Dorset Events

Events for the next 30 days appear below. For full listings, please see Dorset events on the Resort Dorset website.

15 Nov 2017 to 17 Nov 2017

Christchurch, Dorset

Join us at the Regent Centre from 15th November - 17th November for a series of unique Shakespeare productions staged by your schools. Whether you are a parent, friend or another local school, we invite you to an exhilarating evening of theatre where you will see Shakespeare's stories brought to life like never before.

18 November 2017

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester, Dorset

The Dorset County Museum’s popular annual sale of second-hand books will be taking place on Saturday 18th November between 10am to 4pm. Thousands of quality books will be sold at bargain prices - fact, fiction, hardback and softback. Hundreds of subjects and genres will be represented including Dorset, travel, history, music, art and gardening . A wide selection of fiction will also be available including hard and soft backs. A few minutes’ careful searching could reveal untold treasures! ...

18 November 2017

Wimborne, Dorset

Superb contemporary and heritage crafts, perfect for Christmas presents. Handmade in Dorset, by local designer/ makers. Teas, coffees and home-made cakes, to sustain you whilst you browse! Free Entry Profits from the event in aid of the Dorset Arts & Crafts Association Bursary Fund, which awards grants for art and craft projects in Dorset.

13 Nov 2017 to 18 Nov 2017

Portland, Dorset

From the people who brought you 'A Vicar of Dibley Christmas', comes the Royal Manor Theatre's latest hilarious comedy entitled: 'Old Actors Never Die; They Simply Lose the Plot!'; A play by Lyn Brittney will be performed from Monday 13th to Saturday 18th November. Directed by Becky Chance & Lis Green, the play is set in the Mount Home for Retired Actors, a home for the elderly like no other. Three women who are ex-wives to the same womanising actor, Edmund Sullivan, reside here, ...

18 November 2017

Poole, Dorset

The evening will commence with a drinks reception, followed by an exceptional three-course dinner with wine on your table, ending the night with the fantastic sounds from an amazing 12-piece band, keeping you dancing all night long! Venue: The Lighthouse

15 Nov 2017 to 18 Nov 2017

Christchurch, Dorset

A musical mystery tour into the world of music and entertainment where nothing is quite what it seems, and hidden meanings abound. Comedy and drama in a cabaret show like no other. Each song tells a story to reveal the reality behind it. Solos, duets and grand chorus numbers, all hidden behind the mask! Venue: Regent Centre

14 Nov 2017 to 18 Nov 2017

Poole, Dorset

Following its success in the West End, Las Vegas and on Broadway, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is coming to Poole! This worldwide smash-hit musical is inspired by the famous recording session that brought together rock 'n' roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. On December 4, 1956, these four star musicians gathered at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever. MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, written ...

14 Nov 2017 to 18 Nov 2017

Weymouth, Dorset

From the writer of smash hits Calendar Girls and Kinky Boots comes the feel-good, Olivier award-winning MADNESS musical, OUR HOUSE. On the night of Joe’s 16th birthday, a split-second decision forces him to choose between himself and his heart. As two very different paths unfold before him, the consequences of that choice will change his life forever. Venue: Weymouth Pavilion

18 November 2017

Beaulieu, New Forest, Dorset

Join the Hampshire Ghost Club as they embark on a paranormal investigation at the historic 13th century Beaulieu Abbey, the site of many spooky spectre sightings.

18 November 2017

Bridport, Dorset

Vinyl Saturdays - essential days for collectors of Rock, Pop, Folk, Blues & Jazz with a Record & CD Fair plus the chance to search shops, Saturday Market Stalls and The Art & Vintage Quarter in St Michael's area of Bridport to find more records & cds for sale.

