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10 Fun events taking part in East Dorset October Half Term

It only feels like the kids went back to school a couple of weeks ago, but October half term is almost upon us and thoughts have turned to fun events to keep the kids occupied. What is there to do in Dorset this October half term? Go Pumpkin Picking It just isn’t Halloween without carving or decorating pumpkins and one of my kids favourite activities is heading to our local PYO farm and selecting their own pumpkins. For pumpkin picking and activities, head to the Pumpkin Picking Patch and Halloween Maze at Fordingbridge. They are offering spooky fun is on …

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Getting kids outside, whatever the weather

With winter just around the corner, many of us may naturally feel more inclined to stay indoors. However, Regatta, an outdoor clothing brand, recognises that children need to continue to embrace their time at the park and outdoors and continue to interact and build relationships with their friends. They invited a few children from across the UK to imagine what their dream green space would look like and some of these were incredibly unique: www.regatta.com/blog/kids-ultimate-green-space/ Getting outside whatever the time of year, is great for both our physical and mental health and it is important that we wear the right clothes …

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Review: Camp Bestival 2021

We have been attending Camp Bestival for the last 8 years and were waiting on tenterhooks to see if this year’s one would be going ahead, after last years cancellation due to COVID. It was a nervy wait, as the easing of lockdown restrictions was delayed, but on 19th July, things finally went our way and Camp Bestival was GO! Camp Bestival is a family festival held at Lulworth Castle in our home county of Dorset. It is set mostly outside, with a few tents hosting indoor shows and activities, which made us feel more confident in attending. Entry requirements …

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Sebby’s 8th Birthday Party at Kids on Quadz, Bournemouth

Sebby has been planning his birthday party since he missed out on one last year, thanks to lockdown. We had been looking at activities online when we spotted Kids on Quadz parties in Bournemouth and from the moment he saw a video of it, he was sold! We had booked it for his actual birthday, but in true COVID style, I got pinged by my app and had to isolate for 10 days. Thankfully, the guys at Kids on Quadz moved our booking to a new date with no issues at all. Sebby’s other love is Grogu (Baby Yoda) and …

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Review: Lunch at The Greyhound Inn, Corfe Castle

One of our favourite days out locally is to Corfe Castle and if we are not climbing the castle itself, we will be finding somewhere which overlooks it for a bracing walk and a fabulous photo opportunity. After trekking up and down the hills around Corfe, it is perfectly acceptable to reward yourself with a pub lunch and on Monday, we did just that when we were invited for lunch at The Greyhound Inn, which sits in the shadow of Corfe Castle, in the heart of the village of Corfe. The plan was to sit in on their terrace and …

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