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Summer At Moors Valley

Summer At Moors Valley

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.

4×4 Mini Land Rover Adventure
2 boys driving a mini Land Rover

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays between 26 July and 31 August 2022
10.30am – 4pm

New for 2022 – Moors Valley’s first ‘Off Road Driving’ experience for kids!  Jump in a mini electric Land Rover and take on our off-road adventure course.

£5 per car for 2 laps. Age 3 – 10 years.

No need to book, just come along to the Lakeside Picnic Area and join in.

Wildlife Discovery Day

Children holding mini beasts

24 August 2022
11am – 1pm

Buy your ticket at the Visitor Centre and follow the animal tracks to the meadow to have a go at pond dipping, meadow sweeping, nature bingo and see what the rangers have been finding.

£4 per child. Age 4+.

No need to book, just buy your ticket at the Visitor Centre. 

Torchlight Safari

25 August 2022 * Event Fully Booked *
8pm – 10pm

See and hear the evening come alive at Moors Valley. Some of the local wildlife may include frogs, toads, foxes, owls and minibeasts.

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

Pre-booking is essential.

Ranger Den

11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 26, 30 and 31 August 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.

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.

No need to book, just come along and join in.

Get Hooked On Fishing

15, 16, 22, 23, 24, 30 and 31 August 2022

An introductory taster session for children. Our qualified fishing coach will cover the basics of the sport including setting up a rod, casting and fish welfare. All equipment is provided.

Minimum participant numbers may apply.

Pre-booking is essential.

Have A Go At Archery

14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29 August 2022
12pm – 4pm

Learn the basic skills needed to be an archer, then give it a go and see if you can hit the target.

No need to book, just come along and join in.

Archery Lessons

14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29 August 2022
10.30am – 11.30am and 4pm – 5pm

A chance to learn more about archery and improve your technique. Booking essential.

Pre-booking is essential.

Earth Photo

11 July to 19 September 2022

An outdoor exhibition exploring some of the key challenges facing our world and its inhabitants. A picture is worth a thousand words. Now more than ever, photography has the power to celebrate the natural world and create conversations about our environment.

A selection of shortlisted photos will be exhibited in the clearing in between Hawk House and the Tree Top Trail.

Moors Valley Railway

Open every day from June – mid September 2022
10:45am until 5:00pm

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.

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Go Ape, Forest Segways and Nets Adventure

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

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Superworm Trail

Open daily
Trail packs available to purchase from the Visitor Centre from 9am – 5pm

Join Superworm and friends on their brand-new adventure at Moors Valley. Discover the small but mighty creatures in the much-loved story and learn about the everyday heroic feats of minibeasts in the forest.

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Cycle Hire

Open every day from 9.30am

Summer is here so why not make the most of the sunshine 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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Seasons Restaurant

Open every day throughout the Summer Holidays

  • Monday – Friday – 9am – 5pm (food served from 9am – 4.30pm)
  • Saturday and Sunday – 8:30am – 5:30pm (food served from 9am – 5pm)

Pop in to Seasons and choose from a delicious selection of hot and cold drinks, snacks and meals created using the freshest local ingredients.

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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.