WhereCanWeGo Logo

Discover What's On in Dorset

April events

FREE taster session with the Sherborne Rock Choir

FREE taster session with the Sherborne Rock Choir If you have ever wondered 'are there any community choirs near me?' then the answer is firmly yes!... See more >
The Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA
Mon 4 Mar, Wed 6 Mar, and more dates until Mon 22 Apr

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 >
Stour Row Village Hall, nr. Shaftesbury SP7 0QG
Sun 10 Mar, Sun 21 Apr

FREE taster session with the Shaftesbury Rock Choir

FREE taster session with the Shaftesbury Rock Choir If you have ever thought 'I want to join a choir near me in Shaftesbury?' then why not join your local Rock..... See more >
Shaftesbury Arts Centre, 13 Bell Street, Shaftesbury SP7 8AR
Tue 12 Mar, Tue 19 Mar, Tue 30 Apr

Join our choir in Dorchester for a FREE taster session

Join our choir in Dorchester for a FREE taster session Do you want to join a choir near you? The Dorchester Rock Choir is led by Dorset based musician Sadie Kerslake... See more >
Sunninghill Prep School, Culliford Road North, Dorchester DT1 1EB
Tue 12 Mar, Tue 19 Mar, Tue 30 Apr

FREE taster session with the Poole Rock Choir

FREE taster session with the Poole Rock Choir Do you want to find a local choir to join near you? The Poole Rock Choir is led by local vocal coach Chris..... See more >
Poole High School, Wimborne Road, Poole BH15 2BP
Thu 14 Mar, Thu 25 Apr, Thu 2 May, Thu 9 May

Historical tour and cream tea in Brownsea Castle

Discover the intriguing history of Brownsea Island with one of our knowledgeable guides, who will take you on a journey... See more >
Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour BH13 7EE
Tue 19 Mar, Tue 16 Apr

Easter brilliant birds trail at Brownsea

Have your very own woodland adventure this Easter at Brownsea Island. Follow our interactive trail and discover all..... See more >
Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour BH13 7EE
Sat 23 Mar to Sun 14 Apr

Autism Friendly Day at Monkey World

Monkey World opens an hour early at 9am, exclusively for visitors with autism and their families. Sensory trails, a..... See more >
Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre, Longthorns, Nr Wareham, Dorset, BH20 6HH
Sat 23 Mar, Sat 27 Apr

Frankham Farm - Open Garden for NGS

Frankham Farm - Open Garden for NGS 3½ acre garden, created since 1960 by the late Jo Earle for year-round interest. This large and lovely garden is filled..... See more >
Frankham Farm, Sherborne DT9 6JT
Sun 24 Mar, Sun 21 Apr

Easter Eggs-travaganza!

FREE Easter Egg trail for kids around the park- find all the clues to lead you to a tasty chocolate treat!... See more >
Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre, Longthorns, Nr Wareham, Dorset, BH20 6HH
Fri 29 Mar to Mon 1 Apr

Easter at Monkey World

Easter fun at Monkey World, including activity sheet for kids! See more >
Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre, Longthorns, Nr Wareham, Dorset, BH20 6HH
Fri 29 Mar to Sun 14 Apr

Knitson Old Farmhouse - Open Garden for NGS

Knitson Old Farmhouse - Open Garden for NGS Mature cottage garden nestled under chalk downland. Herbaceous borders, rockeries, climbers and shrubs, evolved and..... See more >
Knitson Old Farmhouse, Wareham BH20 5JB
Sat 30 Mar to Mon 1 Apr, Sat 25 May to Mon 27 May

Edmondsham House - Open Garden for NGS

Edmondsham House - Open Garden for NGS 6 acres of mature gardens and grounds with trees, rare shrubs, spring bulbs and shaped hedges surrounding C16/C18... See more >
Edmondsham House, Wimborne BH21 5RE
Mon 1 Apr

Treasures: Scavenged Finds from Back Ven by Christine Allison

This up-coming exhibition at the Lyme Regis Museum’s Rotunda Gallery runs from 2 April to 23 May, is entitled... See more >
The Rotunda Gallery, Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge St, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA
Tue 2 Apr to Thu 23 May

Sunset Café Stompers

On Monday 8th April, the Bournemouth Bluebird Jazz Club will be hosting the Sunset Café Stompers. The Stompers are one..... See more >
Bluebirds Social Club, 4 Ham Lane, Longham (opposite Haskins Garden Centre) BH22 9DP
Mon 8 Apr
Page 1 next >

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.