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Red Squirrel Walk

24th September-19th October 2018

Time: 11.30am to 12.30pm

Venue: Brownsea Island

Address: Poole Harbour, BH13 7EE

Daily until 19 October. Go on a guided walk and see how many rare red squirrels you can spot. At this time of year they come down from the trees to store food and can be seen playing in the low branches.

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Build a Bug Hotel

17th-17th October 2018

Time: 1pm to 3pm

Venue: Kingfisher Barn Visitor Centre

Address: Granby Road, Bournemouth, BH9 3NZ

Create a home for all your creepy crawlies, making them snug as a bug. Suitable for ages 5+. Cost: £5 donation. Booking essential. Phone 01202 451548 for more details.

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Chesil Half Term Bird Bonanza

20th-28th October 2018

Time: 10am to 4pm

Venue: Chesil Beach Centre

Address: Portland Road, Portland, DT3 9XE

Find out about garden birds, the best things to feed them with and how to ready your garden for winter. Fun activities for the kids will be running all week, like making fat balls and bird feeders. Call...

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Creatures of the Night

20th-28th October 2018

Time: 10:30am to 3:30pm

Venue: Knoll Beach Visitor Centre

Address: Studland Bay, Near Swanage, BH19 3AQ

Take part in the nature-themed Halloween trail. For details call 01929 450500.

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Halloween at the Blue Pool

20th-27th October 2018

Time: 10am to 4pm

Venue: The Blue Pool

Address: Furzebrook, Wareham, BH20 5AR

Website: www.bluepooluk.com

Plenty of Halloween fun is planned at the Blue Pool with spooky hunts and 15% discount off all refreshments in the Tea House. For more information call 01929 551408.

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Halloween Half Term Fairground

20th-27th October 2018

Venue: Weymouth Pavilion

Address: The Esplanade, Weymouth, DT4 8ED

Website: www.weareweymouth.co.uk

Join the Halloween half-term fairground down at the Weymouth Pavilion forecourt for a range of fun activities.

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Halloween Quiz

20th-28th October 2018

Venue: Wimborne Model Town and Gardens

Address: King Street, Wimborne, BH21 1DY

Website: www.wimborne-modeltown.com

Wimborne Model Town is offering some great autumn fun over half term. Complete the Halloween Quiz - search for clues around the Model Town buildings. The new Wendy Street play area will be open throughout...

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Halloween Trail

20th-28th October 2018

Time: 11am to 3pm

Venue: Kingfisher Barn Visitor Centre

Address: Granby Road, Bournemouth, BH9 3NZ

Solve the clues and win a fangtastic sur-prize. No need to book - £2.50 per child. Also; make Paper Plate Monsters. Phone 01202 451548 for more details.

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Honey, Harvest and Hibernation

20th-28th October 2018

Time: 10am to 6pm

Venue: Kingston Lacy

Address: Wimborne Minster, BH21 4EA

Join in the fun over half-term; celebrate the harvest, autumn produce and all the beautiful autumn colour with a series of hands on activities for all the family. For details ring 01202 883402.

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October Half Term

20th-28th October 2018

Time: 10am to 4pm

Venue: Brownsea Island

Address: Poole Harbour, Poole, BH13 7EE

A week of frightful fun. Venture into the creepy copse and brave giant spiders, skeletons and ghosts. Plus, ghoulish crafts and spooktacular pictures. Head to the witches’ corner every day from 10am...

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October Half Term

20th-28th October 2018

Venue: Compton Acres

Address: Canford Cliffs Road, Poole, BH13 7ES

Website: www.comptonacres.co.uk

With over 10 acres of beautiful gardens to explore, children can solve the Emoji puzzle in a special free children’s challenge. Pick up a sheet from the ticket desk and when complete, return it to claim...

