For parents looking for a way to keep the kids entertained this February half term, look no further than the Dolphin shopping centre in Poole where there will be free entertainment throughout the week.

Starting the week on Monday February 18, Dorset-based children’s author, Mrs C, will be doing readings from her latest book ‘I don’t like vegetables’ throughout the day. Children can also enter a drawing competition to win a book from her collection, the winner will be announced on the Dolphin shopping centre Facebook page.

The much-loved Diamond Faces team will be at the centre and offering children free face painting on Thursday February 21 and Friday February 22. However, donations can be made on the day to the centre’s official charity, Forest Holme.

To finish off a week of fun, a magic worktable will be running on Saturday February 23, children of all ages can get involved and learn how to do tricks to impress friends and family.