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More details - Pilsdon View - Open Garden for NGS
Started over 25 yrs ago, the hard landscaping provides different levels with breathtaking views over the Marshwood Vale towards Pilson Pen. Mature copper beech and evolving garden gives all yr round interest. Water features with wildlife add to the essence of the garden.
Pilsdon View, Bridport

More details - Well Cottage - Open Garden for NGS
1-acre garden brought back to life over last 6½ 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

More details - Open House at Blandford Grange
Are you or a loved one looking into care? Blandford Grange is hosting a month long ’open house’ for those who wish to find out more about care. The care team at the home are offering free advice and refreshments throughout the month of May.
Blandford Grange Care Home, Milldown Rd, Blandford Forum, Dorset
Today to Fri 31 May

More details - Kingston Lacy - Kingston Lacy house tickets
Planning to explore the house on your visit' Please pre-book your free timed entry ticket here. Theres plenty to see in this lavish home built to resemble an Italian Palace, from beautifully detailed carvings to intimate family souvenirs. Timed house entry tickets are free.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Today to Fri 31 May

Open for Art 19, open studios event More details - Open for Art 19, open studios event
OPEN FOR ART, is back for 2019 but bigger with more venues and more artists. From 18May-2June follow an exciting open studios trail from Abbotsbury through Poundbury, Dorchester and Tolpuddle dropping down to Weymouth and Portland.
throughout South Dorset
Today to Sun 2 Jun
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More details - Kingston Lacy - Out of hours guided walks
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.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster

More details - Dart Valley Stompers
Monday 20th May; the Dart Valley Stompers will be performing at the Bournemouth Bluebird Jazz Club, starting at 7:30 PM. The club meets at the Bluebirds Social Club in Longham, BH22 9DP (opposite Haskins garden centre) and features a large dance floor, plenty of free car parking and affordable drinks.
Bluebirds Social Club, 4 Ham Lane, Longham (opposite Haskins Garden Centre)

More details - Matchstick Fleet Exhibition
For more than 60 years master modeller Philip Warren has been painstakingly creating an armada of every Royal Navy warship afloat, in service or setting sail since the Second World War ... out of matchsticks and wooden matchboxes. The models are based on drawings, plans and photographs of the real ships.
Nothe Fort Barrack Road Weymouth
Tue 21 May 19 to Thu 13 Jun

More details - Exhibition: Tolpuddle Martyrs Remixed
A unique and immersive augmented reality exhibition, by artist Jason Wilsher Mills. Based on the story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs, this exhibition brings the story of the six Dorset farm labourers to life.
Shire Hall Historic Courthouse, Dorchester
Tue 21 May 19 to Fri 14 Jun

More details - Kingston Lacy - Pollinator walks
Enjoy a walking tour of the garden with one of the Kingston Lacy rangers, discovering more about different types of pollinators and learning how your garden can give them a helping hand.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Thu 23 May 19

More details - The Old Rectory, Pulham - Open Garden for NGS
4 acres formal and informal gardens surround C18 rectory, splendid views. Yew pyramid alles and hedges, circular herbaceous borders with late summer colour. Exuberantly planted terrace, purple and white beds. Box parterres, mature trees, pond, fernery, ha-ha, pleached hornbeam circle. 10 acres woodland walks.
The Old Rectory, Pulham, Dorchester
Thu 23 May

More details - Kingston Lacy - Kingston Lacy Health Cycle Rides
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.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Thu 23 May, Thu 30 May

More details - Brownsea Island - Seashore ramble
Come and explore Brownsea’s coastlines on this free guided wildlife walk. Join one of our experienced rangers as they talk you through the curious creatures that make the shoreline their home. Booking Essential. Phone: 01202707744. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Brownsea Island
Fri 24 May 19

More details - Knitson Old Farmhouse - Open Garden for NGS
Mature cottage garden nestled at base of chalk downland. Herbaceous borders, rockeries, climbers and shrubs, evolved and designed over 50yrs for yr-round colour and interest. Large wildlife friendly kitchen garden for self sufficiency.
Knitson Old Farmhouse, Wareham
Fri 24 May to Mon 27 May

