West Bay Discovery Centre, West Bay, Bridport, DT6 4EN.

Family Friendly

Discover, Explore, Learn and Play

Visited with age range from 8 to 70 and found something for everyone. Lots of interesting information. With interactive displays to keep the 8 and 13 year old interested and local information and nostalgia for us older visitors too.

There is something for every member of the family at West Bay Discovery Centre. Our hands-on interactive activities are designed to provide a shared learning experience for families and are popular with all ages. This free visitor centre is perfect for families especially on rainy days. 

We are family friendly
Children enjoying building a giant jigsaw cliff in our Jurassic section
Discovering the Wildlife living in Lyme Bay cc Jayne Johnson & The Arts Development Company
Discovering how icecreams were sold in the past cc Jayne Johnson & The Arts Development Company
Colouring in is a popular activity in the Centre cc Jayne Johnson Photography & The Arts Development Company

There’s always something fun to do. The Centre is a great place to learn about West Bay.

10 Things to Experience at West Bay Discovery Centre

  1. Watch the tide rise and fall
  2. Discover a miniature world.
  3. Build a cliff.
  4. Feel in the “hidey-hole” for creatures of the sea.
  5. Identify West Bay’s fishing catch.
  6. Discover the local wildlife of West Bay.
  7. Listen to our audio recordings of memories of West Bay.
  8. Join in with our extra activities during school holidays.
  9. Shelter boats from a storm
  10. Watch our films of West Bay

Our children’s activity bench offers a changing range of activities. Our shop offers classical children gift’s, books and pocket money toys.

We run additional activities during the school holidays, which are extremely popular. Come along and join in the fun!

At West Bay Discovery Centre we follow the ‘Kids in Museums Manifesto‘ where we aim to provide a welcoming, family-friendly atmosphere with fun activities, exhibitions and events throughout the year.