7th & 8th September 2024
Weymouth Peninsula

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Fun for Everyone

The Dorset Seafood Festival is a fabulous day out for all the family, with lots to see and do for kids of all ages, from 8 to 80.

Weymouth has been a seaside family favourite for generations, and our festival is no different. As well as the delicious seafood, market stalls, music and entertainment, there are special kids’ attractions too, as well as a chance to learn more about the importance of looking after the future of our precious seas and oceans.

School of Fish

We’re pleased to partner once more with Weymouth College to present School of Fish – a unique children’s cookery workshop that’s perfect for every budding chef. Provided with an apron, a chef’s hat and all the equipment necessary, kids can try their hand at creating a tasty seafood dish under the guidance of fully trained local chefs, and then enjoy their very own fish supper.

School of Fish is FREE for children aged 16 and under, but of course it’s incredibly popular, and spaces are limited, so to avoid disappointment we strongly recommend you reserve your child’s place in advance. Each workshop for up to 20 children lasts approximately 45 minutes. All staff working with children hold DBS and Level 2 Food Safety certificates.

School of Fish schedule: 

Saturday 

Mini Chefs (under 8 years) 10.30am and 1.30pm
Junior Chefs (8-16 years) 12.00pm and 3.00pm 

Sunday

Mini Chefs (under 8 years) 11.00am and 2.00pm
Junior Chefs (8-16 years) 12.30pm and 3.30pm

As well as a centre of excellence for young chefs and restaurant staff, Weymouth College boasts its very own restaurant, open to the public throughout the year, The Avenue Restaurant, Weymouth College.

Diamond Faces

Diamond Faces are Dorset’s #1 face painting artists, with residencies at many of the region’s top family attractions and holiday parks. Princess? Pirate? If you fancy a new look for the weekend the Diamond Faces team will be ready to add a splash of creative colour throughout the festival. Learn more at www.diamondfaces.co.uk.

Blue Seas by Artwey

Artwey is on a mission to create, share and promote art in the local community. Artists from this non-profit, community interest company will be ready to create lots of wonderfully fishy themed arts and crafts with children visiting the Festival, free of charge. Find out more about Artwey at www.artwey.co.uk.

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