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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 60 events in Dorset appear below.

27 February 2020

Bridport, Dorset
Blues: CatfishUK and British Blues Award winners Catfish have so far played in six European countries, won the UK Blues Award for Blues act of the Year (England) to add to their 2016 British Blues Award, written and released their third album, all original material, and met some amazing people on the way round the UK and Europe. With their now legendary passionate live performances, this has become one of the must-see bands on the blues rock circuit. Their previous album Broken Man was voted album ...
27 February 2020

Wimborne, Dorset
The Syd Lawrence Orchestra:Live And SwingingThe “Best Big Band in the Land” is back with their explosive new show ”Live and Swinging” Hold on tight as Live and Swinging takes you on an exciting journey that is stunning, dynamic, and thrilling. Directed by Chris Dean, this mesmerizing performance is packed with all your Big Band Favourites. Featuring the music of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Neal Hefti, Billy May, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and many more. Venue: Tivoli Theatre
29 February 2020

Weymouth Pavilion, Weymouth, Dorset
California Dreamin'FEATURING THE GREATEST HITS FROM THE FLOWER POWER ERA - WITH THE MUSIC OF THE MAMAS AND PAPAS AND MORE. The Mamas and Papas, one of the super groups from the golden age of the Flower Power Era in the 60s. They brought us smash hits like “Monday Monday”, “Creeque Ally”, “Dedicated To The One I Love”, “I Saw Her Again Last Night” “California Dreaming”, just to name a few. This show will instantly transport you back to one of the most iconic periods of the Sixties. The Flower ...
29 February 2020

Christchurch, Dorset
Fire WalkJoin our team of Firewalkers to raise money for families and children affected by relationship breakdown across the conurbation, hosted at the stunning venue of Highcliffe Castle! This is a family event with a Lego Walk for ages 6+ and Fire Walk for 18's and over. This promises to be a fun-filled evening, which will make a lasting difference to the lives of the families that Relate supports. More information on the website.
25 Feb 2020 to 29 Feb 2020

Poole, Dorset
FriendsicalFriendsical is an original and unique new parody musical inspired by the gang in Friends, the iconic TV show. When Ross’s wife leaves him for another woman, he fears he will never find love again. But then Rachel runs back into his life… will he end up with his one true love? With original new songs such as ‘(He’s her) Lobster!’, ‘Richard’s Moustache’ and ‘You’re Over Me, When Were You Under Me?’, the gang take on naked Thursdays, a power cut, and a dinosaur convention! What could ...
29 February 2020

Poole, Dorset
Inflatable Museum – Lytchett MatraversIn collaboration with Artsreach, Tomorrow’s Museum for Dorset on Tour will be bringing the Inflatable Museum to rural communities around Dorset exploring the county’s rich history and cultural heritage. This tour is a great opportunity to bring the experience of visiting the Museum to Dorset’s towns and villages offering a free, fun drop-in to learn about the Museums current redevelopment. Take part in engaging activities and handle real objects from our collection including: Archaeology, ...
29 February 2020

Swanage, Dorset
Stargazing at Durlston Country ParkMoon, Venus, Orion Nebula, Galaxies, Winter Constellations. 7.30pm to 9pm. Weather dependent, call 01929 424443 on day to confirm. £3. Location: Durlston Country Park and National Nature Reserve, Lighthouse Rd, Swanage
29 February 2020

Wimborne, Dorset
The FureysLegends of Irish music & song The FUREYS, renowned for their hit songs ‘I will love you’, ‘When you were sweet 16’, ‘The Green fields of France’, ‘The old man’, ‘Red rose café’, ‘From Clare to here’, ‘Her father didn’t like me anyway’, ‘Leaving Nancy’, ‘Steal away’ etc return on Saturday 29th February. The FUREYS have been entertaining audiences worldwide for 42 years, audiences that have included former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, Former Irish President Mary ...
29 February 2020

Poole, Dorset
Upton House Book FairGet ready for World Book Day with our Book Fair! Free entry. New and second hand books to buy, associated crafts, book readings from local authors and activities for the kids too (small cost for these). There's also a small gift for any child in fancy dress! If you’ve never had the chance to explore the restored Library at Upton House, here’s your chance. Time: 11am to 4pm.
28 Feb 2020 to 01 Mar 2020

