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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 displays and more at the Bournemouth Air Festival and Weymouth Carnival, fireworks aplenty, the world-famous Great Dorset Steam Fair, music festivals such as Bestival and 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!)

Whatever your interests might be, 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.

23 March 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Rock for HeroesAre you ready to ROCK! Immerse yourself in the incredible new live music experience with Rock For Heroes. Bringing the perfect combination of your favourite Rock & Pop artist across the eras, in celebration of an incredible cause Help for Heroes. We will be collecting for this amazing cause, after every show. Performed by a full live rock band and superb singers, It’s the must see show of the year. With music from artists such as Dire Straits, Status Quo, Queen, David Bowie, Madonna, ...
22 Mar 2019 to 23 Mar 2019

Bournemouth, Dorset
The Gin To My Tonic FestivalGIN LOVERS REJOICE! This festival brings together over 100 different gins from across the UK and beyond. Each gin has been selected for its outstanding craftsmanship and flavour, with the aim of introducing you to gins you may not have encountered before. The festival is here to take you on a journey of gin discovery! Ticket prices TICKETS £11 PER PERSON, INCLUDES: Guaranteed Entry (subject to proof of ID) Gin Explorer Guide Gin Copa Glass Gin Sampling / Trade ...
23 Mar 2019 to 24 Mar 2019

Corfe Castle, Dorset
Medieval craft workshopsExplore the Outer Bailey and try your hand at medieval craftsmanship. Perhaps help daub the wattle walls on the stonemasons’ lodge or make and decorate a clay tile to take home with you.
25 March 2019

Bournemouth, Dorset
UB40 Featuring Ali Campbell and AstroFollowing the release of A Real Labour Of Love - their most successful album for 25 years – and their recent headline show at the Royal Albert Hall in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust, UB40 Featuring Ali and Astro have announced ‘A Real Labour Of Love and 40th Anniversary Tour’, a UK Arena tour for 2019. With 2019 marking 40 years since UB40 first performed live, the legendary reggae band will be celebrating with a greatest hits set that features global smashes including Red Red Wine, ...
22 Mar 2019 to 26 Mar 2019

Swanage Railway, Swanage, Dorset
Flying Scotsman Running DaysFlying Scotsman will operate 5 services a day each way between Swanage and Norden non-stop. Flying Scotsman will be hauling Car 14 Pullman Observation Car “The Devon Belle” and 6 carriages. Tickets will include travel on the “feeder service” (see below) and access to viewing areas (see below) A steam-hauled “feeder service” will operate between Norden and Swanage calling at Corfe Castle and Harmans Cross. This service can be used by those booked to travel on Flying Scotsman as well as ...
31 March 2019

Blandford, Dorset
Canine Activity DayThis brand new Margaret Green Animal Rescue event aims to give everyday dog owners the opportunity to have a taster session of different popular canine pursuits without having to pay for or commit to a block of sessions. Our workshops are open to owners of all abilities, you don’t need to have any previous experience in the activities or even a well-trained dog! The one-hour-long group workshops provide the opportunity to receive a lesson in your chosen activity run by a local canine ...
31 March 2019

Wareham, Dorset
Free Entry for Mothers at Farmer Palmer'sMothers can visit free on Mother's Day with a voucher downloaded from Farmer Palmer's website.
30 Mar 2019 to 31 Mar 2019

Corfe Castle, Corfe Castle, Dorset
Medieval knight academyTravel back in time to the 12th century and learn some of the skills you'd need to become a noble knight. Brush up on your basic squiring skills as you learn about the arms and armour of a knight. Witness devastating demonstrations of the weapons of the time and begin your training with sword, spear and shield.
31 March 2019

Corfe Castle, Corfe Castle, Dorset
Mother's Day high tea at Corfe CastleWhy not treat your mum to a day out at Corfe Castle, with a special Mother's Day high tea in the 18th-century tea-room? £9.95 (includes a selection of cakes, scones and sandwiches). Booking essential: 01929 481332
02 April 2019

