Dorset Events

Events for the next 30 days appear below. For full listings, please see Dorset events on the Resort Dorset website.

18 April 2019

Horrible Histories: A Brand New Barmy Britain

Christchurch

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it’s time to prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories live on stage with a brand new West End show that has never toured before - featuring all new scenes! Would you be shaken or stirred by Richard III? Mount a mutiny against King Henry VIII! See Mary Tudor knock the spots off Mary Queen of Scots! Will Queen Elizabeth I endure her terrible teeth? Would you be hanged by King James I for being a witch? Peep ...

16 Apr 2019 to 18 Apr 2019

The Tiger Who Came To Tea

Poole

A musical play adapted and directed by DAVID WOOD, based on the book by JUDITH KERR. Direct from the West End, the Olivier Award nominated smash hit show, The Tiger Who Came to Tea returns on tour, celebrating over 10 years on stage! The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger! Join the tea-guzzling tiger in this delightful family show; packed with oodles ...

19 April 2019

Silverlake Eggstreme Egg Hunt

Silverlake, Weymouth

Join us for a GPS egg hunt, egg throwing, egg painting and face painting; all included when you book with us at Habitat Escapes.

20 April 2019

Abbotsbury Food Fair

Abbotsbury

Working together with Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, we are excited to be running a Food Fair again this year! Discover over 30 stalls showcasing distinctively Dorset produce while exploring the stunning Spring colours of the gardens.

05 Apr 2019 to 20 Apr 2019

Clean Seas Weeks

Swanage

Events, 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

20 April 2019

Dorset Art Market

Dorchester

Talented Dorset artists selling originals, prints and handmade items. The perfect place to pick up something beautiful, unique and Dorset inspired. Sat 20th April 2019, 10am-2pm The Avenue Stadium, Weymouth Avenue, Dorchester.

19 Apr 2019 to 20 Apr 2019

Wareham Beerex Beer Festival

Wareham

An exhibition of over 35+ real ales and ciders from across the country. BEEREX 2019 will be held on Easter Weekend at the Wareham Masonic Hall, Howards Lane, Wareham, Dorset BH20 4HU.

19 Apr 2019 to 21 Apr 2019

Big Bournemouth Beer Festival

Bournemouth

The hugely popular Big Bournemouth Beer Festival returns to the Bournemouth International Centre. There’s something for everyone at this year’s festival with a huge range of traditional real ales complemented by a range of novelty and seasonal beers, plus the ever popular cider and perry bar and a wine bar. Food and bar snacks will also be available to purchase.

21 April 2019

Easter Bonnet Parade - Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis

Make an Easter Bonnet or just enjoy the spectacle of people in the parade wearing their Easter Bonnets. 2pm: Judging of Easter Bonnets in the Baptist Church. Easter Bonnet Parade 3pm from the Baptist Church, Broad Street, led by the Mayor finishing at the Jubilee Pavilion on the seafront. Majorettes forming part of the parade. Prizes in five age groups as well as those for ladies and gentlemen, and special prizes for the best under five entry.

06 Apr 2019 to 22 Apr 2019

Bonnets Galore

Beaulieu, New Forest

Rev up your Easter holidays! See the sights, sounds and smells of motoring history come to life as vehicles roar into action in the Beaulieu grounds, then try on bonnets of a different kind in Palace House. DAILY CAVALCADE - 3:30PM Hugely popular with Beaulieu visitors in the 1970s - 90s, we're reviving our daily cavalcade tradition for the Easter holidays. See vehicles spanning motoring history parade across the Events Arena at 3:30pm each afternoon. SEE UNDER THE BONNET Head into ...

06 Apr 2019 to 22 Apr 2019

Bouncing Bunny Easter Trail

Poole

Hop along to Poole Museum to find the hidden bunnies in the cases. Complete the trail to collect your chocolate prize. Free. Available during museum opening hours. (10am-4pm)

19 Apr 2019 to 22 Apr 2019

Brewery Square Easter Egg Hunt

Dorchester

The 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 ...

19 Apr 2019 to 22 Apr 2019

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Hardy's Cottage

Dorchester

Explore the house and garden where Thomas Hardy was born and grew up. Find the clues in a garden trail and solve the puzzle to win a Cadbury chocolate prize.