Poole, Dorset
Winter's End Rock & Blues FestivalFrom Friday 28th February - Sunday 1st March 2020, Planet Rock is descending on Sandford Holiday Park, Poole for the fourth edition of Winter's End. In keeping with the ethos of previous Winter's End festivals, the focus of the weekend is to highlight great new and upcoming rock and blues bands, as well as some of those who paved the way. We are proud to confirm the following bands are performing across the weekend: Those Damn Crows (Friday night headliner) Terrorvision (Saturday ...
07 March 2020

Tank Museum, Wareham, Dorset
Access All Areas Experience Day at The Tank MuseumA full day of behind the scenes access at The Tank Museum! Includes a Guided Tour of our Archive & Library and supporting collections Study Centre. Explore The Tank Museum Workshops and Vehicle Conservation Centre, not normally accessible to the public. Get closer than ever before to our unique collection and enjoy the opportunity to get inside one of the tanks in our collection. Refreshments are provided during the experience, including breakfast upon arrival and a hot meal at lunch. ...
07 March 2020

Autism Friendly Day at Monkey WorldOn selected dates through 2020, Monkey World is holding Autism Friendly Days! The park has always prided itself on the access facilities available, from a range of mobility scooters, to the primate sensory statues around the park. To help autistic visitors and their families further, on selected dates, visitors with autism can access the park at 9am, an hour before public opening time, to avoid the rush at the gates. All gates will be open so there will be very little in the way of ...
07 March 2020

Tank Museum, Wareham, Dorset
Royal Armoured Corps Display Day!Enhance your Tank Museum visit with a British Army display PLUS Dorset kids go free! Aside from TANKFEST, there are three opportunities to see the vehicles of the Royal Armoured Corps in action during 2020. The Display will be in the Kuwait Arena at 3pm and last approximately 45-60 minutes. DORSET KIDS GO FREE! 16s and under come to The Tank Museum on 7th March for free if you live in a DT or BH postcode. Accompanying adult to bring school letter, utility bill or driver's ...
03 Mar 2020 to 07 Mar 2020

Poole, Dorset
Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'EmHilarious mishaps and DIY disasters are bringing the house down, quite literally, as Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em hits the road with Joe Pasquale (New Faces, I’m a Celebrity, Spamalot, The Producers) as the lovable accident-prone Frank Spencer. Betty has exciting news for Frank, but he’s preoccupied by possible newfound fame as a magician. With guests arriving for dinner and crossed wires all round, priceless misunderstandings are on the menu. Susie Blake (Coronation Street, The Victoria Wood ...
08 March 2020

Poole, Dorset
Wessex Youth Orchestra, Gala ConcertThe Wessex Youth Orchestra will be joined by Russian violinist Yuri Zhislin for a performance of Bruch's much loved Violin Concerto No.1, and the WYO will round off this showcase performance with Tchaikovsky's magnificent Symphony No.4. Venue: Lighthouse Concert Hall
11 March 2020

Wimborne, Dorset
Francis Rossi: I Talk Too MuchLegendary Status Quo lead singer Francis Rossi will share the extraordinary secrets of his 50-plus years in rock’n’roll when he takes to the stage for an intimate evening of chat and music. In Francis Rossi: I Talk Too Much, the founder, lead singer and lead guitarist of Status Quo will talk about his mishaps and adventures of life on the road with one of the biggest and most loved bands ever. Francis is a true member of British Rock Royalty. He sang the first words at Live Aid in ...
13 March 2020

Lyme Regis, Dorset
Comedy Theatre: The Navy LarkThis special theatre production sees a cast of three bring to life three classic episodes from the much loved radio series, which ran for 1959 - 1977 which originally featured Leslie Phillips, Ronnie Barker, and Jon Pertwee. It stars James Hurn, known for portraying such iconic characters as Tony Hancock, Sid James, and Kenneth Williams from his hit one-man show Hancock and Co. It also features Richard Usher and Mark Earby best known for The Goon Show Tour and The Lost Hancock’s Vacant ...
13 March 2020

Piratical Rum NightDiscover your inner pirate at a rum-fuelled night at Shire Hall! Your host is David, Grey Bear Bar Co.’s Master Mixologist. He will take you on a trip to the Caribbean, with the origins of rum and the triangular trade, look at naval connection, and, of course, piracy! Includes a drink on arrival followed by two cocktails and two rum samples, and a selection of nibbles. As the evenings draw in, treat yourself to a spirit-ed night out that will warm you up from your head to your ...
14 March 2020

