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Today to Mon 18 Jun, by distance, closest first.    

More details - Bridport Ceilidhs, Sat 2nd June
For the first time at Bridport Ceilidhs, local band "Up and Running" paired with the experienced caller Sibby. A fun evening’s dancing, no experience or partner required, all dances will be walked and talked through and called throughout.
Church House (St Marys) Hall, South Street, Bridport
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Braddocks - Open Garden for NGS
3 acres of plant-packed sloping gardens, conceived, planted and looked after by owner. ’A feast of a garden at all times of the year’. Wild flower meadows and water. Herbaceous, underplanted shrubs and roses of all types and hues. Shady woodland garden and fine mature specimen trees.
Braddocks, Bridport
Tue 12 Jun

More details - Slape Manor - Open Garden for NGS
River valley garden with spacious lawns and primula fringed streams down to lake. Walk over the stream with magnificent hostas, gunneras and horizontal cryptomeria Japonica Elegans, and around the lake. Admire the mature wellingtonias, ancient wisterias, rhododendrons and planting around the house.
Slape Manor, Netherbury
Sun 27 May

More details - Well Cottage - Open Garden for NGS
1 acre garden brought back to life over last 5½ yrs. There is now much more light after some trees were taken down and new areas have been cultivated. The planting is intended to be natural and the emphasis is very much on colour.
Well Cottage, Bridport
Today

More details - The Old Rectory, Netherbury - Open Garden for NGS
5 acre garden developed by present owners over last 20 yrs. Formal areas with topiary near house, naturalistic planting elsewhere. Many bulbs including fritillaries, erythroniums, tulips and wood anemones. Extensive bog garden with pond and stream planted with candelabra primroses and other moisture lovers.
The Old Rectory, Netherbury, Beaminster
Tue 22 May

More details - Allington Strings Summer Concert
Allington Strings, under their new conductor, Mark Westwood, welcome Jonathan Delbridge as piano soloist in their summer concert at St Mary’s Church, Beaminster on the 10th of June 2018 at 3pm. Jonathan will be performing Haydn’s Piano Concert no. 11 in D major and Faure’s Eclogue.
St Mary’s church, Church St, Beaminster, Dorset
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Mary Anning Day
Emerald Ant in the museum playing Anning and the scientists characters (all day) Jurassic CSI (12 to 4 pm) - an activity based around a criminal investigation in the Learning Centre. Our visitors will be able to look at fossil remains, and help work out who the killer, the predator was!
Bridge Street, Lyme Regis Dorset
Sat 26 May

More details - Dorset Street Food Festival
STREET FOOD WAREHOUSE COMES TO DORSET! Register your FREE ticket here: www.streetfoodwarehouse.co.uk/events/dorset-street-food-festival/ Dorset Street Food Festival is coming to Lyme Regis for a glorious bank holiday weekend of fantastic fresh food and delicious drinks!
Marine Parade, Lyme Regis
Sat 26 May to Mon 28 May

More details - Living Spit: One Man & His Cow - A Play, A Pie and A Pint!
A man. A cow. A shed load of trouble. Trevor loves Judy. Judy loves Trevor. They’re best mates. Trouble is, Trevor’s family don’t approve. They think that Trevor should leave his prize cow alone and get on with looking after his farm.
Drimpton Village Hall Chard Road Drimpton Beaminster
Thu 7 Jun

More details - Rampisham Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Parking signed at village hall and in field opp church. This beautiful historic village hosts a wide variety of gardens with 8 hidden gems and several open for the first time, incl some large well established gardens and smaller cottage gardens.
Rampisham Gardens, Rampisham
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Little Cliff - Open Garden for NGS
S-facing seaward, Little Cliff looks out over spectacular views of Lyme Bay. Spacious garden sloping down hillside through series of garden rooms where visual treats unfold. Vibrant herbaceous borders incl hot garden and bog garden intermingled with mature specimen trees, shrubs and wall climbers.
Little Cliff, Lyme Regis
Thu 7 Jun, Sun 10 Jun

