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Whats On for April 2020

Throughout the year Swanage and the Isle of Purbeck plays host to a wide array of events and festivals for all ages. You can filter the events by: Animals and Conservation (2), Childrens or Family Event (24), Community (219), Durlston Country Park (66), Education (29), Food and Drink (1), Hobbies (2), Music (25), Sport and Exercise, Walks (10), .

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Events in April 2020

Apr
1st 

Bluebird Coach Tour Various times

Italian Dolomites - Houseparty - free bar! Ffi: 01305 782353 ...
In Community events
Event supplied by The Purbeck Gazette
  

Help Santa Find His Elves on the Pier 09:00 to 14:00

Santa's Elves have escaped and are hiding on Swanage Pier, help him find them. Normal Adult Pier Entry Children Voluntary Donation ...
At Swanage in Childrens or Family Event events
  

Harmony Rocks Choir 12:00

Harmans Cross Village Hall event. More details - http://harmanscross.greenhousecms.co.uk/Diary/HARMONY-ROCKS-CHOIR-2020-04-01 Visit the website for further information. Venue: Harmans Cross Village Hall ...
At Harmans Cross in Community events
Apr
2nd 

Bluebird Coach Tour Various times

Italian Dolomites - Houseparty - free bar! Ffi: 01305 782353 ...
In Community events
Event supplied by The Purbeck Gazette
  

Post Office In Foyer 08:00

Harmans Cross Village Hall event. More details - http://harmanscross.greenhousecms.co.uk/Diary/Post-Office-in-Foyer-2020-04-02 Visit the website for further information. Venue: Harmans Cross Village ...
At Harmans Cross in Community events
  

Help Santa Find His Elves on the Pier 09:00 to 14:00

Santa's Elves have escaped and are hiding on Swanage Pier, help him find them. Normal Adult Pier Entry Children Voluntary Donation ...
At Swanage in Childrens or Family Event events
  

Durlston Pleasure Grounds Tour 11:00

Tour through the Durlston Pleasure Grounds to see the work being done to make the park more accessible. Donations welcome. Venue: Durlston Country Park Web: www.durlston.co.uk ...
At Swanage in Durlston Country Park events
Apr
3rd 

Bluebird Coach Tour Various times

Italian Dolomites - Houseparty - free bar! Ffi: 01305 782353 ...
In Community events
Event supplied by The Purbeck Gazette
  

Help Santa Find His Elves on the Pier 09:00 to 14:00

Santa's Elves have escaped and are hiding on Swanage Pier, help him find them. Normal Adult Pier Entry Children Voluntary Donation ...
At Swanage in Childrens or Family Event events
Apr
4th 

Bluebird Coach Tour Various times

Italian Dolomites - Houseparty - free bar! Ffi: 01305 782353 ...
In Community events
Event supplied by The Purbeck Gazette
  

Help Santa Find His Elves on the Pier 09:00 to 14:00

Santa's Elves have escaped and are hiding on Swanage Pier, help him find them. Normal Adult Pier Entry Children Voluntary Donation ...
At Swanage in Childrens or Family Event events
  

King George's 5K 09:00

A free informal 5k walk, jog or run, Victoria Ave, Swanage. All welcome. Ffi: Pete Smith 07876 567584. ...
In Community events
Event supplied by The Purbeck Gazette
  

Dorset Nordic Walking Taster Session 10:00

Get fitter & healthier in the countryside. No experience necessary, equipment provided. Book via www.dorsetnordicwalking.co.uk or call 0333 1234540. FREE. Venue: Durlston Country Park Web: www.durlston.co.uk ...
At Swanage in Durlston Country Park events
  

Truly Treemendous Tree Trail 10:30

Follow the activity trail and create a story book. Return to the Castle for your prize! £3 Venue: Durlston Country Park Web: www.durlston.co.uk ...
At Swanage in Durlston Country Park events
Apr
5th 

