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Events and what's on in Abbotsbury

Abbotsbury is the definition of a traditional village. It's populated with thatched cottages, hillsides and iconic buildings that date back centuries ago.

The strong history within Abbotsbury has created a withstanding community that hosts events so everyone can join in on the fun, so take a look at what you can get involved in below.

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The next 6 events in Abbotsbury appear below.

28 Jun 2019 to 29 Jun 2019

Abbotsbury, Dorset
Outdoor Theatre: Far From The Madding CrowdA dramatic outdoor production based on the well-loved novel that prompted Thomas Hardy to become a full-time writer. With over 50 actors and musicians, the ever popular New Hardy Players bring to life the colourful local characters of Weatherbury. The story unfolds around Warren’s Malthouse, the Corn Exchange and Weatherbury Farm itself reflecting the full panoply of Wessex folk. This new script tells the story of Bathsheba Everdene, a head strong young woman and her entwining ...
07 July 2019

Abbotsbury, Dorset
Portesham Motor ShowAt the Kings Arms here in Portesham we host an annual Motor Show, where we have a wide variety of cars on show with prizes for the best car and a quiz. We will also have live music and delicious pizza from The Kings Shack all throughout the day. And as if that’s not enough, you could also be one of the lucky few passengers taking a 40-minute Coast Road cruise in your chosen car. Portesham is less than 2 miles from Abbotsbury, along the B3157 road.
07 August 2019

Abbotsbury, Dorset
Outdoor Theatre: Much Ado About Nothing“The course of true love never did run smooth”, but the sparring antics of Shakespeare’s erstwhile lovers, Beatrice and Benedick, provide great hilarity for the other members of the household who plot to reunite them. Against this background, another romance is almost derailed by the machinations of a jealous Duke until the local constabulary bumble upon his plans. This delicious comedy, popular for over 400 years, will be performed for you by The Festival Players acclaimed all-male Company, ...
13 August 2019

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, Abbotsbury, Dorset
Open Air Theatre: Old HerbaceousA full length, one-man play sponsored by Thompson & Morgan seeds, produced by Kick In The Head. Time: 7pm Venue: Abbotsbury Gardens
24 Aug 2019 to 26 Aug 2019

Abbotsbury, Dorset
Open-air Cinema at Abbotsbury GardensEnjoy open-air cinema in the beautiful Abbotsbury Gardens. Saturday 24th August - Mary Poppins Sunday 25th August - The Greatest Showman Monday 26th August - Grease Gates open 6pm. Films start 8pm. Film ticket prices: £12 per adult (18+) / £6 per child (4-17) Family (2 adults & 2 children) £32.40 Family (1 adult & 2 children) £21.60 Bring along a picnic blanket or deck chairs and enjoy a great evening. Hot food including a hog roast & barbecue, sweet treats & drinks ...
19 Oct 2019 to 03 Nov 2019

Abbotsbury, Dorset
Enchanted IlluminationsCome and see Abbotsbury Gardens in a different light. A large section of the gardens will be lit with a wonderful array of colour. Book online and save 20% off standard admission charges. A standard garden ticket allows access during the day and also covers the Enchanted Illuminations event if visited on the same day. Normal admission applies, except to the 4 Halloween family fright nights when a different charge applies.

Latest Abbotsbury Features

The latest Abbotsbury articles from Resort Dorset are previewed below.

11 Jun 2019
12 Unusual Things to do in Dorset In Dorset, things can get a bit quirky, but quirky often means a fun, unforgettable experience. With a wealth of history, attractions and even animals, the county offers an eclectic mix you’d struggle to find anywhere else. The rural culture that blesses the South West, along with a striking coastline, creates many unique opportunities, meaning you’ve got plenty of choices when looking for unusual things to do in Dorset. From visiting a ‘ghost village’ to ... Read more...
26 Mar 2018
Resort Dorset Magazine 2018 The popular Resort Dorset magazine for 2018 is out today. Our free title offers visitors the chance to discover all the best things to see and do across the county. Resort is packed with great attractions, activities, food and drink, shopping, events and more ideas for great days out. You'll also find lots of money-saving vouchers! Keep an eye out for the bright yellow dispensers and pick up your copy soon - they'll be found in many hotels, holiday parks, shops, ... Read more...
12 Feb 2018
Jurassic Coast Covering 95 miles, from Orcombe Point in east Devon to Old Harry Rocks in Dorset, the Jurassic Coast is an unprecedented place where the history from millions of years is lying beneath your feet. In 2001, the coastline was listed as one of the UNESCO’s natural World Heritage sites due to it being one of the most significant Earth Science locations in the world. This is the only place in the world where the geology, exposed in cliffs for all to see, is a near-continuous ... Read more...
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