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More details - Fairmile Grange prepares for National Care Home Open Day
Fairmile Grange is preparing to celebrate National Care Home Open Day with a ‘Fit For A Queen’ event on Saturday, April 21 from 11am –-5pm. The care home located on Royal Close in Christchurch, is inviting members of the public to join in a variety of fun activities to celebrate the Queen’s birthday.
Royal Cl, Christchurch
Today

More details - The Coastal Comedy Show Launches at Lighthouse!
In Coastal Comedy’s first year they reached the semi-finals for the ’Best Night Out Award’ as part of the prestigious Bournemouth Tourism Awards.
21 Kingland Road Poole
Today

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
Today, Wed 9 May

More details - Great Oaks care home to celebrate National Care Home Open Day
Great Oaks care home in Bournemouth is celebrating National Care Home Open Day by hosting ‘A Right Royal Knees up’ for members of the public, residents and their family and friends. The free to attend event will bring members of the community together to celebrate the Queen’s birthday and St.
Poole Lane, Kinson, Bournemouth
Today

More details - Penguins presented by Birmingham Repertory Theatre
Roy and Silo are two male chinstrap penguins. Just like the other penguin pairs at Central Park Zoo, they walk, play, swim and dance together. When the duo decide to try and hatch a rock in place of an egg, they find themselves on an adventure that could mean raising a chick for real!
Pavilion Dance South West
Today

More details - Brownsea Island - Eco Adventure Camping 2018
Continued into 2018, new public camping option for the experienced camper and people who love nature and the great outdoors. Campers are even welcome to kayak/sail/paddle across from the mainland straight to South Shore. Booking is essential. Booking Essential. Phone: 01202 492161. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Brownsea Island
Today to Fri 15 Jun

More details - The Grange Choral Society Concert
The Grange Choral Society are performing Rossini Stabat Mater, Brahams Schicksalslied and Gesang der Parzen. Directed by the international conductor Marcio da Silva together with Ensemble Orquesta. Soloists: Soprano: Rosemary Carlton-Willis, Mezzo: Sarah Denbee, Tenor: Alberto Sousa, and Bass: Ricardo Panela.
Christchurch Priory
Today

More details - The Importance of Being Earnest
Jack wishes to marry Gwendolen but he first must convince her mother, Lady Bracknell, of the respectability of his parents and his past, but this is not as easy as it sounds, as Jack has no idea who his parents actually are, as he started life abandoned in a handbag at Victoria Station.
The Tivoli Theatre West Borough Wimborne Minster
Today

More details - Pictures at an Exhibition
The exhibition is a response by staff and students in BA (Hons) Illustration to the concert, Picture Perfect performed by the BSO, sponsored by Arts University Bournemouth.
TheGallery, Art University Bournemouth, Wallisdown, Poole
Today to Fri 4 May

More details - Clouds Hill - 1918: the road to Damascus
The travels and exploits of T E Lawrence in Arabia during 1918, month by month, are explored in a series of leaflets; each month a new one will be issued and given to visitors on arrival at Clouds Hill. Booking Not Needed.
Clouds Hill
Today to Sun 29 Apr

More details - Kingston Lacy - Kingston Lacy house tickets
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.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Today to Sun 29 Apr

More details - Hardys Cottage - Nature's remedies
Explore the Hardy family home with this new trail and learn how Thomas and his family would have used herbs growing in their garden to make medicines to cure their illnesses. Booking Not Needed. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Hardys Cottage, Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester
Today to Thu 14 Jun

More details - Art at Charmouth Library Jan to Mar 2018
Three Charmouth Artists - Geoff Townson, Karen Loader, Annie Clough Paintings and prints - almost all for sale
The Street, Charmouth
Today to Sun 29 Apr

More details - Corfe Castle - Meet a musketeer
Travel back in time and meet a Royalist musketeer of the Civil War. Practice your soldier survival skills, including flint & steel fire making, cartridge making and sword school. Booking Not Needed. Children are welcome accompanied by a responsible adult. Dogs on leads welcome.
Corfe Castle, The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham,
Today, Sun 22 Apr, Sat 28 Apr, Sun 29 Apr, Sat 12 May, Sun 13 May, Sat 19 May, Sun 20 May

More details - Meet a musketeer
Travel back in time and meet a Royalist musketeer of the Civil War at Corfe Castle. Practice your soldier survival skills, including flint & steel fire making, cartridge making and sword school.
National Trust The Square Corfe Castle Wareham
Today, Sun 22 Apr, Sat 28 Apr, Sun 29 Apr, Sat 12 May, Sun 13 May, Sat 19 May, Sun 20 May

More details - Blandford Forum Street Market
Every Saturday we hold a Traditional Street Market in The Market Place
Market Place, Blandford Forum, Dorset
Today, Sat 28 Apr

More details - Studland Bay - Great Dorset Beach Clean
Be part of this Dorset-wide event and do your bit to keep our beautiful beaches litter free. Booking Not Needed. Dogs on leads welcome.
Studland Bay, Knoll Beach Visitor Centre, Ferry Road, Studland, Dorset
Sun 22 Apr

More details - Broomhill - Open Garden for NGS
Once a farmyard now a delightful, tranquil garden set in 1½ acres. Island beds and borders are planted with shrubs, roses, masses of unusual perennials and choice annuals to give vibrancy and colour into the autumn.
Broomhill, Dorchester
Sun 22 Apr

More details - Studland Bay - Trust10
Trust10 is a free monthly trail run across selected National Trust sites, open to both members and non members. Come along with your friends and family, explore the landscape and enjoy a challenging multi terrain run involving some public roads.
Studland Bay, Knoll Beach Visitor Centre, Ferry Road, Studland, Dorset
Sun 22 Apr

More details - Q - Open Garden for NGS
Q is essentially all things to all men, a modern cottage town garden with many facets, jam packed with bulbs, shrubs, trees, climbers and herbaceous plants. Gazebo, statutes, water, bonsai and topiary.
Q, Dorchester
Sun 22 Apr

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 22 Apr

More details - Ivy House Garden - Open Garden for NGS
Unusual and challenging ½ acre garden set on steep hillside with fine views. Wildlife friendly garden with mixed borders, ponds, propagating area, vegetable garden, fruit cage, greenhouses and polytunnel, chickens and bees, nearby allotment. Daffodils, tulips and hellebores in quantity for spring openings.
Ivy House Garden, Piddletrenthide
Sun 22 Apr, Sun 6 May, Mon 7 May

More details - Shine Academy of Performing Arts welcomes dance idol Kimberly Wyatt at the Dolphin Shopping Centre
Shine Academy of Performing Arts, based at the Dolphin Shopping Centre, is welcoming dance idol Kimberly Wyatt to host a workshop on Sunday, April 22. Kimberly is bringing her Studio Tour to Poole for an intimate workshop at Shine Academy.
Dolphin Shopping Centre, Floor 2 of Brownsea House, Poole
Sun 22 Apr

More details - Dusters at the ready! Poole BID leads the spring clean
The Poole BID Big Clean returns for a second year to Poole town centre from Monday, April 23 until Saturday, April 28. Poole BID is encouraging volunteers who are aged 16 and above to lend a hand in helping to give Poole town centre its annual spring clean.
Poole Town Centre
Mon 23 Apr, Sat 28 Apr

More details - Guided Walk – Local Landscapes, Knoll Gardens and Ferndown Common
Discover more about east Dorset’s horticulture and wildlife as Knoll Gardens’ owner Neil Lucas teams up with the Dorset Wildlife Trust for this guided walk across Ferndown Common to Knoll Gardens pointing out the differences and many similarities to be found in the landscape.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Tue 24 Apr

More details - Speed Dating in Bournemouth
Speed Dating in Bournemouth How Speed Dating in Bournemouth works When you arrive at the speed dating venue for Speed Dating in Bournemouth, you will be greeted by our friendly professional hosts.
Bar So Exeter Road Bournemouth United Kingdom
Tue 24 Apr

More details - Jay Millers Circus
Jay Millers Circus, celebrating 250 years of Circus entertainment, returns by popular demand with an all new production for 2018. Its the show that all members of the family will enjoy.
WIMBORNE Julian’s Road Car Boot Field
Tue 24 Apr to Sun 29 Apr

More details - Bournemouth Electric Camera Club Present "An Evening with Andy Farrer"
Photography evening with Andy Farrer. Andy is a full time Landscape Photographer from the Isle of Purbeck. He won The Landscape Photographer of the Year Competition in 2015 and now is a member of the much respected Light & Land team of Photography
Broadway Park Sports & Community Club, Broadway Lane, Bournemouth.
Wed 25 Apr
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More details - Evening of Mediumship with Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt - Swanage
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.
Swanage Conservative Club, 27 Kings Road East, Swanage
Wed 25 Apr

More details - Edmondsham House - Open Garden for NGS
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.
Edmondsham House, Wimborne
Wed 25 Apr

More details - Horn Park - Open Garden for NGS
Large, plantsmans garden with magnificent view to sea. Many rare and mature plants and shrubs in terraced, herbaceous, rock and water gardens. Woodland garden and walks in bluebell woods. Good autumn colouring. Wild flower meadow with 164 varieties incl orchids.
Horn Park, Beaminster
Wed 25 Apr, Wed 20 Jun

More details - Lunch for widows and widowers at Christchurch’s Hoburne Holiday Park
Tapper Funeral Service’s Outlook Bereavement Support is holding a free roast lunch and get-together for widows and widowers at the restaurant in Hoburne Holiday Park, Hoburne Lane, Christchurch on Wednesday April 25 at 12.30pm.
Hoburne Holiday Park, Hoburne Lane, Christchurch
Wed 25 Apr

More details - Happy Hour Drinks
Between 5pm and 7pm, Tuesday to Friday, you can treat yourself to 50% off ALL single drinks in Banque & Bohem’s luxurious bar (including our gorgeous, hand crafted cocktail selection). It’s the perfect way to unwind after a hard days work. Bring your colleagues and we’ll see you there!
39 Poole Hill
Thu 26 Apr and Fri 27 Apr

More details - Terry Pratchett's Jingo
In celebration of what would have been Sir Terry Pratchett’s 70th birthday we are delighted to be presenting Jingo, a stage adaptation by Stephen Briggs of Sir Terry’s hilarious novel of the same name.
Lytchett Matravers Village Hall
Thu 26 Apr to Sat 28 Apr

More details - The Waterboys
The Waterboys. Artists performing: Waterboys.: Tickets avaiable.
Bournemouth Pavilion, Bournemouth
Thu 26 Apr

More details - Promise of Departure by Panta Rai Danseteater
Promise of Departure looks at how vulnerability and strength come to play in the relationships we have, and the struggles we are forced to overcome.
Pavilion Dance South West
Thu 26 Apr

More details - Bat Walk with Jan Freeborn
Enjoy a special evening stroll as you search for Knoll’s most elusive night-time visitors. Using the latest technology and years of experience, Jan will help you identify the bats you see and hear, and attract them down for a closer look.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Thu 26 Apr

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 26 Apr

More details - Blandford Forum Street Market
Every Thursday we hold a Traditional Street Market in The Market Place
Market Place, Blandford Forum, Dorset
Thu 26 Apr

