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Monday 25th September - Friday 20th October - Guided Red Squirrel Walks

at Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour

Join our free guided walks and see how many rare red squirrels you can spot. At this time of year they come down from the canopy of the trees to store food and can be seen scurrying across the forest floor.

11:30am & 2pm



Friday 13th - Sunday 29th October - Purbeck Film Festival

at Purbeck Film Festival

From New Zealand to Sweden and from Japan to Brazil, 24 countries are represented in the festival. They provide a wonderfully enjoyable way of encountering the world and its variety of human experiences. From the light hearted (Dough) to the deadly serious (Eye in the Sky), from the female perspective (Aquarius), to the black experience (I am not your Negro), from the classic (La Strada) to the contemporary (My Life as a Courgette), the festival aims to satisfy as many desires as possible and as many issues as practical.

Venues include village halls, pubs, restaurants, hotels, arts centres, castles and importantly the Rex Cinema, Wareham, The Lighthouse Arts Centre Poole and Durlston Castle, Swanage



Saturday 21st - Sunday 29th October - Haunted Haynes Week

at Haynes International Motor Museum

Children come in full fancy dress if you dare and get in for FREE**. Have a go at pumpkin carving* and complete the Ghostly Charlie Crow Treasure Trail around the Museum.

* Additional charges apply for pumpkin carving.

** A maximum of one free child with every full paying adult.



Friday 27th October - Halloween Bistro

at Swanage Railway

Get all steamed up on our spooky Halloween Special Bistro dining train!

Our special Halloween inspired menu includes gory delights such as Twisted Intestines and Hellfire Chicken, and if that is not enough our tasty desserts are bound to tempt the devil in anyone!

Many of the diners on our ghostly Bistro train enter into the spirit by dressing up in ghoulish fashion. Come and join in the frightening fun. Due to popularity Advanced Booking Is Essential.

Don`t miss what is sure to be a frankly freakishly funky fun night!!



Tuesday 31st October - Halloween at Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre

at Monkey World

Monkey World are offering FREE ENTRY for children aged under 16 who arrive in full Halloween fancy dress costume

There is a FANCY DRESS COSTUME COMPETITION with prizes for the best Children`s Halloween outfits! Judging takes place at 3pm - outside the Wateringhole



Sunday 5th November - Fireworks Cruise

at Poole Quay

Join us on a fantatsic cruise through Poole Harbour and enjoy the stunning fireworks display from the deck of our book.

Sailing times are weather permitting.

£11 Adult / £6 Child / £15 Family (1A+3C) / £25 Family (2A+3C)

Children under 5 travel free.





Saturday 25th November- Poole Harbour Bird Boats Cruise & Visit to Brownsea

at Poole Quay

The National Trust, Dorset Wildlife Trust and the RSPB have partnered up to showcase Poole Harbour, its islands and the spectacular wildlife that depends on it at this special time of year.

These boats are a rare opportunity to see one of the best winter spectacles in the UK and offers exclusive access to Brownsea Island out of the main season.



Friday 17th November - 4th January 2018 - Great Reindeer Hunt

at Teddy Bear Museum, Eastgate

Edward Bear and family are all ready for Christmas but Santa`s reindeer are missing and rumour has it they are hiding in Edward`s festively decorated house.

Help Edward find Santa`s missing reindeer in his charming vintage house and win a bear in this fun festive event. Meet `Spencer` Santa`s giant 9ft helper bear.!



2nd of December - Boney M

at Weymouth Pavilion

A rare Dorset appearance by seventies disco favourites Boney M! Expect to hear their million-selling hits Rivers of Babylon and Brown Girl in the Ring, plus Ma Baker ~ Sunny ~ Daddy Cool ~ Gotta go home ~ Rasputin ~ Hooray Hooray It`s a Holi-holiday ~ Painter Man and many more! Plus an appearance from DJ Tony "Rude not to" to get the night started.

Tickets £26 in advance, £28 on the door. Standing room only. Ocean Room



Wednesday 20th December - The Christmassy Christmas Show of Christmassy Christmassness

at The Corn Exchange, Dorchester

Squashbox Theatre’s new family show is a celebration of everything Christmassy, from fir trees, fairy lights, stockings and sleigh bells to cookies, crackers, presents and puddings!

Meet a snowman who lives in the fridge, try and spot some naughty elves, hear the tale of the first Christmas Tree, play hunt the brussel sprout and endure the world’s worst Christmas jumper.



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