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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 Year Johann Strauss Gala 1 Jan 2018

Lighthouse - Strauss Gala

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

3pm Lighthouse

Celebrate the New Year with an uplifting selection of waltzes, marches, polkas and arias by the King of Waltz, Johann Strauss and his contemporaries! The full symphonic forces of the BSO will be joined by outstanding soprano Rhian Lois to bring you an afternoon of swirling melodies to carry you away into the glamour and sparkle of Viennese Dance Halls. Pieces include the Fledermaus Overture, waltzes from Der Rosenkavalier, Tritsch-Tratsch Polka, Emperor Waltz and, of course, The Blue Danube!

Booking and availability

Tickets £12.75 to £37.75 (incl 1.75 csm)

Christmas 2017

Poole Harbour Bird Boats Cruise & Visit to Brownsea 6 Jan 2018

Bird Boats

Poole Quay, Poole, BH15 1HJ, Dorset

Poole Wildlife Watch

10am - 2pm

The National Trust, Dorset Wildlife Trust and the RSPB have partnered up to showcase Poole Harbour, its islands and the spectacular wildlife that depends on it at this special time of year.

These boats are a rare opportunity to see one of the best winter spectacles in the UK and offers exclusive access to Brownsea Island out of the main season.

Please note that not all of the cruises land on Brownsea, see notes below for dates.

Bird boat cruise only £17 adult, £7.50 child

Bird boat cruise with Brownsea landing £22 adult, £10 child

Harbour only cruises :
Sat 13 Jan 18
Fri 16 Feb 18

Harbour cruises with Brownsea landing:
Sat 6 Jan
Sun 21 Jan
Sun 4 Feb 18

Adult £22, Child £10.  Booking essential T: 01202 707744.  Availability

 

Wedding Open Day 7 Jan 2018

RNLI Wedding Open Day

RNLI Lifeboat College, West Quay Road, Poole, BH15 1HZ, Dorset

Bellissomo Weddings are holding their annual Wedding Open Day at the RNLI College. Come along on the day to meet up to 30 local wedding suppliers and see this beautiful wedding venue. Free Entry and Parking.

For more information contact Jo Pinkard on 01202 663489 or email: Private_events@rnli.org.uk

Poole Harbour Bird Boats Cruise 13 Jan 2018

Bird Boats

Poole Quay, Poole, BH15 1HJ, Dorset

Poole Wildlife Watch

10am - 2pm

The National Trust, Dorset Wildlife Trust and the RSPB have partnered up to showcase Poole Harbour, its islands and the spectacular wildlife that depends on it at this special time of year.

These boats are a rare opportunity to see one of the best winter spectacles in the UK.

Bird boat cruise only £17 adult, £7.50 child

Harbour only cruises:
Sat 13 Jan 18
Fri 16 Feb 18

Bird boat cruise with Brownsea landing:
Sun 21 Jan
Sun 4 Feb 18

Adult £22, Child £10.  Booking essential T: 01202 707744.  Availability  

Gandini Juggling - Spring 20 Jan 2018

Lighthouse - Gandini Juggling

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

7.45pm Lighthouse
Tickets £14 concessions available

From the iconic Gandini Juggling, Spring is a kaleidoscopic, colourful and virtuosic production and a philosophical reflection of the nature of colour and how we perceive it, combining dazzling circus skills with gorgeous choreography and a vibrant new score.


Booking and availability

Prices quoted are for tickets booked in person at the Ticket Office.   Tickets booked via telephone or online are subject to a booking fee of up to £1.;75 per ticket.   Tickets can be purchased at Poole Tourist Information Centre, Poole Museum (no booking fee).

 

Poole Harbour Bird Boats Cruise & Visit to Brownsea 21 Jan 2018

Bird Boats

Poole Quay, Poole, BH15 1HJ, Dorset

Poole Wildlife Watch

10am - 2pm

The National Trust, Dorset Wildlife Trust and the RSPB have partnered up to showcase Poole Harbour, its islands and the spectacular wildlife that depends on it at this special time of year.

These boats are a rare opportunity to see one of the best winter spectacles in the UK and offers exclusive access to Brownsea Island out of the main season.

Please note that not all of the cruises land on Brownsea, see notes below for dates.

Bird boat cruise only £17 adult, £7.50 child

Bird boat cruise with Brownsea landing £22 adult, £10 child

Harbour only cruises :
Fri 16 Feb 18

Harbour cruises with Brownsea landing:
Sun 21 Jan
Sun 4 Feb 18

Adult £22, Child £10.  Booking essential T: 01202 707744.  Availability

 

Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet 24 - 28 Jan 2018

Lighthouse - Giselle

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

Lighthouse Poole


GISELLE 7.30 pm (Wed 24 & Thurs 25th)

One of the few 19th century Romantic ballets to survive intact, this is the quintessential story of unrequited love. Giselle, an innocent young village girl, loves to dance in spite of the uncertainty of a weak heart, and enjoys a simple life in her village. This story follows her through tender romance, heartbreak, death and the afterlife, as she ultimately saves the life of a man who has betrayed her.

Booking and availability

SWAN LAKE  7.30pm (Fri 26 & Sat 27th) Matinee 2.30pm (Sat & Sun)

Swan Lake is Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece, a tragic tale of love and betrayal with an instantly recognisable score. This is the epic story of Prince Siegfried and his true love Odette who, tricked by the evil sorcerer Von Rothbart and his daughter Odile, would rather die together than live apart.

Booking and Availability

Tickets £25 to £37.50 (evenings) £22 to £32 (matinees).   Children half price when bought with an adult ticket (up to 4 per adult ticket).   Concessions available.

Prices quoted are for tickets booked in person at the Ticket Office.   Tickets booked via telephone or online are subject to a booking fee of up to £1.75.   Tickets can be purchased at Poole Tourist Information Centre, Poole Museum (no booking fee).

Poole Harbour Bird Boats Cruise & Visit to Brownsea 4 Feb 2018

Bird Boats

Poole Quay, Poole, BH15 1HJ, Dorset

Poole Wildlife Watch

10am - 2pm

The National Trust, Dorset Wildlife Trust and the RSPB have partnered up to showcase Poole Harbour, its islands and the spectacular wildlife that depends on it at this special time of year.

These boats are a rare opportunity to see one of the best winter spectacles in the UK and offers exclusive access to Brownsea Island out of the main season.

Please note that not all of the cruises land on Brownsea, see notes below for dates.

Bird boat cruise only £17 adult, £7.50 child

Bird boat cruise with Brownsea landing £22 adult, £10 child

Harbour only cruises :

Fri 16 Feb 18

Harbour cruises with Brownsea landing:

Sun 4 Feb 18

Adult £22, Child £10.  Booking essential T: 01202 707744.  Availability