Things to do in Purbeck

Swanage makes the ideal base for your holiday, the area has a wide range of attractions and many are open throughout the year.

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...

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...

Ride the Heritage 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...

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

See the Area
See photos of the area and in the gallery.. read more...

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Childrens have-a-go stone carving

Childrens have-a-go stone carving

Chocolate Evening Masterclass

Tom Kitching & Gren Bartley


kayak fishing at Old Harry Rocks

Introduction to stone carving wit...

Adult have-a-go stone carving wit...

Go Wild At Durlston

Carry on carving with Val Quinn

Craft class with Jane Colquhoun

Needlecraft with Ros Sunley

Needlecraft with Ros Sunley

Needlecraft with Ros Sunley

Needlecraft with Ros Sunley

Swanage Walking Group

NGS Gardens Open

Fish & Chip Cruise

WW Tug-O'War!

Murder Mystery - The Case of Capt...


Experimental workshop

Dolphins and the Deep Blue Sea

Swanage Carnival Masquerade Night

Count Bobo


Learn to draw

Bell Street Blues

100th Annual Exhibition of Arts &...

Isle of Purbeck Model Railway Gro...

Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting

Boyle Monti


Stalls at the Hall

Freeform carving with Jonathan Se...

The Art of the Letter

Meet a Moth!

Old Harry rocks kayak tour

Roses Pawn Shop & many other acts

Square Fair

Swanage Carnival M.A.D Mountain B...

Great Dorset Chilli Festival

Swanage Walking Group


Old Harry rocks kayak tour

Freeform carving with Jonathan Se...

‘Purbeck Footprints Wildlife Phot...

Miracle Theatre present 'The Temp...

Swanage Pier Fun Day

Companion Dog Show and Family Fun...

Mother Uckers

Wildlife Photography Walk


Mythical Creatures

Woohoo Revue


Childrens have-a-go stone carving

Childrens have-a-go stone carving

Cottees Antiques, Collectables an...

Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin


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