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Dorchester Children's Centre (Dorchester Family Partnership Zone)


The Children's Centre about page details what services Children's Centres can offer. For a full list of their services, contact Dorchester Family Partnership Zone (FPZ).

Activity programme

See the Dorchester autumn events programme.

Contact Dorset FPZ  for more information or if you need support to attend..

Parenting skills and strategies sessions

These monthly drop-in sessions are for you to attend to get practical advice and friendly support alongside other parent/carers. The sessions are aimed at giving you support on how to manage your children's behaviour and change the way they interact with you.

See our parenting and strategies session flyer for information on all sessions taking place across West Dorset.

Building facilities

Facilities include:

  • 3 main rooms for play and meetings
  • a large kitchen
  • a garden for playing and growing food
  • washing machine and tumble dryer

To hire a room, contact Dorset FPZ.


The centre has accessible toilets and wheelchair access.

Opening hours

The centre is open:

  • Monday to Thursday - 9am to 5pm
  • Friday - 9am to 4pm

The centre is closed on bank holidays.

Find us


There is no parking at the centre, however there is a public car park next to the centre.

Find out more about Children's Centres

Learn more about Sure Start Children's Centres, how to get involved and extra support for your family. 

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