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Events and what's on in Dorset

There's never a dull moment here! With a huge choice of events in Dorset taking place throughout the year, you'll be entertained no matter when you visit.

You'll find tasty food festivals like the award-winning Nyetimber Dorset Seafood Festival, red arrows and other spectacular flying displays at the Bournemouth Air Festival, fireworks aplenty, the world-famous Great Dorset Steam Fair, music festivals such as the Wessex Folk Festival, some fantastic theatre productions, comedy shows and of course some slightly quirkier events to enjoy (Bridport Hat Festival we're looking at you!)

Dorset County Show and Melplash Show are just two of many events giving you the chance to discover rural life in Dorset.

Whatever your interests, you'll find details of what's on in Dorset on this page. Use the tabs to browse events today, this weekend, this week or next week - or just use the calendar to find out what's on when you're visiting.

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The next 53 events in Dorset appear below.

25 July 2021

Weymouth Pavilion, Weymouth, Dorset
Bye Bye BabyA celebration of the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, presented by Europe’s No. 1 tribute, Bye Bye Baby! Bye Bye Baby are a jaw-dropping tribute to the musical phenomenon ‘Jersey Boys’ and the timeless, iconic music of ‘Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons’. Incredible four part harmonies, roof raising falsetto complete with energetic and stylish choreography – all backed by their excellent 4-piece band - ensures that Bye Bye Baby is a show that will make it a night ...
24 Jul 2021 to 25 Jul 2021

Wimborne, Dorset
Bringing families and the community together, Family Fest in Wimborne is the place to be on the first weekend of the summer holidays in 2021. Come and visit us and be part of something special; Dorset's best traders, live music from local artists, charity dog show, family and friends fun zone and more. Entry is £1 for anyone ages 6 or over. Under 5's are free. Tickets available via the website below.
25 July 2021

Highcliffe Castle, Christchurch, Dorset
EKO, a sentient Sea Giant, pads onto dry land. There he encounters a young girl called Violet. And that’s where the story begins… Autin Dance Theatre’s new outdoor show is a tale told in two parts – an interactive promenade and a physical theatre duet. It’s a tale which transports its audiences into another world, to tell a story about our own world. Through dance, movement and masterful puppeteering, ‘Out of the Deep Blue’ dives into the themes of the climate emergency and the ...
29 July 2021

Poole, Dorset
Poole Quay Summer FireworksGet your groove on for CityFibre Poole Quay Summer Fireworks, as fabulous FREE live music, entertainment and fireworks come to Poole Quay for six weeks over July and August. Supported by CityFibre, and organised by BCP Tourism, the event will take place every Thursday (from 22 July until the 26 August) bringing a party atmosphere to Poole’s continental quayside with live music, entertainment and family fun before finishing with a firework finale over the largest natural harbour in Europe ...
29 July 2021

Dorchester, Dorset
The Importance of Being Earnest (Slapstick Picnic)From the creators of The HandleBards comes a fantastically wild(e) new production, ripping up the rule book and celebrating silliness. We ask that you prepare to witness the impossible – the entirety of Oscar Wilde’s classic play of manners, affairs and handbags being performed by just two rather dashing entertainers. Our guide to getting the best out of your time outdoors: Come prepared! – Bring whatever you need for a cosy evening. Sun shades, sun cream, hats, warm woollies, ...
29 Jul 2021 to 01 Aug 2021

Lulworth, Dorset
Camp BestivalWe're excited to announce the dates for Camp Bestival 2021 - we'll be returning to Lulworth Castle, on Dorset's stunning Jurassic Coast for more award-winning family fun from Thursday July 29th to Sunday August 1st next summer and look forward to seeing you all there! Camp Bestival 2021 tickets will go on sale later this year with a payment plan available to help spread the total cost over multiple payments.
01 August 2021

Highcliffe Castle, Christchurch, Dorset
Outdoor Theatre: Treasure IslandSet in the days of sailing ships and pirates, Treasure Island tells of the adventures of Jim Hawkins and his search for the buried treasure of the notorious pirate Captain Flint. In this exciting new adaptation by Michael Whitmore, Quantum Theatre presents an action-packed show for all the family. Venue: Highcliffe Castle Book tickets via the website.
30 Jul 2021 to 01 Aug 2021

