Upcoming Events

What’s on this month: JULY 2024

  • Phoenix Rock N Roll at Swanage Jazz Festival
  • People in clown fancy dress for Swanage Carnival's wheelbarrow race
  • Swanage Bay and Shore Road

July is always a big month for Swanage – we’ve got the annual Jazz Festival returning on the 12th and Swanage Carnival kicking off on the 27th July.

Jay Miller’s Circus is also back in town from the 10th July, and there are plenty of other events to enjoy throughout the month.

Whether you’re interested in food & drink, art, movies or dinosaurs, Swanage has you covered.

Check out our Calendar for a day-by-day breakdown of everything that’s on this year! Anything new is added as soon as we hear about it.

Current & Upcoming Events

Swanage fish & chip cruise poster

Fish & Chip Cruise to Poole

  Sunday 26th May – Wednesday 31st July 2024
→  Selected Dates

  18.30 – 21.00

  Swanage Pier, Pier Approach, Swanage, BH19 2AP

 

Started 51 days ago

Ends in 15 days

The Pig on the Beach hotel, Studland

Acoustic Sessions (at The Pig on the Beach, Studland)

  Sunday 9th June – Sunday 25th August 2024
→  Selected Dates

  12.30 – 15.00

  The Pig on the Beach, Manor House, Manor Road, Studland, BH19 3AU

 

Started 37 days ago

Ends in 40 days

Durlston Castle and visitor centre

Hierarchy & Other Stories - Josh Hollingshead Exhibition (at Durlston)

  Wednesday 3rd – Thursday 18th July 2024

  10.30 – 17.00

  Fine Foundation Gallery, Lighthouse Road, Swanage, BH19 2JL

 

Started 13 days ago

Ends in 2 days

Coastal walking

The Loft Social Walks

  Thursday 4th – Thursday 18th July 2024
→  Selected Dates

  10.00 – 13.30

 

Started 12 days ago

Ends in 2 days

Sand dune path at Knoll Beach

Yoga in the Dunes (Studland Bay)

  Saturday 6th July – Saturday 7th September 2024
→  Selected Dates

  09.00 – 10.00

  Knoll Beach, Studland Bay, BH193AQ

 

Started 10 days ago

Ends in 53 days

Clown & ghost puppets at the Swanage Punch & Judy Show

Swanage Punch & Judy Show

  Sunday 14th July – Sunday 8th September 2024

  Swanage Beach, BH19 1LB

 

Started 2 days ago

Ends in 54 days

Swanage Railway Prosecco Cream Teas banner

Swanage Railway Prosecco Cream Teas

  Sunday 14th July – Sunday 20th October 2024
→  Selected Dates

 

Started 2 days ago

Ends in 96 days

Challengers (at The Mowlem)

  Monday 15th – Saturday 20th July 2024
→  Selected Dates

  19.00

  The Mowlem Theatre, Swanage, BH19 1DD

 

Started Yesterday

Ends in 4 days

Harmony Rocks Choir singers

Harmony Rocks Choir Summer Concert (at Emmanuel Baptist Church)

  Wednesday 17th July 2024

  14.00

  Emmanuel Baptist Church, 160 Victoria Avenue, Swanage, BH19 1AZ

Starts Tomorrow

Ends Tomorrow

Best of Purbeck poster - Newton Manor Hall

The Best of Purbeck Launch (at Newton Manor Hall)

  Wednesday 17th July 2024

  19.30

  Newton Manor Hall, 170 High Street, Swanage, BH19 2PF

Starts Tomorrow

Ends Tomorrow

Fundraising cream tea poster - Purbeck Parkys

Purbeck Parky's Fundraising Cream Tea (at Swanage Cricket Club)

  Wednesday 17th July 2024

  14.30 – 16.30

  Swanage Cricket Club, Day's Park, Swanage, BH19 1LG

Starts Tomorrow

Ends Tomorrow

Wilkswood Reggae Festival poster

Wilkswood Reggae Festival

  Thursday 18th – Sunday 21st July 2024

  Wilkswood Farm, High Street, Langton Matravers BH19 3HD

2 days away

Dear England play, National Theatre Live

NT Live: Dear England (at The Mowlem)

  Thursday 18th July 2024

  19.00

  The Mowlem Theatre, Shore Road, Swanage BH19 1DD

2 days away

St Mark's School summer fair updated poster 2024

St Mark's School Summer Fete

  Thursday 18th July 2024

  15.30

  St Mark's Primary School, High Street, Swanage, BH19 2PH

2 days away

Durlston Castle (front exterior view)

Pirates of Purbeck Activity Trail (at Durlston)

  Friday 19th July – Monday 12th August 2024

  10.00 – 16.00

  Durlston Country Park, Lighthouse Road, Swanage, BH19 2JL

3 days away

The great Globe at Durlston Country Park

Stars in the Grass: Glow-Worm Walk (at Durlston)

  Friday 19th – Thursday 25th July 2024
→  Selected Dates

  21.00 – 22.30

  Durlston Country Park, Lighthouse Road, Swanage, BH19 2JL

3 days away

Swanage Bay and beach looking toward the Purbeck Ridgeway

The Wild Swimming Festival

  Saturday 20th – Sunday 21st July 2024

  Prince Albert Gardens Amphitheatre, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 2AP

4 days away

Swanage Women's Institute poster

Swanage WI Summer Fundraiser

  Saturday 20th – Sunday 21st July 2024

  10.00 – 16.00

  Shore Road, Swanage, BH19 1LB

4 days away

Curveball Band Swanage RBL poster

Curveball (at The Legion)

  Saturday 20th July 2024

  20.30

  Swanage RBL, 150 High Street, Swanage, BH19 2PA

4 days away

Tea at the Ritz poster - All Saints Church Hall

Tea at 'The Ritz' (at All Saints Church)