19 November 2017

Poole, Dorset

If you dream of getting all your Christmas shopping wrapped up in one day, under one roof, then look no further - the Christmas Wonderland Market has around 120 stands bearing seasonal goods to suit every pocket. Local and independent makers and producers will be selling a tempting selection of unique gifts, interesting crafts and foods for your Christmas table, not forgetting the fairy lights, decorations, Christmas trees, wreaths & mistletoe. Venue: The Lighthouse

19 November 2017

Dorchester, Dorset

Are you a fan of designer bargains? Love your high street labels at low prices? Then join us for our sensational fashion fundraising event! Clear out your wardrobe in time for Christmas and donate your branded classics and high street labels to us, then come along to find new treasures to take home. There will be a price for every pocket and some extra special items on display. Venue: Corn Exchange

18 Nov 2017 to 19 Nov 2017

Kingston Maurward Gardens & Animal Park, Dorchester, Dorset

With 40 stalls offering a wide range of high-quality products, to suit most tastes and wallets, it’s an ideal opportunity to get your Christmas shopping done, under one roof. Venue: Kingston Maurward College.

18 Nov 2017 to 19 Nov 2017

Poole, Dorset

Join us in Upton House to browse the beautifully crafted gifts on offer, enjoy a mince pie and relax listening to wonderful musical performances in the grand Entrance Hall. All items on sale are hand-crafted by Dorset suppliers, with a wide range of products to provide gifts for all the family.

21 November 2017

Swanage, Dorset

Vienna Festival Ballet returns to Swanage with their traditional, enchanting production of The Sleeping Beauty, a classic fairy tale set to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, stunning choreography, beautiful costumes, all combine to portray the struggle between good and evil. Incensed at being snubbed at the christening of Princess Aurora, the wicked fairy Carabosse lays a curse on the child, proclaiming that she will one day pierce her finger - and die. But the Lilac Fairy intervenes, and ...

21 Nov 2017 to 22 Nov 2017

Bournemouth, Dorset

Bournemouth School Music Association will be performing their annual carol festival for two nights. A must see event for everyone getting in the mood for Christmas. Venue: Pavilion Theatre

24 November 2017

Weymouth, Dorset

The Lexi May Trust has been set up in memory of Lexi May Hopkin who sadly passed away with a DIPG Brain Tumour on 9th January 2016, aged 8, after a brave battle. The first Lexi May Ball is being held at the Pavilion and there will be live music by Koast and a Disco by Pegasus Disco! We will also be holding a raffle and an auction.

25 November 2017

Weymouth, Dorset

The students of June Hornby’s Weymouth Dance Studio present an all singing and dancing showcase of their incredible strengths and talents. With past pupils, both boys and girls, working in the West End and the USA, come and see if you can spot the next generation to follow them. Venue: Weymouth Pavilion

25 November 2017

Dorchester, Dorset

Join us for Christmas at Brewery Square on Saturday 25 November. From mulled wine to festive treats, plus displays, live music and activities, there will be something for everyone to enjoy as we kick off the festive season. 4:00pm - Live music starts - Brass band 4:50pm - Main performances start in the Square 5pm - Enjoy two special (but secret!) performances in the Square from 5pm until 5:30pm 5:30pm - Lights illumination Entertainment continues after the lights go on! 5:35pm - ZE ...

24 Nov 2017 to 25 Nov 2017

Christchurch, Dorset

Let P&P entertain you from dawn ‘til dusk with this concert as they lead you through a musical 24 hours. There’ll be no watching the clock in this production featuring hits from 'Dreamgirls', 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory', 'Top Hat', 'Sister Act' and many more. With a cast of all ages, Oh Happy Day! is sure to have you toe-tapping all day and humming well into the night.

25 November 2017

Swanage, Dorset

View the stars at the Learning Centre, Durlston Country Park from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Phone 01929 424443 on the day to confirm. £3 charge.

25 November 2017

Wimborne, Dorset

The Wimborne Christmas Market runs from 11am until 4pm on Saturday 25th November from 11am-4pm at the Allendale Centre. Entry is just £1.00 for adults and Under 16's Free ★ Live Entertainment ★ Santas Grotto (small supplement) ★ Live Reindeers outside ★ Arts and Crafts with our Cheeky Elves ★ Hot Refreshment ★ Over 50 Stands

26 November 2017

Weymouth, Dorset

Come and support your local wildlife by Christmas shopping with us. We will have local art and craft stalls, wildlife books for all ages, nature toys, beautiful gifts for the home & much more. Indulge in a mince pie and some mulled wine from the Taste* café while the children are entertained by our Father Christmas or by making wild Christmas decorations. All profits from our shop go back into conservation, so join us at the Chesil Centre & 'shop for wildlife'. Chesil Beach Centre, ...

