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A right royal half term adventure

A right royal half term adventure

Whether you’re looking for things to keep the kids entertained, spend time with loved ones, or enjoy a relaxing day outdoors, we have something just for you.

Please be aware, for the safety of our visitors and staff the information below is subject to change at short notice.

The Big Picnic

Saturday 28th May – Sunday 5th June 2022

Join the nation in celebration!

  • Simply bring your own picnic, or treat yourself to something from Seasons Restuarant, Norris and Binglewort Ice Cream Kiosk, or Kingsmere Station Buffet
  • Find your perfect picnic table in our Lakeside or Forest picnic areas (accessible benches available) or bring a blanket
  • Tuck into your picnic and celebrate with friends and family

Cynotype Printing

31st May 2022

Brand new to Moors Valley, a chance to try out cyanotype printing.

Pick your favourite natural shapes such as flowers, leaves or feathers and create your very own unique picture.

Learn how to print cyanotype by placing your object in contact with your special coated paper fabric. Sandwich it with a piece of glass and expose it to UV light to create your masterpiece.

Pre-booking is essential.

Ranger Den

31st May, and 1st, 2nd and 3rd June 2022

Open from 1 – 4pm

Come along and visit our Ranger Den, there is so much to see and do! Meet the resident animals, including Harvest Mice, minibeasts from the meadows and Microworld, celebrating everything tiny.

No need to book for the Ranger Den, just come along and join in. You can find the Ranger Den at the back of the Visitor Centre, opposite the toilets.

The Ranger Den is accessible for pushchairs and wheelchairs. All ages and abilities are welcome.

Torchlight Safari


Event Sold Out – 1st June 2022

A chance to see the wildlife of Moors Valley as the sun sets. We may see and hear Amphibians, Owls, Bats, Otters plus all sorts of minibeasts.

There will be a chance to ask the Rangers questions and see if the moth trap has any visitors.

Please be prepared for wet, muddy and uneven ground, and don’t forget to wrap up warm and dry.

Pre-booking is essential.

Moors Valley Railway

28th May – 5th June 2022

Enjoy a ride on an authentic steam train around Moors Valley Country Park.

The 7 ¼” gauge narrow gauge railway provides a picturesque journey of just over a mile. Starting at Kingsmere Station, travel along the banks of the Moors Lake, a double loop around the play area incorporating three tunnels, inclines and a bridge before stopping at Lakeside Station.

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Cycle Hire

Open every day from 9.30am

Spring is here so why not blow away those cobwebs and hop on a bike?

We have a large fleet of adults bikes and a good selection of child bikes in various sizes, plus child seats, trailers and tag-a-longs.

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Go Ape, Nets Adventure and Forest Segways

The Go Ape Moors Valley team offer five different activities at Moors Valley – three Tree Top courses, Forest Segways, and Nets Adventure.

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Food and Drink

Open every day throughout half term

Treat yourself to a Jubilee-themed delight from Seasons restaurant or Norris and Binglewort Ice cream Kiosk. Available while stocks last.

Head to Seasons and tuck into a Right Royal Breakfast. Available from 30th May – 5th June, pre-booking essential. Call 01425 470537 or email

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Gift Shop

Open every day from 9am – 5pm

Fans of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s popular storybooks will delight in our large range of Gruffalo merchandise, alongside some of the other much-loved characters such as Zog and Stick Man.

We also stock a selection of carefully chosen produce from a range of local suppliers including From Dorset with Love, Filberts, Moores Biscuits, the Dorset Ginger Company and Dorset Tea.