  Saturday 20th July 2024

  14.30 – 17.00

  All Saints Church Hall, 5 Redcliffe Road, Swanage, BH19 1LZ

4 days away

Durlston Castle Belvedere Room exterior

Low Carbon Dorset Exhibition (at Durlston)

  Monday 22nd July – Thursday 1st August 2024
→  Selected Dates

  10.30 – 17.00

  Belvedere Room, Durlston Castle, Lighthouse Road, Swanage, BH19 2JL

6 days away

Swing Easy Too band poster

Swing Easy Too (at The Grand Hotel)

  Tuesday 23rd July – Tuesday 17th December 2024
→  Selected Dates

  12.15

  The Grand Hotel, Burlington Road, Swanage, BH19 1LU

7 days away

Showtime - Ranger School of Dance flyer

Ranger School of Dance Presents: Showtime (at The Mowlem)

  Wednesday 24th – Saturday 27th July 2024
→  Selected Dates

  The Mowlem Theatre, Shore Road, Swanage, BH19 1DD

8 days away

Fragile Earth - Sally Baldwin

Fragile Earth Exhibition (at Durlston)

  Wednesday 24th July – Tuesday 6th August 2024

  10.00 – 17.00

  Fine Foundation Gallery, Durlston Country Park, Lighthouse Road, Swanage, BH19 2JL

8 days away

Elvana tribute band playing at Camp Bestival

Camp Bestival

One of the UK’s most family-friendly festivals returns to nearby Lulworth Castle this summer, with a great line-up for 2024.

  Thursday 25th – Sunday 28th July 2024

  Lulworth Castle, East Lulworth, Wareham BH20 5QS

9 days away

Royal Oak music with Aaron and Karen

Aaron & Karen Sing Together (at The Royal Oak)

  Friday 26th July 2024

  20.00

  The Royal Oak, 417 High Street, Swanage, BH19 2NR

10 days away

Swanage Bay View Caribbean BBQ poster

A Taste of the Caribbean (at Swanage Bay View)

  Friday 26th July 2024

  18.00 – 22.00

10 days away

Rampage Mas Band dancer

Swanage Carnival

One of Dorset's most popular family-friendly festivals. Swanage’s streets, beach, hills and parks come alive with live music, a colourful parade, barn dances, beer tents and even a wheelbarrow race encompassing every pub in town.

  Saturday 27th July – Saturday 3rd August 2024

  Swanage

11 days away

Myths & Monsters poster - Artsreach

Myths & Monsters (at Langton Matravers Village Hall)

  Saturday 27th July 2024

  10.30

  Langton Matravers Village Hall, 59 High Street, Langton Matravers, Swanage, BH19 3HA

11 days away

Swanage Painting Club exhibition sign

Swanage Painting Club Summer Art Exhibition (at St Edward's Church)

  Saturday 27th July – Sunday 4th August 2024

  10.00 – 17.00

  St Edward's Church, 1 Victoria Ave, Swanage, BH19 1AH

11 days away

Inside Out 2 - Disney/Pixar

Inside Out 2 (at The Mowlem)

  Monday 29th July – Sunday 4th August 2024

  11.30

  The Mowlem Theatre, Swanage, BH19 1DD

13 days away

Sundrunk live music poster

Sundrunk: Live Acoustic Session (at The Mowlem)

  Monday 29th July 2024

  19.30

  The Mowlem Showbar, Swanage, BH19 1DD

13 days away

Children's drawing workshops Durlston

Kids' Drawing Workshop (at Durlston)

  Tuesday 30th July 2024

  10.30 – 12.00

  Learning Centre, Durlston Country Park, Lighthouse Road, Swanage BH19 2JL

14 days away

August 2024
Durlston Castle (front exterior view)

Durlston Castle Tour

  Thursday 1st August 2024

  11.00 – 12.00

  Durlston Castle, Lighthouse Road, Swanage, BH19 2JL

16 days away

Purbeck Folk Club Badgerfox & Andrew Morley poster

Folk Night (at Langton Matravers Village Hall)

  Thursday 1st August 2024

  20.00

  Langton Matravers Village Hall, 59 High Street, Langton Matravers, Swanage, BH19 3HA

16 days away

Jemima Puddle Duck Corfe Castle poster - Quantum Theatre

Corfe Castle Outdoor Theatre: The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck

  Thursday 1st August 2024

  19.00 – 21.30

  Corfe Castle, The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham, BH20 5EZ

16 days away

Path to the Durlston Globe

Family Orienteering (at Durlston)

  Thursday 1st August 2024

  10.30 – 12.00

  The Learning Centre, Durlston Country Park, Lighthouse Road, Swanage, BH19 2JL

16 days away

Love Riot Miracle Theatre poster

Love Riot (at Kimmeridge Bay)

  Friday 2nd August 2024

  19.00

  Kimmeridge Bay, Wareham, BH20 5PF

17 days away

Swanage Railway murder mystery evening poster - The Irregular Special Players: Swanage Railway

Murder Mystery Evening (on the Swanage Railway)

  Friday 2nd – Saturday 17th August 2024
→  Selected Dates

  18.30 – 22.45

  Swanage Railway, Station Road, Swanage, BH19 1HB

17 days away

'Swing-Out' hand-turned children's ride

Three Parishes Fete (Church Knowle)

  Saturday 3rd August 2024

  14.00

  The Old Rectory, Church Knowle, BH20 5NG

18 days away

Barbie movie poster - Warner Bros. Pictures

Barbie Outdoor Cinema (at Knoll House Hotel)

