Dorset Events

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

28 July 2017

Poole, Dorset

A different marque of car each week from 6pm on Poole Quay.

29 July 2017

Sherborne, Dorset

Leigh's annual Food Fair returns with a wonderful selection of stall holders selling a wide array of excellent local produce. Taste and buy some of the best food and drink on offer from local producers and enjoy viewing a good variety of interesting vintage and classic cars and motorbikes on display. There will also be flower displays in St. Andrew’s Church. Proceeds go to Leigh Village Hall, The Hub, Yeovil and St Andrew’s Church, Leigh and other charities. Adults £2, children ...

29 July 2017

Weymouth, Dorset

The Lions will holding their annual Street Busk in Debenhams Square, Weymouth, raising funds for their Charity Account from 10.00 am through to 3.00pm. The public will be entertained by that ever popular 50's & 60's band 'Replay' which is fronted by Lions Club member Norman Stagles plus other local musicians throughout the day.

22 Jul 2017 to 29 Jul 2017

Lyme Regis, Dorset

Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week is a week full of fun, from a Teddy Bears' Picnic, Pavement Art to Swimming in the Bay. There will be various displays, music evenings, fireworks, RAF Displays and Duck race. Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week certainly has something for everyone!

29 July 2017

Blandford, Dorset

A great family day out in this picturesque village near Blandford. Lots of music and dancing, craft stalls and demonstrations, Farmers’ Market & a big choice of refreshments All proceeds to local good causes.

26 Jul 2017 to 29 Jul 2017

Christchurch, Dorset

It’s back to the swinging sixties as the award-winning Highcliffe Charity Players get groovy with their latest musical – Made in Dagenham. Based on the much-loved British film, it’s a fun-filled, high octane, feel good show inspired by true-life events – the 1968 women’s strike at Ford Dagenham which would lead to the Equal Pay Act of 1970. So join Dagenham’s feisty sewing machinists (not to mention Prime Minister Harold Wilson and Secretary of State for Employment Barbara Castle) ...

23 Jul 2017 to 29 Jul 2017

Weymouth, Dorset

Lots going on throughout the week - check out the poster for dates and times.

28 Jul 2017 to 29 Jul 2017

Wimborne, Dorset

A NEW family festival taking place in Wimborne on 28-29 July.

27 Jul 2017 to 30 Jul 2017

Lulworth, Dorset

Dorset's favourite family festival returns!

15 Jul 2017 to 30 Jul 2017

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester, Dorset

The 27th Festival of Archaeology will take place between the 15 - 30 July 2017. Come and have a guided tour with a behind the scenes peek into our archaeology collection and archaeological papers held within the Dorset County Museum.

29 Jul 2017 to 30 Jul 2017

Weymouth, Dorset

he Medieval Combat Society will be erecting their tents around the Nothe Fort parade ground showing various crafts of the period including weaving, candle making and potage cookery. There will be Knights in armour battling each other on foot in spectacular combat clad in plate and chain mail with a variety of weapons, attended by squires and servants and watched by the King's court and their children, from the period of Edward III. There will also be archery and medieval dancing.

30 July 2017

Christchurch, Dorset

Mudeford Lifeboat Fun Day is a great day out for all the family, it's free to come along and just by spending a pound or two while you're here you'll be helping to support our local lifeboat station! LIFEBOAT AND HELICOPTER DISPLAY - by the Mudeford Lifeboat and HM Coastguard. AIR DISPLAY RAFT RACE - From the fast and furious to the elaborately decorated, watch the fantastic display of raft's racing down the infamous 'Mudeford Run'.

30 July 2017

Weymouth, Dorset

Singer Tony Lowe – An incredible afternoon with the songs of Frank Sinatra. ​(A Weldmar Hospice Event starts at 2pm, weather dependent).

28 Jul 2017 to 30 Jul 2017

Poole, Dorset

Three-day family, food and music festival held at Baiter Harbourside Park.

30 July 2017

Poole, Dorset

Join us on our waterfront terrace for the annual RNLI college Summer Fete. Activities include Lifeboat Demonstrations, Circus School, Birds of Prey, Face Painting, Street Food, Cream Teas, Pimms Tent and much much more.

30 July 2017

Dorchester, Dorset

The WARM FESTIVAL is organised by the Steve Charles Help a Friend Fund. A local charity in Dorchester, it helps people in west Dorset, Weymouth and Portland who have financial difficulties resulting from medical problems. There is live music, food stalls, bar and raffle. So bring along friends and family and relax on the lovely lawns in Borough Gardens listening to the bands. 12 noon to 7pm.

