Written by Claire
Summer is here and a lovely way to spend a sunny afternoon is in the beer garden of a family friendly pub…and it’s even better if there is a play area to entertain your little ones! Check out the interactive map and information below to find Dorset pubs with play areas…
If you are close to the border with Devon, check out the our guide to Devon pubs with play areas too!
Ringwood Road, Ferndown, Dorset BH22 9AP
With a large car park, beautiful gardens and a playground the Angel Inn provides the perfect setting for a family meal.
Main Street, Broadmayne, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8ES
The Black Dog Broadmayne prides itself on being a family friendly pub, and has a large beer garden with childrens play area.
20 Britannia Road, Ashley Cross, Lower Parkstone, Poole BH14 8BB
The Brit pub in Poole has a Family Friendly Award, with a children’s menu, changing facilities, high chairs and a play area featuring a play house and multiplay unit in the beer garden. It also hosts the ‘Little Brits Club’ every Wednesday with early opening, half price kids menu and children’s activities.
Organford Road, Holton Heath, Poole, Dorset BH16 6JY
The Claypipe Inn in Poole is a family friendly pub with a great play area in its garden.
50 Grove Road, Portland, Dorset DT5 1DA
The Clifton Hotel in Portland offers a warm and friendly welcome to families and has a secure beer garden with a play area.
Blacknoll Lane, East Knighton, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8LW
The Countryman Inn in East Knighton has ample onsite parking and a large outdoor play area.
11 Ulwell Road, Swanage, Dorset BH19 1LE
The Crows Nest Inn in Swanage is an accessible, family run pub, with a large beer garden and children’s play area.
Christchurch Road, West Parley, Ferndown, Dorset BH22 8SY
Dudsbury Country Club is set within 5 acres of grounds. There is a children’s woodland play area, with swings, climbing frames and other games for children. On the lawns there are giant jenga, boules, croquet and more. For food and drinks, there is the country pub or the restaurant.
Corfe Mullen, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 3JZ
The Dorset Soldier in Corfe Mullen has a beer garden with garden bar, bbq and children’s adventure play area.
Fox & Hounds, Fox Lane, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 2EQ
The Fox and Hounds Wimborne is a family friendly pub with large gardens, play area and open green space.
B3390, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8BB
The Frampton Arms in Moreton is a traditional family pub with a family games room, and a large orchard garden with play equipment.
189 Lymington Road, Highcliffe, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 5EA
The Galleon in Highcliffe, Christchurch is a family-run pub with a south facing patio garden with childrens play area.
The Street, Charmouth, Bridport, Dorset DT6 6PE
The George Charmouth welcomes families, and has a spacious area with seating, play area and animal corner!
Salisbury Road, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 8BT
The Half Moon pub in Shaftesbury is located at the gateway to Dorset and has a beer garden with play area featuring wobble bridge and slide.
A351, Wareham, Dorset BH20 5DU
The Halfway Inn in Norden has a large beer garden with children’s play area.
Long Lane, Colehill, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 7AG
The Horns Inn in Colehill has a beer garden with play area.
Tarrant Monkton, Nr Blandford, Dorset, DT11 8RX
An attractive thatched pub with a children’s menu, beer garden and play area with slide, springers and agility trail.
Nettlecombe, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3SY
The Marquis of Lorne has an award winning pub garden with a play area.
Martins Hill Lane, Burton, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 7NW
The Oak Inn has a secure beer garden with childrens play area featuring a wooden unit for climbing and sliding.
Dorchester Hill, Milborne St Andrew, Blandford Forum DT11 0JG
The Royal Oak in Milbourne St Andrew is a family-friendly pub with an enclosed play area within the beer garden.
Sandford, Wareham, Dorset BH20 7AE
The Sandford Pub welcomes families and serves locally sourced food, and has a play area in the beer garden.
Burton Road, Wool, Wareham, Dorset BH20 6EY
The Seven Stars has an extensive beer garden with terrace and children’s play area, along with a bouncy castle (weather permitting).
Osmington Mills, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 6HF
The Smugglers Inn in Osmington Mills is a thatched family pub with large beer garden and children’s play area, with sea views towards Portland.
North Wooton, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 5JW
The Three Elms Inn has a children’s menu and a lovely garden with swing, slide and wendy house to play inn. The pub doubles as the village shop and post office too!
Tarrant Keyneston, Blandford Forum, Dorset. DT11 9JG
The True Lovers Knot is a traditional village pub with large grounds and a children’s play area.
B3144, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 2 AB
The Trumpet Major in Dorchester is a family friendly pub with an exciting outdoor play area and an indoor toddler play area.
East Street, Chickerell, Weymouth, Dorset DT3 4DS
The Turks Head Inn in Chickerell is an idyllic village pub which welcomes families and has recently installed a brand new play area in its beer garden.
B3075, Amer, Wareham, Dorset BH20 7EL
The Worlds End in Almer is a family friendly pub with a great kids menu, and beer garden with play area.
Lake Road, Poole, Poole BH15 4LW
The Yachtsman in Poole has a large car-park, terrace and children’s play area.
Playmapp tries hard to provide accurate information, but we advise checking with the venue directly for opening times etc before making a special journey. If anything in this article needs updating please let us know. And if you know of any Dorset pubs with play areas that we’ve missed we’d love to hear about it. Comment below or send us a message!