Dorset Events

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

24 October 2018

Creatures of the Deep Dark Ocean

Wareham

Prepare to find out about the bizarre and creepy creatures that live in the dark depths of the ocean. Vampire squid, hatchet fish, dragon fish and other weird wildlife inhabit the most inhospitable parts of our planet. How do they survive the crushing pressure, cold and intense darkness? Learn about their crazy lives and then make one to take home with you. This is an indoor event held at the Fine Foundation Wild Seas Centre, located by the slipway in Kimmeridge Bay. Postcode: BH20 5PE. ...

24 October 2018

Film: Ghostbusters

Bridport

A team of scientists; Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd) and Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis); lose their cushy positions at a university in New York City and decide to become “ghostbusters”. They and Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson) join forces to help rid the residents of New York City of their new-found supernatural pest problem … for money, of course. After receiving a call from classical musician Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver) about her haunted apartment they ...

24 October 2018

Halloween Kids' Fun Day

Portland Museum, Portland

Are you brave enough to take a spooky stroll down Wakeham to Portland Museum’s Halloween Kids’ Fun Day? There’ll be lots of creepy crafts and supernatural snacks to keep your kids entertained and refreshed. Feel free to dress as ghoulish as you like! Tickets are £4.00 for children, adults free. To keep an eye on numbers, we are asking people to book this year as our Dino Day was very busy. Give us a bell on 01305 821804.

21 Oct 2018 to 24 Oct 2018

Jurassic Coast Art Exhibition

Bridport

Colin Bentley returns with the second year of his three-year artistic collaboration with the Jurassic Coast Trust. This exhibition will be held across four days in October (Sunday 21st – Wednesday 24th) at the beautiful Symondsbury Tithe Barn, just outside of Bridport, and is proudly supported by Symondsbury Estate. Colin will be showcasing a stunning selection of landscapes drawn from the middle section of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site between Axmouth and the Isle of ...

25 October 2018

Halloween Kids Party

Bella Ceramics, Weymouth

👻🎃🕷 Halloween Kids Party🕷🎃👻 ☠️ Fancy dress (prize for best dressed) ☠️ Pottery Painting Halloween figurine ☠️ Make Halloween Critter Slime ☠️ Halloween Milkshake & Popcorn ☠️ Halloween fun game! £12 pp suitable for ages 5yrs + payment on booking essential - please call the studio on 01305 780 343 to book your child on 🎨

24 Oct 2018 to 25 Oct 2018

Halloween Stories at Moors Valley

New Forest

A special Halloween story followed by the chance to make your own traditional besom broom. Get into the Halloween spirit with Julia Donaldson’s popular story ‘Room on the Broom’ before making your very own mini broomstick to fly away home with. Please meet at the Information Point in the Visitor Centre 5 mins before the start of the event. Booking essential. The story will be read in our Rafters room accessed via stairs, followed by the broomstick making which will be ...

25 October 2018

Spooky Scaplens

Poole

Meet our resident witch and explore some horrible handling objects on a spooky trail around Scaplen’s Court. Time: 1pm to 4pm.

25 October 2018

Theatre: Frankenstein

Highcliffe Castle, Christchurch

The nineteenth century is drawing to an end, and a brave new world is set to dawn. But the new age of enlightenment and reason will soon be challenged, and scientific fact cast under, when the charismatic preacher, Frankenstein, shocks Britons to the core with his claims. For the reverend can communicate with the dead, and those sceptics intolerant of his beliefs will soon pay for their blasphemy. We welcome back The Best Cellar theatre company for another high quality, skillful ...

25 Oct 2018 to 26 Oct 2018

Goodnight Mr Tom

Weymouth

One of the most uplifting stories ever written, Michelle Magorian’s stunning Goodnight Mister Tom is brought gloriously to life in this stage adaptation by David Wood – the UK’s ‘National Children’s Dramatist’ (The Times). Set during the dark and dangerous build-up to the Second World War, Goodnight Mister Tom follows sad young William Beech, who is evacuated to the idyllic English countryside and builds a remarkable and moving friendship with the elderly recluse Tom Oakley. All seems ...

26 October 2018

Halloween Bistro on Swanage Railway

Swanage Railway, Swanage

Get 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 ...

22 Oct 2018 to 26 Oct 2018

Spooktacular Family Fun

Farmer Palmers, Wareham

Halloween Spooktacular Family Fun at Farmer Palmer's Farm Park. Let our dressed up “BOO CREW” entertain your little ones! There's cauldrons full of family fun to be had down on the farm this Halloween Half Term! Our team are ready to give you ghoulish great service and spooktacular entertainment! Low key fang-tastic family fun for little ones! Extra spooky daily activities - more information coming soon.

