Charity Events in Dorset

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

    17 Feb

    Mount Lane, Eype DT6 6AP

    17/02/2018 To 02/04/2018

    2:00 pm To 5:00 pm

    : Eype Centre for the Arts


    Exhibition of Stations of the Cross Paintings (by kind permission of Churches Together in Bridport)

    Painted by members of the Bridport Art Society, these were shown around the town in 2016. They feature modern dress and are set against familiar local backdrops.

    Afternoons 2-5pm on the following dates: Saturdays/Sundays 17th February to 24th March, and every afternoon in Holy Week, 26th March to Easter Monday, 2nd April.

    No entrance fee, but donations welcome for Churches Together in Bridport and Eype Centre for the Arts. Refreshments.


    13 Dec

    Corfe Castle Village Hall

    13/12/2017 To 13/12/2017

    1:00 pm To 4:00 pm

    : Just turn up on the day and enjoy

    On Wednesday 13th December, please join us at Corfe Castle Village Hall for an afternoon of Christmas fun.

    17 Dec

    5 Seldown Road

    17/12/2017 To 17/12/2017

    10:00 am To 12:30 pm

    : Register online by visiting:  

    Join the Santa Stroll and raise funds

    to support your local hospice, Forest Holme

    We are a charity and rely on our fundraisers to help us raise the £750,000 needed each year to keep the hospice running


    Date of Walk: Sunday 17th December 2017
    Meeting Time: 10.00 am
    Meeting Place: Pamphill Cricket Ground
    Walk Location: Circular route from Wimborne to Badbury Rings
    Terrain: Some moderate hills, uneven footpaths and some road walking
    Time allow: Approx 2/3 hours

    Registration Fee: £10 for adults and £5 for children – this includes a Santa hat and a bottle of water

    Sponsorship: No minimum target, please raise as much or as little as you can.

    £10 would fund a yoga session, £20 would fund an hour of nursing care and £100 would fund a family of 4 to have bereavement counselling.


    * Please check the weather on the day and wear suitable walking/weatherproof clothes*


    * Dogs must be well behaved and kept on a lead at all times*


    *Children must be able to walk the route as it isn’t suitable for pushchairs*


    On Sunday 17th December, at 10am, the stroll will start. You will be guided by a professional walk leader, on a lovely scenic walk of Wimborne to Badbury Rings.

    Beginning and ending at the meeting point of Pamphill Cricket Ground, Wimborne.

    It will be a great day, with wonderful views and hopefully a real boost of Christmas spirit.

    You will all be provided with a Santa hat and water before the stroll.



    Places for this Christmassy stroll are limited so please register now to avoid missing out.


    Register online by visiting:

     Thank You

    *Forest Holme Hospice is not liable for any accidents or injuries*

    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

    10 Feb

    Hamworthy Club, Magna Road, Dorset BH21 3AP

    10/02/2018 To 11/02/2018

    10:00 am To 5:00 pm

    Bournemouth Model Railway Exhibition 2017   –  10th & 11th February 2018

    The Hamworthy Club Magna Road, BH21 3AP – PLEASE NOTE that this is between Bournemouth and Wimborne NOT Hamworthy Poole!

    What we guarantee….
    Layouts in most, if not all, popular gauges with modelling covering all eras, European and American scenarios with steam and Diesel Locomotives.
    Mature and layouts in progress on display.
    Extensive trade support from across the UK: scenics; vehicles; electronics; track; rolling stock; tools, etc.

    Open:  Saturday 10:00 – 17:00  &  Sunday 10:00 – 16:00

    Adults £5.00  –  Kids go FREE (under 15)

    AT LEAST £1.00 from each entry to “Cash 4 Kids” Charity

    05 Dec

    Christchurch Priory, Quay Road, Christchurch, BH23 1BU

    05/12/2017 To 05/12/2017

    7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

    : We cannot reserve seats for this event, seating will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

    Join us for our annual event at the stunning Christchurch Priory for a warming and joyful Christmas Carol Service.

    With Christmas carols, festive readings and returning performances from Sophia Grech, The Funky Little Choir and our Portfield School and Lifeskills students, we’re sure you will leave with huge amounts of Christmas Cheer.

    After the service there will be refreshments such as mince pies and mulled wine for all for just a small donation to Autism Wessex.

    Entry to the service is completely free but donations are welcome!

    Our staff, students, service users and supporters look forward to seeing you there!

    Kindly sponsored by Williams Thompson Solicitors LLP and Abbey Life and all funds will be match funded by Basepoint Business Centre in Bournemouth.

    16 Oct

    Bournemouth Library, 22 The Triangle, Bournemouth. BH2 5RQ

    16/10/2017 To 28/10/2017

    10:30 am To 4:30 pm

    Bournemouth Electric Camera Club Members Exhibition.

    @ Bournemouth Library 16th – 28th October 2017  10.30 – 16.30

    Closed Sunday 22nd.   Donation Box for Macmillan Caring Locally.

    Please come along and see our work and help support

    Macmillan Caring Locally.

    06 Jan

    Somerley House, Ringwood, BH24 3PL

    06/01/2018 To 06/01/2018

    11:00 am To 1:00 pm

    : Register online at:

    Be part of Autism Wessex’ first challenge event for our 50th Anniversary!
    Choose from the chip timed 10km route, or 2km fun run suitable for all the family.
    The 10km run will start at 11.00am and the fun run will follow at 11.20am. On-the-day registrations will close at 9.30am.
    Be sure to arrive early to collect your race number and take advantage of our David Lloyd warm up!
    All finishers will receive a medal and a goody bag on the day, plus an online personalised certificate.
    To register for the run, the fees applied are:
    • 10km early bird entry, £18 (£22 from 1st December)
    • 2km Fun Run early bird entry,  £7 (£9 from 1st December)

    To celebrate our 50th anniversary, we’re inviting all challengers to join our TEAM 50 – to be part of our biggest challenger team to date. To be part of TEAM 50 we’re asking you to pledge to raise £50 for the charity, by doing so, you will be supporting local individuals and families affected by autism – thank you!

