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Looking for something to do with the family this weekend but on a tight budget? We find four fun family days out in Dorset for less than £25.

Swanage Railway

Take the kids for a ride through the beautiful Isle of Purbeck on a real steam train at the Swanage railway.

Price: Family Ticket (2 adults + up to 3 children) £21

Swanage Railway
Station House
Swanage
Dorset
BH19 1HB
Tel: 01929 425800
Website: http://www.swanagerailway.co.uk/

AbbotsburyAbbotsbury Chldrens Farm

Visit Abbotsbury children's farm and get close up to ponies, cows, rabbits and guinea pigs. You can let the kids play safely in the Big Bale play area or sandpit and watch goat racing, you even get to bottle feed the goats after a race. Other activities include pony rides and toy tractor races.

Price: Adults £8.00 Children £5.00

Abbotsbury Childrens Farm
Church Street,
Abbotsbury,
Nr Weymouth,
Dorset
DT3 4JJ
Tel: 01305 871817
Website: http://www.abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk/farm.htm

OceanariumBournemouth Oceanarium

Take the kids for some under water adventure at the Oceanarium in Bournemouth and discover life beneath the waves from Hawaii to the Mediterranean. You can go 'under water' in the interactive dive cage and visit the Marine Research Lab, home of some of the world’s most unusual creatures.

Price: Family ticket (2 Adults 2 Children) £23.00

Oceanarium
Pier Approach
West Beach
Bournemouth
BH2 5AA
Tel: 01202 311 993
Website: http://www.oceanarium.co.uk

Dinosaur museumThe Dinosaur Museum in Dorchester


If your kids love dinosaurs then they'll enjoy visiting this award winning museum in Dorchester. See life size reconstructions, fossils, dinosaur skeletons and take part in hands on interactive displays.

Price: Family ticket (2 adults & 2 children) £21.00

The Dinosaur Museum
Icen Way
Dorchester
Dorset
DT1 1EW
Tel: 01305 269880
Website: http://thedinosaurmuseum.com