23 Oct 2018 to 26 Oct 2018

Spooky Fun at Lulworth

Lulworth Castle & Park, Lulworth

Join us at Lulworth castle for spooktacular half term fun, with lots of themed activities to enjoy! Meet Merlin the magician, play in the leaf pile, hunt the bats or make a spooky mask! There will be plenty to do for all the family to enjoy!

24 Oct 2018 to 27 Oct 2018

Abbotsbury Gardens Halloween Fright Nights

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, Abbotsbury

Wednesday 24th – Saturday 27th October, 4:30pm until 9:00pm. Free face painting (scary faces), fancy dress encouraged. Come and meet the Bugs and stay for the Bug show. And do not miss scary wounds, Surgery. Why not join the fun by dressing up and prepare yourself to be both ‘tricked and treated!’

26 Oct 2018 to 27 Oct 2018

Adventure Wonderland Monster Bash

Adventure Wonderland, Christchurch

All sorts of scary and ghoulish creatures appear for the night time Monster Bash at Adventure Wonderland between 6.30-9pm on the 26/27th (pre-booking essential). Book online for 10% discount.

27 October 2018

Fancy Dress Halloween Party

Studland

It's time to freak out at the Isle of Purbeck Golf Club's annual Halloween party. With a 2-course dinner and disco you'll have a hell of a time!

27 October 2018

Fireworks Spectacular

New Forest

One of the largest firework displays in the south, choreographed to music with a range of entertainment for the whole family. Arrive early and enjoy the attractions of Beaulieu before fireworks and live entertainment. For a great value extra charge enjoy old-time fairground entertainments, including a big wheel, gallopers and a coconut shy.

27 October 2018

Ghostly Whispers Audio Tour

Bournemouth

Join us at the Russell Cotes Museum for an other-worldly audio tour through the historic house. A chilling combination of Gothic tales and ghostly sightings washed down with drinks from Annie’s Unearthly Apothecary. Tickets £9. Not suitable for children under 12 years. To book visit the Welcome Desk during opening hours, call 01202 451820 or follow the Buy tickets link on our website.

20 Oct 2018 to 27 Oct 2018

Halloween at the Blue Pool

Wareham

Enjoy spooky hunts around the Pool, then head for the Teahouse and get a special 15% discount off all refreshments all week.

27 October 2018

Halloween Bird Feeders

Portland

Make spooky bird feeders at the Chesil Beach Centre to go in your garden at Halloween. From £1 per item. Meet at the Chesil Beach Centre, Portland Road. Children must be accompanied. Pay & display car park. No booking required. Contact us on 01305 206191.

26 Oct 2018 to 27 Oct 2018

Hengistbury Head Halloween Trail

Bournemouth

Follow our very popular Halloween trail, solving clues along the way, and then collect a small prize. Starts and finishes at the Visitor Centre. 10am to 3.30pm. No need to book. £3 per child.

27 October 2018

Lewey's Trick or Treat Party

Poole

Park your brooms at the door as it’s that time of the year again. Get out your hats and broomsticks, wizard wear and ghostly get ups and come and have a fang-tastic time at our Lewey’s Halloween Trick or Treat Party on the 27th October. Join us for a fun-filled evening of entertainment, ghoulishly good grub and don’t forget, if you want a tasty sweet to eat, be sure to holler TRICK OR TREAT! Tickets include: A special appearance from Lewey and Lola, fun and games with Get Up & Groove’s ...

25 Oct 2018 to 27 Oct 2018

Mapperton Halloween Fun Days

Bridport

Hair-raisingly fantastic half-term activities for the whole family including gunge-packed game shows from Strawberry Jam’s Twitch the Witch and blood-tinged entertaining enactments from an olden days tormented Surgeon. Are your kids too young to enjoy scary evening events? Our fun days are perfect for toddlers and younger children and offer a family-friendly daytime alternative. Our garden map will hold the clues to a spooky Halloween trick or treat trail and lead you to the witch's ...

26 Oct 2018 to 27 Oct 2018

Nothe of the Living Dead

Weymouth

Though their presentation may vary, each experience shares a common thread – humankind versus zombie – a theme that Nothe of the Living Dead will continue to entertain our visitors who have the courage to participate in this event. Set in one of the UK’s most haunted attractions, Dorset’s Nothe Fort will be an immersive zombie experience that sees survivors of the new apocalypse battling their way through a web of tunnels infested with flesh devouring zombies. Along the way, each survivor ...

27 October 2018

Poole Zombie Fest

Poole

The first Zombie Fest, organised by Poole BID and Zombie Escapes HQ, will be taking over Poole High Street on Saturday, October 27, starting from 12pm. Poole Zombie Fest is a free, family-friendly day of spook-tacular activities taking place within Falkland Square, in the Dolphin Shopping Centre. All visitors are encouraged to wear zombie fancy dress and visit the special effects team and the face painting stand, where experts will be on hand throughout the day to add the finishing ...