    07 Oct

    BH22 0JG

    07/10/2017 To 07/10/2017

    12:00 pm To 4:00 pm

    Come and join us for a fabulous family day out on the 7th October from 12pm-4pm!

    Yes it’s our 2nd Birthday and we have lots happening from Apple picking & Pressing, Free Tractor Rides, Visit Farm Animals, Arts & Crafts, Music, Street Food and much much more!!

    Entry is FREE!!


    02 Dec

    Fernhill Hotel, Charmouth nr Lyme Regis

    02/12/2017 To 02/12/2017

    1:00 pm To 4:30 pm

    A festive day out for all the family. Live Christmas music, diverse craft stalls for unique gifts and stocking fillers, CLIC Sargent charity raffle, kids’ activities (including face painting & biscuit decorating) mulled wine, festive nibbles and more…

    05 Jul

    The Hollow, 25 Newton Road, Swanage, Dorset BH19 2EA

    05/07/2017 To 30/08/2017

    2:00 pm To 5:30 pm

    Come and wander around a beautiful and intriguing sunken garden with exceptional richness and arrangements of colour and textures with a very wide and unusual variety of plants and grasses attracting butterflies and bees and with hummingbird hawkmoths to be seen in late summer. This vibrant garden changes from year to year to reflect the owners’ passion for plants. Tiers of dry stone wall terraces hold an original and fascinating plant collection, with richly layered planting in what was an old stone quarry, which is a surprising find at the top of a hill above the seaside town of Swanage. The planting is particularly good in July and August. New features and plants every year. OPEN FOR NATIONAL GARDEN SCHEME

    Admission £3 Children free. Times: 2.00pm to 5.30pm every Wednesday afternoon in July & August 2017.

    The Hollow, 25 Newton Road, Swanage Dorset BH19 2EA
    Wed 5 Jul, Wed 12 Jul, Wed 19 Jul, Wed 26 Jul, Wed 2 Aug, Wed 9 Aug, Wed 16 Aug, Wed 23 Aug, Wed 30 Aug

    09 Sep

    Bournemouth Sports Club, East Parley, BH23 6BD

    09/09/2017 To 09/09/2017

    12:00 pm To 6:00 pm

    : Book online at: Or call Fiona on 01202 703587 if you require an offline form or further details

    Get ready to re-live your childhood sports days and raise money for Portfield School’s PE department and outdoor resources. It’s time to take on giant inflatables, a large foam pit, gallons of water, character costumes… and if you make it into the final round, a giant slide and a penguin chase!

    Be sure to bring the whole family because as well as the competitive obstacle course, there will be child friendly games, stalls, a licensed bar, an ice cream van and a barbecue to add to the fun carnival atmosphere.

    We are welcoming entries from individuals and teams. If you enter a team, remember to specify your team name, but fear not if you would like to enter as an individual, we will build teams of other individuals so you won’t be at a disadvantage.

    Individuals are expected to raise a minimum of £30 per person, or £300 for teams of 10… online fundraising pages can be created here

    04 Aug

    217 Wakeham, portland, dorset

    04/08/2017 To 04/08/2017

    10:30 am To 4:00 pm

    Family fun day celebrating all things Jurassic at Portland Museum in the heart of the Jurassic Coast. Dinosaur crafts to make and take, dinosaur hunt with a prize, ice and eat a dinosaur biscuit, make dino veggies and much, much more! Refreshments available for snack and lunch or bring your own picnic!

    01 Jul

    The Riviera Hotel, Burnaby Road, Alum Chine, Bournemouth, DORSET BH4 8JF

    01/07/2017 To 01/07/2017

    10:30 am To 4:30 pm


    Dorset Bump to Baby Show 2017 is being held at The Riviera Hotel in Bournemouth. It’s a beautiful location and we’re aiming to make the day a really fun, relaxing and worthwhile experience for over 300 new and expectant parents with some very special guest speakers including the fantastic midwife and author, Mark Harris and author, midwife, blogger and hugely popular insta-mum Clemmie Hooper, a range of educational workshops and taster sessions, treatments and prenatal/postnatal exercise classes, 40 exhibitors showcasing and selling some of the best local pregnancy and baby related products and services and access to the hotel’s great spa and leisure facilities and restaurant.

    If you’re expecting in 2017 or have a young baby you really can’t afford to miss this fantastic event!

    Tickets on sale via Eventbrite NOW! £1 from the sale of each £12.50/£15.50 ticket and 50p from the sale of each £3 will go directly to our chosen charity, SPRING support.

    For more information please contact Zoe and Claire at

    18 Jun

    The Tank Museum,

    18/06/2017 To 18/06/2017

    9:30 am To 5:00 pm

    For the first time, The Tank Museum will be holding a special Father’s Day experience! On 18 June, explore the Museum, Vehicle Conservation Centre and Workshops and enjoy a delicious carvery lunch.

     Tickets are £65 each and include three tours, a tracked vehicle ride and a choice of beef, gammon or pork with all the trimmings.

    You can join your Dad for lunch and explore the Museum for £22 per adult or £12.50 per child.

     There are limited places available so get them soon. Pre-booking is required.

     Please find more details and buy tickets here: