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More details - Walk: Changing Seasons in the Garden (1 of 4)
One of four new seasonal walks, Changing Seasons in the Garden offers a unique opportunity to spend time with Neil Lucas as part of Knoll’s 25-year anniversary celebrations!
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Today

More details - 6 Bridport Artists
’6 Bridport Artists’ presents the work of award winning and respected painters who honed their skills whilst at St Michael’s Studios in Bridport, which sadly suffered a fire in the summer of 2018.
Eype Centre for the Arts, Mount Lane, Eype, Bridport
Today to Sun 28 Apr

More details - Kingston Lacy - Honey bees and hives
Join an interactive talk with the Kingston Lacy beekeepers and discover more about the honey bees and hives they look after. There are limited places available for these talks. We suggest pre-booking your ticket in advance to avoid disappointment. Tickets cost 8 per person. Normal property admission applies.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Today

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
Today

More details - Open House Month at The Malthouse
Are you or a loved one looking into care? The Malthouse is hosting a month long ’open house’ for those who wish to find out more about care. The care team at the home are offering free advice and refreshments throughout the month of April.
The Malthouse, Bay Road, Gillingham
Today to Tue 30 Apr

More details - Open House Month at The Old Vicarage
Are you or a loved one looking into care? The Old Vicarage is hosting a month long ’open house’ for those who wish to find out more about care. The care team at the home are offering free advice and refreshments throughout the month of April.
The Old Vicarage, Leigh, Sherborne
Today to Tue 30 Apr

More details - Art at Charmouth Library March - April 2019
Three Charmouth Artists - Geoff Townson, Karen Loader and Joanne Brown Paintings and prints - all for sale
The Street, Charmouth
Today to Tue 30 Apr

More details - Discover Wimborne
Discover Wimborne is a month-long voyage of discovery taking place this April, showcasing businesses, organisations and activities throughout the town. This year’s Discover Wimborne promises to be as action-packed as previous years, with over 70 events and offers to entertain you...
Wimborne
Today to Tue 30 Apr

More details - Kingston Lacy - Kingston Lacy house tickets
Planning to explore the house on your visit' Please pre-book your free timed entry ticket here. Theres plenty to see in this lavish home built to resemble an Italian Palace, from beautifully detailed carvings to intimate family souvenirs. Timed house entry tickets are free.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Today to Tue 30 Apr

More details - A Kaleidoscope of Music and Entertainment
Music and Entertainment in aid of The Dorset Cancer Care Foundation (DCCF) Karen G Presents....... The Salamanda Swing Band Harmony Rocks Choir Sue Bunyar with Hazel Kennett Paul Hutton-Cornish Aaron Huges Simon Wells
The Mowlem Theatre, Swanage
Fri 26 Apr 19

More details - Green Health Week at Dolphin Shopping Centre
The Dolphin Shopping Centre in Poole is supporting Green Health Week to raise awareness about the benefits of getting outside and encourage shoppers to enjoy visiting green spaces. Green Health Week (Monday April 22 – Sunday April 28) aims to encourage people to enjoy being active outdoors.
Dolphin Shopping Centre, Poole
Fri 26 Apr

More details - Dorchester Country Market
A Community Market selling home made baked goods, bread, cakes and savoury bakes. Local honey and home made preserves and pickles, local free range eggs. Beautiful flowers, plants and in season, home grown vegetables. Plus a huge range of high quality hand made craft items perfect for that original gift.
Corn Exchange, High East Street, Dorchester.
Fri 26 Apr

More details - 70's Retro Night with Brotherhood of Man and DJ Mike Read
Helping to raise funds for their chosen charity Variety Wessex, QB Productions will be bringing the 1970’s chart toppers and UK Eurovision winners Brotherhood of Man to Highcliffe. Playing all their hits including the No.
Highcliffe Sports & Social Club, 387 Lymington Rd, Highcliffe, Christchurch
Fri 26 Apr 19