More details - Panta Rei Danseteater: Promise of Departure
A new dance theatre production with high pace and intricate choreography aiming to emotionally move you. Norway’s Panta Rei looks at how vulnerability and strength come to play in the relationships we have, and the struggles we are forced to overcome.
Gillingham School School Road Gillingham Dorset
Fri 27 Apr

More details - Weymouth SEA LIFE to bring marine life to Wareham at free event
Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park is teaming up with Wareham & District Development Trust to bring marine life to the town for the first time this spring.
Tree of Life & Laughter Community Garden based at the rear of Wareham Library: South St, Wareham
Fri 27 Apr

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More details - Acoustic & Electric Harps Performance by Jemima Phillips
Jemima Phillips is a harpist with a difference. She uses an electro-acoustic harp alongside loop and pedal fx technology to create quirky and unique covers. Formerly the official harpist to HRH The Prince of Wales.
Allendale House, Hanham Road, Wimborne
Fri 27 Apr

More details - The Coastal Comedy Show - our TV Headliner is the hilarious Rob Deering!
As seen on: Comedy Rocks With Jason Manford (ITV1) The Weakest Link Comedians’ Special (BBC1) Celebrity Mastermind (winner) (BBC1) With his easy charm, cheesy singing voice, razor-sharp wit and clownish physicality Rob has quickly established himself as a firm favourite on the comedy circuit around Britain.
Hotel Celebrity 47 Gervis Road Bournemouth
Fri 27 Apr

More details - The Old Vicarage - Open Garden for NGS
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 27 Apr, Sun 13 May

More details - Marren - Open Garden for NGS
4 acres. From NT car park down steep public footpath and 64 grass steps to woodland garden with chainsaw tree sculptures. More formal Italianate garden around house with wonderful arbours. Mediterranean feel. Strong structural planting.
Marren, Dorchester
Sat 28 Apr, Sun 29 Apr, Sat 9 Jun, Sun 10 Jun

More details - Music in the Garden with Gerauschhersteller
Performing as part of Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe (BEAF) festival, Dorset-based musical ensemble, Gerauschhersteller use amplified pods, cacti and other plant materials to create this sound performance of John Cage’s Child of Tree, and Branches!
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Firewalk for Poole Hospital
Are you a brave sole? Join us for a once in a lifetime experience and challenge yourself to a firewalk and raise money for Poole Hospital! Once you’ve overcome your fears and made it across the firebed there‘s no telling what else you can achieve.
Longfleet Primary School Jolliffe Avenue Poole
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Brownsea Island - Birdsong Morning Walk
An early morning wildlife experience. Come and experience the island at its most peaceful. This is your opportunity to take a boat over to the island long before the public arrive. A member of the ranger team will talk you through the sights and sounds of wildlife in this natural habitat.
Brownsea Island
Sat 28 Apr, Sat 5 May

More details - "Miss Mayne's Party" Country Dance, April 28th, Bridport
Bridport Folk Dance Club’s traditional Annual Dance with "The Chris Toyne Big Band" and caller Aileen Wills. All welcome, no experience or partner required and all dances will be talked and walked through and called throughout.
St Mary’s Church House Hall
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Bugs and Buds
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.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Sat 28 Apr, Sat 26 May

More details - Panta Rei Danseteater Promise of Departure
A new dance theatre production with high pace and intricate choreography aiming to emotionally move you. Norway’s Panta Rei looks at how vulnerability and strength come to play in the relationships we have, and the struggles we are forced to overcome.
Buckland Newton Village Hall Buckland Newton Dorchester
Sat 28 Apr

More details - West End & Broadway Songbook - Nigel Richards: The Phantom and Friends
Join West End star Nigel Richards for this evening of anecdotes, songs and stories from a thirty-year career singing around the world in Concerts and Musicals.
The Regent Centre 51 High Street Christchurch
Sun 29 Apr

More details - The Old Rectory, Litton Cheney - Open Garden for NGS
Steep paths lead to beguiling 4 acres of natural woodland with many springs, streams, 2 pools one a natural swimming pool planted with native plants. Front garden with pleached crabtree border, topiary and soft planting incl tulips, peonies, roses and verbascums.
The Old Rectory, Litton Cheney, Dorchester
Sun 29 Apr

More details - Manor Farm, Hampreston - Open Garden for NGS
Traditional farmhouse garden designed and cared for by 3 generations of the Trehane family through over 100yrs of farming and gardening at Hampreston. Garden is noted for its herbaceous borders and rose beds within box and yew hedges. Mature shrubbery, water and bog garden. Open for hellebores and snowdrops in Feb.
Manor Farm, Hampreston, Wimborne
Sun 29 Apr, Wed 30 May

More details - Kingston Lacy - Kingston Lacy house tickets
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.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Mon 30 Apr to Thu 31 May

More details - Clouds Hill - 1918: the road to Damascus
The travels and exploits of T E Lawrence in Arabia during 1918, month by month, are explored in a series of leaflets; each month a new one will be issued and given to visitors on arrival at Clouds Hill. Booking Not Needed.
Clouds Hill
Mon 30 Apr to Thu 28 Jun

More details - Gay Speed Dating in Bournemouth
Gay Speed Dating in Bournemouth Tired of using Grindr, POF, Match, or Hornet? Look no further as we present the opportunity to meet like-minded people for up to xx amount of dates in one night.
Bar So, The Royal Exeter Hotel Exeter Road Bournemouth
Tue 1 May

More details - Guys and Dolls
From the bustle of Times Square to the dance clubs of Havana and the sewers of New York City, the worlds of gangsters and missionaries collide in this timeless tale brought to you by Poole and Parkstone Productions.
The Lighthouse, 21 Kingland Rd, Poole, Dorset
Wed 2 May to Sat 5 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 3 May, Thu 10 May, Thu 17 May, Thu 24 May, Thu 31 May

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 3 May, Sun 6 May, Thu 7 Jun, Sun 10 Jun

More details - Knoll Gardens Foundation Volunteer Recruitment Open Day
The Knoll Gardens Foundation is a charity set up to promote sustainable, wildlife friendly gardening. This special open day is your chance to find out about the charity and the volunteering opportunities it offers.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Fri 4 May

More details - Kingston Lacy - Guided estate walks
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.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Fri 4 May, Mon 21 May

More details - Saxons & Vikings and the Siege of Wareham at Corfe Castle
Witness the sound and fury of Saxon and Viking warriors in pitched battle as they recreate the siege of Wareham. Explore the Saxon village and learn about everyday life during this harsh period. Check website for timings.
National Trust The Square Corfe Castle Wareham
Fri 4 May

More details - Kingston Lacy - Guided walk: Holt Forest and Holt Wood
A walk through Holt Forest taking in the veteran trees and the beautiful bluebells of Holt Wood. Distance: 6 miles, Time: approx. 3 hours. A walk through Holt Forest and Holt Wood, taking in the veteran trees of the forest and the carpets of bluebells in the woods. Distance: 6 miles, Time: approx.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Fri 4 May

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 4 May

More details - The Secret Garden - Open Garden for NGS
Ongoing reclamation of neglected woodland garden. Mature trees, bamboo, rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias, camellias, other choice shrubs with stream on all sides crossed by bridges, and in spring a growing collection of loderi hybrids. New plantings of viburnums. Stout shoes recommended for woodland garden.
The Secret Garden, Dorchester
Sat 5 May and Sun 6 May

More details - Art session with Darell Wakelam
Darrell Wakelam will be running a drop-in craft session in the museum.
Bridge Street, Lyme Regis Dorset
Sat 5 May

More details - Fossil Fest
Polishing on sea front on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th: Fossils are provided, range in price - pocket money prices Find us on the marine parade in the shelters Activity lasts 25 minutes - drop in session, no need to book
Bridge Street, Lyme Regis Dorset
Sat 5 May and Sun 6 May

More details - Melon Madness!
Every child who brings a melon for the primates receives a free Monkey World badge over the bank holiday weekend.
Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre Longthorns Wareham Dorset
Sat 5 May to Mon 7 May

More details - Corfe Castle - Saxons & Vikings: Siege of Wareham
Witness the sound and fury of Saxon and Viking warriors in pitched battle as they recreate the siege of Wareham. Explore the Saxon village and learn about everyday life during this harsh period. King Alfred’s Court and Young Warrior Training both return for 2018.
Corfe Castle, The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham,
Sat 5 May to Mon 7 May

More details - Sinergia by Flamenco Dance Edition '18
Sinergia expresses the inner feelings and emotions of its creator and dancer Manuel Liñán, one of the most celebrated flamenco dancers of the moment. With his personal and innovative approach to flamenco, Liñán alights the stage with raw power, determination and artistry.
Pavilion Dance South West
Sat 5 May

More details - HIGHWOOD GARDENS OPEN DAY - raising funds to fight Motor Neurone Disease
This is your chance to see what is behind the long wavy wall along the A35 to Bere Regis....lovely woodland walks to see the beautiful azaleas, perhaps rhododendrons and bluebells too!
Charborough Park Estate, Nr Wareham
Sat 5 May

More details - Miss England - Miss Dorset Final
Join us in the glamorous Hilton, Bournemouth’s ballroom for the Miss Dorset 2018 final and enjoy our red carpet bubbly reception, locally sourced three course dinner by celebrity chef Matt Tebbutt, live music, ethical fashion show, dance acts, performances and after party DJ.
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Sat 5 May

More details - Holworth Farmhouse - Open Garden for NGS
This unusual garden is tucked away without being isolated and has an atmosphere of extraordinary peace and tranquility. At no point do visitors perceive any idea of the whole, but have to discover, by degrees and at every turn, its element of surprise, its variety of features and its appreciation of space.
Holworth Farmhouse, Dorchester
Sun 6 May, Mon 7 May, Sun 27 May, Mon 28 May, Sun 1 Jul

More details - Mary Anning and the scientists
Emerald Ant will be acting Mary Anning and the scientists in the museum.
Bridge Street, Lyme Regis Dorset
Sun 6 May

Athelhampton House Spring Plant Fair More details - Athelhampton House Spring Plant Fair
Specialist Plant Fair held in the picturesque grounds of Athelhampton House. More than 20 independent nurseries and specialist growers offering a wide range of plants at realistic prices. Beautiful setting - located on the large lawn adjacent to the 15th Cent House, Dovecote & Riverside walk.
Athelhampton House, Near Puddletown
Sun 6 May
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More details - Herons Mead - Open Garden for NGS
½ acre plantlover’s garden full of interest from spring (bulbs, many hellebores, pulmonaria, fritillaries) through abundant summer perennials, old roses scrambling through trees and late seasonal exuberant plants amongst swathes of tall grasses. Wildlife pond and plants to attract bees, butterflies, etc.
Herons Mead, Wool
Sun 6 May

More details - Golden Cap - Orchid discovery walk
Come along and discover the amazing orchids in our meadows. Help our volunteer ecologist survey orchids on this guided walk from Stonebrrow. A chance to discover the beautiful orchids on the Golden Cap Estate and learn how we care for them.
Golden Cap
Mon 7 May

More details - Bring & Buy Plant Sale in aid of The Dorset Gardens' Trust with RNLI stalls
Annuals, shrubs, perennials and herbs for sale; split that large clump of asters/geraniums and bring a bit to sell! Tombola and a cake stall in aid of the RNLI
Baglake Farm, Litton Cheney
Tue 8 May

