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Arts and Crafts

Say Thank You on Mother’s Day

26th-26th March 2017

Time: From 11am to 3pm

Venue: Poole Harbour,

Address: Brownsea Island, BH13 7EE

Website: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/brownsea-island

Spoil your mum on Mother's Day at Brownsea Island. Create a natural masterpiece to give to your mum and then treat her to a cream tea in the Villano café. For details call 01202 707744. [read more]
Outdoor events

Spring Steam Gala

31st March-2nd April 2017

Venue: Swanage Railway

Address: Swanage, BH19 1HB

Website: www.swanagerailway.co.uk

Until 2 April. A weekend celebrating the 50th anniversary of the final operation of steam hauled services in the region. Call 01929 425800. [read more]
Indoor activities

April Fools’ Festival

1st-1st April 2017

Venue: Lighthouse Poole’s Centre for the Arts

Address: Poole, BH15 1UG

Website: www.lighthousepoole.co.uk

The first ever April Fools' Festival, produced by young people for young people. The day will start at 2pm and include performances, live music, a poetry slam, theatre, circus skills and much more. For... [read more]
Easter

Easter at Crealy

1st-17th April 2017

Time: 10am to 5.30pm

Venue: Crealy Adventure Park and Resort

Address: Sidmouth Road, Near Exeter, EX5 1DR

Website: www.crealy.co.uk

Daily until 17 April. Enjoy a full programme of great live shows, fantastic rides and attractions, and a super-fun Easter Egg Hunt. Call 01395 233200. [read more]
Easter

Egg-citing Easter Dinosaur Egg Hunt

1st April-16th July 2017

Venue: Seaton Jurassic

Address: The Underfleet, Seaton, EX12 2WD

Website: www.seatonjurassic.org

Take part in this special Dinosaur Easter Egg Hunt. Follow the clues, complete the trail and claim your prize! Cost: £1 per clue sheet. Call 01297 300390 for details. [read more]
Outdoor events

Mini Meadows

1st-1st April 2017

Time: From 10am to 4pm

Venue: Lorton Meadows

Address: Weymouth, DT3 5QH

Website: www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk

Follow a self-guided trail, watch the birds on screen and sip a warm drink. Cost: £2 per mini meadow trail. For details call 01305 816546. [read more]
Outdoor events

Nature’s Harvest

1st-1st April 2017

Time: From 10.30am to 12pm

Venue: Durlston Country Park

Address: Lighthouse Road, Swanage, BH19 2JL

Website: www.durlston.co.uk

Discover how humans and nature use the wildlife found at Durlston. Cost per person: £3. Booking required. Call 01929 424443. [read more]
Indoor activities

Storytelling for Families

1st-2nd April 2017

Venue: Corfe Castle

Address: Wareham, BH20 5EZ

Also 2 April. Hear why King John imprisoned his niece Eleanor; Margaret and Isobel, the daughters of King William of Scotland and his wife, Queen Isobel, in Corfe Castle all at the same time. Storytelling... [read more]
Indoor Activities

Pop in the Park

2nd-2nd April 2017

Time: 10am to 5pm

Venue: Crealy Adventure Park and Resort

Address: Sidmouth Road, Near Exeter, EX5 1DR

Website: www.crealy.co.uk

Enjoy a poptastic Sunday with live music spots from exciting tribute acts at Crealy. On 2 April, enjoy performances from tributes; Adele, Bruno Mars, Madonna and Gary Barlow. Call 01395 233200. [read more]
Indoor Activities

Jungle Jim at Crealy

6th-6th April 2017

Venue: Crealy Adventure Park and Resort

Address: Sidmouth Road, Near Exeter, EX5 1DR

Website: www.crealy.co.uk

Also 12 April. Jungle Jim will be at Crealy for the day, performing his hilarious comedy show that is suitable for all ages. Jungle Jim is known for his incredible variety of vocal skills and excellent... [read more]
Easter

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

7th-23rd April 2017

Time: From 10am to 3pm

Venue: Studland Bay

Address: Swanage, BH19 3BA

Until 23 April. Hop onto the Easter trail at Studland. Follow the clues around the nature reserve and see the world through bunny's eyes. Then afterwards, collect a Cadbury's chocolate prize. For more... [read more]
Outdoor events