Bluebird Coach Tour Various times

Italian Dolomites - Houseparty - free bar! Ffi: 01305 782353 ...
In Community events
Event supplied by The Purbeck Gazette
  

Help Santa Find His Elves on the Pier 09:00 to 14:00

Santa's Elves have escaped and are hiding on Swanage Pier, help him find them. Normal Adult Pier Entry Children Voluntary Donation ...
At Swanage in Childrens or Family Event events
  

Mucky Monday 14:00

Get mucky and create Easter themed cards and crafts. Please book. £3. Learning Centre. Venue: Durlston Country Park Web: www.durlston.co.uk ...
At Swanage in Durlston Country Park events
  

Natures Harvest 14:00

Walk to explore of human uses of and inspiration from plants. £3. Venue: Durlston Country Park Web: www.durlston.co.uk ...
At Swanage in Durlston Country Park events
Apr
6th 

Help Santa Find His Elves on the Pier 09:00 to 14:00

Santa's Elves have escaped and are hiding on Swanage Pier, help him find them. Normal Adult Pier Entry Children Voluntary Donation ...
At Swanage in Childrens or Family Event events
Apr
7th 

Hall Out Of Use For Electrical Work 07:00

Harmans Cross Village Hall event. More details - http://harmanscross.greenhousecms.co.uk/Diary/hall-out-of-use-for-electrical-work-2020-04-07 Visit the website for further information. Venue: Harmans ...
At Harmans Cross in Community events
  

Help Santa Find His Elves on the Pier 09:00 to 14:00

Santa's Elves have escaped and are hiding on Swanage Pier, help him find them. Normal Adult Pier Entry Children Voluntary Donation ...
At Swanage in Childrens or Family Event events
  

Castle Tour 14:30

Free half-hour tour of Durlston Castle. Donations welcome. Venue: Durlston Country Park Web: www.durlston.co.uk ...
At Swanage in Durlston Country Park events
Apr
8th 

Hall Out Of Use For Electrical Work 07:00

Harmans Cross Village Hall event. More details - http://harmanscross.greenhousecms.co.uk/Diary/hall-out-of-use-for-electrical-work-2020-04-08 Visit the website for further information. Venue: Harmans ...
At Harmans Cross in Community events
  

Help Santa Find His Elves on the Pier 09:00 to 14:00

Santa's Elves have escaped and are hiding on Swanage Pier, help him find them. Normal Adult Pier Entry Children Voluntary Donation ...
At Swanage in Childrens or Family Event events
  

Wild Wednesday 11:00

Free drop in art activities for kids. Donations welcome. Learning Centre. Venue: Durlston Country Park Web: www.durlston.co.uk ...
At Swanage in Durlston Country Park events
Apr
9th 

Hall Out Of Use For Electrical Work 07:00

Harmans Cross Village Hall event. More details - http://harmanscross.greenhousecms.co.uk/Diary/hall-out-of-use-for-electrical-work-2020-04-09 Visit the website for further information. Venue: Harmans ...
At Harmans Cross in Community events
  

Post Office In Foyer 08:00

Harmans Cross Village Hall event. More details - http://harmanscross.greenhousecms.co.uk/Diary/Post-Office-in-Foyer-2020-04-09 Visit the website for further information. Venue: Harmans Cross Village ...
At Harmans Cross in Community events
  

Easter Chase 09:45

Come to Durlston and have your chance at catching the Easter Bunny on this fun running event for ages 7-11! Refreshments provided. £2 suggested donation. 9.45am registration, 10am race start. Venue: Durlston ...
At Swanage in Durlston Country Park events
  

Help Santa Find His Elves on the Pier 09:00 to 14:00

Santa's Elves have escaped and are hiding on Swanage Pier, help him find them. Normal Adult Pier Entry Children Voluntary Donation ...
At Swanage in Childrens or Family Event events
  
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Wolfshead Bowmen - Medieval Archery at Easter

National Trust event. The Wolfshead Bowmen come to Corfe Castle and bring the past to life. A medieval encampment, demonstrations of combat, skilled archery displays, talks on the longbow and have-a-go ...
At Corfe Castle in Sport and Exercise, Walks events
Apr
10th 

