Seaview set lunches at Rick Stein, Sandbanks 25 Jan 2016

Looking for lunch in Sandbanks? Join Rick Stein for a 3 course set lunch with a view looking across the bay every Monday - Friday from 12noon - 3pm fro £25. Dishes include dishes from Rick's latest travels From Venice to Istanbul such as black rissot with cuttlefish and frilled prawns with ouzo, tomatoes and feta as well as some of his favourite dishes including grilled miso salmon and roasted pork belly.

Paultons Park opens for 2016 season on February 14th 22 Jan 2016

Family theme park, Paultons Park is set to open its gates for the 2016 season on February 14 to coincide with the half term break. Guests visiting the Hampshire-based park will be treated to a prehistoric adventure at its state-of-the-art 4D cinema which will be screening its new animated dinosaur movie The Lost World 4D.The Lost World 4D will take families into a whole new world of adventure, forty million years in the making. Fierce Raptors, flying Pterodactyls, giant Triceratops and Stegosaurus, and the mighty T-Rex all roam this hostile world. The movie tells the story of Bob and his unlikely rescuer, Professor Lizzie, as they outrun these terrifying predators.Movie-goers will be thrown into the on-screen action and taken on a wild jeep ride through dense tropical rainforest and soar above this forgotten island, while experiencing the cinema’s 4D effects including specially-designed moving chairs, water sprays, blasts of air, leg ticklers, and even bubbles.Paultons Park, which is home to the world’s first and UK exclusive Peppa Pig World, re-opens for the school half term on Sunday February 14. Guests will be able to enjoy more than 60 wonderful rides, including favourites such as EDGE, Cobra -Paultons’ biggest rollercoaster, Magma, the Raging River Ride and its bizarre mini-land which opened last year, Critter Creek. For further information, including a calendar of opening times and to book tickets online from £25.75  visit

Find out about your Find 21 Jan 2016

Find Out About Your Find!

The Ark and The Kitchen, Poole Park - Family fun and dining that doesn’t cost the earth 21 Jan 2016

Award-winning family attraction, The Ark, and sister restaurant, The Kitchen in Poole Park, are going green with the installation of state-of-the-art solar electricity systems.

Volunteering Roadshow at Poole Museum 20 Jan 2016

Come and find out how you can make a difference in your local community, use your skills and develop new ones. 

New Rick Stein restaurant makes local charity donation 18 Jan 2016

Following its recent opening, the new Rick Stein restaurant in Sandbanks has donated nearly £2,000 to nearby charity Lewis-Manning Hospice.

Dolphin Shopping Centre launches Little Fins 8 Jan 2016

Dorset’s largest indoor shopping venue, the Dolphin Shopping Centre is set to introduce free monthly parent and child activity sessions, Little Fins.

Flushed with success as Paultons Park scoops Loo of the Year Award 23 Dec 2015

Paultons Park is delighted to have once again obtained platinum grades for all toilet blocks entered into the Loo of the Year Awards, the 2015 search to find the best ‘away from home’ toilets in the UK.Alongside achieving the highest grade possible, the family theme park also received additional recognition in the form of national winner for the Water and Theme Park category in England. The Attendant of the Year Award identifies dedicated staff members who look after toilets all over the UK and in receiving this award, the Paultons cleaning team have been recognised for their contribution to the outstanding reputation of the park.These awards put Paultons Park forward for the Overall Market Sector Award within the Leisure Sector, an award which was secured ahead of competitors including The Giant’s Causeway and the Eden Project. Commenting on the award win, Stephen Lorton, commercial director for Paultons Park, said: “There were more than 1000 entries to the Loo of the Year Awards this year and it is an honour for the park to receive such fantastic recognition ahead of so many competitors.  Paultons Park would like to congratulate the team on this excellent result; it is a great achievement that demonstrates the hard work carried out by all to ensure that facilities are constantly at their best.”

Shoppers flock to the Dolphin Centre to bag a bargain before Christmas 23 Dec 2015

The Dolphin Centre has seen a marked increase in shoppers making last-minute purchases ahead of this year’s festive season, according to the centre’s footfall figures.

Wave 105’s Mission Christmas smashes its 2015 toy target 22 Dec 2015

The Wave 105 Cash for Kids team is thrilled to announce that a staggering 78,382 presents have been donated for this year’s Mission Christmas toy appeal. Gifts have been received from across the south and are currently being delivered ahead of Christmas Day to underprivileged children throughout the region.

Oakdale Junior School win ‘Designing Neverland’ competition at Lighthouse 21 Dec 2015

Talented pupils at Oakdale Junior School have won a competition run by Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts entitled ‘Designing Neverland’.

Christmas sparkle added to the Dolphin Shopping Centre 17 Dec 2015

Dorset’s largest indoor shopping venue, the Dolphin Shopping Centre chose MK Illumination to add festive sparkle to the centre and supply the 2015 decorations.

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