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19th
May 

Park Yoga 09:30 to 10:30

Join us for a free yoga session - suitable for complete beginners or experienced yogi of all ages! Bring a mat if you have one. If not, bring a towe... Venue: Learning Centre, Durlston Country Park ...
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Rooted in the ruins family quest 10:00 to 17:00

National Trust event. Corfe Castle is not only a historic ruin but also a haven for wildlife and wildflowers. On this family quest discover the positive and negative impacts these plants can have on a ...
At Corfe Castle in Animals and Conservation events
  

Low Carbon Dorset Our Journey to to Net Zero Exhibition 10:30 to 17:00

Head down to the Fine Foundation Gallery to see a display of photography exploring how Dorset is preparing for a greener future. The exhibition w... Venue: Fine Foundation Gallery Web: www.durlston.co.uk ...
At Swanage in Art and Museums events
  

Come and Sing Evensong led by Dr Philip Moore 16:00 to 19:30

We are honoured to have Dr Philip Moore leading our next "Come and Sing" evensong in St. Mary the Virgin Church Swanage on Sunday 19th May at 6.30pm. Fresh from leading the Choirmasters' Conference at ...
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Church Service 5.30 7.30 16:00

Harmans Cross Village Hall event. Church Service 5.30 7.30 at Harmans Cross Village Hall. See the website for more details. Visit the website for further information. Venue: Harmans Cross Village Hall ...
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20th
May 

U3a Table Tennis 07:30

Harmans Cross Village Hall event. U3a Table Tennis at Harmans Cross Village Hall. See the website for more details. Visit the website for further information. Venue: Harmans Cross Village Hall Web: www.harmanscrosshall.co.uk ...
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Rooted in the ruins family quest 10:00 to 17:00

National Trust event. Corfe Castle is not only a historic ruin but also a haven for wildlife and wildflowers. On this family quest discover the positive and negative impacts these plants can have on a ...
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Nature Tots 10:00 to 11:00

National Trust event. Bring your little ones to our parent and volunteer led toddler group. Our Nature Tots group is for children aged up to 5 years old and their parents/carers. Each week parents and ...
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Medieval Tile Workshop 10:00 to 12:30

National Trust event. Join our friendly artisan volunteers as they demonstrate the medieval craft of tile making in our 15th style timber frame workshop. ...
At Corfe Castle in History and Heritage events
  

Low Carbon Dorset Our Journey to to Net Zero Exhibition 10:30 to 17:00

Head down to the Fine Foundation Gallery to see a display of photography exploring how Dorset is preparing for a greener future. The exhibition w... Venue: Fine Foundation Gallery Web: www.durlston.co.uk ...
At Swanage in Art and Museums events
  

Birdwatching for Complete Beginners 10:30 to 12:00

Join a Ranger for an hour and a half guided walk to learn some birdwatching tips! Why not also borrow a pair of our binoculars if you don't have... Venue: Castle Reception Web: www.durlston.co.uk ...
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Medieval Tile Making Workshop 11:00 to 14:00

National Trust event. Join our friendly artisan volunteers to make traditional medieval-style clay tiles in our traditional 15th century style tile workshop. ...
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Pins Needles Sewing Group 12:00

Harmans Cross Village Hall event. Pins Needles Sewing Group at Harmans Cross Village Hall. See the website for more details. Visit the website for further information. Venue: Harmans Cross Village Hall ...
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21st
May 
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Rooted in the ruins family quest 10:00 to 17:00

National Trust event. Corfe Castle is not only a historic ruin but also a haven for wildlife and wildflowers. On this family quest discover the positive and negative impacts these plants can have on a ...
At Corfe Castle in Animals and Conservation events
  

Making Memories Dementia Friendly Cafe 10:00 to 12:00

Meet at the Show Bar in the Mowlem Theatre, Shore Road, Swanage from 10am to 12 noon on the first and third Tuesday in the month.Meeting fiends socially over a cup of tea or coffee and homemade cake with ...
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Low Carbon Dorset Our Journey to to Net Zero Exhibition 10:30 to 17:00

Head down to the Fine Foundation Gallery to see a display of photography exploring how Dorset is preparing for a greener future. The exhibition w... Venue: Fine Foundation Gallery Web: www.durlston.co.uk ...
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Swanage Town Walks 14:00 to 15:30

The walks start outside the Swanage Museum in the Square at 2pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the season from Easter to the end of September. There is no need to purchase a ticket in advance, please ...
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22nd
May 

U3a French 07:30

Harmans Cross Village Hall event. U3a French at Harmans Cross Village Hall. See the website for more details. Visit the website for further information. Venue: Harmans Cross Village Hall Web: www.harmanscrosshall.co.uk ...
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Hall Out Of Use For Maintenance 07:30

Harmans Cross Village Hall event. Hall Out Of Use For Maintenance at Harmans Cross Village Hall. See the website for more details. Visit the website for further information. Venue: Harmans Cross Village ...
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Vh Committee 09:30

