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We provide school holiday arts and sports events for disabled children and young people aged 5 to 18 and their families. Join us at sports and outdoor centres, museums, woodlands, theatres and other venues across Dorset.

Artz + Sportz+ with Easter in Dorset

These activities are for:

  • Dorset children who are disabled and their families
  • children who are eligibile for benefits-based free school meals 

Arts and sports activities include lunch.

Booking closes on Wednesday 17 March 2021. Find out more about Easter in Dorset.

Outdoor Survivors

Explore the great outdoors, build a den and learn how to light a fire safely. Enjoy lunch around the campfire: 

  • Tuesday 6 April 2021
  • 10am to 2pm
  • for ages 5 to 16 years

About the Outdoor Survivors venue

Venue details:

  • at Carey Outdoor Education Centre, Carey Road, Wareham, BH20 7PB
  • is wheelchair accessible 
  • has on-street parking

Book a place

Ice Cream 'Pop Art' and Games

Make your own piece of ice cream parlour 3D 'popart' using simple craft techniques! And take part in games and activities to work up an appetite for a healthy lunch:

  • Wednesday 7 April 2021
  • 10am to 2pm
  • for ages 5 to 16 years

About the Ice Cream 'Pop Art' venue

Venue details:

  • Father's House, Christy's Land, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 8PH

  • wheelchair accessible

  • local pay and display car parks

Book a place

Sensational Samba and Games

Join our samba troop and drum up some toe-tapping rhythms on a range of percussion instruments. Enjoy a quiet break for lunch and some sporty activities and games: 

  • Thursday 8 April 2021
  • 10am to 2pm
  • for ages 5 to 16 years

About the Sensational Samba and Games venue

Venue details:

  • The Centre, Barns Road, Ferndown, BH22 8XH

  • wheelchair accessible

  • local car parks

Book a place

Spring Watchers

See how spring is unfolding and get involved in some close-up nature activities:

  • identify some spring plants
  • find out what's lurking in the pond
  • look for mini beasts
  • get inspiration for some natural art

Lunch will be an outdoor picnic - perfect!

Event details:

  • Friday 9 April 2021
  • 10am to 2pm
  • for ages 5 to 16 years

About the Spring Watchers venue

Venue details:

  • Leeson House, Langton Matravers, Swanage, BH19 3EU
  • wheelchair accessible
  • on-site parking

Book a place

Greedy Puppets and Games

Make your own puppet character who just loves to eat their fave food! Enjoy a tasty lunch yourself and join in some active fun and games.

Event details:

  • Monday 12 April 2021
  • 10am to 2pm
  • for ages 5 to 16 years

Greedy Puppets and Games venue

Venue details:

  • Bridport Youth & Community Centre, Gundry Lane, Bridport, DT6 3RL
  • wheelchair accessible
  • local car parks

Climbing, Tunnelling and Team Challenge

Get kitted out and pick up some top climbing tips from the experts. Try caving and other challenges too. After so much activity you'll be ready for a nutritious lunch!

Event details:

  • Wednesday 14 April 2021
  • 10am to 2pm
  • for ages 7 to 16 years

Climbing, Tunnelling and Team Challenge venue

Venue details:

  • Weymouth Outdoor Education Centre, Knightsdale Road, Weymouth, DT4 0HS
  • wheelchair accessible
  • on-street parking

Uke 'n' Jam Workshop and Games

This ukelele and jumbie jam steel pan workshop will be huge fun. Learn some basic skills on these quirky instruments and help create a group performance. Games and a lovely lunch too!

Event details:

  • Thursday 15 April 2021
  • 10am to 2pm
  • for ages 5 to 16 years

Uke 'n' Jam Workshop and Games venue

Venue details:

  • Bincombe Valley Primary School, Culliford Way, Littlemoor, Weymouth, DT3 6AF
  • wheelchair accessible
  • local car parks

Life in Ancient Britain

Visit this ancient village with its incredible Earthouse. Travel back in time to take part in the everyday tasks of ancient peoples such as weaving and bread-making. Help to prepare a fire and cook a delicious lunch.

Event details:

  • Friday 16 April
  • 10am to 2pm
  • for ages 7 to 18 years

Life in Ancient Britain venue

Venue details:

  • Ancient Technology Centre, Damerham Road, Cranborne, BH21 5RP
  • wheelchair accessible, but please ask about arrangements
  • parking at end of track

Book a place on an Artz + Sportz+ event

You must book places for all these events in advance. If demand for places is high we will allocate places and we can supply details of how we do this fairly on request.

Email us with your:

  • name
  • phone number
  • chosen workshops
  • number of spaces you would like
  • Easter in Dorset pass code if you are eligible for one

Read our information for parents before attending an event.

Booking closes on Wednesday 17 March 2021. Allocation will take place on Thursday 18 March 2021.

We will advertise any remaining places on our Facebook page.

Cost of Artz + Sportz+ events

Events cost £8 per child including lunch.

There's a 20% discount for Max Card users.

Free with an Easter in Dorset pass code

Events are free for children who are eligible for benefits-based free school meals. You must have an Easter in Dorset pass code to book a free place. Get your pass code by signing up to Easter in Dorset.

Refunds for Artz + Sportz+ events

Refunds can only be made if you cancel more than 2 weeks before an event, or if we have to cancel an event. 

Artz+ Sportz+ is managed and funded by Dorset Council.

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