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October Half Term at Corfe Castle

20th-28th October 2018

Venue: Corfe Castle

Address: Wareham, BH29 5EZ

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

Explore Corfe Castle’s spooky All Hallows quest, learn about mysterious natural creatures and find all the missing pumpkins. Plus: The Great Escape – take your own brave teddy and Trebuchet missile...

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October Half Term at The Tank Museum

20th-28th October 2018

Time: 10am to 5pm

Venue: The Tank Museum

Address: Bovington, Wareham, BH20 6JG

Website: www.tankmuseum.org

With 10 powerful exhibitions, live displays every weekday at 1pm, and free tours and trails, there is tonnes to see and do. Each ticket includes an Annual Pass allowing you to visit again for a year.

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Ranger Den

20th-28th October 2018

Time: 1pm to 4pm

Venue: Moors Valley Country Park

Address: Ringwood, BH24 2ET

Website: www.moors-valley.co.uk

Discover more about some of the creatures that live at Moors Valley with fun activities and hands-on displays, every afternoon during the school holidays. Learn about nature, meet Bramble and Berry the...

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The Home of Halloween

20th-28th October 2018

Time: 10am to 6pm

Venue: Adventure Wonderland

Address: Merritown Lane, Christchurch, BH23 6BA

Website: www.adventurewonderland.co.uk

Enter a world of spooks and skellys with some fangtastic events and lots of fiendish fun. With a daily Spooky Halloween Show at 12noon and 3pm, plus enter the Scary Maze with its giant spiders, cobwebs...

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Get Toasty by the Campfire

21st-21st October 2018

Time: 12pm to 2pm

Venue: Brownsea Island

Address: Poole Harbour, Poole, BH13 7EE

Warm up by the campfire whilst you toast a succulent marshmallow. For details call 01202 707744.

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Witches and Wizards

21st-21st October 2018

Time: 1pm to 3pm

Venue: Kingfisher Barn Visitor Centre

Address: Granby Road, Bournemouth, BH9 3NZ

Also on 26 October. A fun arty-crafty session where children can style and decorate paper hats and stick wands. Cost: £2 donation. Suitable for ages 4+. No need to book. Phone 01202 451548 for more details.

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Woodland Walk and Draw

21st-21st October 2018

Time: 10.30am to 3.30pm

Venue: Knoll Beach Visitor Centre

Address: Studland Bay, Near Swanage, BH19 3AQ

Go to the woods and dunes for inspiration and get creative using the natural things around you. For details call 01929 450500.

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Chesil Strandline Detectives

22nd-22nd October 2018

Time: 11am to 12:30pm

Venue: Chesil Beach Centre

Address: Portland Road, Portland, DT3 9XE

Hunt for wildlife treasure washed in from the sea. This is a great way to find out what lives in the deep water as you look for rare pink sea fans and shark eggcases. For details call 01305 206191.

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Family Night Cycle Ride

22nd-22nd October 2018

Time: 6pm to 7:30pm

Venue: Moors Valley Country Park

Address: Ringwood, BH24 2ET

Website: www.moors-valley.co.uk

A chance for families to have a go at night riding. An exciting opportunity to experience the thrills and adrenaline rush of riding the tracks and trails of Moors Valley at night. For children aged 8 years+...

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Halloween at Crealy

22nd-31st October 2018

Venue: Crealy Adventure Park and Resort, Near Exeter, EX5 1DR

Website: https://www.crealy.co.uk/events/halloween-at-crealy

Join Crealy for Halloween 2018 for its biggest halloween event ever! With all its rides and attractions open, along with its spooktacular activities (all included within the admission...

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Halloween Spooktacular Family Fun

22nd-26th October 2018

Venue: Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park

Address: Wareham Road, Organford, Poole, BH16 6EU

Website: www.farmerpalmers.co.uk

Low key fang-tastic family fun for little ones with extra spooky daily activities. Let the dressed up “Boo Crew” entertain the children. There are cauldrons full of family fun to be had down on the...

