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We have a year-round calendar of events to keep you entertained at all times and in all weathers, so whether you are wanting to take an art class, watch open-air theatre or eat all you can at a foodie festival, there is plenty on offer.
If you think the Purbeck Literary Festival is all about books, you’d be wrong as movie nights, comedy clubs and even cooking classes have featured in the past. But if you really want to channel your inner bookworm, then there will be plenty of opportunities and you might even find out about some of our most famous literary legends such as Enid Blyton, Thomas Hardy and T.E. Lawrence.
If art is more your scene, you won’t want to miss Purbeck Art Weeks where there are open studios to watch the artists at work, exhibitions and musical performances.
It’s not just the summer which is packed with events. If you are visiting at Easter, you’ll find chocolate egg hunts and treasure trails for all ages – who doesn’t love chocolate!
Autumn brings Halloween fancy dress parties, pumpkin festivals and amazing firework displays and bonfires on Guy Fawkes Night. And then to close the year, you can celebrate the Winter Solstice, witness the lighting up of our towns and villages with Christmas Lights, join in with some carol singing, and then ring in the New Year with a glass of bubbly or two.
Are you the fitness fanatic in your family whose idea of a relaxing holiday is to go for a 5 mile run every morning? Then you might like to take part in or watch one of our many sporting events – marathons, rowing regattas, walking challenges and triathlons are just a few. Or why not make up your own running, cycling or walking route – there are plenty of hill climbs to get the heart racing!
Our events calendar is bursting with things to keep the kiddies amused or to entertain the whole family during your visit.
The Tank Museum’s TankFest is a highlight of the year – the world's biggest and best live display of historic armour, living history, and much more at the Home of the Tank. And then when summer arrives it’s all about carnival week with fun and games, competitions, fancy dress and parades.
And if you are visiting during the school holidays, our local attractions always have extra special events to let the children burn off some energy and the adults put their feet up for five minutes!
So you've planned what you are going to do while on holiday, now find somewhere to stay. You'll find lots of choices from homely guest houses to 5 star campsites. For extra advice, contact one of our Tourist Information Centres.
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Choral concert featuring Wareham Choral Society, the Hammig String Quartet and soloists Susannah Groome, Sarah Shipton, Nils Greenhow and Will Thomas. Programme includes Malcolm Archer's Requiem and Handel's Chandos Anthem 'O Praise the Lord with...
Spring is Sprung': Spring Wildlife at Durlston.
FREE ENTRY for Mums on Mother's Day, download voucher from Farmer Palmer's website/facebook page or show us the offer on your smart phone. For full details please visit the Farmer Palmer's website or call 01202 622 022
Treat your mum at Monkey World this Mother's Day! Mums get 50% off entry price, simply by printing off a voucher from the website. Spend a day discovering all there is to see at Dorset's only primate rescue centre, home to the South's biggest...
It's the '70s. Sally likes Debbie Harry, Raymond likes making robots; they're an unlikely pair. Flash forward to 2030. After a long, childless and sometimes bumpy marriage, Sally has Alzheimers. Before Raymond died he created a robot, uploaded with...
Spoil your mum on Mother's Day. Create a natural masterpiece to give to your mum and then treat her to a delicious cream tea in the Villano harbour fronted café.
Land & Wave Easter Kids Holiday Club
Get your children outdoors this Easter.
This adventure-packed Kids Holiday Club delivers top quality adventure activities for children aged 8-14.
FREE Monkey World badge for every child who brings a Melon for the primates, over the bank holiday weekend!
Cinema & Film
Directed by: Chris McKay Release Date: 10/02/2017
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Family, Fantasy Run Time: 104
Starring: Rosario Dawson, Will Arnett, Ralph Fiennes
Synopsis: In the irreverent spirit of fun that made "The LEGO Movie" a...
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the final operation of steam hauled services on British Raiways Southern Region, Swanage Railway will be running a series of themed events in 2017.
"Strictly Bulleid" will be a bonanza of Bulleids with a...
Talk or Lecture
Stargazing at Durlston
Join the Wessex Astronomical Society for a short talk in the Learning Centre and a chance to use telescopes
to view the night sky.
Weather dependent - phone on the day to confirm...
Art and Crafts items being sold by the Makers.
Talk or Lecture
UK PREMIERE OF "REQUIEM FOR HUMANITY" BY HELEN OSTAFEW
On 1st April 2017 the Purbeck Arts Choir will be singing two very contrasting Requiems in their Spring Concert. The UK premiere performance of Helen Ostafew's "Requiem for Humanity" and the...
Directed by: Moshe Leiser, Patrice Caurier Release Date: 02/04/2017
Genre: Opera Run Time: 165
Starring: Ermonela Jaho, Marcelo Puente, Scott Hendricks, Elizabeth Deshong
Synopsis: Puccini's Madama Butterfly is one of the most popular of all...
A half hour tour of Durlston Castle.
Talk or Lecture
Come and join this free guided walk that explores the island's world war connections.
Begins at 11am.
‘Purbeck and Beyond’
‘Trapped Light': Exhibition of Contemporary Engraved Glass
Join us at Forestry Commission Woods and Forests, Wareham Forest for some nature inspired activities and fun fused with circus skills and games!
Disconnect all devices, Reconnect with Nature and learn how to juggle!
WhittleStix 'n' Nature club for...