Poole, Dorset
Poole Harbour FestivalPoole and Bournemouth's biggest & best family & live music festival is back on the 30th, 31st July, and 1st August 2021!!! With over 50 live acts across THREE stages including TWO HEADLINE BANDS, the best local bands, tribute bands & DJs. You spoke and we LISTENED - 2020 boasts not two but THREE bars, more toilets, better access to stages, and a bigger dance tent. 2021 is going to be HUGE! The FREE kid's entertainment on Sat & Sun includes Circus Workshops, Street Performers, ...
30 Jul 2021 to 01 Aug 2021

Bournemouth, Dorset
The Bournemouth Reggae WeekenderWhen? 30th July-1st Aug 2021 Where? King’s Park Dr, Bournemouth BH1 4NN The Bournemouth Reggae Weekender is a Not-For-Profit event organized by Afro*Disiac Live Radio a Non- Profit Community Interest business based in Bournemouth with a sincere wish to provide a diverse cultural enrichment to our community in Bournemouth and beyond. This is 1st Reggae in Park event in Bournemouth, a unique occasion to celebrate the diverse African-Caribbean Culture and Reggae music adding to the thread ...
04 August 2021

Adventure Wonderland, Christchurch, Dorset
Peppa Pig Visits Adventure WonderlandPeppa Pig fans can meet their favourite character at intervals on Wednesday 4th August. Adventure Wonderland is this year celebrating 30 years of entertainment, delivering family fun to locals and holidaymakers alike.
05 August 2021

Poole, Dorset
Poole Quay Summer FireworksGet your groove on for CityFibre Poole Quay Summer Fireworks, as fabulous FREE live music, entertainment and fireworks come to Poole Quay for six weeks over July and August. Supported by CityFibre, and organised by BCP Tourism, the event will take place every Thursday (from 22 July until the 26 August) bringing a party atmosphere to Poole’s continental quayside with live music, entertainment and family fun before finishing with a firework finale over the largest natural harbour in Europe ...
06 August 2021

Bournemouth, Dorset
Bournemouth Friday FireworksBe prepared to be dazzled by the Bournemouth Firework display! Taking place every Friday in August - 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th at 10pm. Bournemouth seafront will light the skies up! Pull up a chair at your favourite spot across our beautiful coastline and watch the gorgeous pyrotechnic delights! Why not make a night of it and enjoy some food & drink in one of our many restaurants and bars in the town. This free event will kick off your weekend with a bang! Please note, changes ...
06 August 2021

Wareham, Dorset
Open-air Cinema : The GooniesGet ready for pirates, scary bad guys, brave kids, thrills, spills and booby traps in Richard Donner/Steven Spielberg’s classic 80s adventure comedy The Goonies, in the open air at the stunning Blue Pool in Wareham. Dust off your treasure map and prepare for a funny, scary, thrill ride into the unknown. There’s even a ‘Truffle Shuffle’ thrown in for good measure. HEY YOU GUYS! The screening will take place on a grassed area at the venue. For safety reasons, there will be no access to ...
08 August 2021

Nothe Fort, Weymouth, Dorset
Open-air Ballet: The Secret GardenNew Creations Collective presents The Secret Garden at the Nothe Fort. Join Mary on her journey to discovering The Secret Garden in this brand new, family-friendly, dance adaptation of the best-selling novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Performed by an accomplished cast of dancers and musicians, the iconic story is brought to life like never before, in this high-quality, one-hour ballet. With a brand-new score and original choreography, The Secret Garden offers an enchanting, ...
07 Aug 2021 to 08 Aug 2021

Bournemouth, Dorset
Shake & Stir Vintage FestivalOur festival has been revving up fans of vintage and retro music, vehicles, dancing, fashion and lifestyle living for nearly a decade. From its beginning at the bandstand on Fisherman’s Walk in Southbourne, it has grown year on year to become one of the most popular vintage music festivals in the UK! In order to help us evaluate and monitor crowd numbers this year could you please book your free ticket on Eventbrite.
06 Aug 2021 to 10 Aug 2021

Wareham, Dorset
Dorset Arts & Crafts ShowcaseJoin us in our celebration of art and craft in Dorset. We showcase a wide selection of art and craft by Members of the Dorset Arts & Crafts Association. This includes fine art, photography, ceramics, jewellery, textiles, woodwork and lots more. All the work on display is handmade in Dorset and is for sale. It's the place to find that perfect present or souvenir of your holiday. There is also an Exhibition of Work by our Trophy Winners with examples of superb heritage and contemporary ...
10 August 2021

