FEBRUARY HALF TERM EVENTS

EAST DORSET

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ADVENTURE WONDERLAND

MEET TITCH THE T-REX

Tuesday 19 – Thursday 21 February 2019

Titch will be taking up 'roar'sidence at the park along with Raptors Ralph and Remy and Triceratops Gretel and Tilly.  Titch will be on his best behaviour as he wanders around giving visitors plenty of opportunity to be extra brave and have their photo taken with him.  When he is not on the prowl looking for visitors to scare he will be contained behind a 'Jurassic Park style' fence so the more cautious can get a closer look.

Adventure Wonderland, Merritown Lane, Hurn, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 6BA

For more information, please visit Adventure Wonderland.

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THE REGENT CENTRE

ONCE UPON A PRINCESS

Thursday 21 February 2019

This smash-hit glittering production features all your favourite fairytale princesses plus a soundtrack of top pop hits and movie musical classics that will have the whole audience singing and dancing.

Regent Centre, 51 High Street, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1AS

For more information and ticket details, please visit the Regent Centre.

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BOURNEMOUTH NATURAL SCIENCE SOCIETY

MUSEUM OPEN DAY

Saturday 23 February 2019

Come and explore the amazing BNSS collections - geology, archaeology, Egyptology and more!  Free entry however donations are greatly appreciated.

Bournemouth Natural Science Society, 39 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 3NS

For more information, please visit the Bournemouth Natural Science Society.

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PAUSE CAT CAFE

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS

Wednesday 20 February 2019

Join this fun and interactive class teaching children about cat welfare.  The workshop will run for an hour and the session will be split into two parts with 30 minutes of activities and 30 minutes of free time where children can interact with the cats in the cafe, join in with a colouring activity or enjoy some yummy food.

Pause Cat Café, 119 Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 1EP

For more information and booking details, please visit Pause Cat Café.

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SAFEWISE

JUNIOR SAFETY INSPECTOR FAMILY TOUR

Monday 18 - Wednesday 20 February 2019

The Junior Safety Inspector event is aimed at children aged 5 -10 years old, but all ages are welcome, with children under four entering free.  The indoor village includes a road, beach, train, bus, house and other real life scenarios - all under one roof!  The whole family can join in with practical and hands on activities, such escaping a house fire, calling 999, getting on a train and using the road crossings.

Safewise, Unit 1 Roundways, Elliott Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH11 8JJ 

For more information, please visit Safewise.

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LIGHT UP POOLE

Thursday 21 – Saturday 23 February 2019

Light Up Poole festival of digital light art is returning to illuminate, de-light and transform the historic town centre.  The event will showcase the work of emerging and international artists with a series of light art, digital installations and participation events designed to cast a new light on Poole.
FREE event!

For more information, please visit Light Up Poole.

DORSET SCRAPSTORE AND ADVENTURE PLAY BUS

ADVENTURE PLAY BUS AND CRAFTS 

Thursday 21 February 2019

The Dorset Scrapstore will be running free children's crafting activities and the Adventure Bus Dorset are offering one hour soft play sessions for a small fee.

The Factory, 14 Alder Hills, Poole, Dorset, BH12 4AS

For more information and to book your soft play session, please visit the Adventure Play Bus Facebook page.

HENGISTBURY HEAD NATURE RESERVE

HALF TERM ACTIVITIES

Events during half term include a seashore safari and beach clean, sand art, pendant making and family pond dipping.

Hengistbury Head Nature Reserve, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH6 4EN

For more information, dates and trail prices, please visit Hengistbury Head Nature Reserve or call 01202 451618.

SCIENCE ZONE

HALF TERM ACTIVITIES

Workshops during the week include luminous science, planetarium shows, fun dry ice and much more!

Science Zone, 21 Royal Arcade, Boscombe, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 4BT

For more information, dates and to book, please visit the Science Zone.

CASTLEPOINT SHOPPING CENTRE

JOIN THE KNIGHTS AND PRINCESSES ROYAL ACADEMY

Tuesday 19 – Thursday 21 February 2019

Knights and princesses will take part in workshops including royal puppet making, tiara and shield making and treasure chest crafting to get royal status at the academy and leave with a royal award!

Castlepoint Shopping Park, Castle Lane West Unit Z, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8 9ZU

For more information, please visit Castlepoint Shopping.

BOUNCY FUN PLAY

BIG BOUNCE AND DISCO OR MAGIC SHOW

Various dates and locations across Poole and Bournemouth

There’s going to be loads of inflatables, bouncy castle, soft play, baby bouncers, ride on's and even a disco or magic show, depending on which location you book.