28 Jul 2017 to 30 Jul 2017

Weymouth, Dorset

The Royal Air Force Careers Weymouth Beach Volleyball Classic will take place from 28th to 30th July.

01 August 2017

Poole, Dorset

Motor Cycle event on Poole Quay from 6pm. (Photo courtesy of Christian Lawson).

02 August 2017

Dorchester, Dorset

Looking for something to do with the kids? Come and join us for a morning of messy fun at Dorset County Museum. Using the museum's displays as inspiration, can you help us create an online collection of fabulous things? We’ll provide the materials and the inspiration – you’ll create a wonderful piece to take home with you. Even better, it’s absolutely FREE thanks to sponsorship from Battens Solicitors. Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm.

02 August 2017

Christchurch, Dorset

Peppa Pig is returning to Adventure Wonderland on Wednesday 2nd August to meet & greet her fans at 10:15, 11:15, 1:00, 2:00, 3:45. So make sure you bring your camera along. Remember to mind out for muddy puddles!

02 August 2017

Swanage, Dorset

Take your pooch to this ever-popular event at Sandpit Field on Wednesday 2 August and enter them into as many classes as you like. Registration opens at 10am. Events Start at 12:15

03 August 2017

Swanage, Dorset

A full day of Dolphin Watching will take place at Durlston on 3rd August. Durlston Volunteers are dedicating their effort to the memory of John Dando, a former dolphin watcher of 27 years. Durlston Dolphin Watch was established in 1988 as many dolphins were seen from the cliff tops. At 100 feet above sea level the Durlston cliff top coast path can give views of dolphins up to a mile off shore! So far we have fourteen of our Dolphin Watchers (some of whom have been active even longer ...

03 August 2017

Poole, Dorset

Free family evening entertainment and fireworks on Poole Quay. The event welcomes thousands of revellers who enjoy live music, a host of varied street entertainment, activities for all the family, special themed nights and a spectacular fireworks finale.

04 August 2017

Bournemouth, Dorset

Starting at 10pm from Bournemouth Pier, we know you’ll love watching the skies light up! Firework dates for this year are as follows: 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th August.

04 August 2017

Bournemouth, Dorset

BCHA would like to invite you to attend its annual Festival of Wellbeing on Friday 4th August at Boscombe Gardens. A range of BCHA services and partner organisations will be offering activities such as live music and entertainment, including local band Hightown Crows, tasty food, family fun and games, raffle and lots more! This will be a great chance to find out more of what local support and wellbeing services are available in and around the Bournemouth and Boscombe area, as well as ...

04 August 2017

Poole, Dorset

A host of cars (a different marque each week) on Poole Quay from 6pm.

05 August 2017

Dorchester, Dorset

A free festival held in Queen Mother Square, Poundbury with chef demonstrations, live music, children's entertainment and, of course, plenty of delicious local food.

05 August 2017

Bournemouth, Dorset

Olly Murs, one of British music’s biggest stars, announces his huge Summer Date at Kings Park Bournemouth on 05 August 2017.

05 August 2017

Dorchester, Dorset

Celebrating cultural diversity with children's activities, multicultural food, games, dance and music. More details available from Dorchester TIC. Venue: Borough Gardens 11am to 5pm.

29 Jul 2017 to 05 Aug 2017

Swanage, Dorset

For 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.

01 Aug 2017 to 05 Aug 2017

Wimborne, Dorset

Sister Act is about a Reno lounge singer named Deloris Van Carter who witnesses her mobster boyfriend killing an employee. She is then hidden in a convent under a witness protection programme and soon makes friends with the nuns, especially Sister Mary Robert, Sister Mary Lazuras and Sister Mary Patrick. After the Mother Superior catches Deloris going out to a bar in the night followed by Mary Robert and Mary Patrick, she orders her to join the church choir. Deloris coaches the choir and ...

06 August 2017

Wareham, Dorset

The annual Companion Dog Show is back for 2017, bigger and better than ever! There's lots to enjoy, including: dog show classes, dog agility, local traders from all around Dorset, face painting, a bouncy castle, a brilliant raffle and tombola, gorgeous refreshments, and local produce as well.

