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February events

FREE taster session with the Weymouth Rock Choir

FREE taster session with the Weymouth Rock Choir If you are wanting to learn to sing you'll find a warm welcome with us in the Rock Choir. Your friendly..... See more >
Radipole School, Radipole, Weymouth DT3 5HS
Today, Wed 28 Feb, Wed 13 Mar

Bright & Bold: Celebrating the Dorset Landscape

Another solo exhibition at Lyme Regis Museum’s Rotunda Gallery, running from 30 January till 31 March, is Miranda... See more >
The Rotunda Gallery, Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge St, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA
Today to Fri 29 Mar


Ockham’s Razor have announced the West End run of their bold new vision of Hardy’s classic novel, Tess of the... See more >
Lighthouse Arts and Entertainment 21 Kingland Road Poole BH15 1UG

Diverse Abilities Comedy Night

Come along to The Black Cherry for an evening of side-splitting up and coming comedy. Brighten up a Friday night in..... See more >
The Black Cherry Theatre Cafe, 643 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth BH1 4AP
Fri 23 Feb

Mind BodySpiritFayre

We are bringing new and exciting treatments and therapies to you to rejuvenate your senses.. Iteracare frequency..... See more >
Digby Hall Hound Street Sherborne Dorset DT9 3AA
Sat 24 Feb

The Big Bike Revival

Meet me at Blandford's COMMUNITY EXPO 10-12noon for 1:1 cycle confident sessions aimed at adults and families... See more >
Blandford Corn Exchange, Market Place, Blandford. DT11 7AG
Sat 24 Feb

Dorset Posy Brooch Making Workshop

At this workshop you will be shown how to make a variation on the traditional Dorset cross wheel button... See more >
The Old Chapel, 59 Main Road, Tolpuddle, Dorchester DT2 7ET
Sat 24 Feb

Singing Bowl Soundbath

Lie down, relax, and allow the Pure Sounds of a crystal and Tibetan bowl soundbath plus sacred vocal overtoning take... See more >
Oborne Village Hall, Oborne nr. Sherborne DT9 4LA
Sun 25 Feb, Sun 31 Mar

FREE taster session with the Bridport Rock Choir

FREE taster session with the Bridport Rock Choir Ever wondered if there is a 'local ladies choir near me or nearby'? The Bridport Rock Choir is led by..... See more >
Bridport Town Hall ( Above Tourist Information Centre), East Street, Bridport DT6 3LF
Mon 26 Feb, Mon 11 Mar

FREE taster session with the Bournemouth / Southbourne / Christchurch Rock Choir

FREE taster session with the Bournemouth / Southbourne / Christchurch Rock Choir If you are pondering whether there is a 'pop or gospel choir near me' then you may be interested in the... See more >
Beaufort Community Centre, Beaufort Road, Southbourne, Bournemouth BH6 5LB
Tue 27 Feb, Tue 5 Mar, Tue 19 Mar

FREE taster session with the Dorchester Rock Choir

FREE taster session with the Dorchester Rock Choir Ever wondered if there is a 'local ladies choir near me or nearby'? Your friendly local Dorchester..... See more >
Dorchester RFC, Coburg Road, Dorchester DT1 2HX
Tue 27 Feb, Tue 5 Mar, Tue 12 Mar

Prosecco & Pamper Session

Join us at our Tuesday Treats Pamper Party where the fun never stops! If you love Make Up, Skincare or Fragrances then..... See more >
Natural Skin By Lynne 333 Holdenhurst Road Bournemouth BH8 8BT
Tue 27 Feb, Tue 5 Mar

Things to do around Dorset

Here's an extended summary of delightful activities for a day out in Dorset:

1. Eat Around Shaftesbury:
- Shaftesbury, a historic working town with roots dating back to Saxon times, offers a charming day out. Don't miss the iconic Gold Hill, made famous by an advertisement for 'Hovis' bread. Enjoy spectacular views over Blackmore Vale. Explore the town's markets – Thursdays for the charter market, regular farmer's markets, flea markets, and book fairs. Take a leisurely stroll along Park Walk for panoramic vistas. For wine enthusiasts, visit Melbury Vine Vineyard, where you can learn about English wines and their growing prominence¹.

2. Visit Castles & Coast on the Isle of Purbeck:
- Hop on the steam train to Corfe Castle, an iconic defensive fortress with a rich history. Explore the castle ruins and the historic village below. Guided walks and story trails are perfect for families. Venture further into the Isle of Purbeck, where cycling allows you to appreciate the stunning landscape sustainably. Don't forget to take the scenic Breezer Bus¹.

3. Learn the History of Dorchester:
- Dorchester, the county town of Dorset, is steeped in history. Visit the Dorset County Museum to delve into local heritage, including the famous Dorset Giant, Thomas Hardy, and Roman artifacts. Explore the charming streets, perhaps stopping for a traditional cream tea or browsing independent shops¹.

4. Hive Beach to Lyme Regis Coastal Walk:
- Embark on a coastal adventure from Hive Beach to Lyme Regis. The scenic walk offers breathtaking views of the Jurassic Coast, fossil-rich cliffs, and the dramatic coastline. Explore the charming town of Lyme Regis, known for its beaches, fossils, and literary connections (think Jane Austen and Mary Anning)³.

5. Sherborne Castles & Abbey:
- Discover the historic town of Sherborne. Visit the magnificent Sherborne Castle, built by Sir Walter Raleigh, and explore its beautiful gardens. Don't miss Sherborne Abbey, a stunning medieval church with intricate architecture. Wander through the town's quaint streets and enjoy a leisurely lunch at a local eatery¹.

6. Relax at a Day Spa in Dorset:
- Treat yourself to relaxation and rejuvenation at one of Dorset's day spas. Unwind with massages, facials, and soothing treatments amidst tranquil surroundings. Whether it's a coastal spa or a countryside retreat, pamper yourself and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life¹.

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

Source: Conversation with Bing, 30/01/2024
(1) Discover 6 Most Awesome Days Out in Dorset | Day Out in England. https://dayoutinengland.com/days-out-in-dorset/.
(2) Top 10 Free Days Out in Dorset - Visit Dorset. https://www.visit-dorset.com/ideas-inspiration/top-10-ideas/top-10-free-days-out/.
(3) Best Things To Do & Days Out In Dorset - Day Out With The Kids. https://www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk/things-to-do/south-west/dorset.