The Parks Foundation is a charity which delivers community projects and events in our Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch parks and green spaces.
During term time, half terms and school holidays there are multiple nature based activities for children to enjoy and the best bit is that they’re mostly FREE! Lots of the parks mentioned below have play areas so you could pack a picnic and make use of the facilities for an affordable day out.
During October half term, children will be able to enjoy Halloween nature trails, bat walks, nature walks, crafts, urban foraging and much more.
BOSCOMBE CHINE GARDENS - BOURNEMOUTH
SEAFIELD GARDENS – BOURNEMOUTH
SLADES FARM – BOURNEMOUTH
REDHILL PARK – BOURNEMOUTH
PELHAMS PARK – BOURNEMOUTH
WINTON RECREATION GROUND – BOURNEMOUTH
MUSCLIFF PARK – BOURNEMOUTH
WATERMANS PARK – CHRISTCHURCH
MUDEFORD WOODS – CHRISTCHURCH
TURLIN MOOR RECREATION GROUND - POOLE
ALEXANDRA PARK – POOLE
BRANKSOME RECREATION GROUND – POOLE
SHERBORN CRESCENT – POOLE
If you would like to get involved in fundraising or make a donation to support this charity then I’m sure they’d love to hear from you. For more information on upcoming events, please visit The Parks Foundation.
Please note that events may be cancelled due to bad weather or unforeseen circumstances and it is always advisable to check an event is running before travelling.
Need more budget friendly ideas for the kids? Please see our list of Free & Low Cost places to go in Dorset.
Image credit: The Parks Foundation