Beaver Weekend

8th-9th April 2017

Venue: Seaton Jurassic

Address: The Underfleet, Seaton, EX12 2WD

Website: www.seatonjurassic.org

Take part in the Beaver Weekend fun activities, meet Nora the friendly beaver and find out about the beavers on the River Otter! Call 01297 300390 for details. [read more]
Easter

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

8th-23rd April 2017

Time: From 10am to 4pm

Venue: Kingston Lacy

Address: Wimborne Minster, BH21 4EA

The Easter bunny has been hiding eggs. Go on an exploration to see how many can you spot. Kingston Lacy’s 1.5 mile route takes children on an adventure around the woodland walk. Afterwards, claim a chocolate... [read more]
Easter

Easter Egg Hunt Quiz

8th-23rd April 2017

Venue: Wimborne Model Town

Address: 16 King Street, Wimborne, BH21 1DY

Website: www.wimborne-modeltown.com

Until 23 April. On arrival, pick up an Easter Egg Hunt Quiz, then from the clues hidden around the original 1950s buildings find the eggs. For more details call 01202 881924. [read more]
Easter

Easter Fun at Russell Cotes

8th-23rd April 2017

Venue: Russell Cotes Art Gallery and Museum

Address: East Cliff Promenade, Bournemouth, BH1 3AA

Website: www.russellcotes.com

Until 23 April. Fall down the rabbit hole at the Russell-Cotes this Easter where there will be Alice in Wonderland themed activities including crafts, trails, competitions and croquet. For details call... [read more]
Easter

Easter Holiday at the Tank Museum

8th-23rd April 2017

Venue: The Tank Museum

Address: Bovington, BH20 6JG

Website: www.tankmuseum.org

Until 23 April. This Easter explore the Tank Museum and experience an explosive day out! Take part in a range of activities, visit the exhibitions and follow the free trails. For details call 01929 462359. [read more]
Outdoor events

Easter Trail

8th-23rd April 2017

Time: From 11am to 4pm

Venue: Durlston Country Park

Address: Lighthouse Road, Swanage, BH19 2JL

Website: www.durlston.co.uk

Until 23 April. Wander along the exciting Easter trail around the park and be rewarded with a delicious prize! Cost: £3. Call 01929 424443. [read more]
Easter

Easter Trail

8th-23rd April 2017

Time: From 10am to 3.30pm

Venue: Moors Valley Country Park

Address: Ashley Heath, Ringwood, BH24 2ET

Website: www.moors-valley.co.uk

Until 23 April. Look for Easter Egg clues whilst on a hunt through the forest. Collect and unscramble the letters to discover an Easter word, then enter the prize draw. Cost £1 per card. For 7 years+.... [read more]
Outdoor events

Medieval Archery

8th-13th April 2017

Venue: Corfe Castle

Address: Wareham, BH20 5EZ

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/corfe-castle

Daily until 13 April. The Wolfshead Bowmen bring the castle’s medieval past to life with demonstrations of combat, skilled archery displays, talks on the longbow and have-a-go sessions. Call 01929 481294. [read more]
Outdoor events

Museum Open Day and Wildlife Workshop

8th-8th April 2017

Time: From 10am to 4pm

Venue: Bournemouth Natural Science Society

Address: Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3NS

Website: www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk

Learn how to improve your garden for wildlife with activities for children, plus see the Bournemouth Natural Science Society (BNSS) museum collection and live specimens. Free entry. Call 01305 264620. [read more]
Sports

Archery Lessons

9th-10th April 2017

Venue: Moors Valley Country Park

Address: Ashley Heath, Ringwood, BH24 2ET

Website: www.moors-valley.co.uk

And 10 April. A one hour archery session using re-curve bows. Learn about archery and improve your technique. Open to complete beginner’s and improvers. For children aged 8 years+. Call 01425 470721. [read more]
Outdoor events

Chesil Beach Seashore Scavengers

9th-9th April 2017

Time: From 11am to 12.30pm

Venue: Chesil Beach Centre

Address: Portland Road, Portland, DT3 9XE

Website: www.dorsetwildlifetrsut.org.uk

Go for a stroll along Chesil Beach, hunting for pink sea fans, shark eggcases and treasures blown in from the Atlantic. Cost: Adults £3, children £2 - must be accompanied. For details ring 01305 206191.... [read more]
Indoor Activities