05 Aug 2017 to 06 Aug 2017

Wimborne, Dorset

Bringing the exciting world of chillies to the beautiful surroundings of Wimborne in Dorset for the seventh year, the Dorset Chilli Festival is a great day out for chilli enthusiasts, food lovers and families. Held with the kind permission of the Earl of Shaftesbury at St Giles Park, we’ve lined up a glorious weekend of “chilli fiesta”, with stalls selling all things chilli, from pepper plants to cayenne condiments; seeds to ceramics; plus cooking demonstrations; talks on growing chillies; ...

06 August 2017

Wareham, Dorset

Our annual Companion Dog Show is back this year and it will be even bigger and better! Join us with your pooch on the 6th of August at our Church Knowle Centre in Dorset for a doggie packed day. The event will include a mixture of dog show classes, dog agility, local traders from all around Dorset, face painting, a bouncy castle, a brilliant raffle and tombola, gorgeous refreshments and local produce as well as much more to enjoy!

06 August 2017

Weymouth, Dorset

Party In The Park 2017 is here! Join AIR 107.2 at Lodmoor Country Park on August 6th 2017 from 12pm to 7pm for this fantastic family-friendly party and of course it's FREE entry. Enjoy a talented selection of local singers and musicians on the main stage, as well as a whole host of stalls, visual displays, charities and much more! There will also be a selection of food and drink outlets to make this the perfect summer's day.

06 August 2017

Poole, Dorset

Large and small floats will form part of the parade which will proceed along Ashley Road and end at Branksome Recreation Ground where there will be food, drink, flower show and much more.

05 Aug 2017 to 06 Aug 2017

Poole, Dorset

Set in the lovely grounds of Upton Country Park, this Family Country Show now in its 9th year with all-day entertainment including birds of prey, working dogs with the Purbeck Gun Dogs, as well as arts, crafts, gifts and food marquees.

05 Aug 2017 to 06 Aug 2017

Beaulieu, New Forest, Dorset

The Supercar Weekend is the must-see family spectacular that brings some of the world’s most exclusive and desirable motors to Beaulieu. See a display of prestigious supercars and hear their distinctive engine notes as they unleash their horsepower on the demonstration run. The Supercar Weekend is a must for all supercar enthusiasts, providing an opportunity to get almost close enough to touch these impressive motors!

07 August 2017

Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre, Wareham, Dorset

Monkey World is turning 30 on the 7th August 2017! They are inviting all their supporters to join them for a Picnic 4 Primates at the park, for a day of games, monkey-ing around and fundraising. Normal admission applies, and there is no need to book your place in advance- simply turn up on the day! Bring your own picnic, or buy one at the park, and join them to commemorate 30 years of rescuing and rehabilitating primates from all around the world.

07 August 2017

Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre, Wareham, Dorset

Join us at the park to celebrate Monkey World turning 30! Bring your own picnic, or buy one here, and enjoy a fun day of entertainment, fairground stalls, and fun kid’s activities. Exclusive 30 year goody bags and VIP guests!

04 Aug 2017 to 08 Aug 2017

Wareham, Dorset

Our 2017 exhibition will run from Friday 4th to Tuesday 8th August 2017. Venue: The Purbeck School, Worgret Road, Wareham, BH20 4PF.

08 August 2017

Poole, Dorset

Motor Cycle event on Poole Quay from 6pm. (Photo courtesy of Christian Lawson).

10 August 2017

Poole, Dorset

Family evening entertainment and fireworks on Poole Quay. The event welcomes thousands of revellers who enjoy live music, a host of varied street entertainment, activities for all the family, special themed nights and a spectacular fireworks finale.

11 August 2017

Bournemouth, Dorset

Starting at 10pm from Bournemouth Pier, we know you’ll love watching the skies light up! Firework dates for this year are as follows: 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th August.

11 August 2017

Bournemouth, Dorset

We kick off the weekend on Friday 11 August with our John Williams FilmFest - an evening which celebrates the music of the most successful film score composer of all time, featuring Star Wars, Superman, E.T., Harry Potter, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jurassic Park, Lincoln, Summon the Heroes, Jaws, Angela's Ashes, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and many more.

11 August 2017

Poole, Dorset

A different marque of car each Friday from 6pm on Poole Quay.

12 August 2017

Bournemouth, Dorset

Ten years after its first outing at Meyrick Park, the brilliant QUEEN Symphonic Spectacular returns! Bringing you all the iconic rock songs performed by stars of London’s West End including Seven Seas of Rhye, Don’ Stop Me Now, Radio Ga Ga, I Want to Break Free, We Are The Champions and of course Bohemian Rhapsody. The Saturday night will also feature the spectacular fireworks, laser, lights and pyrotechnics son et lumière which wowed audiences last summer with its stunning special effects ...