06 Apr 2019 to 22 Apr 2019

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Kingston Lacy

Wimborne

From 6 - 22 April 2019 you are invited to a special woodland adventure at Kingston Lacy. Follow the map and complete the nature activities along the way to celebrate the arrival of spring. It will be hungry work, so finish your woodland adventure with a Cadbury chocolate treat. The Easter Egg Hunt will run around the Woodland Walk between 10am - 4pm, 6 - 22 April 2019. There is no need to pre-book in advance. You will be able to pay for the hunt map at Visitor Reception (cash and ...

06 Apr 2019 to 22 Apr 2019

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts

Corfe Castle, Corfe Castle

Explore the hidden places of the medieval ruins to complete the activities and claim your chocolatey treat. You will need to use all of your senses to complete your egg hunt and discover the fun facts about the bats who call the castle and wider Purbeck their home.

06 Apr 2019 to 22 Apr 2019

Count Your Chickens Easter Trail

Dorchester

Count Your Chickens, at Shire Hall this Easter, with our family-friendly trail. Decorate Easter Egg biscuits (11am – 3pm daily) or have a go at our craft activity. Additional charge for Easter Biscuits. Normal admission applies.

19 Apr 2019 to 22 Apr 2019

Easter at Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park

Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park, Wimborne

From Friday 19th April until Monday 22nd April, hop on down and join in egg-citing Easter activities down on the farm! We are holding an Easter quiz, Easter themed Creative Arts & Crafts and meet not only our cuddly bunnies over in Pet's Corner, but the Easter Bunny who will be visiting children at midday!

05 Apr 2019 to 22 Apr 2019

Easter at Haynes

Haynes Motor Museum, Sherborne

Join us at Haynes Motor Museum over the Easter holidays for lots of fun and family activities. There will be a trail around the Museum with a chocolate prize for everyone who successfully completes the questions. There will also be a chance to meet "Bentley Bunny" over the Easter weekend. Please join us on Facebook and Instagram for regular updates and behind the scenes. This event is included within your admission ticket, which can be purchased in advance online.

19 Apr 2019 to 22 Apr 2019

Easter at Lulworth

Lulworth Castle & Park, Lulworth

This Easter visit us ‘down the rabbit hole’ for some great family fun at Lulworth Castle. Join us every day from Friday 19 to Monday 22 April between 10.30 – 5pm. Inspired by the fantastical story of Alice in Wonderland, you can expect a whole host of fun activities including themed trails, Easter hunts, crafts, bouncy castle (weather permitting, age 7+), soft play for under 4’s, crazy golf and, of course, white rabbits and Easter Eggs!! Don’t forget to go and meet the Mad Hatter ...

06 Apr 2019 to 22 Apr 2019

Easter Egg Hunt Quiz

Wimborne

Come and search for the eggy clues around the Wimborne Model Town Buildings. There's a small prize for a correct answer on your quiz sheet.This event is part of the Discover Wimborne April programme.

06 Apr 2019 to 22 Apr 2019

Easter Holiday Activities

Bournemouth

Join us at the Russell Cotes Museum during the Easter holidays for our Wind in the Willows themed activities inspired by the stories of Mole, Ratty, Badger and Toad. Lots more details about daily activities on the website.

19 Apr 2019 to 22 Apr 2019

Easter Holidays at Farmer Palmers

Farmer Palmers, Wareham

Enjoy the Easter Holidays down on the farm! A full day out every day PLUS daily egg hunts from Good Fri 19th to Easter Mon 22nd April. Spring into Easter with Farmer Palmer's, because we know family fun!

06 Apr 2019 to 22 Apr 2019

Easter Holidays at the Tank Museum

Tank Museum, Wareham

This Easter Holiday explore The Tank Museum and experience the biggest day out in history… See Tanks roll into action at 1pm every weekday, starting on Monday 8 April. Realistic lifelike explosions and expert commentary. Learn how tanks have evolved and how they are used in battle in this action. Take part in a range of family activities. Kids can also let off steam in our outdoor play area and in our inside soft play area, adjacent to our Café. Plus free family trails to keep them ...

18 Apr 2019 to 22 Apr 2019

Easter Trail at Highcliffe Castle

Highcliffe Castle, Christchurch

The Easter trail and craft activities will be back by popular demand. Join us on an egg hunt through the castle grounds followed by craft activities in the dining room. 18th-22nd April 2019- trail and crafts available 1030-3pm daily. £2.50 Trail admission and prize | £2.50 craft activity. No pre-booking required.