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 8 May, Tue 12 Jun

More details - Douch Family 50+ Information Day
Douch Family 50+ Information Day is a community event bringing together approximately 30-40 stalls. Covering sports & leisure, financial planning, befriending groups, social care, advice and lots more.
Allendale Centre, Hanham Rd, Wimborne
Wed 9 May

More details - Ceri Dupree Famous Female Impersonator
Thursday 10th May Ceri Dupree is undoubtedly the finest female impersonator treading the boards today. This show deserves its 5 stars for Dupree’s costumes alone, but more than that it’s just a terrific show.
The Cumberland Hotel - East Overcliff Drive - Bournemouth
Thu 10 May

More details - Brownsea Island - Shoreline ramble
Join one of our experienced rangers and discover more about the creatures that make the Brownsea shoreline their home. Booking Essential. Phone: 01202707744.
Brownsea Island
Fri 11 May

More details - Ceri Dupree Famous Female Impersonator
Friday 11th May Ceri Dupree is undoubtedly the finest female impersonator treading the boards today. This show deserves its 5 stars for Dupree’s costumes alone, but more than that it’s just a terrific show.
The Cumberland Hotel - East Overcliff Drive - Bournemouth
Fri 11 May

More details - Highwood Garden -  Open Day
Charborough is a traditional rural estate located in South Dorset, close to the towns of Wareham, Blandford Forum and Wimborne Minster. First recorded in the Doomsday Book, Charborough has a rich and colourful history and is now host to an increasingly wide range of activity.
Highwood Garden Open Day:Charborough Park, Wareham, Dorset
Sat 12 May

More details - Baby & Children’s Charity Nearly New Sale
Baby & children’s nearly new sale selling toys, books, clothes, equipment etc (ages 0-12). Raising funds for Poole Hospital charity SPRING. Admission £1 to include refreshments. Homemade cakes on sale too.
Broadstone Methodist Church, Lower Blandford Road, Broadstone
Sat 12 May

More details - Harcombe House - Open Garden for NGS
Landscaped into the hillside 500ft above the Char Valley with spectacular views across Charmouth and Lyme Bay, the ¾ acre garden, maintained by the owners, is laid out as a series of gravel paths and terraces connected by steps.
Harcombe House, Bridport
Sat 12 May and Sun 13 May

More details - Wolverhollow - Open Garden for NGS
Over 1 acre of informal mature garden on different levels. Lawns lead past borders and rockeries down to a shady lower garden. Numerous paths take you past a variety of uncommon shrubs and plants. A managed meadow has an abundance of primulas growing close to stream. A garden not to be missed!
Wolverhollow, Monkton Wyld
Sun 13 May and Mon 14 May

More details - Wincombe Park - Open Garden for NGS
Extensive mature garden with sweeping panoramic views from lawn over parkland to lake and enchanting woods through which you can wander amongst bluebells. Garden is a riot of colour in spring with azaleas, rhododendrons and camellias in flower amongst shrubs and unusual trees. Beautiful walled kitchen garden.
Wincombe Park, Shaftesbury
Sun 13 May, Wed 16 May

More details - Mayfield - Open Garden for NGS
Town garden of approx ¼ acre. Front: formal hard landscaping planted with drought-resistant shrubs and perennials. Shaded area has wide variety of hostas. Back garden contrasts with a seductive series of garden rooms containing herbaceous perennial beds separated by winding grass paths and rustic arches.
Mayfield, Wimborne Minster
Sun 13 May, Wed 16 May, Sun 27 May, Wed 6 Jun, Wed 13 Jun

More details - Lyme Regis Carnival May Fete
Music from B Sharp, Opening by the Mayor, Long Sword Dancing, Uplyme Morris Dancing, Taekwondo Display, Lyme Regis Majorettes, Falconry Display, 55+ Fantastic Stalls, Hot Food, Ice-Cream, Fresh Coffee, Homemade Cakes, Refreshments, BOUNCY CASTLE, Glitter Tattoos, Face Painting, Fete Games, Activities, Raffle,
Anning Road Recreation Ground, Anning Road, Lyme Regis
Sun 13 May

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
Sun 13 May, Thu 17 May

More details - Q - Open Garden for NGS
Q is essentially all things to all men, a modern cottage town garden with many facets, jam packed with bulbs, shrubs, trees, climbers and herbaceous plants. Gazebo, statutes, water, bonsai and topiary.
Q, Dorchester
Sun 13 May

More details - Kingston Lacy - An evening of music at Kingston Lacy
A special fundraising evening in partnership with the Purbeck Art Weeks Festival featuring international musicians. This classical concert will celebrate and feature Kingston Lacy’s Erard piano, restored for last year’s recital.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Sun 13 May

More details - Margaret Green Week 2018
www.margaretgreenanimalrescue.org.uk/Margaret_Green_Week_2018.html
Church Knowle, Dorset
Mon 14 May to Sun 20 May

More details - Panama Hat New Orleans Jazz Band
Monday 14th May; The Panama Hat New Orleans Jazz Band 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)
Mon 14 May

More details - Stanbridge Mill - Open Garden for NGS
Hidden garden created in 1990s around C18 water mill (not open) on R Allen. Series of linked formal gardens featuring herbaceous and iris borders, pleached limes, white walk and wisteria-clad pergola. 20-acre nature reserve with reed beds and established shelter belts.
Stanbridge Mill, Gussage All Saints
Tue 15 May

More details - Free GDPR advice and HR guidance for local businesses
Businesses are invited to Lighthouse, Poole, on Tuesday May 15 for a complimentary seminar on GDPR and employment law. Taking place from 4pm to 6.30pm, the afternoon will be hosted by Poole BID and the UK’s leading HR consultants, Peninsula.
21 Kingland Rd, Poole
Tue 15 May

More details - Chine View - Open Garden for NGS
Unique Chine garden adjacent to public footpath leading to beach. Features incl extensive terraced rockery incorporating 330 tons of Purbeck stone, palladian rotunda, subtropical plants and profusion of azaleas and rhododendrons.
Chine View, Poole
Thu 17 May, Sun 20 May, Sun 1 Jul

More details - Max Gate - Tea with Mr Hardy and Marie Stopes
Mr Hardy invites you to take tea with him in his garden along with special guest Marie Stopes and a short performance from the Hardy Players. Suggested donation to the New Hardy Players for the tea of adult 3, child 2. Booking Not Needed. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Max Gate
Thu 17 May and Fri 18 May

More details - The Story Of The Beach Boys® A Tribute
Presented here is a unique opportunity to hear a comprehensive selection of chart hits America’s biggest pop band ever recorded including: God Only Knows - Good Vibrations - I Get Around - Surfin’ USA - Fun Fun Fun - California Girls - Sloop John B and many more that you will surely know and by the end of the evening
Mowlem Theatre,Shore Rd, Swanage
Fri 18 May

More details - Museum at night
Story telling with Lizzie Bryant Face-painting with Lianne Costin and Ellen Austin Dinosaur crafts with Alison Bowskill Free hot drink from Dottie Kitchen
Bridge Street, Lyme Regis Dorset
Fri 18 May

More details - Elvis Tribute Night @ Cumberland Hotel
Friday 18th May Elvis Tribute Night - Followed by After Party Discotheque Garry Foley as Elvis - www.elvisshow.co.uk
The Cumberland Hotel - East Overcliff Drive - Bournemouth
Fri 18 May

More details - Namvula
Creating an intrepid new world where folk and urban traditions of her Zambian homeland blend with London’s vibrant eclectic music scene, Namvula crosses boundaries with a refreshing honesty and evocative lyricism, transporting listeners into different worlds whilst staying firmly rooted in African soil.
Winterborne Stickland Village Hall West Street Winterborne Stickland Blandford Forum
Fri 18 May

More details - Waggy Tails Rescue Charity Golf Day
The winner will be the first recipient of the John Way Memorial Shield. For further details and to obtain an entry form, please contact Paul Chapman.
Ferndown Forest Golf Club, Forest Links Road, Ferndown
Fri 18 May

More details - The Story Of The Beach Boys® A Tribute
Presented here is a unique opportunity to hear a comprehensive selection of chart hits America’s biggest pop band ever recorded including: God Only Knows - Good Vibrations - I Get Around - Surfin’ USA - Fun Fun Fun - California Girls - Sloop John B and many more that you will surely know and by the end of the evening
Bridport Arts Centre, 9 South St, Bridport
Sat 19 May

More details - Namvula
Creating an intrepid new world where folk and urban traditions of her Zambian homeland blend with London’s vibrant eclectic music scene, Namvula crosses boundaries with a refreshing honesty and evocative lyricism, transporting listeners into different worlds whilst staying firmly rooted in African soil.
Broadmayne Village Hall Broadmayne Dorchester
Sat 19 May

More details - Burton Bradstock - Spring Tide Food Festival
Come and celebrate this great foodie festival on the spectacular Jurassic coast. Spring Tide pulls together some of the best local food, drink, art and entertainment available on this outstanding coastline.
Burton Bradstock
Sat 19 May and Sun 20 May

More details - Rocky Flower Show and Plant Fair
A must-see event for anybody interested in the diversity of small plants, this competitive show is full of surprises. It is run by the Alpine Garden Society, show-casing mountain plants, small herbaceous plants, dwarf shrubs and bulbs.
Queen Elizabeth’s School, Blandford Road, Pamphill, Wimborne, Dorset
Sat 19 May

More details - GroundDog Day 2018
www.margaretgreenanimalrescue.org.uk/GroundDog_Day_2018.html
Lincoln Farm Rescue & Rehoming Centre, Bere Road, Winterborne Kingston, Blandford Forum
Sun 20 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
Sun 20 May and Mon 21 May

More details - 22 Holt Road - Open Garden for NGS
¾ acre walled garden for all seasons. Garden seating throughout the diverse planting areas, incl Mediterranean courtyard garden and wisteria pergola. Walk up slope beside rill and bog garden to raised bed vegetable garden. Return through shrubbery and rockery back to waterfall cascading into a pebble beach.
22 Holt Road, Poole
Sun 20 May, Sun 17 Jun

More details - North Dorset Cycle Ride
Charity Cycle Ride over three different routes in aid of Prostate cancer and organised by Shaftesbury Rotary
Shaftesbury Town Hall, High Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Sun 20 May

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
Sun 20 May, Tue 22 May

More details - Hinton Admiral - Open Garden for NGS
Magnificent 20 acre garden within a much larger estate, now being restored and developed. Mature plantings of deciduous azaleas and rhododendrons amidst a sea of bluebells. Wandering paths lead through rockeries and beside ponds, and a stream with many cascades. Orchids appear in the large lawns.
Hinton Admiral, Christchurch
Sun 20 May

More details - Studland Bay - Heathland Hullabaloo
We Love heathland! Come along to Knoll Beach and discover more about the surrounding heathland and the organisations that help look after it. Get hands on with our wildlife activities and head over the heath on a landrover safari. Booking Not Needed.
Studland Bay, Knoll Beach Visitor Centre, Ferry Road, Studland, Dorset
Sun 20 May

More details - Deans Court - Open Garden for NGS
13 acres of peaceful, partly wild gardens in ancient setting with mature specimen trees, Saxon fish pond, herb garden and apiary beside R Allen close to town centre. Apple orchard with wild flowers. 1st Soil Association accredited kitchen garden within C18 serpentine walls.
Deans Court, Wimborne Minster
Mon 21 May, Tue 19 Jun