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Pendant Making

22nd-22nd October 2018

Time: 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Venue: Hengistbury Head

Address: Broadway, Bournemouth, BH6 4EN

Website: www.visithengistburyhead.co.uk

Children can join an archaeologist who will help them make a pendant using natural materials. Cost: £6 per pendant. Suitable for ages 5+. Booking essential. For details ring 01202 451618.

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Family Explorers

23rd-23rd October 2018

Time: 10am to 2pm

Venue: Priest’s House Museum and Garden

Address: High Street, Christchurch, BH23 1AW

Website: www.priest-house.co.uk

With fun activity sessions for all the family. Cost £1.75 per person. For details ring 01202 882533.

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Feed the Birds

23rd-23rd October 2018

Time: 10am to 12pm

Venue: Moors Valley Country Park

Address: Ringwood, BH24 2ET

Website: www.moors-valley.co.uk

Help out winter birds by making a simple bird feeder to take home. Learn more about our feathered friends, make a bird feeder using lard and bird seed and more.

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Forest School Fun

23rd-23rd October 2018

Time: 10am to 12pm

Venue: Upton Country Park

Address: Poole Road, Upton, Poole, BH17 7BJ

Enjoy some fun and games in a natural woodland setting. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Suitable for children aged 5 to 11 year olds. Cost: £5 per child. Booking is essential. Find out by calling...

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PJ Masks at Crealy

23rd-23rd October 2018

Venue: Crealy Great Adventure Park

Address: Near Exeter, EX5 1DR

Website: www.crealy.co.uk

The superheroes from PJ Masks are the extra-special guests visiting Crealy this October. Catboy and Owlette will be making appearances at intervals throughout the day. For information call 01395 233200.

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See the Gruffalo

23rd-23rd October 2018

Venue: Adventure Wonderland

Address: Merritown Lane, Christchurch, BH23 6BA

Website: www.adventurewonderland.co.uk

See The Gruffalo at intervals throughout the day. Everyone's favourite monster will join in the fang-tastic celebration of Halloween. For details ring 01202 483444.

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Spooky Fun and Magic Shows

23rd-23rd October 2018

Venue: Wimborne Model Town and Gardens

Address: King Street, Wimborne, BH21 1DY

Website: www.wimborne-modeltown.com

Also 27 October. Enjoy the best of the model town and see some entertaining spooky fun and magic shows with Mervyn Cole at noon and 2pm. For more information call 01202 881924.

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Spooky Fun at Lulworth

23rd-26th October 2018

Time: 10:30am to 5pm

Venue: Lulworth Castle

Address: East Lulworth, Wareham, BH20 5QS

Spooktacular half term fun with lots of themed activities. Meet Merlin the magician, play in the leaf pile, hunt the bats or make a spooky mask. For more details ring 01929 400352.

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Creatures of the Deep Dark Ocean

24th-24th October 2018

Time: 11am to 4pm

Venue: Fine Foundation Marine Centre

Address: Kimmeridge Bay, BH20 5PE

Find out about the creepy creatures such as vampire squid, hatchet fish and dragon fish, that live in the dark depths of the ocean. Learn about their crazy lives and then make one to take home with you....

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Half Term Phaser Fright Night

24th-24th October 2018

Time: 6:30pm

Venue: Lemur Landings

Address: Poole, BH12 4NY

Website: www.lemurlandings.co.uk

Join the crew for a 'spooktacular' evening of phaser tag. Climb aboard the giant space station themed play frame for 6 terrifying Halloween phaser missions. Minimum age 6+. For details ring 01202 740500.

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Halloween Stories

24th-25th October 2018

Time: 10:30am to 11:30am

Venue: Moors Valley Country Park

Address: Ringwood, BH24 2ET

Website: www.moors-valley.co.uk

Also 25 October. Get into the Halloween spirit by listening to a telling of Julia Donaldson’s popular story ‘Room on the Broom’ before making a mini broomstick to fly away home with. Booking essential.