06 Apr 2019 to 22 Apr 2019

Go EAST at Monkey World

Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre, Wareham

Monkey World will be fundraising for their charity EAST, the Endangered Asian Species Trust, who are preparing to release 6 gibbons back into the wild in Vietnam. The gibbons have been rescued from the black market trade, and to make sure they are safe in the forest, the team need to buy new radio collars so they can track their journey back to the wild. Learn all about the work in Vietnam and join in on the stalls, trails, games & activities during the Easter holidays to help put ...

07 Apr 2019 to 22 Apr 2019

Secret Garden Easter Trail

Mapperton Gardens, Bridport

Discover the Secret Garden Easter Trail at Mapperton where tiny little doors from another world have miraculously appeared nestled among the trees in the lower garden. Behind each door live native fairies and wood elves who guard the arboretum from mischievous creatures. Children will need to crack the secret woodland code by collecting the letters noted on the tiny doors, which spells out a special word. Let Peaseblossom in the Fairy Tavern know the secret code in return for a mini ...

06 Apr 2019 to 23 Apr 2019

Dragon Egg Hunt

Christchurch

Hunt around the Red House Museum for our hidden dragon eggs and collect a chocolate coin or badge! No need to book. Suitable for all ages.

23 April 2019

Dream Machines

Poole

Motor cycles on Poole Quay from 6pm. The event creates a unique, exciting atmosphere as bikers and spectators enjoy a relaxed evening on Poole Quay. The backdrop of the quay and harbour offers the perfect location and there is a great selection of waterside cafes, bars, restaurants and food kiosks offering refreshment, many with bike night specials on their menus.

05 Apr 2019 to 23 Apr 2019

Easter Trail: Wildlife Superheroes

Swanage

An egg-citing Easter trail for kids! Head out for a superhero adventure through Durlston Country Park and return to the Castle for your prize.

05 Apr 2019 to 23 Apr 2019

Honeybrook Easter Event

Honeybrook Adventure Farm, Wimborne

Visit us at Honeybrook Adventure Farm for a fun day out for an unbeatable price. Plus everyone gets a free developed Easter photo. Look out for our giant Easter bunny and see all the adorable animals! Also included is: Easter goody bag of sweets Easter Egg hunt with great prizes Colouring competition with great prizes Slime making Go-karts, new straw play and much more!

26 April 2019

Theatre: Posting Letters to the Moon

Lyme Regis

This is a romantic, funny and very touching portrait of life during the early 1940s featuring readings of wartime letters between Oscar-nominated actress Celia Johnson (Brief Encounter) and her explorer and writer husband Peter Fleming (brother of James Bond creator Ian Fleming) posted to India and the Far East during the war ‘as far away as the moon’ working for Military Intelligence. The letters are read by their daughter Lucy Fleming (Miranda in The Archers, Survivors) and her husband ...

27 April 2019

Dorset Neon Run

Poole

The Dorset Neon Run is a 5k neon night run open to anyone over the age of 12 in the iconic Poole Park with the aim of having fun! Join up to 1,000 other neon runners and run, walk or skip the 5k route whilst lit up in neon face paint, glow sticks, glow bracelets and fluorescent tutus – whatever takes your fancy – before returning to show off your bling under UV lights and shake your thing to music at the end. This event is organised and run by Diverse Abilities, Dorset’s disability ...

24 Apr 2019 to 27 Apr 2019

Milton Musical Presents ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels'

Christchurch

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, based on the popular 1988 MGM film, takes us to the French Riviera for high jinks and hilarity. Sophisticated, suave with a good dash of mischief, this hysterical comedy features a delightfully jazzy score by David Yazbek (The Full Monty) and was nominated for a staggering 11 Tony Awards. Lawrence Jameson makes his lavish living by talking rich ladies out of their money. Freddy Benson more humbly swindles women by waking their compassion with fabricated stories ...

27 April 2019

Stargazing at Durlston Country Park

Swanage

Galaxies, 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.

23 Apr 2019 to 27 Apr 2019

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery

Poole

Ocean’s Eleven meets the Marx Brothers in this dynamite new comedy now enjoying its third year in the West End! Following the phenomenal sell-out success of their multi award-winning The Play That Goes Wrong, Mischief Theatre return with their latest fast and fabulous comedy caper, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery. A priceless diamond has been entrusted to the city bank, an institution so corrupt that even the security guards are on the take. Can it be safely stored or will it all go ...

