What's Happening in East Dorset #2

What's Happening in East Dorset #2

16 Jun 2017 Posted by: Guest blogger


Hi and welcome to my second newsletter; I hope you enjoyed the first one.

My aim is to keep you informed of events and offers and other information that will benefit you and your family.

If you have anything you would like me to share then please do not hesitate to email me at: catherine.g@kallikids-champion.com

We are so lucky with where we live by having the beaches and New Forest on our doorsteps enabling us to have cheap days outs with picnics.

Over the coming weeks I will also feature a variety of places to visit that are low cost.

the weather

At long last the weather is improving and summer is starting to feel it is on its way, for now, enjoy the good weather!


parks and recreation

Bournemouth Borough Council has developed another first on their award-winning seafront. A newly launched eco-friendly mini golf course has been created on Boscombe Pier, but this is not any old mini golf as the golf balls can actually feed the fish below!

The amazing 18-hole course provides the first ecological and biodegradable golf ball to contain fish food in its core. When each player gets to the end of the course the golf ball goes down the last hole into the sea below and feeds the fish.

The cost is £4 for adults, £3 for children, £12 for a family of 2 adults and 3 children.



All local libraries provide free rhyme and story sessions.

These sessions usually last around 30 minutes and run at various times and days; for different age groups for the under 5’s. For more information please visit your local authority’s website under their ‘Library’ section.

at the cinema

The long awaited ‘Despicable Me 3’ (PG) is released on 30th June 2017.

Gru and the Minions return and they meet Gru’s identical twin brother Dru. You know that this will probably mean trouble for Gru and the Minions, but I’m sure it will provide lots of entertainment for all the Minion fans out there.

fairs and events

Folk on the Quay 
Poole Quay, The Quay, Poole, Dorset. BH15 1HJ

Dorset’s free folk festival returns on 24th & 25th June. With Morris dancing, live music and great family entertainment there will be enough to keep everyone occupied throughout the weekend.


Bournemouth Food & Drink Festival
Bournemouth Square, Bournemouth

This hugely successful festival returns for its 7th year from 16th– 25th June.

The 10-day event celebrates different cuisines from around the world. The event takes place at various venues and locations throughout Bournemouth but the main hub is in Bournemouth Square where you will find many stalls, a farmers’ market and demonstration events.

There will also be music on the stage of the main Festival hub.


Bourne Free
Triangle, Bournemouth

The colourful and fun ‘Bourne Free’ returns the weekend of 30th June – 2nd July and will be starting with some great free family fun on the Friday evening from 5pm.

There will also be an open-air showing on the big screen and some great entertainment on stage.

activities and offers

Turtle Tots Dorset

Turtle Tots is an innovative and unique swimming programme, which begins with aqua-natal yoga during pregnancy and continues once the baby is born. 

Turtle Tots have a taster session at Sandford Holiday Park on Thursday 22nd June.


The classes are suitable for 8 weeks – 3 years. Parents remain in the pool too. Turtle Tots is also launching a new Baby Level 1 class on 1st July 2017 at Montacute School on Saturday mornings at 9am.

This class is suitable for babies up to 9 months old.


Bournemouth Mascots

Bournemouth Mascots are one of the area’s leading suppliers of character mascot look-alikes to individual customers and event/party companies.

They are a family run business with a large choice of some of the best-looking characters around and with very competitive prices.


Currently, Bournemouth Mascots is offering any character (subject to availability) at £20 per mascot for a day’s unmanned hire.

This entry was posted in Things to do, Family Fun and tagged cinema, events, east dorset .

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