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

25/05/2017

All Day - 'Under the Surface'

08:30 - U3a Meeting Point

09:30 - Post Office In Foyer

13:00 - Sue Blake Art Group

13:00 - Community Group

13:00 - Hold For Sue Blake

18:00 - Cath Newman Thursday Evening Yoga

26/05/2017

All Day - 'Under the Surface'

08:30 - U3a Arcaeology

14:30 - A Dog's Purpose (PG)

19:00 - Residents Club Meeting Roomopen 7...

19:00 - Sea Bird Boat Trip

19:30 - King Arthur: Legend of the Sword ...

20:00 - Kris & The Bluesmachine

27/05/2017

All Day - 'Under the Surface'

All Day - 'A Moment in Time'

All Day - Purbeck Art Weeks

All Day - Medieval Falconry

09:30 - BCU 1 Star 09.30 - 16.00

10:00 - Purbeck Makers Market

10:00 - Swanage Walking Group

13:30 - Kayak, fish, forage

13:30 - Half Day Old Harry Rocks Kayak To...

13:30 - Kayak, fish, forage & feast (min ...

15:00 - Music Night Live ...............T...

19:00 - Music Night - Driftwood - See Mus...

19:15 - Driftwood Band

19:30 - Othello

19:30 - Fieri Consort: Tears of a Lover

19:30 - The Foghorn Stringband

20:00 - African Ngwasuma

28/05/2017

All Day - 'Under the Surface'

All Day - 'A Moment in Time'

All Day - Purbeck Art Weeks

All Day - Medieval Falconry

08:30 - Cath Newman Sunday Meditation

09:30 - Half Day Old Harry Rocks Kayak To...

09:30 - Old Harry Rocks Kayak Fishing (ha...

10:00 - Purbeck Makers Market

13:30 - 2 hour intro to stand up paddle b...

14:30 - A Dog's Purpose (PG)

14:30 - Orchids and Ox-eyes

14:00 - Open House & Garden

17:00 - Church Service

19:30 - King Arthur: Legend of the Sword ...

29/05/2017

All Day - 'Under the Surface'

All Day - 'A Moment in Time'

All Day - Purbeck Art Weeks

09:30 - Kids Holiday Camp

10:00 - Purbeck Makers Market

14:30 - A Dog's Purpose (PG)

18:00 - Cath Newman Monday Yoga Group

19:30 - King Arthur: Legend of the Sword ...

30/05/2017

All Day - 'Under the Surface'

All Day - 'A Moment in Time'

All Day - Purbeck Art Weeks

All Day - 'The Spice Box'

08:30 - Cath Newman Tuesday Yoga Group

09:30 - Old Harry Rocks Kayak (half day /...

09:30 - Old Harry Rocks Kayak (half day /...

09:30 - Old Harry Rocks Kayak Fishing (ha...

09:30 - Kids Holiday Camp

10:00 - Purbeck Makers Market

11:00 - Cave Art with John House

11:00 - Fossil Art with John House

13:00 - Judy Robson Art Group

14:30 - A Dog's Purpose (PG)

18:00 - Purbeck Arts Week Event

18:30 - Cardio Tennis!

19:00 - Movie Night Committee

19:30 - The Art of Photography: an illust...

19:30 - King Arthur: Legend of the Sword ...

31/05/2017

All Day - 'Under the Surface'

All Day - 'A Moment in Time'

All Day - Purbeck Art Weeks

All Day - 'The Spice Box'

08:30 - U3a French Group

09:30 - Childrens Outdoor Adventure Day 0...

09:30 - Kids Holiday Camp

10:00 - Purbeck Makers Market

10:00 - Swanage Walking Group

11:00 - Wild Wednesdays

14:30 - Choir Practice

14:30 - A Dog's Purpose (PG)

18:00 - Hold For Steves Table Tennis

18:00 - Table Tennis With Mike

18:00 - Beginners Tennis

19:30 - King Arthur: Legend of the Sword ...

01/06/2017

All Day - 'Under the Surface'

All Day - 'A Moment in Time'

All Day - Purbeck Art Weeks

All Day - 'The Spice Box'

09:30 - 2 hour Studland Old Harry kayak t...

09:30 - Post Office In Foyer

09:30 - Kids Holiday Camp

10:00 - Coffee Junction In The Meeting Ro...

10:00 - Purbeck Makers Market

13:00 - Sue Blake Art Group

13:00 - Hold For Sue Blake

14:30 - A Dog's Purpose (PG)

14:30 - Castle Tour

14:30 - Scarecrow Making

18:00 - Cath Newman Thursday Evening Yoga

19:00 - Sea Bird Boat Trip

19:00 - Alice in Wonderland (PG) at Purbe...

19:00 - Alice in Wonderland, Jonathan Mil...

19:30 - King Arthur: Legend of the Sword ...

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Purbeck Festivals

Purbeck Art Weeks Festival

Purbeck Art Weeks Festival

27th May 2017 to 11th Jun 2017

Purbeck Pirate Festival 2017

Purbeck Pirate Festival 2017

30th Jun 2017 to 2nd Jul 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

Swanage Walking Festival

Swanage Walking Festival

16th Sep 2017 to 24th Sep 2017

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Out of Season offer: 3 nights, Fri Sat Sun...
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