Events January 2020

Here you'll find information about one-off and occasional events at the Allendale.

We also have much more happening - please hover over What's On to discover more!

Under 10's New Year Disco

Friday 3rd January, 10am


Put on your party outfits and join us for a fun New Year's disco @ the Allendale with loads of music, dancing and games to keep all ages happy! Recommended age: under 10.

PLEASE NOTE: children remain the responsibility of the parent / carer and must be supervised at all times during the disco.

Tickets £5 per child (includes drink and a biscuit).


BOOK NOW (booking fee applies online) or at the Allendale.

Jive 'n' Kickin'

Saturday 4th January, 7.45pm

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UK Wild Otter Trust: The Famous Wimborne Otter

Monday 6th January, 7pm


A native otter turned up, but with a difference... it had entangled itself with some plastic cable ties.

The UK Wild Otter Trust was alerted and sent one of the team to Wimborne to investigate what was going on. The decision was taken to attempt the humane capture of this stricken animal, with a view to releasing it from the ties that were effectively acting as a snare. The UK Wild Otter Trust are the only people in the UK legally allowed to trap the Eurasian otter, under strict licence from Natural England, and set about the capture after much planning - trapping otters can be difficult at the best of times and to trap one on a river is, and would prove to be, extremely difficult given the behaviour and habitat this particular otter was frequenting. 


The teams were deployed with traps and Dave Webb, the Founder of UKWOT, also attended with a view to trap. Little were they aware that several hundred man hours of time, planning, movements and methods would need to be employed. UKWOT have dealt with a similar case in Blandford and the otter there did manage to free itself of the cable ties; it's likely the Wimborne otter may have done the same but there has been no activity from this particular animal for several weeks. Dave says this is not a bad sign and could be positive in that they've not had one reported dead or with cable ties attached, as the rescue attempts were unsuccessful on this occasion. Now, Dave has agreed to come back to the Allendale Centre to give a presentation on his work, the otter cub rehabilitations they do, the behaviour and ecology of the otter and of course, to talk about the famous Wimborne otter. Entry by generous donation. Reserve your seat here.

Wedding Daze Exhibition, Spring 2020

Sunday 19th January


Please see more information at Wedding Daze.

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A Gullivers Bookshop / Wimborne Literary Event Talk and Signing

Amelia Freer - Simply Good For You

Thursday 23rd January, 7pm 

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Panda Stamp & Postcard Fair

Saturday 25th January, 10am - 4pm


FREE entry

For more information please see Panda Fairs.

DanceAway Saturday Evening Social Dance

Saturday 25th January, 7.30pm

•Ballroom/Latin American/Popular Sequence
•Large maple wood sprung dance floor
•All abilities welcome
•Bar open


Tickets £6 per person on the door / Advance tickets to DanceAway members £5, available at any DanceAway class. 

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Wimborne Camera Club presents

Will Cheung "My Passion for Photography"

Friday 31st January, 7.30pm

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