Activities, groups and courses from April to July 2023


Living with parents parenting day: 9:30am to 3pm

Activity based day for both young people/teenagers and parents/carers. The course aims to encourage and rebuild communication in a fun and exciting way. This course has an amazing track record of improving family life. 

The year 6 day supports children and families to prepare for the transition to secondary school.

22 May - year 6’s.

12 June - for children aged 11 to 16 years.


Sensory tent hire

45 minutes sessions at:

  • 9:15am to 10am
  • 10:15am to 11am
  • 11:15am to 12pm

A relaxing but stimulating environment, where your child can explore:

  • bubble tubes
  • twinkling and fibreoptic lights
  • mirrors
  • sounds

You can book up to 4 sessions in advance. No more than 4 adults/children per session. A parent/carer must be present at all times. For children aged 0 to 8 years with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).


Drop-in: 10am to 11:30am

A play session where support is on hand if needed from a family worker or advisor. Open to all families with children aged 0 to 5 years.


Baby and me. Starts 8 June: 10am to 11:30am

Meet other parents/carers and their babies. Over 6 to 8 weeks, learn practical ideas to support you and your baby to feel confident.


Breastfeeding support group: 9:30am to 12:30pm

Drop-in support from pregnancy through to natural term weaning. No booking required.

How to book

Some dates may change at short notice so please check before attending. All groups and activities should be booked in advance, except Drop Ins, by contacting the North Locality.

Foodbanks in the North Dorset area

Find foodbanks on our Family Information Directory in:


If you're worried about the immediate safety of a child or young person contact our Children's Advice and Duty Service:

Children's Advice and Duty Service (ChAD)

Name: Single point of contact for safeguarding concerns
Tel: 01305 228866
Full contact details

Blandford Nursery

Name: Nursery manager
Name: Melissa Young
Tel: 01258 457856
Full contact details

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