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More details - Marren - Open Garden for NGS
4 acres. From NT car park down steep public footpath and 64 grass steps to woodland garden with chainsaw tree sculptures. More formal Italianate garden around house with wonderful arbours. Mediterranean feel. Strong structural planting.
Marren, Dorchester
Sat 9 Jun, Sun 10 Jun

More details - Holworth Farmhouse - Open Garden for NGS
This unusual garden is tucked away without being isolated and has an atmosphere of extraordinary peace and tranquility. At no point do visitors perceive any idea of the whole, but have to discover, by degrees and at every turn, its element of surprise, its variety of features and its appreciation of space.
Holworth Farmhouse, Dorchester
Sun 27 May, Mon 28 May, Sun 1 Jul

More details - Owermoigne Monday Club
Monday May 14th - Dawn Lawrence , a wildlife expert on endangered species will visit. Monday June 4th - John Willows - collecting postcards Monday July 2nd - James Feaver - Foraging for wild food.
Village Hall, Owermoigne, Dorset
Mon 4 Jun, Mon 2 Jul

More details - Melon Madness!
Every child who brings a melon for the primates receives a free Monkey World badge over the bank holiday weekend.
Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre Longthorns Wareham Dorset
Sat 26 May to Mon 28 May

More details - Father’s Day
Dad’s get 50% off entry at Monkey World on Father’s day! Simply download the voucher from the website and present it at the entrance gate.
Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre Longthorns Wareham Dorset
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Weymouth SEA LIFE welcomes only colony of fairy penguins in Europe
A colony of fairy penguins, have moved into a brand new state-of-the-art enclosure at Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park, opening on Saturday, May 26. Twenty fairy penguins have relocated from Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary in Australia to Weymouth in Dorset, due to the closure of the Manly Sanctuary in February.
Weymouth SEA LIFE
Sat 26 May

More details - Dive into the Jurassic seas and uncover ancient fossils at SEA LIFE Weymouth
Dive into the deep with SEA LIFE Weymouth in its new Jurassic Seas adventure, where you can go back in time to explore pre-historic life with exciting Jurassic challenges from as far back as the Ediacaran period.
Lodmoor Country Park, Weymouth
Sat 26 May, Sun 27 May, Fri 1 Jun to Sun 3 Jun

More details - Corfe Castle - Civil War: Besieged
Experience musket drills, weaponry displays and a dramatic re-enactment of the first siege in 1642. Booking Not Needed. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Dogs on leads welcome.
Corfe Castle, The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham,
Sat 26 May and Sun 27 May

More details - Civil War: Besieged
Experience musket drills and weaponry displays; a dramatic re-enactment of the first siege in 1642. Please check website for timings and be aware of loud bangs during the musket drills which may be stressful for dogs and young children. Dogs welcome on leads.
National Trust The Square Corfe Castle Wareham
Sat 26 May and Sun 27 May

More details - Corfe Castle - Explore local stalls during May bank holiday
Enjoy wondering around a selection of different stalls on this May bank holiday. Booking Not Needed. Family friendly event. Dogs on leads welcome.
Corfe Castle, The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham,
Mon 28 May

More details - Corfe Castle - 'Land':nature tales from the Mother of the Mound
Thora, a 3,000 year old spirit, waits to be woken. What pearls of wisdom will she reveal' Booking Not Needed. Dogs on leads welcome.
Corfe Castle, The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham,
Tue 29 May to Thu 31 May

More details - Land: Nature tales from the Mother of the Mound
Thora, a 3,000 year old nature spirit, waits to be woken. What pearls of wisdom will she reveal? Come and listen to one of our local storytellers, Michelle O’Brien as she wakens the spirit of nature. Check website for timings. Dogs on leads are welcome.
National Trust The Square Corfe Castle Wareham
Tue 29 May to Thu 31 May

More details - Corfe Castle - Wildlife weekend
Step inside the castle walls and meet some of the diverse wildlife of the surrounding Purbeck landscape. Join local experts in our nature tent and find out more about bats, moths and reptiles. This is a unique oopportunity to meet some of our beautiful local wildlife close up. Booking Not Needed. Dogs on leads welcome.
Corfe Castle, The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham,
Fri 1 Jun to Sun 3 Jun