Help Santa Find His Elves on the Pier 09:00 to 14:00

Santa's Elves have escaped and are hiding on Swanage Pier, help him find them. Normal Adult Pier Entry Children Voluntary Donation ...
At Swanage in Childrens or Family Event events
  
details for

Wolfshead Bowmen - Medieval Archery at Easter

National Trust event. The Wolfshead Bowmen come to Corfe Castle and bring the past to life. A medieval encampment, demonstrations of combat, skilled archery displays, talks on the longbow and have-a-go ...
At Corfe Castle in Sport and Exercise, Walks events
  

U3a Event Meeting Room 12:00

Harmans Cross Village Hall event. More details - http://harmanscross.greenhousecms.co.uk/Diary/U3A-EVENT---MEETING-ROOM-2020-04-10 Visit the website for further information. Venue: Harmans Cross Village ...
At Harmans Cross in Community events
Apr
11th 

Help Santa Find His Elves on the Pier 09:00 to 14:00

Santa's Elves have escaped and are hiding on Swanage Pier, help him find them. Normal Adult Pier Entry Children Voluntary Donation ...
At Swanage in Childrens or Family Event events
  
details for

Wolfshead Bowmen - Medieval Archery at Easter

National Trust event. The Wolfshead Bowmen come to Corfe Castle and bring the past to life. A medieval encampment, demonstrations of combat, skilled archery displays, talks on the longbow and have-a-go ...
At Corfe Castle in Sport and Exercise, Walks events
  

Stargazing 20:15

Venus, star clusters, Orion Nebula, galaxies, spring constellations. Weather dependent, call on day to confirm. £3. Learning Centre. Venue: Durlston Country Park Web: www.durlston.co.uk ...
At Swanage in Durlston Country Park events
Apr
12th 

Help Santa Find His Elves on the Pier 09:00 to 14:00

Santa's Elves have escaped and are hiding on Swanage Pier, help him find them. Normal Adult Pier Entry Children Voluntary Donation ...
At Swanage in Childrens or Family Event events
  
details for

Wolfshead Bowmen - Medieval Archery at Easter

National Trust event. The Wolfshead Bowmen come to Corfe Castle and bring the past to life. A medieval encampment, demonstrations of combat, skilled archery displays, talks on the longbow and have-a-go ...
At Corfe Castle in Sport and Exercise, Walks events
  

Swanage Jazz Machine 14:00 to 16:00

Sit back and listen to live music from the Swanage Jazz Machine in the lounge at the Grand Hotel with "views to dine for". ...
At Swanage in Music events
Apr
13th 

Help Santa Find His Elves on the Pier 09:00 to 14:00

Santa's Elves have escaped and are hiding on Swanage Pier, help him find them. Normal Adult Pier Entry Children Voluntary Donation ...
At Swanage in Childrens or Family Event events
  
details for

Wolfshead Bowmen - Medieval Archery at Easter

National Trust event. The Wolfshead Bowmen come to Corfe Castle and bring the past to life. A medieval encampment, demonstrations of combat, skilled archery displays, talks on the longbow and have-a-go ...
At Corfe Castle in Sport and Exercise, Walks events
Apr
14th 

Help Santa Find His Elves on the Pier 09:00 to 14:00

Santa's Elves have escaped and are hiding on Swanage Pier, help him find them. Normal Adult Pier Entry Children Voluntary Donation ...
At Swanage in Childrens or Family Event events
  

Seaside Dream Catchers 14:30

Make a dream catcher to take home! Please book. £3. Learning Centre. Venue: Durlston Country Park Web: www.durlston.co.uk ...
At Swanage in Durlston Country Park events
  

Purbeck Parkinson’s Meetings 14:00 to 16:00

All Saints Church Hall Swanage 2pm till 4pm FFI – T. Lander 01929 425970 or D. Peters 01929 551962 ...
In Community events
Event supplied by The Purbeck Gazette
Apr
15th 