Pop in the Park

9th-9th April 2017

Time: 10am to 5pm

Venue: Crealy Adventure Park and Resort

Address: Sidmouth Road, Near Exeter, EX5 1DR

Website: www.crealy.co.uk

Enjoy a poptastic Sunday with live music spots from exciting tribute acts at Crealy. Enjoy performances from tributes: Olly Murs, Katy Perry, Robbie William and Justin Bieber. Call 01395 233200. [read more]
Indoor activities

Mad Science Easter Holiday Camp

10th-13th April 2017

Time: 10am to 3pm

Venue: Trinity C.E. V.A. First School

Address: Verwood, BH31 7PG

Website: www.wessex.madscience.org

Until 13 April. An engaging, educational event for youngsters mixing science with games. Make slime, get groovy with gears and mad with machines! Plus, make a noise with supersonic sound effects! For kids... [read more]
Easter

Easter Fun Shows

11th-20th April 2017

Venue: Wimborne Model Town

Address: 16 King Street, Wimborne, BH21 1DY

Website: www.wimborne-modeltown.com

Also 13, 18 and 20 April. Fun family shows will be running for no extra charge at 12noon and 2pm. Arrive early to get a seat. For more details call 01202 881924. [read more]
Outdoor events

Fleet Lagoon Seashore Safari

11th-11th April 2017

Time: From 12.30pm to 2pm

Venue: Chesil Beach Centre

Address: Portland Road, Portland, DT3 9XE

Website: www.dorsetwildlifetrsut.org.uk

Go on a hunt for the marine wildlife and look for the tell-tale tracks and signs of hidden species. Wellington boots advised. Cost: Adults £3, Children £2 - must be accompanied. For details ring 01305... [read more]
Easter

Great Kimmeridge Eggcase Hunt

11th-11th April 2017

Time: From 2pm to 3.30pm

Venue: Fine Foundation Marine Centre

Address: Kimmeridge, Wareham, BH20 5PF

Website: www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk

Discover what a mermaid keeps in her purse. Hunt for empty egg capsules to win a chocolate egg reward. Cost: £2.50 per person. For more details call 01929 481044. [read more]
Outdoor events

Pond Dipping

11th-11th April 2017

Time: 10am to 12pm

Venue: Moors Valley Country Park

Address: Ashley Heath, Ringwood, BH24 2ET

Website: www.moors-valley.co.uk

Find out what lives in the ponds at Moors Valley. The wildlife ponds are teeming with nature, so grab a net to discover different creatures. Nets, trays, bug pots and identification sheets will be provided.... [read more]

There and Back Again

11th-11th April 2017

Time: At 11am and 2pm

Venue: Lighthouse Poole’s Centre for the Arts

Address: Poole, BH15 1UG

Website: www.lighthousepoole.co.uk

This performance is a classic of classics, filled with myths and legends full of giants, ghosts, Greeks and great adventure. For more details call 01202 280000. [read more]
Outdoor events

Bird’s Nests and Eggs

12th-12th April 2017

Time: From 10.30am to 12.30pm

Venue: Lorton Meadows

Address: Weymouth, DT3 5QH

Website: www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk

Make a wildlife inspired piece of artwork, and play games. Booking essential. Cost: £3 per child. For details call 01305 816546. [read more]

Egg and Spoon

12th-12th April 2017

Time: At 11am and 2pm

Venue: Lighthouse Poole’s Centre for the Arts

Address: Poole, BH15 1UG

Website: www.lighthousepoole.co.uk

An Easter treat for early years’ children up to five years. An interactive romp through the four seasons celebrating the wonders of nature. A perfect, gentle introduction to the magic of theatre. For... [read more]
Outdoor events

Rockpool Ramble

12th-12th April 2017

Time: From 2pm to 3.30pm

Venue: Fine Foundation Marine Centre

Address: Kimmeridge, Wareham, BH20 5PF

Website: www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk

Discover amazing creatures and critters at this fantastic rockpooling site. Cost: £3 per adult; £2 per child. For more details call 01929 481044. [read more]
Outdoor events

