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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

28/09/2016

All Day - 'Speed to the West'

10:30 - Weird and Wonderful Creatures: Ex...

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

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

10:30 - Weird and Wonderful Creatures

13:00 - Carry on carving with Val Quinn

15:00 - Needlecraft with Ros Sunley

18:00 - Beginners Tennis

19:00 - Needlecraft with Ros Sunley

19:30 - The Carer (15)

21:45 - The Milk Men

29/09/2016

All Day - 'Speed to the West'

All Day - Dorset Wildlife Trust Guided Walk...

10:30 - Weird and Wonderful Creatures: Ex...

10:00 - Experimental workshop

10:30 - Weird and Wonderful Creatures

14:30 - An Afternoon Fungus & Lichen Fora...

19:30 - The Carer (15)

21:45 - The Milk Men

30/09/2016

All Day - 'Speed to the West'

10:30 - Weird and Wonderful Creatures: Ex...

10:00 - Learn to draw

10:30 - Weird and Wonderful Creatures

19:30 - 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' by l...

19:30 - Bridget Jones's Baby (15)

21:45 - The Milk Men

01/10/2016

All Day - 'Speed to the West'

All Day - Beer & Pumpkin Festival

09:30 - Old Harry Rocks kayak adventure

09:30 - FreeBay Tabletop Sale

10:30 - Weird and Wonderful Creatures: Ex...

10:00 - spoon carving bushcraft workshop

10:30 - Weird and Wonderful Creatures

10:30 - 'Box'

13:30 - coastal foraging course

19:30 - Bridget Jones's Baby (15)

20:00 - Zen Hussies

21:45 - The Milk Men

22:30 - Enjoy Yourself! Club with Vinyl D...

02/10/2016

All Day - 'Speed to the West'

All Day - Beer & Pumpkin Festival

10:30 - Weird and Wonderful Creatures: Ex...

10:30 - Weird and Wonderful Creatures

10:30 - 'Box'

14:00 - Zen Hussies

21:45 - The Milk Men

22:30 - Enjoy Yourself! Club with Vinyl D...

03/10/2016

All Day - 'Speed to the West'

10:30 - Weird and Wonderful Creatures: Ex...

10:00 - Mythical Creatures

10:30 - Weird and Wonderful Creatures

10:30 - 'Box'

14:30 - Bridget Jones's Baby (15)

21:45 - The Milk Men

04/10/2016

All Day - 'Speed to the West'

10:30 - Weird and Wonderful Creatures: Ex...

10:30 - Walk: Smugglers of Purbeck

10:30 - Weird and Wonderful Creatures

10:30 - 'Box'

13:30 - Old Harry Rocks kayaking tour

18:30 - Cardio Tennis!

21:45 - The Milk Men

05/10/2016

All Day - 'Speed to the West'

10:30 - Weird and Wonderful Creatures: Ex...

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

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

10:30 - Weird and Wonderful Creatures

10:30 - 'Box'

10:00 - Swanage Walking Group

10:30 - Swanage Probus

13:00 - Carry on carving with Val Quinn

13:00 - Studland Toddler Group

18:00 - Beginners Tennis

19:00 - Needlecraft with Ros Sunley

20:00 - Geoff Higginbottom

21:45 - The Milk Men

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Purbeck Festivals

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

Purbeck Art Weeks Festival

Purbeck Art Weeks Festival

27th May 2017 to 11th Jun 2017

Swanage Carnival Week

Swanage Carnival Week

29th Jul 2017 to 5th Aug 2017

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