26 November 2017

Bournemouth, Dorset

Over two hundred and fifty local children from eight affiliated dance schools will be performing an exciting mix of dance genres including tap, ballet and contemporary. Each scene will be enhanced by wonderful lighting and costumes which will provide a memorable theatrical experience. Venue: Pavilion Theatre

25 Nov 2017 to 26 Nov 2017

Dorchester, Dorset

This year we are pleased to annonce that our Christmas fair will be over two days Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th November, and once again will be held at Athelhampton House and Gardens. We are always very excited to host such a fantastic event, with a huge range of culinary delights. Now in its 5th year, the fair aims to be a true celebration of Dorset. We open our gates at 10am on both days where you will find over 50 stalls for you to explore throughout the day for you to sample both ...

26 November 2017

Bournemouth, Dorset

The Metropole Street Market is a quintessentially eccentric ensemble of all things creative & delicious. Lansdowne is home to an eclectic collection of independent retailers and high-street brands. On select Sundays, from September to December, they will be joined by an abundance of fayre from the best producers, artists and crafts people that the county has to offer. Accompanied by live music and street performances with spectacular themes, no two markets are the same – making Metropole ...

26 November 2017

Christchurch, Dorset

Christmas is a season of joy, love and sharing, a time when Santa delivers presents all over the world… but what would Santa himself like for Christmas? Dasher the Reindeer has an idea… Pompom the Penguin thinks he knows… Or maybe Snowy the Snowman has the answer? Mrs Claus needs all their help – and yours – to find out! Join a fun, festive, musical adventure to give Santa the very best Christmas, then meet him at his home in the North Pole! There every child will receive a special ...

30 November 2017

Lyme Regis, Dorset

International pianist Ben Waters brings some of the world’s most talented musicians to the Marine Theatre to play some foot-tapping Rock ‘n Roll, boogie woogie and blues.

02 Oct 2017 to 30 Nov 2017

Weymouth, Dorset

FEAST Weymouth, supported by Weymouth BID, is fast becoming the talk of the town! Weymouth’s top eateries have come together to provide fantastic menus at great prices as a way to celebrate all of the great independent restaurants, pubs and cafés there are in Weymouth. The FEAST Weymouth promotion will work with each participating venue providing a set-menu or offer within the price ranges of £5, £10, £15, £20 or £25 for customers to dine at their establishment throughout the month of ...

30 November 2017

Swanage, Dorset

Enjoy all your favourite Christmas songs with the dynamic Big Band treatment from Glenn Miller, Sinatra, Basie, Nat King Cole - jazzing up those Jingle Bells! "Superb - they swing like crazy!” says Sheila Tracy, BBC. As seen at Dame Vera Lynn’s Charity Ball & Blackpool Tower Ballroom. “Swing and Song of the highest order” – Telegraph. Venue: Mowlem Theatre

01 December 2017

Christchurch, Dorset

Come and celebrate Christmas with the Salvation Army Band and timbrels from Winton Corps. The evening will feature Dynamix, an exciting new children's choir led by Darren Bartlett and there will be opportunity for community carol singing. Venue: Regent Centre

02 Dec 2017 to 03 Dec 2017

Wimborne, Dorset

Join us for our annual Dorset Team Christmas Fair and this year, for the first time, enjoy TWO days of shopping! The fair will showcase the work of Dorset makers, artists and vintage sellers as well as there being stalls selling craft supplies and kits. Free entry. Venue: Allendale Centre

03 December 2017

Weymouth, Dorset

showcase of a variety of craft stalls perfect for stocking fillers or to get you into the Christmas spirit. In conjunction with Melcombe Regis Rotary Club collecting for their chosen charities, you can get FREE photos with Santa and hear a performance by Bittersweet Harmony and The Carefree Choir. Buy Local. Buy Handmade. Give something unique and special.

