Jack and the Beanstalk – Pantomime from Swanage Drama Company JANUARY 2025

🗓️ Friday 10th – Saturday 18th January 2025 (Selected dates) Get the date in your diary for next year for Swanage Drama Company’s next pantomime. The SDC’s retelling of Jack & The Beanstalk will be on at The Mowlem in January 2025.

The Big Christmas Assembly (at The Mowlem) DECEMBER 2024

🗓️ Saturday 14th December 2024 Join performer and singing teacher James B Partridge (Primary School Assembly Bangers LIVE) at The Mowlem this December as he brings his UK tour of The Big Christmas Assembly to Swanage. It promises to be a fun-filled evening of nostalgic Christmas songs, magical mash-ups and other festive surprises. Fun for […]

Bluey at Swanage Railway SEPTEMBER 2024

🗓️ Saturday 28th – Sunday 29th September 2024 Come and see everyone’s favourite Blue Heeler puppy at Corfe Castle Railway Station this September. Bluey will be at Corfe Castle Museum (adjacent to the station) across the weekend and it’s free to meet her for anyone with a valid Swanage Railway ticket. Timings Bluey will be […]

Swanage Lifeboat Week AUGUST 2024

🗓️ Friday 9th – Sunday 18th August 2024 (TBC) 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. It’s a packed programme of activities and entertainment, from the much-loved build-a-boat competition to the popular lifeboat quiz. Runners can take […]

SISATA Open Air Theatre: Peter Pan AUGUST 2024

🗓️ Tuesday 6th – Wednesday 7th August 2024 SISATA Open Air Theatre is back in Swanage once more for two performances this summer. Full details are yet to be announced, but we can expect the theatre company’s trademark retelling of a well-loved tale. SISATA’s Peter Pan will feature original live music and song, along with […]

Corfe Castle Outdoor Theatre: The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck AUGUST 2024

🗓️ Thursday 1st August 2024 Enjoy an outdoor theatre performance of Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck in the magical setting of Corfe Castle. The new adaptation by Michael Whitmore is performed by Quantum Theatre and will be full of family fun and song. Bring a picnic blanket or camping chair to sit on […]

Kids’ Drawing Workshop (at Durlston) JULY 2024

🗓️ Tuesday 30th July 2024 Learn how to draw everything from animals to plants at this artist-led workshop at Durlston Country Park. Artist Mark Page holds several art workshops for children at Durlston throughout the year. All materials are provided. Booking your place online: www.durlston.co.uk/event/kids-drawing-workshop-30-07-2024-1030

Swanage Carnival JUL/AUG 2024

🗓️ Saturday 27th July – Saturday 3rd August 2024 Theme for 2024: Jurassic Rocks Swanage Carnival is one of the main highlights of the year in Swanage and across the Isle of Purbeck, with eight days of entertainment taking over the town’s streets in one of Dorset’s most popular family-friendly festivals. For a whole week […]

Ranger School of Dance Presents: Showtime (at The Mowlem) JULY 2024

🗓️ Wednesday 24th – Saturday 27th July 2024 Save the date for a summer performance at The Mowlem by Swanage-based Ranger School of Dance. It will be the first full-school show in 20 years, with a cast of 80 performers, ranging from aged three to adult. Showtime will feature a specially-devised work from James Lovell, […]

Pirates of Purbeck Activity Trail (at Durlston) JUL/AUG 2024

🗓️ Friday 19th – Monday 12th August 2024 Find the Purbeck Pirates’ hidden treasure at Durlston this summer holiday. Pick up your activity trail booklet from the castle reception and find where X marks the spot!