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Turkey and Tinsel Weekend 

Friday 22 November – Sunday 24 November 2024

You pack your Christmas Jumper, and we’ll provide the sparkle with our fabulous fun filled festive weekend break at RNLI College Hotel

Here’s what you’ve got to look forward to:

Friday 22 November

Check in from 2pm

Festive treats served in our Slipway Café : Bar with panoramic views over Holes Bay and Poole’s iconic Twin Sails Bridge.

Enjoy a 2 course dinner in our waterside restaurant

Relax in the bar afterwards or join us in the Waterfront Suite for a game of live bingo.

Saturday 23 November

Begin your day with a delicious hot and cold buffet breakfast.

Get a unique insight into lifeboat crew training with our free RNLI College Discovery Tour*

Explore Poole Quay and the surrounding area at your leisure, including Dorset’s stunning Blue Flag beaches, Brownsea Island and the Isle of Purbeck.

Return in time for a 3 course festive Gala Dinner with all the trimmings

Enjoy an evening of live music and dancing.

*requires pre-booking and is subject to availability

Sunday 24 November

Delicious hot and cold buffet breakfast

Check out at 11am

A further opportunity to go on our College Discovery Tour

£197 per person (minimum age 18)

Book today email [email protected] or call 0300 300 7654

Don’t forget to ask for a place on our College Discovery Tour

Discovery Tours

Due to essential maintenance works in our sea survival centre we are unable to host tours of the College from 22nd October 2023 until March 2024, our tours of the All Weather Lifeboat Centre are however unaffected. Our restaurant and sea terrace remain open to our supporters and members of the public. Anyone who has a tour booked during this time will be contacted to rearrange the tour for another date.

See how our volunteer lifesaving volunteer crew and lifeguards are trained with a 90 minute behind the scenes tour of RNLI College.

Each tour is conducted by one of our dedicated volunteer tour guides, providing a passionate and insightful look at the work we do. Tours are available 7 days a week for up to 8 people per tour.

  • Monday – Thursday 10.30am and 2pm
  • Friday – 10.30am and 3:30pm
  • Saturday – 10.30am and 2pm
  • Sunday – 10.30am and 2pm

Spaces go quickly, make sure you book your space. Call 0300 300 7654 or email [email protected].

Please note the tour is a 90 minute walking tour. Wheelchair users are welcome however to allow us to provide the sufficient number of guides to support the tour please make us aware when making the booking. As an active training college, the College Discovery Tour may be changed at short notice due to Crew training requirements that are not suitable for public viewing. All tours are subject to the availability of our volunteer tour guides.

All Weather Lifeboat Centre Tours 

Mondays at 11am and Wednesdays at 2:30pm 

Learn how our lifeboats are made with a tour of our boatbuilding factory, the All-weather Lifeboat Centre, here in Poole.

  • Tours cost £7.50 per person and last 90 minutes. 
  • With availability limited to a maximum of 12 (split into 2 groups of 6).
  • Min age 10yrs old.

As this is a factory environment suitable footwear is required and hi vis vests will be provided. Anyone wearing open toed shoes or high heels will not be able to participate. Please make the team know of any limitations/requirements at the time of booking. All tours are subject to the availability of our volunteer tour guides.

Booking is essential please call 0300 300 7654 or email [email protected] for group tour enquiries email [email protected]

Remember every £1 spent at the RNLI helps save lives at sea.

Group Tours

Group tours are now available for up to 30 people (numbers dependant on volunteer tour guide availability). Lunch in a private room can also be arranged for all tour groups. For group enquiries please contact [email protected].