What's on inSwanage


Welcome to Swanage

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Swanage - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Swanage to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Swanage

19
AUG
Children’s workshop, walk and potion making
Knoll Gardens

Wild About Herbs Childrens workshop walk and potion making with Kate Scott.A great way for children 6 12to get outdoors connect with nature and learn about the amazing herbs growing around them in a fun and creative way. Includes garden…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07969 882439
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22
AUG
Speed Dating in Bournemouth
Bar So

Speed Dating in BournemouthHow speed dating in Bournemouth worksBy simply arriving at venue for the Speed Dating in Bournemouth event you will be greeted by our friendly professional hosts. They will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of the evening…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 02380 784694
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24
AUG
The Game’s Afoot
The Mowlem Theatre

A Sherlock Holmes‐style comedy thriller The Games Afoot is your traditional But Who tale with plenty of laughs guaranteed and was the winner of the 2012 Edgar Award for Best Play from the Mystery Writers of America. It is December 1936 and…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01929 422239
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02
SEP
Destination Wild Swim: The Wild Swimming Brothers
Durdle Door

.Guided by the Wild Summing Brothers promoters of wild swimming conservation and reconnecting to the natural world you will join other like‐minded adventurers as Britains coastal waters reach their warmest temperatures of the year a one‐off opportunity not to be missedThis unforgettable…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 07976 122663
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03
SEP
Beatles With Wings
Barrington Centre

Paul McCartney and Wings Saxophonist Howie Casey New Touring Band Beatles With Wings Howie Casey toured and recorded with Paul McCartney and Wings for 10 yearsHowie has put this band together to give the fans of Paul McCartney The Beatles and Wings…

Location: 14.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01202 894858
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08
SEP
Shelley Theatre Comedy
Shelley Theatre

Shelley Theatre Comedy brings you the amazingly funny Danny Posthill As seen on Britains Got Talent ITV and many more.Lol ‐ Gary BarlowIt was effortless Amanda HoldenHeres some blurb about our Danny:Danny Posthill has been making people laugh since the age…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01202 413600
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09
SEP
Poole Thai Festival
Baiter (Harbourside) Park

A two day event to experience the taste of Thailand this summer at Baiter Harbourside Park Poole is brought to you by Magic of Thailand.Treat yourself to a weekend wonder and bring along your families and friends to feel a touch of…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

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09
SEP
WATKINS & SWARBRICK in Concert
Corfe Castle Village Hall

Pay what you think the performance was worth at the end of the show. What a great concept Nothing to lose and everybody gains If you havent yet seen this band take a risk and book some seats. You will be supporting…

Location: 4.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: BOXOFFICE01305 837299
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14
SEP
Ornamental Grass Masterclass with Neil Lucas
Knoll Gardens

Ornamental Grass Masterclass with Neil Lucas.All you need to know about grasses and how to use them in a garden setting covering everything from maintenance to designing with grasses.Book online at: www.knollgardens.co.uk or call the nursery on: 01202 873931.…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

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22
SEP
RSPB Open Day . . .Members and Volunteers
Knoll Gardens

RSPB members and volunteers are invited to visit Knoll Gardens free‐of‐charge.To see at first hand how Knolls gardening ethos creates a beautiful wildlife friendly environment. Proof of membership or RSPB volunteering status must be shown at the nursery to gain free…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL:
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23
SEP
Bournemouth Auditions for The Voice to Win
Absolute Music

BOURNEMOUTH OPEN MIC UK AUDITIONS ARE LOOKING FOR THE VOICE TO WOW THE JUDGES AT OPEN MIC UK 2017Have you got the voice Audition dates for Bournemouth Open Mic UK have been announced You can enter Open Mic UK 2017 by clicking…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 529966
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23
SEP
Bournemouth Open Mic UK Music Competition
Absolute Music

BOURNEMOUTH OPEN MIC UK MUSIC COMPETITION 2017 AUDITION DATES RELEASEDMusic competition auditions dates for Bournemouth Open Mic UK Music Competition 2017 have been announced You can enter Open Mic UK 2017 by clicking hereOpen Mic UK have announced their auditions dates for…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 529966
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23
SEP
Bournemouth Open Mic UK Singing Competition
Absolute Music