For more information, please visit Bouncy Fun Play on Facebook or call 07717 811534.

STOUR VALLEY NATURE RESERVE

HALF TERM ACTIVITIES

Activities during the week include lantern making and a procession, build a bug hotel and a Spring trail.

Stour Valley Nature Reserve, Granby Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH9 3NZ

For more information, please visit the Stour Valley Nature Reserve Facebook page or call 01202 451548.

COMPTON ACRES

MARY POPPINS GARDEN TRAIL

Saturday 16 - Sunday 24 February 2019

With map in hand children will be guided through the trail discovering Mary Poppins sayings along the way.  Once completed and returned to the ticket office, those who answer correctly in true Mary Poppins’ style will be able to claim their reward!

Compton Acres, Canford Cliffs Road, Poole, Dorset, BH13 7ES

For more information, please visit Compton Acres.

UPTON COUNTRY PARK

CREEPY CRAWLY SHOW!

Thursday 21 and Friday 22 February 2019

Head to Upton Country Park to be entertained by the brilliantly funny Mad4Animals team and get up close with creepy crawlies, birds and reptiles.

Upton Country Park, Upton, Poole, Dorset, BH17 7BJ

For more information, please visit Upton Country Park.

RURAL AND NORTH DORSET

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MOORS VALLEY COUNTRY PARK

HALF TERM ACTIVITES

There’s always plenty to do at Moors Valley with play areas, country walks, miniature railway, Zog activity trail and even additional activities which include building your own bird box or bug hotel.

Moors Valley Country Park, Horton Road, Ringwood, BH24 2ET

For more information, dates and to book, please visit Moors Valley Country Park.

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AVON HEATH COUNTRY PARK

POP UP POTTERY

Monday 18 February 2019

Make and decorate your own spring time creatures from air dry clay. 

Avon Heath Country Park, Brocks Pine, St Leonards, BH24 2DH

For more information and to book, please visit the Avon Heath Country Park Facebook page or call 01425 478082.

KINGSTON LACY

CELEBRATE THE FIRST SIGNS OF SPRING

Saturday 16 – Sunday 24 February 2019

Explore the Woodland Walk and play area on a nature hunt and head to the craft station in the laundry to have a go at creating your own pinwheel from paper.

Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 4EA

For more information and to book, please visit Kingston Lacy.

ALLENDALE CENTRE

CHILDREN’S DISCO

Wednesday 20 February 2019

Under 10’s Disco with loads of music, dancing and games.

Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1AS

For more information and to book, please visit the Allendale Centre.

POTTERY PARLOUR

CLAY DAY

Tuesday 19 - Thursday 21 February 2019

After a brief introduction to all the tools and techniques there will be a demonstration laying down the basics of making pots on the wheel.  You'll then get to turn a ball of clay into your own amazingly shaped creation and splash paint all over it!  Minimum age 3 years.

For more information, booking and the studio location in Blandford, please visit the Pottery Parlour.

WYEVALE GARDEN CENTRE

LITTLE DIGGERS CRAFT EVENTS

Monday 18 - Friday 22 February 2019

There will be a different craft session running every day which includes making a bird home, grow your own mini garden and make and decorate your own bird feeder.

Wyevale Garden Centre, 9 Wimborne Road West, imborne, BH21 2DN

For more information, please visit the Wyevale Garden Centre Facebook page.

HONEYBROOK ADVENTURE FARM

HALF TERM ACTIVITIES

Saturday 16 - Saturday 23 February 2019

Honeybrook Farm are currently offering a reduced Winter entry price plus there's additional fun and craft activities running during the week.

Honeybrook Adventure Farm, Cranborne Road, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 4JD

For more information, please see the Honeybrook Adventure Farm Facebook page or call 01202 8861.

PURBECK AREA

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RSPB ARNE

WELLY WALKS

Tuesday 19 and Thursday 21 February 2019

Get your wellies on and head to Arne for an adventure!  They’ll teach the children about using journey sticks and explore the amazing reserve.

RSPB Arne, Arne Road, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5BJ

For more information and price, please visit RSPB Arne on Facebook or call 01929 553360.

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DURLSTON COUNTRY PARK

HALF TERM FUN

Explore this beautiful Country Park and enjoy various activities on selected days which include orienteering, clay creatures and special events like Wild Wednesday and Durlston Rocks!

Durlston Country Park, Lighthouse Road, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 2JL

For more information, please visit Durlston Country Park.

