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February 2019 Half Term Highlights

56a209923c7074b9f846c4a27089c713.jpgChasing Driftwood Writing Group

19th February

Places are limited for the next FREE writing workshop for children at Somerford ARC so book now to avoid disappointment. Please email 

They'll be devising poems, flash fiction,short stories and non-fiction pieces to be included in the Christchurch Community Writing Project anthology.

Adventure Wonderland

19th-21st February

Titch the T-Rex will be the star attraction at Adventure Wonderland, Dorset's multi award-winning theme park, during February half term.

Titch will be taking up 'roar'sidence at the park which is opposite Bournemouth airport, along with Raptors Ralph and Remy and Triceratops Gretel and Tilly, from Tuesday 19th – Thursday 21st February.

Titch will be on his best behaviour as he wanders around the park giving visitors plenty of opportunity to be extra brave and have their photo taken with him.

When he is not on the prowl looking for visitors to scare he will be contained behind a Jurassic Park style fence so the more cautious can get a closer look.

Children under seven will also be able to sit on Gretel who is an animatronic Triceratops or pose with a dinosaur egg or leg bone.  

To pre-book your tickets go to

Lemur Landing Phaser tag and Climbing evening

18th February 

Join the crew aboard SS Clash Landings for an exciting evening of phaser tag! Whether you come alone or bring your friends it's sure to leave you feeling like 9c22475ae926e32c8225dccd30fd89c7.pnga lunar lemur!

The battle will commence once the teams have been formed, the safety briefing explained and the laser guns switched on. Come aboard our giant space station themed play frame for 6 adrenalin pumping phaser games & DigiWall fun. Disco lighting and music to create an atmosphere that's out of this world!

Tickets are just £10 per player | Minimum Age 6+ | Advanced booking only

Junior Rangers at Stour Valley Nature Reserve

February 18th

Practical conservation followed by a campfire lunch at Kingfisher Barn Visitor Centre for ages 11-16.

Booking essential, £5 per person


Cycle Training For Children - Level 1 & 2

Feb 19th & 20th, 21st & 22nd

Cycle training teaches children to cycle safely on the road

FREE for children living or going to school in Bournemouth.

Bikeability is today's cycle training programme. It's like cycling proficiency, but better! It's about gaining practical skills and understanding how to cycle on today's roads. Bikeability gives everyone the skills and confidence for all kinds of cycling.

There are three Bikeability levels, each designed to improve cycling skills, no matter what is known already. Our two day Level 1 & 2 course starts with basic control skills (Level 1). It then concludes by equipping trainees with the skills to cycle safely on local roads (Level 2).

Build a bug hotel at Stour Valley Nature Reserve

Feb 20th

Build a bug hotel & Create a home for all your creepy crawlies 16e579dbcc8421d03c5d33b539621993.jpgmaking them snug as a bug at Kingfisher Barn Visitor Centre!

Suitable for ages 5+         £5 donation       Set times and limited space. 

Booking essential

Hengistbury Head Seashore Safari and Beach Clean

19th February

Join the Leave Only Footprints team to discover Dorset's coastal treasures, and protect this beautiful landscape. Pushchairs not advised due to the beach terrain. £2 per person; free for under-5s. No need to book.


19th February

Based on the bestselling children’s book by David Baddiel, AniMalcolm will play at Lighthouse, Poole’s centre for the arts, on Tuesday 19 February as part of a major UK tour and following a smash-hit premiere at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Malcolm doesn’t like animals, which is a problem because his family are wild about them. In fact their house is full of pets of all shapes and sizes. The only bright spot on the horizon is the Year Six school trip, until there he is on the bus, heading to… a farm. But on a school trip like no other, Malcolm begins to understand animals more deeply than anyone. Will he end up the same as before? Because sometimes the hardest thing to become is yourself.

Once Upon A Princess

21st February

Once Upon A Princess is the all singing, all dancing musical production, entertaining audiences up and down the country.

The show features some of the most popular fairy tale Princesses and a soundtrack of f437ed99df94744ecaacebbd0aa2adec.jpgtop pop hits and movie musical classics.

Now in it's third glittering year and continues to entertain, inspire and captivate little Princes and Princesses with its toe tapping, dance in the aisles set list.  Songs from Olly Murs, Meghan Trainor, Dolly Parton, Little Mix, Jess Glynne and more! Plus West End and Broadway smash hits including songs from Shrek, Hairspray, Footloose, Annie and Wicked.

Come one, come all, we'll have a ball!
Don't miss this enchanting show, coming to a theatre near you!

Half term at the Littledown Centre, Bournemouth

Mr Merlin and Okey Dokey the Dragon Show

Friday 22 February 1-1.45pm
For children aged 2 1/2 - 8 years.
Tickets £6.50 per child

Get Up and Groove Under 8's Disco
Friday 22 February 2.15-3.15pm

Get Up & Groove will create the children's disco party of the year with modern and silly games along with great prizes and giveaways. Learn the dance routines to party classics, plus bubbles and snow effects. You'll be dancing and laughing the whole time.
For children aged 2 1/2 - 8 years
Tickets £6.50 per child

Book tickets by calling 01202 055500 or at Customer Service

Fireworks Code

Fireworks Code

Firework Safety code for adults and children-be safe this November...           

Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity

Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity

the Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity (DVLCC) has been supporting families since 2001.

A chat with the amazing 'Beat box' guru SK Shlomo

A chat with the amazing 'Beat box' guru SK Shlomo

SK Shlomo is an amazing beat boxing, singing and all round creative man of many talents.

Roald Dahl 100!

Roald Dahl 100!

Raring2go! celebrates 100 years of Roald Dahl in 2016

Join Explore Learning and save £50

Join Explore Learning and save £50

Since 2001 over 200,000 children have excelled academically, reached their potential and achieved the best possible results with Explore Learning. Mapped to the school curriculum, we ensure children progress academically and develop socially, changing their attitude towards learning. 

Win with Raring2go!

Win with Raring2go!

Everyone likes to receive goodies in the post don't they?! With our regular competitions you are always in with a great chance of winning (as long as you enter of course!) Head on over to our competitions page and see what is on offer this month-you need to be a member, but that's free and easy to do! Go on, what are you waiting for?! Get winning!