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Costal Critters

Date: 24. – 31. October 2023 Something big is coming to Boscombe, Southbourne & Westbourne – prepare for an extraordinary encounter with our Coastal Critters. These unique creatures, crafted from…

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Half term fun at Hamworthy Park

Date: 21. October 2023    Time: 10am-12.30pm It’s the Woodland Volunteer session in Bluebell Woods. We’ll be planning 100s of Bluebell bulbs, sorting the paths, and generally having a bit…

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High Score Gamin Arcade

Date: 28. October 2023        Time: 5pm & 7pm 90 minutes of gaming time Over 80 games on free-play Halloween themed makeovers for all venues Fancy dress competition…

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The Hallows Collection – Bournemouth Town Center

Date: 26. – 27. October 2023 The Hallows Collection presented by Alice in Spring is a FREE family friendly event across Bournemouth Town Centre. Creative Workshops – more info here….

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Insanity Arcade Halloween Special

Date: 27. October 2023        Time: 4-7pm 3 hours of unlimited gaming fun, a free kids meal and free SpOoKy slush for this special event. Plus prizes, a…

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Laser Quest Bournemouth

Date: 21. – 31. October 2023     Time: Half Term Halloween – Fright Night for ages 6+ up to adults includes 3 Games of Laer Quest – Spooky Half Term…

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Jiggy Wrigglers Halloween Special

Date: 25. October 2023 Babies up to 12m  11.14am / Mixed Ages (4months – 5yrs) 9.45am Verwood Memorial Hall Date: 31. October 2023 Mixed Ages 9.30am West Moors Guides Hall…

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Halloween Events at Rivo’s Hub

9 Allens Ln, Hamworthy, Poole BH16 5DA. Date: 27. October 2023 Halloween Party for Under 10’s with Learning Disability – more info here. Halloween Party for Adults & Over 10’s…

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Halloween Parties at Coffee&Play

Laser Tag Moors Valley Halloween Special

Date: 25. – 29. October 2023 Forget Trick or Treat it’s time for a Halloween Battle suitable for 8 years old and over. 60mins session. Participants will be deployed on the…

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Flip Out Poole

Date: 28. October 2023 After Dark Monster Bash – Calling all little monsters and their families! Join us for an unforgettable evening of Halloween fun and giggles where enchanting adventures await!…

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Halloween at Tuckton Tea Gardens

Date: 25. & 26. October 2023    Time: 11am – 1pm We’ll be setting up under our giant gazebo for a fun-filled afternoon of art, crafts and more! No need to…

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FREE Halloween Fun at Branksome McDonald’s

Mc Donald’s Branksome, Alder Road. Date: 27.-29. October 2023  Time: 12-4pm Check out our spooky workers from Halloween Town Colouring Competition Arts&Crafts Dare you put your hand in the spooky…

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Halloween at Little Bugs Soft Play

Date: 22. & 29. October 2023     Time: 2-4pm Come along for a Craft & Play session suitable for ages 2+ make a spectacular spooky craft with sticking gluing…

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FREE Pop Up Cinema

Ex YOURS Store at Old Christchurch Road. Date: 7. October until 5. November 2023    Times: Saturdays 11am & 2pm & Sundays 1.30pm 7. October 11am Super Mario Bros Movie |…

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Vampirina Monster Mash at Itsy Bitsy Dance

Date: 25.-27. October       Time: 1-3pm Join us this Halloween half term for a Vampirina monster mash for children aged 1-6 years. Event includes: Meet & greet with…

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Young Frankenstein – The Musical at The Regent

Date: 26. – 28. October 2023     Time: 7.30pm (28. also on 2.30pm) The comedy genius Mel Brooks adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation with…

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Cosy Village Play Cafe

Date: 27./30. & 31. October 2023      Time: 4-6pm Bring your little ones down for Halloween party at Cosy Village. Suitable for ages 1-5 yrs. With Role play, Disco, tattoos, Art and crafts, Best…

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Splat Messy Play Halloween Specials

24. October 2023 – Upton (SOLD OUT) 26. October 2023 – Branksome Come along to a Splat-acular Halloween messy play session suitable for children aged 6 months +. Tickets £10…

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Halloween at Pony Palace

Date: 24.-27. October 2023 We will be offering Halloween Rides (suitable for ages 2-12 years) with trick or treating on horseback, halloween games in the arena, a photo opportunity with…

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Play Street Role Play Halloween Parties

Date: 4./6./9./10./15./18./20.-22. & 27. October 2023     Come along in fancy dress (children aged 1-6 years) and enjoy some extra cute non scary spooky touches to the pretend play…

