Upcoming Events

What’s on this month: APRIL 2024

Step into spring in Swanage this April with lots of indoor and outdoors activities and events happening in and around town.

  • Carnival Classic Car Show in Main Beach Car Park in Swanage
  • Craft stalls outside The Mowlem Theatre & Cinema in Swanage

Enjoy live music, local choir concerts, craft fairs and art exhibitions.

There’s also a range of films and comedy showing throughout the month at The Mowlem.

And Swanage Carnival’s annual Classic Motor Show is back for another year on Sunday 21st April.

Current & Upcoming Events

Purbeck New Wave Anything Goes poster

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

  Monday 25th March – Thursday 23rd May 2024

  43A High Street, Swanage, BH19 2LT

Now On

Started 27 days ago

Ends in 32 days

The Pig on the Beach exterior

Free Kitchen Garden Tours at The Pig on the Beach

  Monday 1st – Tuesday 30th April 2024

  11.00

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

Now On

Started 20 days ago

Ends in 9 days

Clare Baskerville Gathering In Mowlem poster

Clare Baskerville: 'Gathering In' Exhibition - At The Mowlem

  Friday 5th April – Friday 17th May 2024

  The Mowlem, Shore Road, Swanage, BH19 1DD

Now On

Started 16 days ago

Ends in 26 days

Swanage Railway steam train passing Corfe Castle

Swanage Railway Taster Driving Experience

  Monday 15th – Friday 26th April 2024

Now On

Started 6 days ago

Ends in 5 days

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

Now On

Starts Today

Ends Today

All of Us Strangers poster - Searchlight

All of Us Strangers - At The Mowlem

  Monday 22nd – Thursday 25th April 2024

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

Starts Tomorrow

NT Live Nye poster

NT Live - Nye at The Mowlem

  Tuesday 23rd April 2024

  19.00

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

2 days away

Swanage library

Hungry Caterpillar Party at Swanage Library

  Wednesday 24th April 2024

  10.30 – 11.30

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

3 days away

Spirit & Sage Women's Circle flyer

Women's Circle & Sound Bath at The Loft

  Thursday 25th April 2024

  10.00 – 12.00

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

Postponed!

4 days away

Swanage Carnival open evening poster

Swanage Carnival Open Evening

  Thursday 25th April 2024

  18.00 – 20.00

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

4 days away

Meet Oly Rush poster

Meet Oly Rush - At Worth Matravers Village Hall

  Thursday 25th April 2024

  19.00

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

4 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

5 days away

Square & Compass exterior

Philip Clouts Quartet at The Square & Compass (Worth Matravers)

  Friday 26th April 2024

  20.00

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

5 days away

Let's Rock afterparty flyer

Let's Rock! After-Party at The Mowlem

  Friday 26th April 2024

  19.00

  The Mowlem Showbar, Shore Road, Swanage BH19 1DD

5 days away

Orchard tour & cider tasting poster

Guided Orchard Tour & Cider-Tasting at Dorset Cider Farm

  Saturday 27th April 2024

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

6 days away

The Square & Compass pub in Worth Matravers

Old Baby Mackerel at The Square & Compass

  Saturday 27th April 2024

  20.00

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

6 days away

Wicked Little Letters poster - StudiocanalUK

Wicked Little Letters - At The Mowlem

  Saturday 27th April – Thursday 2nd May 2024

  The Mowlem Theatre, Swanage, BH19 1DD

6 days away

Mayday Singers spring concert 2024 poster

Mayday Singers' Spring Concert in Langton Matravers

  Sunday 28th April 2024

  15.30 – 16.30

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

7 days away

The Grand Hotel and garden seating

Swing Easy Too at The Grand Hotel

  Tuesday 30th April 2024

  12.15

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

9 days away

May 2024
Bob Marley One Love - Paramount Pictures

Bob Marley: One Love - At The Mowlem

  Friday 3rd May 2024

  The Mowlem, Swanage, BH19 1DD

12 days away

One Love afterparty at The Mowlem with DJ Flying G

One Love: Free After-Party at The Mowlem

  Friday 3rd May 2024

  21.00 – 23.59

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

12 days away

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

13 days away

Jazz Evening at the Isle of Purbeck golf club poster

Swanage Jazz Club Presents: The Alan Barnes & David Newton Duo

  Saturday 4th May 2024

  20.00 – 22.00

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

13 days away

Sundrunk at Old Harry Bar poster

Sundrunk at the Old Harry Bar (Studland)