02 Dec 2017 to 03 Dec 2017

Wareham, Dorset

Meet Father Christmas in his wonderful winter cabin at Farmer Palmer's Farm Park weekends during December. Dates: Weekends; 2nd & 3rd, 9th & 10th, 16th & 17th December 2017. Do I need to pre-book? No, just turn up on the day. Groups will need to pre-book.

03 December 2017

Poole, Dorset

Don't miss our annual Christmas Market at the RNLI College, which promises to be bigger than ever! This will be a wonderful opportunity to enjoy shopping at our various stalls selling perfect gifts, homemade crafts and plenty of delicious festive food. Father Christmas will be arriving by lifeboat in his usual style!

02 Dec 2017 to 03 Dec 2017

Swanage Railway, Swanage, Dorset

Join us during the festive season for a trip on the 'Christmas Belle' in our luxurious Pullman Observation Car. During your one-hour return journey, you will travel through the beautiful Isle of Purbeck countryside while enjoying champagne and canapes, served at your seat. Soak up a traditional Christmas atmosphere in the specially decorated carriage with relaxing comfy chairs. You will also receive a personalised Christmas card and gift.

02 Dec 2017 to 03 Dec 2017

Wareham, Dorset

Stepping back in time, 'Vintage Christmas' brings fantastic entertainment, an incredible festive market and historical education in a unique setting. Not only will you be entertained throughout, you can shop till you drop in our extensive vintage market for all those unique Christmas gifts that you won't find anywhere on the high street. Learn more about what life was like at Christmas time from the 1920's to the Post War era, with themed crafts and activities. There will also be ...

06 December 2017

Bridport, Dorset

A FREE community event for all the family to enjoy. With lots of festive entertainment, it’s a time to get in the Christmas mood, find that special Christmas gift and join in the merriment! Main Attractions: The popular (live) reindeers, Cupid & Comet, will be visiting again with their snow queen. Another chance for a photo opportunity with these wonderful animals Santa’s Grotto will be outside the Art Centre and there will be a free gift for every child who visits Father ...

07 December 2017

Dorchester, Dorset

Visit nineteenth-century Dorset with traditional West Gallery Christmas carols in Hardy's Cottage. Members of the Ridgeway Singers will be returning to Hardy's Cottage to revive the old carols sung in Hardy's childhood, as immortalized in 'Under the Greenwood Tree'. Carols will be performed throughout the afternoon, between, 1.30pm and 3pm, with regular, small intervals to allow for movement of normal visits around the house.

07 December 2017

Dorchester, Dorset

The OFFICIAL start to Christmas in Dorchester! The event has been running for several years now, and the turn-out gets better every time. Let There Be Light! The town’s Christmas lights will be switched on. Dorchester Cracker Festivities Late Night Shopping As well as all the usual entertainments and amusements, Cracker Night is also an opportunity to do some late night shopping, with a large number of our most popular shops and other businesses staying open into the evening for ...

09 December 2017

Priest House Museum, Wimborne, Dorset

10.00-4.00 Stir a bowl of Mrs Beeton’s Christmas pudding mix, make a wish and taste the finished product. The house will be festively decorated. Adult £1.50, Child £1

09 December 2017

New Forest, Dorset

A film presentation telling the story of hundreds of women, girls and a handful of men who built Spitfires in secret during WW2. The evening will commence at 7.30 pm in the Lecture Theatre of the National Motor Museum’s Collections Centre and finish at around 10.00 pm. The National Motor Museum will be open from 6.00pm for a private viewing at no extra charge. A pay bar will be available in the Collections Centre for the purchase of beers, wines and soft drinks.

