29 things to do in Poole: 16 - 22 October 2015
15th October 2015
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Friday 16 October 2015


1) Wimborne Indoor Country Market

The Wimborne Indoor Country Market takes place every Friday. The market has a wide selection of homemade cakes, bread and savouries, homemade jams & preserves, plants and cut garden flowers, seasonal fruit and vegetables, free range eggs, handmade cards, knitting and crochet, sewing, jewellery and other craft items. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1WfOAnS

2) Autumn Steam Gala

The Autumn Steam Gala will see the King Arthur Class locomotive 777 Sir Lamiel visit the Swanage Railway. During the Steam Gala an intensive timetable of both passenger and freight trains will be operated - giving visitors the opportunity to ride behind as many of the engines as possible, as well as giving great photo opportunities. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1MrJyxw

3) Poole Leisure Painters

A friendly and enthusiastic Art group covering all levels of talent. Come along and paint in your chosen medium amongst like-minded people. Demonstrations, outings, competitions and exhibitions are arranged throughout the year including a lively Christmas Party. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1hCfAzr

4) Lighthouse Film: Legend

With a demonstrably bigger budget than 1990s biopic The Krays, Oscar-winning screenwriter Brian Helgeland (L.A Confidential, Mystic River) directs this rather different and fascinating take on twin brothers Ronnie and Reggie, who ruled London's gangland in the late 1950s and '60s. Visit our website for showing times and ticket prices: http://bit.ly/1hFTJWV

5) Free Health Walks - Poole

The Poole Healthy Walks Scheme offers free short walks led by trained volunteer Walk Leaders. All walks are 1 mile and offer gentle exercise. New walkers always welcome, just turn up and join in. Meet by the bus stop in the main car park of Upton Country Park. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1LVpFkO

6) Nordic Walking Classes - Upton House

A great low impact outdoor activity using Nordic Walking Poles. £4 per session, meet in the main car park. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1KZ4AqZ

7) Robbie Williams Tribute Evening at FJB Harbour Heights

Come and ‘Rock DJ’ on Friday 16th October 2015 at the Harbour Heights Hotel in Poole. With an evening of good food and great songs, including a delicious three-course dinner prepared by our two AA-Rosette awarded chefs. Followed by a night of famous hits from the professional Robbie Williams tribute act, with the looks, charisma and flamboyant persona only second to the man himself. Tickets are v£39.50 per person. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1FW5KDd


Saturday 17 October 2015


8) Kingston Lacy Car Boot Sale

If you are looking for a great bargain in a beautiful setting, then join the members of Kingston Lacy at the Car Boot Sale. Traders are welcome from 8am, buyers from 9am. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1L3V6fc

9) Canford Cliffs Autumnn Fair

The Motor Neurone Disease Association invite you to come along and enjoy a great morning of shopping from 25+ unique craft stalls including jewellery, soft home furnishings, homemade cakes, cards, gifts & knitted goods. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1Qw80BF

10) RNLI: Two choirs in choral concert

The Dorset Police Male Voice Choir and Neyland Ladies Choir will appear in support of Poole Lifeboat Station’s 150th anniversary and the event promises to be a great opportunity to hear the talents of the two choirs while raising money for two very worthy causes. Tickets are £8.00. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1k6Kjpb

11) National Gardens Scheme

Visit the Kingston Lacy gardens and park to help support the National Gardens Scheme. Booking not needed, normal admission charges apply. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1hFVAuG

12) Fungi foray - Studland Beach

Discover the world of fungi at Studland with a presentation, lunch and woodland walk. All tickets cost £16. Booking essential. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1hFWY0t

13) Autumn Birds on Brownsea

Discover the birds on the Dorset Wildlife Trust Brownsea Island Nature Reserve, famous for its flocks of wading birds in autumn. Booking essential and normal admission charges apply. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1gwEVJF

14) Live music sessions at FB Haven Hotel

To accompany the Haven Hotel’s fine wine, food and views, enjoy water’s edge live music and a relaxed atmosphere.  Grab a drink in the Pavilion Bar, take a table in La Roche, what better way to spend a weekend? Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1ERBIjc

15) Alfie Moore: The Naked Stun

Following last year’s sell out run at the Edinburgh Festival, former Police Sergeant turned stand-up comedian, and star of BBC Radio 4 ‘It’s a Fair Cop’, Alfie tasers his way through 90min of hilarious and fascinating anecdotes drawn from his eighteen years on the beat. This event takes place at The Lighthouse. Tickets are £13.75 (£12 + £1.75 Booking Fee). Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1Lm0RQC


