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

26/08/2016

All Day - 'Speed to the West'

All Day - Purbeck Valley Folk Festival

09:30 - 2 hour old harry rocks kayak fish...

10:00 - Learn to draw

10:30 - Dino Adventure Trail

11:00 - 'Texture Colour and Creativity’

12:00 - Waverly Sailings

12:55 - Waverly Sailings

14:30 - Swallows and Amazons (PG)

14:30 - Castle Tour

17:30 - Hawaii fish-O

19:30 - Swallows and Amazons

20:30 - Stargazing

27/08/2016

All Day - 'Speed to the West'

All Day - Purbeck Valley Folk Festival

09:30 - Old Harry Rocks kayak adventure

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

10:30 - Meet a Moth!

10:30 - Young Rangers

10:30 - Dino Adventure Trail

10:00 - Swanage Walking Group

10:30 - Young Rangers

10:30 - Meet a Moth!

11:00 - 'Texture Colour and Creativity’

12:00 - Waverly Sailings

12:55 - Waverly Sailings

14:30 - Castle Tour

14:00 - Flower and Produce Show

19:30 - Ben Thompson The Definitive Elvis...

19:30 - The Definitive Elvis Experience s...

19:00 - Open Air Cinema

19:30 - Ben Thompson

28/08/2016

All Day - 'Speed to the West'

All Day - Purbeck Valley Folk Festival

09:30 - fish, forage and feast

09:30 - Old Harry Rocks kayak adventure

10:00 - August Bird Walk

10:30 - Dino Adventure Trail

10:00 - August Bird Walk

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

11:00 - 'Texture Colour and Creativity’

12:00 - Waverly Sailings

12:55 - Waverly Sailings

13:30 - Old Harry Rocks kayak adventure

14:30 - Castle Tour

19:30 - Swallows and Amazons

19:00 - Open Air Cinema

29/08/2016

All Day - 'Speed to the West'

09:30 - 2 hour Old Harry rocks kayak tour...

10:00 - Mythical Creatures

10:30 - Dino Adventure Trail

11:00 - 'Texture Colour and Creativity’

12:00 - Waverly Sailings

12:55 - Waverly Sailings

12:00 - Harman's Cross Field Day

14:30 - Castle Tour

19:30 - Swallows and Amazons

30/08/2016

All Day - 'Speed to the West'

10:30 - Dino Adventure Trail

11:00 - 'Texture Colour and Creativity’

12:00 - Waverly Sailings

12:55 - Waverly Sailings

14:30 - Swallows and Amazons

14:30 - Castle Tour

19:30 - Swallows and Amazons

31/08/2016

All Day - 'Speed to the West'

09:40 - Swanage Walking Group

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

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

10:30 - Dino Adventure Trail

11:00 - 'Texture Colour and Creativity’

11:00 - Wild Wednesdays

12:00 - Waverly Sailings

12:55 - Waverly Sailings

13:00 - Carry on carving with Val Quinn

13:30 - Old Harry Rocks kayak adventure

14:30 - Swallows and Amazons

14:30 - Castle Tour

15:00 - Needlecraft with Ros Sunley

18:00 - Jim Etherington & Total Madness

19:00 - Needlecraft with Ros Sunley

19:30 - Swallows and Amazons

01/09/2016

All Day - 'Speed to the West'

02:00 - Tree-mendous Trees!

10:00 - Experimental workshop

10:30 - Dino Adventure Trail

11:00 - 'Texture Colour and Creativity’

12:00 - Waverly Sailings

12:55 - Waverly Sailings

14:30 - Swallows and Amazons

14:30 - Castle Tour

14:00 - Tree-mendous Trees!

19:30 - Swallows and Amazons

19:15 - Swanage Trefoil Guild

02/09/2016

All Day - 'Speed to the West'

All Day - Purbeck Chamber Music Festival

10:00 - Learn to draw

11:00 - 'Texture Colour and Creativity’

12:00 - Waverly Sailings

12:55 - Waverly Sailings

14:30 - Castle Tour

19:30 - Jason Bourne (12A)

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Purbeck Festivals

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

Swanage Walking Festival

Swanage Walking Festival

17th Sep 2016 to 25th Sep 2016

Swanage Blues Festival

Swanage Blues Festival

6th Oct 2016 to 9th Oct 2016

Purbeck Film Festival

Purbeck Film Festival

13th Oct 2016 to 29th Oct 2016

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