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Searching for exciting activities for your kids without spending a penny? Look no further! Explore our handpicked list of local places that offer delightful adventures for children, all for free. From enchanting parks to creative learning centres, let your little ones explore and create unforgettable memories this holiday.

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Potterne Park, Verwood, BH21 6RS

Skate Park, Playground, Café, Picnic

Carvers Recreation Park, Ringwood, BH24 1JD

Skate Park, Playground, Café, Summer Activities

Avon Heath Country Park, St Leonards, BH24 2DH

Woodland Walks, Play Area, Picnic Area, Café

Blashford Lakes, Ellingham Drove, Ringwood, BH24 3PJ

Nature Reserve and Trails

Gullivers Farm and Café, Station Road, West Moors, Ferndown, BH22 0JG

Animals, Play Area, Orchard Gardens, Ride n Toys, Nature Trail


Linford Bottom, Ringwood

Stream, Woodland Walks, Picnic Area, Ice Cream Van


Moors Valley Country Park, Ashley Heath, BH24 2GT

Loads to do  Woodland Walks, Wooden Climbing Structures, Café, Train, Lake, Picnic Areas, Summer Activities

Car park can be expensive!


Sandpits – Moyles Court, BH24 3LZ

Great Forest Walks

Paddle in the stream at Moyles Court,

Great picnic area, Ponies, Donkeys, Ice Cream Van

Mudeford Quay, Christchurch, BH23 4AB

Crabbing, Playground, Cafes, Ferry over to Hengistbury Head


Bolderwood Deer Santuary, SO43 7GE

Viewing platform to spot deer – Deer fed daily by keeper.

Close to main Bolderwood Car Park – Picnic Area, Ice Cream Van


Hobbycraft Ferndown

Check on their website as they offer craft workshops for as little as £3/£4


Nicks Farm Valley Road, Bournemouth, BH8 0EB

Only £5 per person

Petting Farm, Feed the goats, Snack Shop

They offer help for children and young people with special needs, call ahead on 07412275255 or email


Ringwood Health & Leisure Centre, BH24 1PX

Fun Swims & HAF funded holiday camps

Castleman Trailway

Cycle from Ringwood to West Moors/Moors Valley

Avon Valley Community Matters

Often run a family day (lunch, activities, craft etc.) usually on a Wednesday 11.30am-2pm, pre-booking required e.g. Easter Event 3rd April

Carvers Family Event

to be run on 5.4.24 11am – 3pm.

There will be animals, magic, bouncy castles etc.

See Carvers Clubhouse Facebook page

Power Up Children’s clubs –

Poulner Baptist Chapel – Fortnightly Thursdays / Fridays

Karl Haywood - 01425 473388

Some free places are available  


RACE – Run a variety of children and adult activities –

enter a donation of £0 to obtain a free place if you have

a discount card issued by the school.

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