Things to do in Dorset

A few suggestions to help you plan the next few weeks...

Nature & Outdoors

Learn about badgers with the Dorset Badger Group from 1000 BST on 10 April at Dorset Wildlife Trust Headquarters, Brooklands Farm, Forston.

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A dragonfly and damselfly workshop will be held at Oakdale South Road Middle School, Poole from 1930 BST on 12 April.

The Great Dorset Beach Clean 2011 will be held on 17 April. There will be groups collecting litter all around the Dorset coast.

The Highwood Gardens at Charborough Park near Wareham will be open on 30 April to raise money for Julia's House.

Arts & Culture

The Georgian Faces: Portrait Of A County exhibition is on display until 30 April at Dorset County Museum, Dorchester.

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The Dorchester and District Bible Society Action Group will meet on 6 April from 1900 - 2100 BST at The Dorford Centre.

She Opened The Door - a play about the women who surrounded Thomas Hardy - will be performed at Bridport Arts Centre on 8 April.

There will be fund raising day for the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund at the Dolphin Shopping Centre, Poole on 9 April.


Sherborne Jazz will hold their next jam session on 5 April at the Plume of Feathers, Half Moon Street, Sherborne from 1930 BST.

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Scottish singer-songwriter Sandi Thom will perform at The Electric Palace, Bridport on 5 April.

The New Scorpion Band Concert and Barn Dance takes place at Cecil Memorial Hall in Cranborne on 8 April from 1930 BST.

Opera della Luna presents The Sorcerer on 8 and 9 April from 1930 BST at the Lighthouse, Poole.

Extra Inspiration

Visit Weymouth: Weymouth and Portland events

West Dorset District Council Tourism

Visit Dorset

Dorset Wildlife Trust

Ramblers Association: Walk finder

English Heritage: South West

National Trust: Wessex Fresh Air campaign

Bournemouth Tourism

Poole Tourism

Big Dorset Brunch

Remember to listen to the only BBC radio programme exclusively for Dorset.

The Big Dorset Brunch is live on BBC Radio Solent every Saturday morning from 0800 - 1100 GMT on 103.8FM.

Also, look out for the Big Dorset Brunch podcast which is available to download after the programme each week.