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.

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

30/05/2016

All Day - 'Speed to the West'

All Day - Purbeck Art Weeks Festival

09:15 - METAFIT

10:00 - Mythical Creatures

13:30 - Old Harry Rocks kayak snorkel saf...

14:30 - "Robinson Crusoe" (PG)

19:30 - "A Hologram for the King" (12A)

31/05/2016

All Day - 'Speed to the West'

All Day - Purbeck Art Weeks Festival

All Day - Seige Engine Building Workshops

09:30 - 2 hour kayaking adventure

11:00 - ‘Space for Nature’ Family Day

12:30 - 2 hour kayaking adventure

12:30 - Kayak, fish, forage & feast

14:30 - "Robinson Crusoe" (PG)

19:30 - "A Hologram for the King" (12A)

01/06/2016

All Day - 'Speed to the West'

All Day - Purbeck Art Weeks Festival

All Day - Seige Engine Building Workshops

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

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

10:30 - Plant Pots for Pollinators: Famil...

10:00 - Swanage Walking Group

10:30 - Plant Pots for Pollinators

11:00 - Wild Wednesdays

13:00 - Carry on carving with Val Quinn

13:30 - Old Harry Rocks kayak fishing hal...

14:30 - "Robinson Crusoe" (PG)

14:30 - Plant Pots for Pollinators

15:00 - Needlecraft with Ros Sunley

19:00 - Needlecraft with Ros Sunley

19:30 - "A Hologram for the King" (12A)

20:00 - Nightjar Walk

02/06/2016

All Day - 'Speed to the West'

All Day - Purbeck Art Weeks Festival

All Day - Seige Engine Building Workshops

All Day - Dorset Wildlife Trust Guided Walk...

09:15 - METAFIT

09:30 - Wool Art Club

09:30 - Poole Harbour Kayak Full Day Adve...

09:30 - Wool Art Club

10:00 - Experimental workshop

10:30 - Meet A Moth

10:00 - Drawing Workshop for Kids

10:30 - Meet a Moth!

14:00 - Brilliant Bees!

14:30 - "Robinson Crusoe" (PG)

14:00 - Brilliant Bees!

19:30 - "A Hologram for the King" (12A)

03/06/2016

All Day - 'Speed to the West'

All Day - Purbeck Art Weeks Festival

All Day - Seige Engine Building Workshops

09:30 - Beach School half day

10:00 - Learn to draw

11:00 - Cliff Top Tour

11:00 - Clifftop Tour

19:00 - Seabird Boat Trip

19:30 - " Love & Friendship" (U)

20:00 - BeBopdajig

04/06/2016

All Day - 'Speed to the West'

All Day - Purbeck Art Weeks Festival

All Day - Art In The Orchard

09:30 - 2 hour intro to stand up paddlebo...

09:30 - Freebay

10:00 - Freeform carving with Jonathan Se...

10:30 - Swanage Walking Group

11:00 - Swanage Youth & Community Centre ...

19:30 - Tess Of The d’Urbervilles

19:30 - Tess Of The D'Urbervilles

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

05/06/2016

All Day - 'Speed to the West'

All Day - Purbeck Art Weeks Festival

All Day - Art In The Orchard

09:30 - Old Harry Rocks kayaking tour

14:30 - Marvelous Meadows

14:00 - Cory Seznec

14:30 - Marvellous Meadows!

19:30 - " Love & Friendship" (U)

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

06/06/2016

All Day - 'Speed to the West'

All Day - Purbeck Art Weeks Festival

All Day - Art In The Orchard

09:15 - METAFIT

10:00 - Mythical Creatures

14:30 - " Love & Friendship" (U)

18:00 - D-Day Service

19:30 - " Love & Friendship" (U)

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Purbeck Festivals

Purbeck Art Weeks Festival

Purbeck Art Weeks Festival

28th May 2016 to 12th Jun 2016

Swanage Jazz Festival

Swanage Jazz Festival

8th Jul 2016 to 10th Jul 2016

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

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Accommodation Offers

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Small ImageThe Sands Vegetarian Bed and Breakfast
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Small ImageGlenlee Guest House
** Spring & Autumn Breaks ** £13 off per...
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