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Frome Roller Disco
Jan
16
to Oct 16

Frome Roller Disco

Frome Roller Disco at the Cheese & Grain is a once weekly event for children and young people in Frome: the perfect place to let your hair down, simply the most fun to be had in Frome!

Wednesday 4pm & 6pm

All 4pm sessions are aimed at under 14's.

Anyone is welcome to attend the 6pm session. Parents are welcome to skate at the 4pm session but only if accompanied by a responsible child.

Sessions last one and a half hours.

Like our facebook page: Frome Roller Disco to keep in touch on schedules and activities.

£4.00 per skater including skate hire.

Tickets and skates can be reserved beforehand by emailing fromerollerdisco@gmail.com or on our facebook page.

Skates can either be in line or 2 x 2. All hire skates are 2 x 2. 

http://www.fromeroller.com/

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ACT NOW: The Pound, Corsham
Jan
19
to Oct 26

ACT NOW: The Pound, Corsham

About

Groups from Ages 4 - 25

Primary
Saturdays 11am-12pm
£50 per term

Secondary
Saturdays 12.30pm-2pm
£60 per term

Young Company, 16+
Wednesdays 7.15pm-9.15pm
£60 per term

The Pound's very own Youth Theatre wants you to join their incredible ranks! Led by actors Sidney and Tristan from The Last Baguette...

https://www.visitwiltshire.co.uk/whats-on/act-now-youth-theatre-p2609933

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Carboot Sundays....
Feb
17
to Nov 17

Carboot Sundays....

Free Event

Salisbury, Salisbury

Salisbury City Council are organising Car Boot sales on the 3rd Sunday of each month from February to November!

Just £5 per car on the day or £10 for vans or cars with trailers. No need to book.....just turn up on the day to be allocated the space...

17 Feb 2019

17 Mar 2019

14 Apr 2019

19 May 2019

16 June 2019

21 July 2019

18 Aug 2019

15 Sept 2019

13 Oct 2019

17 Nov 2019

http://www.salisburycitycouncil.gov.uk/c/car-boot-sundays


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Badger Watch, Buckland Newton, Dorset
Apr
1
to Aug 3

Badger Watch, Buckland Newton, Dorset

From our hides, thrill at the sight of badgers emerging from their setts and foraging for food. The area is floodlit for perfect vision and visits from other wildlife such as owls, foxes, rabbits and bats add to the spectacle.

We are pleased to announce that during the last 5 years we have recorded a 100% sightings record at Badger Watch Dorset, this means that you are virtually guaranteed to see wild badgers in their own natural environment.

For your visit we recommend that you bring a torch (to light the short walk from the hides back to the car park) some walking boots or stout shoes and warm outdoor clothing. If you wish to stay in the hide until dawn, we suggest you bring some form of refreshments.

http://www.badgerwatchdorset.co.uk/

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Brickosaurs - Marwell Zoo
Apr
5
to Sep 1

Brickosaurs - Marwell Zoo

BRICKOSAURS! A world-first collection of giant LEGO® brick dinosaurs is coming to Marwell Zoo in 2019. Marwell Zoo will become the first attraction in the world to host a collection of giant LEGO® brick dinosaurs.

BRICKOSAURS, a prehistoric experience featuring a total of 50 life-sized sculptures built with LEGO bricks, is coming to the zoo in 2019. The interactive expedition created with more than two million bricks is sure to excite families, LEGO and dinosaur enthusiasts alike. 
 
A highlight includes the largest touring LEGO brick dinosaur model ever made – a whopping eight-metre T-Rex, plus be prepared for a few surprises!

BRICKOSAURS will be included with general admission and will be on display from 5 April until 1 September 2019.
  
Visitors will also be able to get hands on with a host of extra activities including trying their hand at making their own creations at BRICKOSAURS Basecamp, a free spotter’s guide and more. 


https://www.marwell.org.uk/

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Horrible Histories® Pirates: The Exhibition at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Apr
6
to Dec 31

Horrible Histories® Pirates: The Exhibition at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

'Land Ahoe' for Horrible Histories® Pirates: The Exhibition at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Avast ye! Plunder no more - Horrible Histories® Pirates: The Exhibition 'lands ahoe' at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard from Saturday 6 April. The best-selling Horrible Histories series, created by Terry Deary and illustrator Martin Brown, takes buccaneers of all ages on an epic adventure across the seven seas with hands-on displays and interactive exhibits.