Poole, Dorset
Dream MachinesMotor Cycles on Poole Quay from 6pm. Poole Quay Dream Machines is a fully marshalled event, with a £1 entry charge per night. It is a self-funding event. 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 selection of waterside cafes, bars, restaurants and food kiosks offering refreshment, many with bike night specials on their ...
04 April 2019

Christchurch, Dorset
Concert: The FureysLegends of Irish music and 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 to The Regent Centre, Christchurch on Thursday 4th April 2019. Inevitably changes have occurred over the years. Their brother Paul died suddenly in June 2002 and Finbar left the band in December 1996. However, ...
09 April 2019

Poole, Dorset
Dream MachinesMotor Cycles on Poole Quay from 6pm. Poole Quay Dream Machines is a fully marshalled event, with a £1 entry charge per night. It is a self-funding event. 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 selection of waterside cafes, bars, restaurants and food kiosks offering refreshment, many with bike night specials on their ...
10 April 2019

Corfe Castle, Corfe Castle, Dorset
Bats of Purbeck adventure walksJoin nature enthusiast Tom for a family-friendly night time exploration in and around the castle ruins. Learn about the amazing bat species who call Purbeck their home and see how many you can spot along the way. Enjoy a tasty hot chocolate when you reach the castle entrance.
12 April 2019

Christchurch, Dorset
Music: Beauties, Beasts and BarricadesCome with us on a brief journey reviewing the history of musical theatre from Old Time Music Hall to the modern day Spectaculars! Bournemouth Gilbert & Sullivan Productions presents an enjoyable and fascinating evening of solos, choruses and medleys from favourites such as 'Showboat', 'My Fair Lady', 'Die Feldermaus',and Gilbert & Sullivan's 'Iolanthe', through to the dramatic 'Les Miserables.' We will revisit much loved songs 'I could have danced all night', 'Get me to the church on ...
12 April 2019

Swanage, Dorset
Sea Fishing Taster Session Sea Fishing Taster session with a qualified Angling Coach. Learn the basic skills needed, how to identify fish species and safety. A great way to have a go at Sea Fishing, just turn up have fun and maybe catch a fish or 2!! On: Friday 12th April & Wednesday 19th April Timings: 10.30am – 12.00pm & 1.30pm - 3.00pm £5.00 per person Minimum age 10 years old All under 18’s must be accompanied by a responsible adult. All equipment and bait will be provided. Places are ...
13 April 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Bright for Sight Night RunFollowing on from its hugely popular Bright for Sight Night Run on Boscombe Seafront, Dorset Blind Association are bringing their fun run to Weymouth Seafront! They want you to help mark this special occasion by going ‘Bright for Sight’ and taking on the 5k or 10k Night Run. So get your glow sticks, head torches and neon paint at the ready! Entry is £15 per person (group discounts available). Advanced registration is essential either through eventbrite or by contacting them directly for ...
10 Apr 2019 to 13 Apr 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Musical: Chitty Chitty Bang BangJoin Weymouth Operatic Workshop's Youth Theatre for a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car. Based on the much-loved 1968 film version of Ian Fleming's children's book, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a family-friendly blockbuster that audiences will find “Truly Scrumptious.” An eccentric inventor, Caractacus Potts sets about restoring an old race car from a scrap heap with the help of his children, Jeremy and Jemima. They discover the car has magical properties, ...
13 April 2019

Swanage, Dorset
Park to Pier Walk: History and WildlifeJoin a Durlston Ranger for a stroll from Durlston Castle to Swanage Pier, and discover the history, wildlife and geology of Durlston Bay and stories of stone. £3 per person. Event Details. Start: 13 April 2019 10:30 am End: 13 April 2019 12:00 pm Venue: Durlston Country Park
14 April 2019

Bridport, Dorset
Mapperton Spring Plant FairMapperton House & Gardens' large and popular Plant Sale is held in the grounds on Sunday 14th April, 10am-4pm. Admission is just £3 per person on the gate with under 5’s free. A donation will also be made to a beneficial charity. The award-winning gardens (voted as one of top 50 of the UK) plus the house itself are open for bookable tours, and both are open to visitors (additional charges apply). With over 30 specialist stands that include gifts, garden ironware as well as a ...
14 April 2019

