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


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

13:30 - Old Harry Rocks kayaking tour

Baby & Kids Toys, Clothes & Equip...

The Mystery of the Rose Bouquet

Magnificent Mozart

Mambo Jambo


09:30 - Old Harry Rocks kayaking tour

10:00 - The Swanage Charity Day and Class...

14:30 - Early Spider Orchids and Other Sp...

15:00 - The Mayday Singers Spring Concert

Purbeck Antiques & Collectors’ Fa...

Mayday Singers Spring Concert


10:00 - Mythical Creatures

14:30 - Woman in Gold (12A)


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

10:30 - Castle Tour

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

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

19:30 - Woman in Gold (12A)

Wareham Camera Club


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

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

10:00 - Kids Messy Art

13:00 - Carry on carving with Val Quinn

15:00 - Needlecraft with Ros Sunley

19:00 - Open studio with Geoff Jones

19:00 - Needlecraft with Ros Sunley

Swanage Local Election Hustings f...


10:00 - Experimental workshop

Swanage Local Election Hustings f...


10:00 - Learn to draw

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

19:30 - A Little Chaos (12A)

Purbeck Model Railway Group

Swanage Photographic Society

Fabian Holland


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

10:30 - Meet a Moth!

14:00 - Celebrating 100 years of Guiding ...

19:30 - Celebrating 100 years of Guiding ...

Tiger Day

Swanage Water Tower Open Day

Swanage Water Tower Open Day

Swanage Girl Guides Show

Swanage Girl Guides Show


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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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