26 Oct 2018 to 27 Oct 2018

Pumpkin Carving

Poole

Pumpkins and tools are provided, so come along to the Education Centre at Upton Country Park from 10am to 4pm and get creative! £4 per child.

12 Oct 2018 to 27 Oct 2018

Purbeck Film Festival

Wareham

The Purbeck Film Festival is the longest running rural film festival in the UK, and it takes place in over 30 venyues, including village halls, pubs, restaurants, hotels, arts centres, castles and, importantly, the Rex Cinema, Wareha; The Lighthouse Arts Centre, Poole; and Durlston Castle, Swanage. On 13th and 14th October, Stoborough Village Hall is the venue for two very different films: one is a story of a writer who forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey in the ...

20 Oct 2018 to 27 Oct 2018

Sandworld's Halloween

Sandworld, Weymouth

Pumpkin carving with a difference! How good are your skills at carving a sand pumpkin! There's also a Halloween hunt, quiz and lucky dip. There's FREE admission for those wearing full spooky fancy dress, so dig out your scariest costume and have a wicked time!

27 October 2018

Southbourne's Frankenfest

Bournemouth

Saturday 28th October - Join the spectacular spooky fun taking place in Southbourne this Halloween! All the rage with youngsters, Halloween is a spooky, special event with an excuse to get dressed up have fun, and trick or treat! Halloween is becoming more and more popular year on year in the Bournemouth coastal areas. Southbourne high street, Southbourne Grove and Fishermans Walk. From 12 noon until 10pm: Halloween Parade – 5:30pm. Music on Southbourne Grove – From 7:30pm. ...

27 October 2018

Spooktacular Halloween Fancy Dress Party

Wareham

In aid of the Jim Cronin Memorial fund, why not grab your scariest costume and enjoy a delicious dinner, take part in spooky games and throw some scary shapes to disco music. More details by clicking on the events page on the website.

27 October 2018

West Bay Fireworks

West Bay

A bonfire with fireworks and Guy Fawkes competition for the whole family to join in. Make your own Guy and bring it to the beach. Bar, hot food and live music. The evening is free of charge with any profits going towards the Christmas Tree on Harbour Green and to support local charities and groups working for the benefit of the local community. Organised by West Bay Days.

22 Oct 2018 to 27 Oct 2018

Weymouth Witch Hunt

Weymouth

Can you find the hidden witches in some of Weymouth's shops? Lots of fun and prizes to be won!

20 Oct 2018 to 28 Oct 2018

Adventure Wonderland: Home of Halloween

Adventure Wonderland, Christchurch

Adventure Wonderland's perfect for fang-tastic adventures this half-term, plus there’s a visit from everyone’s favourite monster, The Gruffalo on 23rd. The giant hedge maze becomes a mysterious and enchanted land of cobwebs, curses and creepy characters, for a family-friendly spooky adventure. (Subject to weather conditions, so don’t forget your wellies). Plus don’t miss the spooktacular new Halloween show in the Happydrome Theatre at noon and 3pm every day. For the extra brave all ...

20 Oct 2018 to 28 Oct 2018

Beaulieu Half-term Halloween Fun

Beaulieu, New Forest

Discover the fantasy and folklore of Halloween at Beaulieu this October half-term! Visit us between 20 - 28 October to see harvest festival-themed decorations in Palace House and celebrate the magic of autumn with all the family. Restless spirits have been seen and heard in Palace House over the centuries. Listen to costumed guides as they tell chilling ghost stories from the past. Younger visitors can have their face painted with a ghoulish design. What will you choose to ...

20 Oct 2018 to 28 Oct 2018

Chesil Half-Term Bird Bonanza

Weymouth

Find out about garden birds, the best things to feed them & how to ready your garden for winter Fun activities for the kids will be running all week, like making fat balls and bird feeders. Prices from £1. Meet at the Chesil Beach Centre. Children must be accompanied. The Chesil Beach Centre, Portland Road, Portland, DT4 9XE. Pay & Display car park. No booking required. Contact us on 01305 206191.

20 Oct 2018 to 28 Oct 2018

Creatures of the Night

Studland

Take part in our nature-themed Halloween trail at Studland Beach. Meet Knoll Beach Visitor Centre, Studland, BH19 3AQ from 10.30am to 3.30pm.

20 Oct 2018 to 28 Oct 2018

Creepy Crawly Count

New Forest Wildlife Park, New Forest

Complete the Creepy Crawly Quiz - 20th to 28th October at the New Forest Wildlife Park. Answer insect-related questions. £1.00 to enter and medal prize. Normal entry applies.

18 Oct 2018 to 28 Oct 2018

Enchanted Illuminations

Abbotsbury

Come and see Abbotsbury Gardens in a different light. A large section of the gardens will be lit with a wonderful array of colour. Book online and save 20% off standard admission charges. A standard garden ticket allows access during the day and also covers the Enchanted Illuminations event if visited on the same day. Normal admission applies, except to the 4 Halloween family fright nights when a different charge applies.