Portland, Dorset
Osprey Sprint TriathlonThe Osprey Sprint April race will put good use to the months of winter training you have put yourself through. 300m Pool Swim – 12 lengths of the pool starting at individual times 17k Bike – Around Portland Island, Visiting the Bill. 5k Run – Off road along Hamm Beach. This is a perfect event for a fantastic start to the 2019 season. Legacy café will be open throughout the event for spectators and competitors alike. The race will start at 08:00 with each competitor starting on an ...
16 April 2019

Poole, Dorset
Dream MachinesMotor Cycles on Poole Quay from 6pm. Poole Quay Dream Machines is a fully marshalled event, with a £1 entry charge per night. It is a self-funding event. 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 selection of waterside cafes, bars, restaurants and food kiosks offering refreshment, many with bike night specials on their ...
17 April 2019

Corfe Castle, Corfe Castle, Dorset
Bats of Purbeck adventure walksJoin nature enthusiast Tom for a family-friendly night time exploration in and around the castle ruins. Learn about the amazing bat species who call Purbeck their home and see how many you can spot along the way. Enjoy a tasty hot chocolate when you reach the castle entrance.
17 April 2019

Christchurch, Dorset
Hurn Court Opera presents W A Mozart’s Magic FluteFantastical and enchanting, Mozart’s luminous opera casts a spell on audiences of all ages. Featuring some of the UK’s most exciting young singers and a professional live orchestra, this vibrant production leads you on a touching journey in quest of love, wisdom and happiness. In a mythical land between the moon and the sun, Prince Tamino falls in love with Pamina, daughter of the Queen of the Night. But the path of love is not smooth. To win each other, the lovers must face trials and evil, ...
18 April 2019

Christchurch, Dorset
Horrible Histories: A Brand New Barmy BritainWe all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it’s time to prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories live on stage with a brand new West End show that has never toured before - featuring all new scenes! Would you be shaken or stirred by Richard III? Mount a mutiny against King Henry VIII! See Mary Tudor knock the spots off Mary Queen of Scots! Will Queen Elizabeth I endure her terrible teeth? Would you be hanged by King James I for being a witch? Peep ...
16 Apr 2019 to 18 Apr 2019

Poole, Dorset
The Tiger Who Came To TeaA musical play adapted and directed by DAVID WOOD, based on the book by JUDITH KERR. Direct from the West End, the Olivier Award nominated smash hit show, The Tiger Who Came to Tea returns on tour, celebrating over 10 years on stage! The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger! Join the tea-guzzling tiger in this delightful family show; packed with oodles ...
19 April 2019

Swanage, Dorset
Sea Fishing Taster SessionSea Fishing Taster session with a qualified Angling Coach. Learn the basic skills needed, how to identify fish species and safety. A great way to have a go at Sea Fishing, just turn up have fun and maybe catch a fish or 2!! On: Friday 12th April & Wednesday 19th April Timings: 10.30am – 12.00pm & 1.30pm - 3.00pm £5.00 per person Minimum age 10 years old All under 18’s must be accompanied by a responsible adult. All equipment and bait will be provided. Places are ...
20 April 2019

Abbotsbury, Dorset
Working 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.
19 Apr 2019 to 20 Apr 2019

Wareham, Dorset
Wareham Beerex Beer FestivalAn exhibition of over 35+ real ales and ciders from across the country. BEEREX 2019 will be held on Easter Weekend at the Wareham Masonic Hall, Howards Lane, Wareham, Dorset BH20 4HU.
21 April 2019

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.
06 Apr 2019 to 22 Apr 2019

Beaulieu, New Forest, Dorset
Bonnets GaloreRev up your Easter holidays! See the sights, sounds and smells of motoring history come to life as vehicles roar into action in the Beaulieu grounds, then try on bonnets of a different kind in Palace House. DAILY CAVALCADE - 3:30PM Hugely popular with Beaulieu visitors in the 1970s - 90s, we're reviving our daily cavalcade tradition for the Easter holidays. See vehicles spanning motoring history parade across the Events Arena at 3:30pm each afternoon. SEE UNDER THE BONNET Head into ...
06 Apr 2019 to 22 Apr 2019

