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 - Experimental workshop

14:30 - Tea-time with Tufty!

14:30 - Cinderella (U)

18:00 - PAW event: 'A Colourful Partners...

Purbeck U3A Meeting Points

A Colourful Partnership


09:30 - introduction to sea kayaking

10:00 - Learn to draw

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

18:00 - Seabird Boat Trip

18:00 - PAW event 'Five Chairs, a clock a...

19:00 - Seabird Boat Trip

19:30 - Namvula & Band

19:30 - San Francisco Opera sail in with ...

Five Chairs, a Clock & a Harpsich...

Sadie Jemmett


13:30 - Old Harry Rocks kayaking tour

18:30 - The Fantastic Harpischord: recita...

19:30 - A Royal Night Out (12A)

A Fantastic Harpsichord Recital b...


09:30 - Old Harry Rocks kayaking tour

18:30 - Gabrieli Consort: Of a rose is al...

Purbeck Antiques & Collectors’ Fa...

Rory Mcleod

Of a Rose is all My Song


10:00 - Mythical Creatures

19:30 - Metis and Enkelados

Wareham-Hemsbach Society

Inside the Court of Napoleon

Metis & Enkelados



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

14:30 - A Royal Night Out (12A)

19:30 - A Royal Night Out (12A)


10:00 - Kids Messy Art

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

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

13:00 - Carry on carving with Val Quinn

14:00 - Health Qigong.. Introduction to P...

15:00 - Needlecraft with Ros Sunley

19:00 - Needlecraft with Ros Sunley

19:00 - Open studio with Geoff Jones

19:30 - BSO Wind Ensemble

19:30 - As You Like It

Swanage Walking Group

Swanage Probus

Swanage Coastal Change Forum meet...

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Wi...

Purbeck Open Lecture


10:00 - Experimental workshop

11:00 - Clifftop Tour

19:30 - A Royal Night Out (12A)

Studland WI Meeting

Swanage Trefoil Guild


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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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