Nature events in Dorset

When you visit Dorset, you are transported into an unspoilt world of outstanding natural beauty, a place where sea, coastline, hills, streams, meadows and woods stretch out as far as the eye can see.

One of the great draws of this beautiful county is the chance to unplug from the daily rush and indulge in the simple pleasures of country life.

Get even closer to the natural world in Dorset by taking part in these nature-based events.

Lend nature a helping hand

Whether you want to get stuck in helping with practical management of a reserve, or your children want to join in with face-painting, nestbox making and pond-dipping, you’ll love taking part in the hands-on activities here in Dorset.

There’s plenty going on throughout the year at Moors Valley Country ParkDurlston Country Park and the National Trust's Brownsea Island. The RSPB and Dorset Wildlife Trust also run a range of exciting events where you can get involved.

You could be building a den one day to embarking on a mini-beast safari the next!

Get to know Dorset better

Guided walks help you get better acquainted with the wildlife of an area, whether you are local or on holiday, plus it really helps to enrich your experience of the countryside. 

Expert guides lead these group walks, and will be able to answer all your burning questions along the way.

So, if you’ve always wanted to know how to recognise what bird is making that beautiful melody, or what species of butterfly has those striking markings, then book on to a walk at your nearest nature reserve and you can find out…

Mindful Dorset

The Dorset countryside is a place to stir the senses and calm the mind, a place where you can feel Mother Nature’s spirit all around you!

There is a fantastic selection of heath and wellbeing events on in Dorset that take advantage of our glorious surroundings.

From practicing yoga on the beach and relaxation walks to stargazing workshops and dancing at ancient sites, you’ll find a deeper connection with the landscape here.   

Environmentally conscious accommodation

You’ll find lots of accommodation here in Dorset that adopts a sustainable approach, so rest assured you’ll be doing every bit to protect this area of outstanding natural beauty.

Look out for accommodation that takes part in the Green Tourism Scheme or has a David Bellamy Conservation Award.

Or, what better way to feel at one with nature than to camp outdoors? 

Nature eventscoming soon!

Maize Maze Aug 15

Maize Maze

The Giant Maize Maze at Blackmarsh Farm in Sherborne, Dorset, is open throughout summer from 23rd July to the 4th September. With a new design for 2022 in the shape of a tractor, you'll need to...

Summer Challenge launches at Monkey World! Aug 15

Summer Challenge launches at Monkey World!

The challenge kicks off with not one but two activities to complete at the park! Kids can learn about our wonderful woolly monkeys with their fact sheet, create a woolly tail inspired door hanger, and...

Sunflower Saunter Aug 15

Sunflower Saunter

Enjoy a stroll along our 1km path winding through an 8 acre field of glorious Sunflowers. Then pop up to the barn for local made cakes and ice cream and tea and coffee!  There we have another...

The Dorset Sunflower Trail Aug 15

The Dorset Sunflower Trail

Maiden Castle Farm is running a major fundraising event for the second year running supporting two important charities. The farm will create a spectacular sunflower trail which will raise funds for...

Kayak, Fish, Forage Aug 17

Kayak, Fish, Forage

We'll be fishing off the kayaks using handlines for delicious fresh fish such as black bream, seabass and mackerel. We will pause along the way to identify and collect edible plants and seaweeds...

Yoga on Swanage Pier Aug 17

Yoga on Swanage Pier

Join us again this summer for our weekly morning yoga sessions on the beautiful location of Swanage pier with local teacher Helen McCabe. These hour long sessions on Wednesday mornings will include an...

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