Things to do in Dorset

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Nature & Outdoors

Volunteer for a Wednesday Conservation Task at Lorton Meadows Wildlife Centre, Weymouth on 25 May and 22 June.

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A Twenty 20 cricket match, Gloucestershire 1st XI v Dorset CCC takes place on Sherborne School Playing Fields on 27 May.

Seabird Boat Trips take place every Friday until 1 June along Purbeck's World Heritage coast guided by the Durlston Country Park Rangers.

The Bridport Butterfly Bonanza is on at Bridport Arts Centre and the Community Orchard on 4 June from 1000 - 1500 BST.

Arts & Culture

Lyme Regis Museum has an exhibition on celebrating the link between Lyme and the Foundling Hospital in London. It runs until 31 May.

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Henry Fielding's Tom Jones is being performed by Bristol Old Vic Theatre School at Digby Hall, Sherborne on 25 May.

Evel Knievel's original stunt motorcycles will be on display as part of the UK Bike Show at the BIC on 28 & 29 May.

The BBC TV programme, Antiques Roadshow, will be filming from Lulworth Castle on 2 June from 0930 - 1630 BST.


ABBA Magic, features 17 top-ten hits from ABBA, is on at The Electric Palace, Bridport on 28 June.

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Rosemary Squires presents Those Were The Days at The Mowlem Theatre, Swanage on 4 June.

The Bournemouth Sinfonietta Choir are in concert at St Mary's Church, Dorchester on 11 June from 1930 BST.

Sherborne Jazz presents The Kevin Figes Quartet at the Plume of Feathers, Sherborne on 18 June.

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.