Do you have what it takes to be a really horrible pirate? Follow bossy pirate parrot and his ratty shipmate on a hilarious journey as you discover wicked weapons, terrible tactics and prisoner punishment used by Blackbeard himself. Lively illustrations, foul facts and gruesome games bring the stories of putrid pirates to life – so fans of the books and TV series will know what to expect!

Salty seadogs can let their little landlubber's loose as they captain their very own pirate ship. This fun and light-hearted look at life onboard comes complete with eye patches, wooden legs and deadly armaments ready for you to take into battle with the enemy.

Discover the patter of pirate talk and learn the lingo, decide your fate on the wheel of misfortune and get to grips with the rules of the pirate code – otherwise you might be taking a trip to Davey Jones' Locker.

Grab your grog and sing along in the quayside tavern, design your own pirate flag and battle it out with different weapons including cutlasses and cannons. Take command of your very own pirate ship as you pretend to be a daring pirate commander on the high seas.
The best way to experience Horrible Histories® Pirates

No Horrible Histories exhibition would be complete without an added bit of gruesomeness. Illustrations show pesky pirates in scary situations – complete with Martin Brown's infamous wit and hilarity.

Get hands-on with over thirty interactive experiences including touch-screen games, roleplaying opportunities and mechanical exhibits to entertain even the most hardened old salt.

This UK-first exhibition is included with a valid attraction ticket.

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Birds of Prey Demonstrations - Cotswold Wildlife Park
Apr
19
to Sep 1

Birds of Prey Demonstrations - Cotswold Wildlife Park

Some birds will swoop low over your heads and some will soar high in the sky over the Park’s beautiful grounds. See a variety of different birds from eagles to owls in these exciting demonstrations by Cotswold Falconry, which take place at 1.00pm and 3.30pm on the lawns in front of the Manor house on the following dates…

  • 19th – 22nd APRIL

  • 4th – 6th & 25th – 27th May

  • 27th – 28th JULY

  • 3rd/4th, 10th/11th, 17th/18th, 24th – 26th & 31st AUGUST

  • Sunday 1st SEPTEMBER

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Hay Festival, 2019
May
23
to Jun 2

Hay Festival, 2019

The line-up features over 600 writers and thinkers in events over 11 days, spanning award-winning fiction, non-fiction and poetry; science and tech; UK politics; global affairs; sustainability (Green Hay); a rich strand for children and families (HAYDAYS and #HAYYA); a free programme for schools; and a vibrant line-up of late night music, comedy and performance. 

A village of just 1,600 people on the banks of the River Wye, Hay welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors to Hay Festival every year, with festivalgoers travelling from over 40 countries to attend in 2018. Nestled beneath the stunning Black Mountains in the Brecon Beacons National Park, it's a special place to visit at any time - if you haven't yet been, you must!

http://hayfestival.com/wales/home

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2019 Salisbury International Arts Festival
May
24
to Jun 9

2019 Salisbury International Arts Festival

The 2019 Salisbury International Arts Festival (24 May to 9 June) will mark two global anniversaries - the 1969 moon landings and the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall - with an ambitious mix of music, spoken word, film, dance, circus, theatre, comedy and family events.

Find out more on the family events being performed here:

https://www.countrychild.co.uk/blog/2019/3/18/2019-salisbury-featival

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Sherborne Castle Country Fair
May
27
1:00 PM13:00

Sherborne Castle Country Fair

Each year, for one day only in early summer, one of the country's finest settings is transformed into a fun- filled day out for all ages - including spectacular lakeside Dragon Boat Racing, Circus, Gundog Retriever Trials in the Deer Park, Dog Shows, Scurries and Main Ring Events. This year in the main ring the show will have a wonderful display of Cossack Riding from Guido Louis and an exciting program of BMX trick jumps and much more! The fair is organised by volunteers and will be raising funds for children’s charities, so go and have some fun and help give deserving children and youth charities some well needed funds.. www.sherbornecountryfair.com 

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Sturminster Marshall Fête
Jun
1
11:00 AM11:00

Sturminster Marshall Fête

The beautiful Dorset village of Sturminster Marshall will hold its Fête this year on Saturday 1st June, 2-5pm at St Mary’s Church and opposite at the Old School.