Spring into Nature – Fantastic Butterfly Art

12th-12th April 2017

Venue: Seaton Jurassic

Address: The Underfleet, Seaton, EX12 2WD

Website: www.seatonjurassic.org

Fantastic day of arty fun with local renowned artist, Darrell Wakelam. Great for busy little fingers – just bring a sense of fun, a willingness to get messy and an inspired imagination. Call 01297 300390... [read more]
Outdoor events

Wild Wednesday

12th-12th April 2017

Time: From 11am to 3pm

Venue: Durlston Country Park

Address: Lighthouse Road, Swanage, BH19 2JL

Website: www.durlston.co.uk

Free drop-in craft activities for families. Call 01929 424443. [read more]
Outdoor events

Bird Feeders

13th-13th April 2017

Time: From 2.30pm to 4pm

Venue: Durlston Country Park

Address: Lighthouse Road, Swanage, BH19 2JL

Website: www.durlston.co.uk

Join the rangers to make a brilliant bird feeder to attract birds into our gardens. Cost: £5. Booking essential. Call 01929 424443. [read more]
Arts and crafts

Elephant Puppet Workshop

13th-13th April 2017

Time: From 10am to 12pm

Venue: Town Hall

Address: High East Street, Dorchester, DT1 1HF

Website: www.dorchesterarts.org.uk

Join this workshop, inspired by Michael Morpurgo’s story. Learn how to create a moving elephant puppet and make it walk around your own garden! For ages 8 years+. For details call 01305 267992. [read more]
Outdoor events

Fleet Lagoon Seashore Safari

13th-13th April 2017

Time: From 1.30pm to 3pm

Venue: Chesil Beach Centre

Address: Portland Road, Portland, DT3 9XE

Website: www.dorsetwildlifetrsut.org.uk

Join the rangers at low tide to explore the amazing underwater world of the Fleet Lagoon. For details ring 01305 206191. [read more]
Outdoor events

Forest Fun

13th-13th April 2017

Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm

Venue: Moors Valley Country Park

Address: Ashley Heath, Ringwood, BH24 2ET

Website: www.moors-valley.co.uk

Join the Rangers for some outdoor fun. Join in with a range of activities in the magical woodland. Build a den, make a headdress, create a forest friend, and weave a willow wand. Cost: £2 per child. Call... [read more]
Outdoor events

Orienteering at Moors Valley

13th-13th April 2017

Time: 1.30pm to 3pm

Venue: Moors Valley Country Park

Address: Ashley Heath, Ringwood, BH24 2ET

Website: www.moors-valley.co.uk

A comprehensive introduction to orienteering including how to set the map, read keys and follow a short course. For ages 10 years+. Cost: £2.50 per person. Call 01425 470721. [read more]
Easter

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Corfe Castle

14th-17th April 2017

Time: From 10.30am to 4.30pm

Venue: Corfe Castle

Address: Wareham, BH20 5EZ

This Easter Egg Hunt takes families around the grounds of Corfe Castle. Find all the eggs and be rewarded with a tasty treat – the shape of a Cadbury Easter Egg! For more details call 01929 481294. [read more]
Easter

Easter at Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park

14th-17th April 2017

Venue: Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park

Address: Poole, Organford, BH16 6EU

Website: www.farmerpalmers.co.uk

Until 17 April. With baby animals, plus the Easter Bunny over the 4 days of Easter. There will be Easter eggstravaganza egg hunts starting at around 2.30pm each day. For details call 01202 622022. [read more]
Easter

Easter at Lulworth

14th-17th April 2017

Time: 10.30am to 5pm

Venue: Lulworth Estate

Address: East Lulworth, BH20 5QS

Website: www.lulworth.com/easter

With a whole host of activities at the fairytale Lulworth Castle including themed trails, egg hunts, crafts, bouncy castle (weather permitting, age 7+), soft play for under 4s, crazy golf, white rabbits... [read more]
Easter

Easter Egg Hunt at Crealy

14th-17th April 2017

Time: 10am to 5.30pm

Venue: Crealy Adventure Park and Resort

Address: Sidmouth Road, Near Exeter, EX5 1DR

Website: www.crealy.co.uk

Until 17 April. Visit this massive Easter Egg Hunt when 10,000 free eggs will be given away. Collect a map, follow the clues to find the stamps, and once you've found them all collect a yummy egg. Call... [read more]
Easter