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Kids’ Wildlife Yoga

24th-24th October 2018

Time: 2pm to 2:45pm

Venue: Chesil Beach Centre

Address: Portland Road, Portland, DT3 9XE

Get active and have some fun with kids’ animal yoga. Learn the different wildlife positions including the Grey Heron, the Adder and the Toad. Cost: Children £2, must be accompanied. For details call...

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Paper Plate Monsters

24th-24th October 2018

Time: 1pm to 3pm

Venue: Kingfisher Barn Visitor Centre

Address: Granby Road, Bournemouth, BH9 3NZ

Children are inspired to use their imaginations to create Halloween monsters. Cost: £2 donation. Suitable for ages 4+. Phone 01202 451548 for more details.

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Witches, Brooms and Bats

24th-24th October 2018

Time: From 2pm

Venue: Visitor Centre

Address: Lulworth Cove, Wareham, BH20 5RQ

A witch’s broom making activity using locally sourced materials. This is followed by a short talk to introduce children to the wonderful world of UK bats. Booking essential. Call 01929 400587.

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Beachcombing in Kimmeridge Bay

25th-25th October 2018

Time: 2pm to 3:30pm

Venue: Fine Foundation Marine Centre

Address: Kimmeridge Bay, BH20 5PE

Search for and discover the stories behind beach treasures. Everything that the sea washes ashore has a story to tell. Find out why some sea shells have tiny holes drilled through them. Cost: £3 adult,...

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Caterpillar Kids: Hedgehogs

25th-25th October 2018

Time: 1:30am to 3:30pm

Venue: Lorton Meadows Centre

Address: Lorton Lane, Weymouth, DT3 5QH

Website: www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk

Discover the mini 'hogs' of the hedgerow - what they eat, why they hibernate and a reminder to check those bonfires. Family fun, wildlife inspired crafts and games. Cost: Children £3. Booking essential...

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Deano’s Spooky Craft Den

25th-26th October 2018

Time: 1pm to 4pm

Venue: Moors Valley Country Park

Address: Ringwood, BH24 2ET

Website: www.moors-valley.co.uk

Also 26 October. Get in the Halloween spirit with some spooky craft activities for kids – painting, making and creating.

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Make a Bird Feeder

25th-25th October 2018

Venue: Visitor Centre

Address: Lulworth Cove, Wareham, BH20 5RQ

With the onset of winter birds will need all the help they can get to see them through the colder months. Join a ranger to make DIY bird feeders. Cost: £3 per feeder. Booking essential. Call 01929 400587.

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Meet the Beekeepers

25th-25th October 2018

Venue: Kingston Lacy

Address: Wimborne Minster, BH21 4EA

Find out all about Kingston Lacy's brilliant bees. Meet the beekeepers, taste samples of delicious honey, and try on a beekeeper suit. Booking essential. For details ring 01202 883402.

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Pumpkin Carving

25th-25th October 2018

Time: 11am to 1pm

Venue: Hengistbury Head

Address: Broadway, Bournemouth, BH6 4EN

Website: www.visithengistburyhead.co.uk

A session of pumpkin carving with a difference. Take home a unique pumpkin once you have finished. Cost: £6 per pumpkin. Spaces limited so booking essential. For details ring 01202 451618.

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Spooky Scaplen’s

25th-25th October 2018

Time: 1pm to 4pm

Venue: Scaplens Court

Address: Sarum Street, Poole, BH15 1JW

Meet the resident witch and explore some horrible handling objects on a spooky trail around Scaplen’s Court - one of Poole's oldest original buildings. For more details ring 01202 262600.

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Caterpillar Kids: Spooky Spiders and Baffling Bats

26th-26th October 2018

Time: 10:30am to 12:30pm

Venue: Lorton Meadows Centre

Address: Lorton Lane, Weymouth, DT3 5QH

Discover the secret life of bats, and other spooky Halloween creatures, then make bouncing bats & wonderful webs to take home. Family fun, wildlife inspired crafts and games. Cost: Children £3. Booking...

