20 things to do in Poole: 28 August - 03 September 2015
27th August 2015
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Friday 28 August 2015

1) Beer and Cider Festival - Corfe Castle

Join in the fun at The Greyhound Inn's beer festival! Live music all weekend, pizza, fish & chips takeaway and breakfast. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1gZXyGh

2) 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

3) Quay for my Car – American Dreams

Quay for my Car is an annual event which takes place throughout the summer on Poole Quay. Each week there is a different theme with the theme this week being American Dreams. The event is open to all car owners who fit the theme for that particular evening. Entry to the event is free but is on a first come, first served basis. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1MPVZXE


Saturday 29 August 2015


4) Wimborne in Bloom's Duck Race

Wimborne in Bloom is a completely voluntary organisation. They need to raise in excess of £19,000 a year to fund their operation and maintain our high standards! The ducks will be launched into the River at the bottom of Mill Lane, beside Riverside Mews Café and cross the finishing line beside the garden at the back of the Rising Sun in East Street. Tickets will be available on the day and cash prizes to be won! Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1IjR0Is

5) Art & Craft Show For Julia's House

Twenty 4 Art are holding their annual Art & Craft Show over the Bank Holiday weekend to raise money to help fund an Art Therapist for Julia’s House. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1IfbeD4

6) Allendale Centre 40th Party Family Fun Day

Celebrating 40 years of the Allendale Centre, with something for everyone, of every age! There will be stalls, free entertainment & games, a disco, inflatable fun, live bands and casino. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1KmJfrb

7) Don't be a stranger, meet the Ranger!

This group should interest anyone who loves the countryside and enjoys getting outdoors to fill their lungs and stretch their muscles while doing their bit for the environment. Activities are focused on managing the Studland area to promote good wildlife habitats while providing safe access for visitors and engaging with the local community. All tasks are outdoors and include scrub bashing, coppicing, and invasive plant clearance. All will involve moderate physical activity. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1fHTvgZ

8) Party in the Park at Ashley Cross

Party In The Park - August Bank Holiday Weekend (29th and 30th), guaranteed fun for all the family! Ashley Cross Park will be transformed with an outdoor open air stage and amazing production in this beautiful, intimate park for thousands of people over 2 days.
Expect all the fun and frolics to entertain everyone, a variety of cuisine’s from all over the world, bars, games, market stalls and a top line up of live bands and international DJs and performers plus much much more... Visit our website for further details: http://bit.ly/1Jld0V8

9) The Three Belles Summer Concert At Upton Country Park

Join the beautiful Three Belles, the 1940s vocal trio inspired by The Andrews Sisters, as they showcase their repertoire of 1940s classics. Bring a picnic, enjoy the music and have a dance as the sun sets on a summer's evening at Upton. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1Ly5HMP


Sunday 30 August 2015


10) The Blue Boar's Sausage & Cider Festival

Over 20 Different Sausages & Over 25 Different Real Ciders – their best yet! Enjoy live bands and a DJ too. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1NCmYaO

11) Live Caribbean Sundays at FJB Sandbanks Hotel

Join in with the fun on Sunday night from the 21st of June to the end of August for an evening of Caribbean vibes and BBQ bites!

‘Steelasophical’ will provide the rhythm using traditional steel drums to create a tropical chilled-out atmosphere. The team of talented chefs will be serving food from the Sandbanks Hotel’s famous Beach Club featuring BBQ classics and alfresco favourites... Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1gsFPaZ


Monday 31 August 2015


12) Step Back in Time with Poole Museum

Historical demonstrations and craft activities in the atmospheric setting of Scaplen’s Court. Activities will focus on a different historical period each week! Free event. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1DdUQaO

13) Sea Train Adventure

Walk through the beautiful town of Swanage, catch the steam train on Swanage Railway through picturesque Purbeck to the idyllic village of Corfe Castle, returning by train, browse Swanage before sailing back to Poole. Boat sails from Swanage Pier at 14:30 or 16:45 going back along the stunning coastline and through the harbour to Poole, arriving at Poole Quay at 15:30 and 17:45. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1KNyShk


Tuesday 01 September 2015


14) Little Explorers At The Priest's House Museum

Discover the exciting stories and objects in the museum. Each week there will be a different theme, with art and craft activities, stories and games. Suitable for ages 2+. Organised in partnership with Wimborne Children's Centre. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1JNww0k

15) Tractor Trailer rides for the less able - Barford Farm

Throughout the season Kingston Lacy has events for visitors who experience difficulties accessing some aspects of the property. The tours around the wider estate are by a specially adapted trailer - ideal for wheelchair users, people with mobility difficulties and carers. Booking essential. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1M0Uc36

16) Poole Dream Machines

The UK’s biggest and best weekly bike meet takes places on Poole Quay every Tuesday from 6pm. This popular motorbike event runs from the first Tuesday in April to the end of September. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1KOLHF8


Wednesday 02 September 2015

17) The Great Dorset Steam Fair

If you are looking for an excellent fun and action packed day out for all the family, you'll love the Great Dorset Steam Fair! 2015 sees the Great Dorset Steam Fair in its 47th year and will take place from 2nd to 6th September inclusive. Stand amazed at the variety of exhibitions and the sheer scale of the show means that there is always something new to see. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1NCnTIo

18) Discover Arne

Come on one of the RSPB's free guided Wednesday walks to track down a whole host of wildlife. In the colder months you may see fabulous fungi, rutting deer and the thousand strong flocks of avocets that over-winter there. Look out for majestic harriers too! Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1hHPniM


Thursday 03 September 2015

19) Corfe Castle Model Village and Gardens

See what the Castle and village would have looked like before its destruction by Cromwell’s troops in 1646. Set in an acre of landscaped gardens, it is the ideal place for a lazy few hours! Included in the Model Village and gardens are:
-Giant Games for all the family
-Croquet lawn
-Village punishment area for scoundrels, with working stocks and pillories
-Fossil corner
-Enchanted fairy garden
-Wildlife garden with hide and bird feeding station
-The Potting shed mini museum and information centre
-Life size civil war soldiers, guarding our castle
-Terrace for refreshments with sweeping views of the surrounding hills and castle
-Gift shop, selling local produce and fun gifts for all the family

Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1P37udI

20) Poole Markets

Every Thursday and Saturday in Poole High Street a general market - with a farmers section held between 9am and 2pm in Falkland Square, selling local and free range products including; Nurserymen, Bakers and Pie Makers who breed, grow and make their own produce. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1L2CUj8

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