Swanage, Dorset
Stargazing at DurlstonVenus, star clusters, Orion Nebula, galaxies, spring constellations. Weather dependent, call on day to confirm. £3. Learning Centre. Location: Durlston Country Park and National Nature Reserve, Lighthouse Rd, Swanage BH19 2J Time: 7.30pm to 9pm.
15 March 2020

Weymouth, Dorset
Weymouth Bay 10k Charity Fun RunRun for fun and raise money for rescue animals by taking part in the Weymouth Bay 10k Charity Fun Run on Sunday 15 March, organised by Bridport Runners who have chosen the Margaret Green Animal Rescue as their charity of the year. This means we receive £1 from every entry fee and, of course, you can raise sponsorship too! Start Time: 10:00 (registration 09:00-09:45) From: Riveria Hotel, Bowleaze Cove, Weymouth, Dorset DT3 6PR Entry Fee: £15 (£1 of this goes to MGAR) Closing date ...
18 March 2020

Poole, Dorset
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra: ElektraWhen Richard Strauss’ Elektra was ushered on-stage in Dresden in January 1909, it was greeted by the critical equivalent of fits and screaming. Strauss, whose name was synonymous with artistic scandal was no stranger to controversy, but even so, many of the opera’s original commentators were unusually vitriolic in their condemnation. One writer raged, “The whole thing impresses one as a sexual aberration. The blood mania appears as a terrible deformation of sexual perversity.” Yet beneath ...
21 March 2020

Weymouth, Dorset
Dorchester Ballet & Dance - NarniaA dance performance inspired by The Chronicles of Narnia, brought to you by the students of Dorchester Ballet & Dance. Join our dancers for an exciting trip through the fantasy world of Narnia. Venue: Weymouth Pavilion with performances at 2pm and 6pm.
21 March 2020

Corfe Castle, Dorset
Inflatable Museum at Corfe Castlen collaboration with Artsreach, Tomorrow’s Museum for Dorset on Tour will be bringing the Inflatable Museum to rural communities around Dorset exploring the county’s rich history and cultural heritage. This tour is a great opportunity to bring the experience of visiting the Museum to Dorset’s towns and villages offering a free, fun drop-in to learn about the Museums current redevelopment. Take part in engaging activities and handle real objects from our collection including: Archaeology, ...
21 March 2020

Poole, Dorset
Opera: The Extraordinary Adventures of You and MeMeet our hero, Mackenzie, and get ready to travel through time and space. Whilst on a school trip to a museum Mackenzie discovers that their pencil-case is full of magical worlds. Who knows who you will meet and where you will visit along the way, it is best to take a deep breath and expect the unexpected. Includes singers, musicians and Interactive songs! Approx 45mins Venue: The Lighthouse Sherling Studio.
20 Mar 2020 to 21 Mar 2020

Wimborne, Dorset
RevengeThe Crime and Comedy Theatre Company present REVENGE By Robin Hawdon. Directed by Louise Jameson (EastEnders, Doc Martin, Doctor Who, Bergerac). Bill Crayshaw MP leads a charmed life, hailed in the corridors of Parliament, lauded in business, and loved at home. That is until he returns from a business trip to find his party agent has been killed in a terrible, tragic accident – or was it? Mary Stewart isn’t so sure and arrives at his door asking some awkward questions – in ...
22 March 2020

50% off for Mums on Mother's Day at Monkey World!Celebrate Mother's Day at Monkey World! Mum's get 50% off entry at Monkey World on Mother's day! Treat your mum this Mother's Day, and bring her to Monkey World, the place where families matter! Along with 260 rescued monkeys & apes, your families can see our primate mums- Cherri the chimpanzee, whose daughter is the mischievous 6 year old Thelma, or woolly monkey Pacaja with youngster Enya, who is just over a year old! To claim your discount, simply download a voucher from ...
22 March 2020

Christchurch, Dorset
Eco FestWELCOME TO OUR BRAND NEW HIGHCLIFFE CASTLE EVENT, BRINGING TOGETHER EVERYONE WHO IS TRYING TO MAKE OUR WORLD A LITTLE GREENER. There will be trade stands, talks and workshops which aim to be fun and interactive for all the family.
21 Mar 2020 to 22 Mar 2020