More details - Corscombe Fest
Corscombe Fest - Fun and Music all day long Saturday 9th June 2018 1-8pm The Fest is a lovely traditional event, there is truly something for everyone. Set in the grounds of Corscombe Court with its Moat it’s a unique place for a day out. A superb family day out, the very best in the area.
Corscombe Court, Corscombe, Dorset
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Stable Court - Open Garden for NGS
This exuberant garden was begun in 2010. Extending to about 1½ acres, it is naturalistic in style with a shrubbery, gravel garden, wild garden and pond where many trees have been planted. Overflowing with roses scrambling up trees, over hedges and walls.
Stable Court, Dorchester
Wed 6 Jun, Sun 10 Jun

More details - Norwood House - Open Garden for NGS
Our garden is hidden away in a stunning West Dorset Valley surrounded by our small family estate. We started our landscaping adventure from scratch in 2011. Today the glorious purple, pink and white borders surround the house and lawn. Many varieties of geranium and other perennials, grasses, shrubs and a rockery.
Norwood House, Dorchester
Sun 17 Jun, Thu 21 Jun

More details - River Cottage Food Fair 2018
The Food Fair is a real family occasion and ALL under 16s can come for free. It is packed full of activities and family fun - from chef demos, artisan food stalls, kids’ workshops, talks and live music, to garden and foraging tours.
River Cottage HQ Park Farm Trinity Hill Road
Sat 26 May and Sun 27 May

More details - Pizza Making Workshop
Join us for a pizza making workshop at Forde Abbey, where you’ll be rolling up your sleeves and having a go yourself. Pizzas will be cooked in our wood-fired oven so bring willing hands and an appetite! £10 per person (Children must be over 5 and accompanied by an adult).
Forde Abbey, Chard, Dorset
Tue 29 May, Thu 31 May

More details - A Swedish Serenade
The Ulrike Eleonora Choir from Sweden, featuring soloists Roma Loukes, soprano and Mikael Onelius, tenor, accompanied by piano, violin and trumpet and conducted by Lennert Ericsson, will perform a concert of sacred and secular music to include Jubilate by Hovland and Laudate Dominum by Mozart.
St. Martin’s Church, Church Lane, North Perrott
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Henhayes Fete & Town Criers Competition
Town Crier Competition in the George Shopping Precinct in the morning. Henhayes Fete, in association with Crewkerne Branch of the Royal British Legion. Activities; bar; food; live music; stalls; chainsaw woodcarving; classic military vehicles, Fire services demonstration.
Henhayes, Crewkerne
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Cash bingo
Cash bingo every second and 4 th Wednesday of the month , 4 pm afternoon start , all non residents welcome too . All for local charities starting with light up Axminster .
Stewart Court community room millwey rise axminster
Wed 23 May

More details - Frankham Farm - Open Garden for NGS
3½ acre garden, created since 1960 by the late Jo Earle for yr-round interest. This large and lovely garden is filled with a wide variety of well grown plants, roses, unusual labelled shrubs and trees from around the world. Productive vegetable garden. Climbers cover the walls.
Frankham Farm, Sherborne
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Open Garden Breach
Set in over three acres this majestic woodland garden has partially under planted rhododendrons, camellia and hydrangeas.
Shute Road, Kilmington, Axminster
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Evening of Mediumship with Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt - Chard
Evening of Mediumship with Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt is a Spiritualist Medium who is currently touring the UK with Psychic / Mediumship Evenings.
The Guildhall Fore Street Chard
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Charity Summer Walk to Support Home-Start West Dorset
Charity Summer Walk Dorchester Maiden Castle to Martinstown (and back!) Sunday 10th June Meet at Maiden Castle Car Park (please car share or walk in where possible) 1.15pm for a prompt 1.30pm start A leisurely walk - approx 6.5 kms over 1.
Maiden Castle Car Park Maiden Castle Road Dorchester
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Cerne Abbas Open Gardens
For the 43rd time Cerne Abbas is welcoming visitors to its Open Gardens. The proceeds will benefit the Cerne Valley Scout Group and the Dorset County Hospital Cancer Appeal. About 25 private gardens which are normally hidden from view will be open.
Village of Cerne Abbas
Sat 16 Jun and Sun 17 Jun

