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July 2017

Summer Live

July 7 - August 26
Bournemouth Square, Bournemouth, BH2 5LY + Google Map

Back for 2017 is Summer Live which sees great free live entertainment in Bournemouth Square. There is a wide range of events and attractions including: Acoustic live music Spoken Word Al Fresco Art Outdoor bar & BBQ Live art demonstrations Free kids entertainment in August & more in The Square every day. Keep up to date for any amendments by visiting the Summer Live Facebook page and following them on Twitter Line up: - Please note line up is subject…

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The Ark’s Summer Camps

July 24 - September 1
The Ark, Poole Park
Poole, BH15 2SF
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Summer Camp is back in Poole Park from 24th July - 1st September (excluding weekends) The Ark team has devised an all-weather multi-activity holiday camp suitable for children between 5 and 12 years old. With an emphasis on enjoyment and team building, The Ark activity camp will not only increase your child’s confidence, but also their overall fitness, coordination and balance. The Ark is committed to getting children more active, and what better way to have fun inside and outside…

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Circus Wonderland

July 26 - August 6
Redhill Park, Redhill Avenue
Bournemouth, BH9 2SN
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Britain’s most magical circus is back in Bournemouth with high flying acrobats, tumblers and clowns promising thrills and spills for all the family. After proving to be a hugely popular attraction in Redhill Park last year, Circus Wonderland is returning with a brand new show packed with comedy and daredevil antics. Arriving in the UK for the first time from Morocco, the Casablanca Troupe will be fearlessly flipping and flying across the arena, whilst Marton Perna will be freewheeling into…

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Swanage Carnival Week

July 29 - August 5
Swanage Regatta and Carnival, Swanage, Dorset United Kingdom + Google Map

Swanage hosts one of Dorset's premier carnivals in July and August with the Swanage Regatta and Carnival week which this year runs from Saturday 29th July to Saturday 5th August. There's plenty going on throughout the week to entertain all ages including live music, a carnival procession, art competitions for children and adults, a talent show, treasure hunts and water and land sports. One of the biggest highlights is the carnival procession plus don't miss three fabulous fireworks displays throughout…

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August 2017

Harbour Lights Cruise with City Cruises Poole

August 1 - August 2
Poole Quay, The Quay
Poole, Dorset BH15 1HJ
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An evening cruise around Poole Harbour with views of Old Harry Rocks. The cruise takes you from Poole Quay around the harbour sailing close to Brownsea Island and its castle, the expensive properties on Sandbanks and close to the islands & beautiful beaches which all have something unique to view. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays between 22nd July and 2nd September 2017 Time: 19:30 – 21:00 *Sailing times are weather permitting. Guide Prices £10 Adult / £5 Child /…

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Car Boot Sale at Farmer Palmers

August 1 @ 8:00 am
Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park, Wareham Road, Organford
Poole, BH16 6EU
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Tell your friends to recycle their old items or get around to clearing out your home. Perhaps teach your children how to make pocket money! Farmer Palmer's car boot sales take place in the field adjacent to them. Sellers in at 8.00am - £6.00 per vehicle Buyers in from 9.00am. Free parking Refreshments and toilets available. Please note event is weather permitting.

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Dream Machines

August 1 @ 6:00 pm
Poole Quay, The Quay
Poole, Dorset BH15 1HJ
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Every Tuesday between May and August the UK’s biggest and best weekly bike meet takes places on Poole Quay. Dream Machines attracts bikes of all makes and models with numbers often exceeding 1000 motorbikes! The event starts at 6.00pm and entry is just £1 for those wishing to submit their bike. Or if you hope to attend regularly a wristband costs just £8 and gains you entry to the whole season. The event is free for spectators. To find out…

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Candlelight Nights

August 2 @ 7:30 pm
Candlelight Nights, Lower Gardens
Bournemouth,
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The enchanting 'Candlelight Nights' is an event not to be missed! A tradition dating back many years the event sees thousands of tealights being lit in the lower gardens to produce wonderfully lit designs. Come down from dusk and help light the candles! Find out more about Candlelight Nights by clicking here.

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Tasting Menu at Arbor Restaurant

August 3 @ 6:00 pm
Arbor Restaurant at the Green House, 4 Grove Road
Bournemouth, BH1 3AX
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On the first Thursday of every month, Head Chef Andy Hilton creates a 5-course tasting menu with the best of what the season has to offer. If you can never decide what to order, if you want to experiment but don’t want to miss out on a favourite dish too, come along. On 3rd August from 6pm we’re taking individual table bookings at times to suit you. The Tasting Menu is £32 per person with your choice of a wine…

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Summer Breeze on the Quay with Fireworks

August 3 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Poole Quay, The Quay
Poole, Dorset BH15 1HJ
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Summer Breeze on the Quay is a weekly event throughout the summer holidays which takes place on Thursday evenings on Poole Quay. Enjoy live music, a variety of street entertainment, activities for all the family, special themed nights and finally a spectacular fireworks finale at 10.00pm. This week's line up includes music from: Piano man Matt Black & guests, in partnership with Mr Kyps link GJ Cabaret Singer Martin Boucher Plus Jamie Jigsaw circus skills Pavement art Unicycling Fire show…

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Fireworks Cruise with City Cruises Poole

August 3 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Poole Quay, The Quay
Poole, Dorset BH15 1HJ
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During the school holidays, there are fireworks displays along the coastline on Thursdays mid-July to late-August. Join City Cruises on a fantastic cruise through Poole Harbour and enjoy the stunning fireworks display from the deck of their boat. August: 3rd (8.30pm – 10.30pm) *Sailing times are weather permitting. Guide Prices £11 Adults / £6 Children / £15 Family 1 (1A+3C) / £27.50 Family 2 (2A+3C) Children under 5 travel free. Book online and save 10%.

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Onstage at Pier Approach

August 4 - August 12
Pier Approach, Bournemouth, BH2 5AA + Google Map

Back for a fourth year with another exciting schedule, Pier Approach will be bringing you a host of FREE music, dance and theatre entertainment for all the family to enjoy. To find out more please visit our dedicated Onstage at Pier Approach page.

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