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8 GREAT Clubs & Classes

3edd4cb438f881bcf37ea4f317bdad68.jpgLooking for inspiration for a new club or class to join this autumn?  We’ve got 8 of the best to choose from!

JASS Studios

JASS Studio's in Winton, Bournemouth are dedicated to providing quality education and specialist training in a range of theatre arts for all ages and abilities. At JASS Studio's they deliver fun, friendly and high quality teaching in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Street Dance, Drama, Singing, Body Conditioning, Flexibility, Commercial, and Musical Theatre. Our classes cater for beginners through to advanced level, and JASS students can become involved in shows, workshops, festivals, exams, JASS summer-schools and many other exciting projects. Based at our very own site in Winton, the stage school offers a safe and welcoming environment, with fully fitted barres, mirrors, 3 studios, CCTV, reception and waiting area. JASS studio's are also available to hire for rehearsals, auditions and as a party venue.


Little Stars from 2 and a half  with Pre-school funding from age 3


babyballet® Bournemouth and Poole is part of the babyballet® Ltd - a fun, award-winning pre-school dance concept for girls and boys from 6 months - 6 years - within a fun, safe and non competitive environment.

Classes can be found in Poole, Southbourne, Bournemouth, Lilliput, Kinson, Verwood, Canford Heath, New Milton, Lymington, Holt, Corfe Mullen and Wimborne.  NEW CLASSES NOW IN CHRISTCHURCH AND RINGWOOD!

Book a 3 week course for £15!

Helen O’Grady Drama Academy

'Development through Drama'.
We will help students aged 2 - 17 years grow in confidence, communication skills, 81deea808f6f7db71f677bc03da05f45.pngself-esteem, acting skills and have fun!

These aims are achieved through a highly developed, original drama programme. Each lesson is carefully planned. Curriculum includes introductory activities, speech, verbal dynamics, creative movement, mimes to music, language development, structured improvisations, scene starters, mini-scripts, parent day presentations and end of year productions.

Above all our classes are great fun!

Classes now available in;

Winton, Verwood, Christchurch, Swanage, Ferndown, Colehill, Southbourne, Ringwood, Branksome, New Milton and Broadstone.

Creation Station

Fun, educational and creative classes, after school clubs and Arty Party birthday and event entertainment to inspire families with children 0 - 11yrs old.

Clubs include;

Baby Discover Class (6months+)
Little Explorer Class (18months+)
After School Create Club (KS1 + KS2)
Family Fun holiday workshops (2yrs to 11yrs)

and can be found in Southbourne, Christchurch and Moordown

Swimming at Ferndown Leisure Centre

Pre-school lessons

Sessions are aimed at babies and toddlers aged between 0-5 years old and aim to build the foundation for a lifelong love of water.

Swimming Lessons for School Age Children

Seven stages of fun and exciting lessons developing all of the skills needed for children to be competent, confident and safe in the water.

Nature Clubs at Stour Valley

Give your little ones a love of nature with these fun activities.

Suggested donation £2.50 –No need to book.

Nature Tots

Tuesdays 10.30 – 11.30 am

Come along for a different activity each week.

For ages 2 – 4.


Nature Club

Thursday 10.30 – c7ed6fbc2b8f82a1840b2a1bc616fbcd.jpg11.30am

Pond Dipping

Wednesday 11am – 3pm

Pick up a pond ID sheet and tray, then go for a dip. Take a look at the amazing creatures to be found in the wildlife pond, or why not check out the river! Lots of fun for all ages.

Children must be supervised. Free of charge.

Kingfisher Barn, Stour Valley Nature Reserve, BH9 3NZ

Lola’s Little Lemurs at Lemur Landings

Themed activity mornings for the under 5’s at Tower Park.

Creative Fun - Does your little lemur love all things creative? Let their imaginations run wild at our Arty and Crafty Fun sessions, specifically created with pre-schoolers in mind, these are the perfect opportunity to let your little one's creativity flourish using all sorts of materials.

Foody Fun - Let your Little Lemurs get their hands into the mixing bowl for some messy foody fun. These sessions have been created to give your little ones the opportunity to have fun with food and learn new skills.

Character Visits - Our 'Along Came...' sessions will take place EVERY week featuring fun arts and crafts and the opportunity to spend some one on one time with our cheeky pair of Lemurs Lewey and Lola. 

Musical Mayhem - Is your little lemur a tuneful tot? Join us for these fun, engaging sessions where we make musical instruments out of everyday household objects.

Recycling Fun - Let your Little Lemurs imaginations run wild with these fun up-cycling tasks.

For session dates see the Lemur 6d0689fa33cf782c699c256c8af624d2.jpgLandings Website. 

Golden Gecko Climbing Centre

Golden Gecko is the friendly indoor climbing centre based in Romsey for ages 5 and above. 

After school clubs run Wednesday to Friday from 4:30-6:30pm with a fun introduction to climbing for Little Gecko - 5 - 7yrs and Growing Geckos – 8-11 yrs. Growing Geckos weekly session will be split between the auto belays and an additional focus to include; bouldering or rope work. These courses can have extensive waiting lists so please contact them for space availability and exact session times.

£10 per session (£60 total)


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Halloween Recipes

Halloween is the perfect time of year to get creative in the kitchen and making food scarily fun! Whether you want to jazz up a slice of cheese on toast or go full out for a party with spooky drinks and disgusting nibbles we have some great Halloween recipes for you right here. The kids will love getting involved - or have a surprise goulish meal!!

Raring2go! KidsZone

Raring2go! KidsZone

Over the weekends and holidays there are always times when your children need some chill out time, or to fill an hour or so, or they say the dreaded 5 letter word - BORED! Well, our KidsZone is here to rescue you and them from these moments. Full of puzzles, colouring in sheets and activities from films and programmes there is lots to keep busy!