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Journey through the ruins with Corfe Castles own Lord of Misrule. Dating back to medieval England, the Lord of Misrule tradition continues at Corfe Castle this Christmas.
Corfe Castle, The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham,
Today, Fri 20 Dec to Mon 23 Dec, Fri 27 Dec to Tue 31 Dec

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See the past in a magical light this Christmas at Corfe Castle. Share your special Christmas wish at the wishing bridge or snuggle up by a log fire with a warming festive treat.
Corfe Castle, The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham,
Today, Fri 20 Dec to Mon 23 Dec, Fri 27 Dec to Sun 29 Dec

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Add a little magic to your visit with a trip to see Santa Claus in the Laundry at Kingston Lacy. Pre-book your tickets here. Normal property admission applies.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Today, Sun 22 Dec

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Add a little magic to your visit with a trip to see Santa Claus in the Laundry at Kingston Lacy. Pre-book your tickets here. Normal property admission applies.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Today, Sun 22 Dec

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A seasonal selection of poetry readings, carols and a mummers play peformed by the New Hardy Players in Hardy’s home.
Max Gate
Today

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Forget presents, tinsel and turkey. What could make Christmas more magical than a visit to see the elves and meeting Santa Claus?
The Ark in Poole Park
Today to Tue 24 Dec

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Saturday 14th, Sunday 15th, Saturday 21st - Tuesday 24th December Santa’s Elves have escaped and are hiding on Swanage Pier, help him find them.
Swanage Pier Pier Approach
Today, Sat 21 Dec to Tue 24 Dec

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Planning to explore the house on your visit' Please pre-book your free timed entry ticket here to discover a lavish house, adorned with decorations inspired by the Christmases of the Bankes
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Today to Fri 20 Dec

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A new 20-minute virtual reality arcade game: Doctor Who: The Edge of Time launches on Doctor Who Day Arcades across the UK will offer players the opportunity to pilot the iconic TARDIS and come
Centre VR Limited, Richmond Gardens Shopping Centre, Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth
Today to Tue 14 Jan 2020

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Bournemouth’s iconic winter destination is back this Christmas with an even bigger ice rink and magical ice path!
Lower Gardens Westover Road Bournemouth
Today to Sun 5 Jan 2020

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During December, Kingston Lacy is transformed both inside and out with twinkling lights, stunning decorations and delicate frosts. Late night opening with Illuminated Garden Wednesdays - Sundays.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Today to Tue 24 Dec, Thu 26 Dec to Sun 5 Jan 2020

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Venture through the woods on a family trail, get crafty in the old laundry, play games and puzzles in the Saloon, and share your favourite Christmas memory at Kingston Lacy this Christmas.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Today to Sun 5 Jan 2020

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Enjoy the chance to experience Kingston Lacy after dark during late night openings Wednesdays - Sundays, with a new illuminated experience transforming the Formal Garden as darkness falls.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Today, Wed 18 Dec to Mon 23 Dec, Thu 26 Dec to Sun 5 Jan 2020

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The Gallery at Symondsbury will be taking part for the first time in the Symondsbury Estate’s Christmas Market on 1 December with the opening day of its Winter Art Fair.
The Gallery Symondsbury, Symondsbury Estate, Bridport
Today to Sat 4 Jan 2020

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Make your own crafty Christmas decorations when you visit Corfe Castle this December. Learn about medieval spices with the Spices of Christmas family quest.
Corfe Castle, The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham,
Today, Sat 21 Dec, Sun 22 Dec

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The Group includes a range of meditation/visualisation/journeying exercises using the Tarot as its basis.
Gussage Road, Parskstone, Poole
Mon 16 Dec

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Enjoy the opportunity to experience Kingston Lacy park and estate, including some areas not normally accessible, before the grounds open to the public.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Mon 16 Dec

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Monday 16th December; Jools’ Jazzaholics at the Bournemouth Bluebird Jazz Club, starting at 7:30 PM.
Bluebirds Social Club, 4 Ham Lane, Longham (opposite Haskins Garden Centre)
Mon 16 Dec

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Vintage White Christmas with The Mellor Sisters Come and feel the magic of Christmas with The Mellor Sisters, or as they have been nicknamed by Phil Crosby (Bing Crosby’s grandson, who
The Cumberland Hotel, 27 East Overcliff Drive, Seafront Bournemouth
Tue 17 Dec

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We’re excited to bring you live screenings from The Royal Opera House as part of Live@Bry, in Coade Hall.
Bryanston School
Tue 17 Dec

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This Group is a place to learn, experience, practice and progress with Meditation. You do not need to have any previous experience of Meditation to attend this Group.
Gussage Road, Parskstone, Poole
Tue 17 Dec

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Elvis Tribute Night - Followed by After Party Discotheque Having spent quite a few years in Musical Theatre, Garry had the opportunity to enter into the Tribute world and fulfilled a life-long
The Cumberland Hotel, 27 East Overcliff Drive, Seafront Bournemouth
Wed 18 Dec

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A cold, crisp day, the log fire roaring, and the sound of harmonious voices warming the air... Visit nineteenth-century Dorset with traditional West Gallery Christmas carols in Hardy’s Cottage.
Hardys Cottage, Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester
Wed 18 Dec

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Join us at Wimborne Minster on Wednesday 18th December for the Diverse Abilities Christmas Carol Concert.
Wimborne Minster
Wed 18 Dec

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This Group is for those who have some experience of Meditation and are able to hold a meditative state effectively for a period of time.
Gussage Road, Parskstone, Poole
Wed 18 Dec

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