  Sunday 5th May 2024

  18.00 – 20.00

  Old Harry Bar, Heath Green Road, Studland, Swanage, BH19 3BU

14 days away

GB Railfreight Class 31 73 136 at Swanage railway station

Swanage Railway Diesel Gala & Beer Festival

  Friday 10th – Sunday 12th May 2024

19 days away

Back to Black movie poster

Back to Black - At The Mowlem

  Friday 10th – Thursday 16th May 2024

  The Mowlem, Shore Road, Swanage, BH19 1DD

19 days away

Studland viewpoint cyclist

Isle of Purbeck & Corfe Castle Cycle Tour

  Saturday 11th May 2024

  10.00 – 15.00

20 days away

Carlos Fandango Afterparty poster

Back to Black After-Party at The Mowlem

  Saturday 11th May 2024

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

20 days away

Corfe castle wedding fair poster

Corfe Castle Wedding Fair

  Sunday 12th May 2024

  10.00 – 15.00

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

21 days away

Dorset Blind Association Motor Show poster

Dorset Blind Association Motor Show at Lulworth Castle

  Sunday 12th May 2024

  10.30 – 16.00

  Lulworth Castle, East Lulworth, Wareham, BH20 5QS

21 days away

Napoleon film poster

Napoleon at Harman's Cross Village Hall

  Tuesday 14th May 2024

  19.30

  Haycrafts Lane, Harman’s Cross, Swanage, BH19 3EB

23 days away

Sand dune path at Knoll Beach

Mindfulness Walk at Studland Bay

  Friday 17th May 2024

  09.30 – 10.30

  Knoll Beach, Ferry Road, Studland, BH19 3AQ

26 days away

Baboo Gelato Swanage

Baboo Gelato Charity Day

  Saturday 18th May 2024

  Baboo Gelato, 19 Institute Rd, Swanage, BH19 1BT

27 days away

Cancare Sanctuary Garden opening poster

Cancare Sanctuary Garden Grand Opening

  Saturday 18th May 2024

  Cancare Sanctuary Garden, Prince Albert Gardens, Swanage, BH19 2AR

27 days away

Swanage Pier volunteer recruitment poster

Swanage Pier Volunteer Recruitment Day

  Saturday 18th May 2024

  10.00 – 14.00

  Swanage Pier, Pier Approach, Swanage, BH19 2AP

27 days away

Belvedere Singers May Melodies concert poster

Belvedere Singers Concert: May Melodies

  Saturday 18th May 2024

  19.30

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

27 days away

Fonc Lounge comedy night poster

Stand-Up Comedy Night at The Fonc Lounge

  Saturday 18th May 2024

  21.00

  The Fonc Lounge, 1 High Street, Swanage, BH19 2LN

27 days away

Swanage Pier, the old pier and the Ballard Down headland

Tale of Two Piers Tour

  Saturday 18th May 2024

  14.30

  Swanage Pier, Pier Approach, Swanage, BH19 2AP

27 days away

Artwork at Rollington Barn

Purbeck Art Weeks Festival

  Saturday 25th May – Sunday 9th June 2024

34 days away

Pirates of the Caribbean - Captain Edward Teague cosplay

Swanage Pirate Festival

  Saturday 25th – Sunday 26th May 2024

  Sandpit Field, Swanage, BH19 1NR

34 days away

Mindful Moments fundraiser poster

Mindful Moments Fundraiser at Studland Village Hall

  Saturday 25th May 2024

  14.00 – 17.00

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

34 days away

The Mowlem Theatre Swanage

She'Koyokh - At The Mowlem

  Saturday 25th May 2024

  19.30

  The Mowlem, Shore Road, Swanage, BH19 1DD

34 days away

The Mowlem Theatre & Cinema

Balkan & Yiddish Dance Workshop at The Mowlem

  Saturday 25th May 2024

  16.00 – 18.00

  The Mowlem, Shore Road, Swanage, BH19 1DD

34 days away

Fish & Chip Cruise poster - Swanage Pier & City Cruises

Fish & Chip Cruise to Poole

  Sunday 26th May 2024

  18.30 – 21.00

  Swanage Pier, Pier Approach, Swanage, BH19 2AP

35 days away

Corfe Castle ruins

Corfe Castle Village May Fair

  Monday 27th May 2024

  10.00 – 18.00

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

36 days away

Dorset Guitar Society at Kingston Country Courtyard poster

An Evening of Guitar & Tapas at Kingston Country Courtyard

  Tuesday 28th May 2024

  19.00

  Kingston Country Courtyard, West Street, Kingston, Wareham, BH20 5LR

37 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

40 days away

June 2024
Swanage skatepark ramps

Swanage Skatepark Community Day

  Saturday 1st June 2024

  12.00 – 17.00

  Swanage Skatepark, Swanage, BH19 1AR

41 days away

The Purbeck Round trek flyer

The Purbeck Round Trek & Camping Expedition

  Friday 7th – Wednesday 12th June 2024

47 days away

The Dressing Book poster - The Rudes

The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company Presents: The Dressing Book (in Worth Matravers)

  Friday 7th June 2024

  19.30 – 22.30

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

47 days away

Community Contact Point - Purbeck Police

Community Contact Point at Main Beach Car Park

  Friday 7th June 2024

  10.00 – 11.00

  Main Beach Car Park, Victoria Avenue, BH19 1AP

47 days away

The Great Escaper film poster

The Great Escaper at Harman's Cross Village Hall

  Tuesday 11th June 2024

  19.30

  Haycrafts Lane, Harman’s Cross, Swanage, BH19 3EB

51 days away

Cash on Delivery - Swanage Drama Company

Swanage Drama Company Presents: Cash on Delivery

  Thursday 13th – Saturday 15th June 2024

  19.30

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

53 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

55 days away

Studland Swimrun poster

Studland Swimrun

  Saturday 15th June 2024

55 days away

Swanage Pier, the old pier and the Ballard Down headland

Park to Pier Walk

  Sunday 16th June 2024

  10.30

56 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

61 days away

Harman's Cross Village Hall (exterior)

