Dorset has some fabulous soft play centres and play cafe's with many running toddler groups, pre school classes and half term activities which help keep energetic children entertained all year round!


Cosy Village Role Play Cafe has been designed for children 0-5 years to support early years development, where your little ones are invited to discover role play areas and sensory play equipment with educational toys from some of the world's most recognisable brands.

Address: 1609 Wimborne Road, Kinson, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH11 9AP

Website: Cosy Village Role Play Cafe

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Little Bugs has a multi-level soft play for children aged 5 and under and a dedicated area for under 2’s.  Little Bugs provides a clean, safe environment for babies and children to explore and develop, while their parents/carers can enjoy a good cuppa and a slice of cake.

Address: 380 Ringwood Road, Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 9AU

Website: Little Bugs Soft Play
Contact Tel: 01202 790559

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This play cafe is aimed at little wild ones aged 0-4 years.  Take them on a wild adventure into the forest, where they can play, explore, and have fun while you relax in the cafe.

Address: 1442 Wimborne Road, Kinson, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH10 7AS

Website: Wild Ones Play Cafe

Ringwood Playzone has 4 storeys of super slides, rope swings, ball ponds and much more!

Address: Ringwood Leisure Centre, Parsonage Barn Lane, Ringwood, BH24 1PX

Website: Ringwood Leisure Centre
Contact Tel: 02382 000299

Lollipops Café is situated in the heart of Westbourne, in a beautifully converted church hall.  It offers a fun, safe, clean and friendly haven to parents, carers and children alike.  The modern and inviting coffee shop enables customers to relax while the little ones play on the 3 levels playframe or enjoy the garden area. 

Lollipops Play Cafe party packages: Dorset Kids Party Directory

Address: Lollipops Play Cafe, 16 Lansdeer Road, Westbourne, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH4 9EH

Website: Lollipops Play Cafe
Contact Tel: 01202 766710

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New for 2022, the soft play area for children 5 yrs and under features multi-level play areas, obstacles, tunnels and slide.

Address: Two Riversmeet Leisure Centre, Stoney Lane South, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1HW

Website: 2 Riversmeet Leisre Complex
Contact Tel: 01202 817777

Oasis Fun has everything to keep the whole family entertained for hours with a fantastic beach themed soft play, adventure golf, bowling, amusements and an American diner.

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Address: Oasis Fun, Glen Fern Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 2LZ

Website: Oasis Fun
Contact Tel: 01202 311611

Kids Play Cafe is an interactive and educational experience where children can learn though play in a fantasy and real life environment.

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Address: Kids Play Cafe, 280 Charminster Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8 9RT

Address: Kids Play Cafe, Unit 6, 39-41 Old Milton Road, New Milton, BH25 6DJ

Website: Kids Play Cafe
Contact Tel: (Bournemouth) 01202 989494
Contact Tel: (New Milton) 01425 837810

Itsy Bitsyccino is a place for you to bring your little ones to not only attend an Itsy Bitsy Dance class but to also connect with other parents over a coffee, whilst the little ones build friendships in the role play together.

Address: Itsy Bitsycchino, Westover Retail Park, Wimborne Road, Castle Lane West, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH9 3JS

Website: Itsy Bitsy Coffee Shop

Large soft play with multi-level play frame, slides, canons, sensory and toddler area.  You'll also find a cafe/restaurant and special events running throughout the year including laser tag nights.
After a refurbishment in 2017 there is now an exciting new toddler area, climbing zone and party rooms.

Lemur Landings party packages: Dorset Kids Party Directory

Address: Lemur Landings, Tower Park (above the Cinema), Yarrow Road, Poole, Dorset, BH12 4NY

Website: Lemur Landings
Contact Tel: 01202 740500 

This small soft play is aimed at children under 5 and has a climbing frame, slide and fun obstacles.

Address: Littledown Centre, Chaseside, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH7 7DX

Website: BH Live Active
Contact Tel: 01202 055500

Little Pickles is a children's cafe with a 2 level adventure play area which is designed for newborns up to the age of 5 yrs.