Poole, Dorset
Bouncing Bunny Easter TrailHop along to Poole Museum to find the hidden bunnies in the cases. Complete the trail to collect your chocolate prize. Free. Available during museum opening hours. (10am-4pm)
19 Apr 2019 to 22 Apr 2019

Dorchester, Dorset
Brewery Square Easter Egg HuntThe 4-day Brewery Square Easter Egg Hunt is back for another year! Families are invited to Brewery Square to hunt for the Easter Egg images around the square, in return for a free prize! The Easter Egg Hunt is being held from Good Friday until Easter Monday (19-22 April) from 10am until 4pm. To enter: Collect a form on the day from the Concierge Office (we can be found opposite the Dorchester South Train Station) - Hunt for the Easter images around Brewery Square - Complete your ...
06 Apr 2019 to 22 Apr 2019

Corfe Castle, Corfe Castle, Dorset
Cadbury Easter Egg HuntsExplore the hidden places of the medieval ruins to complete the activities and claim your chocolatey treat. You will need to use all of your senses to complete your egg hunt and discover the fun facts about the bats who call the castle and wider Purbeck their home.
05 Apr 2019 to 22 Apr 2019

Haynes Motor Museum, Sherborne, Dorset
Easter at HaynesJoin us at Haynes Motor Museum over the Easter holidays for lots of fun and family activities. There will be a trail around the Museum with a chocolate prize for everyone who successfully completes the questions. There will also be a chance to meet "Bentley Bunny" over the Easter weekend. Please join us on Facebook and Instagram for regular updates and behind the scenes. This event is included within your admission ticket, which can be purchased in advance online.
19 Apr 2019 to 22 Apr 2019

Lulworth Castle & Park, Lulworth, Dorset
Easter at LulworthThis Easter visit us ‘down the rabbit hole’ for some great family fun at Lulworth Castle. Join us every day from Friday 19 to Monday 22 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!! Don’t forget to go and meet the Mad Hatter ...
19 Apr 2019 to 22 Apr 2019

Farmer Palmers, Wareham, Dorset
Easter Holidays at Farmer PalmersEnjoy the Easter Holidays down on the farm! A full day out every day PLUS daily egg hunts from Good Fri 19th to Easter Mon 22nd April. Spring into Easter with Farmer Palmer's, because we know family fun!
06 Apr 2019 to 22 Apr 2019

Tank Museum, Wareham, Dorset
Easter Holidays at the Tank MuseumThis Easter Holiday explore The Tank Museum and experience the biggest day out in history… See Tanks roll into action at 1pm every weekday, starting on Monday 8 April. Realistic lifelike explosions and expert commentary. Learn how tanks have evolved and how they are used in battle in this action. Take part in a range of family activities. Kids can also let off steam in our outdoor play area and in our inside soft play area, adjacent to our Café. Plus free family trails to keep them ...
23 April 2019

Poole, Dorset
Dream MachinesMotor cycles on Poole Quay from 6pm. 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 selection of waterside cafes, bars, restaurants and food kiosks offering refreshment, many with bike night specials on their menus.
05 Apr 2019 to 23 Apr 2019

Swanage, Dorset
Easter Trail: Wildlife SuperheroesAn egg-citing Easter trail for kids! Head out for a superhero adventure through Durlston Country Park and return to the Castle for your prize.
26 April 2019

Lyme Regis, Dorset
Theatre: Posting Letters to the MoonThis is a romantic, funny and very touching portrait of life during the early 1940s featuring readings of wartime letters between Oscar-nominated actress Celia Johnson (Brief Encounter) and her explorer and writer husband Peter Fleming (brother of James Bond creator Ian Fleming) posted to India and the Far East during the war ‘as far away as the moon’ working for Military Intelligence. The letters are read by their daughter Lucy Fleming (Miranda in The Archers, Survivors) and her husband ...
27 April 2019

