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Organisations In and Around Dorset

Castle Players

Event Image Castle Players were formed when the new Village Hall was built in Lytchett Matravers in 1973. Our first meeting was..... See more >
Lytchett Matravers Village Hall BH16 6DD

Avon Tyrrell

Avon Tyrrell is a leading outdoor learning venue based in the New Forest National Park, dedicated to the continuous... See more >
Uk Youth Outdoor Centre, Bransgore BH23 8EE

Bridport Vegan Market

Bridport Vegan Market is a FREE community event. Join us every month at Bridport Town Hall, Dorset Everyone welcome... See more >
Bridport Town Hall, Bridport, Dorset DT6 DT6 3HA D

Fore- Adventure

Run by Jade & Dan and their helpful team of outdoor adventurers, Fore / Adventure host two hour taster sessions to... See more >
Middle Beach, Studland BH19 3AP

Tango Fandango

Event Image Learn Argentine Tango with Leonardo and Tracey - professional teachers and dancers of the improvised Argentine Tango in... See more >
The Orchid Hotel, 34 Gervis Road, Bournemouth BH1 3DH

West Bay Discovery Centre

Event Image Situated on the edge of the beach this award-winning visitor centre is located inside the former historic Methodist... See more >
Chapel on the Beach WEST BAY DT6 4EN

Centre for Pure Sound

Welcome to Centre for Pure Sound where we offer regular Divine Union Soundbaths – journeying to the healing,... See more >
Our events take place at various venues in Dorset and Soerset. 121s sessions take place at 8 Dairy Flats, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 4AQ

Zenith Theatre Company

Event Image Founded in 1990, Zenith Theatre Company has evolved into a theatrical gem based in Poole High School Theatre... See more >
Poole High School theatre, Wimborne Road, Poole BH15 2BW

Weymouth Choral Society

Event Image We are an enthusiastic Dorset-based choir of over 70 members and with a history stretching back more than 150... See more >
St Aldhelm’s Church Centre Spa Road Weymouth DT3 5EW

Art Classes For Me

Event Image Learn how to draw and paint online or in the Classroom in Bournemouth and Christchurch venues. Art Classes For Me..... See more >
27A Montague Rd, Southbourne BH5 2EW

Red Umbrella BPC

Event Image There is something badly wrong with our political system and the major political parties. There are not enough working..... See more >
BH9 1JE

Verwood and District Horticultural Society

Our friendly members are varied - some have an extensive knowledge of plants and gardening, whereas others are not so... See more >
Verwood Memorial Hall Ringwood Road Verwood BH31 7AA
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Things to do around Dorset

Here's an extended summary of delightful activities for a day out in Dorset:

1. Eat Around Shaftesbury:
- Shaftesbury, a historic working town with roots dating back to Saxon times, offers a charming day out. Don't miss the iconic Gold Hill, made famous by an advertisement for 'Hovis' bread. Enjoy spectacular views over Blackmore Vale. Explore the town's markets – Thursdays for the charter market, regular farmer's markets, flea markets, and book fairs. Take a leisurely stroll along Park Walk for panoramic vistas. For wine enthusiasts, visit Melbury Vine Vineyard, where you can learn about English wines and their growing prominence¹.

2. Visit Castles & Coast on the Isle of Purbeck:
- Hop on the steam train to Corfe Castle, an iconic defensive fortress with a rich history. Explore the castle ruins and the historic village below. Guided walks and story trails are perfect for families. Venture further into the Isle of Purbeck, where cycling allows you to appreciate the stunning landscape sustainably. Don't forget to take the scenic Breezer Bus¹.

3. Learn the History of Dorchester:
- Dorchester, the county town of Dorset, is steeped in history. Visit the Dorset County Museum to delve into local heritage, including the famous Dorset Giant, Thomas Hardy, and Roman artifacts. Explore the charming streets, perhaps stopping for a traditional cream tea or browsing independent shops¹.

4. Hive Beach to Lyme Regis Coastal Walk:
- Embark on a coastal adventure from Hive Beach to Lyme Regis. The scenic walk offers breathtaking views of the Jurassic Coast, fossil-rich cliffs, and the dramatic coastline. Explore the charming town of Lyme Regis, known for its beaches, fossils, and literary connections (think Jane Austen and Mary Anning)³.

5. Sherborne Castles & Abbey:
- Discover the historic town of Sherborne. Visit the magnificent Sherborne Castle, built by Sir Walter Raleigh, and explore its beautiful gardens. Don't miss Sherborne Abbey, a stunning medieval church with intricate architecture. Wander through the town's quaint streets and enjoy a leisurely lunch at a local eatery¹.

6. Relax at a Day Spa in Dorset:
- Treat yourself to relaxation and rejuvenation at one of Dorset's day spas. Unwind with massages, facials, and soothing treatments amidst tranquil surroundings. Whether it's a coastal spa or a countryside retreat, pamper yourself and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life¹.

Remember, Dorset offers a blend of natural beauty, history, and coastal charm – perfect for a memorable day out! 🌿🏰🌊¹³.

Source: Conversation with Bing, 30/01/2024
(1) Discover 6 Most Awesome Days Out in Dorset | Day Out in England. https://dayoutinengland.com/days-out-in-dorset/.
(2) Top 10 Free Days Out in Dorset - Visit Dorset. https://www.visit-dorset.com/ideas-inspiration/top-10-ideas/top-10-free-days-out/.
(3) Best Things To Do & Days Out In Dorset - Day Out With The Kids. https://www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk/things-to-do/south-west/dorset.