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Poole High Street Discovery Trail

Follow our discovery trail up Poole High Street to find out more about the hidden histories of the buildings and the people who lived there. Click here to get to…

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Winter Mini Challenge at your local BCP Library

The Winter Mini Challenge is here! The superstar team are back for a winter adventure. Ready, Set, Read! Join in from 1. December and read 3 or more books before…

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Christmas Fun at The Garden Room Cafe

Date: 18. 19. & 21. December 2023      Time: 9.30 – 11.30 am Bring your kids for a super fun morning! There’ll be exciting movies to watch and cool…

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Christmas Wrapping Service – Dolphin Shopping Centre

Date: Thursday 21st (10am-8pm), Friday 22nd (10am-4pm), Saturday 23rd (10am-3pm) and Sunday 24th (12-3pm) Come to the Dolphin Center and let Diverse Abilities help you wrap your presents in return…

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Santa at The Oak Inn Burton

57 Martins Hill Lane, Christchurch. Date: 22. December 2023     Times: 6-7.30pm Come and meet Santa and his Elfs in the secret garden! Raising money for our charity, The…

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The Dutchy Christmas Tree’s

105 Wimborne Road West, BH21 2DH. From 1. December 2024 Premium non drip trees 5ft-8ft plus coffee/tea/mince pies and warm refreshments will be available.

Santa at John Lewis Poole

Santa’s Tea Party – Santa’s taking a well-earned break. Join him for a special Christmas storytime session, complete with snacks, cocoa and a special gift. £15 per child (incl. soft…

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Heathers Tea Room Parkstone

Themed Mini & me Afternoon Teas in association with The Good Place Dorset Events Date: 19. & 21. December 2023       Time: 12pm-1.30pm Grinchmas Afternoon Tea Date: 23….

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Advent Adventure with Pavilion Dance South West

Date: 16. – 18. December 2023       Time: 11am & 2pm (50min) A magical Christmas dance adventure to find out what’s behind the Advent door! A festive experience…

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Christmas comes to Christchurch

Princess Afternoon Tea at Dot Teas Vintage Tea Room Westbourne

Dot Teas Vintage Tea Room, Westbourne. Date: 10. December 2023    Time: 11:30am – 1pm Decorate your own Christmas gingerbread to enjoy on the day or take home. Let it…

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The Parks Foundation Festive Gatherings

Join us in the parks for outdoor fun, raffle, live music and more! Winton REC by Winton Cafe – Thursday 7th Dec 4-7pm We are excited to announce that we…

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Christmas at Monkeyworld

Date: 18. – 20. December 2023     Time: 10am-5pm Santa’s sleigh will touch down at the park! Meet Santa Make a present for the primates with Santa’s elves Take…

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Christmas Baking Sessions for Kids – Sweet Delights by Meda

Bournemouth Location. 9th December 11am-1:30pm – Christmas cupcakes baking 16th December 10am-12pm – Christmas biscuits 2pm -4:30pm – Christmas cupcakes 17th December 10-12pm – Christmas biscuits 2pm -4:30pm – Christmas…

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Santa Spectacular with Baby Theatre

Stanpit Christchurch. Date: 20. December 2023     Time: 9.45-10.30am & 10.45-11.30am Baby Theatre Meet & Greet Santa sessions for ages 0-3 years old Singing festive favs & exploring festive…

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Festive Family Fun Party Session at Lemur Landings

Date: 15. December 2023         Time: 3.30pm Liven up your weekend with our great family party session. With DJ (Get Up and Groove), disco & fun games….

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Enchanted Story Time Wild Ones Play Cafe

Date: 11. December 2023       Time: 3.30 – 5.30pm Cosy story time with the Enchanted Nanny & Santa visit. Tickets are £15 (£10 for any additional siblings attending…

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Christmas Family Cooking Workshop – Henry Brown

Date: 18. & 19. December 2023          Time: 11am-1pm The Friendly Food Club are back at the Henry Brown for FREE Christmas cooking! Booking is essential –…

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Santa’s Grotto – Delfino Lounge

8-9 Falkland Square, Poole BH15 1ER. Date: 6. December 2023    Time: 2-4pm Santa’s Grotto Biscuit decorating Card making Tree decorating Visit from Santa and a present Lucky dip £5pp…

