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


09:30 - Old Harry Rocks kayaking tour

14:30 - ‘Layers in the Landscape’: Guide...

Bindon Mill & Abbey Gardens Open ...


10:00 - Mythical Creatures

14:30 - Jurassic World (12A)

Wareham Carnival

Golden Bridge Awards

Wareham-Hemsbach Society


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

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

Pet X Factor

Poole Grammar School Open Evening

Blue Suede Poetry Club


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

19:00 - Needlecraft with Ros Sunley

19:00 - Open studio with Geoff Jones

Safari Supper & Fact Hunt

Swanage Walking Group

Bindon Mill & Abbey Gardens Open ...

Stoborough WI Meeting

Studland WI Meeting


10:00 - Experimental workshop

15:00 - Careers Open Day for our Purbeck ...

The Purbeck Workshop - Needle fel...

'The Taming of the Shrew'


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

10:00 - Learn to draw

11:00 - Printmaking with Heather Gibbons

19:30 - Canterbury Tales

Wild West Murder Mystery

Swanage Jazz Festival

Swanage Jazz Steam Train

Purbeck Railway Circle

Dead Plants


10:00 - Cutting Letters in Stone an Intro...

11:00 - Printmaking with Heather Gibbons

13:30 - Old Harry Rocks kayaking tour

Scrumpy & Western Night

Purbeck Produce Farmers Market

Freebay Tabletop Sale

Swanage Garden Society

Swanage Garden Society 'Summer Sh...


09:30 - Old Harry Rocks kayaking tour

14:30 - Victorian Durlston

The Watchmen

Wareham Carnival Procession.


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Purbeck Festivals

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

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

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