Events & Things To Do

Posted on 7th September 2017

Are you ready for some spooky fun this half term? Prepare for a frightful week of fun and games

Join us for our biggest and best Octobeer Half Term Camp... find out more on the Camps section

 
 

Posted on 5th September 2017

Spooky Surprises At The Ark This Halloween - Frightful Nights Of Fiendish Fun For The Whole Family!

Join us on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th October, for our spookiest Halloween spectacular yet! 

Halloween-themed activities will transform The Ark’s soft play and ice rink, even casting a spooky net over Poole Park’s Miniature Railway with a frightfully exciting new ghost train ride. BOO!

Devilishly delicious treats and eats will be available throughout the night with a hog roast, Halloween buffet and popcorn and candyfloss stalls, plus mulled cider and punch for grown-up ghouls!

Hurry, this is one spook-tacular not to be missed! Tickets are limited and must be booked in advance. To book, call 01202 717197 or email info@thearkpoolepark.co.uk.

All-inclusive ticket: £16 for little horrors (aged 5-12 years), £12 for adults

Family ticket: £45 for two adults and 2 children

What's Included in the ticket price:

  • Ghost train ride
  • Fancy dress competition
  • Vampire laser tag in soft play
  • Ghostbuster on ice – can you dodge the bullets?
  • Dracula’s disco
  • Hog roast and Halloween buffet
  • Prizes 

Party time: 5.00 - 8.30pm approximately.

Remember to dress up ghouls and ghosts in your totally terrifying costumes to be in with a chance of winning our fancy dress competition. Good luck!

Posted on 2nd June 2017

Poole Festival Of Running 3rd - 4th June 2017

Take part in Poole’s biggest running event!


The weekend includes five kids’ races, a 5k charity race and our flagship 10K road race, a 1 mile time trial, along with family entertainment and live music for a festival atmosphere!

http://poolefestivalofrunning.com/  [link will open in new window]

The festival starts on Saturday as 5pm with the 5k, followed at 7pm by a 2k time trial. It starts and finishes in the marquee and the live band starts as soon as the champion has been crowned. Bar until late... 

The Sunday starts with Tux and his friends at 9am with the minithons* for 14 and under, folllowed by the 10k at 10:30am. There is also a alternative duathlon (run kayak run) in the early afternoon. 

Sign up is opens on West Field at 2pm on Saturday 3rd June.  *All children who run recieve a free goodie bag.

Also lots of stalls (including the Running Free expo), and food outlets.

Posted on 11th May 2017

The Kitchen Pop-up Theatre - The History of Poole Maritime in Thirty Minutes Flat Show

…well, perhaps not all the history…just the tasty bits.

This romp through the maritime history of Poole is seen through the eyes of Galactic interplanetary visitors who resemble Steam Punk space travellers in search of a large Poole of water. It has lively join-in songs, comic interludes, true facts and some not-so-true revelations about the history of Poole and probably the worst jokes available this side of the Milky Way.

The Kitchen Community Pop-Up Theatre presents this show as a prelude to the launch of the main dinner theatre programme in September 2017. This show is written and produced by Idea Cabinet and is part of the Borough of Poole’s Maritime Festival. The 30-minute performance venues include:

Dates and Times

Wednesday 17th, May 3.00pm at The Kitchen, Poole Park 3pm 

Friday 19th May, 2.30pm at Seven Seas Festival, Baiter Park

Saturday 20th May, 1.00pm at The Kitchen, Poole Park 

Saturday 20th May, 5.00pm at The Taste of the South Food Festival, Poole Park

Sunday 21st May, 11.00am at Seven Seas Festival, Baiter Park

Sunday 21st May, 1.00pm at The Kitchen, Poole Park 

 

Further Information:

Idea Cabinet Limited: The production company behind The Kitchen Pop-Up Theatre was created by Mary Dale to “bring new and compelling storytelling to Dorset”. Their last project pulled together David Glass and AUB students in a site-specific event based on the movie ‘The Shining’ that sold out for 18 nights at The Chine Hotel. Idea Cabinet makes films, radio and theatrical storytelling happen through their extensive networks of professionals and contacts with our local Universities.

Director – Mary Dale

...has been an actress and director for over thirty-five years and has worked in theatre, television, radio, commercials and feature film. As a presenter, she has worked for ITV as a long-running presenter of schools’ programmes and factual entertainment shows and she has done over 30 commercials. She has written scripts for all ages, mostly being produced on television and in the theatre. She has taught undergraduates at Bournemouth University and directed many theatre productions.

Musical Composer & Director – Harry Skinner 

We are thrilled to announce that Harry Skinner, the inspiration and founder of The Producers has agreed to be our Director of Music. It was 25 years and thirteen albums ago that the Producers first appeared on the UK music scene and since then they have gigged their version of the blues in clubs, theatres and on major festival stages worldwide and they continue to do so.

Mary Dale, Founder of Idea Cabinet says:

“We are very pleased to bring together experienced musical theatre talent already living in the region to join with the extraordinary new talent emerging in Dorset to create a Community Pop-Up theatre experience at the stunning Kitchen restaurant in Poole Park and other venues during the Poole Maritime Festival. We have an exciting new story to tell, with some supportive sponsors and I am sure the public will like the new experience. If they do, then we’ll be back in September in our new Kitchen Theatre and at then Christmas with new shows for both families and the business community and we’re planning a New Dorset Writer’s Festival for this time next year.”

Posted on 28th March 2017

Easter Holiday Camp Adventure 10th - 21st April

We're super excited to be hosting our Egg-cellent Easter activity camp again. The fun and games start on Monday 10th April and run daily* until Friday 21st April.

 

Sample Activity 

* weekdays only

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