  Saturday 3rd August 2024

  20.45

  Knoll House Hotel, Ferry Road, Studland, BH19 3AH

18 days away

Karen G & Aaron Hughes poster

Karen G & Aaron (at The Mowlem)

  Saturday 3rd August 2024

  20.30

  The Mowlem Showbar, Swanage, BH19 1DD

18 days away

Dog with red rosette at the Margaret Green dog show

Country Dog Show (Church Knowle)

  Sunday 4th August 2024

  Margaret Green Animal Rescue, Church Knowle, BH20 5NQ

19 days away

Anvil Point print - Robin Mackenzie

Robin Mackenzie Printmaking Display (at Durlston)

  Sunday 4th – Sunday 11th August 2024

  10.00 – 17.00

  Durlston Country Park, Lighthouse Road, Swanage, BH19 2JL

19 days away

Supersonic Queen tribute band

Supersonic Queen (at The Mowlem)

  Monday 5th August 2024

  19.30

  The Mowlem Theatre, Swanage, BH19 1DD

20 days away

Peter Pan by SISTATA flyer - Miroslav Lucan

SISATA Open Air Theatre: Peter Pan

  Tuesday 6th – Wednesday 7th August 2024

  14.30

  The Amphitheatre, Prince Albert Gardens, Swanage, BH19 2AR

21 days away

Pinch Pot Farm Animals poster - Artsreach

Pinch Pot Farm Animals (at The Mowlem)

  Tuesday 6th August 2024

  14.30 – 16.30

  The Mowlem, Swanage, BH19 1DD

21 days away

Simon & Garfunkel Through the Years poster

Simon & Garfunkel Through The Years (at The Mowlem)

  Wednesday 7th August 2024

  19.30

  The Mowlem Theatre, Swanage, BH19 1DD

22 days away

Peter & the Wolf poster - Artsreach

Peter and the Wolf (at Sandy Hill Arts, Corfe)

  Wednesday 7th August 2024

  10.30 – 15.30

  Sandy Hill Arts, Corfe Castle, Wareham, BH20 5JF

22 days away

Swanage & Purbeck Rotary summer fete clothing stall

Rotary Summer Fête

  Thursday 8th August 2024

  Sandpit Field, De Moulham Road, Swanage, BH19 1NR

23 days away

Summer Fete poster - St Edward's Corfe

St Edward's Summer Fete (Corfe Castle)

  Thursday 8th August 2024

  12.00 – 16.00

  St Edward's Church, East Street, Corfe Castle, BH20 5EQ

23 days away

The Hound of the Baskervilles poster - Illyria/Frazer Marr

The Hound of the Baskervilles: Corfe Castle Outdoor Theatre

  Thursday 8th August 2024

  19.00 – 21.30

  Corfe Castle, Wareham, BH20 5EZ

23 days away

View from Durlston's Seventh Wave Café

Minibeast Safari Kids’ Activity (at Durlston)

  Thursday 8th August 2024

  10.30 – 12.00

  Durlston Country Park, Lighthouse Road, Swanage, BH19 2JL

23 days away

Swanage Lifeboat Week raft race in Swanage Bay

Swanage Lifeboat Week

Join the team at Swanage Lifeboat Station for ten days of RNLI festival fun both in the bay and on land at Prince Albert Gardens.

  Friday 9th – Sunday 18th August 2024

  Prince Albert Gardens, Swanage, BH19 2AR

24 days away

The Art of Motherhood exhibition poster - Sharon James:Durlston

The Art of Motherhood Exhibition (at Durlston)

  Friday 9th – Friday 23rd August 2024

  10.00 – 17.00

  Fine Foundation Gallery, Durlston Country Park, Lighthouse Road, Swanage, BH19 2JL

24 days away

Isle of Purbeck Model Railway Exhibition

The Isle of Purbeck Model Railway Exhibition

  Saturday 10th – Sunday 11th August 2024

  Harman's Cross Village Hall, Haycrafts Lane, Harman's Cross, Swanage, BH19 3EB

25 days away

Gary & Robbie Live tribute show poster

Gary & Robbie Live (at The Mowlem)

  Saturday 10th August 2024

  19.30

  The Mowlem Theatre, Shore Road, Swanage, BH19 1DD

25 days away

St George's Church in Langton Matravers

St George's Church Fete (Langton Matravers)

  Saturday 10th August 2024

  14.00 – 17.00

  St Geroge's Church, 4 St George's Close, Langton Matravers, Swanage, BH19 3HZ

25 days away

Swanage Pier, the old pier and the Ballard Down headland

Park to Pier Walk

  Sunday 11th August 2024

  10.30 – 12.00

26 days away

Cider Sundae Festival 2024 poster

Cider Sundae Festival (at The Dorset Cider Farm)

  Sunday 11th August 2024

  Dorset Cider Farm, Lower Bushey Farm, Wareham, BH20 5JP

26 days away

The Importance of Being Earnest outdoor theatre poster - Rain or Shine

The Importance of Being Earnest - Swanage Lifeboat Week Open Air Theatre

  Monday 12th August 2024

  19.00 – 21.00

  The Amphitheatre, Prince Albert Gardens, Peveril Point Road, Swanage, BH19 2AW

27 days away

Durlston Drawing workshop - Madelaine Devaney

Drawing in Pen, Pencil & Ink Workshop (at Durlston)

  Monday 12th August 2024

  11.00 – 13.00

  The Learning Centre, Durlston Country Park, Lighthouse Road, Swanage, BH19 2JL

27 days away

ABBA live tribute - The Mowlem poster - Take a Chance on Us

Take a Chance on Us (at The Mowlem)

  Monday 12th August 2024

  19.30

  The Mowlem Theatre, Swanage, BH19 1DD

27 days away

Dreaming of Dragons poster - Artsreach

Dreaming Up Dragons (at The Mowlem)

