Discovering everything the Isle of Purbeck has to offer is a true delight, and with Easter just around the corner you can take the opportunity to visit the numerous events taking place this Easter holidays in Purbeck.
Perhaps you’ll be in the mood for live music, to visit a market or join others for an organised walk through the scenic countryside. We’ve gathered each of the wonderful events into one helpful guide to help you plan your stay in this beautiful area of Dorset. Each of these events are up to a 30-minute drive from us, so you can pack your days with as much fun as possible.
30th March – 2nd April between 10:30am – 5:00pm
For Alice in Wonderland-inspired fun, head down to Lulworth Castle this Easter. The little ones will be able to enjoy Easter crafts, egg hunts, a bouncy castle and crazy golf, whilst the adults can indulge in a traditional cream tea in the Castle Tearoom… don’t be late! Find out more…
Prices: Adults £8, Child £6, under 4s free, family ticket (2 adults & 3 children) £30.
30th March – 2nd April, normal opening times
Baby animals, the Easter bunny and daily Easter egg hunts – what more could you want at Easter? Head over to Farmer Palmers (between Wareham and Poole) for a dose of cuteness this Easter. Find out more…
Prices: Adults £9.50, child 3+ £9.50, children 2-3 £4.90, under 2s go free.
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30th March – 15th April, 10:00am – 5:00pm
A fun-filled family day out – from watching the tanks go by to indoor and outdoor play areas, there’s something for everyone. For £3.50 you can even ride in an M548 tracked vehicle – jump in!
Prices: Adults £13, Child £8.50, family tickets from £32.50.
30th March – 2nd April between 10:30am – 4:00pm
Hop on the ferry over to Brownsea Island where you can play games, enter competitions, hunt Easter eggs and even catch glimpses of rare red squirrels. Find out more…
Prices: £2.50 per person
3rd April, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Test your archery skills with this interactive display and learn more about the uses of the longbow during the 17th Century. Find out more about this event at the National Trust’s iconic Corfe Castle.
Prices: £2 for 5 arrows
30th March – 15th April, 10:30am – 3:30pm
Get your hunting skills on as you sniff out Cadbury goodies and see some wildlife along the way. Find out more…
Prices: £2.50 per person
30th March – 2nd April, usual park times
You’ll be swinging from the trees with joy! The first 100 children to enter the park each day will receive a free chocolate Easter egg. Find out more…
Prices: Adults £12, children 3-15 £9, under 3s free, family tickets £27.00 – £38.00
All aboard! Journey along the River Frome in style about one of only three working paddle steamers in the UK – what a way to travel. More information…
Prices: Adults £10, children £5
As always the spectacular Durlston Country Park has lots to offer visitors this Easter. There are exhibitions, trails, and stargazing as well as the many walking routes and cafe to enjoy.
‘Landing Among the Stars’: Exhibition of Night-time Photography
30th March – 15th April between 10:30am – 5:00pm
Marvel at the beauty of the Dorset night skies with this beautiful exhibition from Kevin Ferrioli.
30th March – 15th April between 10:30am – 3:30pm
Explore the park and you might just end up with a delicious prize at the end…we wonder what it could be? Cost: £3
5th April, 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Bring along your own empty plastic bottle and have a go at building and launching your very own rocket – blast off! Cost: £3
7th April, 8:30pm – 11:30pm
The Wessex Astronomical Society will be helping you to take a closer look at Saturn, galaxies and star clusters. Cost: £3