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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Stalls at the Hall

Freeform carving with Jonathan Se...

The Art of the Letter

Meet a Moth!

Old Harry rocks kayak tour

Square Fair

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

Roses Pawn Shop & many other acts

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

”It Runs In The Family”

Cottees Antiques, Collectables an...

'It Runs in the Family'

Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin


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

Introduction to 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

Swanage Walking Group

NGS Gardens Open

Raft Race

Broken Boat


Experimental workshop

Wildlife Detectives

Fete & Craft Fair

Kangaroo Moon


Live music at The Greyhound Corfe...

Learn to draw

Introduction to stone carving wit...

War Horse (12A)

Open Golf Competition

Mountain Firework Co.

'War Horse' 12A

Lucas Raye


Freeform carving with Jonathan Se...

The Art of the Letter

Meet a Moth!

Old Harry rocks kayak tour

Live Action Wrestling

'Robin Hood'

Swanage Lifeboat Station Open Day

Swanage Walking Group

Live Action Wrestling

Severed Limb


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