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Things To Do in Dorset for Father’s Day

Written by Elexa Rose


Dorset is such a beautiful place with so much to do for families so here we have pulled together all the best deals, events and days out ideas in Dorset that we think would make a really awesome Father’s Day outing!

Farmer Palmer’s – Poole

Free Entry for Dads with Their Children


Feed the animals, ride the go-karts or hold on tight on the bumpy tractor ride! Farmer Palmers is always great fun for the whole family and on Father’s Day Dads go in free when with their kids. Just go to the website, print off the voucher and present it at the gate. Find out more.

Monkey World – Wareham

50% off Tickets for Dads with Their Children


It’s hard not to have a good time at Monkey World! See all the great work that has been done to rehabilitate the monkeys, spend some time unwinding in the play zone and take a stroll through the woodland. A great day out for Dad and the kids! Find out more.

Moors Valley – Ringwood

Daddy’s Tractor Day

moors valley

This Father’s Day Dads and their kids can get an real, hand-on experience with a range of awesome tractors, diggers, mowers, a timber rig and even the Forestry Commissions Fire Land Rover! The grown-ups can also take part in a digger challenge where you’ll use the arm and bucket of a real digger to move logs. Find out more.

Compton Acres – Poole

Father’s Day Sunday Lunch


For a Dad that loves great food take him down to Compton Acres this Father’s Day for a specially handcrafted menu that will be sure to tantalise the taste buds! Only £16.95 for the grown ups and £5.95 for the kids, plus Dads get free entry into the gardens when they come for lunch. Find out more.

Hollywood Bowl (formerly Bowlplex) – Tower Park and Branksome


An easy win for every Dad – take him bowling! There are great family deals for bowling at Tower Park and Branksome bowling alleys, then afterwards enjoy the American-style eatery for burgers, hot dogs, milkshakes and more. Find out more.

Swanage Railway – Swanage

Moonfleet Tallship Sailing Experience

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Perfect for the sea-faring Dad, treat him to the Moonfleet Tallship Sailing Experience with Swanage Railway. You’ll enjoy a ride on the classic steam train followed by a two-hour Tallship Cruise to see Old Harry Rocks, Durlston Head and Anvil Point Lighthouse. Plus, if you don’t get a chance to take him on Father’s Day these trips are running until the 30th of June. Find out more.

Corfe Castle – Corfe

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As well as the beautiful castle to explore, there is lots more to do in Corfe than you might think! Take a stroll through the rolling hills, visit the model village and soak up the local art and history. For a Dad that likes to take life in the slow lane this is the perfect day out, plus the kids will love exploring! Find out more.

Got some more great ideas for Father’s Day in Dorset? I’d love to hear what else is going on in the area, please share your ideas in the comments below!



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