Upcoming Events

What’s on this month: FEBRUARY 2024

There’s lots of family-friendly events happening in and around Swanage this month.

  • Winding cliff-top path at Durlston Country Park
  • The Swanage School Matilda production
  • Swanage Railway Station sign
  • The Paul Cook Blues Band at Swanage Bay View

Discover dinosaurs at Durlston Country Park, step into Swanage’s Victorian past on the pier, go on an interactive mission at Swanage Library (14 Feb), and enjoy a special production of Matilda the Musical at The Mowlem (22 – 24 Feb).

The whole family can ride on the Swanage Railway for half price during the weekend of 17 – 18 February for its Community Open Weekend.

And towards the end of the month is the ever-popular spring edition of the biannual Swanage Blues Festival (29 Feb – 3 Mar).

Current & Upcoming Events

Colourful beach hut doors

'Huddle in a Hut' - Winter Beach Hut Hire

  Friday 1st December 2023 – Friday 29th March 2024

  Shore Road Beach Huts & Swanage Information Centre, Shore Road, Swanage, BH19 1LB

Now On

Started 83 days ago

Ends in 36 days

Colourful lighting display at The Blue Pool

Illuminate at The Blue Pool

  Thursday 11th January – Sunday 25th February 2024

  16.30 – 20.00

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

Now On

Started 42 days ago

Ends in 3 days

Old Harry Rocks & Peveril Point viewed from Durlston Country Park

Durlston and the Sea Exhibition

  Friday 9th – Thursday 29th February 2024

  10.00 – 16.00

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

Now On

Started 13 days ago

Ends in 7 days

Josh Hollingshead Mowlem art exhibition

Josh Hollingshead: Paintings of Madagascar - At The Mowlem

  Friday 9th February – Tuesday 2nd April 2024

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

Now On

Started 13 days ago

Ends in 40 days

The Swanage School Matilda production

The Swanage School Presents: Matilda the Musical

  Thursday 22nd – Saturday 24th February 2024

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

Now On

Starts Today

Ends in 2 days

Sand dune path at Knoll Beach

Mindfulness Walk at Studland Bay

  Friday 23rd February 2024

  09.30 – 10.30

  Knoll Beach, Ferry Road, Studland, BH19 3AQ

Starts Tomorrow

Ends Tomorrow

Fish Festival ceilidh poster

Fish Festival Ceilidh

  Friday 23rd February 2024

  20.00

  Swanage Conservative Club, 27 Kings Rd West, Swanage, BH19 1HE

Cancelled!

Starts Tomorrow

Ends Tomorrow

Durlston Castle at Durlston Country Park

'The Shout': Wareham Whalers Concert at Durlston

  Friday 23rd February 2024

  19.30 – 21.30

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

Starts Tomorrow

Ends Tomorrow

Square & Compass exterior

Hodmadoddery at The Square & Compass (Worth Matravers)

  Friday 23rd February 2024

  20.00

  The Square & Compass, Worth Matravers, Swanage, BH19 3LF

Starts Tomorrow

Ends Tomorrow

Emmanuel Baptist Church in Swanage

Silver Saturday with Swanage Rotary

  Saturday 24th February 2024

  14.30

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

2 days away

Sandy Hill Arts sign

Volunteer Welcome Event at Sandy Hill Arts (Corfe)

  Saturday 24th February 2024

  11.00 – 14.00

  Sandy Hill Arts,

2 days away

IoP Golf Club quiz poster

Isle of Purbeck Golf Club Quiz Night

  Saturday 24th February 2024

  19.30

  Isle of Purbeck Golf Club, Corfe Road, Studland, Swanage, BH19 3AB

2 days away

Swanage Royal British Legion

Generation '79 Live at the Legion

  Saturday 24th February 2024

  20.30

  Royal British Legion, 150 High Street, Swanage, BH19 2PA

2 days away

Glass engraving at Durlston

Glass Engraving Workshop at Durlston

  Sunday 25th February 2024

  11.00 – 12.30

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

3 days away

The Holdovers - Focus Features/Miramax

The Holdovers - At The Mowlem

  Monday 26th – Thursday 29th February 2024

  The Mowlem Theatre, Swanage, BH19 1DD

4 days away

The Old Stables Deli on Commercial Road

Swanage Fish Festival Annual Volunteers Evening

  Tuesday 27th February 2024

  19.00

  The Old Stables Delicatessen & Eaterie, 37 Commercial Road, Swanage, BH19 1DF

5 days away

Worth Matravers village hall

Rewilding Britain's Schools Talk (Worth Matravers)

