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Battlefield LIVE 17 Dec 2017

New forest Activities - Battlefield Live

New Forest Activities, The Old Forge, High Street, Beaulieu, SO42 7YA

17th December

11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm

Why not bring the family along to one of our Battlefield Live open sessions at Moors Valley Country Park this December?   Choose your weapon, discuss tactics with your team and take out your opponents in this live action, digital combat experience.

We'll equip you with one of our high tech infra-red guns and send you and your comrades out into the field to hunt down the opposing team.   Who will come out victorious?

Children aged 8 years+, Family Groups, Couples and Individuals welcome.

Please ensure that you arrive 30 minutes before your session for kitting up.   Meet our team by the Ice Cream Kiosk between Go Ape and the main visitor buidings.

Bring with you:
All members of your party must bring any medication they need.  Drinking water and sun cream (if hot) or a flask of hot drink (if cold). Sturdy shoes (that you don't mind getting dirty), and comfortable old clothing, (you'll receive overalls but you'll want to able to move freely).  Energy food.

Book now using discount code 'Moors10' to get 10% off booking. 

New Forest Activities 01590 612377

Santa’s Sunday Lunch at The Riviera Hotel 17 Dec 2017

Santa Sunday Riviera

Riviera Hotel, Burnaby Road, Alum Chine, Bournemouth, BH4 8JF

On Sunday 17th December, Santa will be coming to the Riviera Hotel! Come visit us for a tasty Christmas Sunday lunch. The children get to meet Santa and receive a Christmas present! Complimentary use of the leisure facilities for the day for anyone joining us!

Adults – £18.95pp
Children (12 and under) – £9.95pp (Includes a gift from Santa)

Please call 01202 763653 to book your table
*prepayment on time of booking

Christmas at the Riviera

The Snowman & The Nutcracker 19 Dec 2017

Lighthouse - The Snowman

Lighthouse, Poole's Centre for the Arts, Kingland Road, Poole, BH15 1UG, Dorset

3pm & 7pm

Tickets £36, £30, £26, £23, £18, £11 (50% discount for children)

Cherished by children and adults alike, The Snowman is the soundtrack to everyone’s Christmas. We’re walking in the air … join the Snowman and James on his magical journey through the winter sky in this special showing of the festive classic on the large screen, accompanied by the BSO.

Guaranteed to send tingles down your spine as you relive this enhanced animated film together with a live orchestral performance of Howard Blake's iconic score.

Before that take an enchanted trip to a land of toys, sweets and fairies with Tchaikovsky's beautiful ballet music to The Nutcracker accompanied by specially created visuals that will bring the story to life.

Delight your family this Christmastime with a double-bill of classic musical stories for children accompanied by a live orchestra.


Booking and availability

Tickets booked via telephone or online are subject to a booking fee of up to £1.75 per ticket.  Tickets can be purchased from Poole Tourist Information Centre, Poole Mustum (no booking fee).

Christmas 2017.

Winter Solstice 21 Dec 2017

NT Corfe Castle - Winter Solstice

Corfe Castle, Corfe Castle, BH20 5EZ, Dorset

7.15 - 9pm Booking essential

Experience the rare opportunity to watch the sun rise on the shortest day of the year from the castle ruins. Castle opens 7.15am - 9am. Tickets £10, including a voucher for a hot drink and breakfast bap (vegetarian sausage, sausage or bacon) served outside in the castle grounds.  Meet at castle entrance. 

No unaccompanied children.  Weather can influence the start of this event.

Winter Solstice Corfe Castle

Christmas

Christmas at Haynes 22 - 23 Dec 2017

Christmas at Haynes

Haynes International Motor Museum, Sparkford, Somerset, BA22 7LH

Santas elves are back! 

Calling all kids – While making the toys and experiencing the chaos of Christmas, some of Santas Elves have gone missing and have ended up in the Museum.  With no-one around to finish off the presents or load the sleigh Santas gift workshop is in crisis.  Can you spare some time to help Santa hunt out his helpers?

Get the trail sheet and floorplan from reception to guide the detectives around the route and discover the locations of where Santas missing Elves can be found. 

Once all the questions have been answered and the phrase revealed, the completed trail sheet can be exchanged at reception for a chocolatey and sweetie treat to show you have helped to save Christmas. 

Packed with a fun and excitement there will be something for all the family.

Normal admission applies.