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
Mon 21 May

More details - Love, Bombs and Apples
Love, Bombs and Apples is the comic and poignant new play from award winning playwright Hassan Addulrazzak (Baghdad Wedding, The Prophet) - a tale of four men, each from different parts of the globe, all experiencing a moment of revelation.
Lighthouse Poole
Fri 25 May

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 25 May, Mon 28 May

More details - Golden Cap - Jurassic Coast boat trip from Lyme Regis 2018
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, bookings open late January.
Golden Cap
Fri 25 May

More details - Goldstone - Diva Show
Friday 25th May Goldstone – The Diva Show - Followed by After Party Discotheque www.goldstonelive.com This Beautiful Trio bring you Glamour & Excellence Singing the Top Diva Hits One Night Only, Candy Man Boogie, Keep Me Hanging On, Rolling In the Deep, Valerie, Respect, Bond Girl Medley, River Deep Mountain...
The Cumberland Hotel - East Overcliff Drive - Bournemouth
Fri 25 May

More details - Melon Madness!
Every child who brings a melon for the primates receives a free Monkey World badge over the bank holiday weekend.
Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre Longthorns Wareham Dorset
Sat 26 May to Mon 28 May

More details - Civil War: Besieged & Betrayed
Experience musket drills and weaponry displays; a dramatic re-enactment of the first siege in 1642. Please check website for timings and be aware of loud bangs during the musket drills which may be stressful for dogs and young children.
National Trust The Square Corfe Castle Wareham
Sat 26 May and Sun 27 May

More details - DORSET ART WEEKS   ART SHOW  local artists WENDY JUMP AND JUDE TAYLOR
Locally based artists Wendy Jump and Jude Taylor are holding an art exhibition in Blackpug Books. Come along and enjoy browsing original art, prints and greetings cards, in this fascinating and quirky town house in the pretty market town of Wimborne Minster. Close to cafes, pubs and interesting shops.
Black pug Books, 24 Westborough, Wimborne
Sat 26 May to Sun 10 Jun

More details - Studland Bay - Seashore Explorers
What lurks beneath the waves' Come and discover the hidden secrets of the seashore and make a sand sculpture or shell mobile. Booking Not Needed.
Studland Bay, Knoll Beach Visitor Centre, Ferry Road, Studland, Dorset
Sat 26 May to Sun 3 Jun

More details - Corfe Castle - Civil War: Besieged & Betrayed
Experience musket drills, weaponry displays and a dramatic re-enactment of the first siege in 1642. Booking Not Needed. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Dogs on leads welcome.
Corfe Castle, The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham,
Sat 26 May and Sun 27 May

More details - 1940's Day
A 1940’s themed day. This is an opportunity to visit areas of the fort not generally open to the public. Take part in the ‘Evacuee Experience’ with Nothe Fort guides. Displays of military and civilian vehicles and 1940’s memorabilia.
Nothe Fort Barrack Road Weymouth
Sat 26 May

More details - Coastal Comedy presents the stupendous Angela Barnes!
As seen on: Mock the Week (BBC2) Live At The Apollo (BBC) Host of Newsjack (BBC Radio 4) and many more! Angela won the BBC Radio 2’s New Comedy Award in 2011, and has continued to be a regular on the stand-up circuit, playing even bigger venues.
Lighthouse 21 Kingland Rd Poole
Sat 26 May

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
Sat 26 May and Sun 27 May

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 - Lawsbrook - Open Garden for NGS
10th Year of opening for NGS! More than 130 different tree species spread over 6 acres in a garden founded in 1959. Significant numbers of native species and many unusual specimens incl Dawn Redwood, Damyio Oak and Wollemi Pine. Formal borders and raised bed vegetable and flower garden.
Lawsbrook, Shillingstone
Sun 27 May and Mon 28 May

More details - Harlem Globetrotters
Harlem Globetrotters. Artists performing: Harlem Globetrotters.: Tickets avaiable.
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC), Bournemouth
Sun 27 May

More details - Annalal's Gallery - Open Garden for NGS
Enchanting 150 yr-old cottage, home of two Royal Academy artists. 32ft x 12½ft garden on 3 patio levels. Pencil gate leads to colourful scented Victorian walled garden. Sculptures and paintings hide among the flowers and shrubs.
Annalal’s Gallery, Christchurch
Sun 27 May, Sun 3 Jun, Sun 24 Jun, Sun 22 Jul

More details - Staddlestones - Open Garden for NGS
A beautiful setting for a cottage garden with colour themed borders, pleached limes and hidden gems, leading over chalk stream to shady area which has some unusual plants incl hardy orchids and arisaemas. Plenty of areas just to sit and enjoy the wildlife.
Staddlestones, Wimborne
Sun 27 May, Mon 28 May, Thu 21 Jun

More details - Studland Bay - Trust10
Trust10 is a free monthly trail run across selected National Trust sites, open to both members and non members. Come along with your friends and family, explore the landscape and enjoy a challenging multi terrain run involving some public roads.
Studland Bay, Knoll Beach Visitor Centre, Ferry Road, Studland, Dorset
Sun 27 May

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 - Shapwick Country Fair
Shapwick Country Fair A great traditional country fair and a brilliant family afternoon out with lots of fun things to do including… ferret racing, coconut shy, fun dog show, tombola, skittles, kids races, Dorset Knob contests, nail in the bale, plants, produce, splat the rat, kids steam train rides, bar, Pimms, BBQ,
Shapwick Village Green, Stewards Lane, Shapwick, Dorset
Sun 27 May

More details - Flying Cow by De Stilte
Playtime is fun yet serious at the same time. Once you’re totally immersed, anything can happen... Flying on the wings of their imagination, two girls and a boy embark on a standoff: because when there are three of you, who plays with whom?
Pavilion Dance South West
Sun 27 May

More details - Land: Nature tales from the Mother of the Mound
Thora, a 3,000 year old nature spirit, waits to be woken. What pearls of wisdom will she reveal? Come and listen to one of our local storytellers, Michelle O’Brien as she wakens the spirit of nature. Check website for timings. Dogs on leads are welcome.
National Trust The Square Corfe Castle Wareham
Tue 29 May to Thu 31 May

More details - Corfe Castle - 'Land':nature tales from the Mother of the Mound
Thora, a 3,000 year old spirit, waits to be woken. What pearls of wisdom will she reveal' Booking Not Needed. Dogs on leads welcome.
Corfe Castle, The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham,
Tue 29 May to Thu 31 May

More details - Marti Pellow
Marti Pellow The Private Collection Tour. Artists performing: Marti Pellow.: Tickets avaiable.
Bournemouth Pavilion, Bournemouth
Tue 29 May

More details - Wildlife weekend at Corfe
Join local experts in our nature tent and meet some of the diverse wildlife of the surrounding Purbeck landscape. This is a unique opportunity to find out more about some of nature’s curious creatures up close. Dogs on leads are welcome.
National Trust The Square Corfe Castle Wareham
Fri 1 Jun to Sun 3 Jun

More details - 24 Carlton Road North - Open Garden for NGS
Long garden on several levels. Steps and narrow sloping paths lead to beds and borders filled with trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants incl many unusual varieties. A garden which continues to evolve and reflect an interest in texture, shape and colour. Wildlife is encouraged by the provision of homes.
24 Carlton Road North, Weymouth
Fri 1 Jun to Mon 4 Jun

More details - We value our volunteers
Free garden admission to anyone showing proof of volunteering status, in any capacity, in celebration of National Volunteers Week. Meet up with our own volunteers in the morning or simply relax as you enjoy a stroll around our naturalistic garden.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Fri 1 Jun

More details - Public Image Ltd
Public Image Ltd Plus Special Guests. Artists performing: Public Image Ltd.: Tickets avaiable.
O2 Academy Bournemouth, Bournemouth
Fri 1 Jun

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 - Baby & Children’s Charity Nearly New Sale
Baby & children’s nearly new sale selling toys, books, clothes, equipment etc (ages 0-12). Raising funds for Poole Hospital charity SPRING. Admission £1 to include refreshments. Homemade cakes on sale too.
Broadstone Methodist Church, Lower Blandford Road, Broadstone
Sat 2 Jun

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 - 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 - 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
Wed 6 Jun to Sun 1 Jul

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.
Sixpenny Handley Village Hall Common Road Sixpenny Handley
Wed 6 Jun

Anything Goes More details - Anything Goes
Sail back with us to an era of glitz and Gatsby Glamour as we embark on an epic voyage. Among the passengers heading for England on the luxury liner SS American are Reno Sweeney, a sometime celebrity evangelist turned nightclub entertainer and Lord Oakleigh, a wealthy English aristocrat, accompanied by his...
Regent Centre, Christchurch
Wed 6 Jun to Sat 9 Jun
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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 - Art Day at Knoll Gardens
In celebration of Dorset Art Weeks the Knoll Gardens Foundation welcomes artists to the garden to be inspired by the Knoll’s acclaimed naturalistic style.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Fri 8 Jun

More details - Civil War Falconry
Come and meet out birds of prey and learn about the famous falconers who became embroiled in the English Civil War. Check the website for timings, dogs on leads are welcome.
National Trust The Square Corfe Castle Wareham
Sat 9 Jun, Sun 10 Jun, Sat 16 Jun, Sun 17 Jun, Sat 23 Jun, Sun 24 Jun, Sat 30 Jun, Sun 1 Jul

More details - Cheese & Chilli Festival
The Cheese and Chilli Festival is back again in 2018 with a bang! The Cheese & Chilli Festival is a family show offering something for everyone. There are approximately 100 trade stands selling cheese and chilli associated products as well as craft and retail goods.
Next To Hurn Airport
Sat 9 Jun and Sun 10 Jun

More details - Christchurch Cheese & Chilli Festival
The Cheese and Chilli Festival is the only show in the UK which celebrates both Cheese and Chilli within a festival setting. The event is organised by 33rd Management Ltd who created the first event in 2014. The events are aimed towards the family audience as there is simply something for everyone.
Next to Hurn Bridge Equestrian Centre Parley Lane Christchurch
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Cancer Research Race for Life 5K - Bournemouth
This is a 5k suitable for all abilities. This is women, young women & children uniting with one purpose, to raise valuable funds for Cancer Research. THIS IS BEATING CANCER. 5k (or just over 3 miles) is an achievable distance for all ages and abilities.
The Seafront Pier Approach Bournemouth
Sun 10 Jun

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 - Simon and Garfunkel: Through the Years
Simon and Garfunkel: Through the Years is the most authentic sounding concert which celebrates the unforgettable music of Simon Garfunkel. Made up of Dan Haynes Pete Richards, Bookends have toured the globe extensively with their concerts being described as simply breathtaking.
The Tivoli Theatre West Borough Wimborne Minster
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Cancer Research Race for Life 10K - Bournemouth
10k is a great step up from our 5k events. Up the challenge and take part in the Race for Life 10k. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research. THIS IS BEATING CANCER. 10k (or just over 6 miles) may sound a little daunting but it is an achievable challenge for anyone with a bit of training.
The Seafront Pier Approach Bournemouth
Sun 10 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 - Hanford School - Open Garden for NGS
Perhaps the only school in England with a working kitchen garden growing quantities of seasonal vegetables, fruit and flowers for the table. The rolling lawns host sports matches, gymnastics, dance and plays while ancient cedars look on. The stable clock chimes the hour and the chapel presides over it all.
Hanford School, Blandford Forum
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Canzonetta 'music for a summer afternoon'
Canzonetta is presenting a concert for a summer afternoon at St. Andrew’s Church, Milborne St. Andrew on Sunday 10th June at 3pm. This popular close harmony group will be making its first appearance at St. Andrew’s, singing three and four part harmony songs from across five centuries.
St. Andrew’s Church, Church Hill, Milborne St. Andrew
Sun 10 Jun