Poole, Dorset
Dorset Neon RunThe Dorset Neon Run is a 5k neon night run open to anyone over the age of 12 in the iconic Poole Park with the aim of having fun! Join up to 1,000 other neon runners and run, walk or skip the 5k route whilst lit up in neon face paint, glow sticks, glow bracelets and fluorescent tutus – whatever takes your fancy – before returning to show off your bling under UV lights and shake your thing to music at the end. This event is organised and run by Diverse Abilities, Dorset’s disability ...
24 Apr 2019 to 27 Apr 2019

Christchurch, Dorset
Milton Musical Presents ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, based on the popular 1988 MGM film, takes us to the French Riviera for high jinks and hilarity. Sophisticated, suave with a good dash of mischief, this hysterical comedy features a delightfully jazzy score by David Yazbek (The Full Monty) and was nominated for a staggering 11 Tony Awards. Lawrence Jameson makes his lavish living by talking rich ladies out of their money. Freddy Benson more humbly swindles women by waking their compassion with fabricated stories ...
23 Apr 2019 to 27 Apr 2019

Poole, Dorset
The Comedy About A Bank RobberyOcean’s Eleven meets the Marx Brothers in this dynamite new comedy now enjoying its third year in the West End! Following the phenomenal sell-out success of their multi award-winning The Play That Goes Wrong, Mischief Theatre return with their latest fast and fabulous comedy caper, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery. A priceless diamond has been entrusted to the city bank, an institution so corrupt that even the security guards are on the take. Can it be safely stored or will it all go ...
27 April 2019

Tank Museum, Wareham, Dorset
Tiger Day XITiger Day XI, 27 April. In 2019 Tiger 131 will only make two appearances in our arena. As the only running Tiger I tank in the world you really can't afford to miss it! Tiger Day XI is advance tickets only. There will not be any tickets available to buy on the day. You will need a Tiger Day XI ticket to enter the Museum. Annual Passes are not valid.
27 Apr 2019 to 28 Apr 2019

Corfe Castle, Corfe Castle, Dorset
Medieval craft workshopsExplore the Outer Bailey and try your hand at medieval craftsmanship. Perhaps help daub the wattle walls on the stonemasons’ lodge or make and decorate a clay tile to take home with you.
30 April 2019

Poole, Dorset
Dream MachinesMotor Cycle event on Poole Quay from 6pm. 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 selection of waterside cafes, bars, restaurants and food kiosks offering refreshment, many with bike night specials on their menus.
05 May 2019

Dorchester, Dorset
Spring Plant FairOn Sunday 5th May, Athelhampton House will be hosting the popular Spring Plant Fair organised by Plant Heritage Dorset. The Fair will be open from 10am - 3pm and will feature a large number of independent growers from across the South and South West. There will be a wide range of plants including grasses, alpines, herbs, perennials, climbers & shrubs plus some summer bedding and basket plants. Additional features include garden ornaments and an Italian Coffee Stall. The great ...
05 May 2019

Bournemouth, Dorset
Strictly Come Dancing The ProfessionalsDirect from BBC One’s award-winning prime time TV show Strictly Come Dancing, this glamorous production will bring together some of our much-loved Strictly Professional dancers as they take to the stage to dazzle with their dance prowess. Audiences will enjoy the incredible talent of these world-class dancers as they perform exquisitely choreographed Ballroom and Latin routines with all the sequins, sparkle and stunning production values we have come to know and love! Don’t miss this ...
03 May 2019 to 05 May 2019

Blandford, Dorset
Teddy Rocks FestivalFamily rock festival raising money for Teddy20, a children's cancer charity. Camping available. All details on the website.
16 Feb 2019 to 06 May 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Jawsome SharksTake a dive into the deep at SEA LIFE WEYMOUTH this spring and become the newest recruits of the Jawsome Rangers and fulfil the mission of finding the missing shark teeth. Guests will be tasked with helping Professor Finn locate the large Play-Doh model shark teeth in the tanks. This latest activity from SEA LIFE marks an exciting collaboration with Play-Doh, offering guests exclusive hands on creative play for hours of fun. Along the way, guests will discover facts about the ...
04 May 2019 to 06 May 2019

