Things to do in Dorset this Easter

A few suggestions to help you plan the Easter holiday...

Stargazing: Saturn, Lyrid Meteors and Spring Constellations takes place at Durlston Country Park on 22 April.

Easter Egg Hunts take place at Kingston Maurward College - Home, Dorchester from 22 - 25 April.

Weymouth Easter Hockey Festival is on at Redlands Community Sports Hub from 22 - 24 April.

There will be free chocolate eggs for all children visiting Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre, near Wareham, this Easter weekend.

Highcliffe Castle in Christchurch will hold a family Easter Trail from 22 - 25 April.

The 2nd Big Bournemouth Beer Festival is on at the Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth from 22 - 24 April.

An Easter Family Fun Day, with a dog show and children's circus entertainer takes place at Boscombe Chine Gardens on 23 April.

Join the fossil walk at Tidmoor, Chickerell, on 23 April. Meet at Tidmoor Farm House at 1000 BST.

The Dorset Music Awards Final takes place at the O2 Academy Bournemouth on 23 April.

There is an Easter Bonnet Parade in Lyme Regis on 24 April. It starts from the Baptist Church Hall in Silver Street and 1330 BST.

Bridport Vintage Market takes place on 24 April from 1200 - 1600 BST. It is on every last Sunday of the month.

The Friends of Upton Country Park in Poole will host an Easter Craft Show on 24 & 25 April.

RSPB Radipole Lake will host Easter Wildlife Fun Days on 24 & 25 April, with children's activities and "bird bingo".

Join an Easter Fossil Hunting walk at Charmouth on the 24 April, 1400 BST, or the 25 April, 1430 BST. Meet by the flag pole on the sea front.

The Easter Egg Hunt and Family Open Day will be held at Dorset Wildlife Trust's Lorton Meadows nature reserve on the 25 April.

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.