12 August 2017

Poole, Dorset

Dorset Dogs Festival is a fantastic annual celebration of dogs, green spaces and the countryside, and takes place at Upton Country Park, near Poole. A truly fun-filled day for dogs.

12 August 2017

Dorchester, Dorset

An amazing music line up, fantastic food & drink and fun for all the family. Music includes: Stereoironics, Spider Pig, Weird & Gilly, Nina Garcia, Vanilla Radio, Stress, The Lo Nos, Tequila Mockingbird, State of Undress & Loose Connections. Venue: Hintock Farm, Charminster

11 Aug 2017 to 13 Aug 2017

Bridport, Dorset

Sometimes, just sometimes, Dreams do come true. From the late 60’s to the Millennium, I, along with others whose love of Folk Music has been an integral part of life, have often dreamt of a Folk Festival, worthy of Bridport. Aug 2017 will see the realisation of that dream when we shall be blessed with an excess of 50 acts. Many you may be familiar with, others less so but collectively we have an array of Folk talent that would grace any Festival stage.

13 August 2017

Bournemouth, Dorset

Our bigger and better Family Fun Day on Sunday 13 August brings musical entertainment and participatory events for the whole family. The day includes a matinee orchestral concert and culminates in a performance with Inspiration Choir Southampton and the full BSO. There will also be plenty of things to do for all the family including creating your own music, trying out orchestral instruments and lots of other games and activities.

13 August 2017

Weymouth, Dorset

The Voice of Cool Swing, Darron Garnett and the pupils from Twirl Academy PLUS Knick Knackery!! Refreshments. Face Painting by Brewers Fayre, Lodmoor and Beefeater staff. Bone Throwing Championships!!! Venue: Greenhill Gardens

05 Aug 2017 to 13 Aug 2017

Lyme Regis, Dorset

Over 60 fun events throughout the week with a carnival procession and firework display on Saturday.

11 Aug 2017 to 13 Aug 2017

Wareham, Dorset

A large array of vintage vehicles and machinery including tractors, cars, commercials & stationary engines as well as full-size and miniature steam. There will also be plenty of trade, craft and auto jumble stalls for you to have a browse at as well as plenty of food and drink options. Worgret Road, Wareham

12 Aug 2017 to 13 Aug 2017

Tank Museum, Wareham, Dorset

Meet the Dorset Storm Troopers, watch the epic battle between the Daleks and the U.N.I.T. soldiers, and enjoy sci-fi themed talks and tours, market stalls, and props around the Tank Museum.

31 Jul 2017 to 13 Aug 2017

Poole, Dorset

Fun and entertainment for children in the Dolphin Shopping Centre from 10am to 4pm. Soft Play Crafts Sandpit

15 August 2017

Poole, Dorset

Motor cycle event on Poole Quay from 6pm.

10 Aug 2017 to 15 Aug 2017

Swanage, Dorset

Written by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn, the original writers of the classic BBC TV series, Yes, Prime Minister, brings us yet more hilarious satire and farcical performances from the corridor of power. The UK is in crisis: debt is spiralling, unemployment is on the rise, and the fragile coalition cabinet, led by Prime Minister Jim Hacker, is at breaking point. However, salvation may exist in the form of a complex pipeline deal with the oil-rich country of Kumranistan that would entitle ...

16 August 2017

Shaftesbury, Dorset

One of the largest one-day agricultural shows in the south, held on the Turnpike Showground in North Dorset. This traditional show is always held on the third Wednesday in August and regularly has an attendance of over 24,000 people.

15 Aug 2017 to 16 Aug 2017

Weymouth, Dorset

Awaiting full details.

17 August 2017

Adventure Wonderland, Christchurch, Dorset

On 17th August, the heroic pups, police pup Chase and fearless Skye, who believe “no job is too big, no pup is too small,” will be visiting their fans here at Adventure Wonderland. So come along to see these Paw Patrol Pups and don’t forget to bring your camera! The Characters will be appearing at 10:15 / 11:15 / 1:00 / 2:00 & 3:45 in our Meet and Greet Area.

17 August 2017

Poole, Dorset

Free family evening entertainment and fireworks on Poole Quay. The event welcomes thousands of revellers who enjoy live music, a host of varied street entertainment, activities for all the family, special themed nights and a spectacular fireworks finale.

