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.

Whats On this Week

19/08/2017

All Day - 'Under the Surface'

All Day - Tudor Adventure

10:30 - SOUP- Exhibition by Mandy Baker

10:30 - Meet a Moth

10:30 - Durlston's Dino Trail

10:00 - Wareham Camera Club Annual Exhibi...

11:00 - 'Colour & Form'

11:00 - Purbeck Artists and Stallholders

11:00 - Lifeboat Festival & Fair

12:00 - Build a Boat Competition

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

16:00 - Build a Boat Race

17:00 - Raft Race

18:00 - Live Music, Bar & BBQ

19:30 - The Secret Garden

19:30 - The Secret Garden

20/08/2017

All Day - 'Under the Surface'

All Day - Tudor Adventure

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

09:00 - Lifeboat Fun Run

10:30 - SOUP- Exhibition by Mandy Baker

10:30 - Durlston's Dino Trail

11:00 - 'Colour & Form'

11:00 - Purbeck Artists and Stallholders

11:00 - Boathouse Open Day.

11:00 - Country Day

14:00 - Teyr

15:00 - The Folkn Arc Open Session

18:00 - Lifeboat Service

19:30 - The Secret Garden

19:30 - The Secret Garden

21/08/2017

All Day - 'Under the Surface'

All Day - Tudor Adventure

08:30 - Table Tennis With Steve

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

09:30 - Kids Holiday Camp

10:30 - SOUP- Exhibition by Mandy Baker

10:30 - Durlston's Dino Trail

11:00 - 'Colour & Form'

18:00 - Cath Newman Monday Yoga Group

19:30 - The Secret Garden

19:30 - The Secret Garden

22/08/2017

All Day - 'Under the Surface'

All Day - Tudor Adventure

08:30 - Cath Newman Tuesday Yoga Group

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

09:30 - Kids Holiday Camp

10:30 - SOUP- Exhibition by Mandy Baker

10:30 - Durlston's Dino Trail

10:00 - Crafts on Sea front stalls

11:00 - 'Colour & Form'

19:30 - The Secret Garden

19:30 - The Secret Garden

23/08/2017

All Day - 'Under the Surface'

All Day - Tudor Adventure

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

09:30 - Kids Holiday Camp

10:30 - SOUP- Exhibition by Mandy Baker

10:30 - Durlston's Dino Trail

10:00 - Swanage Walking Group

11:00 - Wild Wednesdays

11:00 - 'Colour & Form'

14:30 - Choir Practice

14:00 - Open Garden for National Garden S...

18:00 - Table Tennis With Steve

18:30 - Tug o' War, Newbeats, Definitely ...

24/08/2017

All Day - 'Under the Surface'

All Day - Tudor Adventure

All Day - Purbeck Valley Folk Festival

All Day - Purbeck Valley Folk Festival

09:30 - Post Office In Foyer

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

09:30 - Kids Holiday Camp

10:30 - SOUP- Exhibition by Mandy Baker

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

10:30 - Durlston's Dino Trail

11:00 - 'Colour & Form'

13:00 - Hold For Sue Blake

14:30 - Mini Beast Safari

18:00 - Cath Newman Thursday Evening Yoga

19:30 - The Game’s Afoot

19:30 - 'The Game's Afoot'

25/08/2017

All Day - 'Under the Surface'

All Day - Tudor Adventure

All Day - Purbeck Valley Folk Festival

All Day - Purbeck Valley Folk Festival

08:30 - 2017 Fete Preparation - Hall Not ...

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

09:30 - Kids Holiday Camp

10:30 - SOUP- Exhibition by Mandy Baker

10:30 - Durlston's Dino Trail

11:00 - 'Colour & Form'

19:30 - The Game’s Afoot

19:30 - 'The Game's Afoot'

19:30 - Open Air Cinema

20:30 - Stargazing

26/08/2017

All Day - 'Under the Surface'

All Day - Tudor Adventure

All Day - Purbeck Valley Folk Festival

All Day - Purbeck Valley Folk Festival

All Day - Holme Flower & Produce Show

08:30 - 2017 Fete Preparation - Hall Not ...

09:40 - Swanage Walking Group

10:30 - SOUP- Exhibition by Mandy Baker

10:30 - Meet a Moth

10:30 - Durlston's Dino Trail

10:30 - Flower Festival

11:00 - Willow Weaving

11:00 - 'Colour & Form'

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

19:30 - The Game’s Afoot

19:30 - 'The Game's Afoot'

19:30 - Open Air Cinema

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Purbeck Festivals

Swanage Rep theatre season

Swanage Rep theatre season

10th Aug 2017 to 29th 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

Purbeck Film Festival

Purbeck Film Festival

13th Oct 2017 to 28th Oct 2017

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Accommodation Offers

Small ImageGlenlee Guest House
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Small ImageLittle Gem Guest House
10% discount for a 3, 4 or 5 night stay Sunday...
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Small ImageWissett Cottage
Cancellation! Wissett Cottage, Corfe Castle...
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Small ImageThe Sands Vegetarian Bed and Breakfast
Out of season discount £5 per person per...
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Small ImageDurlston Bay
Mini Breaks available....
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Small ImageMINTERNE 1
Off-season breaks...
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Small ImageLavender Cottage
Short breaks (min 3 nights) available during...
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Small ImageThe Parade - SeaView
Taking early reservations for 2018...
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Small ImageBelow Decks
Out of Season offer: 3 nights, Fri Sat Sun...
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Small Image3Quarters Bed and Breakfast
Stay with us for 4 nights and get the 5th...
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Small ImageThe Quarterdeck
Christmas and New Year available, 4 nights...
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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...