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Events in Dorset sets out to list the many and varied activities that occur in this beautiful county.
is largely a very rural county with lovely villages and towns, walks or
cycleways that traverse delightful countryside. On its southern border is
the Jurrassic coast and the pleasant seaside towns of
with the smaller pearl of Dorset - Lyme Regis on its
is the capital. Dorset is beautiful even in winter!
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Bridport Potato Day 6th January 2018. Bridport United Church, East Street, Bridport. Free Admission. LOTS of seed potatoes and heritage seeds available. One for the gardeners amongst us.
UK Dance Championships will be held on 16th to 18th January 2018 at the BIC Bournemouth.
Blandford Potato Day 28th January 2018, Pimperne Village Hall. Blandford
Museum Victorian Gardening Club and Pennard Plants plus others.
Potato Days. Drimpton Village Hall which is near Beaminster. 3rd February 2018.
Blackmore Vale Half Marathon Race and 5.25 Mile Fun Run. will be held on 4th February 2018. Starts and finishes at The Bishops Caundle Playing Fields which is on the A3030 Sherborne to Sturminster Newton.
Beerex Corn Exchange, Dorchester. 2nd and 3rd February 2018. Only over 18.
Purbeck Literary Festival 2018 is a rest year.
Bournemouth Orchid Society Show 24th February 2018. Allendale Community Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne.
Saturday 24th February 2018. 10.30am-2pm in the
Village Hall, Station Road, Maiden Newton, DTE OAE, Dorset. Follow signs to the Station.
This is a great day out to mingle with like minded folk and get your seed potatoes and other seeds from those who know. There is free admission and refreshments. Run by Maiden Newton Allotments and Pennard Plants.
Swanage Blues Festival 1st to 4th March 2018. Lots of top acts in
15 indoor venues. What a feast.
Swanage Steam Ralway Steam Gala 23rd March to 25th March 2018.
Devon Coast Audax 200 25th March 2018. New organisers.
Dorchester is an interesting market town and the county town of Dorset. Thomas Hardy lived most of this life in the area. The Sustrans Cycling Route NCN starts here. Travel Wessex has a page devoted to this cycle ride as a short holiday.
Blackmore Vale Part of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty rather says it all. Geographically it is in North Dorset but it creeps into Somerset and Wiltshire. The River Stour flows through the vale.
Lyme Regis, known as the Pearl of Dorset. A hilly, but very attractive town on the western edge of the county.
Swanage A very popular seaside resort right on the eastern end of the Purbeck Hills. Lovely spot for aquatic sports!!!
Poole The western end of that large seaside area of Christchurch, Bournemouth and Poole. A beach lovers paradise, with Blue Flag beaches. It has its own unique quality, with its quay in the natural harbour.
Weymouth is a pleasant and popular family seaside town. Families have been coming here for generations since George III made it popular in the late 1700's! It does not even matter if it is wet, there is so much to do!
Bradbury Rings was an Iron Age Hill Fort and a popular tourist attraction. It is within Kingston Lacey grounds which are National Trust. The Rings are open more or less all year.
Anyone with events in Dorset who would like to list their event here please contact us via the Feedback form, we would love to hear from you. The event should have its own website so that our visitors can find you and obtain more information.
The events in Dorset should be capable of attracting crowds, large village fete size and above, similar to those listed here. Posting events on this page is free.
Our observations show that Travel Wessex's main visitors are those that love walking, cycling, horse riding and other like minded pursuits, but we welcome all attractions as we have many other visitors as well that we love to cater for.
We reserve the right not to include events in Dorset that are not suitable for legal or other reasons.
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There are some delightful cottages around the county. Probably one near where you would love to stay.
Want a cute car? Large car? Small car? Whatever you need you will find it here. You will probably find your favourite car hire firm here and Car Rentals do not add a penny to their price for looking all over for you!
Why not travel by Coach
If you do decide the leave the car at home and help the environment too, why not go National Express. They run coaches all over the country. Some pretty good fares too.
Just imagine - sit back and relax, no hassling with the traffic!!!
Do you know that you can book on your mobile phone and they will send the ticket as a text!!!!
Virgin Trains is an excellent main line railway.