Farmer Palmers, Wareham, Dorset
Half Price Entry on Mother's WeekendCome and celebrate wonderful Mums! Half Price Entry for Mum with pre-downloaded voucher from Farmer Palmer's Website.
22 March 2020

Mother's Day Afternoon TeaTreat mum to an extra special Afternoon Tea in Shire Hall Café, this Mother's Day. Includes a selection of finger sandwiches, miniature cream tea, a range of cakes and Eton mess, as well as a cheeky glass of fizz and a cup of tea. £12.50 per head (minimum of two) *bookings must be made in advance please call 01305 261849 or email Kirsty.campbell@shirehalldorset.org
22 March 2020

Weymouth, Dorset
Weymouth Half MarathonNow in its 6th Year, this popular seaside half marathon provides runners with some outstanding scenery, history, and the opportunity to set a pb on a pretty flat 13.1 mile course. Runners will complete a traffic-free, fast course and take in a historical and scenic tour of Weymouth’s dramatic past and landscape through the town, harbour, seafront and Lodmoor Country Park. We are delighted to be supporting the local Weymouth Rotary group and Weldmar Hospice in 2020. It’s never too late ...
25 March 2020

Weymouth, Dorset
Giovanni Pernice - This is MeStrictly Come Dancing favourite, Giovanni Pernice, is back with a BRAND NEW show for 2020, GIOVANNI PERNICE - THIS IS ME! The showman is set to light up the stage, along with his cast of professional dancers, for his fourth year of touring. With the Italian’s natural charm, combined with beautiful choreography perfectly complemented by a fabulous soundtrack, THIS IS ME pays homage to the music and dances that have inspired Giovanni’s career, from a competition dancer to one of the ...
24 Mar 2020 to 25 Mar 2020

Poole, Dorset
Play: Absurd Personal SingularThree married couples. Three kitchens. Three Christmas parties. Sidney Hopcroft, a small-time tradesman, persuades wife Jane to throw a party hoping to find favour with a bank manager and local architect. As celebrations begin, class differences and naked ambition combine to hilarious effect as, one by one, the characters seek refuge in Jane’s kitchen. Over the next two years, the Jacksons and Brewster-Wrights take turns to host festivities. But Sidney’s star has begun to rise and ...
25 March 2020

Wimborne, Dorset
Russell Kane: The Fast and the CuriousHe’s back. The keenly awaited brand-new tour show is here. Packing more energy than a Duracell factory, Russell’s RS Turbo laugh engine will motor through love, family and life – once again proving that the fast and the curious amongst us, see more stuff, and get more done. Multi-award winning comedian, presenter, actor, author and scriptwriter Russell Kane is best known for BBC Three’s Stupid Man, Smart Phone and the host of three series of BBC Three‘s Live At The Electric. Other TV ...
26 March 2020

Wimborne, Dorset
Vienna Festival Ballet: Swan LakeJoin Vienna Festival Ballet as they celebrate their 40th Anniversary with one of ballet’s most powerful and beautiful love stories. Lavish costumes, stunning scenery, international stars, and the glorious music from Tchaikovsky make this a night not to be missed. Swan Lake is the most popular ballet in the world. It’s the ballet that captures like no other the full range of human emotions – from hope to despair, from terror to tenderness, from melancholy to ecstasy. Don’t miss ...
28 March 2020

Tank Museum, Wareham, Dorset
Access All Areas Experience Day at The Tank MuseumA full day of behind the scenes access at The Tank Museum! Includes a Guided Tour of our Archive & Library and supporting collections Study Centre. Explore The Tank Museum Workshops and Vehicle Conservation Centre, not normally accessible to the public. Get closer than ever before to our unique collection and enjoy the opportunity to get inside one of the tanks in our collection. Refreshments are provided during the experience, including breakfast upon arrival and a hot meal at lunch. ...
28 March 2020

Weymouth, Dorset
Weldmar Craft FairWeldmar’s Craft For Care week starts with a Craft Fair! FREE ENTRY – The fair is open from 10am until 3pm on the 28th March 2020. There will be a variety of crafts available to buy & interactive stall for all ages to enjoy! Venue:Willowbed Hall, 39 Putton Lane, Chickerell, Weymouth.
02 April 2020

