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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

29/04/2017

All Day - 'Under the Surface'

All Day - Saxons & Vikings Siege of Wareham

08:00 - Art Exhibition Main Hall All Day

10:00 - World Taiji Qigong Day:Saturday T...

10:00 - Dorset Food & Venison Festival

10:30 - 'Purbeck & Beyond'

10:00 - Dorset Food & Venison Festival

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

19:30 - The Sense of an Ending (15)

30/04/2017

All Day - 'Under the Surface'

All Day - Saxons & Vikings Siege of Wareham

08:00 - Art Exhibition Main Hall All Day

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

10:30 - 'Purbeck & Beyond'

14:30 - Life on the Edge: Seabirds of Dur...

14:00 - Junco Shakers

19:30 - The Sense of an Ending (15)

01/05/2017

All Day - 'Under the Surface'

All Day - Saxons & Vikings Siege of Wareham

08:30 - U3a French Group

10:00 - Family Adventure Day (min age 4+)

10:30 - 'Purbeck & Beyond'

11:00 - Swanage Record and CD Fair

18:00 - Cath Newman Monday Yoga Group

19:30 - The Sense of an Ending (15)

02/05/2017

All Day - 'Under the Surface'

08:30 - Cath Newman Tuesday Yoga Group

13:00 - Judy Robson Art Group

18:30 - Cardio Tennis!

19:30 - The Sense of an Ending (15)

03/05/2017

All Day - 'Under the Surface'

08:30 - U3a French Group

10:30 - Swanage Walking Group

14:30 - Choir Practice

18:00 - Hold For Steves Table Tennis

18:00 - Beginners Tennis

18:00 - Table Tennis With Mike

19:30 - The Sense of an Ending (15)

04/05/2017

All Day - 'Under the Surface'

06:30 - Local Election All Day

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

13:00 - Hold For Sue Blake

18:00 - Cath Newman Thursday Evening Yoga

19:30 - The Sense of an Ending (15)

05/05/2017

All Day - 'Under the Surface'

All Day - Diesel Gala & Beer Festival

08:30 - U3a Computers

10:30 - Swanage & Purbeck Probus

13:00 - Wedding Reception Preparation

19:30 - Their Finest

19:30 - Swanage Photographic Society

20:00 - Manos Puestas Trio

06/05/2017

All Day - 'Under the Surface'

All Day - Diesel Gala & Beer Festival

All Day - Fuedal Life

08:00 - Wedding Reception -Both Rooms - A...

09:30 - Intro to Sea kayaking Half Day ol...

09:00 - Free Blood Pressure Testing Sessi...

10:00 - Arts and Crafts Fair

10:15 - Swanage Walking Group

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

19:00 - Dame Harriet Walter at The Rex Wa...

19:00 - Forage & Feast

19:30 - The Only Girl in the World

20:00 - Jez Hellard

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

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Purbeck Festivals

Swanage Railway's Diesel Gala

Swanage Railway's Diesel Gala

5th May 2017 to 7th May 2017

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

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