27 April 2019

Tiger Day XI

Tank Museum, Wareham

Tiger Day XI, 27 April. In 2019 Tiger 131 will only make two appearances in our arena. As the only running Tiger I tank in the world you really can't afford to miss it! Tiger Day XI is advance tickets only. There will not be any tickets available to buy on the day. You will need a Tiger Day XI ticket to enter the Museum. Annual Passes are not valid.

24 Apr 2019 to 28 Apr 2019

From Page to Screen Film Festival

Bridport

Bridport is a hub of arts and creativity. The Bridport Prize (International Creative Writing Competition) was the core of the development of this festival dedicated to adaptations and life stories. From Page to Screen Festival aims to look at the relationship between words and film. The objectives of the film festival are to try and inspire all ages to read more, watch more and make films. From previous surveys of the festival the choice of films is the biggest draw for ticket sales, so ...

05 Apr 2019 to 28 Apr 2019

JAWSOME SHARKS EASTER EGG HUNT

Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park, Weymouth

Take a dive into the deep at SEA LIFE Weymouth this Easter and become the newest recruits of the Jawsome Rangers and fulfil the mission of finding the missing shark teeth. Guests will be tasked with helping Professor Finn locate the large Play-Doh model shark teeth in the tanks. This latest activity from SEA LIFE marks an exciting collaboration with Play-Doh, offering guests exclusive hands on creative play for hours of fun. Along the way, guests will discover facts about the different ...

27 Apr 2019 to 28 Apr 2019

Medieval craft workshops

Corfe Castle, Corfe Castle

Explore the Outer Bailey and try your hand at medieval craftsmanship. Perhaps help daub the wattle walls on the stonemasons’ lodge or make and decorate a clay tile to take home with you.

30 April 2019

Dream Machines

Poole

Motor Cycle event on Poole Quay from 6pm. The event creates a unique, exciting atmosphere as bikers and spectators enjoy a relaxed evening on Poole Quay. The backdrop of the quay and harbour offers the perfect location and there is a great selection of waterside cafes, bars, restaurants and food kiosks offering refreshment, many with bike night specials on their menus.

04 May 2019

Picnic in the Park

Weymouth

Picnic in the Park is coming to Weymouth this year too! Picnic in the Park is all about having fun outdoors, relaxing and trying out something new! Bring yourself a Picnic, listen to live music and soak up the great atmosphere. Activities being offered are FREE (for adults and children) and will include* sessions such as pilates, orienteering and yoga. Its all about using nature and outdoors to enjoy life, meet new people and learn new skills. Your welcome to pop along for part of ...

04 May 2019

Wildlife & Wellbeing Picnic in the Park

Weymouth

Our wildlife event this year is going to be bigger and better. It's a little disputed fact that nature, wildlife and the great outdoors can have a healing effect on both our bodies and minds. Consequently this year we are combining with other agencies such as Stepping into Nature, Active Ageing and Live Well Dorset to create an all-round event. Wildlife and well-being, nature and nurture, find out what the great outdoors can do for us and what we can do to help it. A chance to chat to ...

05 May 2019

Bridport Half Marathon + 5K & 10K Runs

Bridport

A return of the very popular Bridport 10km & 5km and new for 2019 Half Marathon will start and finish at St Mary's field by the football club on the western edge of Bridport. Registration is at the football club, and parking is in various car parks around the town, all of which are within 500m of registration and the start. The route will be open to traffic, however there are plenty of wide pavements, quiet roads and cycle paths to run on also with plenty of marshals around the course ...

05 May 2019

Dorset Knob Throwing

Kingston Maurward Gardens & Animal Park, Dorchester

Moores, creators of the famous Dorset Knob, and Kingston Maurward College, will assist us in supporting this unique Dorset event. As well as knob throwing there will be additional fun knob attractions including Knob Eating, Knob Painting, a Knob & Spoon Race, Guess the weight of the Big Knob, Knob Darts and a Knob Pyramid. and other more traditional entertainment will be laid on to make this a really enjoyable day out with a difference. The Frome Valley Food Festival will run alongside ...

03 May 2019 to 05 May 2019

Lyme Regis Fossil Festival

Lyme Regis

The Lyme Regis Fossil Festival is an annual event for the whole family. Enjoy walks, talks, theatre, music, comedy, exhibits and lots of hands-on science for all ages. The Fossil Fair offers fun and rare fossils, minerals and jewellery. We have experts from the Natural History Museum, Palaeontological Association, British Antarctic Survey, Geological Society, Lyme Regis Museum, the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre and many more. Entry to the Festival is free, and there is a small charge ...