Harmans Cross Village Hall event. Vh Committee at Harmans Cross Village Hall. See the website for more details. Visit the website for further information. Venue: Harmans Cross Village Hall Web: www.harmanscrosshall.co.uk ...
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Rooted in the ruins family quest 10:00 to 17:00

National Trust event. Corfe Castle is not only a historic ruin but also a haven for wildlife and wildflowers. On this family quest discover the positive and negative impacts these plants can have on a ...
At Corfe Castle in Animals and Conservation events
  

Super Seabirds Activity Trail 10:00 to 16:00

May is a brilliant time to see our Super Seabird population on the cliffs! Join us at Durlston as we enjoy the May half term! Head to the Castle rec... Venue: Castle Reception Web: www.durlston.co.uk ...
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Harmony Rocks Choir Practice 12:00

Harmans Cross Village Hall event. Harmony Rocks Choir Practice at Harmans Cross Village Hall. See the website for more details. Visit the website for further information. Venue: Harmans Cross Village Hall ...
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Pat Lemon Drum Practice 17:00

Harmans Cross Village Hall event. Pat Lemon Drum Practice at Harmans Cross Village Hall. See the website for more details. Visit the website for further information. Venue: Harmans Cross Village Hall Web: ...
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Martial Arts Training 17:00

Harmans Cross Village Hall event. Martial Arts Training at Harmans Cross Village Hall. See the website for more details. Visit the website for further information. Venue: Harmans Cross Village Hall Web: ...
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23rd
May 

U3a Meeting Point 07:30

Harmans Cross Village Hall event. U3a Meeting Point at Harmans Cross Village Hall. See the website for more details. Visit the website for further information. Venue: Harmans Cross Village Hall Web: www.harmanscrosshall.co.uk ...
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Rooted in the ruins family quest 10:00 to 17:00

National Trust event. Corfe Castle is not only a historic ruin but also a haven for wildlife and wildflowers. On this family quest discover the positive and negative impacts these plants can have on a ...
At Corfe Castle in Animals and Conservation events
  

Super Seabirds Activity Trail 10:00 to 16:00

May is a brilliant time to see our Super Seabird population on the cliffs! Join us at Durlston as we enjoy the May half term! Head to the Castle rec... Venue: Castle Reception Web: www.durlston.co.uk ...
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Low Carbon Dorset Our Journey to Net Zero Exhibition 10:00 to 17:00

Head to the Castle's Belvedere room to see a display of photography exploring how Dorset is preparing for a greener future. The exhibition wi... Venue: Durlston Castle's Belvedere Web: www.durlston.co.uk ...
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Castle Closed 23rd May 10am -1pm 10:00 to 13:00

Due to a powercut, Durlston Castle will be closed from 10am - 1pm. Toilets will be open at the Learning Centre and a Ranger will be on duty on the C... Venue: Durlston Castle, Durlston Web: www.durlston.co.uk ...
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Life Drawing 12:00

Harmans Cross Village Hall event. Life Drawing at Harmans Cross Village Hall. See the website for more details. Visit the website for further information. Venue: Harmans Cross Village Hall Web: www.harmanscrosshall.co.uk ...
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Swanage Town Walks 14:00 to 15:30

The walks start outside the Swanage Museum in the Square at 2pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the season from Easter to the end of September. There is no need to purchase a ticket in advance, please ...
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Singing for Pleasure 14:00 to 15:00

Every Thursday 2pm to 3pm at Emmanuel Baptist Church Supported by Dementia Friendly Purbeck We encourage people with dementia and their carers to come along. Followed by light refreshments ...
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Purbeck Folk Club 19:30 to 22:30

From Limerick in Ireland, Jason Hinchey, “a passionate folk singer who performs with a relentless energy playing a distinct mix of music, melody and madness”. You may have seen him at last year’s Purbeck ...
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U3a Archaeology 23:00

Harmans Cross Village Hall event. U3a Archaeology at Harmans Cross Village Hall. See the website for more details. Visit the website for further information. Venue: Harmans Cross Village Hall Web: www.harmanscrosshall.co.uk ...
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24th
May 
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Rooted in the ruins family quest 10:00 to 17:00

National Trust event. Corfe Castle is not only a historic ruin but also a haven for wildlife and wildflowers. On this family quest discover the positive and negative impacts these plants can have on a ...
At Corfe Castle in Animals and Conservation events
  

Low Carbon Dorset Our Journey to Net Zero Exhibition 10:00 to 17:00

Head to the Castle's Belvedere room to see a display of photography exploring how Dorset is preparing for a greener future. The exhibition wi... Venue: Durlston Castle's Belvedere Web: www.durlston.co.uk ...
At Swanage in Art and Museums events
  

Super Seabirds Activity Trail 10:00 to 16:00

May is a brilliant time to see our Super Seabird population on the cliffs! Join us at Durlston as we enjoy the May half term! Head to the Castle rec... Venue: Castle Reception Web: www.durlston.co.uk ...
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Artisan Crafts 11:00 to 14:00

National Trust event. Find our friendly artisan volunteers in the Outer Bailey every Friday displaying heritage crafts such as stone carving, wood carving, wattle and daubing, and more! *Displays dependent ...
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Seabird Boat Trip 18:50 to 21:15