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Christmas Tree Festival – St. Aldhelm’s Church

Date: 9. – 24. December 2023      Time: Daily 10am – 6pm (24. Dec 5pm) St Aldhelm’s Church is holding the 21st Christmas Tree Festival! Over 40 ‘real’ decorated Christmas…

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Christmas at Gulliver’s Farm Shop & Kitchen

Date: Every Saturday from 25. November 2023    Time: 12-3pm Gather at Gullivers – Festive Food and Live Music. Date: 2. December 2023 Wreath Making Workshop more info here. Date:…

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Christmas Bounce

Hamworthy Liberal Club, 243 Blandford Road, BH15 4AZ. Date: 19.-21. December 2023     Time: 10am, 12pm & 2pm (1.5hr sessions) 19. Dec 10-11.30am Under 5’s ONLY Christmas themed bouncy…

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Christmas Tree Festival – Burton

St Luke’s Church, Burton Date: 30. November – 3. December 2023 Time: 10.30am-4pm (3.Dec 11am-3pm) Come along to our Christmas Tree Festival and join in the free Bear Hunt &…

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Canford Heath Christmas Light Switch On

Date: 1. December 2023     Time: 5-8pm Neighbourhood Centre Lights from 5pm, Torchlight parade to Adastral Square Lights at 6pm. With Carol Singing, Panto Characters, Stalls, Face Painting, Glitter…

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Westbourne Christmas Festival

Date: 2. December 2023 10am-3pm Christmas Goats 10.30am Christmas Story Telling 10.30am-12.30pm Christmas Choir 12.30-4pm Live Music 4.30pm Christmas Light Switch on outside M&S with Christ Billham-Smith and Harry Rednapp

Snow White and The Seven Dwarves – Canford Community Center

Canford Heath Community Centre, 7 Mitchell Road. Date: 29. & 30. December 2023      Date: 7.30pm Maverick Arts Dorset presents Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. Adult: £5, Child,…

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Winter Market at Di Venti Boutique

94A High Street Poole BH15 1SB. Most weekends from 11. November till the 17. December 2023. Lots of handmade gifts from local makers plus mini crafting card & decoration workshops.

Aladdin Christmas Light Trail Competition

Date: 1. – 25. December 2023 Collect a form and have fun finding the letters to make a phrase in the windows throughout Poole. Entry forms are available from: Truly…

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Christmas Pony Experience at Honeybrook Riding Stables

20./22. December Mrs Claus meet with pony ride and present 1hr 2-12yrs. 20. December Christmas Pony Ride and Picnic with the Elves 3hrs 8-13yrs. 20./22. December Christmas Pony Ride and…

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The Shape of Things to Come Trail

Bournemouth Town Center. Date: 1. December 2023 – 4. January 2024 At five town centre locations, there will be a shape-based window vinyl where trail participants can access an augmented…

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Free Tesco Christmas Grotto

Santa’s helpers welcome you into the grotto – check out the elves workshop. Write a wish list & pop it into the speedy post box Meet Santa and receive free, age-appropriate…

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B&Q Christmas Trees

Fleets Ln, Fleetsbridge, Poole BH15 3BN. Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 7am-8pm – Sunday 10am-4pm You can find all sorts of Christmas trees and decorations at B&Q from fake to…

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BH2 – Let is Snow

Outside The Real Greek Date: 17. November – 14. December 2023    Monday to Thursday: 5pm, 6pm, 7pm  Friday: 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm Saturday & Sunday: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm,…

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Pottery Painting and Prosecco Evening at The Ark

Date: 1. December 2023     Time: 6.30-8.30pm You will be welcomed into the studio with a drink to enjoy while you can select the pottery item(s) you wish to…

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Christmas at The Dolphin Shopping Center

Date: 2nd, 3rd, 7th, 9th, 10th, 14th – 24th December 2023 Arctic Adventure – Let your little one explore the amazing wintery set and hear stories, play games and make winter crafts inside. A free first-come,…

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Meet your favourite Christmas Characters at Bournemouth Christmas Market