Easter Eggstravaganza at Monkey World

14th-17th April 2017

Time: 10am to 5pm

Venue: Monkey World

Address: Wareham, BH20 6HH

Website: www.monkeyworld.org

Until 17 April. Monkey World is giving away free chocolate Easter Eggs to the first 100 children who enter the park each day. The Kids’ Activity Centre will be open with Easter activities running. Call... [read more]
Easter

Easter Fun at Adventure Wonderland

14th-17th April 2017

Venue: Adventure Wonderland

Address: Christchurch, BH23 6BA

Website: www.adventurewonderland.co.uk

With its resident White Rabbit, Adventure Wonderland is perfect at Easter. There will be egg and spoon races and an Easter Egg Hunt in the giant hedge maze everyday over the four days of the Easter weekend.... [read more]
Easter

Fancy Dress Easter Egg Hunt

14th-14th April 2017

Time: From 11am to 4pm

Venue: The Toy Barn

Website: www.toy-barn.co.uk

Exciting Easter activities include an egg hunt with an Easter egg prize, unlimited play on the climbing frames, swings, trampolines and Wendy house, and a fancy-dress competition.  To buy tickets... [read more]
Easter

Great Chesil Beach Eggcase Hunt

14th-14th April 2017

Time: From 11am to 12.30pm

Venue: Chesil Beach Centre

Address: Portland Road, Portland, DT3 9XE

Website: www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk

Go on a search for shark and ray eggcases, and maybe find some of the chocolate variety. Cost: £2 per child. For details ring 01305 206191. [read more]
Easter

Kingcombe Spring Easter Weekend

14th-17th April 2017

Venue: The Kingcombe Centre

Address: Toller Porcorum, DT2 0EQ

Website: www.kingcombe.org

Kicking off Kingcombe Meadows Nature Reserve’s 30 year celebrations. Includes fun seasonal activities for all the family. For more details call 01300 321409. [read more]
Easter

Lorton Eggsplorers Trail

14th-17th April 2017

Time: From 10.30am to 4pm

Venue: Lorton Meadows

Address: Weymouth, DT3 5QH

Website: www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk

Until 17 April. Collect a trail guide from the Conservation Centre and hunt for clues around the reserve to find out about the wildlife and solve a mystery. Afterwards, return to the Centre to collect... [read more]
Outdoor events

Stargazing

14th-14th April 2017

Time: From 8.30pm to 10pm

Venue: Durlston Country Park

Address: Lighthouse Road, Swanage, BH19 2JL

Website: www.durlston.co.uk

Look skywards at the stars and look at the spring constellations. This event is weather dependent. Call on the day - 01929 424443. [read more]
Sports

Roller Disco

16th-16th April 2017

Venue: Weymouth Pavilion

Address: The Esplanade, DT4 8ED

Website: weymouthpavilion.com

Get your skates on - the Roller Planet roller disco is coming to Weymouth Pavilion! All ages are welcome. Sessions run from 2pm - 4pm and 4.30pm - 6.30pm and entry is just £5.50 per person with optional... [read more]
Outdoor events

Hapa Zone – Plant Prints

17th-17th April 2017

Venue: Hardy’s Birthplace Visitor Centre

Address: Higher Bockhampton, Dorchester, DT2 8QH

Hapa Zome is the process of extracting the colour pigments from leaves and flowers onto fabric. The end results are amazing. Join the Rangers for this simple creative workshop. Cost: £6. Booking Essential.... [read more]

Freya: A Viking Saga

18th-19th April 2017

Venue: The Marine Theatre

Address: Church Street, Lyme Regis, DT7 3QA

Also 19 April. A comic tale about the strength of friendship to overcome all big challenges. Angel Heart Theatre go roving through the Viking world, with this family puppet show full of boisterous gods,... [read more]

Pinocchio

18th-18th April 2017

Time: 7pm

Venue: Lighthouse Poole’s Centre for the Arts

Address: Poole, BH15 1UG

Website: www.lighthousepoole.co.uk

A brand new adaptation of the classic tale, Pinocchio. This performance of Pinocchio will bring to life the famous marionette as he embarks on a fantastic journey to become a human boy. For more details... [read more]
Outdoor events

