For the 17th year running, the Poole Bay Rotary Santa Express will be out and about, bringing some much needed Christmas cheer. 

We're delighted that BCP Council have granted us a licence, amidst the current pandemic.  We have made some changes to the usual way we work.  We also need YOUR HELP, to ensure that we can all keep safe this year.

 In particular, we are asking you to:

  • donate on-line via our JustGiving page, rather than cash on the night


  • stay in your driveway, or by your front door, where possible

  • don't mix with other households on the pavement

  • leave the pavement clear for the elves

  • wear a mask

  • if you do donate cash, wash your hands when you go back indoors 

We won't be knocking on doors this year.  We hope to see as many of you as possible out in your driveways.  If we do miss you, we're really sorry and look forward to getting back to normal next year.  To let you know we've been, and how to donate on-line, we'll pop a Christmas card through your letterbox. 

Many charities are in desperate needs of funds this year, with falling income and even greater demands on their services.  We hope you'll support our Santa Express once again this year, and to help you do it safely, we've set up an on-line facility via JustGiving.

All cash donated on the night will be given to the lead organisation for that evening.  Money donated via JustGiving will be split equally between the participating organisations.

Please check the dates below to find out  the closest route to you.

Simply click on each route in the table below to access the map for that night.  All our mid-week routes start about 6pm (5pm on Saturdays) and take about 2 hours to complete.

Just listen out for the music - you should be able to hear us as we approach!!

Please note that all timings are approximate and these together with the exact routes may vary depending on traffic conditions and weather.  In the event of extreme weather an evening may be cancelled.   We may also have to make changes if there are Government changes to the COVID-19 regulations.


For the latest information please check our Facebook page:  pooleyoungrotary

Please remember

  • all our helpers are volunteers

  • all timings are approximate and are for rough guidance only

Date                               Route                              Lead Organisation            Start time

Fri 4 Dec                            Longfleet                          Poole Rotary                                  6.00pm

Mon 7 Dec                        Oakdale                             Poole Bay Rotary                          6.00pm

Tues 8 Dec                    Boscombe (new)                 Westbourne Rotary                      6.00pm

Wed 9 Dec               Upper Parkstone (south)         Dorset Mind                                  6.00pm

Thur 10 Dec                   Canford Heath                    Poole Bay Rotary                          6.00pm

Fri 11 Dec                         Creekmoor                        Poole Soroptimists                      6.00pm

Sat 12 Dec                        Broadstone                       Poole Lions                                   5.00pm

Mon 14 Dec                   Hamworthy (east)               Poole Bay Rotary                         6.00pm

Tue 15 Dec                     Southbourne                       Westbourne Rotary                     6.00pm

Wed 16 Dec             Upper Parkstone (north)          Poole Bay Rotary                         6.00pm

Thur 17 Dec                    Stanley Green                     tbc                                                  6.00pm

Fri 18 Dec                     Hamworthy (west)                Parkstone Rotary                         6.00pm

Sat 19 Dec                        Broadstone                        Poole Lions                                   5.00pm

Mon 21 Dec                       Upton (east)                     Upton community                       6.00pm

Tue 22 Dec                         Upton (west)                    Upton Community                      6.00pm

Wed 23 Dec                   Lower Parkstone                  Poole Bay Rotary                        6.00pm