a list of the best

days out with the kids in Wareham, Dorset

Keep all the kids entertained during your break away and explore the local area for the day. Below you will find some of the best days out with kids in and around Wareham, Dorset.

And if you are staying with us for a holiday at Wareham Forest Lodge Retreat we hope you find this useful and get some ideas of what to do with your little ones to make the most of your time here. There is so much on offer when it comes to things to do along the southern coast of England, particularly in the Dorset area. So we’ve picked the best of the bunch that are suitable for kids and listed them below for you.

Poole Old Town & The Quay Murder Mystery Treasure Trail

The Quay, Poole, BH15 1BQ | 15 mins

Whether it’s your first time in Poole or not, this murder mystery treasure trail will be the perfect activity for you and the kids to enjoy. The overall idea of this treasure trail is that you have to work together to solve sneaky clues that you unlock at various buildings in this self-guided trail route. It’s a circular trail and starts at the visitors centre and then trails all around the old town and ends at the Quay. See if you all have what it takes to eliminate the suspects and correctly discover who the culprit is.

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Poole (Dolphin) Leisure Centre

Kingland Road, Poole, BH15 1TN | 15 mins

At Poole (Dolphin) Leisure Centre you will be able to enjoy a swimming session in either the small pool or the main pool they have on offer to use. Before you go it is best to check their swimming timetable as things may change each day with their family swimming times depending on what they have on. The family swimming sessions are usually on for an hour and would cost you no more than £20 for a family of 4!

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Putlake Adventure Farm

High Street, Swanage, BH19 3EU | 25 mins

There are so many things in Putlake Adventure Farm to keep your little ones entertained. With tractor rides, outdoor play equipment, a real working farm, animals, indoor soft play area, pedal go-karts, trampolines, birds, a pet centre…the list could go on but you get what we mean. It’s the perfect place for children ages 0-10 years to enjoy and there is also a tearooms so adults can enjoy some tea and cake or a bite to eat for lunch!

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Sandbanks Crazy Golf

Banks Road, Poole, BH13 7QQ | 27 mins

Perfect if you are looking for fun for the kids and the adults, Sandbanks Crazy Golf is an 18 hole outdoor crazy golf course that will provide you with plenty of fun. No matter what plans you may already have sometimes there is nothing better than injecting some friendly competition into your holiday fun. It’s the best crazy golf course on the South Coast and it is located right next to the beautiful beach so you can enjoy the views.

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Lemur Landings

Tower Park Leisure Complex, Poole, BH12 4NY | 15 mins

If you are looking for a children’s entertainment centre then Lemur Landings is the place for you. Located in the Tower Park Leisure Complex, your kids will be able to enjoy the soft play area which is one of the biggest in Dorset. Along with some epic climbing walls and ‘The Ted Shed’ where your little ones can make their own teddy bears to take home. There are more than enough things to do here to keep everyone entertained.

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Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park

Wareham Road, Organford, Poole, BH16 6EU | 3 mins

Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park can offer you everything you’d expect from a farm park. You will be kept busy with a tractor trailer ride, pig racing, animal activities, go karts, sand and water play area, a duck pond, maize maze and plenty of other things. It’s another day out that is perfect to keep the kids entertained but also provide parents and adults with a fun experience as you see plenty of farm animals and learn all about them too.

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Hollywood Bowl

Tower Park Leisure Complex, Poole, BH12 4NY | 15 mins

If you like the sound of Lemur Landings and you are on the Tower Park Leisure Complex then Hollywood Bowl would be a great shout for something else to do whilst your there. There are 24 lanes along with a designated VIP area, an American themed diner and an amusement area. So not only can you go head to head in a fun game of bowling you could also grab a bite to eat and play on some of the arcade games.

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Corfe Castle Model Village

The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham, BH20 5EZ | 18 mins

If history is an interest of yours and you want to show the kids something a little bit different to just an ordinary castle then having a day out at Corfe Castle Model Village would be the perfect idea. Sitting in the heart of Corfe Castle village on the Isle of Purbeck you will be able to enjoy the 1/20th scale model of the castle and the village as it was back in 1646! As well as the model village you can also explore the gardens around and have a rest at the Courtyard Café.

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Witbit Water Park

Arfleet Mill Lakes, Studland Road, Dorset, BH20 5JG | 17 mins

In the summer months we couldn’t think of anything better than a trip to Witbit Water Park. Located at the Arfleet Mill Lakes this inflatable obstacle course is the perfect challenge for both friends and family! You will be taking part in a range of different inflatable obstacles that will test your climbing, balancing and strength. You will be guaranteed unbeatable fun with everyone and there is also a snack shack that serves hot and cold food and drink options.

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Upton Country Park

Poole Road, Upton, Poole, BH17 7BJ | 10 mins

With 160 acres of parkland, shoreline and formal estate gardens, Upton Country Park would make the perfect trip for a day out with the kids. You can explore all the grounds and take in the stunning views of the grand Grade II listed Georgian Mansion House and the kids can keep entertained at Spurrier’s Play Park with the Splash Fountain.

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Mr Mulligans

Exeter Road, Bournemouth, BH2 5AF | 28 mins

Mr Mulligans is a venue that takes crazy golf to a whole new level. This adventure golf experience has two epic courses, an 18 hole course and a 27 hole course. Along with the adventure golf courses there is also a bar and restaurant so you can make a full day out at Mr Mulligans. Perfect for families who want to have fun, or even for a birthday party, no matter what your age is you are bound to have some fun here!

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Our Wareham Forest Lodge Retreat would make the perfect base for your family holiday so that you can then try out all of the amazing things listed above. There are also so many amazing ways to keep everyone entertained on the resort too such as the beautiful forest that surrounds the area.

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