  Tuesday 27th February 2024

  19.30

  Worth Matravers Village Hall, Pikes Lane, Worth Matravers, Swanage, BH19 3LQ

5 days away

Dorset police logo

Community Contact Point with PCSO Chris

  Wednesday 28th February 2024

  09.00 – 10.00

  Swanage Town Hall, High Street, Swanage, BH19 2NZ

6 days away

The Paul Cook Blues Band at Swanage Bay View

Swanage Blues Festival

  Thursday 29th February – Sunday 3rd March 2024

7 days away

East Bar in Swanage

An Evening of Mediumship with Janet Emilymae at East Bar

  Thursday 29th February 2024

  19.00 – 22.00

  East Bar, 1A High Street, Swanage, BH19 2LN

7 days away

Spirit & Sage Women's Circle flyer

Women's Circle & Sound Bath at The Loft

  Thursday 29th February 2024

  10.00 – 12.00

  The Loft Community Centre, Commercial Rd, Swanage BH19 1DF

7 days away

March 2024
Club Ooh La La at Tawny's with Mike Gunn & Disco Dave

Club Ooh La La! at Tawny's

  Saturday 2nd March 2024

  23.00

  Tawny's Wine Bar, 52 High Street, Swanage, BH19 2NX

9 days away

Children's jumble sale in Swanage flyer

Children's Jumble Sale

  Saturday 2nd March 2024

  10.00 – 12.00

  Holy Spirit & St Edward Church Hall, Rempstone Road, Swanage

9 days away

Forage for Knowledge deer butchery poster

Foraging & Deer Butchery Experience

  Saturday 2nd March 2024

  10.00 – 16.00

  Quarr Farm, Quarr Farm Road, Swanage, BH19 3DY

9 days away

Swanage Jazz Club launch flyer

Swanage Jazz Club Launch Event

  Saturday 2nd March 2024

  18.30 – 22.00

  The Isle of Purbeck golf Club, Corfe Road, Studland, Swanage,BH19 3AB

9 days away

Poor Things - Searchlight Pictures

Poor Things - At The Mowlem

  Monday 4th March – Friday 5th April 2024

  The Mowlem Theatre, Swanage, BH19 1DD

11 days away

The Great Globe at Durlston Country Park

A Celebration of Durlston Parkrun

  Tuesday 5th March 2024

  19.30 – 21.00

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

12 days away

Hell's Bell's poster

Hell's Bells at The Mowlem

  Wednesday 6th March 2024

  19.30

  The Mowlem, Shore Road, Swanage, BH19 1DD

13 days away

Sad Club show, The Swanage School

The Swanage School Presents: Sad Club

  Thursday 7th March 2024

  19.00

  The Mowlem Theatre, Swanage, BH19 1DD

14 days away

Swanage Painting Club coffee morning flyer

Swanage Painting Club Coffee Morning

  Thursday 7th March 2024

  10.00 – 12.00

  Holy Spirit & St Edward Church Hall, Rempstone Road, Swanage

14 days away

Sound Bath Swanage poster

Evening Sound Bath at The Loft

  Thursday 7th March 2024

  19.00 – 20.00

  The Loft Community Centre, Commercial Road, Swanage BH19 1DF

14 days away

Coastal walking

The Loft Social Walk

  Thursday 7th March 2024

  10.00 – 13.30

14 days away

The Mowlem from Swanage Beach

BBC Radio 4 Recording of Any Questions? at The Mowlem

  Friday 8th March 2024

  18.30

  The Mowlem Theatre, Shore Road, Swanage BH19 1DD

15 days away

Beach and groynes at Swanage Bay

Jurassic Express Trail Run

  Saturday 9th March 2024

  09.00

16 days away

Swanage library

Meet with Steve Plant from the UK Space Agency

  Saturday 9th March 2024

  10.00 – 11.30

  Swanage Library, 30-32 High Street, Swanage, BH19 2NU

16 days away

The Boys in the Boat - Amazon MGM Studios

The Boys in The Boat - At The Mowlem

  Saturday 9th – Wednesday 13th March 2024

  The Mowlem Theatre, Swanage, BH19 1DD

16 days away

Swangae Library rocket craft activity

Rocket & Outer Space Craft Sessions at Swanage Library

  Saturday 9th March 2024

  11.30 – 15.30

  Swanage Library, 30-32 High Street, Swanage, BH19 2NU

16 days away

Latchepen playing at Studland flyer

Latchepen at Studland Village Hall

  Sunday 10th March 2024

  19.30

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

17 days away

Steam train coming in to Corfe Castle Station

Mothering Sunday Prosecco Cream Tea on the Swanage Railway

  Sunday 10th March 2024

17 days away

Mission Impossible Dead Reckoning movie poster - Paramount Pictures

Harman's Cross Movie Night - Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning

  Tuesday 12th March 2024

  19.00

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

19 days away

Vanya National Theatre Live poster

NT Live - Vanya (Encore screening) - At The Mowlem

  Thursday 14th March 2024

  19.00

  The Mowlem Theatre, Swanage, BH19 1DD

21 days away

Swanage Conservative Club

Thomas Gabbini as Elvis at Swanage Con Club

  Friday 15th March 2024

  20.00

  Swanage Conservative Club, 27 Kings Road West, Swanage, BH19 1HE

22 days away

Monty Python & the Holy Grail anniversary screening poster

Monty Python and the Holy Grail - At The Mowlem

  Friday 15th – Monday 18th March 2024

  19.30

  The Mowlem Theatre, Swanage, BH19 1DD

22 days away

Covered seating at the end of Swanage Pier

Swanage Pier History Walk

  Saturday 16th March 2024

  14.30 – 15.30

  Pier Approach, Swanage BH19 2AP

23 days away

Swanage Methodist Church

Barn Dance at Swanage Methodist Church

  Saturday 16th March 2024

  19.30

  Swanage Methodist Church, 105 High Street, Swanage, BH19 2LZ

23 days away

Summer snowflake and daffodils

Signs of Spring Guided Walk at Durlston

  Sunday 17th March 2024

  11.00 – 12.30

  Durlston Country Park, Lighthouse Road, Swanage BH19 2JL

24 days away

Swanage Carnival Family Fun Day flyer

Swanage Carnival Family Fun Day at the Legion

  Sunday 17th March 2024

  14.00

  Swanage Royal British Legion, 150 High Street, Swanage, BH19 2PA

24 days away

SMTC Anything Goes poster

Swanage Musical Theatre Company Presents - Anything Goes

  Thursday 21st – Saturday 23rd March 2024

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

28 days away

Swanage Railway steam train passing Corfe Castle

Swanage Railway Victorian Weekend

  Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th March 2024

29 days away

Purbeck Arts Choir Puccini concert flyer

Purbeck Arts Choir Concert: Messa di Gloria

  Saturday 23rd March 2024

  18.30

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

30 days away

View of Corfe Castle

Rang Barse - Colours over Corfe Castle

  Saturday 23rd March 2024

  12.00 – 17.00

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

30 days away

Purbeck New Wave Gallery in Swanage

'Anything Goes' Spring Open Exhibition at Purbeck New Wave Gallery

  Monday 25th March – Thursday 23rd May 2024

  43A High Street, Swanage, BH19 2LT

32 days away

Bingo card at Swanage Carnival

Easter Bingo with Swanage Carnival

  Tuesday 26th March 2024

  19.30

  Swanage Conservative Club, 27 Kings Road West, Swanage, BH19 1HE

33 days away

York House coffee morning flyer

York House Coffee Morning

  Tuesday 26th March 2024

  10.30 – 12.00

  York House, 8 Cauldon Avenue, Swanage, BH19 1PQ

33 days away

The Great Globe at Durlston Country Park

Bonkers Bunnies Children's Activity Trail at Durlston

  Thursday 28th March – Monday 15th April 2024

  10.00 – 16.00

  Durlston Country Park, Lighthouse Road, Swanage BH19 2JL

35 days away

Corfe Castle ruins

Easter Egg Hunt at Corfe Castle

  Friday 29th March – Monday 1st April 2024

  10.00 – 16.00

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

36 days away

Swanage Railway steam train passing Corfe Castle

Swanage Railway Easter Egg Hunt

  Friday 29th March – Monday 1st April 2024

36 days away

Swanage Pier Easter egg hunt

Eggcellent Easter Trail on Swanage Pier

  Friday 29th March – Sunday 14th April 2024

  09.00 – 17.00

  Swanage Pier, Pier Approach, Swanage, BH19 2AP

36 days away

April 2024
Swanage Pier Easter trail

Easter-Inspired Fun on Swanage Pier

  Monday 1st – Wednesday 10th April 2024

  11.00 – 15.00

  Swanage Pier, Pier Approach, Swanage BH19 2AP

39 days away

Putting a golf ball

#WillDoes Charity Golf Day at the Isle of Purbeck Golf Club

  Thursday 4th April 2024

  09.00 – 22.00

  Isle of Purbeck Golf Club, Corfe Road, Studland, Swanage, BH19 3AB

42 days away

Harman’s Cross village hall

Stalls in the Hall (Harman's Cross)

