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Events and what's on in Swanage

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The next 15 events in Swanage appear below.

05 Apr 2019 to 20 Apr 2019

Swanage, Dorset
Clean Seas WeeksEvents, activities, walks, talks and displays celebrating the life and love of our seas and how we can keep them clean and safe for people and wildlife. Venue: Durlston Country Park
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.
27 April 2019

Swanage, Dorset
Stargazing at Durlston Country ParkGalaxies, star clusters, spring constellations. 9pm to 10.30pm. Weather dependent. Phone 01929 424443 on day to confirm. £3 charge. Phone 01929 424443 on the day to confirm.£3. Location: Learning Centre, Durlston 8.30pm to 10pm.
10 May 2019 to 12 May 2019

Swanage, Dorset
Diesel Gala The Diesel Gala will see an impressive line up of diesel locomotives operating on the Swanage Railway.
25 May 2019

Swanage, Dorset
Pirate Mask MakingJoin in and make yourself a pirate mask to take home with you . . . simple cutting and sticking with artist Darrell Wakelam. Just turn up and have fun. £3.00 per person. Swanage Pier - 10.00am-4.00pm
26 May 2019

Swanage, Dorset
Pirate Magic ShowsKevin Burke returns to the pier with his hugely popular Pirate Magic Show; and between shows, Kevin will be stilt-walking around the area and making balloon models... fun for kids and adults alike! Donations welcome. Swanage Pier, 10.00am-4.00pm with shows at 11.00am & 2.30pm
24 May 2019 to 27 May 2019

Swanage, Dorset
Purbeck Pirate FestivalThe Purbeck Pirate Festival will be held on 24th - 27th May at Sandpit Field, Swanage, where there will be much raiding, pillaging and plundering. There will be stalls for you to buy all the "effects" you need to become a pirate or just update/add to your wardrobe, food and beverages aplenty, as well as an assortment of other stalls, re-enactments and entertainment for all ages.
04 June 2019

Swanage, Dorset
Creative Writing on the Pier1. Journeys (Purbeck Arts Week Festival) Join Jurassic Coast (UNESCO World Heritage Site) poet-in-residence, Sarah Acton for a gentle morning of creative writing and poetry on the pier. On the theme of journeys, we’ll connect creativity and writing to sense of place by finding out more about the pier as a place where so many journeys started and ended by paddle steamer and local railway, weaving memory and imagination to travel together on the page. We’ll see Swanage Bay from the ...
25 May 2019 to 09 Jun 2019

Swanage, Dorset
Purbeck Arts Weeks FestivalOpen Studios, internationally renowned music ensembles, inspiring exhibitions, and fascinating talks come together every year for Purbeck Art Weeks Festival on Dorset’s spectacular south coast. Our annual celebration of the arts takes place in beautiful venues on the stunning Jurassic coast – a magnet for over a century for artists and those who love the beauty and character of the area. You can expect: Artist’s Open Studios displaying a wealth of diverse talent. A range of top ...
08 Jun 2019 to 09 Jun 2019

Swanage, Dorset
Swanage Fish FestivalSwanage is celebrating all things ‘fishy’ with a festival that features, food, fishing and fun. The event is all about fish, fun and LOCAL and is set in a stunning location overlooking the bay in Prince Albert Gardens, Swanage.
26 June 2019

Swanage, Dorset
Creative Writing on the Pier 2. Purbeck Stone Join Jurassic Coast (UNESCO World Heritage Site) poet-in-residence, Sarah Acton for a gentle morning of creative writing and poetry on the pier. We are taking Purbeck stone as our theme, connecting creativity and writing to the shifting living landscape to reflect on how quarrying and stone shaped lives here, weaving our own memory and imagination with the course of the stoneboats. We’ll see Swanage town and the local landscape from the pier’s-eye-view, working with the ...
30 July 2019

Swanage, Dorset
Creative Writing on the Pier The Sea Join us to celebrate National Marine Week with Jurassic Coast (UNESCO World Heritage Site) poet-in-residence, Sarah Acton for a gentle morning of creative writing and poetry on the pier. We will take the sea as our theme, using the very special vantage position of Swanage Pier to connect our writing to the coastal landscape, using memory and imagination to travel in time and over miles. We’ll see Swanage and the local seascape from the pier’s-eye-view, working with the outdoor ...
27 Jul 2019 to 03 Aug 2019

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Swanage Regatta & Carnival WeekFor one week at the end of July and the beginning of August, Swanage will be radiating to the sound, fun and excitement of the annual Regatta & Carnival, the South Coast’s Premier event. This ‘must do’ attraction has so much to offer everyone, from the magnificent two-mile carnival procession, vibrant with dance, sound and colour, to the beat of live bands playing on the Main Stage and in the carnival marquee.
03 Oct 2019 to 06 Oct 2019

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.
13 October 2019

Swanage, Dorset
Studland StampedeJoin the Studland Stampede for our 15th year! A tough off-road running event that races over heath land and sandy beaches, in the beautiful location of Studland Bay in Dorset. The 12k route offers stunning views of Old Harry Rocks, Brownsea Island and the Isle of Wight. Runners of all abilities enjoy the race but it does require an amount of determination and grit to get you through the final tough sandy miles.

Latest Swanage Features

The latest Swanage articles from Resort Dorset are previewed below.

8 Apr 2019
Easter Events in Dorset Dorset’s Egg-stravaganza of Easter Activities! The Easter holidays are upon us! Whether you’re visiting Dorset for a holiday or live here and want to explore more of your county, there’s never a shortage of places to go and activities for the kids – and big kids! – to get involved in. But what’s on? Dorset is chock full of family-friendly attractions, and many will be hosting Easter Egg Hunts or other fun activities for kids to enjoy over ... Read more...
9 Aug 2018
Music Videos Filmed in Dorset Dorset's stunning locations have featured in several high profile music videos over the years. And why not? The county is blessed with some striking landscapes and coastal scenery. Below you'll find a selection of music videos featuring Dorset, some showcase the county's sights more prominently than others, but do you know of any more? Let us know in the comments and we'll keep this page updated! Shout Tears for Fears See how Durdle Door looked in the ... 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...
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