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Pony Days October Half Term Events

Honeybrook Farm Date: 23.-26. October 2023 2 or 3 hours of horse fun options For children aged 6-12 years Riding lesson or hack included maximum group size of 8 Experienced…

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Planet Wimborne Green Festival

Date: 14. – 21. October 2023 During the Green Festival week there are a whole host of inspiring talks, plus craft sessions for all ages, the Saturday Green Fair on…

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Minky Moo Boos Halloween Sensory Sessions

Date: 27. October 2023 10am-11am Babies-Crawlers 11.30-12.30pm Walkers-6yrs (children are on half term so older children welcome 1.30pm-2.30pm Babies-Crawlers 3-4pm. Mixed session for all babies and children up to 6…

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Sciencetastic Halloween Sessions

High Cross Church URC, Christchurch. Date: 24. October 2023    Time: 9.30am & 11am Your child will carry out various Halloween themed science experiments (with a few take home items)…

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Free Family Cooking Sessions at The Henry Brown

Date: 23. & 25. October 2023       Time: 11am-1pm The Friendly Food Club in conjunction with Dorset Community Foundation are offering FREE family cooking sessions. To book, please…

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October Half Term at Moors Valley Country Park

Horton Rd, Ashley Heath, Ringwood BH24 2ET. Date: 27. September – 1. November 2023         Time:9am – 5pm Halloween Trail – Join forces with Shadow the cat to…

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Lollipops Cafe

Date: 23. October 2023     Time: 5-7pm Outalimits Disco – more info here. Date: 24. October 2023     Time: 4.30-6.30pm Frozen Event with Elsa & Anna – more…

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October Half Term at Kingston Lacy

Date: 18. September – 31. October 2023      Time: 9.30am-4.30pm Cosy Creatures Trail – Can you find the seven woodland creatures hiding around the gardens and woodland. Date: 23….

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Avon Tyrell Outdoor Center

Date: 27. October 2023      Time: 10am Have a go day! £10 per child Try out climbing, pioneering and our challenge course. Suitable for children aged 5+ book via the…

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Halloween Spooktacular at BH Live Littledown

Date: 27. October 2023 Halloween Magic Show – ages 2-8 years for 45min at 12pm & 1.15pm £9 – more info here. Halloween Disco – ages 2-8 & 4-10 years…

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Spooky Biscuit Fun with Biscuits by Sarah B.

Date: 23. & 30. October 2023     Come to the Cookie Shack for a 1hr decorating cookie session suitable for children age 8+ – more info here. Date: 24….

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Wild Ones Play Cafe Kinson

Date: 19. & 26. October 2023     Time: 12.30-2.30pm Tiny Beasts Spooky Session for 0-2yrs £6 – more info here. Date: 20. & 27. October 2023     Time:…

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Cinderella A Twisted Tale – The Barrington Center Ferndown

Pennys Walk, Ferndown BH22 9TH. Date: 26. – 28. October 2023    Ferndown Phoenix Musical Theatre presents Cinderella A Twisted Tale, Halloween Special. Relaxed performance at 10.30am, Saturday 28th. Tickets…

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Outalimits Halloween Family Disco’s

SPOOKTACULAR FUN! Sunday 22nd Oct -10-12/12.30-2.30/3-5 – Canford Heath Community Centre Monday 23rd Oct – 5-7 – Lollipops Cafe (£14.95 book via their website) Tuesday 24th Oct – 10-12/1-3 –…

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Halloween Archery Pumpkin Shooting at New Forest Activities

Date: 21. – 29. October 2023      Time: 10am-3pm Decorate your own pumpkin – Aim, Shoot, and Splat with Halloween Archery Pumpkin Shooting! Join us for a spook-tabular adventure…

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Air Jump X at BH Live Sir David English

BH8 9PZ. Date: 11. – 18. February 2024          Time: various sessions check website Jump, bounce and tumble on our super-sized indoor inflatable obstacle course. Featuring giant…

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Museum of East Dorset

Date: Tuesday 24. October 2023    Time: 10am – 1pm Little Explorers Spooky Spells & Ghastly Ghouls – Join us for a morning of spooky spells, ghastly ghouls and creepy…

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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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LUSH: No Tricks, Just Treats

Harbour Hotel Christchurch Date: 30 October 2023    Time: 12-3pm Create your very own Halloween-themed bath bomb & indulge into a bewitching afternoon tea. £35 per person. Book your spot…

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Upside Down House Bournemouth

Visit the spooky-styled Upside Down House and take part in their Halloween competition during October Half Term, where you and your family or friends will need to take the scariest…

