Half Term Fun

Squashboxing a dinosaur in Dorchester

THERE’S half term fun at Dorchester Arts when the Cornish-based Squashbox Theatre arrives with its new play, Stones and Bones, on Thursday 31st May. The perfect family show for those who live on or are visiting the Jurassic Coast, it’s full of thrills and spills, puppets, songs and laughter.  It is performed by Craig Johnson…

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Half term adventures at Westlands

YEOVIL’s Westlands Entertainments Centre is screening three popular family films at the bank holiday weekend and half term with Ready Player One, on Friday 25th and Monday 28th May, Mary And The Witch’s Flower on Monday, and Isle of Dogs on Friday 1st June. Ready Player One is a science fiction action adventure, directed by…

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Roll up for the puppet circus

NOISY Oyster welcomes the DaSilva Marionette Circus to the Lyric in Bridport on Saturday 17th February, with two performances at 11am and 3pm. The company brings 16 beautiful hand-crafted puppets to town for the show. Watch as they perform aerial acrobatics on the flying trapeze, spectacular cycling stunts, trampolining ups and downs and much more….

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Noggin the Nog on stage

THIRD Party brings its new show The Sagas of Noggin the Nog to Dorchester Corn Exchange on Sunday 11th February at 2.30pm, the final south west date on its extensive UK spring tour. It’s a show for everyone in the family and for fans of Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin’s classic stories. Viking storytellers recreate…

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Step into spring at Kingston Lacy

HALF-TERM activities at the National Trust’s Kingston Lacy, near Wimborne, from 10th to 18th February, include craft and wood-working sessions and discovering nature in the woodland. Local paper cut artist Isobel Barber will be using flowers created by visitors to create a paper montage of spring in the Laundry. Visitors are invited to drop in…

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Welcome to the Marine jungle!

HALF-TERM events at the Marine Theatre at Lyme Regis have a Jungle Book theme, with craft workshops and a screening of the classic Disney film on 15th and 16th February. From 10.30am on Thursday 15th, local artist Jessame Coulson will lead an art workshop related to themes and characters in Kipling’s classic. This is a…

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Be our guest at a beautiful singalong

THE phenomenal success of singalong films is now an established success story and there are two half-term Singalonga Beauty And The Beast screenings at the Regent Christchurch on Tuesday 13th, the Wyvern Theatre, Swindon, on Wednesday 14th and Salisbury City Hall on Friday 16th. The latest film, with all the favourite songs from the original…

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Poole Peter and the rocking Wolf

GOBLIN Theatre brings its latest production, Peter and Wolf, to the Sherling Studio at Poole’s Light­house on Saturday 10th March, at 11am and 2pm. The show is suitable for anyone aged four and older. Combining imaginative puppetry, physical comedy and fun interaction, Peter and the Wolf features music created live with a variety of instruments…

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Artsreach has Dorset covered for half term

SEVEN villages across Dorset will host half term entertainment and activities for children during half term, from 12th to 16th February, thanks to the county’s rural touring charity Artsreach. Last October, more than 300 children and their families enjoyed some brilliant performances, and this term’s line-up is similarly exciting with storytelling, live music and stunning…

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Gardens Group free activities for half term

THE Gardens Group has free February half-term events for youngsters and families at the Yeovil garden centre, Brimsmore Gardens, and at Sherborne’s Castle Gardens. From creepy crawlies and magnificent birds of prey to plate spinning and diablos, there are free activities that include getting up close with mini beasts, mastering circus skills or meeting falcons…

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