Children's Centre

Bennion Road, East Howe, BH10 5HR

Contact Tel 01202 513810

Moore Avenue Centre

West Howe, BH11 8AU

Contact Tel 01202 593086

Queens Park Children's Centre

East Way, Bournemouth, BH8 9PU

Contact Tel 01202 591727

Townsend Children's Centre

Jewell Road, Bournemouth, BH8 0LT

Contact Tel 01202 720472

Stokewood Children's Centre

59 Stokewood Road, Winton, BH3 7ND

Contact Tel 01202 539591

Winton Children's Centre

624 Wimborne Road, Winton, BH9 2EN

Contact Tel 01202 859786

Southbourne Children's Centre

The Stourvale Centre, 108 Stourvale Road, Southbourne, BH6 5JB

Contact Tel 01202 434310

Pokesdown Children's Centre

Freemantle Hall, Somerset Road, Boscombe, BH7 6JJ

Contact Tel 01202 391500

Boscombe Children's Centre

22 Ashley Close, Bournemouth, BH1 4PE

Contact Tel 01202 395534


Somerford Children's Centre

Draper Road, Christchurch, BH23 3AS

Contact Tel 01202 221338

Christchurch West Children's Centre

27 High Street, Christchurch, BH23 1AJ

Contact Tel 01202 225760


Corfe Mullen Children's Centre

54 Wareham Road, Corfe Mullen, BH21 3LE

Contact Tel 01202 699728

Wimborne Children's Centre

Leigh Park Children's and Community Centre, Gordon Road, Wimborne, BH21 2AP

Contact Tel 01202 840790

Ferndown Children's Centre

Ferndown First School, Mountbatten Drive, Ferndown, BH22 9FB

Contact Tel 01202 890476

West Moors Children's Centre

4 Heathfield Way, West Moors, BH22 0DA

Contact Tel 01202 855056


Verwood Children's Centre

The Hub, Brock Way, Ringwood Road, Verwood, BH31 7QE

Contact Tel 01202 827024

Shaftesbury Children's Centre

Wincombe Lane, Shaftesbury, SP7 8PZ

Contact Tel 01747 850288

Sherborne Children's Centre

Tinneys Lane, Sherborne, DT9 3DY

Contact Tel 01935 389914

Gillingham Children's Centre

Cemetery Road, Gillingham, SP8 4AZ

Contact Tel 01747 837960

Blandford Forum Children's Centre

Black Lane, Blandford Forum, DT11 8SW

Contact Tel 01258 480147


Wareham Children's Centre

Stretche Road, Wareham, BH20 4PG

Contact Tel 01929 552864

Bovington Children's Centre

Bovington Shopping Centre, Unit 5, 9 King George V Road, BH20 6JQ

Contact Tel 01929 463220

Swanage Children's Centre

Chapel Lane, Swanage, BH19 2PW

Contact Tel 01929 423589


Broadmayne Children's Centre

Broadmayne First School, Knighton Lane, Broadmayne, Dorchester, DT2 8PH

Contact Tel 01305 852843

Beaminster Children's Centre

6 Prout Bridge, Beaminster, DT8 3AY

Contact Tel 01308 861030

Bridport Children's Centre

Skilling Hill Road, Bridport, DT6 5LA

Contact Tel 01308 421714

Dorchester Children's Centre

Middle Farm House, Middle Farm Way, Poundbury, Dorchester, DT 1 3WA

Contact Tel 01305 221348

Mulberry Children's Centre

Commercial Road, Weymouth, DT4 8NG

Contact Tel 01305 786367

Westham Children's Centre

Radipole Lane, Weymouth, DT4 0QF

Contact Tel 01305 782549

Bincombe Children's Centre

Culliford Way, Littlemoor, Weymouth, DT3 6AW

Contact Tel 01305 834718

Portland Children's Centre

Castle Road, Portland, DT5 1AU

Contact Tel 01305 823794

Lyme Regis Children's Centre

Kings Way, Lyme Regis, DT7 3DY

Contact Tel 01297 444076

Dorsetmums has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this site and does not accept liability for any errors or omission.  Please also note that a children's centre or class may cancel or close at any time and therefore you should consider contacting beforehand.

Dorset Children'' Centres