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Top Things to Do with Toddlers in West Dorset

07 May 2024

Planning a family holiday in West Dorset? You'll be glad to know that there are plenty of exciting things to do with your little ones in the area. From outdoor play areas to wildlife parks, West Dorset has a wide range of activities that are sure to keep your toddlers and babies entertained and engaged. And the best part? All of these attractions are just a stone's throw away from our holiday park in Charmouth.

Here are some of the top toddler-friendly activities in West Dorset.

Newlands Holiday Park's Splashzone


You'll be pleased to know that our caravan park in Charmouth has a fantastic Splashzone for young children. With its shallow depths, it's the perfect place for kids to enjoy themselves while splashing around in safety. We've included a range of interactive toys, water sprays, colourful play structures, and other fun water features to keep them entertained for hours. While the splashzone is designed with young ones in mind, we ask that you always supervise your children. While your little ones are having a blast, parents and older children can take advantage of our outdoor pool, lounge beds, indoor pool, mini-gym, and sauna in our splendid leisure centre.

Foxdown Children's Farm


You should definitely plan a visit to Foxdown Children's Farm, if your children have a love for animals. The farm is home to a diverse range of animals, such as pigs, goats, lambs, and more. You and your children can enjoy feeding and petting the animals, and also participate in exciting activities like tractor rides. For a more intimate experience, don't miss out on the 'Guided Tour Experiences', available on most Saturdays during the season and selected days in the school holiday periods.

Seaton Tramway


The Seaton Tramway is definitely a one-of-a-kind experience and one you won’t want to miss out on. With breathtaking views of the Axe Valley and the Jurassic Coast, it's a beautiful ride that little ones will definitely enjoy. The journey takes roughly 30 minutes each way, and there are plenty of opportunities to stop and explore along the route. In addition, the tramway hosts a variety of fun events that are perfect for toddlers, including an immersive storytelling experience on "The Story Tram." This event is sure to keep your children entertained and engaged, with new themes each month to keep things fresh.

Newland Holiday Park's Soft Play


Newland's Holiday Park's Dino Dan's Den is the perfect place for toddlers to have some fun and blow off some steam, come rain or shine! The soft play area has been revamped for 2022 and features exciting slides, ball pits, and other fun activities that are designed with safety in mind, so parents can have peace of mind while their little ones have a blast. Adult supervision is required.


Abbotsbury Swannery

Abbotsbury Swannery is a fascinating destination that is bound to be an interesting day out for toddlers in West Dorset. This unique attraction is home to an impressive population of mute swans, and guests can enjoy the spectacle of feeding them. Additionally, visitors can participate in feeding the birds, which is a rare opportunity that is sure to excite the little ones. Alongside the swannery, there is also a playground and a cosy café on the premises. Moreover, Peddle Go-Kart is a popular activity that younger visitors can indulge in. This attraction offers a designated lane with a variety of different-sized karts that cater to different age groups, ensuring that everyone can participate in the fun.


Axe Valley Wildlife Park

If you have toddlers who are fond of animals, then you must visit Axe Valley Wildlife Park! It is an excellent destination to keep your little ones entertained with plenty of activities to enjoy. The park boasts a variety of exotic animals such as lemurs, meerkats, and wallabies, making it an exciting and educational experience for children. Additionally, there is a petting zoo that provides an opportunity for children to interact with the animals up close. So, why not plan a visit to Axe Valley Wildlife Park for an unforgettable day out with your family?

Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium

Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium is a small but fascinating attraction that's perfect for toddlers. The aquarium features a range of local marine life, including crabs, lobsters, and fish. There's also a touch tank where little ones can handle some of the creatures.

Newland Holiday Park's Outdoor Play Area

Newland's Holiday Park's outside play area is great for toddlers as our caravan park also features a Tom Thumb toddler area, which is specially designed for smaller humans. Our playground also includes various fun and safe activities such as a crazy climbing frame, a long slide, and a zany zip wire that can help toddlers improve their balance and coordination.

We are also lucky to have our play area located in a beautiful setting, surrounded by trees, and equipped with a small picnic area where families can relax and enjoy a meal together.


Accommodation for Families near Charmouth


We pride ourselves on being the perfect holiday park in West Dorset for a fun-filled family break with your little ones. We have a variety of cosy accommodation options available, as well as opportunities for you to enjoy some of your first camping moments with your toddlers.

Our park is full of excellent facilities that you and your little ones will love. We have a soft play area, splashzone, and our very own restaurant with a tow bar, so you can relax and enjoy your time with family and friends.

We look forward to welcoming you to our holiday park.


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