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More details - Little Fins
Little Fins, the free popular kids’ club for pre-schoolers, returns on Wednesday July 17 at the Dolphin Shopping Centre in Poole. In celebration of the Dolphin’s 50th anniversary this month, the kids’ club for July will be themed around birthday celebrations.
Dolphin Shopping Centre, Poole

More details - Festival of Archaeology at Corfe Castle
Festival of Archaeology 2019: Sat 6 – Sun 7 and Sat 13 – Sun 14 July, 10am - 5pmJoin Corfe Castle as we take part in the National Festival of Archaeology 2019.There will be a variety of living history displays and hands-on activities including brass rubbing and mosaic making during the festival.
The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham, Dorset,
Today to Sun 28 Jul

More details - BSP Presents Taming of the Shrew and The Tamer Tamed
An open-air double bill of the much loved Shakespeare play and John Fletcher’s follow-up. Condensed into a single-night showing of raucous comedy suitable for all! Performed in open air on the grounds of Christchurch Priory, which is accessible to all and suitable for children.
Christchurch Priory Quay Rd, Christchurch
Today to Sat 20 Jul, Tue 23 Jul to Sat 27 Jul

More details - The Secret Garden and Serles House - Open Garden for NGS
Alan Titchmarsh described this amusingly creative garden as one of the best 10 private gardens in Britain. The ingenious use of unusual plants complements the imaginative treasure trove of garden objects dart. The enchanting house is also open.
The Secret Garden and Serles House, Wimborne
Thu 18 Jul, Sun 21 Jul, Sun 28 Jul, Thu 1 Aug, Sun 4 Aug, Sun 18 Aug, Sun 25 Aug, Mon 26 Aug, Thu 29 Aug, Sat 31 Aug, Sun 1 Sep, Thu 5 Sep, Sat 7 Sep, Sun 8 Sep

More details - Cafe Scientifique Highcliffe
Free talk- Researching with children-Dr Margaret Fletcher Previously Professor of Clinical Nursing, University of the West of England, now retired. Also an experienced Children’s Nurse, researching with children and families for many years.
The Castle Kitchen Highcliffe Castle
Thu 18 Jul 19

More details - Circus Berlin
From the producers of the some of the world’s finest Circuses comes a brand new show specially created for a exclusive UK tour. Continental Circus Berlin with an amalgamation of brilliant Circus acts, music & real youthful energy, incorporating fantastic performers from all over the world.
Branksome Recreation Ground Recreation Road
Fri 19 Jul 19 to Tue 23 Jul

More details - Elvis Tribute Night
Garry Foley loves nothing more than just entertaining people and Elvis fans, signing the music that he loves and keeping the legacy of ’Elvis’ alive. There was only one Elvis Presley but Garry is one of the closest Tribute Artists you will see with looks,costume, voice and on-stage charisma.
The Cumberland Hotel, 27 East Overcliff Drive, Seafront Bournemouth
Fri 19 Jul 19

More details - Open air Shakespeare at Corfe Castle: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Pack a picnic and enjoy a magical evening of theatre from the Chapterhouse Theatre Company within the castle ruins from 6:15pm.
Corfe Castle, The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham
Fri 19 Jul 19

More details - WAREHAM SUMMER SALE - For the Motor Neurone Disease Association
2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the Motor Neurone Disease Association so come along and make this a bumper year. Wareham Town Hall is where you’ll find bargains amongst the stalls selling books, bric-a-brac, games, cards, crafts & lots more!
Wareham Town Hall, East Street, Wareham
Sat 20 Jul 19

More details - 14 Leigh Food Fair and Vintage/Classic Car/Bike Show
Taste and buy some of the best food and drink on offer from local producers. The Stallholders will include:- Adam’s Tasty Chilli Sauces, Bakeout Café, Cornish Pasties, Devon Fishcakes, Dorset Blue Viney, Fussels Fine Foods, James’s Cheeses, Lavender Blue Food Company, Liberty Cakes, Little Groves Nursery, Meat...
Leigh Village Hall, Leigh, nr Sherborne
Sat 20 Jul 19

More details - Victorian Weekend
The ’Ragged Victorians will be visiting the Nothe Fort, where they will be ‘living’ in the tunnels and cellars under the Fort, re-enacting the lives of lower classes of Victorian England, c1851.
Barrack Road, Weymouth
Sat 20 Jul 19 and Sun 21 Jul

More details - Pilsdon View - Open Garden for NGS
Started over 25 yrs ago, the hard landscaping provides different levels with breathtaking views over the Marshwood Vale towards Pilson Pen. Mature copper beech and evolving garden gives all yr round interest. Water features with wildlife add to the essence of the garden. We have now added a rose garden.
Pilsdon View, Bridport
Sat 20 Jul 19 to Mon 22 Jul

