Southbourne 2020

Took place on 6‑7 Mar 2020

This event has already taken place.

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***Update 24/02/2020***

If you have picked up a printed map, please note pinned address number 38 sadly is unable to participate so there is no longer a window display to see at this address.

You can pick up a map at Nadder and Wylye, 120-126 Seabourne road or Haberdasherdo, 32a Southbourne Grove for a small donation. All funds donated will go to support the Youth Programme “Dorset Mind Your Head” which helps young people, parents and teachers in schools and colleges across Dorset.

We’ve had a flurry of window sign ups who didn’t make the printed map. Don’t miss them, you can find them on our interactive map at the bottom of this page.

**Downloadable maps will be available 2 days before the event, this will feature ALL our window makers.**

Welcome to Southbourne Window Wanderland 2020 (including Pokesdown)

Friday 6th, Saturday 7th March 2020 from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Help us transform our streets into an illuminated outdoor gallery to amuse, entertain and enthral visitors and neighbours for a weekend of fun. Taking part is completely FREE. Simply sign up and create a window display in the front window/s of your flat, house, school, business or shop. 

Your windows could explore family culture, scenes from your favourite book or film, interests and hobbies or anything you feel passionate about. Simple or spectacular…It’s completely up to you. Anything goes…so long as it’s child-friendly! Or wrap up warm and just come out on the night to see the windows! 

Window Wanderland aspires to bring positivity and warmth into people’s lives. It is an inclusive community event, aimed at bringing everyone together.

What to do 

Click ‘take part in this event’ then register to add your location to our map. You’ll get a ‘Welcome Pack’ when you sign in and access to lots of inspiration for windows too. Tell your friends and neighbours and ask them to get involved!

Although the event is completely free for anyone to take part and is being entirely run by volunteers, there are costs involved. As well as paying for the Window Wanderland toolkit, which allows participants to sign up to the event and pin their address onto our interactive map, we need help to cover print costs, adverts and artist-led workshops where you can come for ideas and help with creating your display. So we are raising funds! Please consider donating whatever you can no matter how small, it would be gratefully received. Thank you! Follow the link to our crowdfunding page:

If you still wish to donate after we have reached our target, you can and any funds raised beyond the target will go to “Dorset Mind Your Head”, a Dorset-wide programme aimed to help children and young people of Dorset to be as mentally healthy as possible.

Please donate and make our first Window Wanderland truly wonderful!

If you have any questions or would like to sponsor, promote or volunteer to help with the event, please contact

Keep checking back to this page to see our map grow and dates for window display workshops closer to the time.

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