Help Santa Find His Elves on the Pier 09:00 to 14:00

Santa's Elves have escaped and are hiding on Swanage Pier, help him find them. Normal Adult Pier Entry Children Voluntary Donation ...
At Swanage in Childrens or Family Event events
  

Wild Wednesday 11:00

Free drop in art activities for kids. Donations welcome. Learning Centre. Venue: Durlston Country Park Web: www.durlston.co.uk ...
At Swanage in Durlston Country Park events
  

Harmony Rocks Choir 12:00

Harmans Cross Village Hall event. More details - http://harmanscross.greenhousecms.co.uk/Diary/HARMONY-ROCKS-CHOIR-2020-04-15 Visit the website for further information. Venue: Harmans Cross Village Hall ...
At Harmans Cross in Community events
  

Make a Bird Nest box 13:00

Make or decorate your own nest box ready for spring! Please book. At the Shed. £10. Venue: Durlston Country Park Web: www.durlston.co.uk ...
At Swanage in Durlston Country Park events
Apr
16th 

Post Office In Foyer 08:00

Harmans Cross Village Hall event. More details - http://harmanscross.greenhousecms.co.uk/Diary/Post-Office-in-Foyer-2020-04-16 Visit the website for further information. Venue: Harmans Cross Village ...
At Harmans Cross in Community events
  

Help Santa Find His Elves on the Pier 09:00 to 14:00

Santa's Elves have escaped and are hiding on Swanage Pier, help him find them. Normal Adult Pier Entry Children Voluntary Donation ...
At Swanage in Childrens or Family Event events
  

Park to Pier 10:30

Stroll with a Ranger from Durlston Castle to Swanage Pier. History, wildlife and geology and stories of stone. £3. Venue: Durlston Country Park Web: www.durlston.co.uk ...
At Swanage in Durlston Country Park events
Apr
17th 

Help Santa Find His Elves on the Pier 09:00 to 14:00

Santa's Elves have escaped and are hiding on Swanage Pier, help him find them. Normal Adult Pier Entry Children Voluntary Donation ...
At Swanage in Childrens or Family Event events
  

Rock monsters and rock bugs 14:00

Paint your own Durlston rock monster! Please bring old clothes. Please book. £3. Learning Centre. Venue: Durlston Country Park Web: www.durlston.co.uk ...
At Swanage in Durlston Country Park events
Apr
18th 

Help Santa Find His Elves on the Pier 09:00 to 14:00

Santa's Elves have escaped and are hiding on Swanage Pier, help him find them. Normal Adult Pier Entry Children Voluntary Donation ...
At Swanage in Childrens or Family Event events
  

Sow a Sunflower! 10:00

Help out at the Shed and sow sunflower seeds to grow at home! At the Shed. Donations welcome. Venue: Durlston Country Park Web: www.durlston.co.uk ...
At Swanage in Durlston Country Park events
Apr
19th 

Help Santa Find His Elves on the Pier 09:00 to 14:00

Santa's Elves have escaped and are hiding on Swanage Pier, help him find them. Normal Adult Pier Entry Children Voluntary Donation ...
At Swanage in Childrens or Family Event events
Apr
20th 

Bluebird Coach Tour Various times

Holland: Tulip train. Ffi: 01305 782353 ...
In Community events
Event supplied by The Purbeck Gazette
  

Help Santa Find His Elves on the Pier 09:00 to 14:00

Santa's Elves have escaped and are hiding on Swanage Pier, help him find them. Normal Adult Pier Entry Children Voluntary Donation ...
At Swanage in Childrens or Family Event events
  

Pins And Needles 12:00

Harmans Cross Village Hall event. More details - http://harmanscross.greenhousecms.co.uk/Diary/Pins-and-Needles-2020-04-20 Visit the website for further information. Venue: Harmans Cross Village Hall ...
At Harmans Cross in Community events
Apr
21st 