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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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Half Term at Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf

Pier Approach Bournemouth BH2 5AA. Date: 23. – 29. October 2023      Time: Open Daily from 10am Visit Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf and join in the search for Mimi…

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Halloween Big Bounce & Entertainment with Get Up and Bounce

Inflatables, Bouncy Castles, Slides, Toddler Area, Didi Cars, Ride Ons plus Shows & Mascot Visit. 23. October with Jules the Entertainer at Poole High School 25. October with The Lovely Bubbly…

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Halloween Fun on the Farm – Nicks Farm

Valley Rd, Bournemouth BH8 0EB. Date: 27. – 29. October 2023    Time: 12-1.30pm & 2-3.30pm Halloween Games, Magic Show & Scavenger Hunt. Pumpkin Carving (£3 extra). Lollipop/Sweet for anybody…

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Wimborne Model Town

King St, Wimborne Minster, Wimborne BH21 1DY. Date: 21. October 2023 Bear Day – more info here. Date: 23. – 29. October 2023      Time: 10am-5pm Come and visit us…

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Highcliffe Castle

Rothesay Dr, Highcliffe, Christchurch BH23 4LE. Date: 22. – 26. October 2023   Time: 10am-3pm Boo! Bat Trail – Visit Highcliffe Castle this October half term to complete our spooky Bat…

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Russell-Cotes Museum

East, W Cliff Promenade, Bournemouth BH1 3AA. Date: 24. – 26. October 2023     Time: 10.30am-1.30pm Join us for Halloween themed craft activities this October Half Term. £3 per…

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Halloween & Autumn Fun at The Old Thatch Wimborne

285 Wimborne Rd W, Wimborne BH21 7NW. Date: 21. 22. 28. & 29. October 2023 Bear Island Bushcraft sessions with Bushwaka – suitable for ages 6+ book via the Bushwaka website….

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October Half Term at Red House Museum and Garden

Quay Rd, Christchurch BH23 1BU. Date: 24.-29. October 2023      Time: 10am -4pm Spooky Woodland Walk – Look out for ghosts and ghouls in our woodland walk, as well…

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October Half Term Fun at Upton Country Park

Poole Rd, Upton, BH17 7BJ. Date: 21. – 31. October 2023     Time: Daily 10am-4pm The Wizard’s Forbidden Garden – A spooky, immersive trail for the whole family with…

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Halloween Spooktacular – Tivoli Theatre Wimborne

West Borough, Wimborne Minster, BH21 1LT. Date: 25. October 2023     Time: 2pm Jam-packed with your favourite Halloween Hits and amazing ultra-violet puppetry, HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR is guaranteed to bring a smile…

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Lighthouse Poole

Date: 14. October 2023   Time: 10.30am Film & Fun “Hotel Transilvania” plus FREE crafting session. More info here. Time: 11am & 2pm Stories in the Dust. More info here. Date:…

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Avon Heath Country Park

Brocks Pine, St. Leonard’s, St Ives, Ringwood BH24 2DH. Date: 21. October 2023    Time: 11am-1pm & 3-5pm Pumpkin Spooktacular – £10 per ticket – more info here. Date: 21. October…

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Ascarium – Tricks & Treats at SEA LIFE Weymouth

Lodmoor Country Park, Weymouth DT4 7SX. Date: 14.- 31. October 2023 Help our Sea Witch and Warlock look after their ocean home by completing magical challenges! Will you be brave enough…

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Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre

Date: 21. October 2023    Time: 11am & 2pm Super Hot Hot Dog by Corali – more info here. Tickets £6 book via the Pavilion Dance South West website. Date:…

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Farmer Palmers Half Term Halloween Fun

Wareham Rd, Organford, Poole, Organford, Poole BH16 6EU. Date: 23. – 29. October 2023      Time: 8am – 6pm The super-popular ‘Soak-a-Spook’ Tractor Trailer Ride is back plus Pumpkin…

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Corfe Castle

The Square, Corfe Castle, BH20 5EZ. Date: 21. – 29. October 2023    Time: 10am-4.30pm Bring your own teddy (or borrow a furry Corfe Castle veteran) and send them down the…

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Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park

Edmondsham Road, Verwood BH21 5RJ. Date: 23. – 28. October 2023 Autumn Fair – Lucky Horse Shoe decorating & Pumpkin Carving (small charge apply for both – cash only), Tin…

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Adventure Wonderland

Merritown Ln, Hurn, Christchurch BH23 6BA. There is a brand new Halloween Show – TBC As well as Crazy Golf and Indoor Play. Book your park tickets via the website.

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