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Summer of Play at Shell Bay

Bring the whole family out for a fun day playing on the beach this summer at Shell Bay.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event

Enjoy a range of free games to suit a variety of interests and ages including giant snakes and ladders, badminton, volleyball and sensory play every Wednesday throughout the school summer holidays. (Weather dependant). what3words: /// strikes.songs.pool

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The basics

Suitability

Everyone welcome. Under 18's to be supervised at all times.

Meeting point

On the beach at Shell Bay. Start at Shell Bay National Trust carpark (BH193BA), follow the board walk (next to the toilets) onto the beach, towards the shoreline and turn right.

What to bring and wear

Clothing suitable for the weather. Hats, sunglasses, sun cream and water recommended.

Accessibility

Mixed and uneven terrain throughout. Designated accessible parking. Accessible toilets at Knoll Beach, Middle Beach and Shell Bay.

Other

Pay and display parking is in operation. Parking is free to National Trust members and blue badge holders.

Upcoming events

Event

Nature Tots 

Explore the outdoors with your little ones at our weekly Nature Tots group

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on
22 Jul to 16 Dec 2024
at
10:00 to 11:00
+ 14 other dates or times
Event

Yoga in the Dunes 

Enjoy a unique yoga session in Studland's dunes & a rare chance to connect with yourself & nature in the tranquil beauty of this special location. For all levels, this session blends gentle yoga, stretching, and meditation.

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on
3 Aug to 7 Sep 2024
at
09:00 to 10:00
+ 1 other date or time
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All-Terrain Vehicle Nature Tour 

Enjoy the unique experience of a ranger guided nature tour around our beach and dunes in one of our all terrain vehicles (ATVs). A single ticket purchased will be for up to three people inside the vehicle.

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on
8 Sep to 10 Nov 2024
at
10:00 to 11:30
+ 2 other dates or times
Event

Beginner Bird Walk and Heathland Tour 

A guided walk around our world-famous heathland. Take in glorious views around the harbour and explore some of our bird hides. Join our introductory talk lead by BARI (Birds and Recreation Initiative) and discover how the National Trust and...

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on
9 Nov to 22 Nov 2024
at
10:00 to 12:00
+ 1 other date or time