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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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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Project 365 2020 Week 25 – COVID 19 Lockdown Week 14

It is been a strange week this week, with Eliza and Sebastian back to school full time. They were booked in for just one day a week, but the school wanted more consistency, so it made sense to send them in all week. In fact, the school have been brilliant and most year groups will be back in school by next week, which is a relief to many parents. Non-essential shops opened on Monday, but have to admit I have no intention or desire to go anywhere near them just yet as the queues have been worse than the supermarkets. …

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Win a UK coastal short break with Daish Holiday’s

I am really lucky to live in the coastal town of Bournemouth, Dorset, which boasts 7 miles of award winning, golden sandy beaches, with something to offer everyone with traditional seaside attractions, beach huts for hire, water sports and stunning views of the Isle of Wight and the Purbecks. The bay also boasts its own micro-climate, giving it some of the warmest sea temperatures in the UK, making it the perfect UK holiday destination when travel abroad is not possible. If you don’t fancy spending all your time on the beach, there is plenty of other activities in Bournemouth to …

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Eliza’s Harry Potter Party with Mad4Animals

Having a January birthday can be a bit of a pain as the weather is up and down and many of the activities the kids enjoy don’t run in the winter. However, Eliza has been planning her birthday party ever since Sebastian had his Mad4Animals party back in June. Eliza decided on a Harry Potter theme for her birthday and requested that we used Mad4Animals to provide the entertainment as she had enjoyed Sebby’s party so much. Her main stipulation was that they brought animals from the film. As she shares a birthday with a classmate, we decided on a …

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