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More details - Corfe Castle - Civil War encampment
Take a step back in time this summer holidays to the English Civil War (1642 - 1651), where a journey of discovery and intrigue awaits. Discover the secrets of musketry and gunpowder and maybe even test your skills on our musket range.
Corfe Castle, The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham,
Today to Fri 31 Aug

More details - Dorset Forest School - Native American Tribe
Forest Schoolers will learn to live from nature as their guides show them how to make bows or spears, share tracking techniques and construct teepees and shelters. Expect fun games and challenges within a nurturing, natural environment, in a practical session that ends with campfire cooking and storytelling.
Piddle Valley First School Piddletrenthide Dorchester
Today

More details - Kingston Lacy - Summer holiday fun
This summer discover the how the women of the house enjoyed the summer holidays with their children and families. This is part of Kingston Lacy’s ’Beyond the Portrait’ portray four key women in the history of the estate. This summer connect with these sto. Booking Not Needed.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Today to Sun 2 Sep

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 beast safari* and get stuck in with games*, crafts* and colouring in the Visitor Centre.
National Trust, Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour, Poole
Today to Sun 2 Sep

More details - Matchstick Fleet Exhibition
For more than 60 years master modeller Philip Warren has been painstakingly creating an armada of every Royal Navy warship afloat, in service or setting sail since the Second World War ... out of matchsticks and wooden matchboxes. The models are based on drawings, plans and photographs of the real ships.
Nothe Fort Barrack Road Weymouth
Today to Mon 27 Aug

More details - Blandford Art Society Open Exhibition
A long running annual exhibition for local Dorset artists, professional and amateur alike to showcase their work. The exhibition will be larger than ever this year and include an exhibition by Blandford School students and works by busary winner Ella O’Loughlan.
The Corn Exchange, Blandford Forum
Today and Sat 18 Aug

More details - Fiddlesticks  - MiniBeasts
Together parents and their toddlers can enjoy making some marvellous minibeasts, starting off with delicious homemade bread caterpillars!
The Exchange Old Market Hill Sturminster Newton
Today

More details - Squashbox Theatre: Tales from the Trees
Meet Craig, the friendly Forest Ranger and resident tree expert. It’s his job to make sure the woods are a peaceful and happy place, but he’s having a tough time of it today!
Durlston Country Park Swanage
Today

Maize Maze at The Toy Barn More details - Maize Maze at The Toy Barn
Come for an adventurous day out exploring our giant maize maze. Choose your path wisely or face re-tracing your steps to find the correct route. Getting lost has never been so much FUN!
Blackmarsh Farm, Sherborne
Today to Sun 9 Sep
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More details - Summer holidays at Corfe Castle:Civil War encampment
Get hands on with history this summer and take a step back in time to the English Civil War (1642-1651), where a journey of discovery and intrigue awaits. Check the website for more details, dogs on leads are welcome.
National Trust The Square Corfe Castle Wareham
Today to Sun 2 Sep

More details - Kingston Lacy - Kingston Lacy house tickets
A lavish family home built to resemble an Italian Palace. There’s plenty to see, from grand, beautifully detailed carvings, to intimate family souvenirs. Book your timed ticket for the house. Normal admission applies. Both members and non-members must have a timed house entry ticket.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Today to Fri 31 Aug

More details - Studland Bay - Hawaii fish-O
Enjoy a one hour taster stand up paddleboard lesson followed by fish and chips at Knoll Beach Caf. Minimum age of 10 years if accompanied with an adult. Booking Essential. Phone: 01929 450500.
Studland Bay, Knoll Beach Visitor Centre, Ferry Road, Studland, Dorset
Today, Fri 24 Aug, Fri 31 Aug

More details - Dive into the deep with Lego ocean explorers
BECOME A SEA LIFE JUNIOR DIVER THIS SUMMER AND ENTER TO WIN A FAMILY TRIP TO LEGOLAND FLORIDA Discover curious creatures of the deep in this new adventure as you navigate a trail to find hidden LEGO pieces in the mystery tanks.
Weymouth Sea Life Centre Lodmoor Country Park
Today to Wed 5 Sep

More details - Moth Walk and Camp
Come on a guided walk and help our Rangers set up moth traps in the evening. Camp overnight in the campsite and then get up early to see which incredible moths live on Brownsea.
Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour, Poole
Today

More details - Brownsea Island - Moth Walk and Camp
Go on a guided walk and camp overnight. Help our Rangers set up moths traps, camp overnight at the campsite and then get up early to see which incredible moths live on the island. Booking Essential. Phone: 0344 2491895.
Brownsea Island
Today, Sat 18 Aug

More details - Squashbox Theatre: Tales from the Trees
Meet Craig, the friendly Forest Ranger and resident tree expert. It’s his job to make sure the woods are a peaceful and happy place, but he’s having a tough time of it today!
Child Okeford Village Hall Blandford Forum
Sat 18 Aug

More details - Ragged Victorians Victorian  reenactment weekend
The ’Ragged Victorians – ‘The Great Unwashed’ are an award winning living history group, re-enacting the lower classes of Victorian England, c1851.
Note Fort Barrack Road Weymouth
Sat 18 Aug and Sun 19 Aug

More details - 44 Lower Blandford Road - Open Garden for NGS
Exotic garden full of bananas, palms and lush tropical planting, the garden is filled to the brim with unusual and rare plants, many seldom seen in British gardens.
44 Lower Blandford Road, Broadstone Poole
Sat 18 Aug, Sun 19 Aug

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
Sun 19 Aug, Sun 26 Aug, Mon 27 Aug, Thu 30 Aug, Sat 1 Sep, Sun 2 Sep, Sun 9 Sep

More details - Stour Valley Bioblitz
Join the Rangers and a host of local experts to see how many plant and animal species we can record. Start at 6am with a bird walk. For the details of all the events during the day, visit our Facebook page or phone 01202 451548.
Kingfisher Barn, Stour Acres, Granby Road, Muscliff, Bournemouth
Sun 19 Aug

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 19 Aug

More details - Dorset Forest School - Native American Tribe
Forest Schoolers will learn to live from nature as their guides show them how to make bows or spears, share tracking techniques and construct teepees and shelters. Expect fun games and challenges within a nurturing, natural environment, in a practical session that ends with campfire cooking and storytelling.
The Kingcombe Centre Toller Porcorum Dorchester
Mon 20 Aug

More details - Kingston Lacy - Out of hours guided walks
Enjoy the opportunity to experience Kingston Lacy park and estate, including some areas not normally accessible, before the grounds open to the public. The walks will be a gentle stroll of approximately 3 miles starting from the main Kingston Lacy car park. Finish in time for a coffee with the group in the caf.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Mon 20 Aug

More details - There is Only LIght
There is Only Light. Dorset Independent Photographers have looked to writer John Fowles for the title of their annual exhibition.
Borough Gardens House, Cornwall Road, Dorchester
Mon 20 Aug to Mon 27 Aug

More details - Haskins Garden Centres to showcase more than 250 bulb varieties during
The garden centre group, Haskins, is putting finishing touches to plans for its very own Bulb Market, which takes place from Monday August 20 to Monday November 19, across all four of its centres. More than 250 bulb varieties will be available at Haskins’ Bulb Market, as well as a showcase of rare and unusual bulbs.
Haskins Garden Centre Ferndown
Mon 20 Aug to Wed 19 Sep

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