Weymouth, Dorset
Sounds of the 70s Live with Johnnie WalkerFollowing the success of Tony Blackburn’s Sounds of the 60s live tour, which has enjoyed a long run of sold out performances across the UK, legendary DJ Johnnie Walker will take BBC Radio 2’s popular Sounds of the 70s radio show on the road in 2020. The brand new live show will be hosted by Johnnie, who will offer his personal stories and memories from the ‘70s, and will feature a live band and singers who will perform an array of classic hits from throughout the decade. The tour will ...
03 April 2020

Poole, Dorset
Kevin Clifton & Joanne Clifton in BURN THE FLOORAfter the sell-out success of the first ever UK tour of BURN THE FLOOR in 2019, this 5 star production is set to return with a new show. The famous siblings will tour together for the very first time and will play on their individual successes in an ‘Anything You Can Do…’ inspired them. And what better way to do it than in the world’s leading Ballroom show BURN THE FLOOR! In the past two decades Burn the Floor has revolutionised Ballroom style. Combining jaw-dropping choreography and ...
02 Apr 2020 to 04 Apr 2020

Swanage, Dorset
Musical Theatre: Blitz!Blitz! Is Lionel Bart’s follow up to the hit musical Oliver! based on his own childhood experiences in the East End during the Second World War. It’s 1940 and the East End of London is taking a terrible pounding from Hitler's bombs. Life, however, goes on, centering around Mrs Blitztein and her large family, especially her petty-criminal son Harry and her beautiful daughter Carol. They are all fighting their own particular battles with neighbours and authorities alike but whatever life ...
05 April 2020

Wimborne, Dorset
Panto: Alice in WonderlandPanto time? Oh Yes It Is! Hot Rock Productions is excited to bring their Easter Pantomime to the Tivoli Theatre for the very first time! This fun-filled family show features stunning scenery, colourful costumes, toe-tapping songs and bucket loads of laughter. Join Alice as she falls down the rabbit hole and finds herself in the most peculiar place she’s ever seen! She’ll need to have her wits about her as the evil, but hilarious, Queen of Hearts is after the secret recipe to create the ...
07 April 2020

Poole, Dorset
Dream MachinesMotor Cycles on Poole Quay from 6pm. Poole Quay Dream Machines is a fully marshalled and self-funded event. Entry is £1.50 per bike on the evening. Alternatively season armbands are available from Poole Museum or the Lord Nelson on Poole Quay for £8 giving entry for the entire season. The event creates a unique, exciting atmosphere as bikers and spectators enjoy a relaxed evening on Poole Quay. The backdrop of the quay and harbour offers the perfect location and there is a great ...
11 April 2020

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, Abbotsbury, Dorset
Abbotsbury Food FairWorking together with Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, we are excited to be running a Food Fair again this year! Discover over 30 stalls showcasing distinctively Dorset produce while exploring the stunning Spring colours of the gardens. There will be cookery demonstrations and the chance to try and buy cheeses, baked goods, charcuterie, meat, coffee, cider, spirits, beer, wine and more! ENTRY £5 PER ADULT, UNDER 16S FREE Includes entry to the Subtropical Gardens (adult normally ...
10 Apr 2020 to 11 Apr 2020

Lyme Regis, Dorset
Lyme Regis Big Beer FestivalWith over 20 beers and 20 live acts, this promises to be a hearty celebration of beer and music. Join us by the sea for drinking, singing, and dancing at this great community event, staged by the Marine Theatre and Lyme Regis Brewery.
11 April 2020

Weymouth, Dorset
Quayside Music FestivalThe Quayside Music Festival is back on Weymouth Harbourside with live music from 1pm to 11pm.
08 Apr 2020 to 11 Apr 2020

Weymouth, Dorset
WOW presents Shrek the MusicalThe highly talented youngsters of Weymouth Operatic Workshop are back with a must-see production of Shrek, the Musical - an irresistible mix of adventure, laughter and romance! "Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek…” And thus, our fairytale begins as our unlikely hero, Shrek, and the wise-cracking Donkey, embark on a quest to rescue the feisty Princess Fiona from a love-sick dragon and the ruthless Lord Farquaad. Shrek brings all the beloved characters from the DreamWorks ...
12 April 2020

Lyme Regis, Dorset
Easter Bonnet Parade - Lyme RegisMake an Easter Bonnet or just enjoy the spectacle of people in the parade wearing their Easter Bonnets. 2pm: Judging of Easter Bonnets in the Baptist Church. Easter Bonnet Parade 3pm from the Baptist Church, Broad Street, led by the Mayor finishing at the Jubilee Pavilion on the seafront. Majorettes forming part of the parade. Prizes in five age groups as well as those for ladies and gentlemen, and special prizes for the best under five entry.
12 Apr 2020 to 13 Apr 2020

