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Winners of the Dorset Primary Times Reader Star Awards 2019

18th November 2019

Local families vote for favourite places in the Primary Times Reader Star Awards 2019   The best of what Dorset has to offer families is revealed in the results of this year’s Primary Times Star Awards, as voted for by parents of children aged 4 to 11 years in the county. This year saw...

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News in Dorset

30th September 2019

See Jack and The Beanstalk at The Lighthouse: Thursday 12 December to Sunday 5 January 2020 The seeds have been sown for a magical Christmas as Lighthouse, Poole’s centre for the arts, is delighted to announce Jack and the Beanstalk as this year’s homegrown family pantomime. One of Britain’s...

Spotlight on Science

30th January 2019

British Science Week is a national celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths - featuring fascinating events and activities across the UK. It is run by the British Science Association (BSA) and will take place from 8 to 17 March 2019. Primary schools, children and families are an extremely...

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Signs of Sepsis

19th April 2018

LOOK OUT for Signs of Sepsis… Sepsis, also known as Septicemia or blood poisoning, is potentially a life-threatening condition that is triggered by an infection. In sepsis, the body’s immune system goes into overdrive, setting off a series of reactions including widespread inflammation,...

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Father's Day in Dorset

19th April 2018

It's Father’s Day on 17 June Personalised presents or thoughtful gestures will help make dads, grandpas or the other important men in your child’s life feel special and loved this Father’s Day. Here’s a few thoughts:   Wash his Car Those four wheels parked...

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Spring activities in Dorset

19th April 2018

Spring is such a welcoming time of year - it warmly signals a time of fresh beginnings, more pleasant weather and a refreshing increase in the number of daylight hours, lifting spirits and restoring energy levels. Here are some ideas to put a spring in your step… Visit Dog-Friendly Attractions For...

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Eating out in Dorset

19th April 2018

Ok, so the days of casually dining out on a whim in a serene setting may be on pause temporarily. Taking cherished yet unpredictable children to any eating establishment can be an unnerving thought and puts many people off - but it doesn’t need to be. Just remember to be prepared...

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Healthy Family - Dorset

19th April 2018

These 'Healthy Family' features highlight preventative health conditions amongst families. This feature looks at ways to keep colds and flu at bay... Also in the Healthy Family Series:   The State of the Nation's Health Building a Child's Confidence Help...

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History for children in Dorset

19th April 2018

  This spring, indulge curious young minds with tales, re-enactments, artefacts and stories from days gone by. Luckily, Dorset boasts an abundance of historical properties, museums and attractions that will have a gravitational pull on any young history hunter. Read on to find out...

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Childrens' Parties in Dorset

19th April 2018

Everyone remembers parties from their childhood, so when it’s your child’s turn to host a party, naturally you will want to make it extra special for them. Thankfully, it’s pretty easy to arrange a bespoke party, whether this is at home or a party venue of choice. Many venues...

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Festivals and Shows in Dorset

30th June 2017

We’re now within the realms of festival season and a mighty fine list of family friendly events will be happening over the next few months. In Dorset, festival season is hugely diverse. Sometimes practical and informative and sometimes quirky and eccentric – you’ll find everything...

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May Half Term and Spring Activities in Dorset

1st May 2017

  There’s really no excuse for the kids to get bored this May, June and July as there’s a truly wonderful line up of events taking place week after week.  Fill those longer, warmer days with engaging hobbies, fun activities, healthy eating, holiday planning and exciting...

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