More details - The Old Vicarage - Open Garden for NGS
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
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Donhead Hall - Open Garden for NGS
Walled garden overlooking deer park. The house and garden are built into the side of a hill with uninterrupted views to Cranborne Chase. Martin Lane Fox designed the terracing and advised on the landscaping of the gardens which are on 4 different levels.
Donhead Hall, Shaftesbury
Wed 13 Jun

More details - Hardys Cottage - Nature's remedies
Explore the Hardy family home with this new trail and learn how Thomas and his family would have used herbs growing in their garden to make medicines to cure their illnesses. Booking Not Needed. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Hardys Cottage, Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester
Fri 15 Jun to Mon 13 Aug

More details - Dorset Midsummer Music Festival 2018
Dorset Midsummer Music Festival is a family friendly festival set in an area of outstanding natural beauty. This festival offers a range of great music that builds on previous years, that has included Ben Waters, Neil Cowley, DD Allen and Mi3.
Warren Farm
Fri 15 Jun and Sat 16 Jun

More details - Sculpture in the Garden – stone carving workshop with Sarah Moore
Join sculptor and fine artist Sarah Moore in the garden at Knoll for this special one-day stone carving workshop. Working in local Bath stone you will learn basic stone relief carving skills as you create an original piece to take home. Booking essential as very limited numbers.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Fri 15 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 - Garden Wildlife Walk
Reconnect with nature on this special wildlife discovery walk in Knoll’s naturalistic garden. Suitable for adults and older children only, activities will be weather dependant but could include looking for nectaring insects on the flowering perennials, opening a moth trap to reveal the garden’s night time visitors,...
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Sat 16 Jun, Sat 4 Aug

More details - Brownsea Island - Eco Adventure Camping 2018
Continued into 2018, new public camping option for the experienced camper and people who love nature and the great outdoors. Campers are even welcome to kayak/sail/paddle across from the mainland straight to South Shore. Booking is essential. Booking Essential. Phone: 01202 492161. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Brownsea Island
Sat 16 Jun to Tue 14 Aug

More details - Magna Sinfonia Summer Concert - Homelands
Magna Sinfonia are delighted to announce their summer concert. Conductor Cayenna Ponchione will lead the orchestra though an exciting Homelands programme. The orchestra has an enviable reputation for delivering near-professional performance and their performances are always well received.
Parkstone Grammar School, Sopers Lane, Poole
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Cancer Research Pretty Muddy 5K - Poole
Race for Life Pretty Muddy® is the Cancer Research brilliant muddy obstacle course. Scramble over the A-frame. Crawl through the mud pit. Have fun with your friends and raise valuable Funds for BEATING CANCER.
Baiter Park Catalina Drive Poole
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Cancer Research Pretty Muddy Kids - Poole
Race for Life Pretty Muddy Kids is the Cancer Research brilliant muddy obstacle course just for the little ones. They can take on the obstacles, crawl through the mud pit and have fun with friends, all the while helping raise valuable funds for BEATING CANCER.
Baiter Park Catalina Drive Poole
Sat 16 Jun

More details - The Old School House - Open Garden for NGS
Small village garden laid out in last 4 yrs with planting of hedges into rooms incl orchard, secret garden and pergola walkway. Strong framework of existing large trees, beds are mostly planted with roses and herbacious plants. Pleached hornbeam screen.
The Old School House, Blandford Forum
Sun 17 Jun, Wed 20 Jun

More details - The Old Rectory, Manston - Open Garden for NGS
Beautifully restored 5 acre garden. S-facing wall with 120ft herbaceous border edged by old brick path. Enclosed yew hedge flower garden. Wildflower meadow marked with mown paths and young plantation of mixed hardwoods. Well maintained walled Victorian kitchen garden with new picking flower section.
The Old Rectory, Manston, Sturminster Newton
Sun 17 Jun, Wed 20 Jun

More details - Western Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
’This secluded and magical 1-acre garden captures the spirit of warmer climes and begs for repeated visits’ (Gardening Which'). Created over 40 yrs it offers enormous variety with rose, Mediterranean courtyard and woodland gardens, herbaceous borders and cherry tree and camellia walk.
Western Gardens, Poole
Sun 17 Jun, Sun 29 Jul

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 - Cancer Research Race for Life 10K - Poole
10k is a great step up from our 5k events. Up the challenge and take part in the Race for Life 10k. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research. THIS IS BEATING CANCER. 10k (or just over 6 miles) may sound a little daunting but it is an achievable challenge for anyone with a bit of training.
Baiter Park Catalina Drive Poole
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Father's Day - FREE ENTRY for Dads at Farmer Palmer's Farm Park
Celebrate Father’s Day down on the farm - Free entry for Dad with our downloadable voucher, please visit Farmer Palmer’s website, Facebook page or call 01202 622 022.
Farmer Palmers Farm Park, Wareham Rd, Organford, Poole, Dorset
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Donhead Hall - Open Garden for NGS
Walled garden overlooking deer park. The house and garden are built into the side of a hill with uninterrupted views to Cranborne Chase. Martin Lane Fox designed the terracing and advised on the landscaping of the gardens which are on 4 different levels.
Donhead Hall, Shaftesbury
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Cancer Research Race for Life 5K - Poole
This is a 5k suitable for all abilities. This is women, young women & children uniting with one purpose, to raise valuable funds for Cancer Research. THIS IS BEATING CANCER. 5k (or just over 3 miles) is an achievable distance for all ages and abilities.
Baiter Park Catalina Drive Poole
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Father’s Day
Dad’s get 50% off entry at Monkey World on Father’s day! Simply download the voucher from the website and present it at the entrance gate.
Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre Longthorns Wareham Dorset
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Littlebredy Walled Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
1 acre walled garden on S-facing slopes of Bride River Valley. Herbaceous borders, riverside rose walk, lavender beds and potager vegetable and cut flower gardens. Original Victorian glasshouses, one under renovation.
Littlebredy Walled Gardens, Littlebredy
Tue 19 Jun, Tue 26 Jun

More details - Bristol Old Vic Theatre School: The Mill on the Floss
Brought up at Dorlcote Mill, Maggie Tulliver worships her brother Tom and is desperate to win the approval of her parents, but her passionate, wayward nature and her fierce intelligence bring her into constant conflict with her family.
Frampton Village Hall Frampton Dorchester
Wed 20 Jun

More details - Designing in the Naturalistic Style
Join Neil Lucas for a walk around his acclaimed garden at Knoll as he explains his ethos and some of the concepts and techniques that have gone into the creation of this naturalistic, wildlife-friendly garden.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Thu 21 Jun, Thu 12 Jul

More details - Dorset Wildlife Trust Member's Day
Meet up with representatives of Dorset’s largest conservation charity on this special day and discover how Knoll’s naturalistic gardening ethos continues to create a garden that welcomes wildlife as well as providing year-round beauty.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Fri 22 Jun

More details - The Hollow, Blandford Forum - Open Garden for NGS
Hillside cottage garden built on chalk, about acre with an interesting variety of plants in borders that line the numerous sloping pathways. Water features for wildlife and well placed seating areas to sit back and enjoy the views.
The Hollow, Blandford Forum, Blandford Forum
Sat 23 Jun, Sun 24 Jun, Wed 27 Jun

More details - Chideock Manor - Open Garden for NGS
6/7 acres of formal and informal gardens. Bog garden beside stream and series of ponds. Yew hedges and mature trees. Lime and crab apple walks, herbaceous borders, colourful rose and clematis arches, fernery and nuttery. Walled vegetable garden and orchard. Woodland and lakeside walks. Fine views.
Chideock Manor, Bridport
Sat 23 Jun and Sun 24 Jun

More details - CHARITY MIDSUMMER BALL - Raising funds to fight Motor Neurone Disease
Dust off your glad rags and polish up your bling! Come and enjoy this fun evening and help us to raise funds for the East Dorset and New Forest branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
Hilton Hotel, Terrace Road, Bournemouth
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Tashi Lhunpo Monks: Movement & Mudhra Workshop
In an interactive workshop, the Tibetan monks from Tashi Lhunpo introduce details of the unique costumes worn in the dances of the Gutor Festival at Tibetan New Year, and invite you to learn a few of the steps.
Springhead Gardens Fontmell Magna Shaftesbury
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Tashi Lhunpo Monks: The Power of Compassion
An evening of chant, mantras, music and dance by Tibetan Monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery; a magical window on to a world of reincarnation and Buddhist mysticism which has inspired audiences in theatres and festivals throughout Europe.
Springhead Gardens Fontmell Magna Shaftesbury
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Back to the 80's
Friday 22nd June Back to the 80’s - www.facebook.com/80sonshow Period Dress Welcome! Dress to Impress as Prizes for the Best Dressed Male and Female. Step back in time with this dynamic duo to when pop music was at its best! Grab your leg warmers or shoulder pads (or both), we’re going back to the... 80s!
The Cumberland Hotel - East Overcliff Drive - Bournemouth
Mon 25 Jun

More details - LinkedIn Training Talk with Networking
Women Inspiring Women Business Networking Group we would like to invite you to attend our Networking event featuring How to Use Linkedin for Your Business Effectively.
Play Golf, Riverside Avenue, behind Tesco’s Superstore, Castle Lane East, Bournemouth
Wed 27 Jun

More details - Clouds Hill - 1918: the road to Damascus
The travels and exploits of T E Lawrence in Arabia during 1918, month by month, are explored in a series of leaflets; each month a new one will be issued and given to visitors on arrival at Clouds Hill. Booking Not Needed.
Clouds Hill
Fri 29 Jun to Mon 27 Aug

More details - Broadway to Bournemouth
Friday 29th June Broadway to Bournemouth Starring Laura Fealy, Lea Martin & Paul Shinar A fun night out guaranteed Celebrating Musical Theatre Music with a contemporary twist
The Cumberland Hotel - East Overcliff Drive - Bournemouth
Fri 29 Jun

More details - Neddy Green Fayre 2018
Neddy Green is Having its 2nd Annual event/open day. Free entry with optional overnight camping at a cost of £7. Fun for children, come and feed the goats and ponies and dance around to some lovely live music. Bar, and home made food on site. www.neddygreen.co.uk
Neddy Green, Eddy Green Road, Lytchett Matravers
Sat 30 Jun and Sun 1 Jul

More details - Bugs and Buds
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.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Sat 30 Jun, Sat 28 Jul, Sat 25 Aug

More details - Lower Abbotts Wootton Farm - Open Garden for NGS
Sculptor owner reflects her creative flair in garden form, shape and colour. New open gravel garden contrasts with main garden consisting of lawns, borders and garden rooms, making a perfect setting for sculptures.
Lower Abbotts Wootton Farm, Bridport
Sat 30 Jun and Sun 1 Jul

