1. Join Poole BID for the Circus Spectacle on Saturday, September 14 from 10am until 6.30pm. There will be a host of things to enjoy including street performances, workshops and family-friendly activities throughout the high street and on Poole Quay. During the day, there will be various spectacular circus acts, who are recognised across the world for their extraordinary performances. Ranging from an award-winning juggler to a pirate themed acrobat show, there will be something for the whole family to enjoy.

The event, jointly organised by Poole BID and Thirty 12 Events, is just one of the activities Poole BID is undertaking to increase the vitality and viability of Poole town centre. Events will begin on the Upper High Street, where entertainment act, Higher Beings, will be inviting guests to try out their circus bikes, unicycles, tightrope or slackline and stilts. Award winning act, Arthur the Juggler, will also be on hand showing off his range of skills, as well

2. Join a ranger for a guided bat tour of Hengistbury Head Nature Reserve at dusk on Saturday. Local expert Jan Freeborn will lead the search for the reserve’s resident bats. Learn all about these special creatures and how to use bat detectors to locate them. The guided tour will meet at Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre just before 6pm on Saturday. The price is £5 for adults, £3 for children (suitable for children aged five-plus).

3. Picnic in the Park is coming to Bournemouth this Saturday from 11am to 3pm. Just bring a picnic and listen to live music or enjoy some of the free activities on offer for adults and children such as All Stars cricket, track cycling, children’s football, bootcamp and bike marking. A spokesman for the event said: “It’s all about using nature and outdoors to enjoy life, meet new people and learn new skills.”

This is a dementia friendly event and is delivered free of charge by Ensbury Park Community Centre, Natural Choices, LiveWell, Stepping into Nature, BCP Council, and Active Dorset.

4. The 20th anniversary of the Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival takes place this weekend from Saturday and Sunday from 10am. With over 80 food producers, an array of craft exhibitors and a full entertainment programme including live music, children’s entertainment and cooking demonstrations, there really is something for the whole family. Tickets: £6 (on the gate). For more information see cheesefestival.co.uk

5. Those who prefer a plant-based diet or are curious to know more about veganism, should head to The New Forest Vegan Festival which takes place at Brockenhurst Village Hall on Sunday from 10am to 4pm. There will be an array of vegan food stalls, themed talks, information and advice, as well as live music and kid’s entertainment.

6. Cigarette ends are the most commonly found plastic litter in the world. Join the big Pick Up The Butt in Bournemouth town centre on Sunday from 11am to 1pm. Gloves and tote bags will be provided. No need to book, just turn up in The Square.

7. The UK Ultimate National Beach Championships take place this Saturday and Sunday from 9am at Canford Cliffs beach. Ultimate is a fast-moving team sport enjoyed by millions of players the world over. Although frequently compared to sports like soccer or American Football, Ultimate has some unique features that set it apart. There are no referees. And it’s played with a flying disc.