Summer Holiday Activities

Summer holidays are nearly upon us and although we are having fantastic weather this year, it isn’t always easy finding activities to keep everyone amused which don’t cost too much. We have a solution for you.

The Beaminster Team churches are hosting four holiday club days in Toller Porcorum, Mosterton, Salway Ash and Drimpton. We have booked the village hall, organised a bouncy castle via Dorset Action Van, planned activities and simple crafts, collected some toys, baked a couple of cakes, and roped in some help. You just need to come and join us.

We are providing four different days gently themed around a bible story. Each village hall has outdoor and indoor space and all you need to do is turn up, perhaps bring a picnic blanket and any favourite toys, and join in.

We will have drinks and cake available all day and will host a “make your own sandwich” activity to feed you all for lunch. We will begin each day with a story and end each day with a prayer, but beyond that is is up to you. Join in or just chill, stay half an hour or all day.

This isn’t a drop your kids activity, sadly we can’t manage the numbers, however children aged ten and over may be signed in via a permission slip available on the day. Or perhaps you could join up with other families and bring a group of children together?

The dates and times are:

31 July 10.00-14.00 Toller Porcorum Village Hall

9 August 10.00-14.00 Mosterton Village Hall

13 August 11.30-15.00 Salway Ash Village Hall (note different time here)

20 August 10.00-14.00 Drimpton Village Hall

We also have Walk in Wednesday happening every week, with a craft table, toys, Lego, art and music. 10.00-15.00 St Mary’s Church, Beaminster.

Contact us via if you want more information.

We look forward to seeing you.


Walk In Wednesday

Every Wednesday St Mary’s Church Beaminster plays host to an event we call Walk In Wednesday. The church is open all day for our local community to join in a variety of activities.

There’s a communion service at 10:00 in a side chapel for those who enjoy traditional worship and all are welcome. Meanwhile other activities carry on around the larger church space.

We’ve turned the blue carpet area into a play space for pre-schoolers. There’s plenty of space to park your buggy inside and there are also plenty of willing grannies to help out. There plenty of toys to keep the little ones occupied.

Coffee, tea and cake is available all day, with a simple soup served at 12:30.

There’s a folk music group where you can join in, bring your own instrument or borrow one of ours. There are recorder lessons in the afternoon.

Join in on the knit and natter table, where volunteers kindle knit blankets for a maternity hospital in South Africa, supporting the Hug A Baby charity.

We’ve a book exchange. Bring your old books for others to read and find something new to enjoy.

There’s an art table where you can try painting or drawing.

We’re open every Wednesday of the year apart from two weeks over Christmas and during the June music festival. You’ll find a busier space in the morning and a quieter venue in the afternoon.

So please do come along. It’s a chance to find a new hobby, make new friends or volunteer to help your community.




A Busy Walk In Wednesday

On Wednesdays between 10am and 3pm St Mary’s Church in Beaminster plays host to Walk in Wednesday. The church is open for all to visit – to socialise, find a quiet place to read, to play, to listen to music, to enjoy a brew with friends or just build some Lego.

I popped along there this morning to see what was going on. Increasingly we’re seeing a lot of young families enjoying the space. And it’s great to see both young and old enjoy coming together at the heart of the Beaminster community. There’s something for all ages – we’ve plenty of toys – or if you prefer find a quiet corner with one of our many books. (more…)