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Wimborne Minster Summer Events

Pirate treasure hunt in the Minster Monday 28th August – SEN forest Garden Group in partnership with Dorset for Children – 10-11am Tuesday 29th August – Forest Garden session –…

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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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The Beacon Church Summer Holiday Events

1-3 Mitchell Road, Canford Heath BH17 8UE. Wednesday 2. August – Energise (school years 3 – 5 come September 2023) Come along for an hour of fun, football and craft…

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Ocean School – Manta Trust

Branksome Dene Room, Poole BH13 6FB Date: 16. & 23. August 2023 9.30am – 12.30pm – For ages 8-12yrs Date: 16. & 23. August 2023 1.30 – 4.30pm – For…

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Museum of East Dorset

Date: Tuesday 1. August 2023    Time: 10am – 1pm Little Explorers Ready, Set, Go! We’ve teamed up with Wimborne Library to bring a morning of sport-themed crafts, stories and…

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SEA LIFE Weymouth

Date: 22. July – 3. September 2023 Sealife Pirate Treasurehunt – Interactive treasure hunt around the aquarium, pirate themed games. crafts and activities and more.

South Coast’s Biggest Summer Fun Fair

Christchurch REC, BH23 1PA. Date: 21. July – 7. August 2023    Time: Daily 1pm-9pm The South Coast’s BIGGEST SUMMER FUN FAIR is coming. Join us in Christchurch, for our…

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Get Up & Bounce

In the Walled Garden at Upton Country Park. Date: 25th July + 1. 4. 8. August 2023   Time: 10am – 4pm 3 awesome Bouncy Castles to the Walled Garden! Suitable…

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Upton Country Park

Date: 26. July 2023     Time: 10am-4pm Community Wildlife Adventure Day! at the Walled Garden. Date: 16. August 2023    Time: 7-9.30pm The Three Inch Fools present ‘As You Like…

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Lunch with Mario & Princess Peach at Love Gusto Lounge Bar

8-10 Yelverton Road, Bournemouth BH1 2DF. Date: 1. August 2023     Time: 12pm-4pm Hosted by Nikki’s Dance parties come have lunch with Mario & Princess Peach includes meet & greet,…

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Avon Heath Country Park

Date: 19. July – 6. September 2023    Time: 10am-4pm Beautiful Butterflies Summer Holidays Trail Beautiful butterflies and marvellous moths have set a code for you to crack – are…

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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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Itsy Bitsyccino

Castle Lane W, Bournemouth BH93JS Date: 29. July 2023   Time: 12-2pm Ariel Tea Party Date: 4. August 2023    Time: 1-3pm Mad4Animals Show Date: 8. August 2023   Time: 11am &…

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Outalimits Discos

RESCEDULED DATE! Date: 29. August 2023                Time:10am-5pm Come join us for a Summer Party at the Bournemouth Aviation Museum (which is open 10am-5pm) Disco,…

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Family Fun Land at Littledown

Family Fun Land is back at Littledown just £9.99 for 2 hours of unlimited riding. Date: 4. – 28. August 2023 Session Times: 12-2pm 2-4pm 4-6pm 6-8pm Non riders are…

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Free Hamworthy Stay & Play Sessions

Wednesdays from 10am-12pm 26. July – Forest School Stay and Play at Bluebell Woods 2. August – Beach School Stay and Play at Hamworthy Park 9. August – Forest School…

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Family Fun Day by Wimborne Food Bank

Date: 29. July 2023     Time: 10.30am-2.30pm There will be Tumble Tots Salisbury, Jamie Jigsaw, Diamond Faces Professional Face Painting, Tip of the Pops wheelbarrow disco, Mad4Animals, Crafts, Competitions, 6…

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Summer of Play Kingston Lacy

Date: 15. July – 3. September     Time: 9.30am-4pm Explore the craft zone, practice your building and balancing skills around the Woodland Walk, or dress-up and stage your own performance…

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Bournemouth Bouncy Castle Kingdom at Slades Park