Meet and Greet: Marshall and Skye

19th-19th April 2017

Venue: Adventure Wonderland

Address: Christchurch, BH23 6BA

Website: www.adventurewonderland.co.uk

The heroic pups, firedog Marshall and fearless Skye, who believe “no job is too big, no pup is too small,” will be visiting their fans at Adventure Wonderland. See these Paw Patrol Pups at intervals... [read more]
Outdoor events

Minibeast Madness

19th-19th April 2017

Time: From 10.30am to 12.30pm

Venue: Lorton Meadows

Address: Weymouth, DT3 5QH

Website: www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk

Make a wildlife inspired piece of artwork and play games. Booking essential. Call 01305 816546. [read more]
Outdoor events

Wildlife Wednesday

19th-19th April 2017

Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm

Venue: Moors Valley Country Park

Address: Ashley Heath, Ringwood, BH24 2ET

Website: www.moors-valley.co.uk

Join the Rangers for some outdoor fun. Explore habitats to find and learn about different animals including newts, frogs, grasshoppers, butterflies, worms and woodlice. Cost: £2 per child. Call 01425... [read more]
Outdoor events

Delinquent Dinosaurs and Fantastic Fossils

20th-20th April 2017

Time: From 2.30pm to 4pm

Venue: Durlston Country Park

Address: Lighthouse Road, Swanage, BH19 2JL

Website: www.durlston.co.uk

Discover Durlston’s prehistoric past with games and activities. Cost: £3. Booking essential. Call 01929 424443. [read more]
Outdoor events

Slimy Seaweeds

20th-20th April 2017

Time: From 11am to 1pm

Venue: Chesil Beach Centre

Address: Portland Road, Portland, DT3 9XE

Website: www.dorsetwildlifetrsut.org.uk

Learn fascinating facts about seaweed. Learn how to identify seaweeds and have fun pressing them. Plus, there will be crafts and games. For details ring 01305 206191. [read more]
Outdoor events

Reptile Ramble

21st-21st April 2017

Time: From 10am to 1pm

Venue: Urban Wildlife Centre

Address: Beacon Hill Road, Corfe Mullen, BH21 3RX

Website: www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk

Discover the reptiles waking up for spring on Upton Heath. Snake and lizard activities plus a ramble to find real reptiles in the wild. Suggested donation £3 per child. Call 01202 692033. [read more]
Outdoor events

Tiny Tadpoles

21st-21st April 2017

Time: From 10.30am to 12.30pm

Venue: Lorton Meadows

Address: Weymouth, DT3 5QH

Make a wildlife inspired piece of artwork and play games. Booking essential. Cost: £3 per child. For more details call 01305 816546. [read more]
Outdoor events

Wild about the Great Heath

23rd-23rd April 2017

Time: From 10am to 4pm

Venue: Upton Country Park

Address: Poole, BH17 7BJ

A free family wildlife fun day – celebrating St George’s Day. Get up close to real wildlife, get your face painted, discover the history and dragons of the heaths, have a go at arts, crafts and more.... [read more]
Outdoor events

Rockpool Ramble

27th-27th April 2017

Time: From 2.30pm to 4.30pm

Venue: Fine Foundation Marine Centre

Address: Kimmeridge, Wareham, BH20 5PF

Visit this fantastic rockpooling site at one of the lowest tides of the year. For more details call 01929 481044. [read more]
Outdoor events

Primary Schools Day at the Lyme Regis Fossil Festival

28th-28th April 2017

Venue: Town Beach

Address: Lyme Regis, DT7 3DB

Website: www.fossilfestival.com

On this day, primary schools will take priority on many of the activities until 2.30pm. Bookings only. For more details call 01297 445021. [read more]
Outdoor events

Melon Madness at Monkey World

29th April-1st May 2017

Venue: Monkey World

Address: Wareham, BH20 6HH

Website: www.monkeyworld.org

Until 1 May. Every child that enters the park bringing a melon for the primates, on the Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the Spring bank holiday weekend, will receive a free badge. For more details call... [read more]

