Things to do in Dorset

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

Arts & Culture

Image caption The Great Dorset Steam Fair in Tarrant Hinton

The Great Dorset Steam Fair 2011 takes place from 31 August - 4 September in Tarrant Hinton.

The Dorset County Show comes to Dorchester on 3 & 4 September and includes homecraft, horses and vintage machinery.

The Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne will host An Evening Of Burlesque on 10 September at 2000 BST.


Bournemouth based duo, Let's Go Safari, perform at The Old Fire Station, Bournemouth on 4 September.

An Apple For My Eye with Eclipse, takes place at Eype Centre for the Arts, Bridport on 10 September at 1930 BST.

The Jacqui Dankworth Quartet take to the stage at the Electric Palace, Briport on 10 September.


Image caption Discover the Middle Ages at Corfe Castle

Discover the Middle Ages at Corfe Castle with talks and activities every weekday from 1100 to 1730 BST throughout August.

The Smedmore House and Gardens Open Weekend takes place in Kimmeridge, Wareham on 3 & 4 September, between 1400 & 1700 BST.

Dorchester's Roman Town House is open to the public on Wednesdays until 14 September.

Nature & Outdoors

Join family-friendly wildlife workshops at the RSPB's Radipole Lake nature reserve in Weymouth, every Wednesday during August from 1000 BST - 12 noon.

Walk the Purbeck Skyline on 11 September with the National Trust. Four routes all starting from Knoll Beach, Studland between 0900 & 1000 BST.

There is a Charity Poultry Auction at The Gaggle of Geese, Buckland Newton on 11 September.


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.