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What's on in Dorset

March 2024

purbeck short break walk at blue poole The Blue Pool

Illuminate ends on the 5th March 2024 – book your tickets to avoid dissapointment.

29th Feb – 3rd March
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.

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Mothers Day Meal

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

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Dorset County Spring Show.

Get ready for a fusion of Food, Farming, Flowers, and more! Join us in celebrating the vibrant spirit of spring in the heart of Dorset’s stunning countryside. Whether you’re looking to savour local delicacies or discover how they are created. Experience captivating demonstrations, exhilarating entertainment, have a go sessions, indulge in local shopping, savour delicious treats, explore educational zones, and even make the acquaintance of a lamb!


march events The Keep Museum

Come and see our brand new exhibition exploring the impact of bullets through our historic collection!


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Farmer Palmers – 50% OFF

Treat Mum to a value for money 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


swanage railway attraction  From 6th March

Driver Experience – Swanage Railway.

Rare opportunity to drive a Class 33 train on the iconic railway line.


free things to do in swanage  All through March

Events at Durlston Castle

Find out about the wildlife and history hidden under the sea.


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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.

march events in dorset studland
Forage and Feast

Welcome in Spring with us on our special wild food and feasting event at our stunning spot in Studland where you can enjoy natures own larder in an idyllic seaside setting.

We have some super talent on board the Fore wagon this year and there will be a few special creators and guest chefs working with us on this years feasts to make doubly sure the evenings sing to a very high tune… the price is inclusive of a scrumptious 3 course meal prepared by Fore / Kitchen, wild cocktail to start and wine with the meal.

The evening will involve a foraging walk & some demos to show you on the spot how your super supper and all the trimmings are created and to talk through some of the foraged ingredients we will be using so you can leave us with happy tummies and some nuggets of wisdom too!


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.

corfe castle depicted in 1643 All dates in March

Corfe Castle – Royal Residents Family Quest

Explore the ruins to learn about the royal residents of Corfe Castle. Answer the questions to earn your castle siege coin.

In 1086 the first stone of Corfe Castle was laid starting its long history as a royalist stronghold and fortress. From imprisonments to banquets Corfe Castle has had a chequered history with its royal owners and visitors. Explore the castle ruins hunting for the hidden shields to learn about the royal residents who used to call the castle home and what they got up to whilst living at Corfe Castle.