Rockley Watersports is Awarded the learning outside the Classroom Quality Badge 3 Feb 2011

School activity specialist, Rockley Adventure has recently been awarded the Learning Outside the Classroom (LotC) Quality Badge. The Quality Badge is a nationally recognised award for organisations that provide learning experiences for children and young people aged up to 19 years of age. It is designed to assist schools in identifying organisations that provide a good quality teaching and learning experience outside of the classroom and brings together all existing safety and quality badges into one easily identifiable mark of quality.

South Lytchett Manor Caravan and Camping Park re-opens 1st March 2 Feb 2011

For the duration of March we are offering our saver season rate of £16.00 per unit per night, inclusive of 2 persons.  Booking early secures one of our hard standing superior pitches.

National Trust sets out its position on future of the New Forest 2 Feb 2011

The National Trust has expressed its shock and dismay at the Government's proposal to withdraw from the management of England's forests and ancient woodlands such as the New Forest and the Forest of Dean.

Whatever the Weather Photo Competition 1 Feb 2011

'Whatever the Weather' photo competition -  Win a National Trust one year family pass!

Seaside Restaurant Brings Romance to the Beach 31 Jan 2011

February 14th is a day when couples can express their love and affection for each other, and what better way to do it then with a fantastic meal overlooking the beautiful Dorset coast.

Ten Patient Visits by Local Cancer Charity Paid for by Poole’s Favourite Shopping Centre 31 Jan 2011

The Dolphin Shopping Centre, Poole, is thrilled to announce that three local charities have benefited from generous donations from visitors following a year-long fundraising campaign. The cash raised benefited each charity in a unique way including funding ten patient visits by local cancer charity About Face and new, much needed equipment for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Poole Hospital.

Rockley Watersports helps visitors get on the Water at the 2011 Tullet Prebon International Boatshow 26 Jan 2011

After returning from a successful boat show in London, Dorset based Rockley Watersports has helped to get more than 1500 individuals on to the water at this year's centrepiece attraction - the spectacular and all new 70 metre indoor Watersports Action Pool. Under the supervision of Rockley Watersports and Neilson instructor's, visitors were given the opportunity to have a go at canoeing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, wakeboarding, dinghy sailing and windsurfing free of charge.Rockley Watersports' managing director, Peter Gordon said: "It is very important to introduce individuals to the world of watersports and this year's Boat Show was the perfect opportunity for children and adults to get on the water for the very first time".This year's show also saw the launch of Rockley Watersports' new specialist training brand, Rockley Academy. Rockley Academy will focus on instructor training and professional watersports qualifications across the watersports disciplines of dinghy sailing, windsurfing and powerboating. Peter Gordon said: "We decided to launch Rockley Academy in response to the ever increasing demand for high level instructor training and specialist courses. Rockley Academy draws together our existing instructor training courses and professional watersports training under one internationally recognisable and premium brand".The Rockley Academy launch was supported by ISAF's Women's Match Race World Champion Lucy MacGregor, who, along with Annie Lush and Katie MacGregor, are the first British Team to have ever held the title of ISAF Women's Match Race World Champions.Peter said: We were delighted to have Lucy involved in the launch of our new brand. She is a perfect example of how sailing can develop into a career or even an Olympic dream"."The 2011 Boat Show has been one of the most exciting and vibrant shows we have been to in a long time, as well as the busiest! This was the first year we have had two stands, promoting Rockley Academy and our UK and French courses and holidays which has also meant the highest number of staff attending. After such a busy and successful show we are certainly looking forward to the year ahead".For more information on Rockley Academy please visit or contact Richard Percy on +44 (0) 1202 677272.

BBC One's Antiques Roadshow to visit Lulworth Castle 26 Jan 2011

Lulworth Castle is delighted to announce that BBC ONE's ever popular Sunday evening programme ANTIQUES ROADSHOW will be filming for its 34th series at Lulworth Castle, on Thursday, 2nd June, 2011. The doors open at 9.30 am and close at 4.30pm. Entry to the show is free.

Work To Start On £2m Twin Sails Bridge Link Road 24 Jan 2011

Work is set to start on a £2 million link road for Poole's Twin Sails Bridge.

Exbury’s Alex is youngest engine driver 24 Jan 2011

Railway-obsessed Alex Clements of Marchwood in the New Forest has, at just 17, become qualified to drive passengers on Exbury's steam railway.

Breeze Volkswagen confirm support for Rallye Sunseeker International 20 Jan 2011

Tower Park-based motor dealership Breeze Volkswagen has strengthened its support to events in Bournemouth and Poole by adding one of the UK's major motor sport events, Rallye Sunseeker International, to its partnership portfolio for 2011.

Exbury’s colourful offer for 2011 10 Jan 2011

Exbury Gardens in the New Forest are inviting all paying visitors who come to see the famous spring colour and ride the railway between mid-March and early June to make a return visit to enjoy autumn's fiery hues - entirely free.

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