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The kids are off school for the summer holidays!

Six weeks can be difficult to fill with fun activities, and things to do, so we've got some great ideas for you right here!

Check out some great places to go, and some ideas that won't have you reaching for your purse or wallet every every five minutes...

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All Sorts Holiday Club

01305 750444 

Allsorts Holiday Clubs at Brackenbury, Portland and St. Augustines School, Weymouth

Open from 7.30am to 6pm every weekday during the holidays and at Weymouth Outdoor Education Centre, on Tuesdays and Thursday from 9am to 3pm.

We have well qualified, experienced  and enthusiastic staff and lots of fun to keep your children happy.

We take children from 2 years to end of Primary school with age appropriate activities indoors and out, including games, crafts, sports, cooking, construction and much more.

Only £3 per hour flexible booking with no minimum session.

Our “Kids Club” activity days run in every school holidays (exc Bank holidays) from 8.45am – 5pm. 

We offer activities such as football, uni-hoc, dodgeball, bouncy castle, tennis, badminton, crazy golf putting, rounders, short tennis, arts & crafts, DVD time, water fights, quizzes, pitch and putt golf, trampolining, table tennis and more!! 

Full Day - £15

Half Day - £8.50

Bookings can now be made over the phone with payment.

In order to book a place on our Kids Club your child must be aged 6-14 years, have a personal details form completed with us and payment is requested up front to secure a booking.  Due to demand place reservations will not be taken.

Come on down to Kingston Maurward Animal Park and spend a fun filled day feeding the sheep, alpacas, chickens and goats, meet the piglets, miniature Shetland ponies, alpacas, giant rabbits and many more!

Learn all about how Kingston Maurward is helping to conserve our animal heritage through their work with the Rare Breeds Survival Trust and enjoy coffee and snacks while children enjoy the play areas.

A tranquil, peaceful and intimate spot, the gardens are beautifully situated in undulating Dorset countryside, with a lake, canals, broad sweeping and formal gardens. The lovely 35 acre formal gardens were created by the Hanburys between 1915 and 1922.


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Official Test Centre

01305 230296 / 07817 717904

Windsurfing and Stand Up Paddling Youth Summer Camps at the Official Test Centre

The Official Test Centre (OTC) are very pleased to announce that they will be running a couple of Youth Camps over the school summer holidays this year. Dates are: 

•7-11th August

•28th August – 1st September

The camps are open to young sailors and paddlers of all abilities – from those that have never windsurfed or SUPed before, to youths that are competing nationally. The 5 day camps run from 10am-5pm each day and cost £250.00 per person.

The camp will be taking place from The OTC centre, based at the National Sailing Academy on Portland. For those that are progressing through the RYA windsurfing scheme the camp also allows to you work towards and attain that next certificate. Spaces on the camp have to be limited, so be sure to book as soon as you can.

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Osprey Leisure Centre

01305 824378

Osprey Leisure Centre on Portland has programmed the usual variety of popular activities for kids aged 5 -14 years from 24 July through to 1 September.

Amongst the usual mix of activity days Osprey is now offering a combination of full or half days on Tuesdays and Thursdays which when added to the full day sessions on the other days this gives parents a choice of the best option to suit their children for only £11 for 9am until 4pm or £7 for the half day.

Many children love using the inflatable obstacle course during private pool parties but have the rare chance to attend the junior sessions for the over 9’s which take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2pm - 4pm for only £3 per child for a full 2 hours.

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1610 - Dorchester Sports Centre

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01305 858400 - Dorchester

01305 861775 - Beaminster

Active Kids summer holiday programme – at Dorchester Sports Centre and Beaminster Sports & Leisure.

Kids will love to let off steam this Summer at Active Kidz!

Our action packed summer holiday programmes are available to all fun loving 8 – 12 year olds during the summer holiday starting on Monday 24th July – 1st September. Offering a huge range of sports and play based activities to suit everyone.

From the adventure of a Treasure hunt and Orienteering, getting wet and wild in our Splash sessions or being funky with Face paints, our focus is all about having fun in a safe and comfortable environment where children feel part of one big family.

As always, the action packed programmes are guaranteed to keep boredom at bay! Available in Dorchester and Beaminster.

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