Dorchester, Dorset
Outdoor Theatre: She Stoops to Conquer An 18th Century farce for all the family! Set against the increasingly chaotic proceedings of one very long night, this is a delightful romantic romp filled with ludicrous misunderstanding, mischief and mayhem. “A reserved lover, it is said, always makes a suspicious husband.” Kate Hardcastle is a young lady fixed up to meet the eligible Marlow with a view to marriage. Marlow is a young gent who is tongue-tied with the upper classes and downright lecherous with commoners. So when ...
10 Aug 2021 to 12 Aug 2021

Lulworth Castle & Park, Lulworth, Dorset
Open Air CinemaThe Luna Cinema is returning to Lulworth Castle from Tuesday 10th to Thursday 12th August with a line-up of classic and feel-good films to make your summer. After months of staying indoors watching movies on the small screen, it’s time to head outside for an unforgettable big-screen experience. Throw in great food, a full bar, both with click and collect service, an optional seated upgrade, and of course giant screens with incredible state of the art sound, and you have yourself your perfect ...
12 August 2021

Poole, Dorset
Poole Quay Summer FireworksGet your groove on for CityFibre Poole Quay Summer Fireworks, as fabulous FREE live music, entertainment and fireworks come to Poole Quay for six weeks over July and August. Supported by CityFibre, and organised by BCP Tourism, the event will take place every Thursday (from 22 July until the 26 August) bringing a party atmosphere to Poole’s continental quayside with live music, entertainment and family fun before finishing with a firework finale over the largest natural harbour in Europe ...
13 August 2021

Bournemouth, Dorset
Bournemouth Friday FireworksBe prepared to be dazzled by the Bournemouth Firework display! Taking place every Friday in August - 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th. Bournemouth seafront will light the skies up! Pull up a chair at your favourite spot across our beautiful coastline and watch the gorgeous pyrotechnic delights! Why not make a night of it and enjoy some food & drink in one of our many restaurants and bars in the town. This free event will kick off your weekend with a bang! Please note, changes can ...
14 August 2021

Dorchester, Dorset
Outdoor Performance: Mr StinkJoin Heartbreak Productions at Maumbury Rings for this outdoors re-telling of David Walliams’ best-seller Mr Stink. Packed with fun, humour, and a heart-warming message, this touching tale provides the perfect family entertainment. You’re invited to celebrate Annabelle’s 10th birthday, hosted by everyone’s favourite MP candidate, Janet Crumb! (Almost) everyone is welcome… that is, everyone apart from Chloe’s particularly smelly new friend, Mr Stink. Pack a picnic, grab a chair, and ...
15 August 2021

Dorchester, Dorset
Outdoor Theatre: Alice in WonderlandDescend down the rabbit hole into a strange world of caterpillars, cards and tea parties. Join Alice as she tries to navigate this curious world of curiouser creatures – but don’t lose your head! We promise you a wonderful experience of original toe-tapping songs, colourful characters, costumes and hilarious comedy in Boxtree Production’s unique and energetic style. Our guide to getting the best out of your time outdoors. Come prepared! – Bring whatever you need for a cosy evening. Sun ...
15 August 2021

Poole, Dorset
Poole at War VE/VJDayPoole payed a key role during the war, the flying boats connecting us the world, Dunkirk small boats, raiding parties, D-Day trials and being one of the largest embarkation points for D-Day itself. Bringing together information and images of the time. The Society for Poole is organising an exhibition on the Quay which commemorates the 75+1 anniversary of the end of the war and depicts some of the stories of the town. On the 15th August the Quay will be closed to showcase military ...
13 Aug 2021 to 15 Aug 2021

Poole, Dorset
Upton House Food & Drink FestivalGreat food, drink and local produce featuring quality street food traders showcasing food from all around the world, an array of artisan & local produce from the best suppliers in Dorset and beyond. As well as stalls from rum, gin and wine producers, there will be vast selection of drinks including a craft beer tent, real ales & ciders, a Prosecco & cocktail bar as well as coffee, shakes & smoothies. Alongside stalls featuring local goods and produce ranging from arts & crafts, jewellery, ...
14 Aug 2021 to 15 Aug 2021

