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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 11 events in Swanage appear below.

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 ...
20 Dec 2019 to 05 Jan 2020

Swanage, Dorset
Get the family involved in the festive spirit. Challenges for adults and kids. Prizes for everyone! £3. 11:00 to 15:00 daily. Location: Durlston Country Park and National Nature Reserve, Lighthouse Rd, Swanage.
10 Jan 2020 to 11 Jan 2020

Swanage, Dorset
Pantomime: Dick WhittingtonDick Whittington goes off to London to seek his fortune. Guided by Fairy Bow-Bells, Dick and his pet cat, Tom, try to rid the world of rats, in particular the villainous King and Queen Rat and their evil little Ratlings. Dick hopes to win the hand of Alice, daughter of Alderman Fitzwarren and step-mother Madame Sheree Gateau. Dick and Tom have to brave King Rat’s magical tail, a terrible shipwreck and Ice Queen Vanilla and the odd Yeti of the polar regions to finally win the day. A ...
17 Jan 2020 to 18 Jan 2020

Swanage, Dorset
Pantomime: Dick WhittingtonDick Whittington goes off to London to seek his fortune. Guided by Fairy Bow-Bells, Dick and his pet cat, Tom, try to rid the world of rats, in particular the villainous King and Queen Rat and their evil little Ratlings. Dick hopes to win the hand of Alice, daughter of Alderman Fitzwarren and step-mother Madame Sheree Gateau. Dick and Tom have to brave King Rat’s magical tail, a terrible shipwreck and Ice Queen Vanilla and the odd Yeti of the polar regions to finally win the day. A ...
06 Feb 2020 to 08 Feb 2020

Swanage, Dorset
Musical: FameThis year's Swanage School Production is FAME. Venue: Mowlem Theatre Doors Open at 7:00PM Starts at 7:30PM
02 Apr 2020 to 04 Apr 2020

Swanage, Dorset
Musical Theatre: Blitz!Blitz! Is Lionel Bart’s follow up to the hit musical Oliver! based on his own childhood experiences in the East End during the Second World War. It’s 1940 and the East End of London is taking a terrible pounding from Hitler's bombs. Life, however, goes on, centering around Mrs Blitztein and her large family, especially her petty-criminal son Harry and her beautiful daughter Carol. They are all fighting their own particular battles with neighbours and authorities alike but whatever life ...
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2 Dec 2019
Dorset Beaches Dorset is surrounded by an 88-mile stretch of quite remarkable coastline. One of the pleasures of visiting (or living in) Dorset is that you’re never too far away from the beach – whichever beach that may be, because there’s plenty! And by plenty, we mean loads! There are the major beaches such as the award-winning Bournemouth Beach and Weymouth Beach, along with the many smaller beaches such as Church Ope Cove. Take a look at some of many: Chesil ... Read more...
2 Jul 2019
Special Places to Stay in Dorset by the Sea When it comes to golden beaches, stunning coastlines and picturesque harboursides, Dorset is first on the list for many. Escaping the urban lifestyle, all of this makes for a dreamy getaway. The 285km stretch of Jurassic coast is home to both vibrant and relaxing locations with offerings nothing short of spectacular. From world-famous landmarks including Durdle Door to hidden gems such as Eype Beach that sits next to West Bay, looking for special places to stay in Dorset by the ... Read more...
11 Jun 2019
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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...

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