Dorset Pubs with Play Areas

Dorset has some great Family Friendly Pubs offering a variety of children's menus, activity packs for the tables and highchairs however the one thing on a lovely sunny day that a family loves the most is a secure safe garden with a play frame or toys to keep them entertained and happy while you have the rare opportunity to relax.

Below is just some of Dorset's great Pubs which have been recommended by local families and more will be added as and when we get to try them out!  


The Acorn

Address  Northmead Drive, Creekmoor, Poole, BH17 7XZ

Family friendly pub offering great value classic meals.  Outside in the beer garden is a large wooden playframe with swings and slide.

Please visit the Website for more info or call 01202 601708.

The Brit

Address  20 Britannia Road, Ashley Cross, Lower Parkstone, Poole, BH14 8BB

The Brit have already won a 'Family Friendly Award' and have recently built a large play frame along with a delightful fairy garden lovingly named 'The Shire'. The children also have colouring in and pencils for the table and they also host the 'Little BriTs Club' every Wednesday from 10am to 5pm which welcomes families with activities for the children such as colouring-in fun, cartoons on the 8ft screen, toys, games and books. Free juice is also available on 'Little Brit's Club' day and the children's menu is just £2.50. 

Please visit the Website for more info or call 01202 740046.  


The Claypipe Inn

Address  Organford Road, Holton Heath, Poole, BH16 6JY

This family friendly pub sits next to Sandford Holiday Park and has an enclosed wooden play area for children plus a delicious children's menu.

Please note the pub closes mid afternoon and reopens for dinner late afternoon.

Visit the Facebook page for more info or call 01202 632636. 

Crows Nest

Address  11 Ulwell Road, Swanage, BH19 1LE

The Crows Nest is a family friendly pub in the heart of Swanage with a large wooden play frame with slide in the garden.  The owners have children themselves which is why they pride themselves on serving fresh children's meals.

Please visit the Website for more info or call 01929 422651.  

Dudsbury Country Club

Address  218 Christchurch Rd, Ferndown BH22 8SS 

This is a great family friendly pub and restaurant with an outdoors wooden play area set within 5 acres of beautiful woodland.

Please visit the Website for more information. 

The Fox and Hounds

Address  Fox Lane, Wimborne, BH21 2EQ

The Fox and Hounds has a very good reputation with local families and has 2 acres of garden area and a large wooden play frame and slides.  The Children's Menu offers a variety of dishes for an affordable price.  Sign up to their newsletter and you will receive a £5 money off voucher.

Please visit the Website for more info or call 01202 872881.  

The Halfway Inn

Address  Norden, Wareham, BH20 5DU

The Halfway Inn is a beautiful thatched 16th Century Pub with a lovely garden and small enclosed children's play area.

The varied Menu offers children's meals plus colouring in pictures and pencils can be found inside to keep children entertained.

Please visit the Website for more info or call 01929 480402.  

The Sandford

Address  Wareham Road, Sandford, Nr Wareham, BH20 7AE

The new owners of the Sandford Pub have doubled the size of the main play area in the garden as well as giving Pets Corner a complete new face lift.  Children can enjoy a home cooked meal from the Children's menu and a colouring in book and crayons will keep them busy while waiting for food.

Please visit the Website for more info or call 01929 550800.


The Langton Arms

Address  The Langton Arms, Tarrant Monkton, Blandford, Dorset, DT11 8RX

The Langton Arms has a huge garden and wonderful play area plus children’s meals and an original skittle alley which is great for parties.

Please visit the Website for more information or call 01258 830225.

The Royal Oak

Address  Dorchester Hill, Milborne St Andrew, Blandford Forum, DT11 0JG

The Royal Oak has a large wooden play frame at the bottom of the spacious garden and serves a variety of meals on the Children's Menu.

Please visit the Website for more info or call 01258 837248.  


The Clifton Hotel Pub and Restaurant

Address  50 Grove Road, Portland, DT5 1DA

The Clifton welcomes families and has a lovely secure play area with a wooden play frame, playhouse and toys.  Their experienced chef prepares freshly cooked food using locally sourced ingredients.

Please visit the Facebook page for more info or call 01305 820473. 

Frampton Arms

Address  Moreton, Dorchester, DT2 8BB

The Frampton Arms is a delightful Country Pub with an enclosed orchard garden with climbing frame, slides and swings.

Please visit the Website for more info or call 01305 852253. 

The Lodmoor

Address - Preston Beach Road, Weymouth, DT4 7SX

The Lodmoor is a great family friendly Brewers Fayre Pub situated by the Weymouth Sealife Adventure Park and Sandworld.  The indoor themed soft play is a fantastic size for children of all ages and even has a TV area and little tykes cars.  They offer a wide variety of children's meals and even have tables within the soft play so you won't have bored children before and after the meal.

Please note there is a charge to play.

Please visit the Website for more info or call 01305 767964.  

Trumpet Major

Address  Alington Ave, Dorchester, DT1 2AB

The Trumpet Major has a lovely large garden with wooden play equipment, slides and a climbing frame. They also serve a 'Little Monster Menu' with a large variety of children's meals.

Please visit the Website for more info or call 01305 262091. 

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 Pub/Restaurant may close at any time and you should consider contacting beforehand.

Family Friendly Pubs in Dorset with Play Areas