2 - 5 March 2017: Swanage Blues Festival
14 - 16 July 2017: Swanage Jazz Festival
29 July - 5 August 2017: Swanage Carnival and Regatta
8 - 10 September 2017: Swanage Folk Festival
17 - 25 September 2016: Swanage Walking Festival
5 - 8 October 2017: Swanage Blues Festival
A few of the Local
Swanage Steam Railway
nostalgic trip to Corfe Castle and relive the golden age of steam!
Pier - take a stroll along the recently restored pier or board one of the
City Cruises and enjoy a trip to Bournemouth or Poole, or during September embark on the Paddle Steamer Waverley for a
memorable trip to the Isle of Wight or as a superb way to view the wonderful Jurassic Coast.
Adventure Farm, Langton Matravers - something for the whole family to
enjoy, bottle feed the lambs and goats, even try your hand at milking
cows! Ferret racing!
World, near Wool - you've seen the TV show, now see the chimps in real
life - meet the characters. We can thoroughly recommend a visit.
Museum, Bovington - the famous collection of tanks
from all over the world. Enjoy the excitement of one of the Battle Days!
Pool, Furzebrook near Wareham - A peaceful oasis in the heart of
Purbeck. Blue water and abundant wildlife.
Animal Sanctuary, Church Knowle - visit the ponies, horses, goats, donkeys
and dozens of cats!
The National Trust owns three
properties in the area:
Island in Poole Harbour - one can spend the day on this idyllic island, see the red
squirrels, peacocks and deer and discover the site of the first Boy Scout camp.
Castle - explore the romantic ruins and survey the stone built village
from the castle mound. Slightly further afield lies
Kingston Lacy - the house built by the Bankes family after the
fall of Corfe Castle. The
Trust also owns and manages large areas of the coast and
countryside in the Isle of Purbeck, including