Weymouth, Dorset
Victorian Family WeekendJoin us on the 14th and 15th August for the return of our Victorian Weekend!! Experience a living history weekend like no other within the walls of the Victorian Nothe Fort. Lose yourself in another time as you explore life in the nineteenth century through a variety of re-enactments, craft demonstrations, activities and displays. Included in our list of attendees are The Ragged Victorians, a re-enactment group whose true-to-life portrayal of the Victorian working classes is not to be ...
18 August 2021

Adventure Wonderland, Christchurch, Dorset
Meet Paw Patrol's Marshall at Adventure WonderlandPaw Patrol fans can meet their favourite character, Marshall, at intervals on Wednesday 18th August. Adventure Wonderland is this year celebrating 30 years of entertainment, delivering family fun to locals and holidaymakers alike.
18 Aug 2021 to 19 Aug 2021

Shaftesbury, Dorset
Gillingham & Shaftesbury ShowOne of the largest agricultural shows in the south, and held on the Turnpike Showground in North Dorset, usually held on the third Wednesday in August, will this year be spread over two days to comply with social distancing if required. To manage our safe return there will be a number of changes, these include a strict capacity plan meaning that for now there will be a limited number of pre-purchased tickets with none available to purchase on the day.
19 August 2021

Poole, Dorset
Poole Quay Summer FireworksGet your groove on for CityFibre Poole Quay Summer Fireworks, as fabulous FREE live music, entertainment and fireworks come to Poole Quay for six weeks over July and August. Supported by CityFibre, and organised by BCP Tourism, the event will take place every Thursday (from 22 July until the 26 August) bringing a party atmosphere to Poole’s continental quayside with live music, entertainment and family fun before finishing with a firework finale over the largest natural harbour in Europe ...
19 August 2021

Weymouth, Dorset
The Magic of the BeatlesIf you’re looking for an authentic, lively dose of ‘Beatlemania’ then you need to look no further! The Magic of The Beatles is one of the UK’s leading Beatles tribute shows who play to ecstatic sell-out audiences all over the world.
20 August 2021

Bournemouth, Dorset
Bournemouth Friday FireworksBe prepared to be dazzled by the Bournemouth Firework display! Bournemouth seafront will light the skies up! Pull up a chair at your favourite spot across our beautiful coastline and watch the gorgeous pyrotechnic delights! Why not make a night of it and enjoy some food & drink in one of our many restaurants and bars in the town. This free event will kick off your weekend with a bang! Please note, changes can and do occur, please keep checking the website or the official ...
19 Aug 2021 to 22 Aug 2021

Swanage, Dorset
Purbeck Valley Folk FestivalPurbeck Valley Folk Festival is a small festival set on a farm on the beautiful Jurassic Coastline. We’re a festival that’s loved by everyone because there’s loads for kids to do, loads for parents and loads for the old folkies! It features outstanding, original young folk, roots and world music. We always encourage the young up and coming musicians too as well as booking national and international folk acts and a good variety of local music. There’s something for everyone. Three full ...
25 August 2021

Athelhampton House & Gardens, Dorchester, Dorset
Outdoor Theatre: The Great GatsbyJoin Heartbreak Productions in the sublime setting of Athelhampton House for an evening of outdoor theatre, prohibition style. Get your glad rags on, work up your best Charleston, and have your cocktail glass at the ready! Served up with a twist of iconic Heartbreak style, this outdoor adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is the perfect way to mark 100 years since prohibition. Dress for the weather, bring a chair or blanket to sit on, and don’t forget the picnic and ...
26 August 2021

Highcliffe Castle, Christchurch, Dorset
Outdoor Theatre: The Merry Wives of WindsorThe Three Inch Fools are dusting off our instruments and stepping back into the great outdoors with another brilliant performance on Highcliffe Castle lawns. Prepare for a lockdown-shattering summer show like no other before. Please book tickets via the website.
26 August 2021

Poole, Dorset
Poole Quay Summer FireworksGet your groove on for CityFibre Poole Quay Summer Fireworks, as fabulous FREE live music, entertainment and fireworks come to Poole Quay for six weeks over July and August. Supported by CityFibre, and organised by BCP Tourism, the event will take place every Thursday (from 22 July until the 26 August) bringing a party atmosphere to Poole’s continental quayside with live music, entertainment and family fun before finishing with a firework finale over the largest natural harbour in Europe ...
27 August 2021

