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Best Days Out in Dorset – March

Swanage Blues Festival, Purbeck, Dorset

1, 2, 3, 4 March 2018

Swanage Blues & Roots Festival

Swanage Blues Festival is known as the ‘Best Blues Party’ on the South Coast. There are 40 gigs of acoustic and electric blues-based music in 15 indoor venues, an open mic and Stan’s Blues Jamboree.


Mothers Day Meal

3 course lunch at The Greyhound in Corfe Castle, call 01929 480205

lambs3rd & 4th March 2018

Spring Lambing at Kingston Maurward

Meet the animals at the animal park at this special time of year when it welcomes newborn lambs into the big wide world.

31st March 2018

Knoll Gardens Bugs and Buds Saturday Morning Monthly Toddler Group

10.30 – noon. £4.50 Organised by the garden’s charity – the Knoll Gardens Foundation, Bugs and Buds is a Saturday morning monthly toddler club. Created to inspire a love of nature from a young age, the club encourages interaction with the garden’s many wildlife inhabitants as well as its trees and flowers. To check availability and book email: education@knollgardens.co.uk Knoll gardens Foundation website: www.knollgardensfoundation.org www.knollgardens.co.uk +44 (0)1202 873931


Farmer Palmers 

Farmer Palmers – Free Entry For Mums On Mothers Day

Treat Mum to a free day out of family fun on the farm this Mother’s Day – download voucher from the Farmer Palmer’s website/facebook page or show them the offer on your smart phone at reception. For full details please visit the Farmer Palmer’s website or call their friendly team on 01202 622 022


Purbeck Strings Festival, DorsetTBC

Purbeck Strings Festival 


 whats on corfe castle railway dorset 23rd – 25th Mar 2018

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.

 Image result for durlston 25th March 2018 8pm-11:30pm

Events at Durlston Castle – Stargazing.

Join the Wessex Astronomical Society for a short talk in the Learning Centre and a chance to use telescopes

to view the night sky.

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Weymouth and Dorset Music Festival

The Weymouth and Dorset Music Festival is a non-competitive festival open to all musicians of all ages and abilities.

sandworld TBC

Sand World Weymouth

An amazing display of giant sand sculptures made by internationally acclaimed sculptors, mostly undercover, all weather attraction, have a go area, cafe and shop. Lodmoor Country Park, next to SeaLife, Weymouth. For all ages and abilities, parking nearby or take the Landtrain.


 Image result for durlstonMarch 17th, 8:30am- 11:30am

Durlston Dash

Registration, 9am: Race start. Enjoy a 2.5K challenging fun-run through Durlston! All participants receive a medal. 8-13 year olds, refreshments provided. Please book. £2 suggested donation