Mindful Yoga & Gong Relaxation at Harman's Cross Village Hall

  Saturday 22nd June 2024

  09.30 – 12.15

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

62 days away

Lulworth Castle

Coombe Keynes 10K

  Sunday 23rd June 2024

  Coombe Keyne village, BH20 5PS

63 days away

July 2024
Prince Albert Gardens' amphitheatre

Foley - Outdoor Circus Performance at Prince Albert Gardens

  Thursday 4th July 2024

  19.00 – 20.00

  Prince Albert Gardens, Swanage, BH19 2AR

74 days away

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

76 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

76 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

77 days away

Open Gardens at Steeple Manor poster

Steeple Manor Open Gardens

  Tuesday 9th July 2024

  14.30 – 17.00

  Steeple Manor, Steeple, Wareham, BH20 5PA

79 days away

Saxophone and clarinet

Swanage Jazz Festival

  Friday 12th – Sunday 14th July 2024

82 days away

Wilkswood Reggae Festival poster

Wilkswood Reggae Festival

  Thursday 18th – Sunday 21st July 2024

  Wilkswood Farm, High Street, Langton Matravers BH19 3HD

88 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

90 days away

Showtime - Ranger School of Dance flyer

Ranger School of Dance Presents: Showtime at The Mowlem

  Wednesday 24th – Saturday 27th July 2024

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

94 days away

Elvana tribute band playing at Camp Bestival

Camp Bestival

  Thursday 25th – Sunday 28th July 2024

  Lulworth Castle, East Lulworth, Wareham BH20 5QS

95 days away

Rampage Mas Band dancer

Swanage Carnival

  Saturday 27th July – Saturday 3rd August 2024

  Swanage

97 days away

August 2024
Love Riot Miracle Theatre poster

Love Riot - At Kimmeridge Bay

  Friday 2nd August 2024

  19.00

  Kimmeridge Bay, Wareham, BH20 5PF

103 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

105 days away

Peter Pan by SISTATA flyer - Miroslav Lucan

SISATA Open Air Theatre: Peter Pan

  Tuesday 6th – Wednesday 7th August 2024

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

107 days away

Swanage & Purbeck Rotary summer fete clothing stall

Rotary Summer Fête

  Thursday 8th August 2024

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

109 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

110 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

111 days away

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

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

  Monday 12th August 2024

  19.00

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

113 days away

Swanage Lifeboat station building

RNLI Lighthouse Loop Run

  Wednesday 14th August 2024

115 days away

Barn dance

Purbeck Valley Folk Festival

  Thursday 15th – Sunday 18th August 2024

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

116 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

117 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

127 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

130 days away

Music By The Sea charity concert in Swanage

Music By The Sea Festival

  Saturday 31st August 2024

  12.00 – 20.00

132 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

133 days away

Morris musicians outside Swanage Tourist Information Centre

Swanage Folk Festival

  Friday 6th – Sunday 8th September 2024

138 days away

Vintage car display at Harman's Cross

Classic & Steam Vehicle Show

  Friday 6th – Sunday 8th September 2024

  10.00 – 16.00

138 days away

Jurassic Coast Might Hike poster

Jurassic Coast Mighty Hike

  Saturday 7th – Sunday 8th September 2024

139 days away

Swanalulu Musical Festival save the date - WillDoes

WillDoes Presents: Swanalulu Music Festival

  Friday 13th – Saturday 14th September 2024

145 days away

Planet Purbeck Festival on Shore Road in Swanage

Planet Purbeck Festival

  Saturday 14th – Sunday 22nd September 2024

146 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

160 days away

October 2024
The Paul Cook Blues Band at Swanage Bay View

Swanage Blues Festival

  Thursday 3rd – Sunday 6th October 2024

165 days away

Swanage super vets gig race

Swanage Super Vets' Rowing Regatta

  Saturday 5th October 2024

167 days away

Knoll Beach, Studland Bay

Studland Stampede

  Sunday 6th October 2024

  10.30

  Knoll Beach Visitor Centre, Studland Bay, BH19 3AH

168 days away

The Mowlem from Swanage Beach

Purbeck Film Festival

  Friday 18th October – Saturday 2nd November 2024

180 days away

December 2024
Wreaths from My Scented Home at Swanage Christmas Market

Swanage Christmas Market

  Saturday 7th December 2024

230 days away

#WillDoes boxing day swim in Swanage

Boxing Day Swim

  Thursday 26th December 2024

  11.00

  Swanage Beach, Shore Road, Swanage, BH19 1LB

249 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

264 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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

  • 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

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.