Following its success last year, the Fête organisers hope to set tails wagging again with a fun Dog Show. Children from the Dorset Starlight Dance Academy and the Stour Valley Brass Band will be performing. There will also be traditional fête games for children, Belfry tours, plants and produce, scrumptious cream teas, ice-creams and lots more to keep the whole family entertained.

Whether you live locally or further afield, the Sturminster Marshall Church Fête promises to be a fun and memorable day for everyone.

All proceeds from the Fête will go to St Mary’s Church. Free parking is available in the village. Dogs are most welcome!

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Messy Play: By the Sea (Dorchester
Jun
1
10:30 PM22:30

Messy Play: By the Sea (Dorchester

Pumpkin Play is excited to be hosting our first event on Saturday 1st June and we'd love for you to join us. Places are limited and booking is essential. Click here to get your ticket(s): https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pumpkin-play-by-the-sea-tickets-60574507984 We will have 10+ activity stations, each with a "By The Sea" theme. Think spaghetti waves, jelly fish with real jelly, rock pools, sea creatures, water play, taste-safe sand, and more! Suitable for children aged 6 months (or sitting unaided) to 5 years old. Food grade products will be used wherever possible and all materials will be non-toxic. The session starts at 10.30am so please arrive up to 10 minutes early for registration. We will finish at 11.30am. Tickets cost £9 per child (£5 for siblings). You will need a towel and some spare clothes for your child (and possibly for you too!). There will be an area with some warm water and flannels so that you can get cleaned off at the end. Please look out for your confirmation email once your booking is complete, as this will contain some important details. You won't need to print paper tickets to enter the event. Just bring a valid photo ID (incase there are any queries) and we'll check you in as you arrive. We look forward to meeting you, Beth & Jodie

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Hatch House Open Garden
Jun
2
2:30 PM14:30

Hatch House Open Garden

Idyllic Hatch House in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside, by the kind permission of Sir Henry and Lady Rumbold, will hold its annual Open Garden on Sunday June 2nd in aid of Salisbury Hospice Charity. This is a great event for all the family and a chance to see the 17th Century walled Dutch garden with amazing views over the Vale of Wardour, enjoy cream teas with family and friends and browse a wide variety of stalls. www.salisburyhospicecharity.org.uk

Adults - £5
 Children - £1. Opening Times: 2-5pm

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Mendip Challenge
Jun
2
9:00 PM21:00

Mendip Challenge

Challenge yourself by taking on an exciting 10, 20 or 30 mile walk following the stunning West Mendip Way. In 2019, the hospice’s 30th year of caring, the Mendip Challenge will take place on Sunday 2nd June, so get your boots at the ready and prepare to walk (or run) and raise money for Weston Hospicecare.

Embrace the great countryside that awaits you, as our routes will leave you smiling for days. Pack your backpack, pull up your boot straps and get ready to take on the hills! 

Tickets Adult £15, Child £10, register:

https://www.westonhospicecare.org.uk/mendip/

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The Grange Festival 2019
Jun
6
to Jul 5

The Grange Festival 2019

If you have never been to The Grange Festival you may well have missed one of the highlights of the Hampshire summer.  The stunning neoclassical buildings, resembling Grecian temples, come to life in June and July and conceal the award winning 600 seat theatre as well as the Festival restaurant, shop and art gallery.

Ticket prices start from £10 to £190 are are NOW ON SALE via: https://thegrangefestival.co.uk/book-now/  

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The South of England Show, Ardingly, West Sussex
Jun
6
to Jun 8

The South of England Show, Ardingly, West Sussex

Heralded as ‘THE’ ultimate family day out in the South, the South of England Show is returning this year from 6-8 June and, although organisers are promising the biggest programme of activities and entertainment to date, children still get to go free!*

Taking place at the iconic South of England Showground in Ardingly, West Sussex, the annual event has been established since 1967. Today it has rightly earned the ‘must attend date’ spot in the family calendar thanks to a varied programme of entertainment that allows every generation to re-connect with the countryside and ultimately have a great day out!

Whilst the three-day spectacular will still feature its beloved programme of agricultural and equestrian competitions and displays, rural crafts and an abundance of food, drink and shopping opportunities, 2019’s event is centred around the pure delights of traditional family fun.

Children can unleash their imagination and revel in the joys of fresh countryside air where they can watch Shetland ponies go head to head in their own mini Grand National, or little piggies prove their agility just like Babe in the piggy pranks obstacle course. In the Heritage Zone they will be able to experience life as a Saxon or Norman and watch thrilling battle re-enactments. In the Discover the Countryside area there will be pond dipping, birds of prey to admire, and this year they’ll even be able to meet some water buffalo, plus lots more.