Sunday 18 October 2015


16) Petanque At Upton Country Park

Petanque takes place every Wednesday & Sunday at 1.30pm. Meet at the Petanque terrain. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1JXWQn3

17) Wedding Open Day At The Italian Villa

You are invited to visit the UK's one and only Italian Villa all dressed up for the perfect wedding. Let their friendly, professional team give you a personal tour of the Villa and meet some of the region's top wedding suppliers, who aim to make your special day simply unforgettable. From musicians, florists and photographers, to hair design, make up, chair covers, entertainment and much more. Free admission and no appointment required. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1JWAUFu


Monday 19 October 2015


18) Out of hours free guided walks at Kingston Lacy

Enjoy a new and tranquil 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 café. Booking not needed. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1P3G1YN

19) Wildlife walk for health - with the RSPB at Canford Heath

Join Sarah-Jane from the RSPB for a free healthy walk whilst exploring the wildlife of Canford Heath. Meet at the heath entrance opposite Knowlton road, BH17 9EE.  Please bring sensible footwear and warm/waterproof clothing. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1OCc6ae


Tuesday 20 October 2015


20) Car Boot Sale At Farmer Palmers

Open from 8am, £6 per vehicle (no pre-booking required) and a beautiful field setting for sellers. Buyers (no extra charge) arrive at 9am and there are refreshments and toilets available on site. These run until the end of October, but only on days of non-torrential UK weather. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1ZFn2Li

21) Poole Harbour & Island Cruise - 70 Minutes

The cruise departs from Poole Quay and sails through Europe’s largest natural Harbour. City Cruises Poole will take you around the islands & past the beautiful beaches and bays of this magnificent Harbour, cruising close to Brownsea Island and its castle and viewing the famous houses at Sandbanks. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1VTMoQT

22) Segway Tours - Upton Country Park

Take a guided Segway tour gliding through the beautiful gardens and woodland with a qualified instructor whilst you take in the abundance of plants and wildlife around you. Minimum age for a Segway tour is 12 years, and maximum group size is 6. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1JXWn4n


Wednesday 21 October 2015


23) Cocktail Making Classes At Custom House, Poole Quay

Test and hone your cocktail skills with The Custom House's new Cocktail Making classes. Make 2 cocktails with their lovely bar man Rob before enjoying the fruits of your labour. Canapés can be arranged for birthday groups/special events. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1Ox8jOV

24) The Lighthouse Presents RSC Henry V (Live)

Henry IV is dead and Hal is King. With England in a state of unrest, he must leave his rebellious youth behind, striving to gain the respect of his nobility and people. RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran continues his exploration of Shakespeare's History Plays with Henry V performed in the 600th anniversary year of the Battle of Agincourt. Following his performance as Hal in Henry IV Parts I & II Alex Hassell returns as Henry V. Tickets are £16.75  (£15 + £1.75 booking fee). Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1R2b9cl

25) Jenkins & Sons Live Music Sessions 2015

Live music, beer tasting, some Northern Soul dancing courtesy of Mark & Rob or just a good old fashioned chin wag! Tonight’s music artist is Hannah Robinson. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1hFZQdQ

26) The Lighthose: Mozart By Goebel

Arriving in Paris in 1778, Mozart soon started writing for the Parisian taste for colour and excitement, and Symphony No.31 certainly offers entertainment of the highest order, grabbing the listener’s attention instantly and continuing with athletic energy and brilliant vitality and confidence. Tickets range from £14.50 to £42. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1Op0P0t


Thursday 22 October 2015


27) Lighthouse Film: Diplomacy

A historical drama that depicts the relationship between Dietrich von Choltitz, the German military governor of occupied Paris, and Swedish consul-general Raoul Nordling. Visit our website for showing times and ticket prices: http://bit.ly/1RJLDcJ

28) French Evenings at Guildhall

The Guildhall Restaurant hosts popular regular French evenings which give the chance to sample delicious specialities of France with a special menu, live music and a French quiz. Immerse yourself in French culture in a fun evening with great atmosphere! Call 01202 671717 make a table reservation today! Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1VIAFoa

29) Speed Dating - 50 Plus

Speed dating with G&L invite you to a great fun evening at The King Charles and the chance to meet the person of your dreams or win tickets to a great comedy show... either one has got to be good! Speed dating is such a fun thing to do. A great social evening with a party atmosphere with your hosts Greta and Linda to help things along. The entry price is £10.00. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1PiKz0X

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