Half term activities at Upton Country Park
There's lots going on at Upton Country Park during the half term holidays...

The Witches Brew Adventure trail
Search the grounds at Upton Country Park to find all the ingredients the Witch needs to create her potion. This free trail is from 22- 30 October, 10am-4pm daily and will certainly test your bravery! 

From 27-30 October, 10am-4pm daily, come and join in with Creepy Crafts in the Education Space at Upton Country Park. Choose from pinecone spiders, crafty paper fan cats and paper pumpkins. 
£3 per go.

Grab a seasonal hot drink from the Tea Rooms and head out into the Walled Garden to take a picture with our pumpkin display. 22- 30 October, 10am-4pm

Make your guess as to how much the large pumpkin weighs and share it just for fun, along with your picture on Instagram tagging @uptoncountrypark and using the hashtag #UCPPumpkinChallenge.

Read on for more events
Halloween at Highcliffe castle
Head to Highcliffe Castle for some family fun in the October half term holiday.

Visit between 23-27 October to make some pumpkin bunting and enjoy the indoor lantern trail as you walk through the castle.
On Tuesday and Thursday you can also join a craft activity and make your own lantern. There's no need to book and it's included in the normal admission price.
Enter if you dare
Halloween trail at Kingfisher barn

Take part in our Halloween themed trail throughout the half term from 22–30 October between 10am-3.30pm. 

For £3 per trail, you can follow the spider theme as you walk along, finding out interesting facts about spiders - and there will even be a spider-themed prize at the end!

Click here for more events at Kingfisher barn
The Parks Foundation Halloween trails
The Parks Foundation have got some creepy Halloween fun in a number of parks this half term. 

Come and learn about some spooky wildlife while following self-led Halloween nature trails. These events are free, but please make sure you register for them before you arrive.

They've also got a number of other events running including autumn foraging and bulb planting, so get your wellies on and join in the fun!
Register for these FREE events here before you arrive
The opening of Poole Park Railway
PHOTO: Opening day, Nick, Chrissy and baby Cici (top right) the youngest visitor of the day had a wonderful time! As did Barry (top left) one of the railway volunteers.
Poole Park Railway was officially opened last week. 
Hundreds turned out despite the rain to have a free ride on the train and enjoy the fun.
Cllr Mark Anderson expressed what this meant to the community.
Thank you to all the amazing volunteers and staff who made this happen. 
Check out the facebook page here
Kings Park Nursery – end of season sale now on!
Kings Park Plant Nursery will close for the season on Sunday 6 November 2022 and reopen again to the public the following spring.

Meanwhile, pop down to the nursery and save up to 50% on beautiful bulb mixes, bedding and wallflowers, all available while stocks last!
Find out more
Queen’s Park Golf Course
Sign up and save with a winter season ticket

Enjoy excellent value golf with a winter season ticket from just £155! With excellent drainage, the course is playable more often than others in the wet, wintry weather.

Pay and play also available – book online today.

Sign up & save
Christmas is just around the corner...
Why not get together at Woodpecker Café

Looking for a great place to hold your Christmas do?

Enjoy fantastic food with all your friends and family at Woodpecker Café this Christmas.

You'll get great value, delicious food - from a casual club sandwich and pint, right the way through to a sit-down, three course Christmas meal with all the bells and baubles!

The café will also be dressed to the festive nines to really get you into the Christmas spirit! From £15 per person.
Click here to book
The bird and recreation initiative
Find out more about BARI here
Have your say: Green Spaces
On Monday 24 October new Green Space surveys will be live on our website.

This is a chance for you to share your views on the play spaces you and your family use to help us shape a 'plan for play'.

Look out for one of our community engagement sessions too!

There will also be engagement opportunities on new Council strategies on Green Infrastructure and Trees and Woods. Keep an eye on our social media channels next week for more info.

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