Bournemouth, Dorset
Bournemouth Friday FireworksBe prepared to be dazzled by the Bournemouth Firework display! Taking place every Friday in August - 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th. Bournemouth seafront will light the skies up! Pull up a chair at your favourite spot across our beautiful coastline and watch the gorgeous pyrotechnic delights! Why not make a night of it and enjoy some food & drink in one of our many restaurants and bars in the town. This free event will kick off your weekend with a bang! Please note, changes can ...
27 Aug 2021 to 30 Aug 2021

Lyme Regis, Dorset
Lyme Folk WeekendLyme Folk Weekend 2020 has been cancelled but is scheduled to go ahead in 2021. We are, though, thrilled to say that all the headline acts that we had booked have agreed to return next summer, so the festival will look exactly the same as it would have done this August. The new dates are Friday August 27 to Monday August 30 2021, when we will be delighted to bring you an amazing line-up for our first four-day festival - kicking off with the brilliant Gigspanner Big Band, followed by ...
26 Jul 2021 to 31 Aug 2021

Weymouth Pavilion, Weymouth, Dorset
Pirates of the Pavilion - Freezin' AdventureSummer 2021 marks the 8th annual production of Pirates of the Pavilion in Weymouth! This year, it’s time for a BRAND NEW FREEZIN’ ADVENTURE as our famous pirate crew set sail for the South Pole on a mission to defeat the evil Snow Queen who is determined to cast an icy spell across the world, freezing the planet and ruining summer! It’ll be up to SEADOG BILLY and his crazy crew to save the planet from frozen terror and defeat the evil Snow Queen once and for all! Featuring sumptuous ...
04 September 2021

Weymouth Pavilion, Weymouth, Dorset
The Magic of MotownCelebrating 60 magical years of Motown. Immerse yourself in the sound of a generation as The Magic of Motown returns to the stage! Venue: Weymouth Pavilion
02 Sep 2021 to 05 Sep 2021

Bournemouth, Dorset
Bournemouth Air FestivalHuge free air festival with international aircraft, beach assault and air display teams. The Festival site is open daily from 10am with displays starting late morning/ early afternoon . See website for latest information.
24 Jul 2021 to 05 Sep 2021

Haynes Motor Museum, Sherborne, Dorset
Race towards family fun this summer!Come and join in the fun at Haynes International Motor Museum with family activities running on selected days throughout the school summer holidays. With help from the Museum team, you can uncover the fascinating stories, facts, and quirky characters behind the very first cars through to Formula 1. Plus, look out for special activity days as part of the brand-new Williams F1 exhibition to find out “Why an F1 car doesn’t fly like an aeroplane” with the Museum’s friendly Education team and ...
04 Sep 2021 to 05 Sep 2021

Wareham, Dorset
South West Model ShowThe biggest model show in the South West is back at the Tank Museum! Traders, exhibitors and modelling demonstrations alongside the real thing. Model planes, ships, trains and, of course, tanks of all types and sizes will be available to see, make and purchase. Open 10am to 5pm RC vehicle demonstrations Specialist talks and tours Explore The Tank Museum
05 September 2021

Christchurch, Dorset
Swing Unlimited Big Band on the LawnSummer would not be summer without a performance by Swing Unlimited Big Bang. Watch them perform a wide selection of classic greats and modern hits that will get everyone dancing! Venue: Highcliffe Castle 1pm to 4pm.
12 September 2021

Bournemouth, Dorset
Bournemouth International TriathlonBournemouth International Triathlon is located on the west side of Bournemouth Pier. Both sprint and standard distance swims start on the award-winning blue flag beach just under the zig zag of West Cliff Gardens before heading out of Bournemouth on a fast bike course towards the market town of Ringwood on the edge of The New Forest. You then finish by running along the promenade to finish back on the sand! Different options available: Sprint Distance Triathlon: 750m swim, 20km bike, ...
10 Sep 2021 to 12 Sep 2021

Bournemouth, Dorset
Contender FestivalWELCOME TO CONTENDER FEST BOURNEMOUTHS' EXCITING NEW FESTIVAL GATES OPEN 10th - 11th - 12th SEPTEMBER 2021 This new Food and Fitness Festival has everything from great food vendors to an obstacle course. Craft Artisan makers, gym equipment, exercise classes, wild street food. This 3-day Bournemouth festival is a spotlight for all Contenders to shine.
11 Sep 2021 to 12 Sep 2021