20 Oct 2018 to 28 Oct 2018

Find Fennel at Monkey World!

Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre, Wareham

Something spooky is happening at Monkey World- everywhere you go, there seems to be a pair of eyes watching you! Pictures of ring-tailed lemur Fennel have popped up all around the park- see if you can spot her eyes peering out at you! Get the Find Fennel trail in your activity pack for just £2 at the park entrance from 20th- 28th October. Find out what goes bump in the dark at spook stations around the park, discover creatures of the night and colour in your own loris mask- all at Monkey ...

21 Oct 2018 to 28 Oct 2018

Fossil Hunting Walks at Charmouth Coast Centre

Lyme Regis

These two-hour session start up at the Centre with a 25-minute talk from the Centre Warden about the rocks and fossils of Charmouth and how to find fossils on the beach. The group then heads out onto the beach with the wardens and spends the rest of the session looking for fossils. Charges: £8 Adult, £4 Child (2 years and under go free). All children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Meeting point: Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre Site information: Some uneven ground with ...

20 Oct 2018 to 28 Oct 2018

Half Price Half Term

Kingston Maurward Gardens & Animal Park, Dorchester

Half Price entry to Dorset local residents throughout October half term at Kingston Maurward Animal Park & Gardens! Half price entry valid for BH, DT & SP postcodes. To receive discount simply bring something with you that shows your address! (Offer valid from Saturday 20th until Sunday 28th October). Free Daily Activities – Schedule: 10.00-10.30 Pony Grooming 11.00-11.30 Meet the Alpacas 11.45-12.15 Pig Feed 13.15.13.30 Runner Duck Racing 13.45-14.15 Guinea Pig ...

20 Oct 2018 to 28 Oct 2018

Half Term Halloween at Shire Hall

Dorchester

Shire Hall will be full of scarily fun activities this half term! Throughout the half-term holidays, Shire Hall will become home to all sorts of family-friendly fun. We’ll have slippery slime-making workshops, spider trails and gruesome touchy-feely guessing games. Come around our spooky underground cells at the most haunting time of the year. On Tuesday and Thursday, join us for spooky story-telling in the underground cells, or come along to our slime-making sessions on Monday, ...

20 Oct 2018 to 28 Oct 2018

Half-term at Brownsea

Poole

Dare you enter Brownsea's haunted woods, this October half term? Set sail to Brownsea for a week of frightful fun for the whole family. Venture into the creepy copse and brave giant spiders, skeletons and ghosts. Children can flex their creativity with ghoulish crafts or snap some spooktacular pictures with our props. Head to the witches' corner at the Visitor Centre every day from 10am during half term. Meeting point: The witches' corner at the Visitor Centre Wear sensible outdoor ...

20 Oct 2018 to 28 Oct 2018

Half-term Emoji Challenge

Compton Acres, Poole

During the school holidays, at Compton Acres, we like to offer a diverse range of Children’s Garden Challenges to keep our little visitors busy while they explore our ten acres of beautiful gardens. Prying them away from their phone screens and propelling them on our latest half-term garden adventure, from Saturday 20th October to Sunday the 28th October, we are inviting little 21st century explorers to solve our exciting Emoji Puzzle! Wind your way through the enchanting Wooded ...

27 Oct 2018 to 28 Oct 2018

Halloween at Highcliffe Castle

Christchurch

This family-friendly Halloween event sees the castle come alive at night! Do the owls have some secrets to tell? The journey will see our brave visitors explore the rooms of the castle, completing fun games and activities as they go! Dates: 27th – 28th October 2018 Times: 2-7pm Where: Inside the whole castle! Tickets – £5 each and can be purchased by calling 01425 278807.

20 Oct 2018 to 28 Oct 2018

Halloween at Wimborne Model Town

Wimborne

Take part in our spooky Halloween quiz which takes place all week. On Tuesday 23rd and Thursday 25th, watch our spooky fun and magic shows with Mervyn Cole at 12 noon and 2pm.

27 Oct 2018 to 28 Oct 2018

Halloween Ghost Hunt Brewery Square

Dorchester

Our popular Halloween Ghost Hunt will be returning this year! Join us for another "spooktacular" 2-day event and spot all the images around the shops and restaurants to win a free Halloween treat! Forms can be collected from The Concierge Office opposite the Dorchester South Station. This year we are also hosting a 'best dressed' competition, awarding a prize to the child with the spookiest costume. The event will be taking donations for the development's chosen charity, Home-Start West ...

20 Oct 2018 to 28 Oct 2018

Kingfisher Barn Halloween Trail

Bournemouth

Solve the clues and win a fangtastic sur-prize! No need to book - £2.50 per child. 10am to 3pm at Kingfisher Barn Visitor Centre.

