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23 February 2019

Dorchester, Dorset
Maiden Newton Potato DayMaiden Newton Allotments Association is holding its sixth Annual Potato Day on Saturday 23rd February. In what has become a popular annual event, Maiden Newton Village Hall will open its doors between 10.30am and 2.00pm to welcome all keen gardeners, be they allotment veterans, experienced enthusiasts or complete novices who would like to talk to some experts, find helpful advice and share tips on all things gardening. You can buy your spuds by the single tuber if you only have a small ...
16 Feb 2019 to 24 Feb 2019

Dorchester, Dorset
Half Term: Superheroes WeekAt Shire Hall, dressed up kids go free!* A comic book superhero trail… can you crack the code? Test your superhero powers with our superhero tests. Every day – Make a superhero badge! (£2.00 charge applies) Tuesday and Thursday – Storytelling in the cells. *2 kids go free with every full paying adult Please check our website for times and updates.
16 Feb 2019 to 24 Feb 2019

Half-term at Kingston Maurward Animal ParkThere's FREE entry for children this half term! Activities all day. Open from 10am – 4pm
02 Mar 2019 to 03 Mar 2019

Kingston Maurward Lambing WeekendBring the family to the Lambing Weekend see the newborn lambs and enjoy a day out at the Animal Park. We are open 10am until 4pm. Admission charges apply
10 March 2019

Dorchester, Dorset
Rise & Shine Breakfast RunThis is a 2-mile route around the Dorchester area to raise money for Weldmar Hospicecare. Once you have completed your walk you can sit down with a cuppa and enjoy a freshly cooked breakfast. This is a brand new event for 2019 and for Weldmar Hospicecare. The event is open to people of all ages and will be great fun for all the family, It will be a 2-mile fun run/walk and will take place on 10th March starting and finishing at Brownsword Hall in Poundbury. The sponsored run will ...
10 March 2019

Dorchester, Dorset
The Big Picture SaleWhat do you have in your attic? Remember all those pictures you never had room to hang? Or the ones you decided you didn’t like after all? Then why not donate them to Dorchester Arts, and come along to our Big Picture Sale to find something more to your taste! If you love art, pictures and images of all kinds come and immerse yourself in an afternoon devoted to the visual arts. As well as a sale of donated pictures of all shapes, sizes, types and tastes, there will be a gallery of affordable ...
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 ...
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 ...
19 May 2019

Dorchester, Dorset
Dorchester Half MarathonWe are delighted to announce that we will be teaming-up with Dorchester Casterbridge Rotary to maintain a major running event in Dorchester. The Dorchester Half Marathon will be organised by ourselves with Casterbridge as Exclusive Charity Partners: organising fundraising for local charities as they have in previous years. FREE places are available for anyone who is willing to raise £200 in sponsorship and run for the event’s charities. Click on how to run for free in the file section ...
29 June 2019

Dorchester, Dorset
Weldmar Family Dog ShowOur annual dog show is always great fun for the family and a huge success, with 2019 being our 7th one. The dog show will be held at Joseph Weld hospice on the 29th June from 11am – 4pm. There will be plenty to do for all the family including the dogs! Throughout the day you can enter your dogs into the judging categories for £1; each category will have a first, second and third winner and they will all receive a rosette and certificate. We will have lots of stalls selling unique ...

Latest Dorchester Features

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12 Sep 2018
Halloween Events in Dorset The October half-term is now synonymous with Halloween and the themed fun that takes place. If you’re out and about in Dorset, you’ll find many a Halloween event happening, so grab your broomsticks, sharpen those fangs, and prepare to have one hell of a good time! Dorset Halloween events include everything from ghoulish ghost hunts and fright nights, to zombie invasions and sea witches! It's scary how much there is to choose from... Halloween Events Read more...
24 Jul 2018
Sunday Carvery in Dorset Let's be honest, nothing really beats a Sunday roast, and just because you're on holiday doesn't mean you have to miss out! Dorset has an ever-growing reputation as a foodie destination, and what better way to put this to the test than to sample a Sunday carvery at one of the excellent Dorset pubs and restaurants featured below. Already have a favourite place for a spot of Sunday lunch in Dorset? Let us know in the comments below! Find Your Sunday ... Read more...
24 Jul 2018
Stay Cool with Dorset's Indoor Attractions Dorset's beaches and public spaces provide plenty of opportunity to soak up the rays during a heatwave. But keep an eye out for Met Office advice and take care not to spend too long in the sun. If you're looking for indoor attractions, some shade and a cooler way to spend a day in Dorset, then take a look at a selection below. Get active with trampolining, children's soft play centres and indoor pools or explore some of the fascinating museums Dorset has to ... Read more...
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