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!

Birds of Poole Harbour Gallery Takeover Nov 30

Birds of Poole Harbour Gallery Takeover

Join us from October for a special season of events and activities in association with local charity, Birds of Poole Harbour. The team of wildlife experts will be setting up their temporary HQ in...

Museum Bird Spotters Nov 30

Museum Bird Spotters

Are you ready for a birding adventure? Visit the Birds of Poole Harbour galleries to create a fun pair of paper binoculars using recycled materials. These DIY binoculars will make any nature walk feel...

Pick up a Pine - RSPB Weymouth Radipole Dec 11

Pick up a Pine - RSPB Weymouth Radipole

Grab yourself a sustainable Christmas tree this year! Join us for our RSPB Weymouth Pick up a Pine Christmas Fair at Radipole Discovery Centre. There will be a wide range of local stallholders selling...

Solstice Sunset Celebration Dec 21

Solstice Sunset Celebration

Following on from the success of last years sunset solstice session, this special event at Badbury Rings hopes to offer wonderful sunset views from the hill, as the sun sets for the longest night of...

Park to Pier Walk Feb 05

Park to Pier Walk

Meeting at Durlston Castle, join a Ranger for a stroll from Durlston Castle to Swanage Pier, on the way discovering the history, wildlife and geology of Durlston Bay. Once you reach the Pier, you will...