Is there a better way to view our brilliant seabird colonies than from the sea? Join the Rangers for an evening cruise from Swanage Pier along Pur... Venue: Swanage Pier Web: www.durlston.co.uk ...
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25th
May 
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Purbeck Art Weeks Festival

Purbeck Art Weeks Festival offers wonderful art, concerts and talks in venues across beautiful Purbeck.  Enjoy exploring the array of Open Studios  and the huge range of artistic riches, from
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Seahorse Quiz Trail 09:00 to 17:00

National Trust event. Starting at Knoll beach, follow the seahorse quiz trail along to middle beach to find Neptune the seahorse. Test your knowledge or find out some new fun facts. See the seahorse sculpture ...
At Studland in Animals and Conservation events
  

May Half Term: D-Day Deceptions 09:30 to 17:00

This May Half Term at The Tank Museum, 25 May-2 June 2024, enjoy D-Day-themed fun for the whole family to enjoy. Tank displays on weekdays, vehicle rides, kids' activities and more. To commemorate the ...
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Super Seabirds Activity Trail 10:00 to 16:00

May is a brilliant time to see our Super Seabird population on the cliffs! Join us at Durlston as we enjoy the May half term! Head to the Castle rec... Venue: Castle Reception Web: www.durlston.co.uk ...
At Swanage in Childrens or Family Event events
  

Low Carbon Dorset Our Journey to Net Zero Exhibition 10:00 to 17:00

Head to the Castle's Belvedere room to see a display of photography exploring how Dorset is preparing for a greener future. The exhibition wi... Venue: Durlston Castle's Belvedere Web: www.durlston.co.uk ...
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Trebuchet Loosening Demonstrations 10:00 to 17:30

National Trust event. Imagine the castle under siege and see Corfe Castle's replica medieval siege engine in action this May half term. Learn about the history of trebuchets and the process of setting ...
At Corfe Castle in History and Heritage events
  

Andrew Thomas S.W.A.C - Sculptor - Art Exhibition 10:00 to 18:00

Discover the captivating world of Purbeck artist and sculptor Andrew Thomas SWAc at his solo art exhibition, opening its doors from May 25th for nine days only. This exclusive event offers art enthusiasts ...
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May Half-Term Nature Detectives 10:00 to 15:00

National Trust event. Visit the Knoll Beach office between 10:00am - 3:00pm to borrow one of our Nature Detective bags. The bags contain, binoculars, magnifying glasses, bug pots and activity sheets to ...
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May Half Term 10:00 to 17:00

National Trust event. This half term discover the wildlife that calls Corfe Castle home with our new family quest. Join our storyteller on an interactive tour of the castle. Please see specific listings ...
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Keeper of the Castle: Storytelling tours 10:00 to 17:30

National Trust event. Join the Keeper of the Castle as you discover how clever design and strategic location made it fulfil its role throughout a turbulent history. During this fun and fact filled 45-minute ...
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Rooted in the ruins family quest 10:00 to 17:00

National Trust event. Corfe Castle is not only a historic ruin but also a haven for wildlife and wildflowers. On this family quest discover the positive and negative impacts these plants can have on a ...
At Corfe Castle in Animals and Conservation events
  

The Instinct of Hope Dorset Art Weeks Exhibition 10:30 to 17:00

Taking its title and inspiration from the poem by John Clare, ‘The Instinct of Hope’ features selected work by artists responding to Dor... Venue: Fine Foundation Gallery Web: www.durlston.co.uk ...
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Heather Gibbons and Robin Mackenzie - On the Wild Side Exhibitions 10:30 to 16:00

Join two artists Heather Gibbons and Robin Mackenzie as they explore their love and fascination with the coastal landscape. Geological formations in... Venue: Learning Centre Web: www.durlston.co.uk ...
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Lego Drag Car Racing on Swanage Pier 11:00 to 15:00

Come along to the Pier on Saturday 25th May anytime between 11-3 and race your own Lego pull back car against your friends.Pick your lucky car out of the hat, then burn some rubber and race to the finish ...
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She'Koyokh Music event 19:30 to 21:20

Booking required £14, £6 u18s, £35 famLondon-based She’Koyokh have been stars of the UK klezmer scene for over 20 years, described by the Evening Standard as “Britain’s Best klezmer & Balkan music ...
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Festivals

Up and coming festivals in the Isle of Purbeck. See All Festivals

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Purbeck Art Weeks Festival

25th May 2024 to 9th June 2024

Purbeck Art Weeks Festival offers wonderful art, concerts and talks in venues across beautiful Purbeck.  Enjoy exploring the array of Open Studios  and the huge range of artistic riches, from painting, photography and sculpture to ceramics.

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Swanage Fish Festival

15th June 2024 to 16th June 2024

Join us for a celebration of all things ‘fishy’ as Swanage comes alive with a focus on delicious seafood and family activities.

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Swanage Jazz Festival

12th July 2024 to 14th July 2024

Swanage Jazz Festival 2024

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Wilkswood Reggae Festival

18th July 2024 to 21st July 2024

Peace, love & harmony in the woods by the sea.

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