Monday, 24 July 2017

Something For The Whole Family This Summer - Moors Valley Park

Moors Valley Country Park and Forest

Whether you want to enjoy a peaceful walk or cycle ride through the Forest, experience a ride on an authentic narrow-gauge steam train or even Go Ape on a high wire forest adventure swinging through the tree tops…

Play Trail

Out in the Forest, discover the Play Trail with its unique pieces of wooden play equipment.
You can explore inside a giant ‘Ants Nest’, wriggle through giant snakes in the ‘Snake Pit’, attempt the ‘Crocodile Crossing’ and balance on the fallen forest of ‘Timber’. The trail is only a mile long but with so many exciting pieces of play equipment you should allow at least an hour to complete it all. The trail is suitable for pushchairs and most mobility scooters.

Tree Top Trail

Half way along the Play Trail there is the option to divert onto the Tree Top Trail. This 5 metre high and 200 metre long wooden walk way takes you up amongst the trees and allows you to get a real bird’s eye view of the Forest.
Please note: the Tree Top Trail is not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs, however there is a connecting path from start to finish.

Play Areas

There are also two imaginative play areas close to the Visitor Centre.
The Adventure Play Area, designed specially for older children, includes a zip slide, huge space net, climbing boulder and a fortress of towers and crossings with a long tube slide. Younger children will be enthralled in the Castle and Sandworks area with its gentle slides and swings, all set inside a safe sand area so don’t forget to bring your bucket and spade too. 

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Relocation To Bovington Or Lulworth

Are you due to be posted to Bovington or Lulworth soon?
If so contact Bovington HIVE to request a pre-arrival welcome pack and
Garrison guide.
email:  or 01929 403185

Core information sheets on the Garrison are also available from the HIVE and contain useful information on schools, nurseries, employment, health provision, accommodation, overview of location, community activities, amenities, facilities and more.

The HIVE can also help you, if you have any general queries regarding Bovington & Lulworth or the local area.

Tank Museum - Concessionary Ticket Policy For Bovington Service Personnel & MOD Civil Servants

The concessionary ticket policy has been reviewed and procedures tightened up.
Ticket management is now via Bovington PRI shop, Groundfloor Anderson House, Allenby Barracks. 01929 403496

Concessionary tickets cannot be used for special events such as Tankfest or Tiger Day.
The following conditions of use for concessionary entry to the Tank Museum apply:

Serving Military Personnel
  • Unlimited access to the service individual on production of his/her MOD F90 card
  • The MOD card holder must accompany those visitors using the concessionary tickets as described below
  • A concessionary ticket for 2 adults and 2 children can be used to gain entry for his/her spouses, or sons and daughter, or parents or grandparents.
  • Other family members (uncles, aunts, cousins etc) will be expected to purchase museum entry at normal admission rates.
  • Tickets are signed out from the GSO/SSO and returned at the earliest opportunity.

MOD Civil Servants based in Bovington/Lulworth
  • Must be based in Bovington or Lulworth and produce CS ID Card on entry
  • The Civil servant is to accompany his/her concessionary guest throughout the visit
  • Spouses, sons and daughters of the Garrison based CS may gain entry on a concessionary ticket up to 2 adults and 2 children
  • Other family members such as uncles/aunts, grandparents, nieces, cousins etc will be expected to purchase entry tickets to the museum as normal admission rates.
  • Tickets are signed out from the GSO/SSO and returned at the earliest opportunity.
Defence contractors – Elior, Babcock, CA and DSG are exempt this concession.

Friday, 21 July 2017

Poole RNLI Free Summer Fete - 30 July

Family friendly fete, with Lifeboat demos on the water, Circus School, face painting, Pimms Tent, cream teas, music & street food. 
FREE entry and FREE car parking
Held at RNLI college, located on West Quay Road, Poole, BH15 1HZ.

Return of the Beaulieu Supercar Weekend - Sat 5th & Sun 6th Aug

For further details 

Poole Harbour Festival 28 - 30 July

Poole Harbour Festival Poster 2017
Fri 28 July 5-10pm, Sat 29 July 10am-10pm, Sun 30 July 11am-6pm

Lulworth Cove - Kid's Rock Pool School' 27 & 28 July

At low tides an array of wildlife is revealed along the shoreline including brilliant barnacles, awesome anemones, slimy seaweed and crafty crabs.
Throughout July and August, your children can join Rock Pool School to ramble across the rocks, discover this fantastic wildlife and enjoy identifying them all with their own spotters sheet. The pools are only uncovered for a few hours each day before they are claimed once again by the gentle sea replenishing the marine life within, so don’t miss your opportunity to explore.
One hour. Sessions are dependent on the tide so please enquire at the Visitor Centre Reception in Lulworth Cove T: 01929 400587 or e:

Price: £3 per child with a supervising adult going free (required)
Meet: Lulworth Cove Visitor Centre Reception
Other dates available 10-11 + 24 & 25 August

Free 'Pirates Ahoy' Fun - Mon 24 July

Come & join free swashbuckling fun with c
hildren's entertainment & activities including a Treasure Hunt & pirates.  Fancy dress a must!

Hamworthy Park, Lulworth Avenue, BH15 4DG