More details - Wildlife weekend at Corfe
Join local experts in our nature tent and meet some of the diverse wildlife of the surrounding Purbeck landscape. This is a unique opportunity to find out more about some of nature’s curious creatures up close. Dogs on leads are welcome.
National Trust The Square Corfe Castle Wareham
Fri 1 Jun to Sun 3 Jun

More details - Civil War Falconry
Come and meet out birds of prey and learn about the famous falconers who became embroiled in the English Civil War. Check the website for timings, dogs on leads are welcome.
National Trust The Square Corfe Castle Wareham
Sat 9 Jun, Sun 10 Jun, Sat 16 Jun, Sun 17 Jun, Sat 23 Jun, Sun 24 Jun, Sat 30 Jun, Sun 1 Jul

More details - Corfe Castle - Civil War Falconry
Come and meet our birds of prey and learn about the famous falconers who became embroiled in the English Civil War. Bird display 10am - 5pm and two flying demonstrations each day, accompanied by exciting historical commentary. Booking Not Needed. Dogs on leads welcome.
Corfe Castle, The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham,
Sat 9 Jun, Sun 10 Jun, Sat 16 Jun, Sun 17 Jun, Sat 23 Jun, Sun 24 Jun, Sat 30 Jun, Sun 1 Jul

More details - 1940's Day
A 1940’s themed day. This is an opportunity to visit areas of the fort not generally open to the public. Take part in the ‘Evacuee Experience’ with Nothe Fort guides. Displays of military and civilian vehicles and 1940’s memorabilia.
Nothe Fort Barrack Road Weymouth
Sat 26 May

More details - Matchstick Fleet Exhibition
For more than 60 years master modeller Philip Warren has been painstakingly creating an armada of every Royal Navy warship afloat, in service or setting sail since the Second World War ... out of matchsticks and wooden matchboxes. The models are based on drawings, plans and photographs of the real ships.
Nothe Fort Barrack Road Weymouth
Wed 6 Jun to Sun 1 Jul

More details - 24 Carlton Road North - Open Garden for NGS
Long garden on several levels. Steps and narrow sloping paths lead to beds and borders filled with trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants incl many unusual varieties. A garden which continues to evolve and reflect an interest in texture, shape and colour. Wildlife is encouraged by the provision of homes.
24 Carlton Road North, Weymouth
Fri 1 Jun to Mon 4 Jun

More details - Hardys Cottage - Biodiversity Day
Come along to Hardy’s Cottage and meet our team of Volunteer Ecologists. They will be setting up moth traps to collect data about the variety of species that can be found in Hardy’s garden. The moths will be displayed in dishes so you can have a close loo. Booking Not Needed. Dogs on leads welcome.
Hardys Cottage, Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester
Fri 1 Jun

More details - Charity Summer Walk to Support Home-Start West Dorset
Charity Summer Walk Dorchester Maiden Castle to Martinstown (and back!) Sunday 10th June Meet at Maiden Castle Car Park (please car share or walk in where possible) 1.15pm for a prompt 1.30pm start A leisurely walk - approx 6.5 kms over 1.
Maiden Castle Car Park Maiden Castle Road Dorchester
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Golden Cap - Jurassic Coast boat trip from Lyme Regis
Join us for a cruise along a stretch of Jurassic Coast, with a light commentary on all aspects of the coastline. Online bookings only via Stuart lines website. You have a choice of two circular trips: Lyme Regis heading east to West Bay and back - departing at 11am, returning at 1.30pm.
Golden Cap
Fri 25 May, Mon 9 Jul

More details - Brownsea Island - WW1 Guided Walk
A free guided walk that explores Brownsea’s WW1 connections in this special centenary year. Take a tour around the island and discover it’s significance during WW1 with one of our expert volunteers. Booking Essential. Phone: 0344 249 1895.
Brownsea Island
Fri 1 Jun, Fri 6 Jul

More details - Max Gate - Poetry at Max Gate: Thomas Hardy & others
Members of the New Hardy Players read inspiring seasonal poetry by Thomas Hardy and other associated writers. Suggested donation to the New Hardy Players of 3. Booking Not Needed.
Max Gate
Thu 7 Jun, Wed 4 Jul

More details - Brownsea Island - Coastal wildlife walk
Join one of our experienced rangers and discover more about the creatures that make the Brownsea shoreline their home. Booking Essential. Phone: 01202 707744. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Brownsea Island
Fri 8 Jun

