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 plenty of family friendly events.

Dorsetmums aims to list all the great places to go, children's classes, half term and seasonal events, useful contacts, family family campsites, pubs with play areas and much much more!

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, some attractions, places to go and children's classes are not yet open and running.  Please contact an attraction before visiting to check if they are open or require pre-booking and support our family friendly businesses if you can.

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 on Places to go.

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Are you looking for a baby sensory class or a music and movement group?  Or maybe you would like your child to take up a sport or learn how to swim?  Dorsetmums lists all the favourites here.


Things are definitely a little different this year and whilst big events can't go ahead there will still be some exciting Halloween trails for the family to enjoy.  Watch this space for more details on events and spooky home party ideas coming soon!

Dorset has a huge choice of small Soft Plays and Play Cafes which are perfect for babies up to pre schoolers plus there's large venues with muti-level play areas, steep slides and obstacles providing hours of fun for the bigger kids.

Do you have an event coming up which you need stallholders for?

Please visit the Dorset Stallholders Directory to find a variety of stallholders local to you.

Camping has become a firm favourite family activity and Dorset has lots of fantastic sites to stay on.  Some sites are kept simple and others have full on entertainment and facilities for the children to enjoy.  For ideas on where to go, please see our recommended list of Family Friendly Campsites.

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

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!