Christmas in Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole

Christmas Events in Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole

What’s on this Christmas for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole.

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Experience the wonder of the Christmas season at Bobby’s Bournemouth Santa’s Grotto from 2. – 23. December 2023 between 11am and 3pm. Step into a world of enchantment as you visit Santa in his magical dome, receive a special present, and capture cherished memories with professional photos.

Santa’s Grotto: Immerse yourself in the festive spirit as you enter our cosy and beautifully decorated Santa’s Grotto.
Meet Santa: Get ready to meet Santa Claus himself. Share your wishes, have a chat, and take a keepsake photo.
Receive a Gift: Santa has a special gift just for you. Every child who visits receives a memorable present.

Extras (Available for Purchase on the Day):

Professional Photos: Capture the magic of the moment with professional photos of your family with Santa. Choose from various options, including snow globes, Christmas tree ornaments, or a booklet. These photos make for wonderful keepsakes and gifts.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to create special memories with your loved ones and bring home a beautifully captured moment with Santa. Book your visit to Bobby’s Bournemouth Santa’s Grotto today and make this Christmas season truly magical.

Come to Bobby’s Bournemouth Santa’s Grotto and experience the joy of meeting Santa, receiving a delightful gift, and preserving the magic with professional photos. It’s a Christmas tradition that will warm your heart and create lasting memories.

The grotto is located on the lower ground floor of Bobby’s Department Store in Bournemouth Square. You can get to the grotto by using the main entrances at the front of Bobby’s or you can enter the grotto via Bournemouth gardens. What 3 words:

Prices: Adult’s FREE! – Under 1’s £8 – Children £15.

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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 in the Christmas spirit with ‘A Dorset Christmas Fair’.

Date: 16. December – 1. January 2023     Times: Daily 10am-5pm (except 24-26. Dec)

Enjoy free Christmas colouring, Frank on a Tank Elf Trail, special talks from the Guide Team and a Christmas-themed 1940s House and Shop.

Tickets available in advance or on the door.

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 of moving, grooving and making with dance artists Claire Benson and Olivia Quayle. Lots of crafting and Christmas hat making before each show.

£6 per ticket book via the PDSW website.

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 5+ (Under 9’s must be accompanied by a paying adult).

50 min session £12 (£8 for Members) book via the website.

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, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm
15. December – 1. January – Monday to Sunday: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm

If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, then come down to Bh2 Leisure and witness snow falling every day. Each snowfall will last for 4 minutes. Plus some surprise guests.

Bournemouth Rock Choir will be singing some festive tunes on the 17. November at 6pm.

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 of over 100 glittering trees and illuminations. Explore the Alpine Market and skate in the enchanting Victorian Lower Gardens. Enjoy live music, entertainment and magical illuminations across the town plus NEW for 2023 the Santa Express Train in front of the band stand.

Broadstone Christmas Parade

Date: Saturday 2. December 2023      Time: 10am – 3pm

Come along to watch the Broadstone Christmas Parade 2023.

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 Tattoos, DJ, Hot Chocolate and more…

Christmas Stories in the Library from 6pm

FREE Santa Grotto in the Community Centre 6-6.45pm 7.15-8pm

SEN – Quiet Santa 5.15-6pm

Carols & Choir at the Bournemouth Christmas Market

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

2nd | Relight My Choir | 12-1pm
Sweet Charity Choir | 1:30 – 2:15 pm

8th | Flash Mob Choir | 7-8pm
9th | Sounds Like Fun | 12-12:30pm
Resonate Choir | 1-1:30pm
Bournemouth Youth Marching Band | 2-4pm
Sound of Soul | 4:30-5:45pm

10th | Milton Musical Singers | 12:30pm-1:15pm
Pure Drama Theatre | 2-2:30pm & 4-4:30pm

16th | Bournemouth Youth Marching Band | 2-4pm
Resonate Choir | 4-5pm
Flash Mob Choir | 5-6pm

17th | Dolphin Marching Band | 12-1:15pm
The Evolution Choir | 5pm-5:45pm

19th | Dolphin Marching Band | 12-1:15pm & 3-4:15pm

21st | Dolphin Marching Band | 3-4:15pm

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 performances from singers and groups including Soul To Soul Choir, The Choir Engine Christchurch and Charlie Greenwood.