Poole, Dorset
Chickadee Chickaday!Easter Days just perfect for people who want to learn about chickens, how easy they are to keep and even hold a little hatched chick. Each child will also get to decorate an Easter Bonnet to take home, along with lots of chick-inspired games for the whole family to play on the day. We'll be in the Activity Area at Upton Country Park from 10am-4pm on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. Shush… but there may even be some special guests on the day too! Pre-booking recommended. Online ...
10 Apr 2020 to 13 Apr 2020

Lulworth, Dorset
Easter at LulworthThe Mad Hatter & his friends are back! This Easter weekend visit us ‘down the rabbit hole’ for some great family fun at Lulworth Castle. Join us every day from Friday 10 to Monday 13 April between 10.30 – 5pm. Inspired by the fantastical story of Alice in Wonderland, you can expect a whole host of fun activities including themed trails, Easter hunts, crafts, bouncy castle (weather permitting, age 7+), soft play for under 4’s, crazy golf and, of course, white rabbits and Easter Eggs!! ...
10 Apr 2020 to 13 Apr 2020

Easter Eggs-travaganza at Monkey World!This Easter, Monkey World is giving away a FREE chocolate Easter Egg for the first 100 children into the park every day from Good Friday to Easter Monday!! Open every day over the Easter holidays, come and see our internationally-acclaimed rescue centre, home to over 250 primates – including the largest group of chimps outside Africa. Many have been neglected, kept in unnatural conditions, or experienced unbelievable cruelty. At Monkey World, they can all enjoy the company of their own kind ...
12 Apr 2020 to 13 Apr 2020

Mapperton Gardens, Beaminster, Dorset
Easter Trail at MappertonJoin us at Mapperton for our Easter Family fun days…but, shhhhhh! don’t tell the Easter Bunny yet, he’s still busy making all those eggs…
10 Apr 2020 to 13 Apr 2020

Farmer Palmers, Wareham, Dorset
Eggcellent Easter Activities at Farmer Palmer'sDid some 'bunny' say Easter Eggs? Hop along to Farmer Palmer's Easter Eggstravaganza! Bring a basket for the egg-cellent daily Egg Hunts and watch out for the 'bandit-bunnies' on the Tractor Ride! Egg hunts run daily from Good Friday to Easter Monday at approx. 2.30pm. Further details on Farmer Palmer's Website.
14 April 2020

Poole, Dorset
Dream MachinesMotor Cycles on Poole Quay from 6pm. Poole Quay Dream Machines is a fully marshalled and self-funded event. Entry is £1.50 per bike on the evening. Alternatively season armbands are available from Poole Museum or the Lord Nelson on Poole Quay for £8 giving entry for the entire season. The event creates a unique, exciting atmosphere as bikers and spectators enjoy a relaxed evening on Poole Quay. The backdrop of the quay and harbour offers the perfect location and there is a great ...
05 Apr 2020 to 17 Apr 2020

Weymouth, Dorset
Easter Egg HuntA special Easter trail leads children around Bennett's Water Gardens; find the clues to complete the trail and get rewarded with a chocolate egg. There will also be an Easter Colouring Competition for a chance to win a prize.
18 April 2020

Dorchester, Dorset
Diverse Dorset DayWE ARE BACK!!! We are so excited to announce that the Dorset One World Festival will be back in 2020!!! It is going to be even bigger and better and will now be called the Diverse Dorset Day and include even more people. So please put the date in your diary and all will be revealed in time ... 18th April 2020 - Borough Gardens Dorchester
04 Apr 2020 to 19 Apr 2020

Haynes Motor Museum, Sherborne, Dorset
Designing CarsGet inspired and design the car of the future at Haynes Motor Museum! Calling all budding artists and designers, this Easter school break join our visiting local artist to create your own car design of the future. There are plenty of vehicles in the Museum to explore for inspiration, from family saloons to Formula 1, and our artist will be on hand to help you achieve your finished design with a variety of methods and materials. So, what does the car of the future look like to you? ...
04 Apr 2020 to 19 Apr 2020