 

Christmas Canoe Paddle 22 Dec 2017

Christmas Canoe Paddle - New Forest Activities

New Forest Activities, The Old Forge, High Street, Beaulieu, SO42 7YA

14.00 - 15.30

Come and join us for a festive paddle on the Beaulieu River this Christmas.   Spend 90 minutes exploring the stunning river as part of your guided tour whilst keeping an eye out for Santa along the way.

Your children's Christmas will be made extra special with gifts from Santa, hand picked by Santa's elves!

Dress warmly. Mulled wine, hot drinks and mince pies to enjoy on arrival

Adult £22 Child £17 Family Ticket (2 adults, 2 children) £68.

Book your place on line or alternatively call 01590 612377 for more information.

Other dates available

23rd Dec 14.00 -15.30

 

 

Celebration of Christmas Carols 23 Dec 2017

Christmas Carols 2013

Lighthouse, Poole's Centre for the Arts, Kingland Road, Poole, BH15 1UG, Dorset

7.30pm Concert Hall, Lighthouse

Immerse yourself in the Christmas spirit in this wonderful display of all the best-loved carols. This is a perfect opportunity to hear the BSO and the BSC in an evening of festive music. Join in with full voice and start your Christmas celebrations with a selection of traditional favourites including ‘O Come All Ye Faithful’, ‘Hark The Herald Angels Sing’ and many more.

Hear these carols as you never have before in full symphonic sound from the BSO with spectacular choral richness from the BSC and Youth Chorus.

Tickets from £11.75 up to £29.75 (incl 1.75 cms)

Booking and availability

Christmas Canoe Paddle 23 Dec 2017

Christmas Canoe Paddle - New Forest Activities

New Forest Activities, The Old Forge, High Street, Beaulieu, SO42 7YA

14.00 - 15.30

Come and join us for a festive paddle on the Beaulieu River this Christmas.   Spend 90 minutes exploring the stunning river as part of your guided tour whilst keeping an eye out for Santa along the way.

Your children's Christmas will be made extra special with gifts from Santa, hand picked by Santa's elves!

Dress warmly. Mulled wine, hot drinks and mince pies to enjoy on arrival

Adult £22 Child £17 Family Ticket (2 adults, 2 children) £68.

Book your place on line or alternatively call 01590 612377 for more information.

 

 

 

Christmas and New Year on the Coast 24 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018

Santa on Beach FJB

FJB Hotels

Each one of our hotels offers couples and families a unique Christmas and New Year break by the sea, with impeccable food, entertainment and service.

For families with excited kids, we have children’s entertainment, soft play, indoor swimming pools and a visit from Father Christmas and his reindeer. And for couples retreating for festive romance, we have a luxurious spa, fine dining and live music. 

Sandbanks Hotel
Expect family festive fun at the Sandbanks Hotel. Step off the terrace for brisk beach walks or relax in cosy corners. If you have little ones, they can be happily entertained by our Funsters team.

Christmas Break
24th to 27th December 3-night package From £480 per adult
New Year Break
31st December to 1st January 1-night package From £175 per adult

Haven Hotel
Traditional elegance at the Haven Hotel. With award-winning fine dining, extensive leisure club and spa, impeccable service and elegant surroundings, accompanied with an excellent programme of events.

Christmas Break
24th to 27th December 3-night package From £525 per adult
New Year Break
31st December to 2nd January 2-night package From £335 per adult
New Year's events are exclusively for over 18's only.

Harbour Heights Hotel
Out boutique chic hotel offers award-winning cuisine, fine wines, breathtaking panoramic views over Poole Harbour and beyond.

Christmas Break
Tailor your own Christmas break. Add as many nights, lunches and dinners you like.
From £175 per room per night.
New Year Break
31st December to 2nd January 2-night package From £345 per adult
New Year's events are exclusively for over 18's only.

Visit our dedicated Christmas website for more information and gift ideas:
www.fjbhotels.co.uk/festive

New Years Eve with Jamie Jigsaw 31 Dec 2017

Jamie Jigsaw

The Sloop, 5 Commercial Road, Poole, BH14 0UH

Christmas

Fun with JAMIE JIGSAW from 3pm - 5pm with a magic show, and balloon art.

£10 per child - burger or nuggets and fries, the show and then balloon magic!

Booking essential as limited number of tickets available.  Payment in advance.

Call 01202 734526.