18 August 2017

Bournemouth, Dorset

Starting at 10pm from Bournemouth Pier, we know you’ll love watching the skies light up! Firework dates for this year are as follows: 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th August.

18 August 2017

Poole, Dorset

A different marque of car each Friday evening from 6pm on Poole Quay.

19 August 2017

Dorchester, Dorset

The third annual Dorchester Cider Festival returns to the Borough Gardens on Saturday 19th August at 15:00. A FREE family friendly celebration of the region's finest cider producers, special guests, great food and live music throughout the day. Meet and be served by our guest cider makers and sample over 75 of their award winning tipples, from delicate elderflower infusions to leg-wobbling scrumpy and everything in between, all in the town's relaxed Victorian park atmosphere. We'll ...

19 Aug 2017 to 20 Aug 2017

Bridport, Dorset

The fun-packed extravaganza includes a grand procession which features plenty of floats and colourful walking entries. The amazing torchlight procession from Bridport to West Bay takes place on Sunday evening and is followed by live music and fireworks.

20 August 2017

Bridport, Dorset

Buckham Fair is a great, old-fashioned, vintage fair that takes place in Beaminster, Dorset, every year in August to raise funds for local charities. This family day out offers all visitors a wide variety of things to see and do, whether you enjoy the funfair, or browsing through some of the best local artisan creations, indulging in some of the finest local foods from the area, taking part in some of our many horse and dog show activities, or simply watching enjoying the spectacles in our ...

12 Aug 2017 to 20 Aug 2017

Bridport, Dorset

From Monday 14 to Friday 19 August, Burton Bradstock will be filled with folk, classical and jazz music performed by internationally acclaimed musicians and some of the brightest young stars on the UK music scene. From Saturday 12 to Sunday 20 August you’ll be able to enjoy a superb exhibition by West Country artists in the village hall.

19 Aug 2017 to 20 Aug 2017

Lyme Regis, Dorset

The festival brings together top chefs, exhibitors, locals and those who are visiting Lyme Regis. The main stage will showcase a diverse mix of interactive cookery demonstrations, talks and tastings across the weekend. In addition to this, all money raised is donated to the RNLI, the Fishermen’s Mission, Blue Marine Foundation and the Lyme Regis Sculpture Trail. Festival highlights to expect this year: Crab and mackerel supper clubs hosted by Mark Hix Chef demonstrations Masterclasses ...

20 August 2017

Weymouth, Dorset

The Fort Artillery and the Cumberland Guard from Portsmouth, will be firing their cannons, as well as demonstrating their musket, bugles, drumming and marching skills. Queen Victoria will be visiting to inspect the Troops Throughout the day there will be live firing displays with cannons, muskets and rifles - So plenty of loud bangs and the chance to inspect the guns at close quarters. A great day out for all the family, as well as military enthusiasts. There will be traditional side ...

22 August 2017

Poole, Dorset

The UK’s biggest and best weekly bike meet takes places on Poole Quay every Tuesday from 6pm. This popular motorbike event runs from the first Tuesday in April to the end of September. 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 ...

24 August 2017

Bridport, Dorset

The Melplash Agricultural Society Show is one of the South West’s premier agricultural exhibitions and is held at The West Bay Show grounds, Bridport, Dorset on the last Thursday before the August Bank holiday. There really will be something for everyone at our show. The show is packed full of exhibits including livestock, horses, homecrafts and horticulture. There are over 350 trade stands selling everything from locally produced food to tractors….and plenty in between!

24 August 2017

Poole, Dorset

Free family evening entertainment and fireworks on Poole Quay. The event welcomes thousands of revellers who enjoy live music, a host of varied street entertainment, activities for all the family, special themed nights and a spectacular fireworks finale.

25 August 2017

Bournemouth, Dorset

Starting at 10pm from Bournemouth Pier, we know you’ll love watching the skies light up! Firework dates for this year are as follows: 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th August.

25 August 2017

Poole, Dorset

A different marque of car each Friday evening from 6pm on Poole Quay.

26 August 2017

Dorchester, Dorset

Join us for the return of the Brewery Square Street Food Market. With culinary delights to be enjoyed by everyone, the market will be taking place in the Square from 10am until 5pm.

