Welcome to Swanage
Welcome to Swanage

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. Our large photo gallery has images going back to the 1800's and Webcams.

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

07/12/2016

All Day - 'Speed to the West'

All Day - 'The Milking Parlour'

All Day - Wareham Scout and Guide Xmas Post

11:00 - Purbeck Artists & Stallholders Ch...

13:00 - Studland Toddler Group

18:00 - Beginners Tennis

19:30 - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Fin...

08/12/2016

All Day - 'Speed to the West'

All Day - 'The Milking Parlour'

All Day - Wareham Scout and Guide Xmas Post

All Day - Swanage Area Senior Forum

10:00 - Christmas Tree Festival

11:00 - Purbeck Artists & Stallholders Ch...

18:00 - Wareham Rotary Club Carol Collect...

09/12/2016

All Day - 'Speed to the West'

All Day - Wareham Scout and Guide Xmas Post

All Day - The Purbeck Mummers

10:00 - Christmas Tree Festival

11:00 - Purbeck Artists & Stallholders Ch...

14:30 - Purbeck Society Christmas Social

19:30 - Vienna Festival Ballet - Snow W...

19:00 - Wareham Rotary Tree of Light at W...

19:30 - Snow White

10/12/2016

All Day - 'Speed to the West'

All Day - Wareham Scout and Guide Xmas Post

All Day - John De Bara

All Day - Tudor Christmas Storytelling

All Day - Winter Lights

All Day - Santa Special Train

All Day - Christmas Luncheon Train

All Day - Christmas Arty Bazaar

09:00 - Purbeck Produce Farmers' Market

10:00 - Christmas Tree Festival

10:00 - Swanage Walking Group

11:00 - Purbeck Artists & Stallholders Ch...

12:00 - Christmas Arty Bazaar

13:30 - Winter salads foraging course

19:30 - "A Street Cat Named Bob" (12A)

19:30 - Christmas Concert

11/12/2016

All Day - 'Speed to the West'

All Day - Wareham Scout and Guide Xmas Post

All Day - Tudor Christmas Storytelling

All Day - Santa Special Train

All Day - Christmas Luncheon Train

All Day - Fun Quiz

10:00 - Christmas Tree Festival

10:00 - December Bird Walk

11:00 - Wedding Christmas Fair

11:00 - Purbeck Artists & Stallholders Ch...

15:30 - The Sidekicks

15:30 - Santa Comes to Town

19:30 - "A Street Cat Named Bob" (12A)

12/12/2016

All Day - 'Speed to the West'

All Day - Wareham Scout and Guide Xmas Post

All Day - Tudor Christmas Storytelling

10:00 - Wareham Area Senior Forum

14:30 - "A Street Cat Named Bob" (12A)

14:30 - June Wildlife in Spain

16:00 - Meet the Author / Writing tips fo...

18:00 - Wareham Rotary Club Carol Collect...

19:30 - "A Street Cat Named Bob" (12A)

13/12/2016

All Day - 'Speed to the West'

All Day - Wareham Scout and Guide Xmas Post

All Day - Tudor Christmas Storytelling

All Day - Purbeck Parkinson's Group

14:00 - Purbeck Parkinson's Group

18:30 - Cardio Tennis!

19:30 - "A Street Cat Named Bob" (12A)

14/12/2016

All Day - 'Speed to the West'

All Day - Wareham Scout and Guide Xmas Post

All Day - Tudor Christmas Storytelling

13:00 - Studland Toddler Group

18:00 - Beginners Tennis

19:30 - "A Street Cat Named Bob" (12A)

19:30 - Swanage Town Band

19:30 - Swanage Town Band

19:30 - Studland WI

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Purbeck Festivals

Swanage Blues Festival

Swanage Blues Festival

2nd Mar 2017 to 5th Mar 2017

Swanage Railway's Diesel Gala

Swanage Railway's Diesel Gala

5th May 2017 to 7th May 2017

Purbeck Art Weeks Festival

Purbeck Art Weeks Festival

27th May 2017 to 11th Jun 2017

Swanage Jazz Festival

Swanage Jazz Festival

14th Jul 2017 to 16th Jul 2017

Swanage Carnival Week

Swanage Carnival Week

29th Jul 2017 to 5th Aug 2017

Purbeck Chamber Music Festival

Purbeck Chamber Music Festival

31st Aug 2017 to 3rd Sep 2017

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Accommodation Offers

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Small ImageThe Parade - SeaView
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Small ImageThe Sands Vegetarian Bed and Breakfast
Out of season offer of £5 discount per n...
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short breaks available through winter mo...
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