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Events & activities spring / summer 2016

Dorset Dogs Festival


30 July

11am - 4pm

Upton Country Park

The annual celebration of dogs, green spaces and the countryside. Fun-filled day with stalls, a fun dog show, children’s activities, guided walkies around the new off-lead fields, and the opportunity for your dog to have a go at agility.

Meet at Upton Country Park, on the front lawn

Park there is ample parking on site … or cycle via the Castleman Trailway!

Rec, White & Blue Fiesta


30 July

12 noon - 4pm

Branksome Recreation Ground

Bring along a picnic and join Branksome Residents Association for a FREE family fun afternoon of live music, sport & activities, arts & crafts.

At Branksome Recreation Ground, Recreation Road, Poole BH12 2AL.

The Great Heath Practical Heathland Volunteering


28 July

10am - 3pm

Alder Hills

Path cuts.

Meet at the steps by the Community Centre

Park at the Community Centre car park by Sainsburys

Poole Park Funday!


04 August

10am - 3pm

Poole Park Cricket Pitch

Have Your Say - help shape the new Poole Park play areas. There’s plenty of FREE fun to be had including ferret racing, circus skills, sports, under 5’s soft play, wildlife activities, play activities, dog dancing, arts, crafts and watersports.

There will also be a climbing wall, bouncy castle & face painting for a small charge.

This event is organised as part of the Poole Park Life Heritage Lottery fundraising bid - more at pooleprojects.net/pooleparklife

Borough of Poole Survey Walk


25 August

10am - 12pm

Bourne Valley

Butterfly survey.

Meet at Gate G, St Brelades Avenue BH17 4JR

Park along St Brelades Avenue BH17 4JR

Borough of Poole Practical Volunteering


27 August

Details to be confirmed

The Great Heath Practical Heathland Volunteering


14 September

10am - 3pm

Turlin Moor

Reed cuts & litter.

Meet at the vehicle access gate, Foreland Road

Park mindfully on surrounding streets

Borough of Poole Practical Volunteering


22 September

10am - 3pm

Canford Heath

Rhodie cut.

Meet at Gate P, Steeple Close BH17 9BL

Please park mindfully on surrounding streets


Upton Country Park events listing at uptoncountrypark.com/events

Poole Tourism events listing at pooletourism.com/events/calendar

Three sites in Poole purchased for people & wildlife by funding raised by The Great Heath Living Landscape project

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Love Dogs… Love Nature

Dorset Dogs is a partnership of land managers promoting responsible dog ownership in Dorset. At present the main emphasis is on heathland, but work is carried out on other habitats when time and money allows. For full details visit www.dorsetdogs.org.uk

This summer season we have organised one practical task and one survey walk each month, and many of the events involve The Great Heath partnership; there’s always less practical work to do in summer, so we’re sharing! This also means that staff and volunteers from both Borough of Poole and The Great Heath will be present at these activities.

There is also some fabulous free fun to be had during July at Wild About Poole and Dorset Dogs Festival