Things to do in Dorset

A few suggestions to help you plan the next few weeks...

Nature & Outdoors

Help give the Fleet foreshore a spring clean on 19 March from 1000 - 1200 GMT. More details: Chesil Beach Visitors' Centre, 01305 760579.

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There is an open day at Lorton Meadows Reserve and Wildlife Centre, Upwey, Weymouth on 19 March from 1000 - 1600 GMT.

Explore behind the scenes of the award-winning Swanage Railway. It's the Railway At Work weekend there on 19 & 20 March.

A talk about Thomas Hollis and his tourism legacy to Lyme takes place at Lyme Regis Museum on 24 March at 1430 GMT.

Arts & Culture

A Pamper Evening takes place at Talbot Woods Day Nursery and Nursery School at Bournemouth University from 1900 GMT on 16 March.

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The Transitions Dance Company will perform at The Bay Theatre (formerly the Weymouth College Theatre) on 17 March.

The London Classic Theatre company will perform After Miss Julie at Bridport Arts Centre on 18 March at 1930 GMT.

There will be pizza and a politics debate with cross party guest speakers at St Andrew's Hall, Yetminster, Sherborne on 19 March at 1900 GMT.


Morag Of The Marsh will perform at the Rose and Crown in Trent, Sherborne on 17 March from 2030 GMT

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Morris dancing for fitness and fun takes place on 19 March at No 6 Bar, Weymouth, from 1000 - 1600 GMT.

Dance to the live rhythms of Dance Afrika at Dorchester Arts Centre on 19 March from 1430 - 1630 GMT.

The Don Carlos Band will perform at the Milborne Port and Sherborne Folk Dance Club's Barn Dance at Milborne Port Village Hall on 26 March.

Extra Inspiration

Visit Weymouth: Weymouth and Portland events

West Dorset District Council Tourism

Visit Dorset

Dorset Wildlife Trust

Ramblers Association: Walk finder

English Heritage: South West

National Trust: Wessex Fresh Air campaign

Bournemouth Tourism

Poole Tourism

Big Dorset Brunch

Remember to listen to the only BBC radio programme exclusively for Dorset.

The Big Dorset Brunch is live on BBC Radio Solent every Saturday morning from 0800 - 1100 GMT on 103.8FM.

Also, look out for the Big Dorset Brunch podcast which is available to download after the programme each week.