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Indoor activities

Harry Potter – A History of Magic

29th January-28th February 2018

Venue: Poole Central Library

Address: Poole, BH15 1QE

Website: www.poole.gov.uk

Delve into divination, ponder the peculiarities of potions and discover magical creatures at this Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition. The exhibition captures the traditions of folklore and magic...

Indoor activities

Dippy on Tour

10th February-8th May 2018

Venue: Dorset County Museum

Address: High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA

Website: www.dorsetcountymuseum.org

The Natural History Museum’s famous Diplodocus skeleton cast, known as Dippy is touring the UK from early 2018. His first stop is the Dorset County Museum, where there will be lots of Dippy-themed events...

Theatre & Cinema

I Believe in Unicorns

23rd-24th February 2018

Venue: Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts

Address: Poole, BH15 1UG

Website: www.lighthousepoole.co.uk

This intimate show is set in a library full of books that hold more than stories within their pages. It is a tale of the power of books, and the bravery of a young boy called Tomas. Tomas hates reading...

Indoor activities

Holistic Fair

24th-25th February 2018

Venue: The Lighthouse

Address: Poole’s Centre For The Arts, Poole, BH15 1UG

Website: www.lighthousepoole.co.uk

With a wonderful array of over 110 stands to explore, and advice to improve health and well-being. Featuring a host of free daytime talks and a fantastic free children's programme. For details ring 01202...

Theatre & Cinema

Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales

26th-27th February 2018

Venue: Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre

Address: Bournemouth, BH1 2BU

Website: www.bournemouthpavilion.co.uk

Under the sea, out on the farm and into the jungle, these terrific tales are woven together with live music, puppetry and a whole host of colourful characters from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s...

Outdoor events

Bug House at Lorton

3rd-3rd March 2018

Time: 10am to 4pm

Venue: Lorton Meadows Conservation Centre

Address: Weymouth, DT3 5QH

Website: www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk

Make some fun bug houses and then follow the self-guided trail around this nature reserve. For more details ring 01305 816546

Outdoor events

Lambing Weekend

3rd-4th March 2018

Venue: Kingston Maurward Gardens

Address: Dorchester, DT2 8PX

Website: www.kmc.ac.uk

See the cute lambs and enjoy free entry to the Gardens and Animal Park. There will be animal talks, presentations and Guinea Pig fishing, a free bouncy castle, face painting and much more. Cost: Adult:...

Theatre & Cinema

Peter and the Wolf

10th-10th March 2018

Venue: Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts

Address: Poole, BH15 1UG

Website: www.lighthousepoole.co.uk

Join Peter on a hilarious adventure through the fields and forest as he discovers new sounds and noises. Featuring animal antics of singing birds, waddling ducks, sneaky cats, and a rocking wolf. With...

Outdoor Events

Mother’s Day at Corfe Castle

11th-11th March 2018

Time: 10am to 5pm

Venue: Corfe Castle

Address: Near Wareham, BH20 5EZ

Treat your mum to a day out at Corfe Castle and discover the story of Lady Bankes, the last resident of the castle and mother of 14 children. Plus, there’s will be a special Mother's Day Tea. Call 01929...

Indoor activities

Mother’s Day at Farmer Palmer’s

11th-11th March 2018

Venue: Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park

Address: Organford, Poole, BH16 6EU

Website: www.farmerpalmers.co.uk

Download and print out a Mother's Day voucher from Farmer Palmer’s website. Fill in your details and hand the voucher to the reception team for free entry for Mum on 11 March 2018. Call 01202 622022

Outdoor Events

Mother’s Day Flaming Lamb Lunch

11th-11th March 2018

Time: 12.30am to 2pm

Venue: Studland Bay

Address: Swanage, BH19

Treat your mum to a spring lamb lunch cooked in an outdoor wood fired oven. A vegetarian option is available. For more details call 01929 450580

Arts & Crafts

Festival of Literature and Illustration - SpellBound 2

17th-17th March 2018

Time: 10.30am to 4pm

Venue: The Talbot Heath School

Address: Rothesay Road, Bournemouth, BH4 9NJ

Website: www.talbotheath.org/events

This festival of literature and illustration is suitable for children and adults. In the line-up are amazing talks by some awesome authors and illustrators and workshops on writing and illustration. Tickets...

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