The youngest members of the family can even explore The Gruffalo Wood and meet the beloved storybook character himself (subject to appearance times).

Parents and grandparents can also forget the stresses of everyday life and enjoy the thrilling spectacle of the Bolddog Lings motorcycle stunt display or visit the new for 2019 Wine Walk where they can sample the wine and learn about the fabulous vineyards right on our doorstep.

Even the teenagers will enjoy the event with many an ‘instagramable moment’ to capture with the show’s music stage hosting sensational artists from East Sussex College or the always exciting showjumping programme.

Iain Nicol, CEO of the South of England Agricultural Society, said:

“Every year we welcome thousands of visitors to The South of England Show and this year we’re expecting a record 70,000+guests over the weekend. The event is designed to provide a fantastic day out in the countryside and reinforce the delights that agricultural living can bring. Today, in our technology-led world, so many children are simply unaware of the basic processes of growing food for our plates, or have never witnessed or tried out simple forestry or horticultural skills. The South of England Show is the perfect opportunity to experience all this in a fantastically unique and fun way with the whole family.

“Importantly though, most people don’t realise that we - the South of England Agricultural Society - are actually a charity and events like this, as well as showcasing agriculture, horticulture and the countryside to the general public, help us raise vital funds to support people with an interest or involvement in agriculture and other related land-based industries. From inspiring school children to learn about the land, to offering travel bursaries for people working in the farming sector or helping with funding towards agricultural research - we want people to know that when you visit The South of England Show that they will also be supporting these fantastic projects and people across the South East.”

Tickets for the South of England Show 2019 are available from seas.org.uk and can be bought online in advance for a 10% discount. Tickets cost £22 for adults, £20 for senior citizens/students, and under 16s go free with a paying adult*.

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Hampshire Country and Garden Festival
Jun
9
to Jun 10

Hampshire Country and Garden Festival

The Hampshire Country & Garden Festival offers a host of entertainment, demonstrations and workshops, more than 40 gift and garden stalls and delicious food and drink, for everyone who loves the great outdoors. This year’s event celebrates the restoration of the listed building Bere Mill, after severe fire damage in 2018. Owner Rupert Nabarro will give a talk about the restoration process. An evening event at Bere Mill on Saturday 8 June from 6.30-10.00pm, sponsored by JM Finn Wealth Management, features guest speaker and best-selling novelist Santa Montefiore, ‘in conversation’ with well-known TV presenter/producer, Professor Khalid Aziz DL. The Festival on Sunday 9 June includes a dog show, pottery workshops and demos on fly fishing, bee keeping, cake icing, pasta making, jam making, flower-arranging and lots for children to do, including circus skills, sand art, cooking classes, story telling and yoga. Highlights include Gardener’s Question Time and music from Head North. Discounted tickets are available online at www.hampshiregardenfestival.co.uk or by calling 01256 314759, as follows: Adult Ticket: £8 (£10 on the day) Child Ticket: £4 (£5 on the day) Family (2 adults and up to 3 children): £20 (£25 on the day) Under 5s go free All proceeds from the festival will go to the Hampshire Medical Fund

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Top of the Gorge Festival, Cheddar
Jun
14
to Jun 16

Top of the Gorge Festival, Cheddar

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cheddar-gorge/features/top-of-the-gorge-festival

Welcoming campers and day visitors alike, Top of the Gorge festival is a carnival of outdoor adventure, entertainment, inspiration and fantastic local food and drink.
The pop-up campsite looks right through the jaws of the gorge towards the Somerset coast, and activities include trail running, mountain biking, climbing, caving, walking, archery, food foraging, campfire cooking, star gazing and much more. 

Cheddar Gorge is one of England's most iconic and spectacular landscapes. We are really proud to own the north side of this spectacular gorge and we hope that you will enjoy exploring it in a way that suits you.

