What's On in Dorset

Many of the events and festivals taking place throughout Dorset are listed here in our guide to what’s on in Dorset. The list covers Bournemouth events, Poole events and Weymouth events as well as events and festivals in many of the county’s market towns and smaller villages. So, to find out what’s on in Dorset while you are here on holiday or visiting for a short break, take a look below.



03 Apr

147 Parkwood Road, Bournemouth BH5 2BW

03/04/2017 To 03/04/2017

7:15 pm To 9:45 pm

How speed dating in Bournemouth works

 

A great event to go to is Speed Dating in Bournemouth. How it works is our friendly professional hosts will greet you and they will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of the Speed Dating evening. The Speed Dating in Bournemouth will commence with the speed dating then taking place for the remainder of the evening.

 

How many dates will I get at a Bournemouth Speed Dating event?

 

You will normally get between twelve and fifteen dates depending on the venue location at one of our Speed Dating in Bournemouth events. Occasionally we go up to twenty dates. Any more and you would probably be exhausted.

 

What if I like someone at the Speed Dating in Bournemouth event?

 

If you like someone at the Bournemouth Speed Dating event, simply enter a tick on your Speeding Ticket corresponding to the person you like to indicate you may want to see that person again. The following day you can either sign in to the web site and enter your choices directly, or call the office and one of the team will enter your ticks for you to match you up with others from the Speed Dating in Bournemouth.

23 Apr
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BH17 7BJ

23/04/2017 To 23/04/2017

10:00 am To 4:00 pm

Join Dorset Wildlife Trust and partners for a free family wildlife fun day and celebrate the great English wildlife of the Great Heath on St George’s Day! Activities for all ages, get up close to real wildlife, get your face painted, discover the history and dragons of our heaths, have a go at arts, crafts and more at Upton Country Park, Poole BH17 7BJ. Prize for the best dressed knight, dragon or damsel! For more information, please visit www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk/WildaboutTGH or call 01202 692033 or email nhoar@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk

23 Apr

BH17 7BJ

23/04/2017 To 23/04/2017

10:00 am To 4:00 pm

Join Dorset Wildlife Trust and partners for a free family wildlife fun day and celebrate the great English wildlife of the Great Heath on St George’s Day! Activities for all ages, get up close to real wildlife, get your face painted, discover the history and dragons of our heaths, have a go at arts, crafts and more at Upton Country Park, Poole BH17 7BJ. Prize for the best dressed knight, dragon or damsel! For more information, please visit www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk/WildaboutTGH or call 01202 692033 or email nhoar@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk

19 May

Marine Theatre, Church Street, Lyme Regis

19/05/2017 To 19/05/2017

7:00 pm To 11:00 pm

: For tickets visit http://www.marinetheatre.com/the-zoots-sounds-of-the-60s-friday-19th-may/   or call 01297 442 138

THE ZOOTS are Coming!

And Theyre Bringing the Sounds of the Sixties!

The ZOOTS are impossible not to like” – The Stage

Experience THE Sixties show that’s wowing audiences around the world, selling out and headlining venues from the Palladium to Old Trafford – with the spectacular sounds of THE ZOOTS!

THE ZOOTS are here to make your whole family bop to the ’60s beats that everybody loves – with legendary numbers by The Beatles, The Stones, The Monkees, The Beach Boys, The Kinks, Elvis and dozens more of your favourite artists. Feel the groove that’s thrilling audiences of stage and screen, in more than 30 countries! Discover why national critics call THE ZOOTS “impressive”, “authentic”, and “impossible not to like”!

It’s more than a performance – it’s totally ZOOTtastic!

Meet THE ZOOTS!

Jamie is the dishy lead singer – but don’t be fooled by his dreamy looks! Jamie has performed on the same bill as Gerry and the Pacemakers and The Searchers, making him the real deal.

Harriet’s a real cool chick with red hot hair – and energy to match! She taps out neat percussive beats, and sings sweet backing vocals.

Ben doesn’t play guitar – he makes it sing, daddy-o! Ben’s playing is so hip, even your gran will want to Twist and Shout!

Tommy is a maestro with the bassline. He pops, picks and plucks the rhythm that keeps THE ZOOTS so tight and sharp!

