Things to do in Purbeck

Things to do in Purbeck

Swanage makes the ideal base for your holiday, the area has a wide range of attractions with many open throughout the year. Our large photo gallery has images going back to the 1800's

Sports & Activities

The Isle if Purbeck offers many sports and activities from a relaxing walk in the countryside to cycle routes for all abilities and for the more adventurous rock climbing and water sports. read more...

Food and Drink

Find a restaurant, cafe, pub, bar or local food in the Isle of Purbeck.

Swanage Steam Railway

The 6 mile long line joins Swanage, Herston Halt, Harmans Cross, Corfe Castle and Nordon Park & Ride, the railway follows the route of the old Purbeck line read more...

The Jurassic Coast

The Jurassic Coast is a 95 mile stretch of outstanding geology in between Dorset and East Devon which is a World Heritage Site read more...

Clubs & Businesses

Find a local club, business, or website in the Purbeck A-Z directory.. read more...

Whats On this Week

03/08/2015

08:00 - Children’s Nature Nursery: Holida...

09:30 - Old Harry Rocks Kayak

10:00 - ‘What the Dog Saw’: Family Activi...

10:00 - ‘Inspiring Landscapes’ Exhibition

10:00 - ‘Images of Purbeck’: Swanage Pho...

10:00 - Elizabethan Adventure and Explora...

10:00 - BOUNDARIES

10:00 - Mythical Creatures

19:00 - Lingo & Tapas

19:30 - Ted 2 (15)

04/08/2015

08:00 - Children’s Nature Nursery: Holida...

09:30 - Outdoor Adventure Summer Scheme

09:30 - Old Harry Kayak Wildlife safari (...

10:00 - ‘What the Dog Saw’: Family Activi...

10:00 - ‘Inspiring Landscapes’ Exhibition

10:00 - ‘Images of Purbeck’: Swanage Pho...

10:00 - Elizabethan Adventure and Explora...

10:00 - BOUNDARIES

10:00 - Childrens have-a-go stone carving

14:00 - Childrens have-a-go stone carving

19:30 - Ted 2 (15)

05/08/2015

08:00 - Children’s Nature Nursery: Holida...

09:30 - Outdoor Adventure Summer Scheme

10:00 - ‘What the Dog Saw’: Family Activi...

10:00 - ‘Inspiring Landscapes’ Exhibition

10:00 - ‘Images of Purbeck’: Swanage Pho...

10:00 - Elizabethan Adventure and Explora...

10:00 - BOUNDARIES

10:00 - Adult have-a-go stone carving wit...

10:00 - Kids Messy Art

10:00 - Introduction to stone carving wit...

11:00 - ‘Wild Wednesdays’: Family activi...

13:00 - Carry on carving with Val Quinn

13:30 - Old Harry Rocks Kayak

14:30 - Pongo's Party

15:00 - Needlecraft with Ros Sunley

19:30 - Ted 2 (15)

19:00 - Open studio with Geoff Jones

19:00 - Needlecraft with Ros Sunley

06/08/2015

08:00 - Children’s Nature Nursery: Holida...

09:30 - Old Harry Rocks Kayak Snorkel Saf...

10:00 - ‘What the Dog Saw’: Family Activi...

10:00 - ‘Inspiring Landscapes’ Exhibition

10:00 - ‘Images of Purbeck’: Swanage Pho...

10:00 - Elizabethan Adventure and Explora...

10:00 - BOUNDARIES

10:00 - Experimental workshop

10:00 - Dry-stone Walling Taster Session

14:30 - ‘Let’s Go Fly A Kite!’: Kite Maki...

14:30 - Song Of The Sea (PG)

19:30 - Ted 2 (15)

19:00 - Lingo & Tapas

07/08/2015

All Day - Old Harry Rocks Kayak

08:00 - Children’s Nature Nursery: Holida...

09:30 - Family Coasteering half day age 1...

10:00 - ‘What the Dog Saw’: Family Activi...

10:00 - ‘Inspiring Landscapes’ Exhibition

10:00 - ‘Images of Purbeck’: Swanage Pho...

10:00 - Elizabethan Adventure and Explora...

10:00 - BOUNDARIES

10:00 - The Purbeck Rally

10:00 - Learn to draw

10:00 - Introduction to stone carving wit...

11:00 - Printmaking with Heather Gibbons

19:30 - Open Air Theatre: The Sorcerer's ...

19:30 - Ant-Man (12A)

08/08/2015

08:00 - Children’s Nature Nursery: Holida...

09:30 - 2 Hour Studland Kayak Tour age 8+

09:30 - Coasteering Exploration

10:00 - ‘What the Dog Saw’: Family Activi...

10:00 - ‘Inspiring Landscapes’ Exhibition

10:00 - ‘Images of Purbeck’: Swanage Pho...

10:00 - Elizabethan Adventure and Explora...

10:00 - BOUNDARIES

10:00 - The Purbeck Rally

10:00 - Freeform carving with Jonathan Se...

10:30 - Meet a Moth!

11:00 - Printmaking with Heather Gibbons

13:30 - Old Harry Rocks kayaking tour

13:30 - Old Harry Rocks Kayak

13:30 - Foreshore foraging (half day)

19:30 - Ant-Man (12A)

09/08/2015

08:00 - Children’s Nature Nursery: Holida...

09:30 - Kayak Safari Seashore Forage

09:30 - Old Harry Rocks kayaking tour

10:00 - ‘What the Dog Saw’: Family Activi...

10:00 - ‘Inspiring Landscapes’ Exhibition

10:00 - ‘Images of Purbeck’: Swanage Pho...

10:00 - Elizabethan Adventure and Explora...

10:00 - BOUNDARIES

10:00 - The Purbeck Rally

10:00 - Freeform carving with Jonathan Se...

13:30 - Intro to Kayak Fishing Old Harry ...

13:30 - Introduction to Sea Kayaking Half...

14:30 - Wild Summer! Guided Tour

10/08/2015

08:00 - Children’s Nature Nursery: Holida...

09:30 - Old Harry Rocks Kayak

09:30 - Outdoor Adventure Summer Scheme

10:00 - ‘What the Dog Saw’: Family Activi...

10:00 - ‘Inspiring Landscapes’ Exhibition

10:00 - ‘Images of Purbeck’: Swanage Pho...

10:00 - Elizabethan Adventure and Explora...

10:00 - BOUNDARIES

10:00 - Mythical Creatures

14:30 - Ant-Man (12A)

19:00 - Lingo & Tapas

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Purbeck Festivals

Swanage Lifeboat Week

Swanage Lifeboat Week

7th Aug 2015 to 16th Aug 2015

Purbeck Valley Folk Festival

Purbeck Valley Folk Festival

27th Aug 2015 to 30th Aug 2015

Purbeck Chamber Music Festival

Purbeck Chamber Music Festival

4th Sep 2015 to 6th Sep 2015

Swanage Folk Festival

Swanage Folk Festival

11th Sep 2015 to 13th Sep 2015

Swanage Walking Festival

Swanage Walking Festival

19th Sep 2015 to 27th Sep 2015

Swanage Blues Festival

Swanage Blues Festival

1st Oct 2015 to 4th Oct 2015

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