More details - Purbeck Odyssey 2018
Purbeck Odyssey 2018 ‘The best walk I ever had’ and ‘wonderful views’ -just two of the comments from our hot but very happy walkers at the end of their day Walking to Save Young Lives in 2017. There are 5 walks ranging from 2.
Harmans Cross Village Hall, Haycrafts Lane, Harmans Cross, Swanage
Sat 30 Jun

More details - The Story Of The Beach Boys® A Tribute
Presented here is a unique opportunity to hear a comprehensive selection of chart hits America’s biggest pop band ever recorded including: God Only Knows - Good Vibrations - I Get Around - Surfin’ USA - Fun Fun Fun - California Girls - Sloop John B and many more that you will surely know and by the end of the evening
Weymouth Pavilion, The Esplanade, Weymouth
Sat 30 Jun

More details - Macmillan Dorset Bike Ride
The Macmillan Dorset Bike Ride is a charity cycle ride through the Dorset Lanes. Six circular routes include: 10 miles along local cycle paths, 25 miles through Charborough Estate, 38, 48,and 60 miles along the River Stour to Blandford and beyond and the challenging 100 miles.
Corfe Mullen Recreation Ground
Sun 1 Jul

More details - Pop-Up Opera Mozart Double Bill: Bastien & Bastienne and The Impresario
Pop-Up Opera return this summer with a sparkling new Mozart Double Bill: Der Schauspieldirektor & Bastien und Bastienne. Sit back and enjoy two delicious one-act comedies in which a pair of actresses battle it out to be the prima donna, and a pair of lovers tease and test their feelings for each other.
Charlton Down Herrison Hall Dorchester
Sun 1 Jul

More details - The Old Rectory, Litton Cheney - Open Garden for NGS
Steep paths lead to beguiling 4 acres of natural woodland with many springs, streams, 2 pools one a natural swimming pool planted with native plants. Front garden with pleached crabtree border, topiary and soft planting incl tulips, peonies, roses and verbascums.
The Old Rectory, Litton Cheney, Dorchester
Sun 1 Jul, Wed 4 Jul

More details - Rotary Gold Hill Fair
See later for more information shaftesburyrotaryclub.org/upcoming-events/gold-hill-fair Also view www.shaftesburyfringe.org.uk
Park Walk, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Sun 1 Jul

Abbotsbury Plant Finder’s Fair More details - Abbotsbury Plant Finder's Fair
A rare treat - a Specialist Plant Fair with unusual and exotic plants plus a large range of hardy shrubs & perennials.
Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens on B3157 Coast Road, Weymouth to Bridport
Sun 1 Jul
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More details - Dorset Rinbow Run
Naomi House & Jacksplace are bringing this awesome event back in 2018 and we’d love you to be part of it!
Upton Country Park Poole Road Upton Poole
Sun 1 Jul

More details - Bristol Old Vic Theatre School: The Mill on the Floss
Brought up at Dorlcote Mill, Maggie Tulliver worships her brother Tom and is desperate to win the approval of her parents, but her passionate, wayward nature and her fierce intelligence bring her into constant conflict with her family.
The Exchange Sturminster Newton
Wed 4 Jul

More details - Sculpture by the Lakes - Open Garden for NGS
Recently created modern garden with inspiration taken from all over the world. Described as a modern arcadia it follows traditions of the landscape movement, but for C21. Where sculpture has been placed, the planting palette has been kept simple, but dramatic, so that the work remains the star.
Sculpture by the Lakes, Dorchester
Wed 4 Jul

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 5 Jul, Sun 8 Jul

More details - Civil War Sutler
The ’Time Traveller’s Kitchen’ shows you culinary delights from the 17th century, using ingredients from Purbeck’s land, sea and sky. Check website for more details, dogs on leads are welcome.
The Square National Trust Corfe Castle Wareham
Sat 7 Jul, Sun 8 Jul, Sat 14 Jul, Sun 15 Jul, Sat 21 Jul, Sun 22 Jul

More details - Pop-Up Baby & Children’s Nearly New Sale @ Hamworthy Park Fete
Hamworthy Park is great fun for the whole family. Large paddling pool, beach, swing park and wide open spaces means there’s something for everyone here. Saturday 7th July 2018 is Hamworthy Park’s annual Fete.
Hamworthy Park Lulworth Avenue Hamworthy Poole Dorset
Sat 7 Jul

More details - Cranborne Manor Garden - Open Garden for NGS
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.
Cranborne Manor Garden, Cranborne
Sat 7 Jul

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 10 Jul

More details - Open Air Theatre: Pirates of Penzance
When a young man named Frederick leaves the band of pirates he was raised by to find true love and respectability, hilarity ensues. Pack a picnic to enjoy before the performance, seating is not provided so bring a rug or seat to sit on. Dogs on leads are welcome.
National Trust The Square Corfe Castle Wareham
Fri 13 Jul

More details - CREAM TEAS WEEKEND - Raising funds to fight Motor Neurone Disease
What could be better after a drive out in the Dorset countryside than tea and cake? This event, courtesy of the Mackrell Charity, is where you can enjoy a traditional cream tea or indulge yourself with a slice of delicious home made cake.
The Old School, Church Street, Sturminster Marshall
Sat 14 Jul and Sun 15 Jul

More details - Bee day at Knoll Gardens
Open your eyes to the wonderful world of bees at this special event set in Knoll’s beautiful naturalistic garden.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Sat 14 Jul

More details - Broomhill - Open Garden for NGS
Once a farmyard now a delightful, tranquil garden set in 1½ acres. Island beds and borders are planted with shrubs, roses, masses of unusual perennials and choice annuals to give vibrancy and colour into the autumn.
Broomhill, Dorchester
Sun 15 Jul, Sun 12 Aug

Lancaster Insurance Classic & Supercars More details - Lancaster Insurance Classic & Supercars
Now in its 15th year with the largest display of Vintage, Classic & Supercars in the South West – Celebrating 70yrs of Land Rover plus display of 2000 cars and providing a great day out for both the dedicated car enthusiast and the family.
Sherborne Castle
Sun 15 Jul
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More details - The Secret Garden and Serles House - Open Garden for NGS
Alan Titchmarsh described this amusingly creative garden as one of the best 10 private gardens in Britain. The ingenious use of unusual plants complements the imaginative treasure trove of garden objects dart. The enchanting house is also open.
The Secret Garden and Serles House, Wimborne
Thu 19 Jul, Sun 22 Jul, Sun 29 Jul, Thu 2 Aug, Sun 5 Aug, Sun 19 Aug, Sun 26 Aug, Mon 27 Aug, Thu 30 Aug, Sat 1 Sep, Sun 2 Sep, Sun 9 Sep

More details - Larmer Tree Festival 2018
Larmer Tree Festival returns 19th - 22nd July 2018! Over the last 27 years, the event has cemented itself as one of the UK’s most loved and long standing festivals thanks to the combination of its breath-taking location, outstanding line ups and breadth of activities on offer.
Larmer Tree, Tollard Royal, Salisbury
Thu 19 Jul to Sun 22 Jul

More details - Bat Walk with Jan Freeborn
Enjoy a special evening stroll as you search for Knoll’s most elusive night-time visitors. Using the latest technology and years of experience, Jan will help you identify the bats you see and hear, and attract them down for a closer look.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Fri 20 Jul

More details - Guided Walk, Beautiful Butterflies with Keith Powrie
Locate and identify Knoll’s many butterflies with the expert help of Keith Powrie who has been recording butterfly sightings in the garden for many years.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Fri 20 Jul

More details - Jurassic Coast Challenge
A Poole Harbour start, then along the spectacular Jurassic Coast - a World Heritage Site since 2001. It’s up and down through Lulworth Cove to the Weymouth half way point, then past Portland Bill and the unique Chesil Beach to West Bay’s famous sandstone cliffs (of TV’s Broadchurch fame) - before a...
Poole Harbour / Bridport
Sat 21 Jul and Sun 22 Jul

More details - Holy Trinity Primary School Garden - Open Garden for NGS
An award winning wildlife garden, started in 2008 with the donation of a winning RHS Show Garden. Childrens raised beds, large wildlife pond, WWII garden with Anderson shelter, tranquil Memory Corner, Dorset’s largest living willow classroom, small orchard and bird garden.
Holy Trinity Primary School Garden, Weymouth
Sat 21 Jul and Sun 22 Jul

More details - 13th Leigh Food Fair and Vintage/Classic Car/Bike Show
Taste and buy some of the best food and drink on offer from local producers. The Stallholders will include:- Alweston Jam and Chutney Empire, , Chocolate Arthouse, Dorset Blue Viney, Dorset Pie Company, Devon Fishcakes, Fussels Fine Foods, James’s Cheeses, James’s Forager Spirit, Lavender Blue Food Company,...
Leigh Village Hall, Leigh, Sherborne
Sat 21 Jul

More details - 22 Holt Road - Open Garden for NGS
¾ acre walled garden for all seasons. Garden seating throughout the diverse planting areas, incl Mediterranean courtyard garden and wisteria pergola. Walk up slope beside rill and bog garden to raised bed vegetable garden. Return through shrubbery and rockery back to waterfall cascading into a pebble beach.
22 Holt Road, Poole
Sun 22 Jul, Sun 19 Aug

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
Sun 22 Jul and Mon 23 Jul

More details - National Garden Scheme Open Day
The NGS is the most significant charitable funder of nursing charities in the country having donated over £50m to date. Your visit today will help its work.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Fri 27 Jul, Fri 7 Sep

More details - Knoll Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Taking its inspiration from the natural world, Knolls naturalistic planting style mimics nature, building on the way plants co-exist to create a glorious garden packed with year-round interest. Practical planting ideas abound.
Knoll Gardens, Wimborne
Fri 27 Jul, Fri 7 Sep

More details - 44 Lower Blandford Road - Open Garden for NGS
Exotic garden full of bananas, palms and lush tropical planting, the garden is filled to the brim with unusual and rare plants, many seldom seen in British gardens.
44 Lower Blandford Road, Broadstone Poole
Sat 28 Jul, Sun 29 Jul, Sat 18 Aug, Sun 19 Aug

More details - Summer holidays at Corfe Castle:Civil War encampment
Get hands on with history this summer and take a step back in time to the English Civil War (1642-1651), where a journey of discovery and intrigue awaits. Check the website for more details, dogs on leads are welcome.
National Trust The Square Corfe Castle Wareham
Sat 28 Jul to Sun 2 Sep

More details - Puncknowle Fete
Puncknowle Fete 2:30 - 4:30pm Saturday 28th July 2018 Everything a “proper village fete has” and more. Grand Draw Prizes £100 cash, Tripp 3pc Nest luggage + other great prizes. Home-made Teas. Free Parking. Entry £1.00, children under 12’s free. In aid of St Mary’s Church.
Puncknowle Manor, Church Street, Puncknowle
Sat 28 Jul

More details - Great Dorset Chilli Festival
The Hottest Day Out In Dorset - The Great Dorset Chilli Festival - Wimborne St Giles, Dorset Food Festival The festival will be held on the last weekend in July 2018 and we are looking forward to another great day out for chilli enthusiasts, food lovers and families.
St Giles Park, Wimborne St Giles
Sat 28 Jul and Sun 29 Jul