  Monday 12th August 2024

  10.30

  The Mowlem Theatre, Swanage, BH19 1DD

27 days away

Swanage Lifeboat station building

RNLI Lighthouse Loop Run

  Wednesday 14th August 2024

  19.30

29 days away

The Carpenters Experience poster

The Carpenters Experience (at The Mowlem)

  Wednesday 14th August 2024

  19.30

  The Mowlem Theatre, Swanage, BH19 1DD

29 days away

Barn dance

Purbeck Valley Folk Festival

  Thursday 15th – Sunday 18th August 2024

  Purbeck Valley Farm, Valley Road, Corfe Castle, BH20 5HU

30 days away

Corfe Castle Outdoor Theatre: Romeo & Juliet

  Thursday 15th August 2024

  19.00 – 21.30

  Corfe Castle, The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham, BH20 5EZ

30 days away

Jurassic Dance Festival 2024 poster

Jurassic Dance Festival

  Friday 16th – Sunday 18th August 2024

  Wilkswood Farm, High Street, Langton Matravers, Dorset, BH19 3HD

31 days away

Ghostbusters film - Columbia Pictures

Ghostbusters Outdoor Cinema (at Durlston)

  Saturday 17th August 2024

  20.45

32 days away

Soul Journey Steve Brookstein poster

Steve Brookstein (at The Mowlem)

  Wednesday 21st August 2024

  19.30

  The Mowlem Theatre, Swanage, BH19 1DD

36 days away

The Secret Diary of Henry VIII poster - The Three Inch Fools

The Secret Diary of Henry VIII: Corfe Castle Outdoor Theatre

  Thursday 22nd August 2024

  19.00 – 21.30

  Corfe Castle, Wareham, BH20 5EZ

37 days away

PFF Harry Potter Corfe Castle poster

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: Corfe Castle Outdoor Cinema

  Friday 23rd August 2024

  20.45 – 23.20

  Corfe Castle, Wareham, BH20 5EZ

38 days away

Surf-n-turf paella at Swanage Fish Festival

Swanage Fish Festival

A firm favourite in the town’s summer calendar. Browse food stalls and sample the very best of Dorset fish, seafood and drinks

  Saturday 24th – Sunday 25th August 2024
→  Selected Dates

  Sandpit Field, Swanage, BH19 1NR

39 days away

Wonka poster

Wonka: Corfe Castle Outdoor Cinema

  Saturday 24th August 2024

  20.45

  Corfe Castle, Wareham, BH20 5EZ

39 days away

1920s bandstand in Swanage

Live Music Charity Day (at The Bandstand)

  Saturday 24th August 2024

  11.00

  Swanage Bandstand, Horsecliffe Lane, Swanage, BH19 1LB

39 days away

Mollie & the Unicorn - Sandy Hill Arts

Mollie & the Unicorn Musical (at Sandy Hill Arts, Corfe)

  Saturday 24th August 2024

  14.00 – 15.00

  Sandy Hill Arts, Sandy Hill Lane, Corfe Castle, BH20 5JF

39 days away

The Grand Hotel and garden seating

Swanage Jazz Machine (at The Grand Hotel)

  Sunday 25th August – Sunday 8th December 2024
→  Selected Dates

  14.00 – 16.00

  The Grand Hotel, Swanage, BH19 1LU

40 days away

Swanage & Wareham RFC family fun day flyer

Swanage & Wareham Rugby Club Family Fun Day

  Sunday 25th August 2024

  11.00 – 16.00

  Swanage & Wareham Rugby & Football Club, Bestwall Road, Wareham, BH20 4HY

40 days away

Harman's Cross Village Hall (exterior)

Harman's Cross Village Fete

  Monday 26th August 2024

  12.00

  Harman's Cross Village Hall, Haycrafts Lane, BH19 3EB

41 days away

Cumulus Outdoors Summer Fair poster

Cumulus Outdoors Summer Fair

  Monday 26th August 2024

  10.00 – 16.00

  Cumulus Outdoors, Cobblers Lane, Swanage, BH19 2PX

41 days away

Dave Neita and Musicians from the Purbeck International Chamber Music Festival

Purbeck International Chamber Music Festival

Enjoy four days of classical music on the Isle of Purbeck at a range of historic venues.

  Thursday 29th August – Sunday 1st September 2024

44 days away

Music By The Sea charity concert in Swanage

Music By The Sea Festival

  Saturday 31st August 2024

  12.00 – 20.00

46 days away

September 2024
View of Corfe Castle

The Beast - Purbeck Trail Race

  Sunday 1st September 2024

  10.00

  Corfe Common, West Street, BH20 5HH

47 days away

Paddle steamer Waverley preparing to leave Swanage Pier

PS Waverley Cruises

  Monday 2nd – Wednesday 25th September 2024
→  Selected Dates

  Swanage Pier, BH19 2AP

48 days away

Morris musicians outside Swanage Tourist Information Centre

Swanage Folk Festival

A weekend of folk concerts, street performances, music and dance workshops, all topped off with a Saturday night ceilidh.