Mini BSO – Animal Zoo

29th-29th April 2017

Time: At 11.15am

Venue: Lighthouse Poole’s Centre for the Arts

Address: Poole, BH15 1UG

Website: www.lighthousepoole.co.uk

Go for a walk with an elephant. Discover what’s in the wood with a big brown bear and frolic on the water with a swan. For more details call 01202 280000. [read more]
Outdoor events

Saxons and Vikings siege of Wareham

29th April-1st May 2017

Venue: Corfe Castle

Address: Wareham, BH20 5EZ

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/corfe-castle

Daily until 1 May. Witness the sound and fury of Saxon and Viking warriors in pitched battle as they recreate the siege of Wareham. Call 01929 481294. [read more]
Easter

Special Railway Weekend

29th April-1st May 2017

Venue: Wimborne Model Town

Address: 16 King Street, Wimborne, BH21 1DY

Website: www.wimborne-modeltown.com

Until 1 May. Drive the trains and look out for Thomas working hard on the nostalgic model railway with new lighting feature. For more details call 01202 881924. [read more]
Outdoor events

The Lyme Regis Fossil Festival

29th-30th April 2017

Venue: Town Beach

Address: Lyme Regis, DT7 3DB

Website: www.fossilfestival.com

Until 30 April. The Lyme Regis Fossil Festival is an annual event for the family. The festival seeks to enthuse young people about science and earth sciences. Enjoy walks, talks, and lots of hands-on science... [read more]
Outdoor events

Dorset Knob Throwing and Frome Valley Food Festival

30th-30th April 2017

Time: From 10am to 4pm

Venue: Kingston Maurward Gardens

Address: Dorchester, DT2 8PY

Website: www.dorsetknobthrowing.com

Featuring fun knob attractions including knob eating, knob painting and a knob and spoon race, knob darts and much more. Plus, the Frome Valley Food Festival will offer families the opportunity to sample... [read more]
Outdoor events

May Day Food and Drink Festival

30th-30th April 2017

Time: From 11am to 5pm

Venue: West Quay Road

Address: Poole, BH15 1HZ

Website: www.pooletourism.com

Tease your taste buds at the RNLI College's Food and Drink Festival. There will be live cooking demonstrations and much more. Admission is free. Call 01202 262600. [read more]
Outdoor events

Mayday Food and Drink Festival

30th-30th April 2017

Time: From 11am to 5pm

Venue: RNLI College

Address: West Quay Road, Poole, BH15 1HZ

Website: www.eventbrite.co.uk

The foodie festivities kick off with artisan delights, delicious samples and live music. Free entry. For details call 01202 262600. [read more]
Indoor Activities

Pop in the Park

30th-30th April 2017

Time: 10am to 5pm

Venue: Crealy Adventure Park and Resort

Address: Sidmouth Road, Near Exeter, EX5 1DR

Website: www.crealy.co.uk

Enjoy a poptastic Sunday with live music spots from exciting tribute acts at Crealy. Enjoy performances from tributes: Kylie Minogue, Gary Barlow and Lady Gaga. Call 01395 233200. [read more]
Outdoor events

Blandford Georgian Fayre

1st-1st May 2017

Time: From 10am to 5pm

Venue: Blandford

Address: Blandford, DT11 7AH

Website: www.blandfordgeorgianfayre.co.uk

With Scotty’s circus workshop, a music zone, a model armour display, a classic car show, a huge street fayre and market, traditional fairground entertainers and plenty of music to enjoy. The whole town... [read more]

Bee and Butterfly Bonanza

6th-6th May 2017

Time: From 11am to 4pm

Venue: Town Meadow

Address: Gillingham, SP8

With interesting stalls to browse, activities for all ages and a programme of short talks on bees, butterflies and wildlife gardening. Take home a 'Happy Hornet', make a butterfly mobile, and plant a pollinator... [read more]
Outdoor events

Crealy’s Biggest Sleepover

13th-14th May 2017

Venue: Crealy Adventure Park and Resort

Address: Sidmouth Road, Near Exeter, EX5 1DR

Website: www.crealy.co.uk

To 14 May. Brownies, cubs, scouts or any other uniformed group can enjoy an entertaining two-night camping trip. Includes two days’ entry into the Theme Park, evening entertainment, a buffet meal and... [read more]
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