More details - Manor Farm, Hampreston - Open Garden for NGS
Traditional farmhouse garden designed and cared for by 3 generations of the Trehane family through over 100yrs of farming and gardening at Hampreston. Garden is noted for its herbaceous borders and rose beds within box and yew hedges. Mature shrubbery, water and bog garden. Open for hellebores and snowdrops in Feb.
Manor Farm, Hampreston, Wimborne
Sun 29 Jul, Wed 1 Aug, Sun 12 Aug

More details - Miracle Theatre Company: The Cherry Orchard
A once-wealthy family faces ruin as society teeters on the brink of cataclysmic change… This summer, Miracle Theatre unpacks Chekhov’s bittersweet comedy about a once-wealthy family, whose idleness and extravagance have brought them to the brink of bankruptcy.
Springhead Gardens Fontmell Magna Shaftesbury SP7 ONU
Thu 2 Aug

More details - Miracle Theatre Company: The Cherry Orchard
A once-wealthy family faces ruin as society teeters on the brink of cataclysmic change… This summer, Miracle Theatre unpacks Chekhov’s bittersweet comedy about a once-wealthy family, whose idleness and extravagance have brought them to the brink of bankruptcy.
Sandford Orcas Higher Orchard Sherborne
Fri 3 Aug

More details - The Dorset Arts & Crafts Summer Exhibition 2018
The unmissable art and craft show of the summer is The Dorset Arts & Crafts Summer Exhibition which runs from Friday 3rd to Tuesday 7th August 2018. It’s where you will find some of the best contemporary and heritage crafts in Dorset.
Purbeck School, Worgret Road, Wareham
Fri 3 Aug to Tue 7 Aug

More details - Knoll Gardens Foundation Volunteer Recruitment Open Day
The Knoll Gardens Foundation is a charity set up to promote sustainable, wildlife friendly gardening. This special open day is your chance to find out about the charity and the volunteering opportunities it offers.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Fri 3 Aug

More details - The Story of Guitar Heroes
“If you like music and guitars you will LOVE this show!” Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Hank Marvin, Brian May and Slash are just some of the outstanding guitar heroes you will have chance to experience in one amazing show!
Weymouth Pavilion, The Esplanade, Weymouth, Dorset,
Fri 3 Aug

More details - Poole Country Fair
All day entertainment which may include birds of prey, working dogs, children’s entertainment as well as arts, crafts, gifts and food marquees.
Upton Country Park, Poole, Dorset
Sat 4 Aug and Sun 5 Aug

More details - Miracle Theatre Company: The Cherry Orchard
A once-wealthy family faces ruin as society teeters on the brink of cataclysmic change… This summer, Miracle Theatre unpacks Chekhov’s bittersweet comedy about a once-wealthy family, whose idleness and extravagance have brought them to the brink of bankruptcy.
Kimmeridge Bay Wareham
Sat 4 Aug

More details - Family Fun Day & Novelty Dog Show
www.margaretgreenanimalrescue.org.uk/Church_Knowle_Family_Fun_Day_Novelty_Dog_Show.html
Church Knowle Rehoming and Visitor Centre, Margaret Green Animal Rescue, Church Knowle, Wareham, Dorset
Sun 5 Aug

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
Sun 5 Aug, Thu 9 Aug

More details - 10 Brookdale Close - Open Garden for NGS
Described as a ’little piece of paradise’, our 70 foot by 50 foot garden is centred around a wildlife pond and tumbling waterfall. A rich kaleidoscope of colour combining both tropical and cottage garden with tree ferns, bananas, lilies, grasses, and beautiful perennials with a different view at every turn.
10 Brookdale Close, Broadstone
Sun 5 Aug, Sun 12 Aug

More details - Holworth Farmhouse - Open Garden for NGS
This unusual garden is tucked away without being isolated and has an atmosphere of extraordinary peace and tranquility. At no point do visitors perceive any idea of the whole, but have to discover, by degrees and at every turn, its element of surprise, its variety of features and its appreciation of space.
Holworth Farmhouse, Dorchester
Sun 5 Aug

More details - Annalal's Gallery - Open Garden for NGS
Enchanting 150 yr-old cottage, home of two Royal Academy artists. 32ft x 12½ft garden on 3 patio levels. Pencil gate leads to colourful scented Victorian walled garden. Sculptures and paintings hide among the flowers and shrubs.
Annalal’s Gallery, Christchurch
Sun 5 Aug

More details - The Local Family Fun Day 05/08/18
FREE facepaint for the first 50 children through the door thanks to Make Up Creations! Areas within the funday:- Arts, Craft & Gifts BBQ, Wraps, Jacket Potatoes, Pop Up Tea Room, Crepes, Hotdogs Character Appearances Face Painting FREE Childrens Entertainment Free Live Entertainment throughout the day Mini...
Magna Road, Canford Magna, Wimborne
Sun 5 Aug

More details - Knoll Gardens Foundation Annual Garden Wildlife Survey
Join wildlife volunteers and experts from the Dorset Wildlife Trust and other experts, as they discover more about Knoll’s garden wildlife and help survey the garden. Suitable for all ages, beginners and experts alike everyone is welcome to come along and get involved. No pre-booking required.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Tue 7 Aug

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
Fri 10 Aug to Mon 27 Aug

More details - Harcombe House - Open Garden for NGS
Landscaped into the hillside 500ft above the Char Valley with spectacular views across Charmouth and Lyme Bay, the ¾ acre garden, maintained by the owners, is laid out as a series of gravel paths and terraces connected by steps.
Harcombe House, Bridport
Sat 11 Aug, Sun 12 Aug, Tue 14 Aug

More details - The Story Of The Beach Boys® A Tribute
The Story Of The Beach Boys® A Tribute Presented here is a unique opportunity to hear a comprehensive selection of chart hits America’s biggest pop band ever recorded including: God Only Knows - Good Vibrations - I Get Around - Surfin’ USA - Fun Fun Fun - California Girls - Sloop John B and many more that you will
Marine Theatre, Church St, Lyme Regis
Sat 11 Aug

More details - WAREHAM SUMMER SALE - For the Motor Neurone Disease Association
Our annual visit to Wareham Town Hall where we will have stalls selling cakes, plants, garden produce, books, bric-a-brac, crafts & lots more! The Town Hall is in the centre of the town and easily acccessible with public car parking close by. Come and have a great day out!
Wareham Town Hall, East Street, Wareham
Sat 11 Aug

More details - Hardys Cottage - Nature's remedies
Explore the Hardy family home with this new trail and learn how Thomas and his family would have used herbs growing in their garden to make medicines to cure their illnesses. Booking Not Needed. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Hardys Cottage, Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester
Tue 14 Aug to Sun 30 Sep

More details - Brownsea Island - Eco Adventure Camping 2018
Continued into 2018, new public camping option for the experienced camper and people who love nature and the great outdoors. Campers are even welcome to kayak/sail/paddle across from the mainland straight to South Shore. Booking is essential. Booking Essential. Phone: 01202 492161. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Brownsea Island
Wed 15 Aug to Thu 27 Sep

More details - Squashbox Theatre: Tales from the Trees
Meet Craig, the friendly Forest Ranger and resident tree expert. It’s his job to make sure the woods are a peaceful and happy place, but he’s having a tough time of it today!
Durlston Country Park Swanage
Fri 17 Aug

More details - Ragged Victorians Victorian  reenactment weekend
The ’Ragged Victorians – ‘The Great Unwashed’ are an award winning living history group, re-enacting the lower classes of Victorian England, c1851.
Note Fort Barrack Road Weymouth
Sat 18 Aug and Sun 19 Aug

More details - Squashbox Theatre: Tales from the Trees
Meet Craig, the friendly Forest Ranger and resident tree expert. It’s his job to make sure the woods are a peaceful and happy place, but he’s having a tough time of it today!
Child Okeford Village Hall Blandford Forum
Sat 18 Aug

More details - International Orangutan Day
Bring a special treat for the orangutans to receive a special orangutan present! Help us celebrate all things orangutan, with stalls, fun trails, and talks.
Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre Longthorns Wareham Dorset
Sun 19 Aug

More details - Melplash Show
The Melplash Show is packed full of exhibits including livestock, horses, homecrafts & horticulture. With over 350 trade stands selling everything from locally produced food to tractor and plenty in between!
West Bay Show Ground, Bridport
Thu 23 Aug

More details - Cinema under the stars
This August bank holiday, Purbeck Film Festival present open air cinema at Corfe Castle. Come and experience the magic of watching a film with family and friends from the castle ruins. Please see website for film listings. Please be aware that screenings may be cancelled due to wet or windy conditions.
National Trust The Square Corfe Castle Wareham
Fri 24 Aug to Sun 26 Aug

More details - Little Women
Chapterhouse Theatre Company is proud to present the timeless story of Little Women, based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott. Join Chapterhouse as four sisters - Jo, Beth, Meg and Amy - tell the story of their life during the Civil War in America.
Athelhampton House and Gardens, Dorchester
Fri 24 Aug

More details - Melon Madness!
Every child who brings a melon for the primates receives a free Monkey World badge over the bank holiday weekend.
Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre Longthorns Wareham Dorset
Sat 25 Aug to Mon 27 Aug

More details - Halstock Fete & Flower Show
This a traditional Flower Show and Fete with all profits going to local and national charities. The Flower show invites entries for various home grown vegetable and flower categories as well as a childrens, photographic, craft and home made cakes & preserves competitions.
Halstock Village Hall
Sat 25 Aug

More details - Clouds Hill - 1918: the road to Damascus
The travels and exploits of T E Lawrence in Arabia during 1918, month by month, are explored in a series of leaflets; each month a new one will be issued and given to visitors on arrival at Clouds Hill. Booking Not Needed.
Clouds Hill
Tue 28 Aug to Fri 26 Oct

More details - Paw Patrol Live 2018! The Great Pirate Adventure
Paw Patrol Live 2018! The Great Pirate Adventure: Tickets avaiable.
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC), Bournemouth
Sat 1 Sep and Sun 2 Sep

More details - Bridport Ceilidhs, Sat 1st September
Dance to the music of "GIG CB ! " (The George Inn Giant Ceilidh Band) with caller Chris Shaw, on the weekend of the great Bridport Hat Festival. Enter the spirit of the occasion by wearing a suitable titfer (prizes to be won) !
Church House (St Marys) Hall, South Street, Bridport
Sat 1 Sep

More details - Swanage Folk Festival - A community based folk festival with concerts, dance displays and craft fair
From Friday 7th September to Sunday 9th September our small seaside town on the beautiful Jurassic coast of Dorset will fill up with hundreds of colourful dancers and the town will resonate to the sound of bells jingling, sticks thwacking and excellent music.
Sandpit Field, Shore Road, Swanage
Fri 7 Sep to Sun 9 Sep

More details - Civil War: Besieged & Betrayed
Experience musket drills, weaponry displays and ’The Betrayal’: a dramatic re-enactment of when the castle was finally taken in 1645. Check websites for timings, please be aware that there will be loud bangs from the musket drills that may be stressful for dogs and young children.
National Trust The Square Corfe Castle
Sat 8 Sep and Sun 9 Sep

More details - Saying Goodbye Service - Wimborne
Saying Goodbye are an International baby loss support charity (part of the Mariposa Trust. ) Since 2012, 100 services have been held across the UK, France & North America, the services are completely free and open to anyone of any faith or no faith.
Wimborne Minster, Wimborne
Sun 9 Sep

