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

29/07/2016

All Day - 'Speed to the West'

All Day - Arts & Crafts Exhibition

All Day - Stone Carving Festival

All Day - Purbeck Pirate Festival

09:45 - Walk the Plank!

10:30 - Dino Adventure Trail

10:00 - To the Beach and Beyond

10:00 - Learn to draw

10:30 - Printmaking for Kids

10:30 - On the Beach with Dorset Forest S...

10:30 - Art Exhibition

10:30 - Dino Adventure Trail

11:00 - Children’s Rhymetime - Pirate Sty...

11:00 - Purbeck Artists & Stallholders

12:30 - Pirate Magic with Kevin Burke

13:30 - On the Beach with Dorset Forest S...

15:00 - Live Music with the Swanage Jazz ...

17:30 - Hawaii fish-O

18:00 - Pirate Disco with Fancy Dress Com...

19:30 - The Legend of Tarzan (12A)

30/07/2016

All Day - 'Speed to the West'

All Day - Arts & Crafts Exhibition

All Day - Stone Carving Festival

All Day - Purbeck Pirate Festival

All Day - Firework Display

All Day - Dorset Countryside Volunteers

All Day - Swanage Regatta & Carnival

All Day - Swanage Painting Club Summer Exhi...

All Day - Diesel Shuttle Service

09:45 - Walk the Plank!

10:30 - Dino Adventure Trail

10:00 - To the Beach and Beyond

10:00 - The Tap Dancing Mermaid

10:30 - Meet a Moth!

10:30 - Wareham Whalers

10:30 - Young Rangers

10:30 - Art Exhibition

10:30 - Dino Adventure Trail

10:00 - Swanage Walking Group

10:30 - Young Rangers

10:30 - Meet a Moth!

11:00 - Purbeck Artists & Stallholders

12:30 - Extreme Cello

12:30 - Pirate Magic with Kevin Burke

13:30 - Pirate Invasion

15:00 - Charity Auction

16:00 - The Legend of Tarzan (12A)

20:00 - Urban Pioneers

31/07/2016

All Day - 'Speed to the West'

All Day - Arts & Crafts Exhibition

All Day - Stone Carving Festival

All Day - Purbeck Pirate Festival

All Day - Dorset Countryside Volunteers

All Day - Swanage Regatta & Carnival

All Day - Swanage Painting Club Summer Exhi...

All Day - Diesel Shuttle Service

All Day - Swanage Carnival Procession

10:30 - Dino Adventure Trail

10:00 - To the Beach and Beyond

10:00 - Kelp! Shanty Singers

10:30 - Art Exhibition

10:30 - Dino Adventure Trail

10:00 - Purbeck Antiques & Collectors' Fa...

11:00 - Purbeck Artists & Stallholders

12:30 - Pirate Magic with Kevin Burke

12:30 - The Salts

14:30 - Durlston Rocks!

14:00 - Bayou Seeko

14:30 - Durlston Rocks!

19:30 - The Legend of Tarzan (12A)

20:00 - Green Angels

01/08/2016

All Day - 'Speed to the West'

All Day - Arts & Crafts Exhibition

All Day - Stone Carving Festival

All Day - Swanage Regatta & Carnival

All Day - Swanage Painting Club Summer Exhi...

All Day - Diesel Shuttle Service

09:15 - METAFIT

10:30 - Dino Adventure Trail

10:00 - To the Beach and Beyond

10:00 - Mythical Creatures

10:30 - Dino Adventure Trail

11:00 - Purbeck Artists & Stallholders

14:30 - The Legend of Tarzan (12A)

19:30 - The Legend of Tarzan (12A)

20:00 - No Go Stop

02/08/2016

All Day - 'Speed to the West'

All Day - Arts & Crafts Exhibition

All Day - Stone Carving Festival

All Day - Swanage Regatta & Carnival

All Day - Swanage Painting Club Summer Exhi...

All Day - Diesel Shuttle Service

10:30 - Dino Adventure Trail

10:00 - To the Beach and Beyond

10:30 - Dino Adventure Trail

11:00 - Purbeck Artists & Stallholders

19:30 - The Legend of Tarzan (12A)

19:15 - Rotary Club of Wareham

20:00 - Theo Bard

20:00 - Theo Bard

03/08/2016

All Day - 'Speed to the West'

All Day - Arts & Crafts Exhibition

All Day - Stone Carving Festival

All Day - Swanage Regatta & Carnival

All Day - Swanage Painting Club Summer Exhi...

All Day - Diesel Shuttle Service

10:30 - Dino Adventure Trail

10:00 - To the Beach and Beyond

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

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

10:30 - Dino Adventure Trail

10:00 - Swanage Walking Group

11:00 - Wild Wednesdays

11:00 - Purbeck Artists & Stallholders

11:00 - Wild Wednesdays

13:00 - Carry on carving with Val Quinn

15:00 - Needlecraft with Ros Sunley

18:00 - Michael Jackson Tribute

18:45 - Swanage Town Band Perform

19:00 - Needlecraft with Ros Sunley

19:30 - Victorian Villainous Thriller Wal...

19:30 - The Legend of Tarzan (12A)

19:30 - Classical Music

20:00 - Dana Emmanual & The Stolen Band

04/08/2016

All Day - 'Speed to the West'

All Day - Arts & Crafts Exhibition

All Day - Stone Carving Festival

All Day - Swanage Regatta & Carnival

All Day - Swanage Painting Club Summer Exhi...

All Day - Diesel Shuttle Service

All Day - Hawk and Owl Pellets

09:15 - METAFIT

10:30 - Dino Adventure Trail

10:00 - To the Beach and Beyond

10:00 - Experimental workshop

10:30 - Dino Adventure Trail

11:00 - Purbeck Artists & Stallholders

14:30 - Hawk and Owl Pellets

19:30 - Joe Pasquale

19:30 - Joe Pasquale

20:00 - Anna & Elizabeth

20:00 - Anna & Elizabeth

05/08/2016

All Day - 'Speed to the West'

All Day - Arts & Crafts Exhibition

All Day - Stone Carving Festival

All Day - Swanage Regatta & Carnival

All Day - Swanage Painting Club Summer Exhi...

All Day - Diesel Shuttle Service

All Day - 'To the Lighthouse'

10:30 - Dino Adventure Trail

10:00 - To the Beach and Beyond

10:00 - Learn to draw

10:30 - Dino Adventure Trail

11:00 - Purbeck Artists & Stallholders

17:30 - Hawaii fish-O

19:30 - Open Air Theatre: Danny Champion ...

19:30 - Ghostbusters (12A)

19:30 - 'Danny Champion of the World

20:00 - Jez Hellard & The Djukela Orch.

20:00 - Jez Hellard & their Djukela Orch.

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Purbeck Festivals

Purbeck Pirate Festival 2016

Purbeck Pirate Festival 2016

29th Jul 2016 to 30th Jul 2016

Swanage Carnival Week

Swanage Carnival Week

30th Jul 2016 to 6th Aug 2016

Swanage Lifeboat Week

Swanage Lifeboat Week

12th Aug 2016 to 21st Aug 2016

Purbeck Valley Folk Festival

Purbeck Valley Folk Festival

25th Aug 2016 to 28th Aug 2016

Purbeck Chamber Music Festival

Purbeck Chamber Music Festival

1st Sep 2016 to 5th Sep 2016

Swanage Folk Festival

Swanage Folk Festival

9th Sep 2016 to 11th Sep 2016

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