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More details - Week of Love: Afternoon Tea
In celebration of a special Valentine’s Week Of Love, the team at Blandford Grange care home in Dorset invites the local community to join them for a special Love Your Community afternoon tea. Everyone is welcome to join residents for a special tea, singalong and musical entertainment.
Blandford Grange Care Home, Milldown Rd, Blandford Forum, Dorset

More details - The Coastal Comedy February show with Nathan Caton!
Our TV Headliner is the fantastic Nathan Caton! As seen on: Live at the Apollo (BBC2) Mock The Week (BBC2) Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC2) Nathan Caton is one of the most exciting young comedians on the scene.
The Lighthouse 21 Kingland Road Poole

More details - Soul City Night 70s & 80s Disco Funk & Soul
Soul City Weymouth at the Weymouth & Portland RFC Starts at 7.30pm Be ready for some fun filled memories ! Music includes Shalamar, Fatback Band, Kool & The Gang, James Brown, Luther Vandross, & Many more.
Weymouth & Portland RFC, Monmouth Ave Weymouth

More details - February half-term fun at King John's castle
Explore King John’s castle for medieval fun with the castle quest, crafts and puzzles in the Outer Bailey. Make your own medieval clay tile or get your hands dirty with daub from 12.45pm-3pm.
Corfe Castle, The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham
Today to Sun 24 Feb

More details - Half Term: Superheroes Week!
Dressed up kids go free!* A comic book superhero trail… can you crack the code? Test your superhero powers with our superhero tests. Everyday – Make a superhero badge! (£2.
Shirehall Historic Courthouse Museum
Today to Sun 24 Feb

More details - Seed Fair
Seed Fair WITH MANY VARIETIES OF ORGANIC SEED FOR SALE. VEGETABLE, HERB AND FLOWER SEED including WILDFLOWERS. Advice on organic growing. Our usual PLANT STALL with many wonderful PLANTS for sale plus tips on growing from the experts. BOOK STALL - many books on gardening and cooking.

More details - Brownsea Island - Get toasty around the campfire
Walk to the Outdoor Centre where you will find tasty treats to be toasted on an open campfire. What could be better on a crisp winters day' Booking Not Needed. Phone: 01202 707744. Children are welcome. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Brownsea Island
Today, Sun 17 Feb, Sat 23 Feb, Sun 24 Feb

More details - Half Term - Oceanarium 'up to 1/3rd off' Online tickets!
The Sharks are back in town and there are savings to be made this half term at the Oceanarium! Explore all of our 11 themed zones, from the walk through tunnel home to our loggerhead turtle Carrie to the depths of the abyss with our wolf eel, there are thousands of creatures waiting to be discovered.
West Beach, Pier Approach, Bournemouth
Today, Sun 24 Feb

More details - February Half Term Weekends
Visit Brownsea during half term at the weekend for a great family adventure. Head up to the outdoor centre and toast a tasty treat around the campfire. Children can also explore and have fun in our natural play area with a pine cone shy, obstacles and much more!
Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour, Poole
Today, Sun 17 Feb, Sat 23 Feb, Sun 24 Feb

More details - Lawsbrook - Open Garden for NGS
Open for 10 years for NGS. Garden incl over130 different tree species spread over 6 acres. Native species and many unusual specimens incl Dawn Redwood, Damyio Oak and Wollemi Pine. Large borders, raised bed vegetable and flower garden. Wildlife, stream and meadow. You can be assured of a relaxed and friendly day out.
Lawsbrook, Shillingstone
Today, Sat 23 Feb

More details - Studland Bay - Champers and Hampers
A more natural and outdoor take on the traditional Valentines Day meal. This Valentines day, why not try something different with a romantic Champagne hamper at beautiful Studland Bay. Enjoy a spectacular picnic hamper, a bottle of champagne and our roaring outdoor fire. Ticket is for a meal for two.
Studland Bay, Knoll Beach Visitor Centre, Ferry Road, Studland, Dorset
Today to Sat 23 Feb

More details - Corfe Castle - February half term fun at King John's castle
A series of interactive activities will be on offer this half-term. Budding knights and damsels can take part in the ’Great Escape’ (teddy bear zip wire) and watch missiles launch from the castle’s medieval siege engine.
Corfe Castle, The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham,
Today to Sun 24 Feb

