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What’s on in Dorset this weekend

Family events in Poole and the rest of Dorset.    ***We update this blog every week, so you have the latest information*** Updated on Friday 24th January 2020 What we’ve been up to this week This week we’ve been busy blogging about BEST VALUE family passes available in Dorset. We’ve asked members of our community…

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Best Annual/Season passes for families in Poole and beyond

What seasonal passes are worth the investment for families in Dorset? There are so many places to explore in Poole and the rest of Dorset, that you could probably visit a different attraction every weekend in a year. But there are many good reasons why families tend to buy an annual pass to one or…

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Hypopressives for weak pelvic floor

Tone and tighten weak pelvic floor muscles with the right exercises You know the feeling, you avoid laughing or sneezing too hard in case you wee yourself a little. You are definitely not alone, most mums experience similar symptoms at some point or another after giving birth. But although the subject of many jokes, a…

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The 1,000-Hours-Outside Challenge

Will you join the challenge? It seems like there’s a new buzz challenge every year, powered by social media. Can you remember the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge‘ for charity back in 2014? or the ‘Keke Challenge‘ in 2018? The clue is in the name this year, as the 1,000-Hours-Outside Challenge aims to encourage families to do…

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Back to fitness after having kids

The summer is approaching, teasing us with a few days of hopeful sunshine followed by miserable rain. But nevertheless the concept of a ‘bikini body’ is no doubt popping into most women’s minds and tormenting mums everywhere who’ve eaten all their kids’ Easter chocolate. The idea of wearing a bikini can be stressful after giving…

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Beaulieu is opening an impressive new play area next spring!

The £½m adventure play area will open in Spring 2020, including a magical wooden palace, quirky features and secret passageways.   Playtime is coming to Beaulieu with the opening of the enchanting £½m adventure play area Little Beaulieu this spring. If you’re a small or big kid, let your imagination run wild as you storm up the…

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Aladdin Panto at Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre

We’ve reviewed the show for families in Poole, Bournemouth and other areas in Dorset. Yesterday was our little girl’s 4th birthday. She didn’t want a party this year, so I was really pleased when we were invited to Aladdin, the Pantomime at Bournemouth Pavillion Theatre.  I thought this would be a great thing for us…

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We have our first Panto winner!!!

Family ticket giveaway to Dorset pantomime, including Poole, Bournemouth and Wimborne.  Last night we chose the FIRST winner for one of our three pantomime competitions. Congratulations Carol! We hope you and your family have a fantastic time. You can see how the winner was chosen below. But don’t worry if you didn’t win this time,…

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Sustainable Christmas in Dorset

Eco-friendly Christmas shopping, gift wrapping, experience ideas and more in Poole and other areas in Dorset.   “We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children” David Brower There’s a huge emphasis on sustainability this year, and for good reason. We know we are currently facing an ‘unprecedented global emergency’, with…

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Win a Family Ticket to Aladdin, Bournemouth Pavilion Panto

***This competition is now closed*** From the producers that brought you Jack and the Beanstalk and Sleeping Beauty, comes the thrilling story of Aladdin. Packed full of everything you’d want in a pantomime including laugh-out-loud comedy, stunning scenery, beautiful costumes and of course – a flying carpet! Follow Aladdin, his brother Wishee Washee, and of course his mother Widow Twankey,…

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