Top Things To Do With Kids In Weymouth

Activities in and around Weymouth to entertain the children

Are you planning a family break in Weymouth? Weymouth has been one of the UK’s favourite family holiday resorts for generations and there are so many things to see and do in Weymouth come rain or shine. In this blog, we have listed 16 of our favourite family things to do in and around Weymouth.

1. Nothe Fort

First on our list of great things to do with kids in Weymouth is Nothe Fort! This Victorian Fort situated on a hill above the entrance to Weymouth Harbour is a great place for older children to explore. There are rooms set out as a Victorian school room and a local shop and there is a trail to follow around the fort finding the mice which will take you unto the underground tunnels.

Nothe Fort is one of the best things to do with children in Weymouth.

2. Weymouth Sealife Centre

One of Weymouth top attractions, the Sea Life Adventure Park is a perfect kids day out in Weymouth. There is loads to do and see at the Sealife Centre, seals, penguins, fish of all sorts, and even an octopus. A great outdoor play area, café and gift shop complete the outing.

Weymouth Sealife Centre is a great place to take children in Weymouth

3. Pirate Adventure Mini Golf

Ahoy me hearties! Are you ready for a game of mini golf with a twist? Board the Jolly Roger for a fun round of Miniature Golf. The Pirate Adventure Mini Golf course is always a popular choice with the children.

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4. Sandworld

World renowned sand artists create amazing colourful displays at Sandworld and once the children have been inspired by these creations they can have a go themselves in the large sand pit.

Sandworld Weymouth is one of the favourite Things to do for children in Weymouth

5. Bella Ceramics

Another popular children’s activity in Weymouth is pottery painting. At Bella’s Ceramics, children can create their very own work of art by painting a piece of pottery. There are lots of items to choose from and once finished they will be glazed and posted to you as a reminder of your holiday.

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6. Lodmoor Country Park

There are some lovely parks for children in Weymouth and the surrounding area, including the massive Lodmoor Country Park. This park is close to the Lodmoor wetlands and contains lots of things for children of all ages. Lodmoor Pirate Ship Play Park and Green Gym, Rio Grande Railway, 9 Hole Pitch and Putt, Leisure Ranch Go Karts. 

New for 2020 – the Lodmoor Country Park Orienteering course consists of three trails for you to complete. This includes a shorter, child-friendly 1km course.

Lodmoor country park has plenty of Outdoor activities for children in weymouth

7. Palm House Play Café

Close to Radipole Lake, you will find the Palm House Play Café which has lots to occupy young children and great food for them too. Enjoy a quiet coffee whilst they play safely. This is a great place to visit in Weymouth with young children. 

Soft play in Weymouth

8. Fantasy Island Fun Park

Near Bowleaze Cove, Fantasy Island Fun Park is a must-visit for any family trip to Weymouth. All the fun of the fair at this family run amusement park with lots of rides and activities to try.

Bowleaze Cove Funfair

9. Sharky’s Fun Factory

One of Weymouth’s favourite kids attractions for generations, Sharky’s Fun Factory is a great soft play centre in the town. Situated outside of town with plenty of parking, this large play barn has lots to help children burn off energy.

Sharky's Weymouth

10. Gone Potty

Gone Potty pottery painting studio situated in the centre of Weymouth has a lovely bright and friendly atmosphere. A perfect place for everyone to unleash their inner creativity.

Things to do with kids in Weymouth 2020

11. Alexandra Gardens Amusements

The Alexandra Gardens Amusements are just behind the main beach you will find this area of arcade games and rides including a traditional roundabout. So easy to entertain the children for ages with a pot of 2 pences.

Things to do for kids in weymouth

12. Fancy’s Farm

Fancy’s Farm is a charming petting farm up on the top of the Isle of Portland is home to goats, pigs, sheep, lamas and wallabies.

Fancys Farm Portland

13. Abbotsbury Children’s Farm

Situated in a historic monastery setting Abbotsbury Children’s Farm has animals to pet, toys to ride and an indoor play area and café.

Kids day out near Weymouth

14. Stuart Wiltshire Glass

Stuart Wiltshire Glass is an award-winning glass blowing studio in Weymouth is entertainment for all the family. You can watch a glass blowing demonstration, book to blow a piece for yourself or take your children to have their hand and footprints made into a memorable keepsake.

Stuart Wiltshire Glass

15. Razmatazz – Geek Merchandise

Razmatazz is one of Weymouth’s most popular shops. This extremely well stocked store is a mecca for young people who love comic books, games and film merchandise, from back packs to board games and everything in between and you don’t even have to be a geek to find something quirky and collectable.

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16. Howley’s Toys

Howley’s Toymaster is an absolutely amazing traditional toy shop. You will be blown away by the selection, they really do have something for everyone.

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Things to do with kids in Weymouth – Your 2020 Guide

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