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More details - Halloween Trail
Solve the clues and win a fang-tastic sur-prize!
Kingfisher Barn, Stour Acres, Granby Road, Muscliff, Bournemouth
Today to Sun 28 Oct

More details - Pound Puppy Animal Rescue Bazaar
Pound Puppy are having a Bazaar at the Courtyard Centre, Lytchett Minster to help reduce our frighteningly large vet bill. There will be a table-top sale of bric-a-brac and collectables, a cake stall, book stall and a sale of good quality nearly new clothes.
The Courtyard Craft Centre, Huntick Road, Lytchett Minster, Poole

More details - Toots and the Maytals
Toots and the Maytals Plus Special Guests Captain Accident. Artists performing: Toots and the Maytals.: Tickets avaiable.
O2 Academy Bournemouth, Bournemouth

More details - October half-term at Corfe Castle
There’s plenty to occupy you this half-term at Corfe; Are you brave enough to have a go at our spooky trail? Create your own creepy creature in our craft tent and get involved in traditional artisan crafts. Can you help one of our poor knights flee the clutches of King John?
National Trust The Square Corfe Castle Wareham
Today to Sun 4 Nov

More details - Halloween Half Term
As the days get shorter and the nights get darker, all sorts of things come out of the wood work for Halloween half term. Join us for some spine-tingling fun in the grounds of this 900 year old Abbey. Try your hand at pumpkin rolling on the main lawn.
Forde Abbey, Chard, Dorset
Today to Wed 31 Oct

More details - Find Fennel the ring-tailed lemur, at Monkey World this half-term!
Find Fennel at Monkey World! Something spooky is happening at Monkey World- everywhere you go, there seems to be a pair of eyes watching you! Pictures of ring-tailed lemur Fennel have popped up all around the park- see if you can spot her eyes peering out!
Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre Longthorns Wareham Dorset
Today to Sun 28 Oct

More details - Suddenly Last Summer 2018
Curated by Violet M. McClean Co-Curated by William Hernandez Abreu Exhibition Designed by David Lund and Thaires Vicentini 3 September – 3 November 2018 Across AUB Campus Galleries Suddenly Last Summer 2018 is a curated selection of work from AUB’s 2018 graduating cohort.
TheGallery, Arts University Bournemouth, Wallisdown, Poole
Today to Sat 3 Nov

More details - Guided Red Squirrel Walks
Join our free guided walks and see how many rare Red Squirrels you can spot. At this time of year they come down from the tree canopy to store food and can be seen scurrying across the woodland floor.
Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour, Poole
Today to Sun 28 Oct

More details - Pendant Making
Join archaeologist and artist John House to make your own pendant using natural materials. This is another new event from John.
Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre
Mon 22 Oct

More details - Halloween Half Term Fun on the Farm
Low key spooktacular fun for little ones. Daily fang-tastic family activities added to the timetable; fancy dress, dancing, face painting and much mooo-re! Farmer Palmer’s kooky characters are here to entertain you!
Farmer Palmers Farm Park, Wareham Rd, Organford, Poole, Dorset
Mon 22 Oct to Sun 28 Oct

More details - Art Exhibition - Inside Out Painters
The Inside Out Painters, five local artists, Chris Clark, Gill Faraway, Kathe Holt, Sarah Kelly and Iris McCrow are holding their fourth annual art exhibition in the Church House in Wimborne Minster from Monday 22nd to Saturday 27th October, helping to raise funds for Lewis Manning Hospice.
Church House, High Street, Wimborne
Mon 22 Oct to Sat 27 Oct

More details - Spooky Fun at Lulworth
Join us for spooktacular half term fun this October, with lots of themed activities to enjoy! Meet Merlin the magician, play in the leaf pile, hunt the bats or make a spooky mask! There will be plenty to do for all the family to enjoy!
Lulworth Castle & Park East Lulworth Wareham
Tue 23 Oct to Fri 26 Oct

