Blog » Month: June 2020

Bedtime story writing competition by Lighthouse

Would you like to encourage your children to write? Or maybe you enjoy writing? Lighthouse Poole wants to feature your story! Lighthouse Poole has been hosting a bedtime story on their Facebook Page every Sunday evening during the lockdown. And now they’ve launched their first story writing competition, aimed at local writers of all ages. The initiative…

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Enjoy Poole Museum at home during the lockdown

Have fun learning online with Poole Museum! History, crafts, music and mime and much more.      A big hello from the Poole Museum team! Since our doors have been closed, our team have been busily creating a Museum for you to enjoy from home. We would love to share these resources with you for…

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Get ready for school in September

Local couple turns the COVID-19 crisis into an opportunity with an innovative campaign where everyone is a winner The Prime Minister announced this week that most children will stay at home for the remainder of this academic year, but confirmed the UK Government’s intention for all pupils to return in September. Many families will meet the…

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Find an Online Tutor during the lockdown

An increasing number of parents are turning to online tutoring to help their children learn whilst schools are closed. As many parents consider another half term of homeschooling, it can be overwhelming and exhausting. Over the past few weeks, mums and dads have tackled trying to teach their children,  whilst home working, doing the usual cleaning, cooking…

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Non-essential shops to re-open at Poole’s Dolphin Shopping Centre from 15th June

Which shops will re-open and how will it work? Find out here. Poole’s Dolphin Shopping Centre is preparing to reopen non-essential shops, from 15th June 2020, in light of the latest government advice for the retail sector. Read here. Shops that are considered essential, are currently open at the centre, with dedicated times for the…

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Fathers Day 2020: Ideas to make this day special

Local gifts ideas, including a ‘pub in a box’, a unique driving experience, and personalised gifts he’ll love! Fathers Day is only two weeks away – Sunday 21st of June – and this year will be a very unique one. Families usually go out for a meal on this day or watch a sports match together, or have…

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Activities for Kids: 9 science experiments to do at home

Easy science experiments for you and your children to enjoy! This is a guest blog by Big Bang Science.  Here at Big Bang Science HQ we have been keeping ourselves really busy during lockdown! Amongst other things, we have been writing up experiments for all our followers to enjoy as we have all been looking to…

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Ahoy Me hearties! We have 4 lucky winners 🏴‍☠️

CityCruises Poole has given 4 local families a FREE pass to enjoy their cruises. It could happen as early as July! Most businesses in the UK have been closed for a couple of months due to COVID-19. During this time, most of us have experienced anxiety and uncertainty about the future at one point or…

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Crabbing in Poole: How does it work

Where to go crabbing in Poole and what to expect 🦀 If you grew up in Poole or another coastal town you are probably familiar with this fun activity. But you may have moved here in your adult life or like me, you may never have had a go at crabbing. So here is where to…

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Super-Spies are plotting a Zoom with a view in Poole

Calling all home schooling families and observant young people… Super-Spies are back, and their latest mission brings them to Poole, but they need your help! Devised by Dorset-based Angel Exit Theatre, Associate Artists at Lighthouse, Poole’s centre for the arts, Super-Spies In Lockdown is an interactive performance game that plays out across two 20-30 minute sessions with Angel Exit on a private, secure Zoom…

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