Corfe Castle, Dorset
Saxons & Vikings: Siege of WarehamThis May bank holiday, witness the sound and fury of Saxon and Viking warriors in pitched battle as they recreate the siege of Wareham. King Alfred's court and the little warrior's training school both return for 2019. Daily Programme from 10am
04 May 2019 to 06 May 2019

Corfe Castle, Corfe Castle, Dorset
Saxons and Vikings: the siege of WarehamThis May bank holiday, witness the sound and fury of Saxon and Viking warriors in pitched battle as they recreate the siege of Wareham. King Alfred's court and the little warrior's training school both return. Normal admission prices apply.
07 May 2019

Poole, Dorset
Dream MachinesMotor Cycle event on Poole Quay from 6pm. 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 selection of waterside cafes, bars, restaurants and food kiosks offering refreshment, many with bike night specials on their menus.
03 May 2019 to 07 May 2019

Sherborne, Dorset
Sherborne Abbey FestivalEnjoy a host of singers, bands and choirs at the Sherborne Abbey Festival. Click the website link to find out more.
09 May 2019 to 11 May 2019

Poole, Dorset
The Lion, The Witch & The WardrobeWrong will be right, when Aslan comes in sight". The Arts University Bournemouth and Kokoro present an exciting and enchanting musical adaptation of this well-loved children's story. Join Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy as they step through a wardrobe and enter a gateway into a frozen, magical world where the White Witch reigns. A world that is always winter but never Christmas, and in which animals talk and mythical creatures roam. Together they must find the courage to join Aslan the Lion ...
11 May 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Weldmar's Colour RunDorset’s Brightest Colour Run is back for 2019 and it also sees the return of 10 crazy obstacles! Scramble up/over/through 10 inflatable obstacles along the 4km course, as well as getting covered in colour at our Colour Stations. Our obstacles are suitable for the whole family, but little ones may need a helping hand. Taking place on Saturday 11th May, we will be holding two runs throughout the day at 11.30am and 2.00pm. Entertainment Throughout the day we will have live bands on ...
11 May 2019 to 12 May 2019

Christchurch, Dorset
Christchurch Food FestivalTo give you a flavour of the event, the Festival, which is a not-for-profit organisation, grows each year offering new and exciting experiences. The Festival evokes a sense of community pride and attracts over 70,000 visitors who experience a culinary adventure. During the market weekend, the High Street is transformed with stalls brimming with local delicacies. And down on the picturesque riverside setting of Christchurch Quay, the experience continues with free-to-view cookery ...
10 May 2019 to 12 May 2019

Nothe Fort, Weymouth, Dorset
International Guild of Knot TyersNothe Fort are delighted to be hosting the International Guild of Knot Tyers (IGKT) from the 10th to the 12th May 2019. Members and visitors to the Fort will be able to see the various displays and engage with Guild. The International Guild of Knot Tyers is an association of people with interests in knots and knotting techniques of all kinds. They have over a thousand members world-wide, from all walks of life, including academics, surgeons, sailors, sportsmen and women, scouters, ...
11 May 2019 to 12 May 2019

Corfe Castle, Corfe Castle, Dorset
Medieval Fool’s SchoolLearn new skills, play games and make mischief at the medieval Fool’s School in the Outer Bailey. Normal admission prices apply.
12 May 2019

Weymouth, Dorset
Weldmar's Bubble RushThe Bubble Rush is back for a third year following its foamtastic debut in 2017. The 2019 Bubble Rush is open to the whole family and included in the registration (for all participants age 5 years and over) is a white t-shirt for you to wear on our 4km course. As you pass through our bubble stations, you will be covered in coloured foam from yellow to pink, green to blue! You will feel like you’re in a giant washing machine! Taking place on Sunday May 12th, we will be holding two runs ...

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