Arts & Crafts Events in Dorset

Details of arts and crafts events in Dorset, UK can be found in this section of the Visit Dorset website.



    06 Apr

    The Tank Museum

    06/04/2019 To 22/04/2019

    10:00 am To 5:00 pm

    Tanks in Action Displays – Every Weekday
    See Tanks roll into action at 1pm every weekday, starting on Monday 22nd of October. Realistic lifelike explosions and expert commentary. Learn how tanks have evolved and how they are used in battle in this action.

    Vehicle Rides – Every Day
    Experience for yourself the thrill of riding in an M548 tracked vehicle. This working example of military hardware seats 16 at a time – so the whole family can jump on together. Available every day from 1.30pm during the holidays, a £4 pp charge applies.

    Tonnes of Fun for Families!
    Take part in a range of family activities. Kids can also let off steam in our outdoor play area and in our inside soft play area, adjacent to our Café. Plus free family trails to keep them absorbed with teasers and puzzles!

     

    16 Feb

    The Tank Museum

    16/02/2019 To 17/02/2019

    10:00 am To 5:00 pm

     

     

    Over two days, see a wide range of models and buy your own! 

    • Exhibitors and traders throughout the Museum
    • Model boats, cars, planes and trains – and, of course, tanks!
    • Models and modelling paraphernalia on sale, suitable for novices up to the experienced modeller
    • Demonstrations from traders throughout the day
    • Tank Museum volunteer modellers will give you expert tips and tricks

    Book online for reduced prices. Annual Passes are valid for this event.

    16 Feb

    The Tank Museum

    16/02/2019 To 17/02/2019

    10:00 am To 5:00 pm

     

     

    Over two days, see a wide range of models and buy your own! 

    • Exhibitors and traders throughout the Museum
    • Model boats, cars, planes and trains – and, of course, tanks!
    • Models and modelling paraphernalia on sale, suitable for novices up to the experienced modeller
    • Demonstrations from traders throughout the day
    • Tank Museum volunteer modellers will give you expert tips and tricks

    Book online for reduced prices. Annual Passes are valid for this event.

    16 Feb

    The Tank Museum

    16/02/2019 To 17/02/2019

    10:00 am To 5:00 pm

     

     

    Over two days, see a wide range of models and buy your own! 

    • Exhibitors and traders throughout the Museum
    • Model boats, cars, planes and trains – and, of course, tanks!
    • Models and modelling paraphernalia on sale, suitable for novices up to the experienced modeller
    • Demonstrations from traders throughout the day
    • Tank Museum volunteer modellers will give you expert tips and tricks

    Book online for reduced prices. Annual Passes are valid for this event.

    01 Dec

    The Tank Museum

    01/12/2018 To 02/12/2018

    10:00 am To 5:00 pm

    Dont miss…

    • Father Christmas and the Grinch arriving by tank on both days
    • Santa’s Grotto (£4 charge)
    • FREE family Christmas Photo
    • Christmas Carvery Lunch (additional charge)
    • FREE Face painting
    • Christmas Market
    • Vintage Tea
    • Live music
    • Vintage Vehicle Display
      Plus much, much more!
    12 Oct

    Station Road, Semley, SP7 9AN

    12/10/2018 To 13/10/2018

    10:00 am To 5:00 pm

    Vintage and antique fabrics, haberdashery, eiderdowns, quilts, sheets, linens, lace, threads and more will be filling Dairy House on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th October from 10am to 5pm.

    Part of our ground floor will be filled with some wonderful stalls, whilst other textiles will be spread throughout the shop.

    So, if fabric is your ‘thing’ then come along, and tell your friends!

    03 Nov

    The Swanage School, High St, Swanage BH19 2PH

    03/11/2018 To 03/11/2018

    11:00 am To 4:00 pm

    Litter Free Coast and Sea will be launching several initiatives from their Swanage campaign ‘Love our beach’ at this event with additional information and interactive model.