Date: 28. – 31. August 2023  Bournemouth’s first ever Inflatable theme Park with unlimited access to 15 large bouncy castles +a designated under 5s Soft play zone. Suitable for ages…

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Wimborne’s Bouncy Castle Kingdom

Wimborne, Fenners Field. Date: 10. -12. August 2023    Time: 10am-5pm Suitable for children aged 1-11 years with unlimited access to 20 large bouncy castles and a designated under 5s…

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Circus Extreme at Branksome Rec

Date: 21. July – 30. July 2023 Showtimes: Fri July 21st… 5pm & 7.45pm Sat July 22nd… 2pm, 5pm & 7.45pm Sun July 23rd… 2pm & 5pm Mon July 24th……

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Tesco Summer Full of Flavour at Tesco Poole & Bournemouth Extra

Date : 18. July 2023 12-6.30pm Monday to Saturday 12-4pm Sunday & Bank Holidays Tesco invites you to a “Summer full of flavour”, the free food tasting and fun family…

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FREE Summer Skate Lessons

Date: 24. 25. 31. July & 1. August 2023 6-9 years 9.30-10.30am 9-13 years 10.30-11.30am Learn to skate for free* at Bourne Valley Skate Park with Happy Skateboarder funded by…

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Summer Live 2023 in Bournemouth Square

Date: 14. July – 28. August 2023 Each day enjoy… the outdoor themed Garden Bar watch the live art demonstrations dance or sit back and relax in the deckchairs and…

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Adventure Wonderland

Date: 27. July 2023     Come and say hi to JJ from Cocomelon at intervals. Date: 10. August 2023 Meet Peppa Pig at intervals and take a picture with…

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Poole Harbour Festival

Date: 28.-29. July 2023    Time: Friday 5-11pm|Saturday 12-11pm|Sunday11am-7pm Poole and Bournemouth’s biggest and best family live music weekend with chart toppers The Hoosiers, The Lightning Seeds and The Cheeky Girls…

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Mudeford Arts Festival

Date: 29. – 30. July 2023 Time: 11am to 5p The festival showcases the many and varied forms of arts and crafts, through sales opportunities, demonstrations, exhibitions and performances. We…

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Farmer Palmers

Date: Wednesday 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th August 2023 Wet Wednesday’s – Wet The Western Tractor Rides from 10.30am – 12.00pm and Foam Parties from 3pm. Date: 27. July…

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Christchurch Carnival

Date: 13. & 14. August 2023    Time: 12th  11am – 10.30pm & 13th  11am – 4pm. Join us for some carnival fun on the Quay for all the family. This includes…

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Bournemouth Air Festival

Date: 31. August – 3. September 2023 4-days of action and entertainment in the air, on land and at sea! With pyrotechnic night flying, street entertainment, awesome live music and military…

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Adventure Cinema – Upton Country Park

An amazing outdoor cinema experience at the Walled Garden. Gates open 7.15pm, film starts shortly after sunset – approx 8.45pm Bring a blanket or camping chair & snacks. 24. August…

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Free Pop Up Playgrounds

Suitable for 0-99 year olds – Lots of weird and wonderful things to build, make and explore through child-led play and the themes of harbour life, shipwreck and setting sail. Free…

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The Regent Center

51 High St, Christchurch BH23 1AS. Date: 23. July 2023      Time: 1.30pm & 6pm Horrible Histories Barmy Britain is back with the hit West End show, full of…

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Happy Circus

Canford Heath Junior School Field, Poole. Date: 19. & 20. July 2023             Time: 4pm The Circus is coming! Please join PATCH at the family…

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Forest Arts Center

Forest Arts Center, New Milton BH25 6DS. 10. February 2024 9-10am Play! (Ages 7-13) More info here. 10am-12pm Dress to Impress! (Ages 5+) More info here. 12. February 2024 The Wizard of OZ!…

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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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Scarecrow Festival Bisterne Village

More info coming soon! The Festival will be a display of over 20 Scarecrows located around the Bisterne area. Maps are on sale at £1 with proceeds going to Bisterne…

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Bikeability Courses with BCP Council

Bikeability is a national cycle training scheme. Cycle training for children aged 9 and over to help build the skills and confidence to ride a bike safely on the road….

