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Dorset Schools Open Days Directory

9th June 2018

At the beginning of autumn term, Year 6 pupils and their parents will be looking ahead to the next step up towards secondary school. Many primary schools are increasingly mindful about the transitional phase to high school, with teachers taking time to ensure that children know what to expect and...

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Signs of Sepsis

19th April 2018

LOOK OUT for Signs of Sepsis… Sepsis, also known as Septicemia or blood poisoning, is potentially a life-threatening condition that is triggered by an infection. In sepsis, the body’s immune system goes into overdrive, setting off a series of reactions including widespread inflammation,...

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Father's Day in Dorset

19th April 2018

It's Father’s Day on 17 June Personalised presents or thoughtful gestures will help make dads, grandpas or the other important men in your child’s life feel special and loved this Father’s Day. Here’s a few thoughts:   Wash his Car Those four wheels parked...

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Spring activities in Dorset

19th April 2018

Spring prompts many of us to become more active or take action. So, let’s bring on spring… Bring on… Science Spring is a truly wonderful season to learn science as we’re surrounded by things that are flourishing, taking shape and growing! A child’s garden or rockery...

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Eating out in Dorset

19th April 2018

Ok, so the days of casually dining out on a whim in a serene setting may be on pause temporarily. Taking cherished yet unpredictable children to any eating establishment can be an unnerving thought and puts many people off - but it doesn’t need to be. Just remember to be prepared...

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Childrens' Parties in Dorset

19th April 2018

Everyone remembers parties from their childhood, so when it’s your child’s turn to host a party, naturally you will want to make it extra special for them. Thankfully, it’s pretty easy to arrange a bespoke party, whether this is at home or a party venue of choice. Many venues...

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Healthy Family - Dorset

19th April 2018

These 'Healthy Family' features highlight preventative health conditions amongst families. This feature looks at ways to keep colds and flu at bay... Also in the Healthy Family Series:   The State of the Nation's Health Building a Child's Confidence Help...

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History for children in Dorset

19th April 2018

  This spring, indulge curious young minds with tales, re-enactments, artefacts and stories from days gone by. Luckily, Dorset boasts an abundance of historical properties, museums and attractions that will have a gravitational pull on any young history hunter. Read on to find out...

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News in Dorset

19th April 2018

Update on Monkey World’s Rieke and Bulu-Mata  Remember the cute orphan orangutans Bulu-Mata and Rieke from Monkey World? Well they now have an equally cute sister, Mimi. Monkey World’s orangutan crèche expanded in 2017, with the arrival of youngster Mimi-Loren from Moscow Zoo!...

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Festivals and Shows in Dorset

30th June 2017

We’re now within the realms of festival season and a mighty fine list of family friendly events will be happening over the next few months. In Dorset, festival season is hugely diverse. Sometimes practical and informative and sometimes quirky and eccentric – you’ll find everything...

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May Half Term and Spring Activities in Dorset

8th May 2017

  Fill those longer, warmer days with engaging hobbies, fun activities, healthy eating, holiday planning and exciting half-term events…       It’s Bike Week – 9 to 17 June It’s National Bike Week - www.bikeweek.org.uk –...

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