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

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West Bay Adventure Playground, near Bridport (West Dorset)

West Bay Adventure Playground (and harbourside/beach wander) #playground #playarea #westbay #bridport #accessible #wheelchairfriendly #adventureplay #seaside Ample parking (pay & display) Public toilets with changing facilities very close Close to beaches, ice cream kiosks and harbour Suitable for all ages Accessible play equipment Picnic benches Location: West Bay Road car park Ahh, the humble playground – the classic choice for free, energy burning fun. Some are better than

Kingston Maurward Animal Park, Play Barn and Gardens, Dorchester

[Gifted] #Animalpark #zoo #softplay #playbarn #indoorplay #animals #ponygrooming #childfriendlywalks #gardens #dayout #thingstodowithkids #wetweather #walks #wellywalk #playground #attraction #daytrip #dorset #dorchester #familyfriendly A couple of weeks ago I saw an advert on Facebook announcing the opening of a brand-new indoor play barn at Kingston Maurward Animal Park & Gardens on the outskirts of Dorchester, and I thought YES, a new play barn and café to investigate - in

The Byes riverside buggy walk/cycle path to Sidmouth beach (via the playground and Mocha Café)

#Buggywalk #buggyfriendlywalk #cyclepath #scooters #bikes #shortwalk #riverside #eastdevon #playground #sidmouth #seafront #beach #daysoutwiththekids #childfriendlycafe #walkswithkids Livvie’s at that awkward age where she can’t (or more often, won’t!) walk for any great distance, but looks like an absolute giant in the pushchair which we’ve almost retired. But not quite – sometimes you just want to get from A to B without having to give a ½ mile piggy back (cue muddy boots a

Branscombe buggy friendly walk to the beach and the Sea Shanty café

#childfriendlywalk #buggywalk #bikeride #dogfriendly #playground #dayoutwiththekids #nationaltrust #beach #branscombe #eastdevon #jurassiccoast #childfriendlycafe #tearooms #watermill #forge #streamside **NOTE - the Sea Shanty beach cafe (mentioned later in this post) will drop down to reduced opening hours from 27th October 2019 - open Saturdays & Sundays 10-4pm only - until late Spring.** I think I’ve just discovered a new favourite ‘Sunday family day out’! It’s a pleasant

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

Merriott Playground and The Feed Station Café, Merriott (near Crewkerne, Ilminster, Yeovil, Chard)

#Kidsplayground #playarea #playground #trampoline #zipwire #picnicspot #cyclepath #bikes #childfriendly #cafe #childfriendlycafe #merriott #crewkerne #ilminster #chard #southsomerset Well well well. I'm not the world's greatest playground fan but I may have just found another playground that I'll actually enjoy going to! And the kids loved it. I’ve just met a friend and her 9-month-old son at Merriott playing fields and as far as playgrounds go, it’s a good one – definitely o

All aboard the tram - a family day out on Seaton Tramway

#gifted #dayoutwithkids #thingstodowithkids #tram #seatontramway #jurassiccoast #childfriendly #daytrip #seaton #playground It’s probably going to be a recurring theme that most of our days start off with a moderate level of chaos and today was no exception, seeing as I discovered that I’d put my only debit card through the wash in the pocket of some jeans just before we were due to leave. Lucky for me though, I wouldn’t need my card as today’s day trip came courtesy of the g

Outdoor play area, soft play & pub food at Highland’s End Holiday Park, Eype (Bridport)

#rainydayactivity #softplay #playground #childfriendly #pub #cafe When I saw that Martin’s Bar at Highland’s End Holiday Park in Eype were opening an indoor soft play last year, I’m not going to deny my own excitement. After all, a new soft play option within 20 minutes of my door is always going to be a welcome development, and I’m not even being sarcastic – we need these places so that we can have a hope in hell of carrying out an adult conversation with friends, with the k

 

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