Elves, Elsa & the Christmas Fairy are making their way around the market! Saturday 18th November 1pm – 2pm Elves 4pm – 5pm Christmas Fairy Sunday 25th November 1pm –…

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Christmas Cookie & Craft Classes – Alpine Lodge

Cookie Making Masterclasses with Biscuits by Sarah B. Date: 2nd December 11am-12pm | 9th December 11am-12pm | 16th December 11am-12pm Lexy from Made by Me Craft Parties is ready to…

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Free Face Painting at Bournemouth Christmas Market

Date: 19. & 26. November & 3. 10. 17. December 2023   Time: 11am-1pm Get ready to sprinkle some enchantment and add a dash of whimsy to your kids’ Christmas…

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Carols & Choir at the Bournemouth Christmas Market

November 18th | Relight My Choir | 12-1pm 23rd | Love Soul Choir | 6-6:45pm 25th | Ska Choir | 2-3pm December 2nd | Relight My Choir | 12-1pm Sweet…

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RNLI Reindeer Run

Date: 17. November 2023     Time: 8am-1pm Grab your antlers. Lace up those hooves. Be a lifesaver. Moors Valley Country Park. More info here.

The Great Bournemouth Christmas Trail

Date: 16. November 2023 – 1. January 2024 – Collect your FREE activity booklet from the Alpine Lodge until 6pm daily – Find our Christmas Trail map – Start exploring…

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Christmas Craft Fair – Allendale Center

Date: 25. November 2023      Time: 10am-3pm Get into the festive spirit and explore a wide variety of unique and handmade crafts. It’s the perfect place to find one-of-a-kind…

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Wreath Making Workshop – The English Garden Florist

Date: 17. November & 2. 6. 7. 8. 13. & 14. December 2023 Get in the festive spirit with this guided workshop to make your own Christmas wreath to take…

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Runton Road Christmas Lights

Runton Road, Poole, BH12 1NX. Date: 10. December 2023 – 3. January 2024    Time: Daily between 5/6pm – 10pm Runton Road has been wowing residents of Poole with brilliant…

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Christmas in Ferndown Market

Date: 25. November Ferndown Christmas Tree Lights Switch On will take place. Alongside that, there will be market stalls, food stalls, Santas Grotto, music and other entertainment.

Christchurch Christmas

High Street and Saxon Square. Date: 25. November 2023      Christmas Light Switch On will be at 5.30pm. Elsewhere on the day between 11am and 7pm there will be…

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Poole Choir at Christmas

Saturday 25. November 4.30pm – Resonate Choir at Falkland Square 5.30pm – Rock Choir at the Fish Shambles Saturday 2. December outside Bonmarche 12pm – Citrus Singers Saturday 9. December outside…

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Little Bugs Soft Play

Date: 16. December 2023       Date: 2.30-5pm Special Christmas Partyincluding Soft play Colour in pictures Crafts and dance Party food included Special Christmas backdrop to take pictures Ticket…

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The Hideout Soft Play Christmas Events

7a The Neighbourhood Centre, Canford Heath BH17 9DW. 20. December 1.15 – 3.15pm – Christmas Craft Party. Make cuddly reindeer, soft play, hot chocolate & biscuit plus special Santa video. £18.50…

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Christmas Fair – Ferndown Day Center

Date: 19. November 2023        Time: 11am-3pm Get festive in aid of Ferndown Community Support’s ‘Mission Santa Sacks’, and Community Larder & Food Bank+! Join us for craft…

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Christchurch Elf Hunt

All across Christchurch High Street. Date: 25. November – 9. December 2023 We need your help to uncover the secret hideouts of these naughty little elves! If you happen to…

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Hennings Christmas Market

Hennings Wharf, The Quay, Poole BH15 1GZ. Date: 25. November – 24. December   Time: Sat & Sun 10am-4pm Shop for gifts and local produce at our Christmas Market every…

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Phaser Night at Lemur Landings

Date: 3 April 2024                        Time: 6.30-8.30pm Join the crew aboard SS Clash Landings for an exciting evening of phaser…

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Pantoman – Broadstone Pantomime