  Saturday 6th April 2024

  09.30 – 12.00

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

44 days away

Swanage Pier, the old pier and the Ballard Down headland

Park to Pier Walk

  Sunday 7th April 2024

  10.30

45 days away

The Mowlem from Swanage Beach

Purbeck Society Talk: Snakes in the Heather Project

  Tuesday 9th April 2024

  14.30

  The Mowlem Community Room, Shore Road, Swanage, BH19 1DD

47 days away

My Sailor, My Love - Music Box Films

Harman's Cross Movie Night - My Sailor, My Love

  Tuesday 9th April 2024

  19.00

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

47 days away

Allsort'd production Midsummer Madness flyer

Allsort'd Presents: Midsummer Madness

  Wednesday 10th April 2024

  The Mowlem Theatre, Swanage, BH19 1DD

48 days away

Swanage Conservative Club

Modern Jive at Swanage Conservative Club

  Friday 12th April 2024

  20.00 – 23.00

  Swanage Conservative Club, 27 Kings Road West, Swanage BH19 1HE

50 days away

Swanage Railway steam train passing Corfe Castle

Swanage Railway Taster Driving Experience

  Monday 15th – Friday 26th April 2024

53 days away

Simon Evans, The Mowlem

Simon Evans: Have We Met? - At The Mowlem

  Saturday 20th April 2024

  20.00

  The Mowlem Theatre, Swanage, BH19 1DD

58 days away

Swanage Railway steam train passing Corfe Castle

The Purbeck Piddler on the Swanage Railway

  Saturday 20th April 2024

58 days away

Carnival Classic Car Show in Main Beach Car Park in Swanage

Carnival Classic Motor Show

  Sunday 21st April 2024

  11.00 – 15.00

  Main Beach Car Park, Victoria Avenue, Swanage, BH19 1AP

59 days away

The History of Rock Celebrates Led Zeppelin poster

The History of Rock at The Mowlem

  Friday 26th April 2024

  19.30

  The Mowlem Theatre, Shore Road, Swanage BH19 1DD

64 days away

May 2024
Rich Hall, Shot From Cannons poster

Rich Hall at The Mowlem

  Saturday 4th May 2024

  20.00

  The Mowlem Theatre, Shore Road, Swanage BH19 1DD

72 days away

GB Railfreight Class 31 73 136 at Swanage railway station

Swanage Railway Diesel Gala & Beer Festival

  Friday 10th – Sunday 12th May 2024

78 days away

Studland viewpoint cyclist

Isle of Purbeck & Corfe Castle Cycle Tour

  Saturday 11th May 2024

  10.00 – 15.00

79 days away

Artwork at Rollington Barn

Purbeck Art Weeks Festival

  Saturday 25th May – Sunday 9th June 2024

93 days away

Pirates of the Caribbean - Captain Edward Teague cosplay

Swanage Pirate Festival

  Saturday 25th – Sunday 26th May 2024

  Sandpit Field, Swanage, BH19 1NR

93 days away

Tori Grace Astaria Fae as Ostara the fairy

Swanage Fairy Festival

  Friday 31st May – Saturday 1st June 2024

  10.30 – 18.00

  Sandpit Field, Swanage, BH19 1NR

99 days away

June 2024
The Purbeck Round trek flyer

The Purbeck Round Trek & Camping Expedition

  Friday 7th – Wednesday 12th June 2024

106 days away

Surf-n-turf paella at Swanage Fish Festival

Swanage Fish Festival

  Saturday 15th – Sunday 16th June 2024

  Prince Albert Gardens, Swanage, BH19 2AR

114 days away

Swanage Railway Roads to Rail event near Corfe Castle

Swanage Railway Roads to Rail Steam Rally

  Friday 21st – Sunday 23rd June 2024

  Norden Park, Norden Station, BH20 5DW

120 days away

Lulworth Castle

Coombe Keynes 10K

  Sunday 23rd June 2024

  Coombe Keyne village, BH20 5PS

122 days away

July 2024
View of Corfe Castle

Food & Drink Festival at Corfe Castle

  Saturday 6th – Sunday 7th July 2024

  10.00 – 17.30

  Corfe Castle, The Square, BH20 5DR

135 days away

Swanage Railway steam train passing Corfe Castle

Dinosaur Adventures on the Swanage Railway

  Saturday 6th – Sunday 7th July 2024

  Swanage Railway Museum, Corfe Castle Railway Station, Station Road, Corfe Castle, BH20 5EJ

