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Shaftesbury Children's Centre (North Dorset Family Partnership Zone)


The about our Children's Centres page explains the different services Children's Centres can offer. Contact North Dorset Family Partnership Zone (FPZ) for a full list of their services.

The centre is closely linked with Shaftesbury Children's Centre nursery.

Activity programme

Take a look at our North Children's Centres summer activity programme which runs until the end of August 2019. We run a range of activities, programmes and events for families.

Contact us at the North Dorset FPZ for more information or if you need support to attend.

Parenting skills and strategies sessions

These drop-in sessions offer practical and friendly support for all parents and carers of children and young people of all ages. Contact the North Dorset FPZ for more information.

Building facilities

Facilities include:

  • a large outdoor play space*
  • a parent garden where we are developing an area to grow our own vegetables
  • Wi-Fi
  • a large room for activities or training
  • a small meeting room
  • a working hub where people can hot desk

To hire, contact North Dorset FPZ.


There is disabled toilets and access.

Opening hours

The centre is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

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There is parking at the centre, as well as 2 disabled parking spaces.

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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