April - Whats on in Dorset

Best Days Out In Dorset – April 2018

Poole Quay dream machine bike night, DorsetDream Machines

Every Tuesday night from 6pm

Dream Machines on Poole Quay  where thousands of motorcycles gather along Poole Quay to showcase their motors and meet with other bikers from the area.

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Bournemouth Bay Run

The 35th Bournemouth Bay Run in association with the British Heart Foundation takes place on Sunday 2 April 2017! Choose from a variety of distances all taking place against the backdrop of Bournemouth’s famous seven-mile stretch of golden sand

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Brownsea Island – Spring Bird Watching

Join other avid bird watchers as they marvel at what Brownsea Island has to offer, with the first of the spring vistors, Red Squirrels and Sika deer there’s lots to see.

The Dinosaur Museum Dorchester, easter egg hunt 8th April -1st May

Oh No! Someone has mixed up all the eggs in the Dinosaur Museum! This Easter help match all the dinosaur eggs to their parents and get a great dino prize. Also, don’t miss the opportunity to take part in our #DinoSelfie competition. Take your best selfie in the museum with one of our dinosaurs and share with us on social media to be in with a chance of winning a big Suki plush of a Stegosaurus worth £50!

whats on corfe castle railway dorset31st March to the 2nd April 2017

Spring Steam Gala – Swanage Railway 

During the Steam Gala an intensive timetable of both passenger and freight trains will be operated – giving visitors the opportunity to ride behind as many of the engines as possible, as well as giving great photo opportunities.Locomotives operating during the Gala include M7 Class 30053 and U Class 31806. Attractions include: The award winning Purbeck Mineral and Mining Museum (next to Norden station), goods shed museum, exhibition and cinema coach at Corfe Castle station.

 whats on at easter in dorset14th to the 17th April 2017

Easter fun at Farmer Palmers

Hop into Easter at Farmer Palmers, join in on the fun Easter egg hunts, feeding the animals and leaning new facts about the animals .

April 25th at 2pm.

Corfe Castle Library Event

At Corfe Castle Community Library- Youth Memories of Indonesia – Lucas Van Leylefeld

 fossil hunting in dorset29th April to 1st May 2017

Lyme Regis Fossil Fest

Lyme Regis is world famous for its fossils, come and see where dinosaurs walked!.

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Poole St George’s Day Festival

A festival celebrating St George’s Day and some of England’s customs, music, food and drink.
Children’s entertainment includes a Punch & Judy show as well as stalls including face painting & children’s rides. Children’s & adults fancy dress competition. An event area hosting Morris Dancers, Medieval Knights re-enactments & Falconry Display.

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Tiger Day at The Tank Museum

A day of activities, talks & tours on our most famous tank – The Tiger. Vehicle Rides. This is a special event – annual passes are not valid.

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29th April to the 2nd May 2017

Beer Festival at The Greyhound in Corfe Castle

20 Ales and Ciders, plus tribute acts. 01929 480205



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30th April to the 2nd May 2017

Saxon & Viking Siege of Wareham 

You are invited to visit the Saxon village, speak to the craftspeople and learn about family and warrior life. Witness the dramatic re-enactments, sieges and battles.

 30th April 2017 10am – 4 pm

Dorset Knob Throwing Festival at Kingston Maurward.

The world-famous Dorset Knob Throwing competition returns as part of the Frome Valley Food Festival. Activities include Knob & Spoon Race, Paint A Knob as well as Knob Throwing.



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