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Winter Paddling 1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018

New Forest Activities - Winter Paddling

New Forest Activities, The Old Forge, High Street, Beaulieu, SO42 7YA

Choose between single seater kayaks or 2/3 seater canoes for a full two hour guided tour out on the water. The Beaulieu River offers up some stunning sites throughout the Winter providing lots of fun despite the season.

Price: £18 per person   Duration: 2 hours

Availability: See our website for available dates https://www.newforestactivities.co.uk/activities/winter-paddle/

Session times:
10:00 - 12:00
13:30 - 15:30




Harry Potter - A History of Magic 8 Jan - 28 Feb 2018

Harry Potter The History of Magic

Poole Central Library, Dolphin Centre, Poole, BH15 1QE, Dorset

Have you ever wanted to delve into Divination, ponder the peculiarities of Potions and discover magical creatures? Now you can.

Working in partnership with the British Library, Poole Library is proud to host the Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition.

On display from 8 January – 28 February at Poole Central Library, the exhibition will be capturing the traditions of folklore and magic at the heart of the Harry Potter stories, including potions and alchemy, divination and magical creatures.

Celebrate Valentines all February at Branksome Beach 1 - 28 Feb 2018

Branksome Beach

Branksome Beach Restaurant, Pinecliff Road, Branksome Chine, BH13 6LP

Why celebrate Valentine’s for just one day? This February, in honour of the month of love we’ll be creating a range of delectable fish dishes perfect for sharing.

From grilled whole fish, to succulent seafood platters and crispy Frito Misto you can expect a changing selection depending on what the fisherman brings in!

(Available daily from 12.30)

Branksome Beach Restaurant

Poole Museum - Women and their Stories 2 Feb - 11 Mar 2018

Poole Museum 2016

Poole Museum, 4 High Street, Poole, BH15 1BW, Dorset

Wicked and Wonderful Women Trail Pack 10-18 February
£2 per pack or £1 to museum explorers.

Love Letters to Women we Love 14 February

Be inspired by the Her Story exhibition and write an open letter to a woman who has been an
inspiration to you. You are invited to share your letter as part of our display.
Poole Women and their Stories: A Poole Museum Society Talk by Richard Yeoman
31 March.   2.30pm Free to Poole Museum Society members.  £2 for non members (please pay on door).   Advance booking required via Eventbrite.

Her Story - Tales of Poole Women Past and Present 20 Jan - 11 March  
Past and Present is an exhibition throwing a light onto the women of Poole, both from history and today.  This exhibition will look at the stories of some Poole women through objects in our collections and through a series of biographies.   The exhibition will encourage visitors to reflect on their own story or the stories of women they know.



Private Lives by Noel Coward 8 - 10 Mar 2018

Lighthouse - Private Lives copyright Sheila Burnett

Lighthouse, Poole's Centre for the Arts, Kingland Road, Poole, BH15 1UG, Dorset

Thursday 8 – Saturday 10 March
7.45pm & 2.30pm (Saturday matinee)
Tickets: £21
Discounts: Seniors, U18s, Students, Schools, ATL, Groups

London Classic Theatre present a major new touring production of Noël Coward’s sparkling comedy Private Lives at Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts from 8-10 March, in which strong passions and stronger personalities set the stage for a classic battle of the sexes.

Full of razor-sharp wit and quick-fire dialogue, Private Lives is Noël Coward’s most popular and enduring stage comedy.  Extraordinarily written in only three days, the play opened at London’s Phoenix Theatre in August 1930 to packed houses. 

Since then, this charming comedy of manners has retained its remarkable appeal, captivating audiences all over the world.

Tickets & information 01202 280000

Booking Fees: Prices quoted are for tickets booked in person at the Ticket Office. Tickets booked by telephone or online are subject to a booking fee of up to £1.75 per ticket

Quiz & Fizz Night at Harbour Heights Hotel 9 Mar 2018

FJB Fizz & Quiz Night

Harbour Heights Hotel, Haven Road, BH13 7LW

FJB Fizz & Quiz Night

Test your trivia with your friends at our fun quiz night.
In true Harbour Heights style we will be offering Prosecco to get your thinking juices flowing..

Quiz Night  |  £19.50 per person
7pm – 11pm
Glass of Prosecco on arrival
Fish & chip cone
Plus, raffle in aid of Bournemouth Hospital Charity to have a chance to win great prizes!

To book your tickets, please call 01202 707272 or email sales@fjbhotels.co.uk.

Maximum of 10 people per team.
Payment in advance, all payments are non-refundable or transferable.




Poole Passion Play 20 - 24 Mar 2018

Poole Passion Play 2018

United Reform Church Parkstone, Commercial Road, Poole, BH14 0JW

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

People young and old, of many different faiths come together to re-enact the last days of Jesus Christ on earth.

The result is a compelling dramatic production featuring a spectacular light show, a parade through the streets and an interactive crowd scene.

£8.  Full details and tickets www.poolepassion.com

Mini Steam on the Quay 2018 12 May 2018

Mini steam 2010

Poole Quay, Poole, BH15 1HJ, Dorset

Mini Steam on the QuayCelebrate the sights, sounds and smells of the age of steam when mini traction engines come to Poole Quay.


The glorious age of steam will be returning to Poole on Saturday 12th May as a festival of mini steam engines take over Poole Quay.

Poole’s Mini Steam on the Quay will see some of the most beautiful and detailed mini steam and traction engines, some which have featured on the Discovery Channel, on display and running from 10am-5pm.

Featuring unique mini steam engines, there will be everything to keep steam enthusiasts young and old happy. Organised by local enthusiast Richard Harvey, the event will include the chance to ride on the special engines.

It's a great, fun day out for the whole family.

Harry Paye Pirate Day 2018 16 Jun 2018

Paye Day Logo

Poole Quay, Poole, BH15 1HJ, Dorset

Harry Paye Pirate Day

Poole Quay from 12 Noon - 6pm  #HarryPayeDay

Avast me harties!  Tis time for land lubbers to dig out yer eye patch, earing and cutlass for Poole’s annual celebration on 16 June, of its favourite pirate son Harry Paye.

Organised by the Pirates of Poole and supported by Poole Tourism, the popular shindig gets underway from 12 under the noonday sun with the Parade of Pirates along Poole Quay.  Learn the lingo with the pirate translator.

Ye Programme o' Events

General Events
Pirate Parade
Pirate Fancy Dress Competition Judged by The Mayor of Poole.
Live music throughout the day

For full details visit www.piratesofpoole.co.uk



Folk on the Quay 2018 30 Jun 2018

Folk on the Quay Poole

Poole Quay, Poole, BH15 1HJ, Dorset

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A free folk music festival in Poole on 30 June with outdoor music stages and dancers in the streets overlooking Poole’s lovely Harbour.

With traditional folk dancing, cehilidhs on the Quay and lots more.

For more information and the full line up visit www.folkonthequay.co.uk

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