  Friday 6th – Sunday 8th September 2024

52 days away

Vintage car display at Harman's Cross

Classic & Steam Vehicle Show

  Friday 6th – Sunday 8th September 2024

  10.00 – 16.00

52 days away

A Room with a View movie - Curzon Film

A Room with a View Outdoor Cinema (at The Blue Pool)

  Friday 6th September 2024

  20.00

  The Blue Pool, Furzebrook Road, Wareham, BH20 5AR

52 days away

Jurassic Coast Might Hike poster

Jurassic Coast Mighty Hike

  Saturday 7th – Sunday 8th September 2024

53 days away

Moulin Rouge movie poster - 20th Century Studios

Moulin Rouge Outdoor Cinema (at The Blue Pool)

  Saturday 7th September 2024

  20.00

  The Blue Pool, Furzebrook Road, Wareham, BH20 5AR

53 days away

Swanalulu Festival poster - WillDoes

WillDoes Presents: Swanalulu Music Festival

  Friday 13th – Saturday 14th September 2024

59 days away

Planet Purbeck Festival on Shore Road in Swanage

Planet Purbeck Festival

  Saturday 14th – Sunday 22nd September 2024

60 days away

Autumn Dance Studland flyer - Salamanda Swing Band

Salamanda Swing Band Autumn Dance (at Studland Village Hall)

  Saturday 21st September 2024

  20.00

  Studland Village Hall, Heath Green Road, Studland, Swanage, BH19 3BT

67 days away

Bluey visit to Swanage Railway poster

Bluey at Swanage Railway

  Saturday 28th – Sunday 29th September 2024

  Corfe Castle Station, Corfe Castle, Wareham, BH20 5EJ

74 days away

October 2024
The Paul Cook Blues Band at Swanage Bay View

Swanage Blues Festival

The biannual Swanage Blues Festival brings the distinctive sounds of blues, roots and soul to Swanage’s pubs, bars and music venues each spring and autumn.

  Thursday 3rd – Sunday 6th October 2024

79 days away

Swanage super vets gig race

Swanage Super Vets' Rowing Regatta

  Saturday 5th October 2024

81 days away

Knoll Beach, Studland Bay

Studland Stampede

  Sunday 6th October 2024

  10.30

  Knoll Beach Visitor Centre, Studland Bay, BH19 3AH

82 days away

Rowers in Swanage Bay

National County Rowing Championships

  Sunday 6th October 2024

  Swanage Bay

82 days away

Harman's Cross Stalls at the Hall sign

Stalls in the Hall (Harman's Cross)

  Saturday 12th October 2024

  09.30 – 12.00

  Harman's Cross village hall, Haycrafts Lane, Harman's Cross, Swanage BH19 3EB

88 days away

The Mowlem from Swanage Beach

Purbeck Film Festival

Settle into autumn with the 29th Purbeck Film Festival’s packed programme of over 80 film screenings at 30 fantastic venues across Purbeck.

  Friday 18th October – Saturday 2nd November 2024

94 days away

Harman's Cross village hall wedding fair poster

Wedding Fair (at Harman's Cross Village Hall)

  Sunday 27th October 2024

  13.00 – 16.00

103 days away

November 2024
Magic in Motion - Greg Chapman:Swanage Railway

Magic in Motion (on the Swanage Railway)

  Saturday 2nd – Sunday 3rd November 2024

  Swanage Railway

109 days away

The Polar Express Train Ride in Swanage

The Polar Express Train Ride

  Saturday 23rd November – Tuesday 24th December 2024
→  Selected Dates

130 days away

Purbeck Arts Choir concert image

A Miscellany of Musical Memories: Purbeck Arts Choir Concert (at St Mary's Church)

  Saturday 30th November 2024

  18.30

  St Mary's Church, Church Hill, Swanage, BH19 1HU

137 days away

December 2024
Wreaths from My Scented Home at Swanage Christmas Market

Swanage Christmas Market

One of Purbeck’s top winter attractions is the Swanage Christmas Market, where Dorset traders line the streets around Station Road for one day only.

  Saturday 7th December 2024

144 days away

The Big Christmas Assembly James B Partridge

The Big Christmas Assembly (at The Mowlem)

Join performer and singing teacher James B Partridge at The Mowlem this December as he brings his UK tour of The Big Christmas Assembly to Swanage.

  Saturday 14th December 2024

  19.30 – 21.30

  The Mowlem, Shore Road, Swanage, BH19 1DD

151 days away

#WillDoes boxing day swim in Swanage

Boxing Day Swim

  Thursday 26th December 2024

  11.00

  Swanage Beach, Shore Road, Swanage, BH19 1LB

163 days away

January 2025
Jack & the Beanstalk by Swanage Drama Company

Jack and the Beanstalk - Pantomime from Swanage Drama Company

  Friday 10th – Saturday 18th January 2025
→  Selected Dates

  The Mowlem Theatre, Shore Road, Swanage BH19 1DD

178 days away


Daily, Weekly & Monthly Recurring Activities

Aside from the annual and one-time special events listed above, there’s also a wide range of regular daily, weekly and monthly activities for you to participate in, so you’re never short of things to do in Swanage.