More details - Springfield House - Open Garden for NGS
1 acre garden of mainly fairly new planting. Numerous beds, majority of plants from cuttings and seed keeping cost to minimum, full of colour spring to autumn. Vegetable garden, fruit cage and orchard with ducks and chicken. New large formal pond.
Springfield House, Colyford
Sat 2 Jun, Sat 30 Jun, Sun 29 Jul

More details - What's that bird?
Whatever your experience come along and improve your bird identification skills An informal drop-in session to improve your bird identification skills. Whatever your level of knowledge come along and enjoy an afternoons birdwatching with the help of a knowledgeable and experienced volunteer guide.
Island Hide at Seaton Wetlands, Colyford Road, Seaton
Thu 24 May

More details - Seaton Wetlands Plant and Cake Sale
Pick up plant bargains and enjoy tea and cake Pick-up a variety of plant bargains, nurtured by our fantastic volunteers. While you choose your shrubs enjoy tea and cake from the Discovery Hut. The plant and cake sale takes place in the centre of the beautiful Seaton Wetlands. No dogs.
Seaton Wetlands, Colyford to Seaton Road, Seaton
Fri 25 May

More details - Bird watching for children
A bird watching event especially for children Borrow our binoculars and discover the birds along the Axe estuary with an experienced volunteer guide. Try and spot all the birds on your bird spotter sheet and take a look through a telescope for an amazing view of the birds.
Island Hide at Seaton Wetlands, Colyford Road, Seaton
Thu 31 May

More details - AVDCS family explorer day at Colyton Community Woodland
An afternoon of outdoor fun Join the Axe Vale and District Conservation Society along with the Countryside team’s Education Ranger for an afternoon of outdoor fun! Explore the site, find out about the wildlife that lives there and get creative with natural crafts! Children must be accompanied.
Colyford Community Woodland , Hillhead, Colyton
Wed 30 May

More details - Fun Fishing Trail
Discover magnificent marine facts and gruesome truths! Complete the clue sheet to win a prize! Clue sheet £1 Trail on from Saturday 26th May to Sunday 3rd June
Seaton Jurassic
Sat 26 May to Sun 3 Jun

More details - What Floats Your Boat?
Make a paper boat, and a raft or driftwood boat. Test your boat to see if it floats! Boat launches on the hour 11am – 4pm £3 per child
Seaton Jurassic
Sat 26 May to Sun 3 Jun

More details - Sharks live!
SharkStuff live! This workshop will start with a presentation about sharks, both local and worldwide, follwed by a live dissection! Have a look at the SharkStuff displays and talk to their experts. If you and your family are fascinated by sharks this is an event not to be missed!
Seaton Jurassic
Sat 26 May

More details - Half Term Face Painting
Join us for some marvellous marine face painting! £4 per person (adults welcome too!)
Seaton Jurassic
Mon 28 May, Wed 30 May, Fri 1 Jun

More details - Terrifying Triassic Sea Monsters
Create monster stencils and print with the soils creatures would have roamed during the Triassic period to make a unique piece of Triassic art with Ruth Worsley, from the Legacy to Landscape Shute Estate project at Seaton Jurassic. Free workshop
Seaton Jurassic
Tue 29 May

More details - Wild Day- Strandline Treasures and Beach Forage
Discover how creatures cope with tidal change. £4 per child. Booking required. Call 01297 300 390 to book.
Seaton Jurassic
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Wild Day- Rockpool Ramble
Discover what creatures you can find in Seaton rock pools! £3 per child. Booking required. Call 01297 300 390. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. Rockpool Rambles involve walking over rocks and pebbles and may not be suitable for very young children.
Seaton Jurassic
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Golden Cap - Jurassic Coast boat trip from Lyme Regis
Join us for a cruise along a stretch of Jurassic Coast, with a light commentary on all aspects of the coastline. Online bookings only via Stuart lines website. You have a choice of two circular trips: Lyme Regis heading east to West Bay and back - departing at 11am, returning at 1.30pm.
Golden Cap
Fri 25 May, Mon 9 Jul

More details - Brownsea Island - WW1 Guided Walk
A free guided walk that explores Brownsea’s WW1 connections in this special centenary year. Take a tour around the island and discover it’s significance during WW1 with one of our expert volunteers. Booking Essential. Phone: 0344 249 1895.
Brownsea Island
Fri 1 Jun, Fri 6 Jul