Broadstone War Memorial Hall, Tudor Road, BH18 8AP. Dates: 7. 12.-14. 19. & 20. January 2024   Times: 2.30pm (7. 13. 20.)/7.30pm (12. 13. 19. 20.) 7th January – 2.30pm…

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Elf The Musical – BIC

Bournemouth International Center, Exeter Road BH2 5BH. Date: 16. – 17. December 2023   Time: 7pm both days, 11am & 3pm Sat only A live arena spectacular featuring amazing film…

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Dick Whittington by the Verwood Pantomime Society

Verwood Hub, Brook Way, Verwood BH31 7QE. Date: 20. 24.- 27. January 2023   Times: 2pm & 6.30pm (20th & 27th) 7.30pm (24th-26th) We’re so excited to be planning another…

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Father Christmas at Nan’s Place Cafe

976 Wimborne Rd, Moordown BH9 2DF. Date: 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 18th, and 19th December 2023 Father Christmas is visiting Nan’s Place. Tickets will be £30 per child and £6.95…

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Sail with Santa – City Cruises Poole

Breakfast with Santa – Tuckton Tea Gardens

Date: 9. & 16. December 2023      Time: 9.30am-11.30am Includes a choice of kids breakfast plus a present from Santa. £10 per child contact Tuckton Tea Gardens to book.

Christmas Eve Carols in Ringwood Square

Date: 24. December 2023     Time: 6-8pm A special night run by Ringwood Rotary Club to let children meet Father Christmas on Christmas Eve and present him with a…

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Santa Breakfast at The Goods Yard Poole

14 Station Approach, Broadstone, BH18 8AX. Date:  9. & 16. December 2023   Time: 9.30-11.30am  Join us for a Santa Breakfast where Santa Claus himself will be making a special appearance…

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Christmas in Boscombe

Date: Daily in December 2023      Time: 5-10.30pm Santa projections on every day on the highstreet outside the Sovereign Centre. Date: TBC Santa’s Grotto on selected dates in December…

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Sail with Santa Cruise

Date: 2./3. 9./10. 16.-24. December 2023   Time: 11am 1pm & 3pm On the 1.5hr cruise kids get to meet Santa & receive a present, soft drink and biscuits and…

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Breakfast with Santa at Toby Carvery

Dates: 2./3. 9./10. 16./17. & 21. – 24. December 2023 Northbourne in Bournemouth, BH10 7BJ. Cooper Dean in Bournemouth, BH7 7DP. Hinton in Christchurch, BH23 4SD. Poole at BH15 3EH.

Breakfast with Santa at Harvester

Date: 2./3. 9./10. 16./17. + 21.-24. December 2023 The Durley Inn in Durley Chine, Bournemouth BH2 5JF. The Neptune in Boscombe Pier, Bournemouth BH5 1BN. The Cooper Dean in Bournemouth, BH8 9UQ. The…

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Bobby’s Bournemouth Santa’s Grotto

Christmas at Upton Country Park

Date: 1. December (6-8pm) 2. December 2023  (1.30-3.30pm) Wreath Making Workshop – £55 per person book via the website. Date: 9. – 10. December 2023 Christmas Afternoon Tea in Upton House…

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Broadstone Christmas Parade

Date: Saturday 2. December 2023      Time: 10am – 3pm Come along to watch the Broadstone Christmas Parade 2023.

Jack and the Beanstalk – Barrington Theatre Ferndown

Ferndown, BH22 9TH. Date: 16. December 2023 – 1. Januar 2024 This Christmas join children’s entertainer Krazy Kev as he leads the cast of the magical family pantomime “Jack and…

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Cinderella Panto – Tivoli Theatre Wimborne

19 West Borough, Wimborne, BH21 1LT. Date: 15. December 2023 – 1. January 2024 (no show on the 25. December) Set in a magical Winter Wonderland, the most magical pantomime…

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Dick Whittington by the New Forest Players

Ballard School,Fernhill Lane, New Milton BH25 5SU. Date: 28. 29. & 31. December 2023    Times: 7pm on 28th-3oth – 2pm on 29th – 31st Join us for the purrrfect…

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Christmas Spectacular – Regent Center Christchurch

