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 if they 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.

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There's lots to look forward to this year with themed trails, discos, character appearances, arts and crafts, shows, workshops and even a spooktacular panto!

To find out what's on near you please see our list of Halloween and Half Term Events.

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Visiting a Pumpkin Patch has become very popular and children of all ages will enjoy going out into the fields to pick their favourite to carve at home. Some farms will have sledges to take into the fields and some will have additional activities including arts and crafts.

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There's plenty of Fireworks Displays going on across Dorset, some with a whole host of entertainment and impressive displays and others which are more family focused with earlier display times so the little one's won't be late for bed.

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Watch this space for more 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.

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Dorset has lots of Pubs with Play Areas and having a cool drink or meal in the sunshine while the children burn off some energy is one activity most parents enjoy.  

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!