28 October 2018

Lions Beach Motocross - Weymouth Beach

Weymouth

This exciting national motocross event attracts over 250 top male and female riders from all over the country. Free to spectators - this event regularly draws in the crowds to enjoy the thrills and spills of high quality and enthusiastic riders. The sands of Weymouth are dramatically transformed into a 1-mile course of bomb holes, dare-devil jumps and sharp chicanes. All the Lions ask is that you please purchase a programme at £2 or make a donation to their Charity Fund.

26 Oct 2018 to 28 Oct 2018

Little Baby Bum Bum Live

Poole

Step into the magical and colourful world of LITTLE BABY BUM. Join Mia, Jacus, Twinkle and their Nursery Rhyme friends at the world premiere of a brand new LIVE show. An online and digital TV sensation, Little Baby Bum is the world’s largest educational YouTube channel with over 21 million subscribers and 20 billion views. Venue: Lighthouse

20 Oct 2018 to 28 Oct 2018

October Half Term

Tank Museum, Wareham

This October Half Term explore The Tank Museum and experience the biggest day out in history… See Tanks roll into action at 1pm every weekday, starting on Monday 22 October. Realistic lifelike explosions and expert commentary. Learn how tanks have evolved and how they are used in battle in this action. Experience for yourself the thrill of riding in an M548 tracked vehicle. This working example of military hardware seats 16 at a time – so the whole family can jump on together. Available ...

28 October 2018

Pre-Christmas Shopping Fayre

Bridport

Pre-Christmas Shopping Fayre at Salway Ash Village Hall on Sunday 28th October from 11am-4pm. A selection of gift and craft stalls Giant Tombola and light refreshments Free entry for the whole family. This event has very kindly been organised on behalf of Weldmar Hospicecare

28 October 2018

Pumpkin Parade

Poole

Our popular pumpkin carving and fancy dress competition is back, with categories and prizes for both children and adults! Enjoy Halloween themed crafts and activities throughout the day as well. In the Walled Garden of Upton House. 11am to 3pm. £2.50 per child.

20 Oct 2018 to 28 Oct 2018

Russell-Cotes Halloween Fun

Bournemouth

The Victorians loved this time of year, and so do we! Join us at the Russell-Cotes Museum for spooktacular crafts, workshops, trails and a ghoulish treasure hunt.

22 Oct 2018 to 28 Oct 2018

Sausages, Cider and Festive Fun

Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park, Wimborne

Join us at the Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park this October half term! It's our last week of opening this year and we are going out with a BANG!! * Local Sausages & Cider 🍏 on sale with outdoor cooking by the campfire🔥 * Children’s Treasure hunt around the farm hosted by us! * Pumpkin carving 🎃 * Horseshoe decorating 🐴 * Face painting 👩🏻‍🎨 * Air rifle shooting down at tin can alley 🎯 * Big trucks! Mighty vintage vehicle display 🚍 * Spooky play barn 👻 * Candlelit Cafe ...

25 Oct 2018 to 28 Oct 2018

Sherborne International Film Festival

Sherborne

Sherborne has had a long association with the creative arts – poets and writers have been coming here since the 18th century but actors, and more particularly, film actors, have also been connected to the town. Jeremy Irons attended Sherborne School, as did James Purefoy, Hugh Bonneville and the more recent Charlie Cox. In 2009, the Gryphon School made history as the first school in the UK to make its own feature-length film, “Far from the Madding Crowd”. We have selected 10 high rated ...

30 October 2018

Swanage Library Halloween Spooktacular

Swanage

Come and join us for Halloween fun with games, crafts and a treasure hunt! Free tickets available from the Library. Monday 30th October 5pm-6pm Ages 5-11 All welcome!

31 October 2018

Film: Ghost Stories

Bridport

Professor Phillip Goodman devotes his life to exposing phoney psychics and fraudulent supernatural shenanigans. His scepticism soon gets put to the test when he receives news of three chilling and inexplicable cases – disturbing visions in an abandoned asylum, a car accident deep in the woods and the spirit of an unborn child. Even scarier – each of the macabre stories seems to have a sinister connection to the professor’s own life. We have made this event for ages 18+ as you get a Free ...

31 October 2018

Halloween at Monkey World

Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre, Wareham

FREE entry to all children in full Halloween fancy dress on the 31st October! Join in a fang-tastic day, with spooky trails, scary storytelling and a free fancy dress competition with prizes.

29 Oct 2018 to 31 Oct 2018

Paranormal Tours

Weymouth

"Deeper Underground" Paranormal Tours of the Nothe Fort Tunnels. Adults Only (Not Suitable for under 16s) Tours last approximately one hour with a 30-minute tour of our underground tunnels and 30-minute question & answer session with light refreshments. Ticket price is £10pp available on-line only from the 10th September 2018. Tours Times are: 7pm: 8.15pm & 9.30pm. Our local paranormal expert will share some personal accounts from research conducted at the Fort as well as answer any ...