Date: 16. – 24. December 2023 Join Squash the Christmas Elf and Santa’s only daughter Joy as they travel through time to save Santa! With dazzling costumes, sensational dance routines…

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Pantomime – Bournemouth Pavilion

Date: 2. – 31. December 2023 With a beautiful princess, a jealous Wicked Queen, seven bumbling dwarfs, a naughty nurse, a hilarious jester and not forgetting a poisoned apple and…

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Christmas at Farmer Palmers

Weekend & Holiday Farmer Christmas Experience Dates: 9th, 10th, 16th – 23rd December 2023 Meet Santa & his elves in the Magical Christmas Barn, PLUS a gift from the Elves…

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Air Jump X at BH Live Sir David English

BH8 9PZ. Time: various sessions check website Jump, bounce and tumble on our super-sized indoor inflatable obstacle course. Featuring giant slides, jelly mountain, slam dunk zone and wipe-out balls. For ages…

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Aladdin Pantomime – Lighthouse Poole

Date: 7. December – New Year’s Eve 2023 There’s magic in the air for this year’s magical family pantomime Aladdin at the Lighthouse Poole. For Tickets and information please call …

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Nick’s Farm

Valley Road, Throop BH8 0BE Date: Every Sunday throughout the year         Time: 10am-2pm Young farmers club for anyone age 6+ (requires booking) Normal admission price of £5…

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Cool Coast Ice Rink – BIC

Bournemouth International Centre, Exeter Road, BH2 5BH. Date: 9. December 2023 – 18. February 2024     Times: Daily 9am – 8:45pm (times vary 60 minutes session) *NEW* RELAXED SESSIONS…

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Christmas Tree Recycling in Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole

If you’re wondering how to get rid of your real Christmas tree, here are the options available to Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole residents plus some Surrounding Areas too click here…

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Christmas Events at Stour Valley Local Nature Reserve

Granby Road, Bournemouth BH9 3NZ. Date: 9. 16. 22. December 2023      Time: 10am & 1.30pm Reindeer Making – Join us for some cute reindeer-making fun this December! £10. Date:…

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Dine with Santa! Club Hub Poole

133 Parkstone Rd, Poole BH15 2PB. Date: 17. December Breakfast at 10am or 23. December 2024 – Lunch at 1.30pm Come and have breakfast or lunch with Santa! Take Pictures with Santa…

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Christmas Crackers with Santa at Prevail Junior

Richmond Gardens Shopping Centre, Old Christchurch Rd BH1 1EP. Date: 17. & 18. December 2023    Time: 9am, 11am and 2pm Slots 2 hour skate session, craft activities, face painting, photos…

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Breakfast with Santa at the Coach and Horses Wimborne

Poole Rd, Wimborne BH21 1QB. Date: 9. 10. & 17. December 2023    Time: 9am-11am Breakfast with Santa includes one Children’s breakfast with unlimited squash, a visit from Santa and…

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Breakfast with Father Christmas at Compton Acres

164 Canford Cliffs Road, Poole BH13 7ES. Date: 21./22. & 24. December 2023    Time: 21./22. – 9.30am to 11am | 24. – 9am to 11am Our Breakfast with Father…

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Elf & Elf Home Visits

Each visit includes: Elf and Elf 16 Page activity book 3 FREE Elf & Elf ebooks A ‘Letter to Santa Template’ Read your child’s name from the nice list! A…

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Breakfast with Santa at The Crown Bournemouth

Broadhurst Ave, Northbourne BH10 6JW. Date: 3. 10. & 17. December 2023 (17th SOLD OUT)    Time: 9am-11.30pm Bring the kids & get in festive spirit. Hot & Cold breakfast options,…

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Save the Children Christmas Parade Wimborne

Starts at Cobhams, Brook Road, Wimborne Minster BH21 2BJ. Date: 9. December 2023    Time: 11am-5pm With more than thirty floats involving charities and groups from across the region, the…

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Poole Rotary Santa Express

Date: 4. -23. December 2023      Time:  6pm to 8pm Parkstone, Longfleet, Heckford, Oakdale, Creekmoor, Upton, Hamworthy, Stanley Green, Talbot Village, Waterloo, Verity Cresecent (and closes off). Check out…

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The Parks Foundations Events

