Things to do in Dorset

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

Arts & Culture

The Happy Patchers Quilting Show runs from 6 - 11 September at Wimborne Minster Model Town and Gardens.

The 12th Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival takes place on 10 & 11 September with over 60 food stalls.

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

A two-day rustic Hazelwood furniture workshop with Peter Moors takes place at Highway Farm, Bridport on 14 & 15 September.


The rock theatre show That'll be the Day will be performed at Weymouth Pavilion on 6 & 13 September.

Join the Rex Players for their summer cabaret at Wareham Parish Hall on 9 September from 1930 BST.

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.

Nature & Outdoors

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.

The Eggardon Kite Festival will be held on Eggardon Hill in Bridport on 11 September

Try a free Nordic walking session at Moors Valley Country Park on 12 September.


Take a tour around Christchurch Priory on 8 September, starting at 1830 BST.

The Swanage Railway Grand Steam Gala and Vintage Transport Rally takes place from 9 - 11 September

Visit the historic Clavell_Tower, overlooking Kimmeridge Bay, on a free tour day on either 10 or 11 September.

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