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Family Barn Dance

26th-26th October 2018

Time: 7:30pm

Venue: Hamworthy Club

Address: Magna Rd, Wimborne, BH21 3AP

Website: www.forestholmehospice.org.uk

Dig out your checked shirt and join Forest Holme Hospice for a charity fundraiser, which includes a Ploughman’s Supper and dancing with live music from the Black Sheep. Tickets: £13 adults, £7 children....

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Halloween Trail

26th-27th October 2018

Time: 10am to 3:30pm

Venue: Hengistbury Head

Address: Broadway, Bournemouth, BH6 4EN

Website: www.visithengistburyhead.co.uk

The super-scary Halloween trail returns to Hengistbury Head. Follow the trail, solving clues along the way and collect a small prize at the end. Cost: £3 per child. For details ring 01202 451618.

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Monster Bash

26th-27th October 2018

Time: 6:30pm to 10pm

Venue: Adventure Wonderland

Address: Merritown Lane, Christchurch, BH23 6BA

Website: www.adventurewonderland.co.uk

An enormously popular event with indoor play in Wild Thing complete with spooks, a ‘Spellbound’ show in the ‘Spookydrome’ Theatre, a Witches of the Woods maze and much more. Booking essential....

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Outdoor Activity Day

26th-26th October 2018

Time: 11am to 12:30pm

Venue: Brownsea Island

Address: Poole Harbour, Poole, BH13 7EE

These sessions will take place on the new low ropes course and fully equipped archery course. There will be a session of low ropes and archery running in both the morning and the afternoon. For details...

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Bugs and Buds

27th-27th October 2018

Time: 10:30am to 12 noon

Venue: Knoll Gardens

Address: Hampreston, Wimborne, BH21 7ND

Website: www.knollgardensfoundation.org

A Saturday morning monthly toddler club created to inspire children to love nature. The club encourages interaction with the garden's many wildlife inhabitants as well as its trees and flowers. For information...

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Family Driftwood Creations

27th-27th October 2018

Time: 2pm to 4pm

Venue: Coastal Craft Collective

Address: Marine Place, Seaton, EX12 2QL

Have fun getting creative making an item from locally collected driftwood. Suitable for children age 6+ and adults. For details call 01297 691262.

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Firework Extravaganza at Crealy

27th-28th October 2018

Time: 5pm to 9pm

Venue: Crealy Great Adventure Park

Address: Near Exeter, EX5 1DR

Website: www.crealy.co.uk

Also Sunday 28 October. Enjoy the spooktacular half term events before watching the stunning Firework Extravaganza. Selected rides will be open late and there will be a live DJ from 5pm. The main event...

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Halloween Activities and Costume Parade

27th-27th October 2018

Venue: Wimborne Model Town and Gardens

Address: King Street, Wimborne, BH21 1DY

Website: www.wimborne-modeltown.com

The Halloween activities and Costume Parade takes place from 2:30pm. Booking is not necessary but go dressed for the part! For more information call 01202 881924.

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Halloween Bird Feeders

27th-27th October 2018

Time: 11am to 3pm

Venue: Chesil Beach Centre

Address: Portland Road, Portland, DT3 9XE

Make spooky bird feeders to go in your garden at Halloween. From £1 per item. For details call 01305 206191.

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Halloween Ghost Hunt

27th-28th October 2018

Time: 10am to 3pm

Venue: Brewery Square

Address: Weymouth Avenue, Dorchester, DT1 1QZ

A special Halloween Ghost Hunt for families. Simply search for the Halloween images around Brewery Square and exchange your completed form for a free Halloween prize. Please mention Primary Times when...

