For some of you, it’s been back to school all week – but some of you will be returning on Monday! So when you’re not getting started on the homework and looking for the school uniforms, here are some ideas of things you could go out and about and do!
Saturday 16th April
This weekend The Ancient Technology Centre, Cranbourne has one of Dorset’s best kept secrets, Story Telling in the Earthouse a 200-seat theatre – lit by lamplight and fire-light. Here audiences sit on wooden benches, under an earth roof, held up by 21 huge oak tree trunks… they come to listen to stories. The Ancient Technology Centre works with the Crick Crack Club to bring some of the finest contemporary performance storytellers to this fabulous off-beat venue – turning it into a cinema of the imagination. NB Since this blog was posted we have been informed this night has been sold out but keep put June 18th in your diaries – as this is the next story telling event. More details can be found on their website.
A Comedy of Errors closes tonight at Shaftesbury Arts Centre, so if you can get a babysitter, catch this last performance of Shakespeare’s most famous comedy.
The Vintage Bazaar is on in the Cheese and Grain, Frome. This Saturday 9am -3pm, with £2 admission to adults. A healthy mixture of textiles, haberdashery, costume, accessories, homewares, handmade treasures and much more…
Car booty at Kingston Lacey is also running this Saturday. Buyers welcome from 9am – 12pm. Entry is 50p per person, under 16s are free.
Sunday 17th April
Shaftesbury Super Sunday is this weekend at 10am. Discover the many talented people living in Dorset and the surrounding area with stalls stretching from one end of Shaftesbury High Street to the other.
Little Pickles Market is on at River park Leisure Centre, Winchester today, 2-3.30pm. Selling everything from maternity wear to nursery furniture, bikes, books, DVD’s, games, clothes, toys the list goes on. Costing just £1 to enter (no charge for Little Pickles of course!) you’ll be able to save your family £100’s by shopping nearly new.
Are you a fan of motors? Sherborne Castle are hosting the BMW Concours Event with Concours Arrivals – 8.30 am, Registration by 10.00 am, Judging – 10.30 am. Entry to Castle grounds, garden & show £6.00 per adult children under 16 free entry to Castle £3.50 each BMW Car Club concession rate. There will also be trade stands and a bouncy castle
Beaulieu Motor Museum are hosting Alfa Romeo Owners club’s first national event of 2016. Around 500 Alfas are expected to be on display, with members’ cars ranging from pre-war models right through to the latest 4C Spider, there will be a fantastic array of these iconic cars on display. See their website for more details.
Whatever you decide to do with your family – we hope the sun shines! And as always if you find anything really fun let us know about it!
The Country Child Team