The Dolphin Poole announces programme of Christmas workshops and activities

A series of fun-filled events make it the most wonderful time of the year at The Dolphin Poole

The Dolphin Poole has revealed a series of family-friendly Christmas activities for shoppers to enjoy this Christmas. The Poole destination will welcome chosen charities, pop-up workshops, and festive services to the centre to provide a magical experience for the community.

A Christmas Virtual Charity Shop, raising funds for Diverse Abilities, features on The Dolphin Street Market across the first weekend of December and will raise awareness of the ‘International Day of People with Disabilities’.

An immersive Christmas pop-up, Santa’s Artic Adventure, will bring a Christmas wonderland to the centre where children can enjoy festive games and crafts. The event begins at The Dolphin Poole on Saturday 2nd December and will be open to visitors for 14 days throughout the month, including Christmas Eve.

Additionally, Maggie The Seaside Baker will host a festive biscuit decorating session on Saturday 9th December in GATHER for children and families alike to enjoy, with proceeds also being donated to Diverse Abilities.

A present wrapping service operated by Diverse Abilities features from Thursday 21st to Sunday 24th December to help shoppers wrap up Christmas just in time for Santa’s arrival. Shoppers can benefit from their gifts being wrapped by volunteers before they leave the centre, saving busy mums and dads the hassle and raising money for charity too.

John Grinnell, Centre Manager of The Dolphin Poole, said, “We are delighted to have such a varied and exciting Christmas offering for visitors to enjoy throughout December.

“We know that families will be visiting the centre to browse for those must-have Christmas gifts and all-important stocking fillers, but as part of our reimagining of the space beyond retail services, we are committed to bringing a series of memorable experiences to Poole this season. We are confident that this year’s events will prove hugely popular in our community.”

For more information visit or follow The Dolphin Poole on Facebook and Instagram @thedolphinpoole.

This site uses cookies to offer you a better browsing experience. By browsing this website, you agree to our use of cookies.