Voted Dorset’s Top Family Attraction 2018 - Primary Times Star Reader Awards

About Us – Autumn/Winter

Winter Wild Thing!
Open on its own from 10am up to and including 10th February 2017  last admission 5pm, close at 6pm
followed by weekdays only, 20th February – 31st March

We are closed to members and the public on Monday 13th March 2017

*Wild Thing! the huge Indoor Play Centre offering hours of soft play fun! The Centre of the Play equipment stands Montyzoomers Thunderdome complete with air blasters and ball volcano! For the toddlers there is a separate area with their very own climbing frame and slide.

The Wild Thing! building also houses the Wild Thing Cafe offering a vast array of hot and cold meals, drinks and snacks. Plus the Wild Thing! gift shop.
Open 10am – 5:15pm (last hot food orders 4:50pm)

The Wild Thing! offers guaranteed fun, whatever the weather.

For full opening details please see our opening dates page!

Winter Full Park Dates:
Park open February Half Term
11th Feb – 19th Feb
Followed by weekends only 20th Feb – 31st March
from 10am, last admission 4pm, last rides outside 4:30pm, indoor play ends 5:50pm

Adventure Wonderland is a triple award winning, family run theme park aimed primarily towards families with young children. We have *30 rides and attractions all included in the entry price.  Plus Twice Daily story time with the Mad Hatter or Alice! Full park open daily on the dates above from 10am (Last entry 4pm, last rides 4:30pm) (Full Shows during Halloween Half Term)

*Please note that some rides are weather dependent, we do warn that some attractions may not be available all day, every day. In the event of rain: Dragon’s Drop, Trampolines, Charlie Cools and Battle Boats will be closed.
(Battle Boats will not be open during February Half term or weekends between February Half Term and The new season opening). We also reserve the right to change, remove, alter or close any attraction at any time without prior warning. All attractions run with Shared operators during weekends from 7th Sept – 17th Oct.)

We run our Spooky shows in the Happydrome Theatre throughout the October Half Term!
During February Half Term we run twice daily Story Time with Alice or The Mad Hatter!

Whatever the weather, Guaranteed fun!

If the weather does turn while you are here, we try and keep all the rides going but for those of you who want a bit of warmth and dry, you can come in to our main building and let the kids go wild in the Wild Thing! Aztec indoor play centre with slides, air cannons to fire foam balls in the Thunderdome, and 3 levels of climbing around, while you sit and relax in the Cafe or Mezzanine floor and keep an eye on your children in comfort.

(As with all parks, there are a few additional ‘coin-op’ games and rides for you to use if you so wish but that is a decision we leave in your hands.)

Our park has been designed to be a family park, with rides and attractions in keeping with the family feel. Parents/guardians are able to use most of our rides and attractions with their children, making a full family day packed with fun! Unlike other theme parks, we do not allow adults in unless they are accompanying children, and we do not allow children in unless they are accompanied by adults.


A brief history

Originally the ‘Alice in Wonderland Park’, it opened in 1991 with our giant Hedge Maze designed by Adrian Fisher, a marquee and a pick your own field next door. From these humble beginnings it grew steadily over the following 14 years until 2004, when the park started work on a new £1 million building! This was to house the Wild Thing! indoor play centre with additional Toilets, Cafe, TV Lounge, Gift Shop and Offices.

The building opened in 2005, and to mark this big step Adventure Wonderland was born. This was now a park that could open all year round, the main season, March – September all rides and attractions open for business, while in the winter season, Sept – March Wild Thing! is open on its own for indoor play. Incorporated within the Wild Thing! building, 3 party rooms were added to enable us to run unlimited play parties for every budget.

The AW Club membership was added to allow a huge money saving entry for each of the seasons. Since then we have continued to provide a fun family environment for all who visit. We must be doing the right thing, as we have been voted Primary Times Readers award winners 3 years running! Adventure Wonderland has now moving in to 2017, with the great value and family values that it has always had. We are not a corporate park; we are a completely self funded family business, dedicated to providing great value family fun!