More details - Worle Wind Band Gala Concert
Worle Wind Band Gala Concert in aid of the Parish Church Maintenance/Fabric Fund
The Priory Church of Lady St Mary, Church Green, Wareham
Sat 20 Jul 19

More details - Well Cottage - Open Garden for NGS
1-acre garden brought back to life over last 6½ yrs. There is now much more light after some trees were taken down and new areas have been cultivated. The planting is intended to be natural and the emphasis is very much on colour.
Well Cottage, Bridport
Sat 20 Jul 19 to Mon 22 Jul

More details - Bradford Abbas Sports Clubs 40th Anniversary
Birthday Celebrations to celebrate Bradford Abbas Sports and Social Club being open for 40 years. Stalls, Disney Bouncy Castle, Hook A Duck & Penalty Shootout all supplied by Kids Worlds Amusements. Live Music by Cover All Bases, The Diamonds and Rex’s Hollow.
Bradford Abbas Sport Club, Manor Farm Road
Sat 20 Jul 19

More details - Summer fun on Brownsea Island
Join us for a summer holiday full of free family activities. Enjoy a wide range of trails including our nature rubbing, tree climbing and coastal creatures trail. Go on a mini beasts and more free family guided walk * and get stuck in with crafts* and colouring in the Visitor Centre.
National Trust, Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour, Poole
Sat 20 Jul, Sun 1 Sep

More details - Medieval games
Have fun with friends and family playing the different games you find as you explore the castle ruins.
Corfe Castle, The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham
Sat 20 Jul, Sun 21 Jul, Sat 7 Sep, Sun 8 Sep, Sat 14 Sep, Sun 15 Sep

More details - St  Ambrose Church Summer Fete
Summer Fete - Live music - various stalls - sideshows - raffle - games - Trips up the tower - refreshments - burger stand - Pimms - various entertainers - and much more! All proceeds divided between the church and Faith in the Community
72 West Cliff Road, Westbourne
Sat 20 Jul 19

More details - Pound Puppy Animal Rescue Fun Dog Show and Annual Reunion Barbeque
Our annual get together gives the foster parents the opportunity to see the dogs we have bathed, loved, nursed and wanted to keep - again! Bring a blanket or chair with you. Anyone with any bric-a-brac can bring it with them and we will store it for the next fund raising day.
NORDEN FARM, CORFE CASTLE - on the A351 between Wareham and Corfe Castle
Sun 21 Jul 19

More details - Lancaster Insurance Classic & Supercars Show
16th Annual Charity Classic & Supercars Show. Porsche will be the 2019 marque feature, with an historic line up of cars including race, rally and road cars from 1948 to the present day.
Sherborne Castle, New Road, Sherborne
Sun 21 Jul 19

More details - Teas and Tunes
The noted local musicians David Squirrell and Emma McEvoy, (of Yellow Room), will be performing folk music from across the South-West in the beautiful grounds of St Peter’s Church Long Bredy, (or if wet, inside the church).
St Peter’s Church Long Bredy
Sun 21 Jul 19

More details - 22 Holt Road - Open Garden for NGS
¾ acre walled garden for all seasons. Garden seating throughout the diverse planting areas, incl Mediterranean courtyard garden and wisteria pergola. Walk up slope beside rill and bog garden to raised bed vegetable garden. Return through shrubbery and rockery back to waterfall cascading into a pebble beach.
22 Holt Road, Poole
Sun 21 Jul, Sun 18 Aug

Wareham Carnival 2019 More details - Wareham Carnival 2019
21st July 2019 ITS ALL GO FOR WAREHAM CARNIVAL THE THEME FOR THE PROCESSION IS?DANCING THROUGH THE DECADES This year celebrates the 60th Carnival in Wareham the all-important procession takes place on Sunday 21st July 2019 at 1pm.
Wareham Town Centre
Sun 21 Jul 19
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More details - Hilltop - Open Garden for NGS
Summer at Hilltop is a gorgeous riot of colour and scent, the old thatched cottage barely visible amongst the flowers. Unusual annuals and perennials grow alongside the traditional and familiar, boldly combining to make a spectacular display, which attracts an abundance of wildlife.
Hilltop, Gillingham
Sun 21 Jul, Sun 28 Jul, Sun 4 Aug, Sun 11 Aug, Sun 18 Aug

More details - Annalal's Gallery - Open Garden for NGS
Enchanting 150 yr-old cottage, home of two Royal Academy artists. 32ft x 12½ft garden on 3 patio levels. Pencil gate leads to colourful scented Victorian walled garden. Sculptures and paintings hide among the flowers and shrubs.
Annalal’s Gallery, Christchurch
Sun 21 Jul

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