Simon plays the drums, and lays the beat behind the hits! Simon makes that drum kit shake, rattle and roll – and how!

 

Critics Dig THE ZOOTS!

The ZOOTS are impossible not to like” The Stage

“What an amazing night!” Stamford Corn Exchange

The ZOOTS are fantastic” The Beacon Theatre

“ The type of band we have always been looking for “ – Eastbourne Bandstand

 

05 Oct

Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7ND

05/10/2017 To 05/10/2017

2:00 pm To 4:30 pm

: Book online at www.knollgardens.co.uk or call the nursery on 01202 873931.

All you need to know about grasses and how to use them in a garden setting covering everything from maintenance to designing with grasses.

22 Sep

Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7ND

22/09/2017 To 22/09/2017

10:00 am To 4:00 pm

: No pre-booking required.

RSPB members and volunteers are invited to visit Knoll Gardens free-of-charge to see at first hand how Knoll’s gardening ethos creates a beautiful wildlife friendly environment.

Proof of membership or RSPB volunteering status must be shown at the nursery to gain free admission to the garden.

14 Sep

Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7ND

14/09/2017 To 14/09/2017

2:00 pm To 4:30 pm

: Book online at www.knollgardens.co.uk or call the nursery on 01202 873931.

All you need to know about grasses and how to use them in a garden setting covering everything from maintenance to designing with grasses.

19 Aug

Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7ND

19/08/2017 To 19/08/2017

10:30 am To 12:00 pm

: To book, call Kate on 07969 882439 or email kscott703@btinternet.com.

A great way for children (6 – 12), to get outdoors, connect with nature and learn about the amazing herbs growing around them in a fun and creative way. Includes garden trail, herbal art and making simple and safe lotions and potions to take home!

11 Aug

Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7ND

11/08/2017 To 11/08/2017

10:00 am To 4:00 pm

: Further details at www.knollgardensfoundation.org.

The Knoll Gardens Foundation is a charity set up to promote a sustainable, wildlife friendly gardening style which can create stunning effect whilst requiring little maintenance. This special open day is your chance to find out about the charity and the volunteering opportunities it offers.

08 Aug

Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7ND

08/08/2017 To 08/08/2017

10:00 am To 3:00 pm

: No pre-booking required.

Join wildlife volunteers and experts in the garden to discover more about the wildlife of Knoll. Suitable for all ages, beginners and experts alike, everyone is welcome to come along, get involved and find out more about your garden wildlife.

29 Jul

Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7ND

29/07/2017 To 29/07/2017

11:00 am To 12:30 pm

: pre-booking essential. To book phone Knoll Gardens on 01202 873931.

Locate and identify Knoll’s many butterflies with the expert help of Keith Powrie who has been recording butterfly sightings at Knoll for many years.

15 Jul

Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7ND

15/07/2017 To 15/07/2017

10:30 am To 1:00 pm

: Book on 07969 882439 or email kscott703@btinternet.com.

A gentle walk revealing the secrets of Knoll Gardens’ natural medicine chest followed by a workshop on herbs you can use to treat common ailments. Harvest and prepare your own herbal medicines and take home some samples.

22 Jun

Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7ND

22/06/2017 To 22/06/2017

10:30 am To 12:00 pm

: Book online at www.knollgardens.co.uk or call the nursery on 01202 873931.  

Join Neil Lucas as he takes a walk around his garden at Knoll explaining his ethos and some of the concepts and techniques that have gone into the creation of this naturalistic wildlife friendly garden, then take home some practical pointers to help you bring his ‘wow factor’ to your own garden.

17 Jun

Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7ND

17/06/2017 To 17/06/2017

10:30 am To 1:00 pm

: Book on 07969 882439 or email kscott703@btinternet.com.

Discover the plant wisdom behind many traditional old wives’ tales on a gentle garden walk before enjoying a workshop making herbal medicines to treat common ailments and take home some samples.

10 Jun

Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7ND

10/06/2017 To 10/06/2017

10:00 am To 3:00 pm

: Book online or at the nursery.

Enjoy a day creating decorative items from willow, including flowers, snails, fish and bird feeders to take home.