BOURNEMOUTH OPEN MIC UK SINGING COMPETITION 2017Singing Competition auditions dates for Bournemouth Open Mic UK Singing Competition 2017 have been announced You can enter Open Mic UK 2017 by clicking hereOpen Mic UK have announced their auditions dates for the Bournemouth Singing…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 529966
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23
SEP
Bournemouth Songwriting Competition
Absolute Music

BOURNEMOUTH FUTURE MUSIC SONGWRITING COMPETITION 2017 PERFORMANCE DATES RELEASEDSongwriting Competition performance dates for Bournemouth Future Music Songwriting Competition 2017 have been announced You can enter Future Music 2017 by clicking hereFuture Music have announced their performance dates for the Bournemouth Songwriting Competition…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 529966
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23
SEP
Coastal Comedy on the Quay
Thistle Hotel

Come and enjoy a top night of live entertainment at The Thistle Hotel Poole Quay. Coastal Comedy were finalists for Best Night Out as part of the Bournemouth Tourism Awards 2017 and you can find out why as we stage our…

Location: 7.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07717 762734
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29
SEP
Coastal Comedy with headliner Kevin McCarthy
Hotel Celebrity

Coastal Comedy is Bournemouths best comedy club and you are guaranteed a fun night out at this sell out show. Come and enjoy a top night of entertainment that wont break the bank and wake up smiling the next day.…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01202 316316
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21
NOV
Sleeping Beauty
The Mowlem Theatre

Every childs favourite fairy tale Sleeping Beauty is the classic story of love and magic set to Tchaikovskys sublime score featuring stunning choreography sumptuous costumes and wonderful sets.Formed in 1981 The Russian State Ballet of…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

08
DEC
Coastal Comedy Christmas Show
Hotel Celebrity

Double Sony Award Winner Regular On Mock The Week BBC2I laughed and I laughed and laughed The TimesExpect a cavalcade of brilliantly inventive puns The GuardianRazor sharp one‐liners Daily TelegraphWickedly funny The Sunday TimesGary is widely regarded as being the most quotable…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01202 316316
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10
DEC
Greg Davies You Magnificent Beast
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

Greg Davies You Magnificent Beast at Bournemouth International Centre BIC in Bournemouth on Sunday 10 December 2017. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

29
DEC
Coastal Comedy New Year Special
Hotel Celebrity

As seen on:The John Bishop Show BBC1Live at the Apollo BBC2 and many moreCome and celebrate the festive season with us and enjoy a top night of live entertainment in Bournemouths favourite comedy club. At 36 Tanyalee is the Ferrari of comedy…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01202 316316
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Tourist Attractions


Oceanarium

Explore the secrets of the ocean in an adventure that will take you to some of the world's most amazing waters. The Oceanarium Bournemouth brings you face to face with marine life from the furthest reaches of the globe ‐ more than just an aquarium, a vibrant…

Brownsea Island Nature Reserve

Diverse habitats & wildlife, including a red squirrel population. The reserve is leased from the National Trust, situated in Poole Harbour with a large sheltered lagoon; particularly important for overwintering & summer breeding birds. A day spent exploring its flooded woodland, lakes, reedbed & pine woods…

Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle is a thousand‐year‐old castle rising above the Isle of PurbeckOne of Britain's most majestic ruins, the castle controlled the gateway through the Purbeck Hills and has been an important stronghold since the time of William the Conqueror. Defended during the Civil War by the ardent…

Swanage Railway

The Swanage Railway is situated on the Isle of Purbeck in the south east corner of the picturesque county of Dorset. The Isle covers approximately 100 square miles but it is not a true island even though the English Channel, Poole Harbour and the River Frome almost surround…

Adonis Cabaret

Adonis Cabaret Bournemouth Nightclub in Bournemouth, Dorset. Contact venue on telephone number 01202 295796 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…

Ambassador Snooker

SnookerPool Hall at Ambassador Snooker in Bournemouth, Dorset. Contact venue on 01202 291218 for opening times, entrance costs and snooker table informationavailability.…

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Want to see what other attractions to visit when in Swanage? See our list of attractions in Swanage, including theme parks, castles, historic houses, zoos and many more family days out.