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May events
Coronavirus: Do check with venue for last minute Cancellations.

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‘Down the track ’  Exhibition at West Bay Discovery Centre We are marking the 90th anniversary of the end of the passenger service to West Bay by looking back to the heydays when the railway ran between Bridport and West Bay.
West Bay Discovery Centre, Chapel on the Beach West Bay, Bridport
Today, Sun 5 Apr, Tue 7 Apr, and more dates until Sun 17 May, Tue 19 May

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Three Charmouth Artists - Geoff Townson, Karen Loader and Joanne Brown Paintings and Canvas prints - all for sale. Library has refreshments every day and Post Office Thursdays
Charmouth Library, The Street, Charmouth
Today to Sat 9 May

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Art at Charmouth Library March 2020 onwards Three Charmouth Artists - Geoff Townson, Karen Loader and Joanne Brown Paintings and Canvas prints - all for sale Library has refreshments every day
The Street, Charmouth
Today to Sun 10 May

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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.
Knitson Old Farmhouse, Wareham
Fri 10 Apr to Mon 13 Apr, Fri 22 May to Mon 25 May

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Lyme Bay Arts is delighted to welcome visitors to its first major exhibition of modern crafts designed and made by both emerging and established craftspeople from the South West.
The Gallery Symondsbury, Bridport
Sat 11 Apr to Tue 5 May

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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...
Ivy House Garden, Piddletrenthide
Sun 12 Apr, Mon 13 Apr, Sun 26 Apr, Sat 9 May, Sun 10 May

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An opportunity for the experienced camper who loves nature and the great outdoors, to camp overnight on this magical island.
Brownsea Island
Mon 13 Apr, Thu 16 Apr, Tue 21 Apr, and more dates until Thu 21 May

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The Cerne Giant Festival covers 3 weeks of activities for everyone. St Mary’s church in Cerne Village will host a Flower and Needlework exhibition from Easter Monday 14th April through to...
St Mary’s Church and including Cerne Abbas and around the Cerne Valley
Mon 13 Apr to Sat 2 May

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A weekly workout session to enable you to improve your technique and fitness, working at your own level.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Tue 14 Apr, Tue 21 Apr, and more dates until Tue 26 May

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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).
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Thu 16 Apr, Thu 23 Apr, and more dates until Thu 28 May

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There’s a whole world of wild to explore on Brownsea. The island boasts a landscape rich in a variety of habitats making it the perfect place to discover an array of intriguing wildlife.
Brownsea Island
Fri 17 Apr, Fri 15 May

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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...
Broomhill, Dorchester
Sun 19 Apr, Sun 17 May

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Enjoy the opportunity to experience Kingston Lacy park and estate, including some areas not normally accessible, before the grounds open to the public. Distance: approx. 3 miles. Time: approx.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Mon 20 Apr, Mon 18 May

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An early morning wildlife experience in partnership with the Dorset Wildlife Trust and National Trust.
Brownsea Island
Sat 25 Apr, Sat 2 May

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Come along and join our Saxon storyteller for tales of treachery and bravery. Could you survive the 10th century' Meet our Saxon storyteller and learn some important life skills of this period.
Corfe Castle, The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham,
Sat 25 Apr, Sun 26 Apr, Sat 16 May, Sun 17 May

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Trust10 is a free monthly trail run across selected National Trust sites, open to both members and non members.
Studland Bay, Knoll Beach Visitor Centre, Ferry Road, Studland, Dorset
Sun 26 Apr, Sun 24 May

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Enjoy morning yoga, a relaxing way to start the day. Learn and practise yoga postures and breathing techniques to help lower stress levels and encourage calmness and mindfulness.
Corfe Castle, The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham,
Sun 26 Apr, Sat 2 May

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18 South Walks Road: tiny Victorian front garden with olive trees and bulbs. Back garden: a corridor of stunning Japanese Acers and exotic trees leading into the park.
Dorchester Gardens, Dorchester
Sun 26 Apr, Sun 17 May, Sun 21 Jun

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Based in the garden at Knoll, the Knoll Gardens Foundation charity promotes a sustainable, wildlife friendly gardening style which can create stunning effect whilst requiring little maintenance.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Fri 1 May

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Planning to explore the house on your visit' You can book a free timed entry ticket for certain slots in advance here.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Fri 1 May to Sun 31 May

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On the first Friday of every month, In this 75th year since VE day, join one of these fascinating free guided walks that looks into Brownsea’s role during the World Wars.
Brownsea Island
Fri 1 May, Fri 8 May, Sat 9 May

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Immerse yourself in the origins of falconry and discover why Vikings were buried with their Hawks. Learn about the Saxon Kings who enjoyed the sport, from Ethelbald of Mercia to Edward the Confessor,...
Corfe Castle, The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham,
Sat 2 May and Sun 3 May

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This is a well established event, and all the proceeds go to the Friends, who support our local hospital, which is very important. We never know when we might need it!
The Terrace Playing Fields, Sherborne
Sun 3 May

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On Sunday 3rd May, Athelhampton House will again be playing host to a Specialist Plant Fair, organised by Plant Heritage Dorset Group.
Athelhampton House, Athelhampton, Dorchester
Sun 3 May

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Set in heart of Beaminster, 16½ acres of stunning parkland with mature specimen trees, lake and waterfall, The Manor House looks forward to welcoming visitors after a 2 year break from opening the
The Manor House, Beaminster, Beaminster
Sun 3 May, Mon 4 May, Sun 24 May, Mon 25 May, Sun 21 Jun

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