135 days away

Dry-stone wall in front of Durlston Castle

Swanage Pier to Park Walk: History & Wildlife

  Sunday 7th July 2024

  10.30 – 12.00

136 days away

Saxophone and clarinet

Swanage Jazz Festival

  Friday 12th – Sunday 14th July 2024

  Swanage

141 days away

Wilkswood Reggae Festival poster

Wilkswood Reggae Festival

  Thursday 18th – Sunday 21st July 2024

  Wilkswood Farm, High Street, Langton Matravers BH19 3HD

147 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

149 days away

Elvana tribute band playing at Camp Bestival

Camp Bestival

  Thursday 25th – Sunday 28th July 2024

  Lulworth Castle, East Lulworth, Wareham BH20 5QS

154 days away

Rampage Mas Band dancer

Swanage Carnival

  Saturday 27th July – Saturday 3rd August 2024

  Swanage

156 days away

August 2024
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

164 days away

Swanage & Purbeck Rotary summer fete clothing stall

Rotary Summer Fête

  Thursday 8th August 2024

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

168 days away

Swanage Lifeboat Week raft race in Swanage Bay

Swanage Lifeboat Week

  Friday 9th – Sunday 18th August 2024

  Prince Albert Gardens, Swanage, BH19 2AR

169 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

170 days away

Peter Pan by SISTATA flyer - Miroslav Lucan

SISATA Open Air Theatre: Peter Pan

  Sunday 11th – Monday 12th August 2024

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

171 days away

Swanage Lifeboat station building

RNLI Lighthouse Loop Run

  Wednesday 14th August 2024

174 days away

Harman’s Cross village hall

Harman's Cross Village Fete

  Monday 26th August 2024

  12.00

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

186 days away

Dave Neita and Musicians from the Purbeck International Chamber Music Festival

Purbeck International Chamber Music Festival

  Thursday 29th August – Sunday 1st September 2024

189 days away

Music By The Sea charity concert in Swanage

Music By The Sea Festival

  Saturday 31st August 2024

  12.00 – 20.00

191 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

192 days away

Morris musicians outside Swanage Tourist Information Centre

Swanage Folk Festival

  Friday 6th – Sunday 8th September 2024

197 days away

Vintage car display at Harman's Cross

Classic & Steam Vehicle Show September

  Friday 6th – Sunday 8th September 2024

  10.:00:00 – 16.:00:00

197 days away

Jurassic Coast Might Hike poster

Jurassic Coast Mighty Hike

  Saturday 7th – Sunday 8th September 2024

198 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

219 days away

October 2024
Swanage super vets gig race

Swanage Super Vets' Rowing Regatta

  Saturday 5th October 2024

226 days away

Knoll Beach, Studland Bay

Studland Stampede

  Sunday 6th October 2024

  10.30

  Knoll Beach Visitor Centre, Studland Bay, BH19 3AH

227 days away

The Mowlem from Swanage Beach

Purbeck Film Festival

  Friday 18th October – Saturday 2nd November 2024

239 days away

December 2024
Wreaths from My Scented Home at Swanage Christmas Market

Swanage Christmas Market

  Saturday 7th December 2024

