Couple on beach in Dorset
What's on in Dorset

November 2024



Sandbanks Beach.  Watch those taking the FireWalk in aid of Wessex Cancer Trust.

Fireworks at Poole Quay TBC

Poole Quay – Bonfire Night 

Family entertainment with live music from 5pm. With street entertainers, hula hoop workshops, jugglers and fire performances throughout the night, there is definitely plenty to watch whilst waiting for the firework extravaganza which will bring the evening to a dramatic close at 8pm.

Fireworks at Bovington Tank Museum, Wareham, Dorset TBC

Christmas Craft and Gourmet Food Fayre

Held at Kingston Maurward College.  Over 100 stands selling gourmet festive food.

rememberance sunday TBC

Remembrance Sunday  at the Tank Museum

The Tank Museum is hosting the official remembrance service on behalf of the Bovington Garrison. This service will be attended by serving soldiers, veterans and their families, but visitors are also very welcome to join in the service which commences at 10.50. Visitors are asked to assemble by 10.35.

Purbeck Produce Market  

Purbeck Produce Market – Swanage 

If you like to know where your food has come from and want to support local producers then visit this market and meet the famers that produce the meat, the bakers that bake the bread and the gardeners that grow the veg. For a spot of shopping you can also find local crafts people selling cards, gifts, jewellery and more.

Bournemouth Gardens Ice Skating TBC

Bournemouth Ice Rink

Visitors to Bournemouth can skate on real ice under the trees in the resort’s historic Lower Gardens. For an extra treat, the town centre businesses have also clubbed together to bring a giant snow globe to four locations across two weeks from 23 November – 6 December. Visitors will be able to climb in for a photograph which will be printed and available to take away the same day.

Santa Claus ready for christmas at Upton Country Park, Dorset TBC

Upton Country Park Christmas Grotto 

NO NEED TO BOOK – just turn up. Each child will visit Santa in his grotto and will receive a huge Christmas sack filled with over 25 gifts and activity items. The children will also be able to meet Santa’s real life reindeer.  Each sack will include: a large Xmas sack to put your presents in; a beautifully wrapped quality present; a large bar of Upton Country Park chocolate; a large pot of chocolate reindeer droppings; a carton of Christmas fruit juice; a pot of magic bubbles and a free ticket to ride Elizabeth, the new Poole Park Railway train! 

Corfe Castle Christmas lights, Dorset TBC

Durlston Country Park Victorian Walk and Stargazing

Victorian Walk – Discover Durlston Victorian History

Stargazing is weather dependent and booking is recommended.  £3 per person.



Bournemouth Christmas Tree Trail.

A dazzling Christmas Tree Trail through Bournemouth Gardens.  Explore enchanting illuminations, explore the Alpine Christmas Market and skate under the stars.  There will be live music and entertainment throughout November and December. 01202 451471