SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, provides lifelong support to those who are serving, or who have ever served in the Royal Navy, British Army or Royal Air Force and their families. Across Dorset, more than 60 volunteers carry out some fantastic work to support veterans and their families.
A riotously funny show revealing just what happens when a glamorous French actress and her hapless assistant stage their version of Hollywood blockbuster Gladiator. Gloria Delaneuf is well-versed in mime, mask, and the mysteries of stagecraft. Her UK tour manager Josephine Cunningham is not.
A lavish family home built to resemble an Italian Palace. There’s plenty to see, from grand, beautifully detailed carvings, to intimate family souvenirs. Book your timed ticket for the house.
Normal admission applies. Both members and non-members must have a timed house entry ticket.
Every Thursday, In partnership with Moors Valley Country Park, come and join our fun, friendly and active free cycle rides from 9.30am (please arrive by 9.15am for a prompt start). These free, volunteer-led rides are a great chance to explore the local area and make new friends.
Bring the whole family together this Easter and treat your loved ones to the magic of our Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts! Get ready for two weeks of fun and discovery as you spot the first signs of spring and experience nature bursting into life at Kingston Lacy.
Enjoy the opportunity to experience Kingston Lacy park and estate on a range of beautiful estate walks throughout the year. Walks take place on the first Friday (excluding January) and 3rd Monday of each month (excluding December). Please see website for more details regarding dates, times and meeting points.
Enjoy the opportunity to experience Kingston Lacy park and estate, including some areas not normally accessible, before the grounds open to the public. The walks will be a gentle stroll of approximately 3 miles starting from the main Kingston Lacy car park. Finish in time for a coffee with the group in the caf.
Sunday 25 March 2018 at 3pm. The ladies of Canzonetta sing an hour of Sacred Music for Holy Week in the sublime setting of the Church of St. John the Baptist, Bere Regis. Guest Richard Hall. Followed by tea and cake. Free admission with retiring collection. (The church is currently closed for roof repairs.
1.7 acre, award-winning wildlife friendly garden. Swathes of crocus, primula and unusual snowdrops in spring. Many different daffodils and a tulip extravaganza with over 1000 tulip bulbs, then herbaceous borders and wild flowers. Sit by the bubbling stream or gaze at beautiful reflections in the swimming pond.
The Old Vicarage, Shaftesbury
Fri 6 Apr, Fri 13 Apr, Wed 18 Apr, Fri 27 Apr, Sun 13 May
This popular ensemble of six voices is presenting a concert ’Bach to the Beatles’. Soloists from Dorset Rural Music School. Free admission but you pay to get out! Donations for St. Michael’s Church and DRMS.
St. Michael and All Angels Church, Colehill Lane, Colehill, Wimborne Minster
Celebrate Spring on the farm. Come meet and feed baby animals, look out for the Easter Bunny, have your Face Painted and join in 4 days of Egg-cellent Easter Egg Hunts on Good Friday to Easter Monday inclusive (approx. 2.30pm start). For further information please visit Farmer Palmer’s website.
Farmer Palmers Farm Park, Wareham Rd, Organford, Poole, Dorset
Framed and unframed paintings and greeting cards for sale and a display of artists’ project work. Free entry & disabled access.
Our chosen charity for this year is Julia’s House and proceeds from a raffle for a painting by one of our leading artists will be passed to them.
Harbour Voices, a twenty-strong group of men and women, bring you a heart-warming celebration of the sea with their performance of traditional shanties and original songs recounting tales of our Dorset coast past and present.
Poole plays host to one of the South’s biggest static scale model exhibitions.
10 am to 4 pm on Saturday 14th April 2018 at Parkstone Grammar School, Sopers Lane, Poole, BH17 7EP.
Fascinating displays including aviation, military, transport, marine and sci-fi models.
Beautiful and historic garden laid out in C17 by John Tradescant and enlarged in C20, featuring several gardens surrounded by walls and yew hedges: blue and white garden, cottage style and mount gardens, water and wild garden. Many interesting plants, with fine trees and avenues.
The Netherlands National Circus.
Poole. Canford Park Arena, BH21 3AP
Tue 27th Mar - Tue 3rd April 2018
Show times. Tue 27th at 7pm, Wed & Thu at 4:45pm & 7:30pm, Fri & Sat at 2:30pm & 7pm, Sun & Mon at 12noon & 3pm, Tue 3rd at 2:30pm.
Our brand new show for 2018.
6 acres of mature gardens, grounds, views, trees and shaped hedges surrounding C16/C18 house, giving much to explore incl C12 church adjacent to garden. Large Victorian walled garden is productive and managed organically (since 1984) using ’no dig’ vegetable beds.
Organised by the garden’s charity – the Knoll Gardens Foundation, Bugs and Buds is a Saturday morning monthly toddler club.
Created to inspire a love of nature from a young age, the club encourages interaction with the garden’s many wildlife inhabitants as well as its trees and flowers.
From the team that brought you The Iranian Feast’ and Brilliance’ comes an evening of story and song from the lands of the far, far north. Brave Folk is a mystical Nordic tale fizzing with humour, about love, courage and knowing when to act.