Visit the Parks Foundation events page to get involved with wildlife activities such as community tree planting, gardening, nature mindfulness, nature adult craft sessions and much more. Many activities are…

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Santa Sleigh Adventure by Bournemouth Round Table

Date: 27. 28. 30. November 8. 11. & 13. December    Time: from 5pm  Bournemouth Round Table is bringing Santa around town on their epic Santa Sleigh adventure! Check out…

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Westbourne Rotary Santa Sleigh

Date: 2. December 2023      Time: 11am-2pm Santa Event – Westbourne Arcade with singing by Sound of Soul Choir 11.30am-12.15pm & 12.45-1.30pm. Mice Pies for Donation plus sweets and…

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Santa’s Grotto in Boscombe – Rotary Clubs

Sovereign Center in Boscombe. Date: TBC

Christmas Bouncy Fun Play

Big Bounce & Festive Disco with DJ Phil at QE Leisure Centre, BH21 4DT. Date: 18. & 19. December 2023     Time: 40min sessions at 10am & 12pm Tickets…

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Christmas Festivities at Corfe Castle

Date: 10. – 26. November 2023          Time: 10am -3.30pm Stories of the Spirits Family Quest – Collect each character’s personalised embossing stamp in your booklet on…

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Polar Christmas Trees

Our Norman Fir Trees are cut fresh in Scotland and stored outside. All trees are delivered to your home address and set up by the delivery guys to make sure your…

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Treecycle

Date: 5. – 8. January 2024 Diverse Abilities will be running their annual Christmas Tree Recycling campaign again in January 2024. The online booking system will be open in December…

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Fruit n Veg Christmas Tree’s

Highcliffe Sports and Social Club (opposite Tesco Express) From: Date TBC    Times: Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm Sunday 10am-4pm We’re be selling our Non drop Christmas Trees wreaths wooden reindeers and much…

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Meet Santa & Giggle’s the Elf at Colin’s Nest

25 Birds Hill Rd, Poole BH15 2QJ. Date: 20. December 2022    Time: 11am-5pm Little Gizmos Entertainment with Super-Si will be at Colin’s Nest with Santa’s Christmas Grotto! FREE to…

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Christmas at Wimborne Minster

Wimborne Minster Church/Forest Garden. Date: 9. December 2023      Time: 11am-3pm Christmas Craft Fayre with a Christmas craft workshop & a Wreath Making Workshop – more info here. There will also be…

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Christmas at Red House Museum and Gardens

Quay Rd, Christchurch BH23 1BU. Date: 9. – 31. December 2023 Festive Gnome Hunt – When winter sets in a village of Gnomes moves into the museum, but where do…

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Father Christmas at the Russell-Cotes

East Cliff Promenade, BH1 3AA. Date: 6. 9. & 10. December 2023      Time: Timed slot 10.30am-12.30am (6.Dec) 10.30am-3.30pm (9.-10. Dec) Visit Father Christmas in the beautifully decorated Dining…

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Christmas at the Russell-Cotes

East Cliff Promenade, BH1 3AA. Date: 21. November 2023 – 2. January 2024 (closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.) Follow our Christmas Trail and find out more about…

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Christmas on the Farm – Nicks Farm

Valley Rd, Bournemouth BH8 0EB. Date: 2./3. 9./10. + 15.-17. December 2023     Time: 12-6pm SEN visits 7. & 14. December  Magical Grotto, Meet Santa & his elves, receive…

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Avon Heath Country Park Christmas Experiences

Christmas Party Trail Date: December 2023 & January 2024   Time: 10am-4pm Help Rodney the Reindeer find out who his new heathland neighbours are and where they live so he…

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Santas Spectacular Meet & Greet – Baby Theatre

Date: 20. December 2023 in Stanpit Christchurch Get your little ones into the festive spirit this December with our Magical Christmas Wonderland. Free festive Refreshments, loads of Baby Theatre fun including…

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Elf Dash

Branksome Dean Beach, BH13 6JP. Date: 2. December 2023   Time: 11am Join ‘Crackers’ the elf for a 2km dash along the seafront followed by refreshments (included) plus a Father…