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Halloween Party

27th-28th October 2018

Time: 1:30pm to 4pm

Venue: Moors Valley Country Park

Address: Ringwood, BH24 2ET

Website: www.moors-valley.co.uk

Also 28 October. Join in the Halloween hilarity at this Halloween party. Try blindfolded apple bobbing, potion making, face painting and pumpkin carving, Halloween crafts and more. Fancy dress is essential....

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Lewey’s Trick or Treat Party

27th-27th October 2018

Time: 6pm to 8pm

Venue: Lemur Landings

Address: Poole, BH12 4NY

Website: www.lemurlandings.co.uk

Park your brooms at the door and Get Up and Groove at this ‘fangtastic’ Halloween party. With plenty of fun, games and prizes for every girl and boy, it's no trick, it's a treat. Booking advisable....

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Pompon Spiders and Wispy Webs

27th-27th October 2018

Time: 1pm to 3pm

Venue: Kingfisher Barn Visitor Centre

Address: Granby Road, Bournemouth, BH9 3NZ

Make some fluffy spiders from ordinary pompons. Then cut out and decorate their webs to take home. Cost: £2 donation. Suitable for ages 4+. No need to book. Phone 01202 451548 for more details.

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Poole Zombie Fest

27th-27th October 2018

Time: 12pm

Venue: Poole High Street

Address: Poole, BH15 1SU

Website: www.poolebid.com

A free, family-friendly day of spook-tacular activities taking place within Falkland Square, in the Dolphin Shopping Centre. The free-to-enter Zombie Parade will begin at approximately 4pm. Plus, a zombie...

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Studland After Dark

27th-27th October 2018

Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Venue: Knoll Beach Visitor Centre

Address: Studland Bay, Near Swanage, BH19 3AQ

Visit Studland this Halloween for a tasty sausage casserole at the beach and, if you're feeling brave, take a night time walk under dark skies. For details call 01929 450500.

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PJ Masks at Crealy

29th-29th October 2018

Venue: Crealy Great Adventure Park

Address: Near Exeter, EX5 1DR

Website: www.crealy.co.uk

The superheroes from PJ Masks are the extra-special guests visiting Crealy this October. Owlette and Gekko will be making appearances at intervals throughout the day. For details call 01395 233200.

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Arty Fun – Bubble Painting

30th-30th October 2018

Time: 10:30am to 11:15am

Venue: Lemur Landings

Address: Poole, BH12 4NY

Website: www.lemurlandings.co.uk

Take your little lemurs to get creative with this fun and interactive painting task. For details ring 01202 740500.

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Family Night Cycle Ride

31st-31st October 2018

Time: 6pm to 7:30pm

Venue: Moors Valley Country Park

Address: Ringwood, BH24 2ET

Website: www.moors-valley.co.uk

Experience the thrills and adrenaline rush of riding the tracks and trails at night. For children aged 8 years+ and their families.

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Foody Fun – Ice Cream Cone Witches Hats

31st-31st October 2018

Time: 10:30am to 11:15am

Venue: Lemur Landings

Address: Poole, BH12 4NY

Website: www.lemurlandings.co.uk

Take your little lemurs to get creative and decorate a Halloween themed witch hat. For details ring 01202 740500.

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Halloween at Monkey World

31st-31st October 2018

Time: 10am to 5pm

Venue: Monkey World

Address: Longthorns, Wareham, BH20 6HH

Website: www.monkeyworld.org

There will be free entry for children who arrive in full Halloween fancy dress. The fun includes a free fancy dress competition with prizes and the Activity Centre will be open for children. For details...

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Arty Fun – Firework Frenzy

1st-1st November 2018

Time: 10:30am to 11:15am

Venue: Lemur Landings

Address: Poole, BH12 4NY

Website: www.lemurlandings.co.uk

Arty fun for children - cut, create and colour with chalks and glitter and create some spectacular fireworks pictures to display at home. For details ring 01202 740500.

