Fun in Rural Dorset

Rural Dorset has so much to offer.  Wimborne Minster is a wonderful market town with the historic Wimborne Minster Church at the heart.  The picturesque town has lovely shops and eateries and hosts popular annual events such as the Wimborne Folk Festival.  Blandford Forum is also a thriving market town which sits on the River Stour.  You can enjoy wonderful river walks and a wide range of shops and restaurants.  Explore the surroundings and you'll find quaint villages, unspoilt countryside and famous landmarks including Bradbury Rings and Milton Abbas.

Blandford Tourist Information Centre - 01258 454770

Sherborne Tourist Information Centre - 01935 815341

Shaftesbury Tourist Information Centre - 01747 853514


Climb Aboard Soft Play

This soft play centre features a 3 tier adventure play area, a baby and toddler area and Cafe.

Children's Party Packages are available.

Please visit the Website for admission prices and opening times.

Address Unit 5 - 6 Ambassador Business Park, West Stour, SP8 5SE

Contact Tel 01747 839888

Coolplay

Large indoor and outdoor play area featuring slides, ball pools, bouncy castles, laser invaders, trampolines and much more.

Facilities include a café selling hot and cold food.

Children's Party Packages are available.

Please visit the Website for admission prices and details on the various outdoor activities.

Address Rivers Corner, Sturminster Newton

Contact Tel 01258 474666

Crazy Monsters

Large 3 tier adventure play zone including toddler area.

Facilities include café selling hot and cold food.

Children's Party Packages are available.

Please visit the Website for admission prices and opening times.

Address Unit 8 Sunrise Business Park, Higher Shaftesbury Road, Blandford Forum, DT11 8ST

Contact Tel 01258 456688

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Dreamboats

Situated in an idyllic location in Wimborne you can hire a rowing boat and take a lovely trip off down the River Stour.  Perfect location for a picnic and stroll after.

Please visit the Website for prices and details on special events.

Address  Nr Wimborne Market, BH21 1QU

Please note - Dreamboats is currently closed for Winter and will re-open in Spring 2017

Honeybrook Farm

Set in beautiful grounds you can visit the farm animals, pets corner, enjoy tractor rides and walks plus there's a huge adventure playground.  There is also a café, restaurant, tea rooms and new ice cream parlour.

Children's Party Packages are available.

Please visit the Website for admission prices and special events.

Address  Stanbridge, Wimborne Minster, BH21 4JD

Contact Tel  01202 881120

Please note - Honeybrook Farm is open on selected days in term time with extended periods during holiday times.  It is advisable that you contact before visiting.

Kingston Lacy

Explore the 8500 hectare National Trust Estate and discover the country house, rivers, woodland, beautiful gardens and much more.  Facilities include a gift shop and restaurant.

Please visit the Website for admission prices and special events.

Address  Wimborne Minster, Dorset, BH21 4EA 

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Oli's Roller Disco

Roller Disco fun suitable for children and adults.

Please visit the Website for various dates, times, admission prices and special events.

Children's Party Packages are available.

Address  Ferndown Leisure Centre, Cherry Grove, Ferndown, BH22 9EZ

Contact Tel  07990 503826

The Pottery Parlour

The studio is a hidden gem in the heart of Blandford Forum town centre and has pottery classes, children's craft activities, pottery wheels and creative workshops.

Children's Party packages are available.

Please visit the Website for details on location and studio fees.

Contact Tel  01258 455232

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Priest House Museum and Gardens

The Museum tells the story of East Dorset using collections rich in archaeology and local history.  Period rooms show how life has changed in the historic townhouse.  Facilities include a tearoom and gift shop.

Please visit the Website for admission costs and special events.

Address  23-27 High Street, Wimborne Minster, BH21 1HR

Contact Tel  01202 882533

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Royal Signals Museum

The Museum has many exhibitions plus virtual and interactive activities and is the UK National Museum of Army communications.

Please note that the museum is in the confines of Blandford Camp and all adults must bring valid ID to be permitted entry.

Please visit the Website for opening days/times, admission prices and special events.

Address  Blandford Camp, Blandford Forum, DT11 8RH

Contact Tel  01258 482248

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*Now open for 2017 season*


Sherborne Castle

The Castle is a 16th Century Tudor mansion and sits overlooking a 50 acre lake.  Explore the 42 acres of beautiful gardens and enjoy the tea rooms and gift shop.

Please visit the Website for admission prices, opening times and special events.

Address  New Road, Sherborne, DT9 5NR

Contact Tel  01935 812072

*Now open for 2017 season*

Wimborne Model Town

Children will love to wander through the Model Town and play in Wendy Street.  You will also find a tea room, putting green, outdoor chess and gift shop.

Please visit the Website for admission prices and special events.

Address  King Street, Wimborne, BH21 1DY

Contact Tel  01202 881924

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Fun in Rural Dorset