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THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN DEVON, DORSET, SOMERSET AND BEYOND

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Things to do with the kids in Lyme Regis

#Lymeregis #childfriendlywalks #freethingstodo #visitwestdorset A quick Google search of ‘Things to do in *insert name of town*’ always brings up results of the bigger tourist attractions within a 40-mile radius, but you can rarely find the insider info on the fun, simple or free things to do at your chosen destination. Inspired by a simple but lovely morning spent at Lyme Regis, where I spent all of £9.00 (on essential ice cream and pastry refreshments!), I thought I’d put t

Vurlands Animal Farm & The Eggcup Tea Rooms, Near Bridport (West Dorset)

#Animalpark #animalfarm #bridport #abbotsbury #lymeregis #westdorset #softplay #daysoutindorset Meet the animals Indoor soft play Tea Rooms with indoor and outdoor seating (or take a picnic) Pig Racing Play area, maze and 'enchanted forest' Free parking Buggy-friendly Best suited to younger children and toddlers Located on the B3157 'Coast Road' between Bridport and Abbotsbury Vurlands Animal Farm – a fun day out with the kids near Bridport This was our first visit to Vurland

Ice cream & country views (with safe outdoor space to play) at Diamond's Tea Room, near Axminster

#axminster #lymeregis #Playarea #childfriendlycafe #tearoom #garden #views #icecream #creamtea #familyfriendly #icecreamparlour #dogfriendly Post updated June 2020: COVID-19 This lovely, hidden Devon tea room/ice cream parlour has changed hands since our visit last summer, and it's now called Diamond's Tea Room - still serving that pretty special ice cream made at the dairy farm below, along with light lunches, cakes, milkshakes and cream teas! It's currently open for takeaw

Hunters Lodge - Child-friendly pub with a playground, on the A35 between Lyme Regis and Axminster

#Pubplayarea #pubwithaplayground #childfriendlypub #playground #beergarden #kidsmenu #familyfriendly #dogfriendly #eastdevon #westdorset #lymeregis #axminster At the start of the school summer holidays I had a vision that I would work my way around the beer gardens of the south west, boldly testing them out for child-friendliness in the name of the blog, and also doing a fair amount of basking in the sunshine with a cold drink in hand. Unfortunately, the weather hasn’t quite

Pub with a playground – The George, Charmouth (Near Bridport, Lyme Regis, Axminster)

#Pubwithaplayground #pubgarden #childfriendlypub #pubplayarea #charmouth #lymeregis #familypub I'm on a bit of a mission to scout out pubs with the best child-friendly beer gardens (especially those with play areas as my kids are of that age) while it's beer garden weather and while I still have a few weekdays with my youngest before school and work begin in the not too distant future. And so the mission starts - first on my hitlist: The George at Charmouth. Wandering along C

Secret outdoor (and indoor) swimming at Pinewood Holiday Lodges, Rousdon (nr Lyme Regis)

#outdoorpool #swimmingpool #splashpool #toddlerpool #familyswimming #indoorpool #seaton #lymeregis #axminster #sidmouth I did debate for a while whether to write this post, because selfishly it’s one of those little places that you kind of want to remain a bit of a secret, but then I thought that was not really in the spirit of what I’m trying to achieve, which is a handy resource for visitors and locals looking for great things to do with the kids. So here we go, I’m sharing

 

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