31 October 2018

Show of Hands

Bridport

The Show of Hands line-up of Steve Knightley, Phil Beer and Miranda Sykes looks a little different for their 2018 Joint Venture tour. Miranda and husband Dan are expecting their first baby in November, and so Cormac Byrne (legendary percussionist of Seth Lakeman Band fame) steps into the breach to complete the Show of Hands autumn trio and give it a fresh new sound. Expect the festival favourites along with songs from the bands upcoming album ‘Joint Venture’. SUPPORT Alden Dashwood & ...

02 November 2018

Monster Bonfire & Fireworks

Wareham

Come along to Wareham's Monster Bonfire and Fireworks night! Adults £5 and kids under 10 go free! There will be lots of entertainment for you including live music, food stalls, bar, fire show, funfair, and BBQ!

02 November 2018

Paranormal Investigations

New Forest

Join the Hampshire Ghost Club as they embark on a paranormal investigation at the historic 13th century Beaulieu Abbey, the site of many spooky spectre sightings. The strange stories and legends surrounding Beaulieu Abbey have captured the imaginations of people from all walks of life, including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who had a great interest in psychic research and made many visits to Beaulieu in search of the unexplainable. To this day, both staff and visitors to Beaulieu report ...

02 November 2018

The Full Monty Revisited

Wimborne

Are you looking for some hot stuff? The original 2CR FM Full Monty are back for one night only, for one last time – the ultimate girls night out! You can leave your hat on! In 1997, following the release of the smash hit film, Bournemouth’s former radio station, 2CR FM staged the hugely successful Full Monty Tribute! Twenty-one years later, the boys are back for one night only, for one last time – willing to go the full monty! Raising awareness of Men's Cancer and raising funds ...

03 November 2018

Bournemouth Fireworks

Bournemouth

Bournemouth’s biggest and best-loved fireworks party takes place at the Littledown Centre on Saturday 3rd November. With three firework displays, a funfair, indoor family fun and have-a-go-sports for kids it promises to be a great night.

03 November 2018

Firework Extravaganza

Sherborne

Gates open: 5pm Bonfire: 7pm Fireworks: 7.30pm How to book tickets: By telephone: 01963 364399.

03 November 2018

Theatre: Not: lady Chatterley's Lover

Lyme Regis

A laughter-filled parody of the D.H. Lawrence novel. Lady Chatterley welcomes home her husband, Clifford, from a war that has left the world in tatters. With Clifford’s legs also in tatters, he arrives at Wragby Hall confined to a wheelchair and clutching his secret. As the couple grow apart Constance falls into a passionate, sexual and curiously experimental affair with estate gamekeeper: Mellors. There will be long contemplative looks into the middle distance, moments of touching ...

01 Nov 2018 to 03 Nov 2018

Theatre: The Nightmare Room

Poole

Two women One locked room One bottle of poison A contemporary thriller adapted from a story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Helen regains consciousness, bound and blindfolded in a locked room. Her captor is her best friend Catherine. A deadly game of Russian roulette ensues. But the game – like the room – is far from what it seems ... A sinister labyrinth of betrayal and revenge, Sherlock Holmes himself would struggle to solve. Venue: The Lighthouse

20 Oct 2018 to 04 Nov 2018

Ascarium

Weymouth

Double, double – toil and trouble! Enter the Ascarium this Halloween and take a step into the creepy deep at Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park. From 20th October – 4th November, guests will be able to meet the creatures who go bump in the night and reserve their place at the Sea Witch’s cauldron. For a limited time only, potion ingredients will be scattered throughout the Ascarium. Along the way, guests will discover facts about some of the freakiest creatures of the sea, including Blob ...

04 November 2018

Festival of Remembrance

Weymouth

Following on from the success of last year, we bring you the third Festival of Remembrance to be held in the Weymouth Pavilion. The aim of the Festival of Remembrance is to commemorate all those who have lost their lives in conflicts; we aim to do that with entertainment and reflection. The theme for this year’s Festival is “Thank You” , the Legion’s Director General, Charles Byrne, said: “The end of the First World War centenary is a chance for each of us to say thank you in our own ways ...

27 Oct 2018 to 04 Nov 2018

Haunted Haynes Week

Sherborne

Join us this October half term (27th Oct - 4th Nov), for a “Spook-tacular” Halloween trail. Hunt down the pumpkins hidden amoungst the Museum's cars and bikes and unearth some fascinating Halloween facts. The Halloween trail is suitable for children of all ages.