10 December 2017

Dorchester, Dorset

The Dorchester Christmas Market runs from 11am until 4pm on Sunday 10th December 2017 from 11am-4pm at the Corn Exchange. ★ Live Entertainment ★ Live Reindeers outside ★ Arts and Crafts with our Cheeky Elves ★ Hot Refreshments ★ Over 50 Stands Entry is just £1.00 for adults and under 16's Free

09 Dec 2017 to 10 Dec 2017

Farmer Palmers, Wareham, Dorset

Meet Father Christmas in his wonderful winter cabin at Farmer Palmer's Farm Park weekends during December. Dates: Weekends; 2nd & 3rd, 9th & 10th, 16th & 17th December 2017. Do I need to pre-book? No, just turn up on the day. Groups will need to pre-book.

09 Dec 2017 to 10 Dec 2017

Poole, Dorset

Come and meet our real reindeer who’ve flown all the way from Lapland for the weekend. Listen to all the fun facts and stories they can share with you and have a photo on the sleigh with a wonderful snowy owl as well! No charge, just come along to Upton House and say hello.

10 December 2017

Poole, Dorset

Join us for our second 3k Fancy Dress Walk around Poole Park. We are raising money for the Hospital's Christmas List. Adults - £7, Under 12's £5, Dogs FREE, Under 3's FREE. Ticket holders will receive an elf hat, bespoke medal, mince pie and drink for their entry. Plus visit to SANTA in his Grotto at the end of the Dash.

09 Dec 2017 to 10 Dec 2017

Bournemouth, Dorset

Get away from the crowds on the high street and visit our Christmas Fair with a range of stalls selling festive wares and gifts from local suppliers. Warm up with some holiday refreshments in our café, enter our Christmas raffle, and make some festive crafts with the children. Admission to the Fair is free, suggested donation £1. Normal charges apply to visit the historic house. Visitors to the historic house will enjoy the festive atmosphere, viewing the house decorated for a ...

14 December 2017

Portland, Dorset

Bringing bucket loads of Christmas spirit, and back for its eighth year, is Near-ta Theatre’s festive comedy, Christmas. Time! Charlie and Toby are feeling low, and why wouldn’t they? It’s Christmas Day and they’re serving time at Her Majesty’s pleasure. But why shouldn’t they be having a Merry Christmas in spite of their incarceration? What’s stopping them from creating Christmas around them? Absolutely nothing! And so they set off on their festival of carols, Claus, Christ and ...

16 December 2017

The Pet Experience, Weymouth, Dorset

Come and join in the fun at our Annual Christmas Open Day with Pet Photography! There'll be loads of special offers and discounts, free goody bags (if you get down before they are all gone!), mulled wine & mince pies, tea & coffee and lots of festive cheer!

17 December 2017

Wimborne, Dorset

A magical festive story of a young girl named Belle, pursued by the dastardly Prince Anton for her hand in marriage and yet she longs for something more. upon discovering the Beast, she slowly falls in love with the man inside and thus begins the greatest love story ever told. Beautiful costumes, talented actors and heart warming music help bring this story to life! Venue: The Allendale Centre

16 Dec 2017 to 17 Dec 2017

Wareham, Dorset

This hilly, muddy race will see runners start and finish at the Tank Museum. Saturday is Marathon day, whilst Sunday sees participants conquer the half-marathon distance.

17 December 2017

Weymouth, Dorset

Get yourself ready for this year's 5k Santa extravaganza, on Sunday 17th December at 11am. Hundreds of Santas chasing the lonely Christmas pudding down the beach in what can only be described as ” The best thing YULE see this Christmas!” So come on, get your boots on and get entered into this fantastic festive event.

16 Dec 2017 to 17 Dec 2017

Kingston Maurward Gardens & Animal Park, Dorchester, Dorset

Enjoy storytelling, tuck into a mince pie and mulled wine (for the adults!) then meet Santa in the library. Venue: Kingston Maurward House. Bookings essential.

17 December 2017

Shaftesbury, Dorset

Filling the streets from one end of the town to the other, this is probably the biggest, and the busiest Christmas market in Dorset. This Year the market will be held on the 17th of December, 10am until 3pm.