05 May 2019

Spring Plant Fair

Dorchester

On 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 ...

05 May 2019

Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals

Bournemouth

Direct from BBC One’s award-winning prime time TV show Strictly Come Dancing, this glamorous production will bring together some of our much-loved Strictly Professional dancers as they take to the stage to dazzle with their dance prowess. Audiences will enjoy the incredible talent of these world-class dancers as they perform exquisitely choreographed Ballroom and Latin routines with all the sequins, sparkle and stunning production values we have come to know and love! Don’t miss this ...

03 May 2019 to 05 May 2019

Teddy Rocks Festival

Blandford

Family rock festival raising money for Teddy20, a children's cancer charity. Camping available. All details on the website.

16 Feb 2019 to 06 May 2019

Jawsome Sharks

Weymouth

Take a dive into the deep at SEA LIFE WEYMOUTH this spring and become the newest recruits of the Jawsome Rangers and fulfil the mission of finding the missing shark teeth. Guests will be tasked with helping Professor Finn locate the large Play-Doh model shark teeth in the tanks. This latest activity from SEA LIFE marks an exciting collaboration with Play-Doh, offering guests exclusive hands on creative play for hours of fun. Along the way, guests will discover facts about the ...

04 May 2019 to 06 May 2019

Saxons & Vikings: Siege of Wareham

Corfe Castle

This May bank holiday, witness the sound and fury of Saxon and Viking warriors in pitched battle as they recreate the siege of Wareham. King Alfred's court and the little warrior's training school both return for 2019. Daily Programme from 10am

04 May 2019 to 06 May 2019

Saxons and Vikings: the siege of Wareham

Corfe Castle, Corfe Castle

This May bank holiday, witness the sound and fury of Saxon and Viking warriors in pitched battle as they recreate the siege of Wareham. King Alfred's court and the little warrior's training school both return. Normal admission prices apply.

07 May 2019

Dream Machines

Poole

Motor Cycle event on Poole Quay from 6pm. The event creates a unique, exciting atmosphere as bikers and spectators enjoy a relaxed evening on Poole Quay. The backdrop of the quay and harbour offers the perfect location and there is a great selection of waterside cafes, bars, restaurants and food kiosks offering refreshment, many with bike night specials on their menus.

03 May 2019 to 07 May 2019

Sherborne Abbey Festival

Sherborne

Enjoy a host of singers, bands and choirs at the Sherborne Abbey Festival. Click the website link to find out more.

11 May 2019

Mini Steam on the Quay

Poole

Poole’s Mini Steam on the Quay will see some of the most beautiful and detailed mini steam and traction engines, some which have featured on the Discovery Channel, on display and running from 10am-5pm.

09 May 2019 to 11 May 2019

The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe

Poole

Wrong will be right, when Aslan comes in sight". The Arts University Bournemouth and Kokoro present an exciting and enchanting musical adaptation of this well-loved children's story. Join Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy as they step through a wardrobe and enter a gateway into a frozen, magical world where the White Witch reigns. A world that is always winter but never Christmas, and in which animals talk and mythical creatures roam. Together they must find the courage to join Aslan the Lion ...

11 May 2019

Weldmar's Colour Run

Weymouth

Dorset’s Brightest Colour Run is back for 2019 and it also sees the return of 10 crazy obstacles! Scramble up/over/through 10 inflatable obstacles along the 4km course, as well as getting covered in colour at our Colour Stations. Our obstacles are suitable for the whole family, but little ones may need a helping hand. Taking place on Saturday 11th May, we will be holding two runs throughout the day at 11.30am and 2.00pm. Entertainment Throughout the day we will have live bands on ...

11 May 2019 to 12 May 2019

Christchurch Food Festival

Christchurch

To give you a flavour of the event, the Festival, which is a not-for-profit organisation, grows each year offering new and exciting experiences. The Festival evokes a sense of community pride and attracts over 70,000 visitors who experience a culinary adventure. During the market weekend, the High Street is transformed with stalls brimming with local delicacies. And down on the picturesque riverside setting of Christchurch Quay, the experience continues with free-to-view cookery ...

10 May 2019 to 12 May 2019

Diesel Gala

Swanage

The Diesel Gala will see an impressive line up of diesel locomotives operating on the Swanage Railway.