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Santa2U

Date: 2. December – 24. December 2023 Santa & his elf will visit your door and have a brief but personalised Christmas chat with your children outside your home. Early…

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Father Christmas Visit at Slades Park

Date: 10. December 2023      Time: 11am-2pm Father Christmas will be making a special visit! Handing out presents and celebrating the season. There will also be face painting. FREE Tickets…

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Christmas at Kingston Lacy

Wimborne, BH21 4EA. Date: 25. November – 1. January 2023 Join us for festive fun at Kingston Lacy, where the fabulously decorated house will tell traditional Christmas tales from around…

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Ringwood Winter Wanderland

Ringwood Town Center. Date: 26. November 2023       Time from 11.30am onwards  – Market with lot of stalls, food & refreshment – The Polar Express Miniature Railway –…

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O. G Giggles and Dizzy the cheeky Elves

Come and meet O.G Giggles and Dizzy the cheeky Elves from Gizmo Entertainment. Date: 20. December 2023     Time: 11-5pm   FREE Christmas Event at Colin’s Nest Cafe with a magical…

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Magical Elf Visit with Little Gizmo Entertainment

Dates: Daily until 25. December 2023 The O.G Giggles The Elf would love to Meet and Greet you and your children at your home at Christmas time write a list…

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Santa’s Winter Wonderland at Stewards Garden Center

Christchurch BH23 4SA & Bromhill BH21 7DE. Dates: 18. November – 24. December 2023 Join Santa in his grotto with his elves for some festive cheer! BRAND NEW Christmas Selfie Walkway….

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Pull A Pine at RSPB Arne

Date: 2. & 3. December 2023   Time: 10am-3pm Get your wellies on, dig out your hats and scarves and join us for a wonderful festive day in nature with live…

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Rob’s Christmas Trees

Pamphill Dairy Farm Shop, Wimborne, BH21 4ED. 2nd/3rd & 10th/11th December 2023  Opening Hours: Daily 10am – 4pm. Here at Rob’s Christmas trees we bring in locally grown fresh Christmas trees…

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BH Christmas Trees

The Christmas Tree Warehouse, 71 Seabourne Rd, Bournemouth BH5 2HE. Opening Hours: Mo-Fri 10am – 8pm | Sat 9am – 8pm | Sun 9am – 6pm Beautiful, fresh-cut real Christmas trees, grown…

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Christmas Tree Barn Wimborne

Willet Road, Ashington, BH21 3DH. Open seven days a week from Date TBC. Family-run for 30 years; we house one of the largest selections of low-needle drop, premium Christmas Trees…

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Moors Valley

The Christmas tree shop opens from 25. November 2023 10am-4pm (until stock runs out). We sell only British trees, ranging in height from 2 – 8ft including the wonderfully scented Norway Spruce…

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Christmas Cornucopia at Moors Valley Country Park

Date: 28. November & 5. December 2023      Time: 10.30am – 1.30pm Eco friendly Christmas Wreath Making Workshop – made from natural materials. £30 per person. Pre booking is essential. Date: 24. November 2023…

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Lighthouse Poole Christmas Shows

Date: 9./10. 16.-24. December 2023 The Three Little Pigs for ages 3-10 years. Tickets from £10.50 book via the website. Date: 9. December 2023  Time: 10.30am Film & Fun: How…

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Breakfast with Santa at The Cliffhanger Restaurant

Waterford Road, Highcliffe, Christchurch, BH23 5JA. Date: 9./10/ 16./17. 22./23. December 2023          Time: 8.45-9.45am arrival 9am start. Join us for Breakfast with Santa! Kids will receive a special present…

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Santa Specials at Moors Valley Railway

Date: 2./3. 9./10./ 16./17. 19./20. December 2023    Time: 10.30am-4.30pm Relaxed Experience SEN Friendly    Date: 9. December 2023  Board your train at Lakeside Station Visit Santa in his grotto…

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Christmas at the Tank Museum

Linsay Rd, Bovington, Wareham BH20 6JG. Date: 18. & 19. November 2023      Time: 10am-5pm Watch live entertainment, buy unique Christmas gifts from local makers and sellers and get…

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Breakfast with Santa on Bournemouth Pier