More details - Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital - October events
Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital has announced its schedule of complimentary ‘Meet Our Experts’ events for October, covering a range of health topics. Wednesday, October 24 from 6.30pm – 8.30pm – Thinking about varicose vein treatment?
67 Lansdowne Road, Bournemouth
Tue 23 Oct and Wed 24 Oct

More details - Coffee Morning in support of Lewis Manning Hospice
The Inside Out Painters, Dorset artists Chris Clark, Gill Faraway, Kathe Holt, Sarah Kelly and Iris McCrow are holding their fourth annual art exhibition in the Church House in Wimborne Minster from Monday 22nd to Saturday 27th October, helping to raise funds for Lewis Manning Hospice.
Church House, High Street. Wimborne Minster
Wed 24 Oct

More details - Edmondsham House - Open Garden for NGS
6 acres of mature gardens, grounds, views, trees and shaped hedges surrounding C16/C18 house, giving much to explore incl C12 church adjacent to garden. Large Victorian walled garden is productive and managed organically (since 1984) using ’no dig’ vegetable beds.
Edmondsham House, Wimborne
Wed 24 Oct

More details - Pumpkin Carving
Join artist John House for a session of pumpkin carving with a difference. Take home your unique pumpkin once you have finished.
Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre
Thu 25 Oct

More details - Sherborne International Film Festival SHIFF
The 10th Sherborne International Film Festival. Thursday 25 to Sunday 28 October 2018 at the Powell Theatre, Abbey Road,Sherborne. A wide selection of World Cinema to chose from. For the 2018 Programme see the web site Foreign language films have English sub-titles.
Powell Theatre Abbey Road Sherborne
Thu 25 Oct to Sun 28 Oct

More details - Low Ropes and Archery Activity day
Join the Outdoor Centre Team for a session of low ropes or archery or both. Minimum age 6, sensible clothing and footwear essential.
Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour, Poole
Fri 26 Oct

More details - Halloween Trail
Follow our very popular Halloween trail, solving clues along the way, and then collect a small prize.
Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre
Fri 26 Oct and Sat 27 Oct

More details - Tolpuddle Craft Fair
Tolpuddle Craft fair, lots of lovely, genuine crafts for sale. A great start to your Christmas shopping! Refreshments available, free entry.
Village Hall, Tolpuddle
Fri 26 Oct and Sat 27 Oct

More details - Poole Zombie Fest
The first Zombie Fest, organised by Poole BID and Zombie Escapes HQ, will be taking over Poole High Street on Saturday, October 27, starting from 12pm. Poole Zombie Fest is a free, family-friendly day of spook-tacular activities taking place within Falkland Square, in the Dolphin Shopping Centre.
Falkland Square, Dolphin Shopping Centre, Poole
Sat 27 Oct

More details - Ballroom & Latin Social Dance
A friendly evening of Ballroom & Latin American dancing with some popular sequence included. Good size dance floor. Interval with refreshments.
St marks Hall, Hinton Wood Avenue, Highcliffe
Sat 27 Oct, Sat 3 Nov, Sat 10 Nov, Sat 17 Nov

More details - Bugs and Buds
Organised by the garden’s charity – the Knoll Gardens Foundation, Bugs and Buds is a Saturday morning monthly toddler club. Created to inspire a love of nature from a young age, the club encourages interaction with the garden’s many wildlife inhabitants as well as its trees and flowers.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Sat 27 Oct, Sat 24 Nov

More details - Sherborne Handmade Art & Craft Fair
A craft with stunning, original handmade work by artisans from Dorset, Somerset and surrounding counties A tea room for charity
Sat 27 Oct

More details - Clouds Hill - 1918: the road to Damascus
The travels and exploits of T E Lawrence in Arabia during 1918, month by month, are explored in a series of leaflets; each month a new one will be issued and given to visitors on arrival at Clouds Hill. Booking Not Needed.
Clouds Hill
Sat 27 Oct to Wed 31 Oct

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