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FREE taster session with the Poole Rock Choir

If you are wanting to learn to sing you'll like singing with us in the Poole Rock Choir. The Poole Rock Choir..... See more >
Poole High School, Wimborne Road, Poole BH15 2BP
Today, Thu 20 Jun, Thu 4 Jul

Mapperton House, Gardens & Wildlands - Open Garden for NGS

Mapperton House, Gardens & Wildlands - Open Garden for NGS Terraced valley gardens surrounding Tudor/Jacobean manor house. On upper levels, walled croquet lawn, orangery and..... See more >
Mapperton House, Gardens & Wildlands, Beaminster DT8 3NR

Blandford Forum Street Market

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The Market Place Blandford Forum DT11 7AF
Today, Sat 25 May, and more dates until Sat 13 Jul

BrewDog Bournemouth Pub Quiz

Thursdays 7.30PM Get ready to flex those brain muscles and join us for the ultimate showdown of wits at the BrewDog..... See more >
BH2 Shopping Centre, Exeter Cres, Bournemouth BH2 5DD
Today, Thu 30 May, and more dates until Thu 11 Jul

Blandford Forum Indoor Market

Indoor Market with Cafe, Antiques, Jewellery, Greeting cards, Crafts, and Bric-a-Brac. See more >
Woodhouse Gardens Blandford Forum DT11 7DN
Today, Thu 30 May, and more dates until Thu 18 Jul

Treasures: Scavenged Finds from Back Ven by Christine Allison

This up-coming exhibition at the Lyme Regis Museum’s Rotunda Gallery runs from 2 April to 23 May, is entitled... See more >
The Rotunda Gallery, Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge St, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA

Cursus Cider & Music Festival

Cursus Festival returns to Dorset in 2024 for another weekend of small festival goodness! Bank holiday weekend 24th..... See more >
Myncen Farm, Cranborne Chase DT11 8DH
Fri 24 May to Sun 26 May

Pipsford Farm - Open Garden for NGS

Pipsford Farm - Open Garden for NGS 3 acres of formal and informal gardens. Ponds surrounded by mature specimen trees, acers, hydrangeas, ferns and bamboo... See more >
Pipsford Farm, Beaminster DT8 3NT
Fri 24 May

Knitson Old Farmhouse - Open Garden for NGS

Mature cottage garden nestled under chalk downland. Herbaceous borders, rockeries, climbers and shrubs, evolved and..... See more >
Knitson Old Farmhouse, Wareham BH20 5JB
Sat 25 May to Mon 27 May

Half-Term at Shire Hall Museum!

Step back in time this May Half-Term with an unforgettable experience at Shire Hall Museum! As we approach the 80th..... See more >
Shire Hall Museum, High West Street DT1 1UY
Sat 25 May to Sat 1 Jun

Lego Walk

Potentially the ultimate endurance challenge - can you walk over LEGO? Great for children and adults, take on the LEGO..... See more >
Gather, Dolphin Centre, Poole BH15 1SZ
Sat 25 May

Broadstone Art Society Spring Exhibition 2024

A mix of paintings both framed and unframed, in various media, reflecting the differing styles of our members... See more >
The Youth Centre, Moor Road, Broadstone, Poole BH18 8AZ
Sat 25 May, Sun 2 Jun

Abstracting Lyme's Past

Lyme Abstract Art Group was formed in 2022, bringing together a group of 8 enthusiastic abstract artists, who along... See more >
The Rotunda Gallery, Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge St, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA
Sat 25 May to Sat 20 Jul

18 Ford Close - Open Garden for NGS

18 Ford Close - Open Garden for NGS Ever changing gardens and planting surround the property. Smaller front garden and 60ft back garden which extends..... See more >
18 Ford Close, Ferndown BH22 8AA
Sat 25 May, Sun 26 May

Go NUTS at Monkey World!

Every child who brings an unopened bag of nuts for the primates receives a free Monkey World badge over the bank... See more >
Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre, Longthorns, Nr Wareham, Dorset, BH20 6HH
Sat 25 May to Mon 27 May
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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 prominence.

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 Bus.

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 shops.

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).

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 eatery.

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 life.

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