101 WAYS TO SPEND TIME WITH YOUR LITTLE ONES THIS MAY **LATE DEALS** 9 May 2016


SUMMER is finally on its way so Parkdean Holidays and Park Resorts are encouraging families with pre-schoolers to make the most of a short break this May.

Dinosaur theme park world, Lost Kingdom, to open at Paultons Park 5 May 2016


After months of anticipation, Paultons Park’s new £9m attraction Lost Kingdom is to open its gates on May 17, transporting families back millions of years to when dinosaurs roamed the world.The attraction is set within four acres of Jurassic landscape, inspired by the era of fierce velociraptors, flying pterodactyls, giant triceratops and the mighty tyrannosaurus rex.Ideal for adventurous families, the new theme park land will launch a whole host of dinosaur attractions, including two world-class family rollercoasters: Flight of the Pterosaur and Velociraptor. It will be the first time since 1992 that a UK theme park has launched two new rollercoasters in the same year.Lost Kingdom will also introduce Jurassic-themed family rides Boulder-Dash, Temple Heights and Dino-Chase; a dinosaur adventure play park, Little Explorers, and The Dinosaur Tour Co – a 4x4 Jurassic Jeep expedition, where children and parents will discover dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes along with a few surprises along the way!Alive, Dinosaur Encounter will be a truly unique attraction where families will come face to face with the Park’s very own, but fortunately quite friendly, captive T-Rex.Guest can also enjoy two new places to eat at the park, Base Camp and The Nest, and an exciting themed shop, Outpost 12.Richard Mancey, managing director of Paultons Park, said: “Lost Kingdom is going to be very special. It is a truly unique experience where families can be thrown back millions of years to see, hear and feel a prehistoric world. “Children and adults of all ages are fascinated by dinosaurs and I think the amazing world we’ve created here at Paultons Park and the rides within it will thrill both children and adults alike.”

Poole Town Businesses vote YES to Business Improvement District 3 May 2016


Great news as Poole town businesses voted a resounding ‘yes’ to implementing a Business Improvement District (BID) in the town.   

Bike of the Night Winner 26th April 27 Apr 2016


A day which went from sun to snow, saw 180 bikes brave the changing weather to attend the weekly Dream Machines on Poole Quay.

The Kitchen Poole Park now serving LocALE! 26 Apr 2016


The Kitchen in Poole Park is expanding its range of locally sourced produce with the introduction of two new craft beers from Bournemouth Brewing Company.

‘Oarsome’ rowing legend to open Poole Harbour Boat Show in association with Sunseeker 26 Apr 2016


Former British rower and five-time Olympic gold medallist, Sir Steven Redgrave CBE will officially open the 2016 Poole Harbour Boat Show, in association with Sunseeker, on Friday May 20.

Poole’s Guildhall goes back in time to become a World War 1 courtroom 22 Apr 2016


A new performance of the play ‘SHOT AT DAWN’ by BAFTA award-winning scriptwriter John Foster Directed by Kirstie DavisAfter a sell-out performance of BAFTA award-winning scriptwriter John Foster’s gripping courtroom drama Shot at Dawn, atmospherically staged in Bournemouth Town Hall’s Council Chambers, Doppelganger Productions is coming to Poole Guildhall this May as part of a Dorset wide tour.  This compelling and emotional drama is based on the true story of two young men from the Dorsetshire Regiment, on trial for cowardice; the outcome if a guilty verdict could lead to execution by firing squad. John Foster spent time studying the original transcripts from the trials, which were until recently restricted from public access.  Now for the first time this material is available, and combined with first-hand eyewitness letters, diaries and accounts, the story reveals how these two heroes were suffering from what we now know as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, yet were condemned to death for their perceived disloyalty. The strength and originality of this new production has been acknowledged with support from national funding through the Arts Council Grants for the Arts, Heritage Lottery, Big Lottery Fund, West Dorset District Council, Arts University Bournemouth and Borough of Poole’. Writer, John Foster, explains the motivation behind the play: “The Great War is currently well- documented and life in the trenches depicted in often harrowing detail.  Most narratives focus upon the heroism of soldiers, the incompetence of the commanders and the futility of war.” He continues: “Shot at Dawn tells a different story.  A stain on the memory of many soldiers who served remained until 2006 when a general pardon was issued by the British Government to three-hundred-and-sixty British and Commonwealth soldiers who had been summarily court martialled for cowardice and shot at dawn.”

Brief Encounter at the Model Town Tea Room 20 Apr 2016


A “Brief Encounter” is expected at the reopening of Wimborne Model Town’s Tea Room on April 26 at 3.30pm.  Margaret James who appeared behind the counter of the station buffet in the mid 1940s classic film of that name will be on hand to officially reopen the tea room which has been subject to a major refurbishment over the closed season thanks to grants from the Big Lottery, East Dorset and Wimborne Town Councils.

Bike of the Night Winner 19th April 2016 20 Apr 2016


Over 700 bikes arrived on the quay last night for the weekly Dream Machines showcasing bikes ranging from rare customised classics to the latest models.

Great Dorset Beach Clean 11 Apr 2016


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