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

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 - Durlston's Dino Trail

10:00 - Crafts on Sea front stalls

11:00 - 'Colour & Form'

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 - 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 - Childrens Outdoor Adventure Day 0...

09:30 - Post Office In Foyer

09:30 - Kids Holiday Camp

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 A Foot

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 - Durlston's Dino Trail

11:00 - 'Colour & Form'

19:30 - The Game's Afoot

19:30 - The Game's A Foot

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 - 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 A Foot

19:30 - The Game’s Afoot

19:30 - 'The Game's Afoot'

19:30 - Open Air Cinema

27/08/2017

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 - Half Day Old Harry Rocks Kayak To...

10:30 - Wildlife Photography Walk

10:30 - Durlston's Dino Trail

10:30 - Flower Festival

11:00 - 'Colour & Form'

19:30 - The Game's Afoot

19:30 - The Game's A Foot

19:30 - The Game’s Afoot

19:30 - 'The Game's Afoot'

19:30 - Open Air Cinema

28/08/2017

All Day - 'Under the Surface'

All Day - Tudor Adventure

08:30 - 2017 Village Fete - Hall Not In U...

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

09:30 - Kids Holiday Camp

10:30 - Durlston's Dino Trail

10:30 - Flower Festival

10:00 - Crafts on Sea front stalls

11:00 - 'Colour & Form'

12:00 - Harmans Cross Field Day

18:00 - Cath Newman Monday Yoga Group

19:30 - The Game's Afoot

19:30 - The Game's A Foot

19:30 - The Game’s Afoot

19:30 - 'The Game's Afoot'

29/08/2017

All Day - 'Under the Surface'

08:30 - Cath Newman Tuesday Yoga Group

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

09:30 - Kids Holiday Camp

10:30 - Durlston's Dino Trail

11:00 - 'Colour & Form'

14:30 - Orienteering for Beginners

19:30 - The Game's Afoot

19:30 - The Game's A Foot

19:30 - The Game’s Afoot

19:30 - 'The Game's Afoot'

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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 ImageDurlston Bay
Mini Breaks available....
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Small Image3Quarters Bed and Breakfast
Stay with us for 4 nights and get the 5th...
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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 ImageThe Quarterdeck
Christmas and New Year available, 4 nights...
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Small ImageGlenlee Guest House
Bargain Autumn, Winter & Spring Breaks -...
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Small ImageLavender Cottage
Short breaks (min 3 nights) available during...
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Small ImageBelow Decks
Out of Season offer: 3 nights, Fri Sat Sun...
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Small ImageMINTERNE 1
Off-season breaks...
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Small ImageThe Parade - SeaView
Taking early reservations for 2018...
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Small ImageThe Sands Vegetarian Bed and Breakfast
Out of season discount £5 per person per...
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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...