Bluebird Coach Tour Various times

Holland: Tulip train. Ffi: 01305 782353 ...
In Community events
Event supplied by The Purbeck Gazette
  

Help Santa Find His Elves on the Pier 09:00 to 14:00

Santa's Elves have escaped and are hiding on Swanage Pier, help him find them. Normal Adult Pier Entry Children Voluntary Donation ...
At Swanage in Childrens or Family Event events
Apr
22nd 

Bluebird Coach Tour Various times

Holland: Tulip train. Ffi: 01305 782353 ...
In Community events
Event supplied by The Purbeck Gazette
  

Help Santa Find His Elves on the Pier 09:00 to 14:00

Santa's Elves have escaped and are hiding on Swanage Pier, help him find them. Normal Adult Pier Entry Children Voluntary Donation ...
At Swanage in Childrens or Family Event events
  

Harmony Rocks Choir 12:00

Harmans Cross Village Hall event. More details - http://harmanscross.greenhousecms.co.uk/Diary/HARMONY-ROCKS-CHOIR-2020-04-22 Visit the website for further information. Venue: Harmans Cross Village Hall ...
At Harmans Cross in Community events
Apr
23rd 

Bluebird Coach Tour Various times

Holland: Tulip train. Ffi: 01305 782353 ...
In Community events
Event supplied by The Purbeck Gazette
  

Post Office In Foyer 08:00

Harmans Cross Village Hall event. More details - http://harmanscross.greenhousecms.co.uk/Diary/Post-Office-in-Foyer-2020-04-23 Visit the website for further information. Venue: Harmans Cross Village ...
At Harmans Cross in Community events
  

Help Santa Find His Elves on the Pier 09:00 to 14:00

Santa's Elves have escaped and are hiding on Swanage Pier, help him find them. Normal Adult Pier Entry Children Voluntary Donation ...
At Swanage in Childrens or Family Event events
Apr
24th 
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Swanage Railway's Diesel Gala

Diesel action all weekend with visiting main line locomotives plus our resident diesel fleet. 
In Local Festivals
  

Bluebird Coach Tour Various times

Holland: Tulip train. Ffi: 01305 782353 ...
In Community events
Event supplied by The Purbeck Gazette
  

U3a Archaeology 07:30

Harmans Cross Village Hall event. More details - http://harmanscross.greenhousecms.co.uk/Diary/U3A-Archaeology-2020-04-24 Visit the website for further information. Venue: Harmans Cross Village Hall ...
At Harmans Cross in Community events
  

Help Santa Find His Elves on the Pier 09:00 to 14:00

Santa's Elves have escaped and are hiding on Swanage Pier, help him find them. Normal Adult Pier Entry Children Voluntary Donation ...
At Swanage in Childrens or Family Event events
  

Purbeck Railway Circle 17:00

Harmans Cross Village Hall event. More details - http://harmanscross.greenhousecms.co.uk/Diary/Purbeck-Railway-Circle-2020-04-17 Visit the website for further information. Venue: Harmans Cross Village ...
At Harmans Cross in Community events
Apr
25th 
details for

Swanage Railway's Diesel Gala

Diesel action all weekend with visiting main line locomotives plus our resident diesel fleet. 
In Local Festivals
  

Stalls In The Hall 07:30

Harmans Cross Village Hall event. More details - http://harmanscross.greenhousecms.co.uk/Diary/stalls-in-the-hall-2020-04-25 Visit the website for further information. Venue: Harmans Cross Village Hall ...
At Harmans Cross in Community events
  

Help Santa Find His Elves on the Pier 09:00 to 14:00

Santa's Elves have escaped and are hiding on Swanage Pier, help him find them. Normal Adult Pier Entry Children Voluntary Donation ...
At Swanage in Childrens or Family Event events
  
details for

Saxon and Viking Survival

National Trust event. Come along and join our Saxon storyteller for tales of treachery and bravery. Could you survive the 10th century? Meet our Saxon storyteller and learn some important life skills ...
At Corfe Castle in Education events
Apr
26th 
details for

