February 2017 half term in Dorset: 12 things to do
PUBLISHED: 16:46 13 February 2017 | UPDATED: 16:46 13 February 2017
Our guide to some of the best things to do in Dorset this half term…
Zip Wires & Trebuchets at Corfe Castle - 11-19 February
Bring along your own brave teddy to try the fearsome Zip Wire Challenge (11am - 3pm) or enjoy a Romance & Courtship themed quest around the castle. Trebuchet siege engine launching at 11.30am and 2pm. As part of the Purbeck Literature Festival, Martin Maunsley will be telling stories on 19 Feb at 11am, 12pm, 1.15pm and 2.15pm.
Mini BSO Family Concert - 11 February
Discover the sights and sounds of orchestral instruments in action at this special family concert. Starts 11.15am. Lighthouse Poole 01202 280000.
Getting Dressed - 12 February
Second Hand Dance invites us to be as creative as we can with clothes in this interactive family show suitable for ages 4+, Starts 3pm. Pavilion Dance South West, Bournemouth 01202 203630.
Funky Feet - 14-16 February
Stomp, shuffle and boogie your way through classes in jazz dance, singing and street dance at Pavilion Dance South West for ages 5-8 and 9-12. Runs 10am - 5pm. Booking 01202 203630.
Robinson Crusoe - 14-18 February
Lyme Regis Pantomime Society perform their fun filled family pantomime at the Marine Theatre. Box office 01297 442394.
Treasure Island - 15 February
Jump aboard with the stars of popular CBeebies shows Spot Bots and Justin’s House on this swashbuckling adventure. Starts 2pm at Lighthouse Poole. Box office 01202 280000.
Burglar Bill - 16 February
The characters of Janet and Allan Ahlberg’s beautiful picture book are brought to life in this exciting stage performance featuring puppets and original songs. Performances at 11am & 2pm at Lighthouse Poole. 01202 280000.
Wild Bug Party - 16 February
Drop into best-selling illustrator Paul Stickland’s Pop-up Bug Store and make wild and wonderful pop-up paper bugs. Children 4+ (must be accompanied by an adult). Fine Foundation Gallery, Durlston Country Park.
Hansel & Gretel Brought to Life - 16 February
Creative workshop led by Arts2educate’s Abi Thommes where puppets and musical instruments help bring the fairytale to life. 10am - Noon. Corn Exchange, Dorchester. Booking essential 01305 266926. Suitable for ages 6 -12.
Annie - 16-19 February
Join Annie, her dog Sandy and the gang of naughty-ish orphans as they reveal that The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow in this family musical. A great half term treat. Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre 0844 576 3000
Christchurch Scout & Guide Gang Show 2017 - 17 & 18 February
One of the few Gang Shows still to be performed on the South Coast it features a unique version of Jack and the Beanstalk, and the iconic Gang Show anthem Crest of a Wave. Regent, Christchurch 01202 499199.
Cool Coast Ice Rink - Until 19 February
Get your skates on at the South Coast’s biggest indoor seasonal ice rink at the BIC. Not confident on the ice? Then pre-book one of their penguin-shaped ice skating aids when purchasing your tickets. Fire on Ice DJ nights (14 Feb from 7.15pm). Book at bhlivetickets.co.uk or call 0844 576 3000.