More details - Ornamental Grass Masterclass
Spend the afternoon with the UK’s leading authority on ornamental grasses as Knoll Gardens owner, Neil Lucas shares his wealth of knowledge and draws from personal experience and Knoll’s stunning autumn displays to provide practical advice.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Thu 13 Sep, Thu 4 Oct

More details - Wildlife weekend at Corfe
Join local experts in our nature tent to discover some of the diverse wildlife of the surrounding Purbeck landscape. This is a unique opportunity to find out all about some of nature’s curious creatures up close. Dogs on leads are welcome.
National Trust The Square Corfe Castle Wareham
Sat 15 Sep, Sun 16 Sep, Sat 22 Sep, Sun 23 Sep

More details - Better plant and garden photography workshop with Philip Smith
Join professional photographer Philip Smith, founder of International Garden Photographer of the Year on this special course starting with the magic of the early morning light in the garden!
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Sat 15 Sep

More details - Baby & Children’s Charity Nearly New Sale
Baby & children’s nearly new sale selling toys, books, clothes, equipment etc (ages 0-12). Raising funds for Poole Hospital charity SPRING. Admission £1 to include refreshments. Homemade cakes on sale too.
Broadstone Methodist Church, Lower Blandford Road, Broadstone
Sat 15 Sep

More details - Herons Mead - Open Garden for NGS
½ acre plantlover’s garden full of interest from spring (bulbs, many hellebores, pulmonaria, fritillaries) through abundant summer perennials, old roses scrambling through trees and late seasonal exuberant plants amongst swathes of tall grasses. Wildlife pond and plants to attract bees, butterflies, etc.
Herons Mead, Wool
Sun 16 Sep

More details - Country Fayre
www.margaretgreenanimalrescue.org.uk/Country_Fayre_Church_Knowle_2018.html
Church Knowle Rehoming and Visitor Centre, Margaret Green Animal Rescue, Church Knowle, Wareham, Dorset
Sun 23 Sep

More details - Jamie Smith's MABON
Jamie Smith’s MABON are among the UK’s foremost and finest exponents of original, interCeltic music.
Sturminster Marshall Hall Churchill Close Wimborne
Fri 28 Sep

More details - Autumn Arias
Come along and listen to some beautiful music sung by accomplished soprano Mehreen Shah. A recital of memorable music to celebrate some of our greatest composers. Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere with refreshments available.
Bournemouth Library, 22 The Triangle, Bournemouth
Fri 28 Sep

More details - Bugs and Buds
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.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Sat 29 Sep, Sat 27 Oct, Sat 24 Nov

More details - Land: Nature tales from the Mother of the Mound
Thora, a 3,000 year old nature spirit, waits to be woken. What pearls of wisdom will she reveal? Come along and watch and listen to our local storyteller, Michelle O’Brian as she wakes the spirit of nature. Check website for timings, dogs on leads are welcome.
National Trust The Square Corfe Castle Wareham
Sat 29 Sep and Sun 30 Sep

More details - Jamie Smith's MABON
Jamie Smith’s MABON are among the UK’s foremost and finest exponents of original, interCeltic music.
Studland Village Hall Studland Swanage
Sat 29 Sep

More details - The Magic Gang
The Magic Gang. Artists performing: The Magic Gang.: Tickets avaiable.
O2 Academy Bournemouth, Bournemouth
Tue 2 Oct

More details - Edmondsham House - Open Garden for NGS
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.
Edmondsham House, Wimborne
Wed 3 Oct, Wed 10 Oct, Wed 17 Oct, Wed 24 Oct

More details - Bridport Ceilidhs, Sat 6th October
A fun evening of dancing with English Contra Dance Band and Jane Thomas calling a mainly Contra and American dance night. All are welcome, though some experience of contra dancing would helpful. Bring & Share supper, some soft drinks provided, bring your own alcohol (The Woodman Inn is just opposite).
Church House (St Mary’s) Hall, South Street, Bridport
Sat 6 Oct

More details - Baby & Children’s Charity Nearly New Sale
Baby & children’s nearly new sale selling toys, books, clothes, equipment etc (ages 0-12). Raising funds for Poole Hospital charity SPRING - supporting families through baby loss. Rear access to the hall and plenty of parking available at Carter Community School, Blandford Close.
Hamworthy Scout Hall, Beccles Close, Hamworthy, Poole
Sat 6 Oct

More details - Free Entry for Grandparents on Grandparent's Day 7th October 2018
Celebrate Grandparent’s Day at Farmer Palmer’s with FREE Entry for grandparents! Simply download your voucher from Farmer Palmer’s website.
Farmer Palmers Farm Park, Wareham Rd, Organford, Poole, Dorset
Sun 7 Oct

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 14 Oct

More details - Elvana: Elvis Fronted Nirvana
Elvana: Elvis Fronted Nirvana. Artists performing: Elvana.: Tickets avaiable.
Old Fire Station, Bournemouth
Thu 18 Oct

More details - October half-term at Corfe Castle
There’s plenty to occupy you this half-term at Corfe: Can you help one of our poor knights flee the clutches of King John? Bring your own brave teddy to rescue one of our knights and help them escape down the zip wire from the Castle keep.
National Trust The Square Corfe Castle Wareham
Sat 20 Oct to Sun 28 Oct

More details - Barking Mud
www.margaretgreenanimalrescue.org.uk/Barking_Mud_2018.html
Lincoln Farm Rescue & Rehoming Centre, Bere Road, Winterborne Kingston, Blandford Forum
Sun 21 Oct

More details - Halloween Half Term Fun on the Farm
Low key spooktacular fun for little ones. Daily fang-tastic family activities added to the timetable; fancy dress, dancing, face painting and much mooo-re!
Farmer Palmers Farm Park, Wareham Rd, Organford, Poole, Dorset
Mon 22 Oct to Fri 26 Oct

More details - Clouds Hill - 1918: the road to Damascus
The travels and exploits of T E Lawrence in Arabia during 1918, month by month, are explored in a series of leaflets; each month a new one will be issued and given to visitors on arrival at Clouds Hill. Booking Not Needed.
Clouds Hill
Sat 27 Oct to Wed 31 Oct

More details - Lewis Capaldi
Lewis Capaldi. Artists performing: Lewis Capaldi.: Tickets avaiable.
O2 Academy Bournemouth, Bournemouth
Tue 30 Oct

More details - Halloween at Monkey World
FREE entry for children in FULL Halloween fancy dress. Free fancy dress competition with prizes, as well as the Activity Centre open for children.
Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre Longthorns Wareham Dorset
Wed 31 Oct

More details - Bridport Ceilidhs, Sat 3rd November
We welcome an Exeter band, Pigs Might Fly, with caller Richard Mason, for a fun evening of dancing. All are welcome, no partner or experience required, dances will be walked through and called throughout. Bring & Share (finger food) supper and bring your own wine/beer (the Woodman Inn is just opposite).
Church House (St Mary’s) Hall, South Street, Bridport
Sat 3 Nov

More details - Lawsbrook - Open Garden for NGS
10th Year of opening for NGS! More than 130 different tree species spread over 6 acres in a garden founded in 1959. Significant numbers of native species and many unusual specimens incl Dawn Redwood, Damyio Oak and Wollemi Pine. Formal borders and raised bed vegetable and flower garden.
Lawsbrook, Shillingstone
Sun 4 Nov

More details - Craft and Gift Market at Dorchester Corn Exchange by Mynt Image
Free to enter, quality and not on the high street Craft and Gift Market. Jewellery, handbags, leather goods, metal goods, textiles, beauty products, art, cards, etc etc
The Corn Exchange, High East Street, Dorchester, Dorset,
Sat 10 Nov

More details - Culture Club
Culture Club. Artists performing: Culture Club.: Tickets avaiable.
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC), Bournemouth
Sun 11 Nov

More details - The Cat Empire
The Cat Empire Plus Special Guest. Artists performing: The Cat Empire.: Tickets avaiable.
O2 Academy Bournemouth, Bournemouth
Wed 14 Nov

More details - Definitely Mightbe
Definitely Mightbe plus guests. Artists performing: Definitely Mightbe.: Tickets avaiable.
Old Fire Station, Bournemouth
Fri 16 Nov

More details - Baby & Children’s Charity Nearly New Sale
Baby & children’s nearly new sale selling toys, books, clothes, equipment etc (ages 0-12). Raising funds for Poole Hospital charity SPRING. Admission £1 to include refreshments. Homemade cakes on sale too.
Broadstone Methodist Church, Lower Blandford Road, Broadstone
Sat 17 Nov

More details - CHRISTMAS FAIR - Raising funds to fight Motor Neurone Disease
Christmas shopping with coffee & cake, what could be better? The East Dorset & New Forest branch of the MNDA are holding this event to raise funds to help us support local people with MND.
St Catherine’s Hill Community Hall, Marlow Drive, Christchurch
Sat 24 Nov

More details - Bad Manners
Bad Manners + Max Splodge. Artists performing: BAD MANNERS.: Tickets avaiable.
Electric Palace, Bridport
Thu 29 Nov

More details - The Human League
The Human League + Very Special Guest Midge Ure’s Band Electronica. Artists performing: The Human League.: Tickets avaiable.
Windsor Hall, Bournemouth
Fri 30 Nov

More details - Magical Christmas at Farmer Palmer's Farm Park
Father Christmas is coming to Farmer Palmers! We’re super excited that the jolly gent is visiting us again this year! He’s made time in his busy schedule to meet all the girls and boys who come to visit the farm park on weekends during December!
Farmer Palmers Farm Park, Wareham Rd, Organford, Poole, Dorset
Sat 1 Dec, Sun 2 Dec, Sat 8 Dec, Sun 9 Dec, Sat 15 Dec, Sun 16 Dec, Sat 22 Dec, Sun 23 Dec

More details - Bridport Ceilidhs, Sat 1st December
We welcome back the talented musical duo Doug Eunson & Sarah Matthews, teamed with inimitable caller Ray Goodswen, for our fun pre-Christmas dance. All are welcome, no experience or partner required - all dances will be walked through and called throughout.
Church House (St Mary’s) Hall, South Street, Bridport
Sat 1 Dec

More details - Baby & Children’s Charity Nearly New Sale
Baby & children’s nearly new sale selling toys, books, clothes, equipment etc (ages 0-12). Raising funds for Poole Hospital charity SPRING - supporting families through baby loss. Rear access and plenty of parking available at Carter community school, Blandford Close.
Hamworthy Scout Hall, Beccles Close, Hamworthy, Poole
Sat 1 Dec

More details - Winter lights at Corfe Castle
See the past in a magical light this Christmas at Corfe Castle. Take in the festive atmosphere with our braziers, beacons and contemporary lighting as you explore the castle grounds. Share your special memory or wish and place it on our wishing bridge. Check website for timings. Dogs on leads are welcome.
National Trust The Square Corfe Castle Wareham
Fri 7 Dec to Sun 9 Dec, Fri 14 Dec to Sun 16 Dec, Fri 21 Dec to Sun 23 Dec, Fri 28 Dec to Sun 30 Dec

More details - Winter solstice at Corfe
A unique opportunity to watch the sun rise on the shortest day of the year from the castle’s ruins, then enjoy a hot drink and a breakfast roll in the Castle Tea Rooms, booking essential. Please be aware that weather can affect the timings of this event.
National Trust The Square Corfe Castle Wareham
Fri 21 Dec