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Messy Play: By the Sea (Bridport)
Jun
22
to Jun 23

Messy Play: By the Sea (Bridport)

Pumpkin Play is excited to be hosting our summer messy play event at Bridport Youth & Community Centre on Saturday 22nd June and we'd love for you to join us. Places are limited and booking is essential. Click here to get your ticket(s): https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pumpkin-play-by-the-sea-bridport-youth-community-centre-tickets-61485502794 We will have 10+ activity stations, each with a "By The Sea" theme. Think spaghetti waves, jelly fish with real jelly, rock pools, sea creatures, water play, taste-safe sand, and more! Suitable for children aged 6 months (or sitting unaided) to 5 years old. Food grade products will be used wherever possible and all materials will be non-toxic. The session starts at 10.30am so please arrive up to 10 minutes early for registration. We will finish at 11.30am. Tickets cost £9 per child (£5 for siblings). You will need a towel and some spare clothes for your child (and possibly for you too!). There will be an area with some warm water and flannels so that you can get cleaned off at the end. Please look out for your confirmation email once your booking is complete, as this will contain some important details. You won't need to print paper tickets to enter the event. Just bring a valid photo ID (incase there are any queries) and we'll check you in as you arrive. We look forward to meeting you, Beth & Jodie

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Frome Children's Festival
Jun
23
2:30 PM14:30

Frome Children's Festival

One of Frome’s best events of the year and quite possibly the biggest! Usually held in summer during the week of the Frome Festival, the event is FREE to attend and includes over 40 different activities for kids to get stuck into.

Provisional date for 2019 – Sunday June 23rd at the Cheese and Grain through to Welshmill Park. TBC

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Messy Play: By the Sea (Weymouth)
Jul
6
to Jul 7

Messy Play: By the Sea (Weymouth)

Pumpkin Play is excited to be hosting our summer messy play event at Upwey & Broadwey Memorial Hall on Saturday 6th July and we'd love for you to join us. Places are limited and booking is essential. Click here to get your ticket(s): https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pumpkin-play-by-the-sea-weymouth-tickets-61717163698 We will have 10+ activity stations, each with a "By The Sea" theme. Think spaghetti waves, jelly fish with real jelly, rock pools, sea creatures, water play, taste-safe sand, and more! Suitable for children aged 6 months (or sitting unaided) to 5 years old. Food grade products will be used wherever possible and all materials will be non-toxic. The session starts at 10.30am so please arrive up to 10 minutes early for registration. We will finish at 11.30am. Tickets cost £9 per child (£5 for siblings). You will need a towel and some spare clothes for your child (and possibly for you too!). There will be an area with some warm water and flannels so that you can get cleaned off at the end. Please look out for your confirmation email once your booking is complete, as this will contain some important details. You won't need to print paper tickets to enter the event. Just bring a valid photo ID (incase there are any queries) and we'll check you in as you arrive. We look forward to meeting you, Beth & Jodie

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Marlborough College Summer School
Jul
14
10:30 AM10:30

Marlborough College Summer School

Marlborough College’s annual Summer School offers four weeks of enriching learning experiences and entertainment to appeal to all ages and interests. While there are over 370 fascinating courses for adults encompassing the creative arts, history, science, body and mind, life skills, sport and country pursuits, the comprehensive programme for young people is a winning formula packed full of inspirational activities. There is also an extensive entertainment programme open to students and the general public which ranges from lectures, film nights and recitals, to Gala performances every Tuesday and Friday evening. For students wishing to really make the most of their time at Summer School, booking a stay in one of the College Boarding Houses is thoroughly recommended.   


https://summerschool.co.uk/


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Ballet Under the Stars
Jul
26
to Jul 28

Ballet Under the Stars

The magical evening of ballet and dance in the walled garden at Hatch House celebrates its tenth anniversary in July with an incredible line up of dancers including Xander Parish, Principal with the Mariinsky Ballet in St Petersburg and Ksenia Ovsyanick, Principal with the Staatsballett Berlin. This is an unmissable event from 26th-28th July. www.coventgardendance.com

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Thoroughly Modern Millie
Aug
28
to Aug 31

Thoroughly Modern Millie

Youth-arts charity RicNic now in their 15th year, present a new production of the classic musical comedy Thoroughly Modern Millie to the Theatre Royal Winchester this summer. Combining tap routines with type-writers, slapstick comedy with 1920s style and set to an amazing toe-tapping score, Thoroughly Modern Millie is set to be a great show for the whole family. It follows the story of love, luck and loss for Millie Dillmount, an ambitious young girl who moves from the country to the bright lights of Manhattan in the 1920s. Based on the 1960s film starring Julie Andrews, the stage musical first appeared in 2002 on Broadway, winning 6 prestigious Tony Awards including Best Musical that year.