Weymouth, Dorset
Nyetimber Dorset Seafood FestivalA fabulous weekend of seafood, delicious English Sparkling Wines from Nyetimber, celebrity chefs and a great atmosphere at the new location on the Weymouth Peninsula. The Nyetimber Dorset Seafood Festival brings together sparkling wine and seafood, family entertainment and a great opportunity to gain a better understanding of the superb seafood available to us just off our wonderful shores. Taste fresh seafood dishes from around 100 stalls, or simply relax with a bottle of chilled ...
17 Sep 2021 to 20 Sep 2021

Wareham, Dorset
TANKFEST 2021Don’t miss the world’s biggest display of historic moving armour – TANKFEST 2021, sponsored by World of Tanks. See tanks roar round the arena, explore Living History encampments, meet your favourite YouTube stars and historians, and discover the best collection of military vehicles.
17 Sep 2021 to 26 Sep 2021

Dorchester, Dorset
Inside Out Dorset FestivalInside Out Dorset, the biennial festival of FREE large-scale outdoor art and performance returns. Various venues across Dorset – see insideoutdorset.co.uk for details.
26 September 2021

Beaulieu, New Forest, Dorset
Simply British ClassicsWe are delighted to announce the return of Simply British Classics for 2021 on 26 September. All British classic car owners are invited to drive into the Beaulieu parkland and park up for what promises to be a superb day out for both owners and enthusiasts. From Sunbeam, Austin, Riley and Triumph, to Alvis, Lagonda, Humber and more, any pre-1990 classic vehicle built in Britain, or by a British manufacturer, is welcome to join the display. We will continue to run our Simply rallies in ...
01 Oct 2021 to 03 Oct 2021

Bournemouth, Dorset
Bournemouth Arts by the Sea FestivalExploring the Artistic Concept ‘Connect’. Human beings are inherently social by nature – relying on relationships and social interaction for their mental health and wellbeing. Covid 19 created a newly troubling experience of isolation for some, while compounding a pre-existing epidemic of loneliness in the UK. Age UK predicts that by 2026, there will be 2 million people over 50 in England who will often feel lonely, having a dramatic impact on their wellbeing and quality of life. ...
30 Sep 2021 to 03 Oct 2021

Swanage, Dorset
Swanage Blues FestivalThe Swanage Blues Festival brings together an amazing collection of blues musicians, fans and friends for a weekend of jams, open mics and headline performances that will have you coming back time after time. There will be a concert at the Mowlem Theatre in addition to the usual events.
09 Oct 2021 to 10 Oct 2021

Bournemouth, Dorset
Bournemouth Marathon FestivalThe Bournemouth Marathon is ’Running as it should be’. Beautiful coastal views, a chance to run the Boscombe and Bournemouth Piers with a spectacular finish.
23 Oct 2021 to 31 Oct 2021

Christchurch, Dorset
Half Term Halloween Fun at Adventure WonderlandThere'll be lots of spooky happenings at the home of Halloween. Adventure Wonderland is this year celebrating 30 years of entertainment, delivering family fun to locals and holidaymakers alike.
06 November 2021

Wareham, Dorset
The Tank Museum at Bovington is partnering with leading Dorset auction house Duke’s to present a new autumn militaria fair and auction. The Museum will host an array of trade stalls, selling a range of military collectables and memorabilia, vintage uniforms and insignia, plus second-hand books and reproduction militaria for re-enactors. The highlight of the event is set to be the Duke’s Militaria and Medals auction, featuring 300 – 400 lots ranging from medals, militaria, arms, armour and ...
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18 Feb 2021
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16 Nov 2020
Shop for Dorset this Christmas Shop Dorset and it’s a win, win – not only will your gift please the recipient but by shopping locally online in these difficult times you’ll be helping our Dorset businesses. Below are just a few ideas for Christmas gifts and goodies. Cheesed off? – Well check out Delicious, the Weymouth deli that will deliver cheeses and wines to your Dorset door. Craig’s Dairy Farm Shop and Chalbury Food & Wine are open and well-stocked with tasty local ... Read more...
21 Oct 2020
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