More details - Hardy Monument - Hardy Monument Abseil
Join the Royal British Legion and complete an abseil challenge. Help raise money to provide lifelong support to serving members of the Armed Forces, Reservists, veterans and their families. Hosted by National Trust, organized by the Royal British Legion. 10 entry price and minimum fundraising pledge 100 per person.
Hardy Monument
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Max Gate - Tuneful Stories
Tim Laycock brings Hardy’s home to life with music and stories. There will be three performances, each lasting approximately 25 minutes, between 1pm and 4pm. The performances will take place in the Drawing Room. Seating is limited and as there is no booking it will be on a first come first served basis.
Max Gate
Tue 12 Jun

More details - Hambledon Hill - Late night glow worm hunt
Join Ranger Clive Whitbourn to discover the secrets of the twilight on this stunning hillfort; to seek out these very special and enigmatic creatures and experience the magical sensory sights and sounds of a midsummers night. Booking Essential. Phone: 0344 2491895. Accompanied children welcome. Dogs on leads welcome.
Hambledon Hill
Thu 14 Jun and Fri 15 Jun

More details - Brownsea Island - Early morning lagoon walk with breakfast
Come and experience the island at its most peaceful. This is your opportunity to take a boat over to the island long before visitors arrive. A member of the ranger team will talk you through the sights and sounds of wildlife with particular interest at the lagoon to watch the nesting terns and other water birds.
Brownsea Island
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Father's Day - FREE ENTRY for Dads at Farmer Palmer's Farm Park
Celebrate Father’s Day down on the farm - Free entry for Dad with our downloadable voucher, please visit Farmer Palmer’s website, Facebook page or call 01202 622 022.
Farmer Palmers Farm Park, Wareham Rd, Organford, Poole, Dorset
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Canzonetta 'music for a summer afternoon'
Canzonetta is presenting a concert for a summer afternoon at St. Andrew’s Church, Milborne St. Andrew on Sunday 10th June at 3pm. This popular close harmony group will be making its first appearance at St. Andrew’s, singing three and four part harmony songs from across five centuries.
St. Andrew’s Church, Church Hill, Milborne St. Andrew
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Knitson Old Farmhouse - Open Garden for NGS
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. Large wildlife friendly kitchen garden for self sufficiency.
Knitson Old Farmhouse, Wareham
Fri 25 May

More details - Knitson Old Farmhouse - Open Garden for NGS
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. Large wildlife friendly kitchen garden for self sufficiency.
Knitson Old Farmhouse, Wareham
Sat 26 May and Sun 27 May

More details - Upton Little Treasures - Preloved, Nearly New Baby & Children`s Sale
Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm Full of great bargains for your little treasures. Goody bags for the first 40 customers. Great free prize draw and much more! For more information about this sale and the great fun we have please visit our website
Upton Community Centre, 2 Poole Road, Upton, Poole
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Studland Bay - Row for life
Take up a new challenge with instructor led 90 minute coastal rowing taster sessions. Finish with a breakfast bap and hot drink from Knoll Beach Caf. Booking Essential. Phone: bob@coastalrowing.co.uk.
Studland Bay, Knoll Beach Visitor Centre, Ferry Road, Studland, Dorset
Tue 22 May, Thu 24 May

More details - Studland Bay - Seashore Explorers
What lurks beneath the waves' Come and discover the hidden secrets of the seashore and make a sand sculpture or shell mobile. Booking Not Needed.
Studland Bay, Knoll Beach Visitor Centre, Ferry Road, Studland, Dorset
Sat 26 May to Sun 3 Jun

More details - Studland Bay - Trust10
Trust10 is a free monthly trail run across selected National Trust sites, open to both members and non members. Come along with your friends and family, explore the landscape and enjoy a challenging multi terrain run involving some public roads.
Studland Bay, Knoll Beach Visitor Centre, Ferry Road, Studland, Dorset
Sun 27 May, Sun 24 Jun

More details - Studland Bay - Curry and Kayak
Join us for a kayak across the bay to see Old Harry rocks up close followed by a warming curry at Knoll Beach caf. Booking Essential. Phone: 01929 450500.
Studland Bay, Knoll Beach Visitor Centre, Ferry Road, Studland, Dorset
Fri 1 Jun, Fri 8 Jun, Fri 15 Jun, Fri 22 Jun, Fri 29 Jun

