Searching for exciting summer 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 summer.
Skate Park, Playground, Café, Picnic
Splash Park, Skate Park, River, Picnic Area
Skate Park, Playground, Café, Summer Activities
Woodland Walks, Play Area, Picnic Area, Café
Nature Reserve and Trails
Animals, Play Area, Orchard Gardens, Ride n Toys, Nature Trail
Stream, Woodland Walks, Picnic Area, Ice Cream Van
Loads to do Woodland Walks, Wooden Climbing Structures, Café, Train, Lake, Picnic Areas, Summer Activities
Car park is expensive! Park in side roads and short walk through
Great Forest Walks
Paddle in the stream at Moyles Court,
Great picnic area, Ponies, Donkeys, Ice Cream Van
Crabbing, Playground, Cafes, Ferry over to Hengistbury Head
Mon-Fri 11am – Free children’s entertainment
Mini golf 2 adults 3 children family ticket £17.50
4th, 11th, 18th August Fireworks from 10pm
Pick your own fruit and flowers, Farm Shop & Café
Viewing platform to spot deer – Deer fed daily by keeper.
Close to main Bolderwood Car Park – Picnic Area, Ice Cream Van
Check on their website as they offer craft workshops for as little as £3/£4
Only £5 per person
Petting Farm, Feed the goats, Snack Shop
Fun Swims & HAF funded holiday camps
Cricket on the green, picnic areas,
the famous ice cream lady!
Lots of ponies and donkeys
A day on the beach!
Southbourne, Sandbanks, Bournemouth – often all have summer activities on the beach
Cycle from Ringwood to West Moors/Moors Valley