29 Oct 2018 to 04 Nov 2018

New Forest Food & Drink Week

New Forest

The New Forest Food & Drink Week is back for a second time and will run from Monday 29th October to Sunday 4th November! Throughout the week we will be celebrating all of our fantastic Food and Drink in the New Forest! There are so many local producers who work hard every day to produce a delicious range of food and drink such as cheese, fudge, honey and even ale across the forest in addition to our fantastic farmers who provide delicious fruit, veg and other delicious produce. And all of ...

20 Oct 2018 to 04 Nov 2018

October half term

Corfe Castle, Corfe Castle

Explore our spooky All Hallows quest, learn about mysterious natural creatures & find all the missing pumpkins. Create your own creepy creature in our craft tent and get involved in traditional artisan crafts in the castle. The Great Escape (11am-3pm): Bring your own brave teddy to rescue one of our knights from the clutches of King John & help them escape down the zip wire from the Castle Keep. Trebuchet missile launch (11.30am, 12.30pm & 3pm *20-28 Oct only): Come and see how far a ...

31 Oct 2018 to 04 Nov 2018

The Shelley Frankenstein Festival

Bournemouth

The Shelley Frankenstein Festival was established to celebrate the life and works of the Shelley family, some of whom lived in the Boscombe / Bournemouth area and many of whom are buried in Bournemouth. The main Frankenstein Festival focus is 31st October - 4th November, with AUB sponsoring an academic conference for 31st Oct & 1st Nov; to be focussed in St Peter's, with keynote speakers Prof Sir Christopher Frayling and Prof Canon Elaine Graham. On the evening of Weds, 31st Oct., ...

05 November 2018

Fireworks on Poole Quay

Poole

This special evening brings a host of street entertainers plus live music to Poole Quay, leading up to a fantastic FREE fireworks spectacular display on the water. The firework finale will start at 8pm. So remember, remember the 5th of November!

05 November 2018

Gin-Fire Night

Beachside Leisure Centre, Weymouth

The new Bonfire night at The Beachside, Bowleaze Cove. Monday November 5th 2018, 5pm - 9pm Join us for our first Gin-Fire Night at The Beachside, Bowleaze Cove where you can enjoy our huge beach bonfire and watch the town's fireworks display. Bring a blanket and a chair and watch the fabulous FREE International firework display over Weymouth bay. We have ample parking and a huge area of beach so you can sit comfortably and enjoy our family-friendly event. Our wonderful Gin Bar ...

05 November 2018

Weymouth Firework Display & Bonfire

Weymouth

Guy Fawkes celebrations are one of the Borough’s biggest annual community events. Many thousands of local children with their families will gather on Weymouth Esplanade to enjoy the FREE Traditional Community Guy Fawkes Celebrations. A wealth of different family inspired Guy Fawkes events will be taking place, including Fireworks, a Guy Fawkes Competition, Fun Fair and Beach Bonfire. The climax of the evening will be a fabulous Free International Firework Display over Weymouth’s moonlit bay!

07 November 2018

Theatre: Withering Looks

Poole

LipService - Britain’s favourite literary lunatics, are back with their cult Brontë spoof Withering Looks. Specially reworked for the 200th anniversary year of Emily's birth, the classic comic duo, Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding, just couldn’t resist the urge to dust off their crinolines, wear flattering bonnets and sit at rained-lashed windows in a pale and decorative manner. Don’t miss the chance to share in the silliness too! Withering Looks takes an “authentic” look at the lives and ...

08 November 2018

Theatre: Dracula's Ghost

Highcliffe Castle, Christchurch

This spine-tingling original theatrical show tracks the vampire from king of his destruction at the hands of Van Helsing, through his many incarnations down the centuries. His sole confidante is the grieving widow of Bram Stoker, whose past and future selves are inextricably linked to the court. Theatre company: The Best Cellar When: 8th November 2018 Time: 7.30pm Where: The spooky setting of the Great Hall, Highcliffe Castle Cost: £12.50 How do I book? Call us on 01425-278807 or ...

09 November 2018

10cc in Concert

Weymouth

Among the most inventive and influential bands in the history of popular music, 10cc are one of the very few acts to have achieved commercial, critical and creative success in equal measure. Testament to 10cc’s ongoing appeal, the band can count a generation-straddling array of fellow artists, everyone from Chrissie Hynde to The Feeling’s Dan Gillespie and Axl Rose to Sophie Ellis Bextor, among their many millions of fans. I'm Not In Love, co-written by Graham Gouldman and Eric ...

10 November 2018

Cinema Museum Open Day

Christchurch

Calling all cinema enthusiasts! Step into a bygone era with a behind-the-scenes tour of the Regent projection room. Enjoy a live demonstration of our 35mm projector, which has been lovingly restored by a team of loyal volunteers. The extensive collection includes countless photographic images, old cinema posters, antique cinema fixtures and more! Ideal for anyone with an appreciation for the pre-digital days. Spaces are limited to 6 per tour - book now to avoid disappointment! ...