Key West Bar & Grill, Bournemouth Pier, Bh2 5AA. Date: 9. & 16./17. & 23. December 2023           Time: 9am – 12pm. You will be greeted by…

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Christmas Lights Cruise with City Cruises Poole

City Cruises Blue Kiosk, The Quay, BH15 1BQ. Dates: starting 30. November every Thursday – Sunday throughout December 2023   Time: 5pm 6pm & 7pm Join us as we celebrate the  Poole Christmas…

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Make Christmas Magical – Museum of East Dorset

23-29 High St, Wimborne BH21 1HR. Date: 2. & 16. December 2023       Time: 2-3pm, 2.45-3.45pm, 3.30-4.30pm Price: £15 per child (age 2+). Join the Reindeer trail and make…

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Poole Christmas Maritime Light Trail

Date: 25. November 2023 – 2. January 2023 Enter a world of Christmas in Poole, with this FREE Christmas attraction! Be prepared to be dazzled as thousands of twinkling lights…

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Father Christmas Experience at Lollipops Cafe

16 Landseer Rd, Westbourne, Bournemouth BH4 9EH. Date: 20. & 21. December 2023   Time:  3-4.30pm & 5-6.30pm Enjoy the soft play, visit Father Christmas and enjoy some Christmas snacks! Each…

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Best Ever Christmas Show

The Allendale Center, Hanham Rd, Wimborne BH21 1AS. Date: 15. – 24. December 2023 Santa and his elves are coming back for more mischief as the Best Ever Christmas Show…

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Pines and Needles

704-708 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH7 6BY. From 23. November – 19. December 2023 Opening Hour: Weekdays: 11am – 6pm, Weekends: 10am – 6pm. Order your real Christmas tree for delivery/pick up…

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Dorset Christmas Trees

Local Dorset suppliers of high quality, premium cut Christmas Tree’s which we have previously supplied to the Hospitality industry and now, we are opening up to the wonderful public of…

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Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park

Date:  22 March – 21 April 2024 Pirate Treasure Hunt! – Can you help the Captain find all the lost booty that is hidden around the aquarium and fill in the…

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Cranborne Christmas Tree Farm

Cranborne Christmas Tree Farm, Daggons Rd, Alderholt, Fordingbridge SP6 3DN. Open 24. November – 17. December 2023 Saturdays & Sundays from 9.30am to 4pm. We stock a variety of species…

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Lenctenbury Farm

Lenctenbury Farm, Soldiers Road Norden, Corfe Castle, Wareham BH20 5DU. Open from 10am to 5pm. Trees range from £15+. Telephone Number: 0779 874 3877.

Fiveways Christmas Trees

The Fiveways, 423 Charminster Rd, BH8 9QY. Open 7 days a week 9am to 6.30pm. (Date TBC) Any size tree only £30. Also, Christmas Tree stands, wreaths and decoration.

Compton Acres

Compton Acres, 164 Canford Cliffs Road, Poole, Dorset, BH13 7ES. Whether you’re looking for cute and petite or large and majestic, we have an extensive range of trees to help you…

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Paultons Park

Ower, Romsey SO51 6AL. Date: 2. December – 23. December 2023 Santa’s Christmas Wish Show! Singing, Dancing and fun with Father Christmas. Frosty’s Snowtime and Santa’s Storytime Magical Illuminations around…

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Bournemouth Christmas Tree Wonderland & Alpine Market

Lower Gardens Bournemouth, BH1 2AQ. Date: 17. November 2023 – 1. January 2024 Spectacular free Christmas tree trail, enchanting illuminations and seasonal family fun. Experience the magical, mystical and memorable spectacle…

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Skate Bournemouth & Moguls Alpine Bar

Lower Gardens Bournemouth, BH1 2AQ Date: 16. November 2023 – 3. January 2024     Time: Open Daily except Christmas Day – 1hr Sessions running every 15min between 10.30am-9.30pm. Skate…

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Longleat Safari Park Festival of Light

Longleat, Warminster, BA12 7NW. (Not exactly BCP Postcode but worth the drive!) Date: 11. November 2023 – 7. January 2024 Rediscover the stories that shaped our childhood and make your…

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