More details - Brownsea Island - Winter Weekends
An opportunity to take in the winter wildlife on Brownsea and to enjoy a satisfying winter’s day walk. Escape from the confines of centrally heated housing to take pleasure in the simple beauties of nature and breathe in the fresh clean air.
Brownsea Island
Today, Sun 17 Feb, Sat 23 Feb, Sun 24 Feb, Sat 2 Mar, Sun 3 Mar, Sat 9 Mar, Sun 10 Mar

More details - Fitness February!
Support visually impaired people across Dorset this February by joining our month long Fitness February Challenge! Help us raise awareness and vital funds by signing up to one of our three fitness challenges! Complete the challenges, from home, on your way to work, at the gym or anyway you like!
Dorset Blind Association 17 Bournemouth Road, Poole
Today to Thu 28 Feb

More details - Max Gate - Tess: A Pure Woman
Thomas Hardy controversially subtitled Tess of the d’Urbervilles A Pure Woman and later wrote that he ’lost his heart to Tess as he wrote about her’. Delve into one of Hardy’s most famous novels and find out about the stories that lie behind it. Booking Not Needed.
Max Gate
Today, Sun 17 Feb, Thu 21 Feb to Sun 24 Feb

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
Today, Sat 23 Feb, Sat 2 Mar

More details - Blandford Forum Street Market
Every Thursday and Saturday we hold a Traditional Street Market in The Market Place
Market Place, Blandford Forum, Dorset
Today, Thu 21 Feb, Sat 23 Feb, Thu 28 Feb, Sat 2 Mar, Thu 7 Mar, Sat 9 Mar, Thu 14 Mar, Sat 16 Mar

More details - Mapperton Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Terraced valley gardens surrounding Tudor/Jacobean manor house. On upper levels, walled croquet lawn, orangery and Italianate formal garden with fountains, topiary and grottoes. Below, C17 summerhouse and fishponds. Lower garden with shrubs and rare trees, leading to woodland and spring gardens.
Mapperton Gardens, Beaminster
Sun 17 Feb

More details - Clouds Hill - Volunteer recruitment drop-in session
Were recruiting more volunteers for the Room Guide and Reception role at Clouds Hill. If you’re interested in helping us, come along to this drop-in session and have a chat about it, or about volunteer opportunities at Hardy’s Cottage or Max Gate.
Clouds Hill
Sun 17 Feb 19

More details - Bluebird Jazz Band
Monday 18th February; The Bluebird Jazz band at the Bournemouth Bluebird Jazz Club, starting at 7:30 PM. The club meets at the Bluebirds Social Club in Longham, BH22 9DP (opposite Haskins garden centre) and features a large dance floor, plenty of free car parking and affordable drinks.
Bluebirds Social Club, 4 Ham Lane, Longham (opposite Haskins Garden Centre)
Mon 18 Feb 19

More details - Junior Safety Inspector family tours at February Half Term
Join us at SafeWise Bournemouth this February half-term for a fun and interactive family experience. Only £5 per person (plus small booking fee) - places are limited so book your time slot online now.
SafeWise Bournemouth Roundways, Elliott Road, Bournemouth
Mon 18 Feb 19 to Wed 20 Feb

More details - Dazzle & The Art of Defence
Curated by David Lund, Co-Curated by Elisa Di-Rosa Following AUB’s collaborative contribution to Dazzle: Disguise and Disruption in War and Art, curated by James Taylor and held at the St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery in Lymington, this major new exhibition contextualises the artist Norman Wilkinson’s First World
TheGallery, Art University Bournemouth, Wallisdown, Poole
Mon 18 Feb 19 to Mon 15 Apr

More details - Uchenna Dance - Hansel & Gretel
 This contemporary retelling of the classic fairy tale finds the fearless Hansel & Gretel lost in a strange and colourful world and overwhelmed by the sights and smells of the city. Join the brave duo as they outwit the adults to find their way back to their family, in a show where kids are number one!
Corfe Castle Village Hall 67 East Street Wareham
Mon 18 Feb 19

More details - Junior Safety Inspector family tours at February Half Term
Sign up as a Junior Safety Inspector for an interactive & fun family experience at SafeWise Weymouth this February half term!
SafeWise Weymouth At Weymouth Fire Station 481 Radipole Lane Weymouth
Tue 19 Feb 19 and Wed 20 Feb

More details - Spring ranger day
Get your kids in the great outdoors this February half term. Join one of our spring ranger days and find out what it’s like to be a ranger on Brownsea for the day. Take part in lots of practical outdoor conservation tasks and wild skills. This event will take part at the Outdoor Centre.
Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour, Poole
Wed 20 Feb 19

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