10 November 2018

Wimborne in Bloom Charities Fair

Wimborne

A grand Charities Fair with around 30 stalls held at the Allendale Centre from 10am to 3pm. 50p entrance fee to support Wimborne in Bloom.

04 Nov 2018 to 11 Nov 2018

Bridport Literary Festival

Bridport

The 14th Bridport Literary Festival welcomes all those who read books and love literature. BridLit goes from strength to strength and our programme of events this year has increased substantially to attract even bigger audiences of all tastes and all ages who come to Bridport from all over the country to enjoy literature.

10 Nov 2018 to 11 Nov 2018

Macmillan Christmas Shopping Fair

Dorchester

With 40 stalls offering a wide range of high-quality products, to suit most tastes and wallets, it’s an ideal opportunity to get your Christmas shopping done, under one roof. Venue: Kingston Maurward College.

11 November 2018

Swing Unlimited Big Band - We'll Meet Again 2018

Christchurch

We'll Meet Again" commemorates Remembrance with a very special concert at the Regent Centre by the fabulous 17-piece Swing Unlimited Big Band. With war-time classics by Glenn Miller, Count Basie and Duke Ellington, as well as new songs by Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra, the show re-creates the period with images, words and music. An uplifting, fun and moving event. Swing Unlimited Big Band is widely recognised as one of the most versatile and entertaining swing bands around. The ...

16 November 2018

Christmas Fair

New Forest

The annual CET Christmas Fair, held at Beaulieu, raises funds to support the work of the Countryside Education Trust. It is just the place to buy Christmas presents, stocking fillers and gifts that are just that little bit different. There are wide variety of stalls including Lime Wood Smoke House produce, books, cakes, accessories, homemade preserves, antiques, jewellery, bottles, handbags, men's gifts, gifts for garden & home, clothes, shoes and many more unique presents... Enjoy the ...

17 November 2018

Christmas Craft Fair

Wimborne

Our popular Christmas Craft Fair is on Saturday 17th November, from 10am to 4pm, in the beautiful setting of Allendale House, Wimborne. There will be over 20 different craft stalls, offering a range of superb contemporary and heritage crafts. The Craft Fair is held to raise funds for the DACA Art & Craft Grant fund, which each year provides arts and crafts grants up to a total value of £600.

17 November 2018

Diverse Abilities Firewalk

Poole

Just 20 inches of hot coals lay between you and the experience of a lifetime. You will not need any prior training as you will receive a full safety and training briefing on the night. The sensation is described by some as walking on eggshells, others as walking on hot sand. Each walker has his or her own experience (you must be aged 14+ to take part). All participants will receive: A complimentary Diverse Abilities t-shirt to wear in the challenge Dedicated support from our Diverse ...

17 November 2018

Vinyl Saturday

Bridport

Vinyl Saturdays - essential days for collectors of Rock, Pop, Folk, Blues & Jazz with a Record & CD Fair plus the chance to search shops, Saturday Market Stalls and The Art & Vintage Quarter in St Michael's area of Bridport to find more records & cds for sale.

17 November 2018

Wimborne Musical Theatre: ENCORE!

Wimborne

Wimborne Musical Theatre Society celebrates 50 years in musical theatre and to mark the occasion is producing a special concert to reprise some of the wonderful songs from the many musicals performed over these years. For this special concert the Society are delighted to have Stuart Darling as Musical Director. Stuart is well known for his work with other musical societies and theatre schools in the region. The show will be staged and choreographed by Gemma Davis and Lee ...

14 Nov 2018 to 17 Nov 2018

WOW Presents Cats - the Musical

Weymouth

Prepare to be captivated when the magical musical, CATS, leaps into Weymouth’s Pavilion Theatre. This hit show is being staged by WOW Youth Musical Theatre, the award-winning group renowned for the high quality of its professionally directed productions. Jeremy Tustin, director of WOW’s Hairspray, returns for CATS. Based on T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the show is set amongst a junkyard at night which comes alive as fabulous feline characters, including Rum Tum ...

18 November 2018

CADArts Christmas Craft Fair

Christchurch

Unique and original gifts, over 50 exhibitors and new crafts this year. Entertainment by the New Forest Players (Puss in Boots) Grand Prize Draw. 1st Prize £200. 2nd Prize £100. 3rd Prize £50. Admission £2 to include one draw ticket.

16 Nov 2018 to 02 Jan 2019

Bournemouth Christmas Tree Wonderland

Bournemouth

Spectacular Christmas tree trail, enchanting illuminations and seasonal family fun. Experience the magical display of over 100 glittering trees and illuminations. Explore the Alpine Market and skate in the enchanting Victorian Lower Gardens. Enjoy live music, entertainment and magical illuminations across the resort.