RicNic projects are completely free to participate in, ensuring that the opportunity is open to everyone regardless of their circumstances. Also, it is not just for performers. as young people really do run the whole show, there are opportunities for budding designers, costumiers, journalists, promotions experts, social media enthusiasts, technicians and project managers to get involved and gain a valuable hands on experience of working in a professional setting. Participants for RicNic Hampshire are drawn together from across a wide area, forming friendships that transcend geographical, school and community boundaries. To get involved read more about RicNic on our news page (26).

Thoroughly Modern Millie will be showing from 28 through to 31 August. Ticket £18 and £14 for under 26's which includes booking fees.

More information

can be found: WWW.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk/thoroughly-modern-millie/

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VERVE Festival
Sep
7
to Sep 8

VERVE Festival

VERVE is a festival that celebrates health, wellness and nature in Ebbesbourne Wake, Wiltshire on 7&8 September 2019.

Children under 15 come for free and can do yoga, mindfulness, foraging, fire building and bushcraft as well as storytelling and art and craft lessons.

Grown ups can do yoga and exercise classes, listen to experts talk about health, nutrition, sleep and a variety of workshops.

Relax in the spa, shop in the boutique, drink cocktails and champagne in the bar and dance Saturday night away under the stars.

The perfect weekend for healthy hedonists and their families!

www.feeltheverve.com

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Chantry Dance Company's 'ALICE - Wonderland Through the Looking Glass', The Lights Andover
Oct
5
10:30 AM10:30

Chantry Dance Company's 'ALICE - Wonderland Through the Looking Glass', The Lights Andover

Chantry’s innovative new ballet of ‘ALICE – Wonderland Through the Looking Glass’ takes place after the events of Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass. Alice is now grown-up and an aspiring writer working in a tea-shop. Overworked and underpaid, life seemed much more exciting when she was a child. The Looking Glass has remained in Wonderland as a portal to our world, which the Red Queen accidentally crosses when chasing a croquet ball. Entering this new reality, she develops a dastardly plan to seize power by opening a casino where she creates an Army of Cards. Hatter and his gang of concerned Wonderland characters pursue the Queen and find Alice. Together, they resolve to stop the Queen, but first they must try to make sense (or non- sense!) of our world. Oh, and we forgot to mention, there’s a Jabberwocky lurking in the casino’s basement...

https://www.chantrydancecompany.org

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Finkley Down Farm - Magical Christmas
Nov
29
to Dec 24

Finkley Down Farm - Magical Christmas

Magical Christmas 29th November – 24th December Decorate a biscuit With Mother Christmas, Father Christmas’s Intergalactic post box, Make magical reindeer food with the Elves, Find the missing Reindeer, Snowball Shootout, Meet Father Christmas and choose your present, Free hot chocolate for every child.

https://www.finkleydownfarm.co.uk/upcoming-events/

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Hatherden School & Village Fete
May
18
11:00 AM11:00

Hatherden School & Village Fete

Come and join the fun filled day, hopefully in the sunshine!

1-4pm: Grand draw, BBQ & hog roast, dog show, beer tent / Pimms & Prosecco stall, days out game, kids games & races, sweets & treats, exciting arena events, inflatable fun, cakes / plants / books / toys, external stalls, and much more…

4-6pm: Stay on with us for an array of local live music accompanied by our various food & drink stalls

The Hatherden school & village fete is on Saturday 18th May 1 – 6pm with live music & food from 4-6pm.

Go along and support your local community.

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Bradford on Avon Green Man Festival
May
18
10:30 AM10:30

Bradford on Avon Green Man Festival

A fantastic day of folk dance and music with a strong Morris theme but including many other international and local dancers. At least 21 dance groups are performing at four town centre locations - that's about 160 dancers, 50 musicians and a lot of hankies and sticks!

There will be activities for the whole family including a children’s fun fair, join in dances, a nine foot tall giant Jack In The Green with his entourage “greening” visitors to herald in the summer, Mummers’ plays, pagan arts and crafts fair, live English, Irish/Scottish, French and Appalachian music sessions in pubs and cafes, a children’s fancy dress competition, town window dressing and a community groups’ market. Lots of great food and drink in the town’s pubs. A programme packed with special offers and discount coupons for town shops and businesses.

Wear something green.

http://www.boadayofdance.org

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Glitter Run Remix, Wells
May
15
2:00 PM14:00

Glitter Run Remix, Wells

Join us for The Glitter Run Remix at The Bishop’s Palace in Wells. 

