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Top indoor attractions in Dorset

Written by Eleanor Weeks

Struggling to find an indoor activity in Dorset to suit everyone?
These indoor attractions are sure to offer lots of fun!
From Splashdown to All Fired Up and more,
Here are some of our favourites for you to explore! 

🧗‍♀️ Rock Reef, Bournemouth 🧗‍♀️

This indoor activity centre, located on Bournemouth Pier, is the perfect place to take kids for a fun day out! The exciting adventure sports activities you can do here are endless, with favourites including a Vertical drop slide, a ‘Leap of Faith’ jumping challenge, a Highline high ropes aerial obstacle course and the Pier Cave which is a 65-linear metre indoor fun cave experience. Find out more here. 

🐠 Oceanarium, Bournemouth 🐠

Dive into a world full of weird and wonderful creatures at the Oceanarium, located on Bournemouth’s seafront. With over 150 different species to see, from sharks to stingrays, colourful clownfish and small-clawed otters too, just where will you start! Plus, with animal experiences giving you the chance to be even close to some of the most awesome animals as well as a new penguin beach encounter, the Oceanarium offers an enjoyable and educational experience for all the family. Find out more here.

🧸️ Teddy Bear Museum, Dorchester 🧸️

The Dorset Teddy Bear Museum is home to Edward Bear and his family of human-sized teddy bears, making it one unmissable family museum that will charm and delight teddy bear lovers of all ages! At the museum, you can see the very earliest Teddy bears all the way to today’s modern television stars. Plus, there is a teddy bear shop so you can take a new addition home with you too! Find out more here.

🚛 The Tank Museum, Wareham 🚛

This super-modern museum is packed full with fascinating exhibitions and collections of tanks dated from 1915 to the present day! There are lots of hands-on activities to keep the little ones entertained and you can even watch tanks in action on certain days. So, for an action-packed, interesting day out for all, The Tank Museum in Wareham is the place to go. Find out more here.

⛸ Cool Coast Ice Rink at BIC Purbeck Hall, Bournemouth ⛸

Cool Coast, the south coast’s largest indoor ice rink, is at the BIC Purbeck Hall until 22nd February 2020! Whether you’re a newbie or seasonal figure skater, this ice rink caters for all making it the perfect family activity. Plus, no need to worry about your little ones on the ice as they can ease onto the ice with the mini rink or use one the handy penguin skate mates to help guide them around the ice. Find out more here. 

🏊‍♀️ Splashdown, Poole 🏊‍♀️

For a Flumin’ great day out for the whole family, you can’t go wrong with Splashdown! This fantastic indoor waterpark is great for all ages. For younger visitors, there is the Little Buccaneers SplashZone, play area and a toddler swimming pool. Don’t worry, there are lots for the thrill-seekers of the family too! The screamer with its vertical drop, Spacebowl, Tennessee Twister, and our favourite Black Thunder!

🧗‍♀️ Lemur Landings Soft Play, Poole 🧗‍♀️

Lemur Landings is one of Dorset’s largest indoor children’s entertainment and soft play centres…and it is sure to be a hit with your kiddies (aged 2-11)! With bridges, tunnels and slides, the kids will be spoilt for choice! Plus, they can also explore the role play village before checking out the climbing zone which is complete with a Digi-Wall and lo-ropes. Find out more here.

🛹️ Prevail Skatehouse, Poole 🛹️

Is your child a master on the slopes? Are they constantly learning new stunts like hops and tailwhips on their BMX, scooter or skateboard? They will love Prevail Skatehouse in Poole, the Souths leading indoor skate park fully loaded with a foam pit, numerous ramps, bowls, resi jump box and quatre! Find out more here.

🎱 Oasis Fun, Bournemouth 🎱

This brilliant indoor centre in Bournemouth has lots to offer for kids all ages! From an amazing bowling alley with 6 lanes to an indoor soft play centre and a large Adventure Golf course too! Not too mention the arcade, pool tables and delicious food and drink served in their American diner and bar!  So, for a funfilled experience for the whole family head on down to Oasis Fun! Find out more here. 

🎨 All Fired up, Bournemouth 🎨

All Fired up is a fantastic large ceramics cafe where you can choose from a large range of items to decorate! It is the perfect place for you and your family to go in order to relax and express some creativity. – the kids will LOVE it here! They also serve tasty treats and drinks to keep the family refuelled whilst you all make your masterpieces! Find out more here. 

🎳 Hollywood Bowl, Branksome 🎳

For fabulous family fun head on down to Hollywood Bowl in Poole! With 24 lanes to bowl along, an American inspired diner, a relaxing bar and a thrilling amusement area you can let the good times roll! Find out more here.

🚂 Kids Play Cafe, Bournemouth 🚂

Kids Play Cafe in Bournemouth offers a superb educational and imaginative indoor children’s play area and cafe, where children can play and adults can relax with a coffee with friends! Role-play areas include a pirate ship, train, house and fire engine, as well as themed areas which regularly change to ensure children have fresh and exciting, role-play experiences. Find out more here. 

️⛳️ Mr Mulligans, Bournemouth ️⛳️

Taking adventure golf to the next level, Mr Mulligans promises to deliver an unforgettable experience for the whole family! Take a spectacular journey through a comic book, unearthly light experience and an apocalyptic crash scene as you take part in three indoor adventure golf courses. Make sure to take a Mr Mulligans selfie📸

🧮️ Adventure Wonderland, Bournemouth 🧮️

Looking for an indoor activity to do with the kids one weekend or during half-term? Adventure Wonderland’s giant indoor Aztec soft play centre, ‘Wild Thing’ is the place to go! With Jungle Zap Zone (an interactive reaction speed game), lots of slides, air blasters, a ball volcano and a separate area for toddlers, children of all ages will love spending time in the ‘Wild Thing’.

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