DORSET MOON is coming to Bournemouth

Museum of the Moon

Back in February 2019, we visited Northern Ireland and were lucky enough to see artist Luke Jerram’s Gaia exhibition at W5 Interactive Science Centre, which was truly stunning! Now, three Dorset arts festivals are joining forces to present DORSET MOON in response to the fiftieth anniversary of the first lunar landing, giving residents and visitors alike the ability to gather in three amazing locations to look to the stars and illuminate the collective imagination. Dorset Moon is built around artist Luke Jerram’s monumental Museum of the Moon installation, seven-metres in diameter and created from high-definition NASA imagery of the moon’s surface. It is accompanied… Continue Reading “DORSET MOON is coming to Bournemouth”

LEGO Sea Explorers at Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park

Starfish

Calling all LEGO fans! Until 2nd June 2019, you can get creative with the LEGO Sea Explorers at Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park. Running alongside their Jawsome Sharks event, the LEGO Sea Explorers is a brand-new interactive mission which has been set up in the marquee close to the splash park area. The kids were given a sheet when we arrived which invited them to take the five creative LEGO challenges, including colouring in exciting underwater scenes; creating LEGO sea creatures; and helping the dive crew unravel the marine mix-ups by unscrambling underwater words. The fun and interactive pods in… Continue Reading “LEGO Sea Explorers at Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park”

Climbing Portland Bill Lighthouse with the kids

Portland Lighthouse

Last year we enjoyed a visit to Portland Bill, however, as I was on my own with the kids, we could not make the climb up the Lighthouse as Sebby was too small – much to Isaac’s disappointment. We have been promising him we will return ever since and on Sunday, we headed to Portland on a rather stormy looking day. The kids love Portland Bill itself because it is the perfect location for exploring, climbing and running around. In fact, we saw a school full of kids all kitted up ready to climb Pulpit Rock, an artificial stack of rock… Continue Reading “Climbing Portland Bill Lighthouse with the kids”

Pirates of the Pavilion 2018 – Review

Pirates of the Pavilion

We love a good pantomime and it has always been a Christmas treat, however, recently I have noticed that they have become a summer holiday occasion too. This week we enjoyed our first summer pantomime – Pirates of the Pavilion in Weymouth and is was absolutely brilliant from start to finish. Following the record-breaking success of last year’s Christmas Pantomime Sleeping Beauty, Made-to-Measure Productions are back with a bang with this brand new swashbuckling pantomime which sees the Pirates of the Pavilion on a mission to retrieve the Lost Loot of Lodmoor. Robert Squire returns as the bumbling and love-lorn Captain… Continue Reading “Pirates of the Pavilion 2018 – Review”

Weymouth SEA LIFE annual pass sale coming this January

Weymouth Sealife

There is no doubt about it, that taking the kids out can get expensive, but there is also nothing better than knowing you have saved some money. Did you know that renewal rates for annual membership to Weymouth SEA LIFE offer loyal visitors an annual pass for the same price as a day ticket. Due to popular demand, Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park is once again offering, for a limited time only, the opportunity to make huge savings on annual passes this January. The Weymouth SEA LIFE annual pass will be on sale from Saturday, January 20 until Sunday, January… Continue Reading “Weymouth SEA LIFE annual pass sale coming this January”

10 Things to do in Dorset in Winter with Kids

Bournemouth Pier

Finding things to entertain the kids in winter can be a real challenge with many local attractions shutting down for the coldest months, but there are still lots of fun things to do with the kids. Bournemouth Wheel Fancy seeing Bournemouth from 100ft in the air, then this is for you. Hurry though, it is only open until 7th January. Ice Skating We have three rinks to choose from locally although the open-air one in Bournemouth Gardens operated by Ice Skate Bournemouth is only open until 3rd January. The Cool Coast Rink at the BIC is open until 19th February and… Continue Reading “10 Things to do in Dorset in Winter with Kids”