Swanage Railway's Diesel Gala

Diesel action all weekend with visiting main line locomotives plus our resident diesel fleet. 
In Local Festivals
  

Help Santa Find His Elves on the Pier 09:00 to 14:00

Santa's Elves have escaped and are hiding on Swanage Pier, help him find them. Normal Adult Pier Entry Children Voluntary Donation ...
At Swanage in Childrens or Family Event events
  
details for

Saxon and Viking Survival

National Trust event. Come along and join our Saxon storyteller for tales of treachery and bravery. Could you survive the 10th century? Meet our Saxon storyteller and learn some important life skills ...
At Corfe Castle in Education events
  

Spring Flowers of Downland 10:30

Walk with botanist David Leadbetter to look for Early Spider Orchids and other spring flowers . £3. Venue: Durlston Country Park Web: www.durlston.co.uk ...
At Swanage in Durlston Country Park events
  

Kingston Maurwood College Open Morning 10:00 to 14:00

Dorchester DT2 8PY. Ffi: 01305 215215 ...
In Animals and Conservation events
Event supplied by The Purbeck Gazette
  

Swanage Jazz Machine 14:00 to 16:00

Sit back and listen to live music from the Swanage Jazz Machine in the lounge at the Grand Hotel with "views to dine for". ...
At Swanage in Music events
  

Stargazing 20:45

Moon, Venus, star clusters, galaxies, spring. Weather dependent, call on day to confirm. £3. Learning Centre. Venue: Durlston Country Park Web: www.durlston.co.uk ...
At Swanage in Durlston Country Park events
Apr
27th 

Help Santa Find His Elves on the Pier 09:00 to 14:00

Santa's Elves have escaped and are hiding on Swanage Pier, help him find them. Normal Adult Pier Entry Children Voluntary Donation ...
At Swanage in Childrens or Family Event events
  

Pins And Needles 12:00

Harmans Cross Village Hall event. More details - http://harmanscross.greenhousecms.co.uk/Diary/Pins-and-Needles-2020-04-27 Visit the website for further information. Venue: Harmans Cross Village Hall ...
At Harmans Cross in Community events
Apr
28th 

Help Santa Find His Elves on the Pier 09:00 to 14:00

Santa's Elves have escaped and are hiding on Swanage Pier, help him find them. Normal Adult Pier Entry Children Voluntary Donation ...
At Swanage in Childrens or Family Event events
Apr
29th 

Help Santa Find His Elves on the Pier 09:00 to 14:00

Santa's Elves have escaped and are hiding on Swanage Pier, help him find them. Normal Adult Pier Entry Children Voluntary Donation ...
At Swanage in Childrens or Family Event events
  

Harmony Rocks Choir 12:00

Harmans Cross Village Hall event. More details - http://harmanscross.greenhousecms.co.uk/Diary/HARMONY-ROCKS-CHOIR-2020-04-29 Visit the website for further information. Venue: Harmans Cross Village Hall ...
At Harmans Cross in Community events
Apr
30th 

Bluebird Coach Tour Various times

Mystery Tour - Includes ALL admission fees. Ffi: 01305 782353 ...
In Community events
Event supplied by The Purbeck Gazette
  

Post Office In Foyer 08:00

Harmans Cross Village Hall event. More details - http://harmanscross.greenhousecms.co.uk/Diary/Post-Office-in-Foyer-2020-04-30 Visit the website for further information. Venue: Harmans Cross Village ...
At Harmans Cross in Community events
  

Help Santa Find His Elves on the Pier 09:00 to 14:00

Santa's Elves have escaped and are hiding on Swanage Pier, help him find them. Normal Adult Pier Entry Children Voluntary Donation ...
At Swanage in Childrens or Family Event events
  

Life on the Edge: Seabird Walk 14:00

Discover life in Durlston‘s internationally important seabird colonies. £3. Venue: Durlston Country Park Web: www.durlston.co.uk ...
At Swanage in Durlston Country Park events

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