The 5k runs will consist of two sparkling bio-degradable glitter stations, two bursting bubble stations and a colourful paint party to finish. All runners will receive a medal for finishing the race.

Registration will open from 11 am, with the run starting at 12 pm.

https://www.st-margarets-hospice.org.uk/event/glitter-run-remix-wells?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIzZDZxMud4gIVLLHtCh05fQOEEAAYASAAEgJWZfD_BwE

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Once Upon A Princess
May
12
11:00 AM11:00

Once Upon A Princess

The ultimate pop princess party Once Upon A Princess returns to Dorset for the next leg of its first ever UK tour with a visit to Wimborne’s Tivoli Theatre on Sunday 12 May.

This smash-hit glittering production features all your favourite fairytale princesses plus a soundtrack of top pop hits and movie musical classics that will have the whole audience singing and dancing.

The books in the Fairyland library have got muddled up and magic maker Fairy Muddled needs your help to put the pages back in the right books. Join her as she follows the clues to discover which princess will marry Prince Charming.

Once Upon A Princess, now in its third sparkling year, continues to entertain, inspire and captivate little princes and princesses with its toe-tapping, dance in the aisles set list.

Tickets are on sale now priced at £12 from 01202 885566 or online at

www.tivoliwimborne.co.uk

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England v Pakistan ODI at The Ageas Bowl
May
11
9:30 AM09:30

England v Pakistan ODI at The Ageas Bowl

The Ageas Bowl hosts Eoin Morgan's England side as they take on Pakistan in a Royal London One-Day International on Saturday 11th May 2019.

2019's ODI will be a repeat of the 50-over clash between the two sides at the home of Hampshire Cricket in 2016 – a meeting which won by England in 44 runs.

England's last visit to the Ageas Bowl in 2018 saw an epic Test Match contested against Virat Kohli's India, which welcomed just over 55,000 spectators over the course of the four days of play resulting in England as victors over the visitors, securing the series for the hosts.

Tickets are now on general sale, but have been subject to record-breaking demand since becoming available, so be sure to act fast to secure your spot at the International white-ball blitz.

Hospitality packages, hampers, group ticket discounts, and more are also available to purchase for the 50-over clash.

To purchase tickets or for more information about the England v Pakistan ODI, visit Thea Ageas Bowel's website or contact the Ageas Bowl Ticket Office (Open Mon – Fri: 9am – 5pm) on phone or email. 

Ticket Hotline: 0844 847 1863

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Chafyn Grove School Open Morning
May
10
to May 11

Chafyn Grove School Open Morning

Small class sizes, outstanding academic results, fantastic facilities and incredible sport, art and music opportunities for every child. We would love to meet you at our upcoming Open Days. Please call 01722 333423 to book a tour for you and your children. We look forward to welcoming you to our school.

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Choral Concert of Vivaldi’s Gloria, scenes from his opera La Fida Ninfa, Laetatus Sum & Bach-Vivaldi Organ Concerto 2 in Am.
May
5
4:30 PM16:30

Choral Concert of Vivaldi’s Gloria, scenes from his opera La Fida Ninfa, Laetatus Sum & Bach-Vivaldi Organ Concerto 2 in Am.

Given by the Cherubim Chamber Singers with soloists Sally O’Brien, Sally Crockford, Jill Caudle, Peter Crook, and conductor Greg Skidmore

Accompanied by Gabriella Jones violin*, Vicky Richmond oboe*, Sam Wiggs bassoon. Michael Maxwell Steer organ & harpsichord. ([picture)

*These performers play on instruments loaned to them by the Cherubim Music Trust

Tisbury Parish Church, Wiltshire. Sp3 6NF 

16:00-17:00

Concert in aid of Cherubim Music Trust

Cherubim Music Trust is a charity that loans professional-calibre orchestral instruments for five year periods to advanced music students, aged 15-25, who cannot afford one that matches their ability. Founded in 1981 it now owns or manages over 30 instruments valued at £250,000.

Tkts £10 – students free. On the door & online at http://cherubimtrust.org/vivaldi/  


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ABP Southampton Marathon Event
May
5
9:30 AM09:30

ABP Southampton Marathon Event

This fantastic event offers runners the choice of either a Marathon, Half Marathon or 10km race, along with closed roads through the heart of Southampton. 