More details - Shoreline ramble on Brownsea Island
Join one of Brownsea’s marine experts on a guided ramble of the shoreline and find out more about the intriguing flora and fauna that makes the coastline its home. Please allow enough time to join the walk that will start from the Outdoor Centre. It takes approx.
National Trust, Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour, Poole
Fri 24 May, Fri 28 Jun

More details - Jim Carey and the Saboteurs: Riots and Lobsters
Expect an enthralling evening of music first created for plays toured nationally by Kneehigh Theatre in the 1990s, including Ting Tang Mine, The Bogus, The King of Prussia, and The Riot.
Corfe Castle Village Hall 67 East Street Corfe Castle Wareham Purbeck
Fri 24 May 19

More details - Riots and Lobsters: Jim Carey and The Saboteurs
An 8-piece band re-imagining the music, songs and whirling words first created by Nick Darke and Jim Carey for Kneehigh Theatre This is an enthralling evening of music first created for plays toured nationally by Kneehigh in the 1990s, including Ting Tang Mine, The Bogus, The King of Prussia, and The Riot.
East St, Corfe Castle, Dorset
Fri 24 May 19

More details - Bournemouth 7s
The World’s Largest Sport and Music Festival is back this late May bank holiday, 24th – 26th May 2019, in the beautiful South of England, Bournemouth. Renowned as the sporting Glastonbury, Bournemouth 7s has established a formidable reputation over 12 years among sports people and festival goers alike.
Bournemouth Sports Club, Chapel Gate, East Parley, Christchurch
Fri 24 May 19 to Sun 26 May

More details - Max Gate - Tuneful Stories
Tim Laycock brings Thomas Hardy’s home to life with music and stories from Hardy’s own time. Suggested donation of 3 to Tim Laycock himself. There will be three performances, each lasting approximately 25 minutes, between 1pm and 4pm. The performances will take place in the Drawing Room.
Max Gate
Sat 25 May 19

More details - Brownsea Island - May half-term
While away your half-term days with an adventure on Brownsea Island this May. Have a go at one of our free trails including tree climbing, coastal creatures or nature rubbing. You can see how far round you can get at our natural play area without putting your feet in the crocodile infested waters.
Brownsea Island
Sat 25 May 19 to Sun 2 Jun

More details - 1940's Home Front Family Weekend
This is an opportunity to learn about life in our country during the War Years - 1939 – 1945. Experience Living History with Home Front ‘Dad’s Army’ re-enactors, The Home Front Living History Museum, Churchill’s Secret Army, displays of 1940’s fashion, Pathe Newsreels from the 1940’s and an exhibition of photos...
Barrack Road, Weymouth
Sat 25 May 19 and Sun 26 May

More details - Kingston Lacy - May half-term
Join us for some wild fun over May half-term; explore the woodlands and parkland, have a go at some of the 50 Things to do before you’re 11, and celebrate birds, bugs and bees with some hands-on activities. Booking Not Needed.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Sat 25 May 19 to Fri 31 May

More details - Corfe Castle - May half term: Medieval Fool's School
Learn new skills, play games and make mischief at the medieval Fools School in the Outer Bailey. Learn new skills, play games and make mischief at the medieval Fools School in the Outer Bailey. Booking Not Needed. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Dogs on leads welcome.
Corfe Castle, The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham,
Sat 25 May 19 and Sun 26 May

More details - Table Top Sale & Coffee Morning
Lots of stalls, including crafts, jigsaws, plants, cakes, bric a brac, books. In aid of Bridport Millennium Green.
St Mary’s Church House Hall, South Street, Bridport
Sat 25 May 19

More details - Blandford Camera Club Annual Exhibition
Blandford Camera Club Annual exhibition is now in it’s 63rd year and there are over 300 images on display including colour and monochrome prints and digitally projected images.
Blandford Forum Corn Exchange
Sat 25 May 19 and Sun 26 May

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