Things to do in Dorset

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

Nature & Outdoors

The Three Wishes Pancake Race takes place on Cheap Street, Sherborne on 8 March at 1230 GMT, in aid of Sherborne Primary School.

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A free Mad Hatter's Tea Party takes place at Swanage Pier on 12 March as part of British Tourism Week.

The National Trust's Kingston Lacy House in Wimborne Minster opens for the season on 12 - 13 March with two special afternoon balls.

Explore behind the scenes of the award-winning Swanage Railway. It's the Railway At Work weekend there on 19 & 20 March.

Arts & Culture

Dorchester Youth Theatre will perform Nursery Crimes and East End Tales, on 12 March at The Thomas Hardye School, Dorchester.

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Showstopper! The Improvised Musical takes to the stage at the Lighthouse, Poole on 17 March, 1930 GMT.

The Transitions Dance Company will perform at The Bay Theatre (formerly the Weymouth College Theatre) on 17 March.

The London Classic Theatre company will perform After Miss Julie at Bridport Arts Centere on 18 March at 1930 GMT.


Jazz Cafe: Poems and Popular Jazz is on at Bridport Arts Centre on 11 March from 2000 GMT.

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Sherborne Jazz presents pianist John Law's Opt Trio at the Plume of Feathers on Half Moon Street, Sherborne on 12 March from 1930 GMT.

Purbeck Strings Festival comes to St. Mary's Church, Swanage on 12 March at 1930 GMT and 13 March at 1530 GMT.

Guitarists Derrin Nauendorf, Pete Christie and Alex Roberts will play Mr Kyps, Poole on 13 March.

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 BST on 103.8FM.

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