Date:  1. – 24. December 2023      Time: Daily at 6pm

Living Advent Calendar –  24 charities supported & 24 surprise performers at a different venue each night in December. More info here.

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: 26. November & 3. December 2023    Time: 1.30-6.30pm

Christmas Crafting & Wellbeing – Yoga, Meditation & Crafting.

Date: 9. & 20. December 2023     Time: From 3pm

Christmas Stories with the Elves – £12 per child (includes a beautiful, sustainable gift) Adults are FREE
Under 2s are FREE (no gift incl.).

Book via the website.

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 the world.

Date: 25. & 26. December 2023        Time: Slots every hour between 10am-3pm

Storytelling with Santa – This festive season, join us on an adventure to find Santa in his hidden storybook nook for a cosy Christmas tale, an early gift and a photo with the man himself!

Tickets £15 per child (0-12 years old) with one accompanying adult per child. Booking essential normal admission applies.

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, first-served session for little ones. Located between New Look and Flip Out on the Ground Floor.

2. December 2023 – 11am – Mission Christmas’s Cash for Kids – Help make a difference to children living in poverty this Christmas. Donate gifts at the centre with the help of your favourite superheroes and characters dressed in costumes.

16. December – Decorate Biscuit with Maggie – The Seaside Baker with Diverse Ability – more info here.

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 Christmas traditions and collection items linked to this magical time of the year. There’ll also be a festively themed trail for families to enjoy. Plus you can book a Christmas Afternoon Tea.

2. & 3. December: Victorian Weekend. More info here.

6. 9. & 10. December: Father Christmas visit the Russell-Cotes. More info here.

14. & 21. December: Museum Late: Candlelight Night. More info here.

Book tickets via the website.

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 book via the website.

Date: 9./10. 16.-23. & 27. December 2023 – 3. January 2024

A fairytale Christmas Trail – Look out for magical fairytale characters along the way!

£6 per trail map & prize collect from the Welcome Center.

Date: 13. – 14. December 2023

Meet Santa Paws – Bring your furry friend to meet the big man himself! Take a photo & get a festive bonio.

£6 per dog book via the website.

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 cupcakes

18th December 10-11am & 12-1pm Christmas biscuits decorations for under 5’s

To book message name, age, date to 07983 543562.

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 castle, meet Rudolph, free gift, selfie wall, hot drinks & sweets.

£6 per child Adults FREE – book via PR Leisure FB page.

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 start at £5.50. Suitable for Children Ages 0 – 9 years.

18.  December 2023 – 2pm – SEN Session for children age 0-12years  – Minimal Disco Lights and Low playing Festive Music.

Book via the Get up and Bounce website.

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 get crafting with you all!

18th November 11am-12pm – Christmas Lantern Making
26th November 11am-12pm – Christmas Stockings Decorating
20th December 11am-12pm – Christmas Bath Bomb Making

£10 per ticket suitable for children aged 5+ & Adults. Book via the Christmas in Bournemouth website.

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 – 1.January 2024      Time: 9am -4.30pm

Christmas Quiz Trail – Seasonal fun and general knowledge questions. £1.50 per trail sheet.

In the true spirit of Christmas parking is free at Moors Valley when you buy a tree from the Christmas Tree Shop, visit Santa at the Moors Valley Railway or for all pre-booked Christmas meals at Seasons Restaurant.

Date: 18 December 2023     Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Robin Hood Panto – £12 per person. Pre-booking is essential.

