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

29/08/2015

09:30 - Coasteering Exploration

10:00 - The Art of the Letter 2 day cours...

10:30 - Don't be a stranger, meet the Ran...

10:30 - Meet a Moth!

13:30 - Old Harry Rocks kayaking tour

13:30 - Bushcraft (half day)

19:30 - Absolutely Anything (12A)

30/08/2015

09:30 - Old Harry Rocks kayaking tour

09:30 - BCU 1 Star

10:00 - The Art of the Letter 2 day cours...

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

19:30 - Absolutely Anything (12A)

31/08/2015

10:00 - Mythical Creatures

19:30 - Absolutely Anything (12A)

19:00 - Lingo & Tapas

01/09/2015

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

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

10:30 - Castle Tour

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

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

19:30 - Absolutely Anything (12A)

02/09/2015

10:00 - Kids Messy Art

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

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

13:00 - Carry on carving with Val Quinn

15:00 - Needlecraft with Ros Sunley

19:30 - Absolutely Anything (12A)

19:00 - Open studio with Geoff Jones

19:00 - Needlecraft with Ros Sunley

03/09/2015

10:00 - Experimental workshop

19:30 - Absolutely Anything (12A)

19:00 - Lingo & Tapas

04/09/2015

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

10:00 - Learn to draw

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

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 - Natalie Clein and Friends: Famil...

11:00 - Printmaking with Heather Gibbons

13:30 - Old Harry Rocks kayaking tour

13:30 - Coasteering Exploration

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

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Purbeck Festivals

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

Purbeck Film Festival

Purbeck Film Festival

16th Oct 2015 to 31st Oct 2015

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