10 May 2019 to 12 May 2019

International Guild of Knot Tyers

Nothe Fort, Weymouth

Nothe Fort are delighted to be hosting the International Guild of Knot Tyers (IGKT) from the 10th to the 12th May 2019. Members and visitors to the Fort will be able to see the various displays and engage with Guild. The International Guild of Knot Tyers is an association of people with interests in knots and knotting techniques of all kinds. They have over a thousand members world-wide, from all walks of life, including academics, surgeons, sailors, sportsmen and women, scouters, ...

12 May 2019

Lulworth Castle Motor Show

Lulworth

Drset Blind Association’s prestigious Motor Show returns to Lulworth Castle on Sunday 12th May and it’s set to be bigger than ever before! It promises to be a fantastic day out for all; with a 20-mile motor tour around the beautiful Dorset countryside, Castle Showground with vehicle display, stall holders, kids' area plus live entertainment. The Castle Showground will be open to the public for FREE from 11:00am until 4:00pm! Come along and view the fantastic motors that will be on ...

11 May 2019 to 12 May 2019

Medieval Fool’s School

Corfe Castle, Corfe Castle

Learn new skills, play games and make mischief at the medieval Fool’s School in the Outer Bailey. Normal admission prices apply.

12 May 2019

Weldmar's Bubble Rush

Weymouth

The Bubble Rush is back for a third year following its foamtastic debut in 2017. The 2019 Bubble Rush is open to the whole family and included in the registration (for all participants age 5 years and over) is a white t-shirt for you to wear on our 4km course. As you pass through our bubble stations, you will be covered in coloured foam from yellow to pink, green to blue! You will feel like you’re in a giant washing machine! Taking place on Sunday May 12th, we will be holding two runs ...

14 May 2019

Dream Machines

Poole

Motor Cycle event on Poole Quay from 6pm. Poole Quay Dream Machines is a fully marshalled event, with a £1 entry charge per night. It is a self-funding event. The event creates a unique, exciting atmosphere as bikers and spectators enjoy a relaxed evening on Poole Quay. The backdrop of the quay and harbour offers the perfect location and there is a great selection of waterside cafes, bars, restaurants and food kiosks offering refreshment, many with bike night specials on their ...

11 May 2019 to 18 May 2019

Wimborne Literary Festival

Wimborne

Another fantastic line-up of more than 20 authors over 9 days in venues around the historic town of Wimborne Minster. Please see the website for full details.

18 May 2019 to 19 May 2019

Medieval falconry

Corfe Castle, Corfe Castle

Explore an exciting period when falconry developed into a sophisticated and noble sport with new techniques brought back from the Crusades. Witness these birds of prey demonstrate spectacular aerial manoeuvres in and around the castle ruins. Normal admission prices apply.

18 May 2019 to 19 May 2019

Spring Autojumble

New Forest

Whether you’re hunting for that elusive final part to complete your restoration or just want to soak up the atmosphere, join us for the Beaulieu Spring Autojumble. With thousands of stands bursting with automotive related bargains, those with a penchant for automotive eclectica and rummaging for rare parts will be in their element. From nuts and bolts to complete vehicles, barn finds to concours ready, you can expect to see anything and everything motor related on sale.

18 May 2019 to 19 May 2019

Spring Tide Food Festival

Bridport

Take one West Dorset seaside village on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast; combine with an eclectic mix of local food and drink, an exciting array of local producers, artisans and crafts...and what have you got?...the Spring Tide Festival of course! Join us at Hive Beach, Burton Bradstock where there’ll be lots going on over the weekend to see and enjoy, with a strong community emphasis that will offer an opportunity to discover and meet local food producers who will temp and tantalise ...

18 May 2019 to 02 Jun 2019

Artwey Open Studios

Weymouth

From 18 May – 2 June 2019 ARTWEY CIC will be running their biannual art trail OPEN FOR ART. Artwey has moved from its home territory and ventured further afield to include Dorchester, Poundbury, Weymouth and Portland and opened up to non-members. This has resulted in making it Artwey’s biggest Open Studios to date with over 80 artists and more than 40 venues taking part showcasing local artists’ work including painting, pottery, printmaking, sculpture, textiles and jewellery. Venues ...

04 May 2019 to 02 Jun 2019

Lego Explorers

Weymouth

Help our team at the Sealife Adventure Park to unlock underwater secrets - draw, build, colour, create and show what you have discovered.