Little Pickles Playroom party packages: Dorset Kids Party Directory

Address: Little Pickles, 723 Wimborne Road, Moordown, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH9 2AX

Website: Little Pickles
Contact Tel: 01202 533311

Multi-level soft play with ball pit, perfect for younger children.

Address: Rossmore Leisure Centre, Herbert Avenue, Parkstone, Poole, Dorset, BH12 4HR

Website: Everyone Active
Contact Tel: 01202 738787

PLEASE NOTE - This soft play is currently closed until further notice.

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This lovely 2 tier soft play is perfect for babies and younger children and has a seperate area with a TV screen and comfy seating for tired little legs.

Address: Neptunes Complex, 25a The Quay (above the arcade), Poole, Dorset, BH15 1HJ

Contact Tel: 01202 250838

The Ark has a fantastic multi-level soft play with exciting obstacles, slides and a separate toddler area with ball pit and sensory activities. You’ll also find a new paint your own pottery area plus an ice cream parlour and restaurant with a spacious terrace.

Address: The Ark, Poole Park, Poole, Dorset, BH15 2SF

Website: The Ark
Contact Tel: 01202 717197

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StreetLight was set up to support and benefit the local community.  In 2023 the soft play which is suiable for under 5's was extended to provide more fun for little one's. 

Entry to the soft play is currently FREE however pre-booking is required.

  The StreetLight Centre also has a skate park suitable for children 6+ and a spacious cafe serving light lunches, snacks and drinks.

Streetlight Project party packages: Dorset Kids Party Directory

Address: StreetLight Project, Stone Lane, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1HB

Website: StreetLight Project
Contact Tel: 01202 848355

Fun multi-level soft play based within the Junction Sports Centre.  Please contact before visiting as the website states the soft play may be closed for private parties.

Address: The Junction Leisure Centre, Station Approach, Broadstone, Poole, Dorset, BH18 8AX

Website: The Junction
Contact Tel: 01202 777766

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WILD THING INDOOR PLAY adventure wonderlnd

Wild Thing is the ultimate Aztec Adventure with multi levels, obstacles, speed slide, web crawls and cargo climbs.

Address: Adventure Wonderland, Merritown Lane, Hurn, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 6BA

Website: Adventure Wonderland
Contact Tel: 01202 483444

Play café and party venue for children aged 5 and under with wooden tree house nature themed play area and soft play pen for babies.

Address: Coffee & Play, 3 Churchill Road, Poole, Dorset, BH12 2LW

Website: Coffee & Play
Contact Tel: 01202 746305


Large 3 tier adventure play zone with smaller toddler area and café serving hot and cold food.

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Address: Crazy Monsters, Unit 8 Sunrise Business Park, Higher Shaftesbury Road, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 8ST

Website: Crazy Monsters
Contact Tel: 01258 456688

Have a go on Gillingham’s most amazing jungle themed inflatable soft play area.  The huge inflatable castles and ball pit will entertain children from 0 to 12 years.  The adjacent matted areas creates a safe environment to play in and gives adults somewhere to sit and watch whilst the little one’s explore.  Facilities include a café which provides hot drinks, lunch menu and cakes.  Soft Play is currently open Fridays and weekends.

Address: RiversMeet Leisure Centre, Hardings Lane, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 4HX

Website: Riversmeet Leisure Centre
Contact Tel: 01747 834013


Giant Space Themed Softplay for Astronauts aged 0-16 years!

Gillinghams NEW inflatable world is a community led adventure and includes soft play inflatables with an outer space theme.  Facilities include cafe/bar, free parking, baby change and buggy park.

Space Inflaters party packages: Dorset Kids Party Directory

Address: Space Inflaters, 22 Brickfields Business Park, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 4PX

Website: Space Inflaters
Contact Tel: 01747 213125

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Senenergy Play is an indoor and outdoor children’s play centre for under 8’s.  The focus is very much on inspiring children to be creative and use their imaginations through play.

Address: Senenergy Play, The Square, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 4AY

Facebook: Senenergy Play


Small soft play within the sports centre suitable for young children with slides and a ball pit area.

