News & Events

The latest news and events from the Dorset magazine

Behind the scenes at Blandford Fashion Museum

Monday 15 July 2019

From corsets to kaftans the Blandford Fashion Museum reveals the ‘must see’ couture from the 1740s to the 1970s, it also uses Instagram to tell some of the stories behind its collection

Things to do in Dorset this weekend

Monday 15 July 2019

Great things to do in Dorset this weekend: art exhibitions, walks, concerts, theatre, places to visit and other events and ideas

25 years of Stompin’ On The Quomps

Monday 15 July 2019

The backbeat of this award-winning smooth jazz festival started in a Victorian bandstand in Christchurch. A quarter of a century later Stompin’ On The Quomps is one of the region’s most popular events

WIN a break in Cornwall worth £500

Friday 12 July 2019

Skinner’s Brewery has teamed up with Stay In Cornwall to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a stay in a luxury Cornish cottage worth £500

Win an overnight stay for two adults at Holdsworth House Hotel near Halifax

Friday 12 July 2019

The hotel is a short ride to famous attractions including The Piece Hall, and Shibden Hall where the BBC’s Gentleman Jack was filmed.

WIN a Naturalmat wool duvet & pillow collection worth £225

Tuesday 9 July 2019

We are offering one lucky winner the chance to win a Wool Duvet & Pillow Collection worth £225

WIN a pair of tickets to BSO’s Galactic Classics concert

Tuesday 9 July 2019

From Galactic Classics to a Symphonic 80s Spectacular, join the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in Meyrick Park for an outdoor extravaganza of music and fireworks

Nyetimber Dorset Seafood Festival is back for 2019

Monday 8 July 2019

The Nyetimber Dorset Seafood Festival is heading to Weymouth’s historic harbour on the weekend of the 13th and 14th July

Things to see and do in Bournemouth

Friday 5 July 2019

From its miles of golden sands to award-winning festivals, Bournemouth is one of the UK’s favourite seaside towns

A ramble around West Bay and Thorncombe Beacon

Friday 5 July 2019

This challenging coastal walk rewards your efforts with sensational sea and countryside views

The Museum of the Moon is heading to Dorset

Tuesday 2 July 2019

Over four weekends, thousands of people will enjoy a magical lunar experience at the Museum of the Moon without leaving Dorset

Step into Wimborne Minster’s world of imagination at Sting in the Tale

Tuesday 2 July 2019

From dandy highwayman to Norse hero, naughty dragons to beastly boggarts, step into Wimborne Minster’s world of imagination at Sting in the Tale

Win a luxury break at The Parsonage Hotel & Spa near York

Tuesday 2 July 2019

Enjoy Overnight Indulgence at The Parsonage Hotel & Spa.

A visitor’s guide to Beaminster

Monday 1 July 2019

Just up the road from Bridport, Beaminster has grown around the bubbling streams and springs that abound in this area. We pick the best things to see and do whilst you’re visiting

Open gardens you can visit in Dorset this month

Monday 1 July 2019

Enjoy the widest variety of flowers in bloom at these NGS venues in July, book a group garden viewing or a bee walk

Win a luxury stay at The Samling in Windermere

Monday 1 July 2019

The Samling is a small, discreetly luxurious Lake District Hotel; elevated above Windermere with long lake views south and west, set in its own secluded 67 acres of grounds.

Win an afternoon tea for two at the Laura Ashley The Tea Room

Friday 28 June 2019

We’re offering a chance to win an afternoon tea for two people at Laura Ashley The Tea Room at the Mercure Sheffield Kenwood Hall Hotel & Spa.

Win a luxury break at The Double Tree by Hilton, Sheffield Park

Tuesday 25 June 2019

Steakhouse Bar & Grill by Marco Pierre White is now open and welcoming dinners to the unique new venue situated in Double Tree by Hilton, Sheffield Park, Hotel.

10 wildlife walks happening in Dorset this summer

Monday 24 June 2019

Get yourself immersed amongst Dorset’s wildlife this summer with one of these guided walks

6 sea creatures you can spot on the Dorset coast

Monday 24 June 2019

As well as the usual suspects, keep an eye out for some new species on the Dorset coast this summer, says Sally Welbourn of Dorset Wildlife Trust

What’s on at this year’s Shaftesbury Fringe Festival

Monday 24 June 2019

Now in its fourth year, Shaftesbury Fringe is attracting performers keen to try out their new material on an appreciative audience before taking it to Edinburgh

6 of the best picnic spots in Dorset

Thursday 13 June 2019

16 June marks the start of National Picnic Week so grab a blanket, pack a picnic and enjoy these wildlife-rich landscapes, with magnificent views suggested by Dorset Wildlife Trust

Competition: vote for your favourite dog friendly pub in Dorset

Thursday 13 June 2019

A new award has been launched in the South West which aims to recognise the region’s most dog friendly pubs

A ramble around Woodsford Castle and East Woodsford

Thursday 13 June 2019

This From River plains walk takes in a 14th century castle, a working quarry and a perfect example of a Victorian church makeover

A series of garden talks are taking place at Sculpture by the Lakes this month

Thursday 13 June 2019

Sculpture by the Lakes is delighted to announce dates for their horticultural extravaganza - All Around the Garden taking place 28 - 29 June

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