More details - Studland Bay - Wakey, wakey, paddle and brekkie
Start your weekend with a 2 hour kayak trip in Studland Bay followed by a full English breakfast at Knoll Beach Caf. Minimum age 10 years old if accompanied by an adult or 16 years if unaccompanied. Booking Essential. Phone: 01929 450500. Children must be accompanied by an adult to all events.
Studland Bay, Knoll Beach Visitor Centre, Ferry Road, Studland, Dorset
Sat 2 Jun, Sat 9 Jun, Sat 16 Jun, Sat 23 Jun, Sat 30 Jun, Sat 7 Jul, Sat 14 Jul, Sat 21 Jul

More details - Studland Bay - Paddleboard Yoga
Take your yoga to a new level while enjoying the great feeling of floating on water. Includes a granola and yoghurt breakfast. Booking Essential. Phone: 01929 450500.
Studland Bay, Knoll Beach Visitor Centre, Ferry Road, Studland, Dorset
Sun 3 Jun, Sun 10 Jun, Sun 17 Jun, Sun 24 Jun

More details - Studland Bay - Panasonic Roadshow
Improve your photography skills with advice and inspiration from a professional photographer. Booking Not Needed. Dogs on leads welcome.
Studland Bay, Knoll Beach Visitor Centre, Ferry Road, Studland, Dorset
Sat 9 Jun and Sun 10 Jun

More details - Studland Bay - Kayak Safari
Join a kayak instructor from Fore/Adventure and a Ranger from the National Trust for a seashore forage and birdwatching by kayak. Booking Essential. Phone: 01929 450500. Minimum age 14. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Studland Bay, Knoll Beach Visitor Centre, Ferry Road, Studland, Dorset
Sat 9 Jun, Sat 7 Jul

More details - Studland Bay - Big Daddy BBQ
On Father’s Day, treat you Dad to a family celebration BBQ by the beach. Booking Not Needed.
Studland Bay, Knoll Beach Visitor Centre, Ferry Road, Studland, Dorset
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Cancer Research Pretty Muddy 5K - Poole
Race for Life Pretty Muddy® is the Cancer Research brilliant muddy obstacle course. Scramble over the A-frame. Crawl through the mud pit. Have fun with your friends and raise valuable Funds for BEATING CANCER.
Baiter Park Catalina Drive Poole
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Cancer Research Pretty Muddy Kids - Poole
Race for Life Pretty Muddy Kids is the Cancer Research brilliant muddy obstacle course just for the little ones. They can take on the obstacles, crawl through the mud pit and have fun with friends, all the while helping raise valuable funds for BEATING CANCER.
Baiter Park Catalina Drive Poole
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Cancer Research Race for Life 5K - Poole
This is a 5k suitable for all abilities. This is women, young women & children uniting with one purpose, to raise valuable funds for Cancer Research. THIS IS BEATING CANCER. 5k (or just over 3 miles) is an achievable distance for all ages and abilities.
Baiter Park Catalina Drive Poole
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Cancer Research Race for Life 10K - Poole
10k is a great step up from our 5k events. Up the challenge and take part in the Race for Life 10k. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research. THIS IS BEATING CANCER. 10k (or just over 6 miles) may sound a little daunting but it is an achievable challenge for anyone with a bit of training.
Baiter Park Catalina Drive Poole
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Love, Bombs and Apples
Love, Bombs and Apples is the comic and poignant new play from award winning playwright Hassan Addulrazzak (Baghdad Wedding, The Prophet) - a tale of four men, each from different parts of the globe, all experiencing a moment of revelation.
Lighthouse Poole
Fri 25 May

More details - Coastal Comedy presents the stupendous Angela Barnes!
As seen on: Mock the Week (BBC2) Live At The Apollo (BBC) Host of Newsjack (BBC Radio 4) and many more! Angela won the BBC Radio 2’s New Comedy Award in 2011, and has continued to be a regular on the stand-up circuit, playing even bigger venues.
Lighthouse 21 Kingland Rd Poole
Sat 26 May

More details - Parkinson’s awareness event at Poole care home
The team at Care UK’s The Potteries, on York Road, are joining forces with Linda Whike, clinic director and consultant physiotherapist at BWT Physio, to offer helpful guidance and practical tips for improving the everyday lives of those affected by Parkinson’s.
The Potteries 187 York Road Broadstone Poole
Thu 14 Jun

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