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Bridlit Kids at The Bridport Literary Festival

3rd-3rd November 2018

Time: 11am to 12pm

Venue: Bridport Youth and Community Centre

Address: Gundry Lane, Bridport, DT6 3LX

Website: www.bridlit.com

Acclaimed children’s storyteller, Michael Loader, will bring a combination of theatre, song, buffoonery, puppets, props and participation, culminating in Sinbad the Sailor – an awesome adventure performance.

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Fossil Art

3rd-3rd November 2018

Time: 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Venue: Hengistbury Head

Address: Broadway, Bournemouth, BH6 4EN

Website: www.visithengistburyhead.co.uk

Learn how to create realistic looking fossils using natural materials – then take them home once complete. Cost: £5 per person. For details ring 01202 451618.

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Lyme Regis Fireworks and Bonfire Night

3rd-3rd November 2018

Time: 6:30pm

Venue: Front Beach

Address: Lyme Regis, DT7 3JJ

Join the crowds to watch the spectacular fireworks in the skies above the ‘Pearl of Dorset’ Lyme Bay and stay warm by the bonfire on the beach. For further information call 01297 442138.

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Fireworks Cruise

5th-5th November 2018

Time: From 7pm

Venue: City Cruises

Address: Poole Quay, Poole, BH15 1HJ

Website: www.citycruisespoole.com

After a 2-hour cruise, stop at the perfect location to admire the magnificent firework display in Poole harbour with the glowing night lights of Poole Quay in the background on bonfire night. Tickets:...

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Free Firework Display

5th-5th November 2018

Time: From 5pm to 8pm

Venue: Poole Quay

Address: Poole, BH15

Website: www.pooletourism.com

Join the free party on one of the biggest nights of the year from 5pm with live music, family entertainment, jugglers and fire performances throughout the evening. Plus, children's rides, bouncy castles...

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Leweston Bonfire and Fireworks Display

5th-5th November 2018

Time: From 6pm

Venue: Leweston School

Address: Sherborne, DT9 6EN

Website: www.leweston.co.uk

Warm up by the bonfire, and then witness a spectacular firework display in the skies above Sherborne.

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Weymouth Bonfire, Fireworks and Guy Fawkes

5th-5th November 2018

Time: From 3pm

Venue: Weymouth Beach

Address: The Esplanade, Weymouth, DT4

Website: www.weareweymouth.co.uk

Gather on Weymouth Esplanade to enjoy the traditional community Guy Fawkes celebrations. Plus, a Guy Fawkes competition, fun fair and a beach bonfire which will be lit at 7:40pm. Plus a fabulous free firework...

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Pine Cone Feeders

11th-11th November 2018

Time: 1pm to 3pm

Venue: Kingfisher Barn Visitor Centre

Address: Granby Road, Bournemouth, BH9 3NZ

Help garden birds this winter by making a tasty treat using large pine cones. Cost: £2 donation. Suitable for ages 4+. No need to book. Phone 01202 451548 for more details.

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Bournemouth Christmas Tree Wonderland

16th November-2nd January 2019

Venue: Various Locations

Address: Bournemouth, BH1

Experience the magical spectacle of hundreds of glittering trees from around the world. See them shimmer against the night skies along with pine-scented walkways. Explore the Alpine Market and skate under...

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Christmas Wonderland Market

18th-18th November 2018

Time: 11am to 4pm

Venue: Lighthouse Arts Centre

Address: Poole, BH15 1UG

Website: www.lighthousepoole.co.uk

Featuring over 120 stands selling seasonal goods to suit every pocket. Plus, free story time with Santa, hot food, a Candy Cane Alley leading to a Snowy Post Office, Wonderland workshops, and photos with...

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The Crealy Christmas Spectacular

1st-23rd December 2018

Venue: Crealy Adventure Park and Resort, Near Exeter, EX5 1DR

Website: https://www.crealy.co.uk/events/crealy-christmas-spectacular

This Christmas is going to be truly magical at Crealy Adventure Park & Resort; join Crealy this December and don’t miss out on the South West’s biggest and best festive experience! With...

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