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 gifts for your loved ones; discover exquisite handmade jewellery, beautiful artwork, cosy knitted items and much more.

Free Entry.

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 present so they can then be delivered to less fortunate Children.

This means lots more children in the area manage to celebrate the opening of presents over the Christmas period.

Ringwood and Burley Band will be playing Christmas Carols for everyone to sing.

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: 10. & 13. December 2023   Time: 10am & 1pm

Festive Willow Decorating Workshop – Join us in making some beautiful, environmentally-friendly Christmas decorations! Price per session is £20. Suitable for children aged 6+.

Date: 3. (10am & 1pm) & 7. December 2023 (1pm)

Wreath making – Learn how to make a beautiful seasonal wreath that is uniquely yours! Price per session is £20.

Booking essential for all the workshops. Book here.

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 and games stalls, hot drinks, mulled wine, homemade cake, and hot dogs, raffle, STORYTIME WITH SANTA, face painting, plus much more.

FREE Entry.

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 – email [email protected] to book, with the number of adults and children you wish to book for, any allergies or dietary requirements, and a contact phone number.

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 a FREE Christmas trail in the Minster.

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 your way around the ruins and discover life-sized portraits along the way. Earn a special edition siege coin at the end.

Date: 1. December 2023 – 7. January 2024       Time: 10am-3.30pm

Monty Mouse’s Hunt for a Festive Feast Family Quest – Explore the castle following the quest as it winds up through the ruins.

Date: 2. December 2023 – 1. January 2024     Time: 10am-3pm (1.1. 11am-3pm)

Marshmallows, firepits and festivities at Corfe Castle this Winter.

Join our festive storyteller on a tour of tales from Corfe Castle’s Rather Curious Christmas.

Date: 2. December 2023      Time: 4-7.30pm

Winter Lights Experience the magic of exploring Corfe Castle at night under the stars.

Date: 21. December 2023    Time: 7-10am

Winter Solstice – Experience the rare opportunity of watching the sun rise over East Hill on the shortest day of the year from the castle ruins. £11 per person Free for NT Members.

All the events are free but normal admission applies.

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 crafts to make. It’s a great way to play, create, and celebrate Christmas time together.

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 at the Sovereign Centre.

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.

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 Picnic with the Elves 2hrs 6-12yrs.
19./21. December Festive Pony Day Morning 3hrs 8-13yrs.

Book via the Honey Brook Riding Stables website.

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 & Scavenger Hunt. Prizes to be won. Free Entry.

2. December – 10am – 4pm – Christmas Fayre in the Church Hall

Refreshments – Light Lunches
Cakes, Tombola, Books, Big Raffle
Christmas Tree Bauble Game

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 trees each decorated by local families, groups, schools, care homes, companies from the Branksome/Poole area.
Seasonal refreshments available.

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 for a donation.

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 Wednesdays 4-5.30pm & Saturdays 11am-12.30pm.

Cool Coast Ice Rink is the largest indoor ice skating rink on the South Coast.

£13 Adults, £12 Children, Students & Seniors, £44 Families (4 people)

Head to the Cool Coast Ice Rink website to book.

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 Christmas visit in aid of raising money for the Royal BCP hospitals.

To register click here.

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.
Extended session 3 – starts 3.30pm, disco and fun from 5pm to 7pm – close at 7.30pm

Normal admission applies book your tickets via the website.

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 celebrations with some festive face painting by Pixie Paint & Laurie Lloyd at the Alpine Lodge.

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. December 2023   Time: 12-1.30pm & 2-3.30pm

Winter Wonderland Afternoon Tea

To book contact The Good Place Dorset Events or Heathers Tea Room on FB.

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 Saturday & Sunday in December.

Late Night opening until 8pm on the 25. November to tie in with the launch of the Poole Maritime Lights Trail.

Free Entry.

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 £12 – Book via the website.