Weekly Events

Mondays

  • Mowlem Monday Café – Weekly from 10am – 2.30pm
  • Herston Hall Community Café – Mondays between 10am – 12pm
  • Community Pantry – Open to all from 10am – 12pm (Herston village hall) Simply bring a bag and collect surplus fruit & veg. There’s no charge although a donation is welcome
  • Citizen’s Advice drop-in session – At Herston village hall between 10am – 2pm
  • Wild Walking Book Club (Easy – Moderate) – Gentle exercise and book chat in and around Durlston Country Park, £8pp, Mondays at 10am. To join email Vicki: vickibarefootresolution@gmail.com
  • Studland Bay: Nature Tots – Toddler group (aged up to 5) with nature-inspired activities at Knoll Beach Discovery Centre, Mondays between 4 September – 11 December, 10am – 11am
  • Community Pop-In – Social session at Emmanuel Church especially for people who live on their own. Come along for a hot drink & chat and games, jigsaws & crafts, followed by a light lunch. Each week from 10.30am – 1pm, donations only
  • Cuppa & Company – Pop in to Swanage Library for a warm welcome and a free cup of tea or coffee. Mondays between 10.30am – 12.30pm
  • Fundamental Pilates – At Studland village hall from 9.15am, with Swanage Fitness, £50 for six-week block
  • Pilates & Stretch – Improve your core strength & general fitness at Emmanuel Church, Mondays 1.45pm – 2.45pm (also Tues eve), £9 per class
  • Cuppa & a Chat at Durlston – A free weekly meet up at the Durlston Shed, 2pm – 4pm
  • Digital Champion Sessions – Learn the basics of your own or a library’s digital device to boost your confidence online with a friendly digital champion at Swanage Library between 2pm – 5pm. It’s free to attend, but book in by phoning to secure your spot
  • Colour Me Happy – Mindful colouring session for adults at Swanage Library every Monday between 4pm – 6pm (free event)
  • Junior Rowing: 6pm – 7pm between April & September (light & weather-permitting)
  • Junior Boxing – At Purbeck Power Gym, Corfe. Ages 7 – 10 from 5.15pm & ages 11 – 16 from 6.15pm (also Thurs)
  • Beginners Modern Line Dance – St Edward’s Church Hall,
  • 6.30pm – 7.30pm, with some added Latin Line dances too. With Purbeck Dance Studio
  • Adult Boxing – Classes for age 17+ at Purbeck Power Gym, Mondays 7.30pm (also Thurs)
  • Cantos do Mundo – Community choir singing songs from around the world, £5 on the door (£3 concession). In The Mowlem’s community room every Monday between 7pm – 8.30pm
  • Remix Youth Open Mic Night – For anyone aged 11-18 in Purbeck, all musical abilities welcome, just 50p per session. At Emmanuel Baptist Church on Mondays from 7pm – 9pm. For more info contact: youthteam@waveministry.org.uk
  • Pie & Pint + Quiz Night – Mondays at The Anchor Inn, from 5pm, £15pp includes any pint or glass of wine. Quiz from 8pm

Tuesdays

  • Early Risers’ Bootcamp – Outdoor fitness class in Day’s Park, every Tuesday, 7am
  • Yoga on the Pier – Most Tuesdays from 8am – 9am from 18th June – 20th August
  • Fit Yoga – With JoYoga at Swanage United Reformed Church, 9.30am – 10.30am, £8 drop-in classes during term-time only
  • Out of the Blue craft & social meet-up – At ‘The Shed’ at Durlston, between 10am – 1pm. Drop in and meet some new faces and try your hand at a range of arts, wool crafts and stone carving
  • Aerobics – For adults with additional learning needs in Purbeck. At Swanage Bay View between 9.30am – 10.15am, £3 a session (carers can join in for free!)
  • Stitch & Bitch – Fun & friendly craft & coffee morning at The White Swan pub from 10am. Includes free hot drink
  • Art Dabblers – Tuesday mornings between 10am – 12.30pm at Emmanuel Baptist Church
  • Walking for Health – Short walks on a Tuesday morning from 10.30am (15 – 30 mins) meeting outside The Mowlem; longer walks at 2pm (60 – 90 mins)
  • Swanage Linking Lives Place of Welcome – At 103 High Street, Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10am – 12pm. All welcome for cuppa, & chat or to play board games
  • Naughty Knitters of Swanage – Meet at the Con Club every Tuesday between 10.30am – 12.30pm. Free to attend, hot drinks available to purchase. All welcome
  • Beach Clean – Volunteer with Swanage Beach Buddies every Tuesday and Sunday throughout the year
  • Swanage Town Walks – Seasonal historical walks on Tuesdays & Thursdays. Meet at 2pm at Swanage Museum
  • Join a Ranger at Durlston – Head to The Shed and help out with some crafts, practical tasks or light maintenance through some of Durlston’s DIY projects. Tuesday afternoons between 2pm – 4pm; with support from All Sort’d
  • Clinical Yoga – Seven-week, 45-minute classes at St Mark’s School at 5pm or 6pm, starting Tuesday 5 September. £10 per class or £8 per class for block-booking (£56)
  • Youth Gym – Gym sessions for children aged 13 – 15 at Swanage Bay View, Tuesdays 3.30pm – 4.30pm & 4.30pm – 5.30pm, £3pp
  • Rowing with Swanage Sea Rowing Club: Recreational rowing between 4pm – 7pm, with new member session from 5pm – 7pm (between April & September, light & weather-permitting)
  • Zumba – With Lucy C Dance Fitness at The Swanage School, Tuesdays at 6.30pm
  • Bereavement Cafe – Find out what support is available and share your feelings and remember loved ones – at Swanage skatepark on the WillDoes bus, 4.30pm – 6.30pm
  • Martial Arts Training by the Sea – Tuesday evenings between 6pm – 7pm, from June to August
  • Pilates & Stretch – Improve your core strength & general fitness at Emmanuel Church, Tuesdays 6.40pm – 7.30pm (also Monday lunchtimes), £9 per class
  • Boxercise – Classes at Swanage Bay View gym, 7pm – 7.45pm
  • Fitness Flow Pilates – With Swanage Fitness, St Mary’s School at 7pm. Dynamic class including body sculpting and mobility exercises to music, £50 for six-week block
  • English Country Dancing – Swanage & Langton Matravers Folk Dance group meets every Tuesday at Langton village hall, 7.30pm – 9.45pm during term time. New members & beginners welcome. No partner needed
  • The Belvedere Singers – Try two sessions for free before joining (no need to audition). Rehearsals are on Tuesdays during term time at Emmanuel Baptist Church from 7.30pm – 9.30pm
  • Karaoke Night – At The Anchor Inn from 8pm

