News & Events

The latest news and events from the Dorset magazine

Win a London weekend stay at The Bloomsbury

Friday 13 December 2019

We are pleased to offer two lucky readers the chance to experience Bloomsbury for themselves with a luxurious weekend away.

Dorset Wildlife: which species are thriving this year?

Tuesday 10 December 2019

The State of Nature Report has set alarm bells ringing across the land. Sally Welbourn of Dorset Wildlife Trust looks at some of the local winners and losers in the fight for survival

Christmas Recipe: Ginger and spice biscuits

Tuesday 10 December 2019

Dorset’s award-winning Baking Bird, Lizzie Crow, shares locally inspired bakes to make as gifts – this week, we’re loving these wonderfully festive biscuits

Things to do in Dorset this weekend

Tuesday 10 December 2019

Here’s our pick of some of the best events that are happening in the county this weekend

WIN: A pair of tickets to see Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Monday 9 December 2019

We’ve teamed up with the legendary orchestra to offer ten lucky readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to see them perform in January

WIN: a tray of crackers from Celebration Crackers

Monday 9 December 2019

We’ve teamed up with the Poole-based company to offer you the chance to win a tray of luxury crackers that will be the perfect finishing touch to any table this Christmas

Win a copy of Noteworthy Dogs and a Fortnum & Mason hamper

Friday 6 December 2019

We are delighted to offer one lucky reader your very own copy of Noteworthy Dogs, along with an exclusive Fortnum & Mason hamper.

Arts by the Sea Festival reveals the 10th anniversary theme

Tuesday 3 December 2019

The much-loved festival, which will take place in Bournemouth in September 2020, will follow the theme of ‘Journeys’ in celebration of a decade of bringing artists and audiences together

Walk: Wareham Town at Christmas

Tuesday 3 December 2019

Edward Griffiths guides us on a leisurely stroll around this lovely Dorset town, which is the perfect way to soak up the festive spirit

Dog friendly pubs in Dorset: 15 of the best places to go

Tuesday 3 December 2019

You can’t beat a pub lunch after a scenic country walk with your four-legged friend. In no particular order, we pick some of the best dog friendly pubs in Dorset

Recipe: Clementine and fig chutney

Tuesday 3 December 2019

Dorset’s award-winning Baking Bird, Lizzie Crow, shares locally inspired bakes to make as gifts – this week, she shows us how to make a fantastically festive chutney

Dutton Gregory Solicitors: how to minimise the stress of moving home

Wednesday 27 November 2019

David Blackmore, partner in Residential Conveyancing at the Bournemouth based solicitors, shares his top tips

Peter Duncan: the planet-saving panto in Poole

Tuesday 26 November 2019

Stepping into the role of Dame Trott, Peter Duncan has put a mega-green spin on his latest pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk at Lighthouse Poole, says Jeremy Miles

Pantos and festive performances happening in Dorset this year

Monday 25 November 2019

It’s that time of the year again (oh no it isn’t…) so we’ve rounded up some of the best family-friendly performances that are taking to stages across the county this month

A very Dorset Christmas: The Ridgeway Singers and Band

Monday 25 November 2019

The Ridgeway Singers and Band, led by Phil Humphries and Tim Laycock, offer a joyous musical celebration of a Dorset Christmas both past and present – and they’re putting on a whole host of concerts this December

Discover Festive Family Fun at the Quedam Shopping Centre

Monday 25 November 2019

Yeovil’s Quedam Shopping Centre is offering the ultimate Christmas experience, complete with polar bears, elves, snowmen, and of course Santa Claus himself

Christmas markets and events in Dorset

Wednesday 20 November 2019

There’s no better way to get into the festive spirit than by heading to one of Dorset’s many Christmas markets, which are complete with everything from mulled wine to carol singing to visits from the man in red himself. Ho, ho, ho….

Dorset dream homes: Woolbridge Manor

Tuesday 19 November 2019

This Grade II* listed manor house in Wool provided the inspiration for Wellbridge House in Tess of the d’Urbervilles

Recipe: festive sausage rolls

Tuesday 19 November 2019

Russell Brown and Jonathan Haley show us how to give this classic Christmas treat a delicious new twist as part of their culinary journey around Dorset

7 of the best Christmas day lunches in Dorset

Tuesday 19 November 2019

Give yourself a break from the cooking and washing up this Christmas, and head to one of Dorset’s many pubs and restaurants on the 25th – we’ve rounded up some of the best places to find excellent food and the atmosphere to match

Carol concerts in Dorset

Monday 18 November 2019

Whether it’s your best rendition of ‘Silent Night’ or an upbeat sing-along to ‘We Wish you a Merry Christmas’, there’s nothing like a bit of carolling to get you in the festive spirit. Here’s our round-up of concerts happening in Dorset…

WATCH: 12 retro videos showcasing Dorset in times gone by

Wednesday 13 November 2019

Take a step back in time with these short clips showcasing the glory days of Dorset. How much has changed over the past 85 years?

A visit from HRH The Prince of Wales

Wednesday 13 November 2019

Monart Spa in Poundbury recently opened its doors to the public, and it was a right royal affair

Village walks in Dorset: 7 lovely routes to try

Wednesday 13 November 2019

Winding country lanes, rolling countryside and cosy cottages galore - Edward Griffiths shares 7 lovely walking routes around just some of our most beautiful Dorset villages

12 real ale pubs in Dorset you need to visit

Tuesday 12 November 2019

Where is the best real ale pub in Dorset? From traditional pubs to CAMRA-recommended freehouses, when it comes to real ale and craft beer, we’re spoiled for choice in Dorset - and as the nights get colder, what better excuse to pull up a chair and cosy up for the evening?

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