289 days away

#WillDoes boxing day swim in Swanage

Boxing Day Swim

  Thursday 26th December 2024

  11.00

  Swanage Beach, Shore Road, Swanage, BH19 1LB

308 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

  The Mowlem Theatre, Shore Road, Swanage BH19 1DD

323 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

  • Community Café – At Herston village hall, Mondays between 10am – 12pm. Tea & cake, toys & games
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • Fit Yoga – With Joyoga at the Swanage Bay View gym, 9.30am, £8 drop-in classes during term-time only
  • Stitch & Bitch – Fun & friendly craft & coffee morning at The White Swan pub from 10am. Includes free hot drink
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Pilates & Stretch – Improve your core strength & general fitness at Emmanuel Church, Tuesdays 6.40pm – 7.30pm (also Monday lunchtimes), £9 per class
  • 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
  • Folk Dancing – Swanage & Langton Matravers Folk Dance group meets every Tuesday at Langton village hall, 7.30pm – 9.45pm. 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)
  • Improvers Latin American & Ballroom Dance – St Edward’s Church Hall, 9.50am – 10.50am
  • Improvers Modern Line Dance With 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)
  • 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

  • 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
  • Sketch & Chatter II – Six-week workshop at Studio South, Thursdays between 7 September – 12 October, 12pm – 1.30pm. £35pp (includes sketch book, charcoal pencils & blender, plus discounted drinks). Pop in to book
  • Singing for Pleasure – Dementia-friendly singing session at Emmanuel Baptist Church, all welcome. From 2pm, £2pp
  • Youth Gym – Gym sessions for children aged 13 – 15 at Swanage Bay View, Thursdays 4.30pm – 5.30pm, £3pp
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sketch & Chatter I – Six-week drawing workshop at Studio South, every Friday between 8 September – 13 October, 2pm – 3.30pm. £35pp (includes sketch book, drawing equipment & discounted drinks). Pop in to book
  • Sketch & Chatter III – Six-week art workshop at Studio South, Friday mornings between 8 September – 13 October, 12pm – 1.30pm. £35pp (includes sketch book, water-soluble pencils & brush, plus discounted drinks). Pop in to book
  • 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
  • The Anchor Club – DJ night at The Anchor Inn every Friday from 10pm, playing funky house, disco, R&B & latest hits

Saturdays

  • Durlston Parkrun – Free 5k parkrun every Saturday
  • Pre-School Explore and Play – Saturday sessions at Herston village hall 8.45am – 9.30am
  • Children’s Art Classes – Saturday mornings at The Loft
  • Lego Club – Fun for children at Swanage Library every Saturday between 10am – 12pm
  • 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)

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
  • 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

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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.