All races start and finish in the heart of Southampton’s city center with the run course passing iconic local landmarks including Bargate, QE2 Anchor and St Mary’s Stadium. Sure to be the race highlight will be running both the ascent and more popularly the descent over the Itchen bridge, which will be closed exclusively for this unique event. 

On the Marathon, half marathon and 10k, you'll get the chance to run over the Itchen Bridge during your race journey. At the top of the bridge almost 100ft up, you'll experience a feast for the eyes with the beautiful view of the city, the River Itchen, commercial centre and out to sea towards the Isle of Wight.

There are many delights on this route including running through the huge expanse of the common, along the waters edge in Riverside Park and the premier league Saints stadium, before coming to the bridge itself and reaching a stunning finish in front of the Guildhall in the city centre on your second lap.

This event is an ideal choice for first time Marathon runners and for seasoned pro's alike. The event are expecting approximately 10,000 runners for this event.

A spectator friendly route, with lots of activities, coffee houses and restaurants to explore and make it a weekend away with the whole family.

 

Event timings

Marathon & Half Marathon both begin at 9am

The 10k begins at 10am 

The fun run begins at 4pm 

All races start from Guildhall

http://www.abpsouthamptonhalf.co.uk/

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Frome Sports Festival
Apr
28
to May 4

Frome Sports Festival

The Sports Festival is held around Easter. It aims to let families try out some of the great sports that are available in Frome. Lots of local clubs and groups get together to offer FREE tasters and throw in a bit of extra fun – like a climbing wall or zip wire! Usually held in Victoria Park with hot drinks on offer to keep you warm!

Provisional date for 2019 – Sunday 28th April. TBC

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Medieval Craft, Corfe Castle
Apr
27
to Apr 28

Medieval Craft, Corfe Castle

Explore the Outer Bailey and try your hand at medieval craftsmanship. Perhaps help daub the wattle walls on the stonemasons’ lodge or make and decorate a clay tile to take home with you.

You can also contribute your artwork to a new felt collage of the castle. Pat down your wool in warm soapy water and attach to our hessian backing. Watch this space as an image of the castle appears over the coming months.

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World Penguin Day, Cotswold Wildlife Park
Apr
27
11:30 AM11:30

World Penguin Day, Cotswold Wildlife Park

https://www.cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk/whats-on/events/

Join us for a day of Penguin related activities and competitions, all located by the Penguin pool, in aid of the “Sphenisco” charity, dedicated to the conservation of Humboldt Penguins. Penguin talk and feed at 11.00am and 3.00pm. Help feed the Penguins at 1.00pm for £1 donation (subject to availability).

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Painting 101, Over Wallop, Hampshire
Apr
25
10:00 PM22:00

Painting 101, Over Wallop, Hampshire

Our drawing and painting courses are something a bit different to the usual offering for beginners/intermediates: bespoke classes, tailored as far as possible to the participants interests and abilities, in small groups of 4-6 people, with a holistic approach led by our Director & Lead Tutor, professional fine artist Daisy Rogers. Prior to the start of the course, we will gauge individual skill level, expectations and personal ambitions for the course, for example, what kind of art do you personally envisage producing? How do you like to learn? What is your previous experience and what artists do you like? Painting 101 in either landscapes or portraiture blends painting skills tailored to your level and speed of learning, art history tailored to your personal interests, providing inspiration and relevant technique discussions, incorporating colour mixing and theory, brush techniques and mediums, application of paint and studio versus en plein air / live sittings from your model vs photographs.

https://www.westhampshireschoolofart.co.uk/adults-art-courses-workshops-1#lifedrawing

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Hoppy Easter at Paulton's Park
Apr
23
4:00 PM16:00

Hoppy Easter at Paulton's Park

The Hoppy Easter event is on daily at Paultons from Friday 6th April until Sunday 21st April. Guests will be able to meet cute new characters at the main entrance plaza. Come and say hello Bobtail Bunny and his forest friends, Betty Bunny, Hennie the Hedgehog and Red the Deer.

Watch out for mischievous Fenton Fox though, as he will surely be eyeing up any tasty Easter treats you may have! Guaranteed to put a spring in your step the Park entrance will also be festooned for Easter with colourful giant Easter Eggs and Bunnies at every turn!

Remember, Paultons has over 70 terrific rides and attractions for the whole family to enjoy.

https://paultonspark.co.uk/

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