More details - The Old Vicarage - Open Garden for NGS
1.7 acre, award-winning Dorset wildlife friendly garden with swimming pond and bog gardens. Hundreds of bulbs, herbaceous perennial, roses, clematis and autumn bulbs. Tropical cannas & Cyprus in summer. Wonderful autumn colour. Tree viewing platform with wonderful views.
The Old Vicarage, Shaftesbury
Fri 26 Apr, Sun 19 May, Fri 31 May

More details - Hardys Cottage - Tim Laycock's Tuneful Stories
Tim Laycock’s Tuneful Stories, bringing the Hardy family home to life with stories, folklore and tunes. As a boy, Hardy was immersed in the musical and storytelling traditions of his parents and grandparents. These traditions later inspired many of the storylines and communal scenes of his novels.
Hardys Cottage, Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester
Fri 26 Apr 19

More details - Brownsea Island - Seashore ramble
Come and explore Brownsea’s coastlines on this free guided wildlife walk. Join one of our experienced rangers as they talk you through the curious creatures that make the shoreline their home. Booking Essential. Phone: 01202707744. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Brownsea Island
Fri 26 Apr 19

More details - Hardys Cottage - Tuneful stories
Tim Laycock brings the Hardy family home to life with music and stories. As a boy, Hardy was immersed in the musical and storytelling traditions of his parents and grandparents. These traditions later inspired many of the storylines and communal scenes of his novels.
Hardys Cottage, Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester
Fri 26 Apr 19

More details - Highcliffe Collection
Are you and your best friends always on the same wave length? Do you and your work mates work so well together that you always get the job done? Would you all be able to pull off the perfect heist...?
Highcliffe Castle, Rothesay Drive, Highcliffe, Christchurch
Fri 26 Apr 19

More details - Shoreline ramble on Brownsea Island
Join one of Brownsea’s marine experts on a guided ramble of the shoreline and find out more about the intriguing flora and fauna that makes the coastline its home. Please allow enough time to join the walk that will start from the Outdoor Centre. It takes approx.
National Trust, Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour, Poole
Fri 26 Apr

More details - Ballroom & Latin Social Dance
A friendly evening of Ballroom & Latin American dancing with some popular sequence included. Good size dance floor. Interval with refreshments.
St marks Hall, Hinton Wood Avenue, Highcliffe
Sat 27 Apr, Sat 4 May, Sat 11 May

More details - White Mill - White Mill opening
Explore inside this 18th century corn mill mill or just relax in the grounds and watch the wildlife by the river Stour. Rebuilt in 1776 on a site marked in the Domesday Book, this substantial mill was extensively repaired in 1994 and still retains its original elm and applewood machinery.
White Mill
Sat 27 Apr, Sun 28 Apr

More details - Medieval craft workshops
Explore the Outer Bailey and try your hand at medieval craftsmanship. Perhaps help daub the wattle walls on the stonemasons’ lodge or make and decorate a clay tile to take home with you.
Corfe Castle, The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham
Sat 27 Apr, Sun 28 Apr

More details - Dorset Neon Run
The Dorset Neon Run is a 5k neon night run open to anyone over the age of 12 in the iconic Poole Park with the aim of having fun!
Poole Park Poole
Sat 27 Apr 19

More details - Medieval craft
Explore the Outer Bailey and try your hand at medieval craftsmanship. Perhaps help daub the wattle walls on the stonemasons’ lodge or make and decorate a clay tile to take home with you.
Corfe Castle, The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham
Sat 27 Apr 19 and Sun 28 Apr

More details - Celtic Music Concert
Celtic music concert featuring FLOOK The flutes of Brian Finnegan and Sarah Allen, the guitar of Ed Boyd and the bodhran of John Joe Kelly weave and spin traditionally rooted tunes into the breathtaking sound of the groundbreaking band Flook.
Ferndown Village Hall, Church Road, Ferndown
Sat 27 Apr 19

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