Wednesdays

  • Seahorses Playgroup – At Herston village hall, 9.30am – 11am (term time only), £2 per session. Hot drinks for adults & healthy snacks for children available
  • Morning Yoga – Wake up with Joyoga at The Loft on Wednesdays at 9.30am. £8 drop-in sessions of £40 for six
  • Wild Walking Book Club (Moderate – Challenging) – Slightly more challenging than Monday’s group – various locations around Swanage & Purbeck, £8pp. Wednesdays at 10am, duration 1-2 hours. Email for book list, further info & to join : vickibarefootresolution@gmail.com
  • Citizen’s Advice drop-in session – At Swanage Library from 10am – 12pm (except first Weds of the month)
  • Coffee & Craft Mornings – At Corfe Castle Congregational Church, Wednesdays between 10.30am – 12pm
  • Improvers Latin American & Ballroom Dance – St Edward’s Church Hall, 9.50am – 10.50am
  • Improvers Modern Line Dancewith Purbeck Dance Studio, at St Edward’s Church Hall, 11am – 12pm
  • Community Lunch – Pop in to The Loft Community Centre on Commercial Road (opposite Chococo) for some free food, a warm space or hot drink each Wednesday between 12.30pm – 2.30pm (stay & chat till 4pm). Veg/vegan options available. Small donation welcome but not necessary
  • Herston Junior Choir – Have fun singing a range of music and learn to sight-read at this free choir for all children in Years 3 to 8. No musical knowledge is needed and drinks & snacks are provided. Every Wednesday at St Mark’s Church in Bell Street from 3.30pm – 4.30pm
  • Qigong Fitness – Choreographed standing relaxation exercise class. At the Mowlem from 2pm – 3pm & 3.30pm – 4.40pm (from 20 Sept)
  • Women’s Rowing: At Swanage Sea Rowing Club, from 5pm onwards
  • Hatha Yoga – Suitable for both beginners and experienced yogis. Booking not required, mats provided. At St Edwards’s Catholic Church hall at 6pm, £9 With Joyoga (term-time only)
  • Swanage Town Band Practice – Rehearsals every Wednesday during term time at Swanage Methodist Church from 7pm – 8.30pm
  • Fatboy Karaoke – At The Globe pub every Wednesday from 8pm – 11pm
  • Boxertone – Wednesdays at 7.30pm at Purbeck Power Gym in Corfe

Thursdays

  • Yoga on the Pier (Intermediate) – 8am – 9am on Thursdays from 20th June – 25th July
  • Slimming World – Thursdays at Swanage United Reformed Church, at 9am, 5.30pm or 7pm
  • EBC Tots – Toddler group at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 10am – 11.30am, £1 donation per family
  • Swanage Linking Lives Place of Welcome – At 103 High Street, Thursdays & Tuesdays, 10am – 12pm. All welcome for cuppa, & chat or to play board games
  • Singing for Pleasure – Dementia-friendly singing session at Emmanuel Baptist Church, all welcome. From 2pm, £2pp
  • Swanage Town Walks – Seasonal historical walks on Tuesdays & Thursdays. Meet at 2pm at Swanage Museum
  • The Loft Social Walks – Every first and third Thursday of the month, with the Coast Path Connectors Project. Meeting point & time varies depending on route. Contact The Loft for more info: theloftswanage@gmail.com
  • Jerkshak at The Anchor Inn: Weekly Jamaican cuisine during spring & summer between 4pm – 9pm
  • Youth Gym – Gym sessions for children aged 13 – 15 at Swanage Bay View, Thursdays 4.30pm – 5.30pm, £3pp
  • Men’s Rowing: At Swanage Sea Rowing Club, from 5pm onwards
  • Spin Class – At Swanage Bay View gym, Thursdays 6.15pm & 7pm
  • Junior Boxing – Thursday class for ages 11 – 16 from 6.15pm – 7.15pm. At Purbeck Power Gym, Corfe Castle
  • Adult Boxing – Classes for age 17+ at Purbeck Power Gym, Thursdays 7.30pm – 8.30pm (also Mon)
  • Pilates – At Emmanuel Baptist Church – Pilates First class for new & returning at 6pm and Fundamental Pilates focusing on posture, strength, balance & mobility at 7pm
  • Purestretch – 45-minute class combining yoga & pilates techniques with Ucan Fitness, Thursday 7pm in St Mark’s School hall, £6 pay as you go
  • Purbeck Arts Choir – Weekly practice at St Mary’s School, 7pm – 8.30pm
  • Free Antenatal Classes – This six-week online PeaPods course covers getting to know your baby, bonding, mental health & communication with a specialist midwife. Starts Thursday 28 September, 7pm – 8.30pm
  • Karaoke & Quiz – Family pub quiz (8pm) followed by karaoke (9pm) at The White Swan pub every Thursday

Fridays

  • Swanage Market – Every Friday from 8am – 1pm in Main Beach car park
  • Swanage Breastfeeding Group – A free, supportive and friendly group that meets on Friday mornings at Swanage Children’s Centre between 9.45am – 11.15am
  • Greengage Community Garden – Fridays from 10am – 3pm
  • Art Workshop – Creative art and craft sessions at all Saints church hall every Friday during term time from 10am – 12pm
  • Hatha Yoga – Meditation, breathing exercises, body movement & relation techniques. Free taster session, £10 thereafter. In The Mowlem’s community room, Friday mornings from 10am – 11.15am. Email for info: sandracharlton1@gmail.com
  • Durlston Gardening Group – Weekly meet at The Shed, 2pm – 4pm, tending to the Country Park’s veggies, flowers and plants, which are sold for donations to fundraise for the Park
  • Inflatable Friday at Ulwell – An hour of inflatable fun (5pm – 6pm) in the holiday park swimming pool for kids aged 6 – 10. Booking advised: 01929 422823
  • Swanage Youth Club – Youth club at Herston village hall for Year 6 & up, between 6.30pm – 8pm (term time only). £3 annual membership; £1.50 per session
  • Seabird Boat Trips – Fridays between May & early July
  • The Anchor Club – DJ night at The Anchor Inn every Friday from 10pm, playing funky house, disco, R&B & latest hits

