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More details - Holy Trinity Primary School Garden - Open Garden for NGS
An award winning wildlife garden, started in 2008 with the donation of a winning RHS Show Garden. Childrens raised beds, large wildlife pond, WWII garden with Anderson shelter, tranquil Memory Corner, Dorset’s largest living willow classroom, small orchard and bird garden.
Holy Trinity Primary School Garden, Weymouth

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
Today, Sun 29 Jul, Thu 2 Aug, Sun 5 Aug, Sun 19 Aug, Sun 26 Aug, Mon 27 Aug, Thu 30 Aug, Sat 1 Sep, Sun 2 Sep, Sun 9 Sep

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 - Jurassic Coast Challenge
A Poole Harbour start, then along the spectacular Jurassic Coast - a World Heritage Site since 2001. It’s up and down through Lulworth Cove to the Weymouth half way point, then past Portland Bill and the unique Chesil Beach to West Bay’s famous sandstone cliffs (of TV’s Broadchurch fame) - before a...
Poole Harbour / Bridport

More details - Corfe Castle - Civil War Sutler
The ’Time Traveller’s Kitchen’ demonstrates culinary delights from the Seventeenth Century, using ingredients from Purbeck’s land, sea and sky. Ingredients, recipes and techniques will be demonstrated by the castle’s very own sutler from a replica Civil War field kitchen.
Corfe Castle, The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham,

More details - The Time Traveller's kitchen
The ’Time Traveller’s Kitchen’ shows you culinary delights from the 17th century, using ingredients from Purbeck’s land, sea and sky. Check website for more details, dogs on leads are welcome.
The Square National Trust Corfe Castle Wareham

More details - Larmer Tree Festival 2018
Larmer Tree Festival returns 19th - 22nd July 2018! Over the last 27 years, the event has cemented itself as one of the UK’s most loved and long standing festivals thanks to the combination of its breath-taking location, outstanding line ups and breadth of activities on offer.
Larmer Tree, Tollard Royal, Salisbury

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 - Well Cottage - Open Garden for NGS
1 acre garden brought back to life over last 5½ 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
Today and Mon 23 Jul

More details - Sand Art
Join Sally for a fun and very popular activity for children and adults alike. Make a lovely picture by peeling section of paper away and then pouring colourful sand on the sticky surface revealed. Very easy to do, and very relaxing.
Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre

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

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 - 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

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

More details - The Memphis Jazzmen
Monday 23rd July; The Memphis Jazz Men 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. £10 admission, £12 for visitors.
Bluebirds Social Club, 4 Ham Lane, Longham (opposite Haskins Garden Centre)
Mon 23 Jul

More details - Dragonflies and Damselflies
Learn to identify these colourful insects, which are common along the river and by the ponds reserve. No need to book.
Kingfisher Barn, Stour Acres, Granby Road, Muscliff, Bournemouth
Mon 23 Jul

More details - Pie Tuesdays at Banque & Bohem
Introducing our all new Pie Tuesdays! For just £12.95, enjoy one of our hearty homemade pies alongside a pint of beer or glass of wine. With four options of pie and even more of potato, you’ll be spoilt for choice!
Banque & Bohem, 39 Poole Hill
Tue 24 Jul, Tue 31 Jul

More details - Corfe Castle - Seventeenth century murder mystery evenings
Enjoy an evening picnic within the castle ruins and then join our hosts as they move through the castle. Can you solve the seventeenth century mystery of the lost treasure' Local drama group Double Act present an evening of murder and mystery in the castle grounds.
Corfe Castle, The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham,
Wed 25 Jul, Wed 1 Aug, Wed 8 Aug, Wed 15 Aug

More details - Titus Andronicus Brownsea Open Air Theatre
Brownsea Island Open Air Theatre will be performing Titus Andronicus, Shakespeare’s revenge tragedy. Tickets can be purchased online.
National Trust, Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour, Poole
Wed 25 Jul, Fri 27 Jul, Mon 30 Jul, Wed 1 Aug, Fri 3 Aug, Mon 6 Aug, Wed 8 Aug, Fri 10 Aug

More details - Owermoigne Village Bingo
Friendly Bingo Games. Monthly on last Wednesday of the month. Cash prizes and Prize Middle Flyer. Snowball. Refreshments available. Village Bingo at its best. Everybody welcome.
Owermoigne Village Hall
Wed 25 Jul, Wed 29 Aug

More details - 17th century murder mystery evenings
Local drama group Double Act present an evening of murder and mystery in the castle grounds. Can you solve the seventeenth century mystery of the lost treasure? Bring a picnic and enjoy the evening atmosphere in our ruined castle.
National Trust The square Corfe Castle Wareham -
Wed 25 Jul, Wed 1 Aug, Wed 8 Aug, Wed 15 Aug

More details - Lego Mania for ASD youths age 13-25 every 3.45pm - 6.30pm
We are launching a monthly Lego club for ASD youths. It is suitable for anyone age 13-25 who likes to build with Lego, no matter what your skill level is, come along and have fun!
Treads Youth Advice & Information Centre, 28b Market Place, Blandford Forum
Thu 26 Jul

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
Thu 26 Jul

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
Thu 26 Jul to Sun 2 Sep

More details - Kingston Lacy - Outdoor theatre: The Merchant of Venice
Shakespeare’s great courtroom drama is by turns thrilling, funny, romantic and unsettling. International award-winning Illyria promise a production to keep you on the edge of your seat!
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Thu 26 Jul

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