News & Events

The latest news and events from the Dorset magazine

7 pretty places to spot snowdrops in Dorset

Wednesday 22 January 2020

Snowdrops bring great joy in the early months of the year, signifying the warmer weather ahead. We pick 7 magical places in Dorset to explore these beautiful flowers

Sunday lunches & roasts in Dorset: 10 great places to go

Friday 17 January 2020

Sunday afternoons are made for lazing in a cosy pub, beer in hand and an overflowing plate of delicious roast dinner on the table. We pick 10 great places for Sunday lunch in Dorset

12 of the quirkiest things to see and do in Dorset

Wednesday 15 January 2020

From a cheese racing challenge to hundreds of guitars on a beach, Visit Dorset share some of the more unusual events and places to explore in the county

Expert’s tips on how to beat the January Blues

Tuesday 14 January 2020

Dr Alison Gardiner explains how to achieve good mental health at this time of year

VIDEO: A walk around Portland’s Quarry Tramways

Monday 13 January 2020

Discover some of this area’s fascinating social and economic history on this easy coastal walk

Things to do in Dorset this weekend

Monday 13 January 2020

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

WIN a break with Aria Resorts in Cornwall or the Isle of Wight!

Friday 10 January 2020

Your 2020 holiday sorted!

WIN a two-night coastal break in a luxury lodge worth £800

Wednesday 8 January 2020

We’ve teamed up with Sandy Acres to offer you the chance to win a luxurious stay in one of their Scandi-style lodges in Hayle,

The ultimate Dorset walking guide

Friday 3 January 2020

With Durdle Door, Brownsea Island, Jurassic Coast and a whole host of other stunning sights, Dorset is an amazing place for a stroll

Calling all DT locals: enjoy 50% off at Dorchester’s Shire Hall

Friday 3 January 2020

Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum is a must visit, bringing over 200 years of justice and injustice to life.

David Chedgy on setting achievable goals for the New Year

Thursday 2 January 2020

In his latest column, Harlequins rugby player turned financial and wellbeing blogger David Chedgy discusses staying on track with New Year’s resolutions

Dorset’s best wedding venues

Friday 20 December 2019

When you’re planning a wedding, there are so many things to consider, but the venue is perhaps the most important of all. However, in Dorset you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to finding the perfect one…

Christmas walks in Dorset

Tuesday 17 December 2019

The Festival of Winter Walks is happening over the festive period, and it’s the ideal opportunity to get out and about in the glorious Dorset countryside – and to blow away some of those post-Christmas cobwebs, too…

Christmas Recipe: Cheese and Walnut Biscotti

Tuesday 17 December 2019

Dorset’s award-winning Baking Bird, Lizzie Crow, shows us how to make locally inspired bakes that are the perfect Christmas gift – this week, we’re making cheese and walnut biscotti…

Landscapes for Life Photo Competition

Tuesday 17 December 2019

Could you take an award-winning photo of the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and be part of our 2021 calendar?

In pictures: winter in Dorset

Tuesday 17 December 2019

We’ve put together a selection of our favourite wintery photos of Dorset, which have all been taken by talented local photographers

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

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

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