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Monkey World

Monkey World, Longthorns, Wareham, BH206HH. Date: 26. – 28. August 2023    Time: 10am-5pm Go Nuts this Bank Holiday Weekend! Every child who brings in a unopened bag of nuts…

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Summer Program at Cavers Clubhouse

Carvers Clubhouse (was The Place), 92 Southampton Road, Ringwood, BH24 1JD. More info coming soon! For more info please call 01425 501309.

The Junction’s Swimming Academy | 3 months – Adults

Streetlight Center £1 ph Summer Skate Sessions

Stone Lane Industrial Estate, Wimborne BH21 1HB. This summer enjoy £1 per hour skate sessions. Even on a hot day, you can enjoy the air conditioned skate park and cafe….

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The Verwood Hub & Queen Elizabeth Leisure Centre Summer Program

Exciting activities this summer throughout July and August will include Intensive Swim Lessons, Rookie Lifeguard, Passport for Youth (Daily), Give it a Go climbing, Mini Medics, Summer of Fitness &…

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Highcliffe Castle Summer Program

23. July 2023 – 5.30-7pm Wind in the Willows – Quantum Theatre’s brand new adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s family favourite more info here. 20. August 2023 – 5:30pm Bad Dad –…

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A BCP Summer Holiday Activity Sheet

BCP HAF – Holiday Activities and Food Program Summer 2023

Science Zone UK Summer Program

Science Zone UK, 21 Royal Arcade, Boscombe BH1 4BT. Workshops Mondays-Fridays 10.30am – 11.20am Dig your own Fossils (Available all day, everyday) Clay Volcanoes and fun Eruptions activity 1.30pm –…

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Holiday Activities at BH Live Active, Littledown

BH Live Active, Littledown, Chaseside, Littledown, BH7 7DX. More info coming soon. You can now book via the BH Live Active app, online or in centre.

Summer Program at the Forest Arts Centre

Old Milton Road, New Milton, BH25 6DS. Crafty Kids Club, Play (Ages 7-13), Young Artists, various Creative Camps and Movies, Summer School there is something for everyone! Head to the website to…

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Allendale Center – Kids Summer Activities

Hanham Rd, Wimborne BH21 1AS. 3. 10. 17. 24. & 31. August 2023 – 12pm FREE Family Film Club – No ticket required, just turn up and enjoy! More info here….

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BCP Short Breaks for Children and Young People with SEND

The BCP Council Short Breaks scheme is for families of children and young people, aged up to 19 years, with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities. We have different activities to…

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Up 4 Summer

This summer UP 4 Summer in BCP is putting on an exciting host of summer activities for all Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole residents aged 10-16yrs in July & August. Cost…

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Mega Slip And Slide in Corfe Mullen

Date: 1./2. 8./9. 15./16. July + 21. July – 4. September 2023   Time: 10am-7pm  Mill St, Corfe Mullen, Wimborne, BH21 3RH. Get ready for 110 metres of wet and wild fun – join us for…

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Stour Valley and Kingfisher Barn

Wild crafts – stone painting – monthly – £2 Nature tots – Tuesdays and Thursdays mornings – £2.50 The Owl Trail (self-led) – Follow our trail of stunning wooden, carved owls from…

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Moors Valley

Open Daily from 1pm-4pm The Rangers at Moors Valley have planned a series of fun outdoor activities this summer. Free Trails like Play, Music, Tree Top, Zog etc. (find out…

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Brownsea Island

Free family trails* Natural play area Daily guided walks at 11am and 1pm Brownsea Tree Trail* Scouting skills activities* Junior Ranger Days (please call the outdoor center for more info)…

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