02 Dec 2017 to 23 Dec 2017

Sherborne, Dorset

Santas elves are back! Calling all kids – while making the toys and experiencing the chaos of Christmas, some of Santa's Elves have gone missing and have ended up in the Museum. With no-one around to finish off the presents or load the sleigh, Santa's gift workshop is in crisis. Can you spare some time to help Santa hunt out his helpers? Get the trail sheet and floor plan from reception to guide the detectives around the route and discover the locations of where Santa's missing ...

16 Dec 2017 to 23 Dec 2017

Adventure Wonderland, Christchurch, Dorset

Christmas 2017 will see even more festive fun at Adventure Wonderland. The massive indoor adventure play centre, Wild Thing! will be Christmas Wild! with all the fun and excitement of this most magical time of year. So join us with everything that makes for a wonderful treat for all the family. Pay a visit to the magical Nativity Cuddles Corner, included in the entry price and, of course join our entertainments team for our seasonal pantomime in the Happydrome theatre! You can book ...

16 Dec 2017 to 24 Dec 2017

Christchurch, Dorset

Returning for its sixth fabulous year, The Glad Rag Production Company is delighted to bring the Christmas Spectacular 2017 to the Regent Centre stage. Back at the North Pole, Santa is preparing for another Christmas... As always the elves will be causing a little chaos, and Benji and Bruce the Polar Bears will be saving the day, and together, they’ll be creating a little Christmas magic right here in Christchurch.

24 Nov 2017 to 24 Dec 2017

Poole, Dorset

This year the Walled Garden at Upton House has been transformed for the festive season into a magical world of lights and laughter. Follow the pathways, taking in the giant Christmas Tree, interactive igloo, mini northern lights display as well as the penguin frozen lake, magical fairy turrets and Nativity Scene. Daily 4pm – 7pm. Last admission 6.30pm. (Closed 27th November, 4th & 11th December).

16 Dec 2017 to 24 Dec 2017

Swanage, Dorset

MEET SANTA ON HIS SPECIAL TRAIN! Children receive a wrapped age-appropriate present from Father Christmas. Santa's helpers serve refreshments- a festive drink and a mince pie for adults, a soft drink and biscuit for children. During your one-hour return journey there will be entertainment for even more festive fun.

09 Dec 2017 to 24 Dec 2017

Poole, Dorset

Building your own home is not as easy as it looks, the three little pigs discover. What’s the best material to use? Will it keep out the rain? Will it be Wolf Proof!!! There’s only one way to find out...Perfect for ages 2 and beyond, this brand new show is chock full of puppets, music, comedy and thrills! Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company’s 3 Little Pigs follows in the footsteps of The Little Red Hen, The Enormous Turnip, The Elves and The Shoemaker and The Hare and The Tortoise. ...

25 Nov 2017 to 31 Dec 2017

Brewery Square, Dorchester, Dorset

Dorchester’s Skating in the Square returns to Brewery Square, from Saturday 25 November to New Year’s Eve. TICKET PRICES — Adult £6.00 / Child £6.00 Sessions last 45 minutes. Children aged 12 years and under must be supervised by an adult. There is no minimum age for participants, however the smallest size boot available is a child’s size 9. Penguins are available to aid stability for small children. For more information and to book, visit ...

02 Dec 2017 to 01 Jan 2018

Bournemouth, Dorset

All the time-honoured fun of a family show with some familiar faces from our TV shows. Venue: Pavilion Theatre

16 Dec 2017 to 01 Jan 2018

Beaulieu, New Forest, Dorset

Step back in time to a magical Victorian Christmas at Beaulieu with Montagu family pantomime rehearsals, craft activities, traditional decorations in every room of Palace House and carols and punch to enjoy from December 16th - January 1st. Join the Montagu family, played by costumed actors, as they prepare for Christmas festivities in their ancestral family home in 1889. See Palace House come to life as the family and servants rehearse a Christmas Day pantomime and Beaulieu visitors are ...

