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

23/05/2015

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

13:30 - Old Harry Rocks kayaking tour

19:30 - The Fieri Consort: Out of the Sha...

Purbeck Art Weeks

Saxon & Viking Academy

Purbeck Produce Farmers Market

Studland Flower Festival

Workshop with The Fieri Consort

24/05/2015

09:30 - Old Harry Rocks kayaking tour

13:30 - old harry rocks kayak fishing

14:30 - ‘Orchids and Ox-eyes’: Wildflower...

18:30 - Celebration Evensong

19:30 - ” The Same Old Faces” with “MSG...

Talking Trees Visual Art Installa...

'Talking Trees' Visual Art Instal...

Studland Flower Festival

Swanage Lions Pop up Fete

Celebration Evensong

25/05/2015

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

10:00 - Mythical Creatures

13:30 - Old Harry Rocks kayaking tour

19:00 - Cinderella (U)

Studland Flower Festival

26/05/2015

09:30 - Old Harry Rocks kayaking tour

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

10:30 - Meet a Moth!

13:30 - family bushcraft half day age 8+

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

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

14:30 - Cinderella (U)

19:30 - From the Jurassic Depths with loc...

From the Jurassic Depths

27/05/2015

10:00 - Kids Messy Art

10:00 - Swanage Children's Centre Open Mo...

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

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

11:00 - Wild Wednesdays’: Family Activiti...

13:00 - Carry on carving with Val Quinn

14:00 - family kayaking 2 hours age 8+

15:00 - Needlecraft with Ros Sunley

19:00 - Needlecraft with Ros Sunley

19:00 - Open studio with Geoff Jones

19:30 - Helen Muspratt: A Pioneering Swan...

Helen Muspratt

28/05/2015

10:00 - Experimental workshop

14:30 - Cinderella (U)

14:30 - Tea-time with Tufty!

18:00 - PAW event: 'A Colourful Partners...

Purbeck U3A Meeting Points

A Colourful Partnership

29/05/2015

09:30 - introduction to sea kayaking

10:00 - Learn to draw

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

18:00 - PAW event 'Five Chairs, a clock a...

18:00 - Seabird Boat Trip

19:00 - Seabird Boat Trip

19:30 - Namvula & Band

19:30 - San Francisco Opera sail in with ...

Five Chairs, a Clock & a Harpsich...

Sadie Jemmett

30/05/2015

13:30 - Old Harry Rocks kayaking tour

18:30 - The Fantastic Harpischord: recita...

A Fantastic Harpsichord Recital b...

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Purbeck Festivals

Purbeck Arts Weeks Festival

Purbeck Arts Weeks Festival

23rd May 2015 to 7th Jun 2015

Swanage Jazz Festival

Swanage Jazz Festival

10th Jul 2015 to 12th Jul 2015

Swanage Carnival Week

Swanage Carnival Week

25th Jul 2015 to 1st Aug 2015

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

Swanage Folk Festival

Swanage Folk Festival

11th Sep 2015 to 13th Sep 2015

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