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Events and what's on in Swanage

A stunning seaside town with golden beaches and an iconic steam train railway station, the town is home to a range of exciting events.

Creative writing on Swanage pier takes place on multiple occasions throughout the summer, whilst many other attractive events are available below.

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The next 12 events in Swanage appear below.

26 Oct 2019 to 27 Oct 2019

Swanage, Dorset
Light Up Swanage Pier Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October 6.00pm – 8.00pm Come and be submerged in a colourful lighting display. With the lamp posts illuminated you will be led up to an immersive light show at the end of the Pier. Watch an amazing fire show and glow juggling display, with an array of light-up juggling props, fire-eating and blowing.
01 November 2019

Swanage, Dorset
Halloween Bistro on Swanage RailwayGet all steamed up on our spooky Halloween Special Bistro dining train! Our special Halloween-inspired menu includes gory delights such as Twisted Intestines and Hellfire Chicken, and if that is not enough our tasty desserts are bound to tempt the devil in anyone! Many of the diners on our ghostly Bistro train enter into the spirit by dressing up in ghoulish fashion. Come and join in the frightening fun. Due to popularity Advanced Booking Is Essential. Don't miss what is sure to be ...
30 Nov 2019 to 01 Dec 2019

Swanage, Dorset
Artisans on the BeachSet on Swanage seafront over the Christmas season, the beach-huts are taken over by local crafters and tradespeople all looking to sell the ideal creative gifts for you and your loved ones. From collages, photography and paintings, to vintage and retro cushions, coasters and felt goods, there's no shortage of items on offer. So come on down and see what you can find, located within the beach-huts on Swanage Shore Road beside the Tourist Information Centre right up to the clock ...
30 Nov 2019 to 01 Dec 2019

Swanage, Dorset
Santa ExpressMeet Santa on his special Swanage Railway train. During your one-hour return journey each child will receive a wrapped present from Santa, complimentary soft drink and biscuit. Mince Pie and seasonal drink for adults. There will be balloon modelling during your visit. Santa Express trains start and finish in Swanage. You cannot board or alight at any other station.
06 Dec 2019 to 08 Dec 2019

Swanage, Dorset
Artisans on the BeachSet on Swanage seafront over the Christmas season, the beach-huts are taken over by local crafters and tradespeople all looking to sell the ideal creative gifts for you and your loved ones. From collages, photography and paintings, to vintage and retro cushions, coasters and felt goods, there's no shortage of items on offer. So come on down and see what you can find, located within the beach-huts on Swanage Shore Road beside the Tourist Information Centre right up to the clock ...
07 Dec 2019 to 08 Dec 2019

Swanage Railway, Swanage, Dorset
Santa ExpressMeet Santa on his special Swanage Railway train. During your one-hour return journey each child will receive a wrapped present from Santa, complimentary soft drink and biscuit. Mince Pie and seasonal drink for adults. There will be balloon modelling during your visit. Santa Express trains start and finish in Swanage. You cannot board or alight at any other station.
13 Dec 2019 to 15 Dec 2019

Swanage, Dorset
Artisans on the BeachSet on Swanage seafront over the Christmas season, the beach-huts are taken over by local crafters and tradespeople all looking to sell the ideal creative gifts for you and your loved ones. From collages, photography and paintings, to vintage and retro cushions, coasters and felt goods, there's no shortage of items on offer. So come on down and see what you can find, located within the beach-huts on Swanage Shore Road beside the Tourist Information Centre right up to the clock ...
14 Dec 2019 to 15 Dec 2019

Swanage Railway, Swanage, Dorset
Santa ExpressMeet Santa on his special Swanage Railway train. During your one-hour return journey each child will receive a wrapped present from Santa, complimentary soft drink and biscuit. Mince Pie and seasonal drink for adults. There will be balloon modelling during your visit. Santa Express trains start and finish in Swanage. You cannot board or alight at any other station.
20 Dec 2019 to 22 Dec 2019

Swanage, Dorset
Artisans on the BeachSet on Swanage seafront over the Christmas season, the beach-huts are taken over by local crafters and tradespeople all looking to sell the ideal creative gifts for you and your loved ones. From collages, photography and paintings, to vintage and retro cushions, coasters and felt goods, there's no shortage of items on offer. So come on down and see what you can find, located within the beach-huts on Swanage Shore Road beside the Tourist Information Centre right up to the clock ...
20 Dec 2019 to 24 Dec 2019

Swanage Railway, Swanage, Dorset
Santa ExpressMeet Santa on his special Swanage Railway train. During your one-hour return journey each child will receive a wrapped present from Santa, complimentary soft drink and biscuit. Mince Pie and seasonal drink for adults. There will be balloon modelling during your visit. Santa Express trains start and finish in Swanage. You cannot board or alight at any other station.
28 December 2019

Swanage, Dorset
Winter Warm UpEnjoy a day of steam and diesel locomotives in action as our home fleet work an intensive timetable of passenger trains. The Swanage Birds Nest Buffet and Norden Kiosk will be serving hot and cold drinks, home-made cakes, confectionery and snacks. The souvenir shop at Swanage will be open. The Swanage Railway Musuem at Corfe Castle Station and Exhibition Coach will also be open.
27 Dec 2019 to 29 Dec 2019

Swanage, Dorset
Artisans on the BeachSet on Swanage seafront over the Christmas season, the beach-huts are taken over by local crafters and tradespeople all looking to sell the ideal creative gifts for you and your loved ones. From collages, photography and paintings, to vintage and retro cushions, coasters and felt goods, there's no shortage of items on offer. So come on down and see what you can find, located within the beach-huts on Swanage Shore Road beside the Tourist Information Centre right up to the clock ...
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