09 Dec 2017 to 01 Jan 2018

Weymouth, Dorset

Made-to-Measure Productions are delighted be returning to Weymouth Pavilion this Christmas with a brand new enchanting Family Pantomime Sleeping Beauty. Featuring stunning scenery, incredible illusions, toe-tapping music and amazing projected sequences, this year’s show is sure to be another Box Office smash!

01 Dec 2017 to 01 Jan 2018

Weymouth, Dorset

Throughout December you’ll find a host of Christmas-themed activities in the town, including the REAL ICE Rink, Santa’s Grotto, entertainment, and the BIG Christmas Nativity. Full details on the website.

01 Dec 2017 to 01 Jan 2018

Weymouth, Dorset

Weymouth will have its REAL-ice rink back in the town centre, as part of its BIG Christmas event. Open every day from Friday 1st December to and including Monday 1st January (except Christmas Day). Skating sessions start at 12 noon weekdays, prior to the school holidays (Friday 15th December), and 11am on all other days. The last session starts 6pm Monday – Saturday and 5pm on Sundays, New Year’s Eve & Bank Holidays. A session = 45 minutes skating on the ice. (Please arrive at ...

15 Dec 2017 to 01 Jan 2018

Wimborne, Dorset

The Tivoli Theatre is thrilled to announce that this year’s Pantomime will be ALADDIN, brought to us by RON MARTIN & BORN2PERFORM. If you’ve been to one our Pantomimes before, you’ll know they really are the BEST value!

16 Nov 2017 to 02 Jan 2018

Bournemouth, Dorset

The fantastic real ice skating rink in Bournemouth’s Lower Gardens is a popular attraction at Christmas and will be open from 16th November until 2nd January. The ice rink can be found in the middle of the Gardens at Christmas time and will be open daily throughout the festive period, except Christmas Day.

17 Nov 2017 to 04 Jan 2018

Bournemouth, Dorset

2017 sees a brand new Christmas Market coming to Bournemouth. The Bournemouth Christmas Market will include a move away from the previous German Market theme to a new Alpine Market, offering boutique and local craft products and food stalls, with a focus on local traders and local suppliers. Included are plans for a traditional family Christmas attraction, alongside entertainment and Christmas activities in the Lower Gardens, which have included in the past the popular ice rink.

08 Apr 2017 to 06 Jan 2018

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester, Dorset

Paintings and carvings by David West. David West was born in London in 1939 and studied painting and printmaking at Camberwell School of Art. Working at first as an art teacher, and then as a professional artist since 1972, he has lived and worked in Lyme Regis since 1981. West has frequently drawn inspiration from his surroundings here in Dorset – particularly in his more recent work which expresses the movement and qualities of water – and in a visual language that is both personal ...

08 Dec 2017 to 06 Jan 2018

Poole, Dorset

A pantomime full of knockabout laughter, spectacle, audience participation and the unexpected! Can Cinderella get to the Ball on time?

15 Dec 2017 to 17 Feb 2018

Bournemouth, Dorset

Ice skating is back at Bournemouth International Centre this winter! The Cool Coast Ice Rink is the South Coast’s biggest indoor seasonal ice rink and it’s open from Friday 15 December 2017 to Saturday 17 February 2018. A fun all-weather activity, it’s perfect for kids and adults alike! Plus, with their handy pre-bookable skate mates, even little ones can have a go. They also have a separate kids area, away from the main rink, which is ideal for smaller children with adults. Fire ...

15 Nov 2017 to 14 Nov 2018

Poole, Dorset

Ice skating fun for all ages. Whatever the weather outside, get your skates on and enjoy some fun on their all-year round real-ice skating rink. All ages and abilities welcome! 1 hour sessions – no need to book. Child 2-12yrs with skate hire £5.00 Adult 12yrs+ with skate hire £6.00 Child 2-12yrs without skate hire £4.00 Adult 12yrs+ without skate hire £5.00 Hire of Bobby Seal/Penguin support aid for young ones £3.00 per 30mins and £5.00 per 60mins NB: Children 8 years ...