    Celebrating the wonderful local environment of Swanage, the event will bring together groups and organisations working locally. There will be information and opportunities for Swanage residents to find out how to get involved in looking after their environment and also discovering more ways to enjoy it!

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Activities

    Stalls, Displays, games and exhibits

    • Display of artwork by local children
    • Litter Free Coast and Sea – interactive exhibit, fun quiz, children’s’ activities and project launch.
    • Litter Free Purbeck – stand with information and quiz – they will be carrying out a litter pick on the day also.
    • Wessex Water – stand and a local area litter pick with staff volunteers.
    • Stepping into Nature – information stand
    • Greengage – local Dorset Wildlife Trust project with a plant sale.
    • Swanage Pier-stand and activity TBC
    • Slideshow exhibit of local photography from local contributors.

    Food

    • Food available from local company The Saltpig.
    • Free refreshments – teas, coffees and biscuits.
    05 May

    allendale centre, hanham road, wimborne, BH21 1AS

    05/05/2018 To 05/05/2018

    10:00 am To 4:00 pm

    Details:

    Dorset Team Spring Fair

    Saturday 5th May 2018

    10am – 4pm

    Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne BH21 1AS

    Entry to the fair is FREE


     

    The Dorset Team, a group of local makers and sellers, will be heading to the Allendale Centre in Wimborne on Saturday 5th May for their Spring Fair.

    The fair will feature 60 stalls by local design-makers, vintage sellers and craft suppliers. There will be something for everyone and every budget. This is a fantastic way to buy some unique products and gifts whilst supporting local independent artists, artisans and sellers.

    For more information and to see sneak previews from our stallholders, please see our Facebook event page: http://facebook.com/events/282450382285845/

    30 Mar

    Lulworth Castle, East Lulworth, Dorset, BH20 5QS

    30/03/2018 To 02/04/2018

    10:30 am To 5:00 pm

    It’s back! This Easter come ‘down the rabbit hole’ for some great family fun at Lulworth Castle. Join us every day from Friday 30 March to Monday 2 April between 10.30-5pm.

    Inspired by the fantastical story of Alice in Wonderland, you can expect a whole host of fun activities including themed trails, Easter hunts, crafts, bouncy castle (weather permitting, age 7+), soft play for under 4s, crazy golf and, of course, white rabbits and Easter Eggs!!

    Don’t forget to go and meet the Mad Hatter in the Castle whilst you’re exploring ….Refreshments will be available including light lunches, cream teas, hot drinks, cakes and ice creams.

    Tickets include Free Parking. Adults £8, Child £6, under 4’s free. Family Ticket (2 adults, 3 children) £30.

    Tickets can be bought online here or on the day.

     

    01 Nov

    The Workhouse Chapel, Bath Rd, Sturminster Newton, DORSET, DT10 1DS

    01/11/2017 To 31/12/2017

    10:30 am To 4:30 pm

    In November and December each year the Workhouse Chapel in Sturminster Newton becomes the most wonderful Christmas shopping venue – a selling exhibition of hand-crafted work from over 60 of the West Country’s finest makers and artists plus one or two from further afield. This is definitely not the average craft show!

    Browse amongst the most tempting of treats – you will surely want to buy a present for yourself as well as unique and beautiful things for those you love!

    Jewellery and lovely scarves for the ladies – silver cufflinks, leather belts and hats, metalwork and handmade boxes for the men –  artwork to adorn your walls – sculpture and ceramics – hand made baskets  – and so much more.

    A gallery to rival all others, just not at ‘gallery’ prices!

    If it all becomes too much,  put your feet up by the roaring log fire and enjoy a glass/cup of something warm and reviving whilst admiring the architecture.  Then just carry on shopping once you’ve got your strength back….

    We promise you a shopping experience like no other – and one we hope you will want to shout about.  Tell all your friends; better still, bring them along