Address: Purbeck Leisure Centre, Worgret Road, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 4PH

Website: Dorset Council
Contact Tel: 01929 500000


The huge playframe is spread over 5 levels and has a separate sports area and toddler activity area.  Facilities include a restaurant selling hot and cold food.

Address: The Fun Factory, 7 Albany Road, Granby Industrial Estate, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 9TH

Website: The Fun Factory
Contact Tel: 01305 777334 

Hidden away in Bowleaze Cove is a fun park with a large indoor soft play with huge slides and great obstacles.  You’ll also find a café and coffee bar with seating overlooking Weymouth Bay.

Address: Fantasy Island, Bowlease Coveway, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 6PW

Website: Fantasy Island
Contact Tel: 01305 834746

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

Address: The Lodmoor, Preston Beach Road, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 7SX

Website: The Lodmoor
Contact Tel: 01305 767964

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The Little Fire Station Soft Play is a 70 square metre fire engine themed soft play suitable for children aged 6 and under at Martin’s Bar & Restaurant in Highlands End Holiday Park.  Costa coffee, cakes, breakfasts and lunches are available throughout the day and for older children there is an outdoor play area, pool tables and board games. Dogs are welcome in designated areas.  The soft play is open to the public daily from February to November, with limited opening hours outside these times.

Address: Highlands End Holiday Park, Eype, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 6AR

Website: Martins Bar and Restaurant
Contact Tel: 01308 426919

The Palmhouse is a fabulous café-bistro and activity centre.  Blooming Kids indoor and outdoor play area is perfect for under 5's and the outdoor decking and play area is ideal for long sunny days.  There's also the Kraft Shack which runs a variety of activities including messy play sessions.

Address: The Palmhouse, Melcombe Regis Car Park, Commercial Road, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 7DW

Facebook: The Palm House
Contact Tel: 01305 458089

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SEAL'S COVE bridport

The Reef Soft Play has a multi-level play frame with tunnels, fun obstacles and super slides.  Within Seal’s Cove there is also The Jurassic Ridge Climbing Centre and a Cafe serving drinks, cakes and light lunches.

Address: Seal's Cove, Shoe Lane, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3EX

Website: Seal's Cove
Contact Tel: 01308 805020

100 Giggles is a soft play cafe in the heart of Poundbury.  The venue is suitable for children aged 5 and under and has a two tier play frame, tunnels, obstacles and ball pit.  There’s also a café and seating for parents to relax.

Address: 179 Bridport Road, Poundbury, Dorset, DT1 3AH

Facebook: 100 Giggles


This award winning farm has plenty for children to do with slides, bouncy castles, indoor and outdoor play areas, ride on tractors, soft play, animals, a new play barn, tractor trailer rides and so much more.  Facilities include a restaurant serving delicious hot and cold food and a gift shop.

Address: Farmer Palmers, Wareham Road, Organford, Poole, Dorset, BH16 6EU

Website: Farmer Palmers
Contact Tel: 01202 622022

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Putlake Farm offers plenty of family fun including tractor trailer rides, meet and greet the animals, outdoor play area, indoor soft play and much more.  Facilities include the tea rooms selling hot and cold food.

Address: Putlake Adventure Farm, Langton Matravers, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 3EU

Website: Putlake Adventure Farm
Contact Tel: 01929 422917

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Vurlands Animal Farm strives to provide a fun and adventurous day out for all the family.  They have a large selection of animals to see including guinea pigs and rabbits, tortoises, poultry and Winston the wallaby plus larger animals such as donkeys, sheep, lambs, pigs, goats, alpacas and rheas.  They also have a fab play area with monkey swing and exploring tunnel, plus an establishing Willow Maze and in the good weather conditions a bouncy castle.

Address: Vurlands Animal Farm, Coast Road, Swyre, Dorchester, Dorset

Website: Vurlands Animal Farm
Contact Tel:
01308 897160

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TANK MUSEUM bovington

The Tank Museum brings the history of tanks and tank crew to life. Supported by the world's best collection of tanks and action packed live displays. While you are there you can enjoy the small soft play and visit the restaurant and gift shop.

Address: Tank Museum, Bovington, Nr Wareham, Dorset, BH20 6JG

Website: Tank Museum
Contact Tel: 01929 405096

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