Dorset Pubs with Play Areas

Dorset has some great Family Friendly Pubs offering a variety of children's menus, activity packs for the tables and highchairs however the one thing on a lovely sunny day that a family loves the most is a secure safe garden with a play frame or toys to keep them entertained and happy while you have the rare opportunity to relax.

Below is just some of Dorset's great Pubs which have been recommended by local families and more will be added as and when we get to try them out!  

EAST DORSET

THE ACORN

Family friendly pub offering great value classic meals.  Outside in the beer garden is a large wooden playframe with swings and slide.

Address - Northmead Drive, Creekmoor, Poole, Dorset, BH17 7XZ

Please visit the Website for more information or call 01202 601708.

THE CLAYPIPE INN

This family friendly pub sits next to Sandford Holiday Park and has an enclosed wooden play area for children plus a delicious children's menu.

Please note the pub closes mid afternoon and re-opens for dinner late afternoon.

Address - Organford Road, Holton Heath, Poole, Dorset, BH16 6JY

Visit the Facebook page for more information or call 01202 632636. 

THE FOX AND HOUNDS

The Fox and Hounds has a very good reputation with local families and has 2 acres of garden area and a large wooden play frame and slides.  The children's menu offers a variety of dishes for an affordable price.  

Address - Fox Lane, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 2EQ

Please visit the Website for more information or call 01202 872881.  

THE NEW QUEEN INN

This independent pub can be found in the tiny village of Avon and has a large garden which goes down to the river. Within the garden is a wooden play frame, perfect for climbing and sliding. 

Address – The New Queen Inn, Ringwood Road, Avon, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 7BG

Please visit the Website for more information or call 01425 672432.

THE SANDFORD

The new owners of the Sandford Pub have doubled the size of the main play area in the garden as well as giving Pets Corner a complete new face lift.  Children can enjoy a home cooked meal from the children's menu and a colouring in book and crayons will keep them busy while waiting for food.

Address - Wareham Road, Sandford, Nr Wareham, Dorset, BH20 7AE

Please visit the Website for more information or call 01929 550800.

NORTH AND RURAL DORSET

THE LANGTON ARMS

The Langton Arms has a huge garden and wonderful play area plus children’s meals and an original skittle alley which is great for parties.

Address - The Langton Arms, Tarrant Monkton, Blandford, Dorset, DT11 8RX

Please visit the Website for more information or call 01258 830225.

THE ROYAL OAK

The Royal Oak has a large wooden play frame at the bottom of the spacious garden and serves a variety of meals on the children's menu.

Address - Dorchester Hill, Milborne St Andrew, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 0JG

Please visit the Website for more information or call 01258 837248.  

THE WORLD'S END

The World’s End is a traditional country pub with a large outdoor play area perfect for children of all ages.

Address – Almer, Nr Blandford, Dorset, DT11 9EW 

Please visit the Website for more information or call 01929 459671.

YE OLDE TWO BREWERS

Ye Olde Two Brewers is a lovely pub which can be found at the bottom of the famous Gold Hill.  The enclosed garden has a small play area with slide but a public and much larger play area can be found right across the road which is perfect for older children. 

Address - 24 St James's Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 8HE

Please visit the Website for more information or call 01747 855477.

PURBECK AREA

CROWS NEST

The Crows Nest is a family friendly pub in the heart of Swanage with a large wooden play frame with slide in the garden. The owners have children themselves which is why they pride themselves on serving fresh children’s meals.

Address - 11 Ulwell Road, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 1LE 

Please visit the Website for more information or call 01929 422651. 

THE HALFWAY INN

The Halfway Inn is a beautiful thatched 16th Century Pub with a lovely garden and small enclosed children's play area.

The varied menu offers children's meals plus colouring in pictures and pencils to keep the children entertained.

Address - Norden, Wareham, BH20 5DU

Please visit the Website for more information or call 01929 480402.

WEST DORSET

THE BLACK DOG

The Black Dog is a very family friendly pub with a children’s menu and huge fun play area in the garden which is sure to keep the kids entertained for a long time. 

Address – 50 Main Street, Broadmayne, Dorset, DT2 8ES

Please visit the Website for more information or call 01305 854021.

THE CLIFTON HOTEL PUB AND RESTAURANT

The Clifton welcomes families and has a lovely secure play area with a wooden play frame, playhouse and toys.  Their experienced chef prepares freshly cooked food using locally sourced ingredients.

Address - 50 Grove Road, Portland, Dorset, DT5 1DA

Please visit the Facebook page for more information or call 01305 820473. 

THE COUNTRYMAN INN

The Countryman Inn prides themselves on using local suppliers for their menu and with a large children’s play area everyone will be happy. 

Address - Blacknoll Lane, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8LL

Please visit the Website for more information or call 01305 852666.

FRAMPTON ARMS

The Frampton Arms is a delightful country pub with an enclosed orchard garden with climbing frame, slides and swings.

Address - Moreton, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8BB

Please visit the Website for more information or call 01305 852253. 

THE LODMOOR

The Lodmoor is a great family friendly Brewers Fayre Pub situated by the Weymouth Sealife Adventure Park and Sandworld.  The indoor themed soft play is a fantastic size for children of all ages and even has a TV area and little tykes cars.  They offer a wide variety of children's meals and even have tables within the soft play so you won't have bored children before and after the meal.  

Please note that there is an admission charge for the soft play.

Address - Preston Beach Road, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 7SX

Please visit the Website for more information or call 01305 767964.  

NEW VIC BAR AND RESTAURANT

The New Vic can be found on the Esplanade which is perfect for locals and those visiting the seaside town for the day.  Within the pub you’ll find Jolly Ollie’s two storey soft play perfect for children up to the age of 10.  The large menu has something for everyone with a good choice on the children’s menu too. 

Please note that there is an admission charge for the soft play.

Address - 43 The Esplanade, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 8DH

Please visit the Website for more information or call 01305 784692.

THE SPRINGHEAD

The Springhead has a beautiful location by the River Jordan with ducks swimming happily on the millpond.  The restaurant chef uses good quality fresh food from local suppliers and takes pride in their homemade dishes.  In the garden you will find a 2 wooden play areas with climbing frames and slides.

Address – The Springhead, Sutton Poyntz, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 6LW

Please visit the Website for more info or call 01305 832117.

THE TURKS HEAD

The Turks Head is a traditional pub located in the village of Chickerell.  The extensive menu includes children’s meals plus there’s a large garden with a wooden play frame. 

Address – 6 East Street, Chickerell, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 4DS

Please visit the Website for more information or call 01305 778565.

TRUMPET MAJOR

The Trumpet Major has a lovely large garden with wooden play equipment, slides and a climbing frame. They also serve a 'Little Monster Menu' with a large variety of children's meals.

Address - Alington Avenue, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 2AB

Please visit the Website for more information or call 01305 262091. 


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Family Friendly Pubs in Dorset with Play Areas