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Here comes Summer! Fun activities for the family

Get set for a sizzling schedule of activities and events for the whole family this summer. Besides all the great parks, nature reserves and beautiful beaches that are free to More…

Get set for a sizzling schedule of activities and events for the whole family this summer. Besides all the great parks, nature reserves and beautiful beaches that are free to enjoy – there are festivals, fun days, and fantastic fireworks to entertain! Dont miss Bournemouth Air Festival, Rockley's Summer Spectacular evenings on Poole Quay and Stompin' on the Quomps music festival in Christchurch. For fun free activities for the children look no further than your local library - and don't forget to sign up for this years summer reading challenge!

Find out what’s happening in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole - visit:

Family Information Directory - Summer Holiday Activities

Bournemouth - What's On

Poole - What's On

26 June 2019

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