26 Aug 2017 to 27 Aug 2017

Bournemouth, Dorset

Film & Comic Con Bournemouth will be once again taking over the Bournemouth International Centre. Taking place over the weekend of Saturday 26th and Sunday the 27th of August 2017, Film & Comic Con Bournemouth promises to bring you some of your favourite stars from TV, Film and Comics as well as a whole host of fun activities including photo shoots, panels, autograph sessions and hundreds of stalls full of TV and Film memorabilia to browse.

24 Aug 2017 to 27 Aug 2017

Swanage, Dorset

Purbeck Valley Folk Festival is a small festival set on a farm on the beautiful Jurassic Coastline. We’re a festival that’s loved by everyone because there’s loads for kids to do, loads for parents and loads for the old folkies!

26 Aug 2017 to 27 Aug 2017

Blandford, Dorset

A special country fair for those interested in timber, woodcraft, the countryside and conservation. A great summer's day out for the whole family. Held at the Stock Gaylard Estate, Sturminster Newton, near Blandford.

25 Aug 2017 to 28 Aug 2017

Bridport, Dorset

A long weekend of simple camping, quality music, cider & food at austerity-busting prices! Located in the beautiful Bride Valley just a stone’s throw from the famous Jurassic Coast, beaches and the market town of Bridport. Venue: Bredy Farm, Burton Bradstock, Nr Bridport.

24 Aug 2017 to 28 Aug 2017

Blandford, Dorset

If you’re looking for an excellent fun and action-packed day out for all the family, you’ll love the Great Dorset Steam Fair. This English fair is held at the village of Tarrant Hinton, near Blandford Forum in the heart of the beautiful Dorset countryside. Further directions are superfluous. Just find the village on the map, head in that direction and follow everyone else to the show. From small beginnings this annual event has become one of the favoured places for those interested in ...

26 Aug 2017 to 28 Aug 2017

Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre, Wareham, Dorset

Every child who brings a melon for the primates receives a free Monkey World badge over the bank holiday weekend.

29 Jul 2017 to 28 Aug 2017

Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park, Weymouth, Dorset

Join the Octonauts on a brand new deep sea adventure and see the ocean in a whole new light at SEA LIFE Weymouth's Octo-Glow Explorers event from Saturday 29th July until Monday 28th August. Become an Octo-Glow Explorer in Shellington’s Octo-Glow Lab and take part in a range of interactive activities to discover how creatures of the deep use light to hide from predators, attract their prey and even talk to each other. Newly recruited sea scientists are also invited to share their findings in ...

10 Aug 2017 to 28 Aug 2017

New Forest, Dorset

Time 10am to 4.45pm Monday to Saturday, 1pm to 5pm Sunday. Held at Greyfriars, 44 Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DW Free entry, parking and wheelchair access.

08 Jul 2017 to 28 Aug 2017

Corfe Castle, Corfe Castle, Dorset

Take a step back in time to the late Tudor period (1572 to 1603), where a journey full of surprises awaits.

07 Jul 2017 to 31 Aug 2017

Blandford, Dorset

History, heritage and landscape exhibition A unique experience set in the superb Capability Brown landscape. This once-in-a-lifetime exhibition will include multi-media displays in the historic Abbey, paintings, films, photography, embroidery, games, walks and refreshments. From 7th July until 31st August Opening times 10am to 5pm ‘With lots to see and do for all the family.’ Milton Abbey is between Blandford and Dorchester off the A354.

17 Aug 2017 to 22 Sep 2017

Weymouth, Dorset

Prepare to be swept off your feet by GOSTINITSA – a rapturous and passionate new circus experience that unifies the Moscow State Circus with the glorious Golden Age of Hollywood. A show that promises to have all the spectacle and nerve-tingling, edge-of-your-seat, feats for the whole family. Lodmoor Country Park Preston Road DT4 7SX Thursday 17th to Tuesday 22nd August Thursday 7:45pm Friday 3pm & 7:45pm Saturday 3pm & 6pm Sunday 2pm & 5pm Monday 3pm & 7:45pm Tuesday 2pm & ...

08 Apr 2017 to 06 Jan 2018

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester, Dorset

Paintings and carvings by David West. David West was born in London in 1939 and studied painting and printmaking at Camberwell School of Art. Working at first as an art teacher, and then as a professional artist since 1972, he has lived and worked in Lyme Regis since 1981. West has frequently drawn inspiration from his surroundings here in Dorset – particularly in his more recent work which expresses the movement and qualities of water – and in a visual language that is both personal ...