Saturdays

  • Rowing with Swanage Sea Rowing Club: Year-round recreational rowing and men & women’s training (8am – 12pm); juniors’ training 9.30am – 10.30am
  • Durlston Parkrun – Free 5k parkrun every Saturday
  • Pre-School Explore and Play – Saturday sessions at Herston village hall 8.45am – 9.30am
  • Ukulele Group – Saturday mornings at Swanage United Reformed Church hall at 9.30am
  • Children’s Art Classes – Saturday mornings at The Loft
  • Lego Club – Fun for children at Swanage Library every Saturday between 10am – 12pm
  • Cuban Salsa – Saturday classes at Swanage Methodist Church. Beginners at 1pm, Improvers at 2.30pm. Call Enrique for more information and t0 book: 07969 633701
  • Crochet Creations – Free craft session for adults at Swanage Library – please contact the library for timings
  • Self-Defence & Martial Arts – Two-hour session every Saturday with Swanage Martial Arts at the Methodist Church from 10am – 12pm, £9 per class

Sundays

  • Park Yoga – Free outdoor yoga class every Sunday in the summer at Durlston Country Park
  • Beach Clean – Swanage Beach Buddies are looking for volunteers to help with the local beach clean every Sunday and Tuesday throughout the year
  • Clubbercise – Sunday mornings at The Swanage School, 9.30am – 10.30am (from 7th January onwards). Followed by Legs, Bums & Tums at 10.45am
  • Sunday Bingo – At Swanage Conservative Club, from 1pm
  • Showcase Sundays – Live music on Sunday afternoons at the Old Harry Bar in Studland, 3pm – 8pm. Open to local musicians, bands, groups & soloists who wish to gain live music experience or test out new music

Weekends

  • Swanage Arts & Craft Market – Stalls outside The Mowlem every Saturday & Sunday, weather permitting (between April & October)

Varying days

  • Music at Swanage Bandstand – Live music in the bandstand throughout the spring & summer period
  • Prosecco/Champagne Cream Teas on the Swanage Railway – Hour-long experience in a restored carriage, every week or two weeks from 28th April – 20th October, £34.50/£74.50pp. Visit the Swanage Railway website for more information

Monthly Events

Tuesdays

  • Swanage W.I. – Meets at The Centre on Chapel Lane on the first Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm
  • Folk Night – At The Square & Compass on the first Tuesday of the month, 8pm
  • Harman’s Cross Movie Night – Second Tuesday of the month in the village hall. Doors & bar open from 7pm, with the film starting at 7.30pm. Tickets are £5pp

Wednesdays

  • Purbeck Crafts – Craft workshop in Corfe village hall, Wednesday mornings, 9am – 12pm
  • Books and More – Free book discussion group for adults on the third Wednesday of the month from 10.30am – 11.30am at Swanage Library – join in by booking online
  • 5-a-side Football – Wednesdays at The Swanage School, 7.15pm – 8pm. Adults only, £3 per player
  • Soul Sisters Circle – With The Zen Room Dorset at Studland village hall, 7pm – 9pm on the first Wednesday of the month, £25
  • Oscar’s Quiz Night & Rock n’ Roll Bingo – Monthly quiz held in The Mowlem’s Showbar
  • Open Mic Night – At the Square & Compass pub in Worth Matravers. Every 3rd Wednesday of the month from 8pm (unless otherwise stated on their website). PA provided

Thursdays

  • Purbeck Flower Club – Floral demonstrations & workshops in The Mowlem’s community room on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 2.15pm (doors open 1.45pm). Refreshments, raffle & sales table, visitors welcome
  • Swanage Photographic Society – Friendly film & digital photography group with visiting speakers and member competitions. Meets at the Rectory classroom on Church Hill on the first & third Thursday of the month at 7.30pm between September and May. New members welcome
  • Swanage CommUnity Drum Circle – Creative, facilitated drum and percussion workshop for fun & wellbeing. Thursdays once monthly at Emmanuel Church between 7.30pm – 9pm. Refreshments provided, suggested donation £3. Beginners & experienced musicians welcome. Info: www.swanagedrum.org

Fridays

  • Swanage Volunteer Bureau – Pop in to see how you can share your skills or experience to help local organisations on a one-off or regular basis. First Friday of the month at Swanage Library between 10.30am – 12.30pm
  • Kimmeridge Keilidh – Monthly barn dance in Kimmeridge village hall

Saturdays

  • Mental Health Swims – Monthly Saturday swim & chat meet-up on the beach
  • Herston Craft Circle – First Saturday of the month 10am – 12pm, £3 (includes hot drinks & biscuits), Herston village hall
  • Soup n Pud – With Corfe Community Kitchen. Free, sociable lunch at Corfe Castle village hall on the first Saturday of the month from 12.30pm – 1.45pm. Choice of two soups & a roll followed by puds with custard
  • Tawny’s Juke Joint – Retro vinyl night at Tawny’s Wine Bar, on the first Saturday of every month, 10.30pm – 2am

Sundays

Varying days


Welcome to Swanage

Welcome to the new Swanage Events website – home to the most comprehensive calendar of public events in Swanage and surrounding areas of Purbeck.

There’s always a wide range of events & activities going on around Swanage throughout the year, so whether you live here or are planning a quick visit, let’s see if we can’t find something for you. Please use this website as a tool to help you make the most of your time in Swanage.

If you know of any events we’ve missed please add them here, and if you have any other questions or suggestions feel free to get in touch.