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 own magical moments as Longleat presents Treasured Tales: The Festival of Light 2023. Continue the adventure with our Enchanted Christmas Tree show, the Santa Train and our popular animal attractions!

Booking required!

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 – 2pm Elves
4pm – 5pm Elsa

Saturday 2nd December
1pm – 2pm Elves
4pm – 5pm Elves

Saturday 9th December
1pm – 2pm Christmas Fairy
4pm – 5pm Elsa

Saturday 16th December
1pm – 2pm – Elves
4pm – 5pm Christmas Fairy

Sunday 24th December
1pm – 2pm Christmas Fairy
4pm – 5pm Elsa

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 tag! Come aboard our giant space station themed play frame for 6 adrenalin pumping phaser games & climbing wall fun.

Tickets are £14pp | Minimum Age 6+ | Advanced booking only via the website.

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 Poole Museum
12pm – Sing & Grin Choir
1pm – Southern Union Chorus

Saturday 16. December outside NatWest
12pm – Poole Me Hearties
1pm – Sound of Soul

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 take you on a nautical journey.

Immerse yourself in a magical maritime Christmas as you follow the light trail from Falkland Square,
through the High Street and onto Poole Quay.

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 paint. Pottery items will be payable on the evening once you have made your selection.

£4.95 per person book via the Ark website.

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 go and put on your best princess voice as you join in a magical, singalong story session with Anna & Elsa.

£25 pp to book call 01202 950588.

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
– Santa Parades – 11:30am (Town Center Car Park) & 5.45pm
– Fairground, Street Entertainment & Live music (from 2pm)
– Bands performing on the High Street – 12pm to 6pm.
Christmas Lights switch on with Santa at 6pm.

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.

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 Christmas lights for over 20 years, and this year the residents of Runton are once again putting on a magical Christmas light show for you to walk past and explore.

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 parade offers a great day out for all the family.

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 your way through a winter paradise and festive lighting and enjoy a hot chocolate afterwards!

Pre-booking is ESSENTIAL via the Ice Skate Bournemouth website.

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

22. December 4pmChristmas Disco – Glow sticks, party games and soft play & Chippy supper. £15

29. December 4-6pmThe Hideout New Years Grand Ball – Dress to impress & walk the red carpet, Dance, games,  soft play & chippy supper. £15

Book tickets via The Hideout Soft Play FB Page.

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 will be joined by Glenmoor and Winton Academies Steelpan band who will be playing some fun festive tunes from 4.30pm.

Redhill Park by Redhill Cafe – Thursday 14th Dec 4-7pm

There are outdoor events so wrap up warm and please note in the event of bad weather they might be cancelled.

Our community cafe will stay open later than normal offering festive food and drinks, and members of the Parks Foundation team will be there to chat to about our work in the parks and how you can get involved.

Please come down and see us! Children and dogs welcome

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 completely FREE. Find out and book here.

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

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 glow sticks for the kids.

Date: 2./3. 9./10. 16.-23. Decem ber 2023     Time: 10am – 5pm (3. 10. & 17. Dec till 3pm)

Santa’s Grotto at the Sovereign Centre (inside the entrance to the centre from the high street) £8 per child pay on the day or book via the Westbourne Rotary website.

Date: 4.- 21. December 2023       Time: Evening between 5 – 8pm

Santa’s Sleigh is coming your way and his elves will be happy to collect any donation you would like to make, if you are able. Maps of the routes can be found here.

Additionally Santa and his Sleigh can be found at the following Tesco Stores
Sunday 10th December Tesco, Branksome – 10.00 – 4.00pm
Sunday 17th December Tesco, Castle Lane – 1.00pm – 4.30pm

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 pirate map as you go? And while on your hunt for the Captain’s booty, learn all about our ‘treasures of the ocean’.

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.

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 the 19. February 2024 to unlock special rewards. Sign up HERE! 

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 home.

£55 per person Head to The English Garden Florist website to book and check locations and times.