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!

Coastal foraging and edible seaweed May 17

Coastal foraging and edible seaweed

Join us on a seashore scavenge to hunt down the very best of our coastal plants and Dorset seaweed. Learn what species are edible, how to harvest them, their medicinal properties and how to prepare...

Forest Bathing Walk May 18

Forest Bathing Walk

Try forest bathing in the most beautiful surroundings, Larmer tree gardens, home to wonderful woodland, a sunken water garden and some incredible mature plants and trees, as well as a peacock or two!...

Otters May 20

Otters

The magical sight of an otter swimming wild is being experienced by increasing numbers of people in the Valley. Ken Hutchinson organises the annual Otter and Water Vole Count run by the Dorset Mammal...

Kayak, Fish, Forage May 21

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...