More details - Max Gate - Poetry at Max Gate: Thomas Hardy & others
Members of the New Hardy Players read inspiring seasonal poetry by Thomas Hardy and other associated writers. Suggested donation to the New Hardy Players of 3. Booking Not Needed.
Max Gate
Thu 7 Jun, Wed 4 Jul

More details - Brownsea Island - Coastal wildlife walk
Join one of our experienced rangers and discover more about the creatures that make the Brownsea shoreline their home. Booking Essential. Phone: 01202 707744. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Brownsea Island
Fri 8 Jun

More details - Hardy Monument - Hardy Monument Abseil
Join the Royal British Legion and complete an abseil challenge. Help raise money to provide lifelong support to serving members of the Armed Forces, Reservists, veterans and their families. Hosted by National Trust, organized by the Royal British Legion. 10 entry price and minimum fundraising pledge 100 per person.
Hardy Monument
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Max Gate - Tuneful Stories
Tim Laycock brings Hardy’s home to life with music and stories. There will be three performances, each lasting approximately 25 minutes, between 1pm and 4pm. The performances will take place in the Drawing Room. Seating is limited and as there is no booking it will be on a first come first served basis.
Max Gate
Tue 12 Jun

More details - Hambledon Hill - Late night glow worm hunt
Join Ranger Clive Whitbourn to discover the secrets of the twilight on this stunning hillfort; to seek out these very special and enigmatic creatures and experience the magical sensory sights and sounds of a midsummers night. Booking Essential. Phone: 0344 2491895. Accompanied children welcome. Dogs on leads welcome.
Hambledon Hill
Thu 14 Jun and Fri 15 Jun

More details - Brownsea Island - Early morning lagoon walk with breakfast
Come and experience the island at its most peaceful. This is your opportunity to take a boat over to the island long before visitors arrive. A member of the ranger team will talk you through the sights and sounds of wildlife with particular interest at the lagoon to watch the nesting terns and other water birds.
Brownsea Island
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Rockpool Ramble
Learn about the amazing secret life of our rocky shore creatures. Discover which creature drills holes into mussels to suck up their juices, what seaweed tastes of garlic and pepper and which crabs is the most ferocious….. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.
Seaton Hole Nearest address- 314 Old Beer Rd, Seaton
Thu 31 May

More details - Montacute TV Radio Toy Museum Whitsun half Term Quiz Time!
This Whitsun Half Term take part in our special quiz and test your knowledge on popular culture, all entries will be put into a prize draw! Visit Montacute TV Radio Toy Museum with fun for all the family.
Montacute TV Radio Toy Museum, 1 South St, Montacute
Sat 26 May to Sun 3 Jun

More details - The Portraits, Kadia, Saskia Griffiths Moore at Petherton Folk Fest
Headliners are The Portraits, whose upbeat, worldly songs call for unity in these turbulent times and whose Jo Cox tribute song was described by Clare Balding (BBC Radio 2’s Good Morning Sunday show) as “So Beautiful, So Powerful” during their live session and interview in 2017.
David Hall Roundwell Street South Petherton
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Move over Mrs Markham
Civic players present this hilarious comedy, Move Over Mrs Markham. ’Philip Markham, is asked by his business partner, Henry Lodge, if he can borrow the flat for the evening to gallivant with his latest girlfriend. As Philip and his wife will be out, he reluctantly agrees.
Swan Theatre, Park Street, Yeovil
Wed 23 May to Sat 26 May

More details - Montacute House - 'Elizabeth of Bohemia: the Winter Queen'
New for the Long Gallery 2018 open season. for 2018 the National Portrait Gallery’s special exhibition will be ’Elizabeth of Bohemia : the Winter Queen’ and will feature contemporary portraits of this fascinating woman and those connected to her. Booking Not Needed. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Montacute House, Montacute
Today to Mon 9 Jul

More details - Montacute House -  Spring escapades
Take the challenge of St Michael’s hill by climbing to the top for one of the best views of Somerset. Explore St Michaels Hill, steeped in wildlife and history. Pick up a trail from reception. Booking Not Needed. Children love to run and explore. Dogs on leads welcome.
Montacute House, Montacute
Today to Sat 30 Jun

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