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

03/09/2015

10:00 - Experimental workshop

19:00 - Lingo & Tapas

04/09/2015

09:00 - Gallery Level Closed for a Weddin...

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

10:00 - Learn to draw

11:00 - Printmaking with Heather Gibbons

19:30 - An Evening with Des O'Connor

19:30 - Purbeck Chamber Music Festival - ...

05/09/2015

09:00 - Gallery Level Closed for a Weddin...

09:30 - Kayak, Fish and Forage (half day)

09:30 - Introduction to Sea Kayaking Half...

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

11:00 - YHA Day 2015 Swanage

11:00 - Natalie Clein and Friends: Famil...

11:00 - Printmaking with Heather Gibbons

13:30 - Old Harry Rocks kayaking tour

13:30 - Coasteering Exploration

19:30 - Gemma Bovery (15)

22:30 - ENJOY YOURSELF! Late night bar + ...

22:30 - ENJOY YOURSELF! Late night bar + ...

06/09/2015

09:30 - Old Harry Rocks kayaking tour

10:30 - Harpsichord Concert: Mahan Esfah...

11:00 - YHA Day 2015 Swanage

11:00 - YHA Jurassic Coast Discovery Day

13:30 - snorkel Marine Life Safari

19:30 - Gemma Bovery (15)

22:30 - ENJOY YOURSELF! Late night bar + ...

07/09/2015

10:00 - Mythical Creatures

19:30 - Gemma Bovery (15)

19:00 - Lingo & Tapas

08/09/2015

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

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

19:30 - Gemma Bovery (15)

09/09/2015

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

19:30 - Gemma Bovery (15)

19:00 - Needlecraft with Ros Sunley

19:00 - Open studio with Geoff Jones

10/09/2015

10:00 - Experimental workshop

19:30 - Gemma Bovery (15)

19:00 - Lingo & Tapas

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Purbeck Festivals

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

Purbeck Film Festival

Purbeck Film Festival

16th Oct 2015 to 31st Oct 2015

Swanage Carnival Week

Swanage Carnival Week

30th Jul 2016 to 6th Aug 2016

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