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The Suncliff Hotel Wedding Open Day

Showcasing our stunning modern refurbished Atlantic Suite, The Overcliff Venue for that rustic pub themed wedding and... See more >
The Suncliff Hotel 29 East Overcliff Drive Bournemouth BH1 3AG
Sun 3 Mar

Manor Farm, Hampreston - Open Garden for NGS

Manor Farm, Hampreston - Open Garden for NGS Traditional farmhouse garden designed and cared for by 3 generations of the Trehane family through over 100 yrs of... See more >
Manor Farm, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7LX
Sun 3 Mar

Little Seedlings

Little Seedlings Dobbies’ Little Seedlings Club session will show children aged 4-10 how to make the most of their outdoor and patio... See more >
24 Wareham Road, Owermoigne DT2 8BY
Sun 3 Mar

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

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

FREE taster session with the Bournemouth / Southbourne / Christchurch Rock Choir If you are wanting to find a local choir to join you'll find just what you were looking for with us in the Rock... See more >
Bournemouth School for Girls, Castle Gate Close, Bournemouth BH8 9UJ
Mon 4 Mar, Mon 11 Mar, Mon 18 Mar

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

Duos come and duos go, and some nurture and fine tune their art and watch it grow into something totally original and... See more >
Marine Theatre, Church St, Lyme Regis DT7 3QB
Thu 7 Mar

Dartmoor Woodland Photography Plus Moors and Tors Workshop

Dartmoor Woodland Photography and Moors and Tors weekend residential photography workshop - Based around Dartmoor... See more >
United Kingdom PL20 6SW
Fri 8 Mar to Sun 10 Mar

The Cumberland Hotel Wedding Open Day

Come and see our truly unique stunning venue and venue styling specialists. Enjoy a complimentary glass of fizz or a..... See more >
The Cumberland Hotel East Overcliff Drive Bourenmouth Dorset BH1 3AF
Sat 9 Mar

Jurassic Express trail run

Welcoming back for the 2nd year, The Jurassic Express Half Marathon starting from Swanage! You will set off from..... See more >
Swanage Beachfront, Shore Rd, Swanage BH19 1LB
Sat 9 Mar

Mother’s Day at Monkey World

Mum’s get 50% off entry at Monkey World on Mother’s day! Book online at www.monkeyworld.org See more >
Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre, Longthorns, Nr Wareham, Dorset, BH20 6HH
Sun 10 Mar

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

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 >
Digby Memorial Church Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3LN
Tue 12 Mar

Evening of Mediumship with Nikki Kitt - Weymouth

Evening of Mediumship with Nikki Kitt BEST WESTERN HOTEL REMBRANDT - Weymouth Wednesday 13th March - 7... See more >
Best Western Hotel Rembrandt 12-18 Dorchester Road Weymouth DT4 7JU
Wed 13 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
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(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.