Events at Avon Heath Country Park

Santa's Grotto

Various dates in December
10am to 3pm
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Join Santa and his elves in his magical cabin here at Avon Heath. Each paying child receives a gift from Santa as well as a personal meet and greet with the whole family. Pictures are welcome and adults are free.

£15 per child (adults free)
Please book your tickets online in advance

Festive watercolour painting workshop

Thursday 7 December 
10am to 12:30pm
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Join Dorset artist Julie Redwood for a Christmas themed watercolour painting class, learning how to create a robin or deer, with the option of turning your finished work into a Christmas card.

Booking essential, call the Visitor Centre on 01425 478082 between 10am and 4pm.

This event is for adults. Parking charges of £4.70 will apply.

Kids Christmas craft workshop

Sunday 10 December
10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm
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This Christmas have fun and make something really personal for your tree.

We will provide you with all of the materials you need to create your masterpiece and you can simply hang it from your tree.

Perfect for your own home or for someone special. Finish up with a tasty marshmallow roasted by you on the fire.

£6 per child

Christmas wreaths

Thursday 14 and Tuesday 19 December
10:30am and 1:30pm
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Avon Heath Outdoors are running two wonderful wreath making sessions on Thursday 14 and Tuesday 19 December.

Time slots available are 10:30am and 1:30pm.

£25 per person. Booking essential.

Reindeer making

Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 December. One hour time slots available from 10am to 3pm.
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This event is run by Avon Heath Outdoors. 

Add a little festive spirit to your house and choose between making a small or large reindeer.

The small ones are super cute, they sit nicely by the tree or on the mantlepiece. The large reindeer can be positioned outside in your garden to welcome guests and Santa Claus. Some of the wood will be pre-cut, from sustainable sources, and you assemble, trim, construct, and give your reindeer its own unique character. Add as much bling as you want! Small - £10 Large - £15.

Candle decorating

Thursday 21 December
10am to 11:30am or 1pm to 2:30pm
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Join us for a cosy session of candle decorating. Using the wax of melted tealights, paint your own designs onto a pillar candle to decorate your home or give as a unique, personal gift.

£12.50 per person
Suitable for ages 14 and over (due to the use of hot wax this activity is not suitable for children under 14).
To book, pop into the Visitor Centre or give us a call on 01425 478082

Kids Christmas card making

Monday 18 December 10am to 10:45am or 11am to 11:45am
Wednesday 20 December 10am to 10:45am or 11am to 11:45am

Bring the kids along to this fun activity making Christmas cards they can give to family or friends. We'll have all the materials they'll need to let their creativity shine.

£3.50 per child. Suitable for ages 3 and over.
To book, pop into the Visitor Centre or call us on 01425 478082

Santa’s enchanted winter experience

Various dates in November and December
4pm to 8pm
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Visit Santa in a colourful world as you embark on a magical journey in our enchanted forest.

At the end of the adventure you will find Santa in his grotto where every paying child will receive a gift.

£15 per child or £10 per adult. 
Tickets should be booked in advance from ticketsource.

Wellbeing walk

Every Tuesday at 2pm
A frosty morning on the heath, the heather is covered by a layer of ice, with tall conifers in the background.
Our Wellbeing Walks run every Tuesday, leaving from the Visitor Centre at 2pm. Choose from a 30 minute or a 1 hour walk. Led by our team of friendly volunteers they are a chance to walk with a group and perhaps make some new friends.

Special offer for any new Wellbeing Walker. Join our new 1 hour walk or our existing half hour walk and get free parking for your first three weeks. And of course, the walks are also free.

You must register for the walk and complete our health questionnaire before you attend. We recommend arriving a few minutes before to check in with the walk leader.

Find out more about Dorset Wellbeing Walks.

Contact us

Avon Heath Country Park

Name: Avon Heath Country Park
Tel: 01425 478082
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