Children's Centres offer support, guidance and fun activities for families and carers of children under 5 and for children under 7 where there are specific needs.  Every centre will offer a warm welcome and also provide valuable information, family support, employment advice and family learning opportunities.  Groups and support will vary between Children's Centre's because needs and communities vary greatly.

Some of the groups and classes include childminder and young parents sessions, under 1's, twins, SEN (special education needs), stay and play, messy play, Dads club, baby massage, breastfeeding support and ante natal groups.

Some groups may ask for a small fee or donation, however this is minimal considering the amount of time and effort that the staff and volunteers put in.  Please contact your local Centre below to find out what's going on near you.


Creekmoor Children's Centre
Northmead House, Northmead Road, Poole, BH17 7XZ
Contact Tel 01202 261961

Hamworthy Children's Centre
Hamworthy Library, Blandford Road, Poole, BH15 4BG
Contact Tel 01202 261511

Turlin Moor Children's Centre
Turlin Road, Poole, BH16 5AH
Contact Tel 01202 261530

Upton Children's Centre
Upton Library, Upton Cross, BH16 5PW
Contact Tel 01929 552864

Old Town Children's Centre
Green Road, Poole, BH15 1QB
Contact Tel 01202 261969

Parkstone Children's Centre
Parkstone Christian Centre, Commercial Road, Poole, BH14 0JW
Contact Tel 01202 261963

Ted Webster Children's Centre
519a Ashley Road, Poole, BH14 0BD
Contact Tel 01202 261963

Branksome Children's Centre
350 Poole Road, Branksome, BH12 1AW
Contact Tel 01202 261540

Rossmore Children's Centre
Herbert Ave, Poole, BH12 4HR
Contact Tel 01202 261962

Hillbourne Outreach Children's Centre
Kitchener Crescent, Poole, BH17 7HX
Contact Tel 01202 261961

Canford Heath Children's Centre
Culliford Crescent, Poole, BH17 9DW
Contact Tel 01202 261518

Bearwood Outreach Centre
Barons Road, Bearwood, BH11 9UN
Contact Tel 01202 261518


Kinson Hub
Wimborne Road, Kinson, BH11 9AW
Contact Tel 01202 593086

Kingsleigh Children's Centre
Bennion Road, East Howe, BH10 5HR
Contact Tel 01202 513810

Moore Avenue Centre
West Howe, BH11 8AU
Contact Tel 01202 593086

Queens Park Children's Centre
East Way, Bournemouth, BH8 9PU
Contact Tel 01202 591727

Townsend Children's Centre
Jewell Road, Bournemouth, BH8 0LT
Contact Tel 01202 720472

Stokewood Children's Centre
59 Stokewood Road, Winton, BH3 7ND
Contact Tel 01202 539591

Winton Children's Centre
624 Wimborne Road, Winton, BH9 2EN
Contact Tel 01202 859786

Southbourne Children's Centre
The Stourvale Centre, 108 Stourvale Road, Southbourne, BH6 5JB
Contact Tel 01202 434310

Pokesdown Children's Centre
Freemantle Hall, Somerset Road, Boscombe, BH7 6JJ
Contact Tel 01202 391500

Boscombe Children's Centre
22 Ashley Close, Bournemouth, BH1 4PE
Contact Tel 01202 395534


Somerford Children's Centre
Draper Road, Christchurch, BH23 3AS
Contact Tel 01202 221338

Christchurch West Children's Centre
27 High Street, Christchurch, BH23 1AJ
Contact Tel 01202 225760


Corfe Mullen Children's Centre
54 Wareham Road, Corfe Mullen, BH21 3LE
Contact Tel 01202 699728

Wimborne Children's Centre
Leigh Park Children's and Community Centre, Gordon Road, Wimborne, BH21 2AP
Contact Tel 01202 840790

Blandford Forum Children's Centre
Black Lane, Blandford Forum, DT11 8SW
Contact Tel 01258 480147

Ferndown Children's Centre
Ferndown First School, Mountbatten Drive, Ferndown, BH22 9FB
Contact Tel 01202 890476

West Moors Children's Centre
4 Heathfield Way, West Moors, BH22 0DA
Contact Tel 01202 855056


Verwood Children's Centre
The Hub, Brock Way, Ringwood Road, Verwood, BH31 7QE
Contact Tel 01202 827024

Shaftesbury Children's Centre
Wincombe Lane, Shaftesbury, SP7 8PZ
Contact Tel 01747 850288

Sherborne Children's Centre
Tinneys Lane, Sherborne, DT9 3DY
Contact Tel 01935 389914

Gillingham Children's Centre
Cemetery Road, Gillingham, SP8 4AZ
Contact Tel 01747 837960


Wareham Children's Centre
Stretche Road, Wareham, BH20 4PG
Contact Tel 01929 552864

Bovington Children's Centre
Bovington Shopping Centre, Unit 5, 9 King George V Road, BH20 6JQ
Contact Tel 01929 463220

Swanage Children's Centre
Chapel Lane, Swanage, BH19 2PW
Contact Tel 01929 423589


Broadmayne Children's Centre
Broadmayne First School, Knighton Lane, Broadmayne, Dorchester, DT2 8PH
Contact Tel 01305 85243

Dorchester Children's Centre
Middle Farm House, Middle Farm Way, Poundbury, Dorchester, DT 1 3WA
Contact Tel 01305 221348

Mulberry Children's Centre
Commercial Road, Weymouth, DT4 8NG
Contact Tel 01305 786367

Westham Children's Centre
Radipole Lane, Weymouth, DT4 0QF
Contact Tel 01305 782549

Bincombe Children's Centre
Culliford Way, Littlemoor, Weymouth, DT3 6AW
Contact Tel 01305 834718

Portland Children's Centre
Castle Road, Portland, DT5 1AU
Contact Tel 01305 823794


Beaminster Children's Centre
6 Prout Bridge, Beaminster, DT8 3AY
Contact Tel 01308 861030

Bridport Children's Centre
Skilling Hill Road, Bridport, DT6 5LA
Contact Tel 01308 421714

Lyme Regis Children's Centre
Kings Way, Lyme Regis, DT7 3DY
Contact Tel 01297 444076

Dorsetmums has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this site and does not accept liability for any errors or omission.  Please also note that a children's centre or class may cancel or close at any time and therefore you should consider contacting beforehand.