BURNGATE STONE CARVING CENTRE

HAVE-A-GO SESSIONS

Tuesday 19 – Thursday 21 February 2019

An opportunity for children and adults to experience the ancient art of stone carving by experienced tutors.  This fun session encourages concentration and imagination - a great family experience in a truly outstanding setting.

Burngate Stone Carving Centre, Kingston Road, Langton Matravers, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 3BE

For more information and booking details, please visit the Burngate Stone Carving Centre.

LULWORTH COVE VISITOR CENTRE

FOSSIL WORKSHOP

Monday 18 February and Friday 22 February 2019

During this 45 minute session children of all ages can have a go at fossil casting and ammonite slice polishing plus there will be top tips for finding fossils on the beach.  Fossil hunters take home a fossil cast and polished ammonite slice.  Booking is essential.

Lulworth Cove Visitor Centre, Main Road Lulworth Cove, West Lulworth, Dorset, BH20 5RQ

For more information, please visit the Lulworth Estate Facebook page or call 01929 400352.

THE TANK MUSEUM

HALF TERM FUN

Saturday 16 – Sunday 24 February 2019

Take part in a range of family activities.  Kids can also let off steam in the outdoor play area and inside soft play area plus there’s crafts and free family trails with teasers and puzzles.

The Tank Museum, Linsay Road, Bovington, Dorset, BH20 6JG

For more information, please visit The Tank Museum.

CORFE CASTLE

HALF TERM FUN

Saturday 16 – Sunday 24 February 2016

Explore King John's castle for medieval fun with the castle quest, crafts and puzzles in the Outer Bailey.  Make your own medieval clay tile or bring your own brave teddy to help rescue King John's prisoners and escape down the teddy bear zip-wire in the Great Escape.  You can even watch missiles launch from the castle's medieval siege engine and guess how far they can go!

Corfe Castle, The Square, Corfe Castle, Dorset, BH20 5EZ

For more information and event timings, please visit the National Trust Corfe Castle.

THE WALLED GARDEN

BIRD HUNT AND CRAFT TENT

Saturday 16 – Sunday 24 February 2019 (Last day for the craft tent is Saturday 23 February)

The Bird Hunt trail can be purchased from the Café and children can look for the signs and facts which are hidden around the gardens.  Bird Crafts will be going on in the marquee and children can get involved with mini bird’s nests, mini bird boxes and 3D birds will be available to make and paint.  There will also be bird feed fat ball and coconut shells available to make.
Please note, entry to the gardens are free however there is a small charge for the trail and crafts.

The Walled Garden, Station Road, Moreton, Dorset, DT2 8RH

For more information, please visit The Walled Garden Facebook page or call 01929 462243.

WEST DORSET

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WEYMOUTH SEA LIFE ADVENTURE PARK

JAWSOME SHARKS

Saturday 16 February – May 2019

Become the newest recruits of the Jawsome Rangers and fulfil the mission of finding the missing shark teeth.  Guests will be tasked with helping Professor Finn locate the large Play-Doh model shark teeth in the tanks.  Once the trainee Jawsome Rangers have qualified they’ll get a special Play-Doh gift to take home and then they’ll move into the activity zone featuring a create-your-own shark model made out of Play-Doh.

Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park, Lodmoor Country Park, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 7SX

For more information, please visit Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park.

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SHIRE HALL HISTORIC COURTHOUSE

SUPERHEROES WEEK

Sunday 16 – Sunday 24 February 2019

From comic book superheroes to historical super men and women – can you crack the superhero code at Shire Hall?  Young superheroes will be able to follow a free superhero trail around the museum and create their own superhero badge.  On Tuesday and Thursday there will also be superhero storytelling in the cells.
Up to two children dressed as superheroes get free entry to Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum when accompanied by a paying adult.

Shire Hall Historic Courthouse, High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1UY

For more information, please visit the Shire Hall Historic Courthouse.

KINGSTON MAURWARD GARDENS AND ANIMAL PARK

KIDS GO FREE AND ACTIVITIES!

Saturday 16 – Sunday 24 February 2019

Children can enjoy animal feeding, nature trails, the new wallaby walkthrough and more fun activities.  Kids go free during half term (4 free kids per 2 adults).

Kingston Maurward Gardens and Animal Park, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8PX

For more information, please visit Kingston Maurward.

THE CORN EXCHANGE

INFLATABLE PLAY DAY

Thursday 21 February 2019

There will be bouncy castles and an inflatable slide to keep the children entertained along with ride-on’s and soft play zones.   Refreshments will be on offer and a full seating area for the adults with free squash for the children.

The Corn Exchange, High East Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1HF

For more information, please visit King of the Castles Facebook page or call 01305 266276.

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