Beaulieu, New Forest, Dorset
Easter at BeaulieuGet playful this Easter as Beaulieu throws open its doors to magical adventure play area Little Beaulieu and the start of new exhibition Motoring in Miniature – the Toys of Your Childhood for families to share memories together. For the whole of the Easter holidays (4th-19th April) , families can enjoy letting off steam in Beaulieu’s enchanting new adventure play area Little Beaulieu. If you’re a small or big kid, let your imagination run wild as you storm up the bridge of the magical ...
04 Apr 2020 to 19 Apr 2020

Tank Museum, Wareham, Dorset
Easter at the Tank MuseumThis Easter Holiday explore The Tank Museum and experience the biggest day out in history… 9 Powerful Exhibitions, 300 tanks and 100 years of armoured warfare - great for families of all ages. Open 10am - 5pm | Free parking | Onsite restaurant | Average visit length 4 hours TANKS IN ACTION DISPLAYS – EVERY WEEKDAY See Tanks roll into action at 1pm every weekday, starting on Monday 6 April - including Good Friday and Easter Monday. Lifelike explosions, mock battle, expert commentary ...
15 Apr 2020 to 19 Apr 2020

Bridport, Dorset
From Page to Screen Film FestivalFrom Page to Screen Festival aims to look at the relationship between words and film. The objectives of the film festival are to try and inspire all ages to read more, watch more and make films. From previous surveys of the festival the choice of films is the biggest draw for ticket sales, so every year there is an external curator who is employed to pick their perception of adaptions. The main objective though, is for you to sit back, relax and escape into the world of film.
04 Apr 2020 to 19 Apr 2020

Go EAST for Easter at Monkey World!GO EAST at Monkey World this Easter holiday! The park will be fundraising to put 3 gibbons back into the wild from sister sanctuary Dao Tien in Vietnam, ran by charity EAST (Endangered Asian Species Trust). Visit the park to take part in trails, stalls and games and help the gibbons go EAST! For those planning multiple visits over the summer, an adoption pass is a great way to make the pennies go further- as well as helping fund future rescue and rehabilitation work. For just £25 for a ...
04 Apr 2020 to 19 Apr 2020

Poole, Dorset
Leaping Lambs Easter TrailLeap along to Poole Museum to find the hidden lambs in the cases and peeking from behind our collections. Complete the trail to collect your chocolatey prize! Time: 10am to 4pm.
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21 Feb 2020
Dorset History Dorset’s past influences much of what we do here today, the many places we visit, and a great number of the photos we take as our own mementos. A county with a rich heritage, there’s plenty of Dorset history to be explored. From a Victorian sea-defence fort to centuries-old castles, via preserved steam trains and a wartime abandoned village, and through a variety of award-winning museums, Dorset’s past is brilliantly brought to life. Take a trip back in time with a visit ... Read more...
14 Feb 2020
Things to do in February Half Term Monday 17th February marks the start of half-term. Dorset always has so much to offer whenever half-term comes around, whether that involves exploring the countryside and coastline, visiting some of Dorset’s best attractions, or attending local events, you won’t be let down. We’ve compiled a list of events, including some amazing offers followed by some features that we think can inspire your half-term fun. From visiting the cheeky monkeys at Monkey World or getting ... Read more...
31 Jan 2020
January Photos of the Month Welcome to Resort Dorset's first 'photos of the month' feature. We collect photos that we love from Instagram each month. To be in with a chance of being featured in next month's feature, just tag @resortdorset or use #resortdorset on any of your Instagram photos! Each month, there will be a feautured photo. Shots We Love Portland Bill View this post on ... Read more...
17 Dec 2019
Pub Walks in Dorset A ‘pub walk’ has been a British tradition for many, many years. It’s a great way to bond with the family, stretch your legs, breathe in the fresh air, and ultimately enjoy some quality food and drink. Whether you enjoy a crisp countryside walk or you’re more of a seaside strider, Dorset has it all. Take a look at a wonderful range of pub walks in Dorset below. The Swan Inn – Abbotsbury The Swan Inn is located at the entrance to one of ... Read more...
10 Dec 2019
How Well Do You Know Dorset? Resort's Christmas Quiz How well do you know Dorset? We're stepping into the festive spirit with a 20 question (including a bonus question!) quiz to test your knowledge on Dorset. With so many things to do, places to see, history and much, much more, there's a whole world of knowledge surrounding Dorset. You may find some questions easy, or you may find some tricky, but there's only one way to find out. It's time to showcase your knowledge on ... Read more...

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