What's on in and around West Dorset
Information supplied courtesy of West Dorset District Council & West Dorset Tourist Centres
01 Casterbridge Cracker Dorchester. Free car parking from 5pm; late night shopping till 9pm. Lights officially switched on 7pm. Lanterns parade and cracker procession featuring the Dorchester Carnival Band and Father Christmas in a horse drawn carriage. Fairground rides and entertainment for children, musicians, festive food and drink, farmers’ market, mummers’ play and raffle.
01 Cuban Band Asere Play At Bridport Arts Centre Bridport Arts Centre, South St, Bridport,8pm. One of Cuba's top bands Asere play a mix of soulful Cuban song and up tempo rhythms. Prices £10, (£9 members and concessions), £5 students and children. Further details tel 01308 424204.
01 From Russia With Love - Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Pavilion Theatre, Weymouth, 7.30pm. As part of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra's concert season, this performance by Natalie Clein (cello) with the BSO includes works from Tchaikovsky's Serenade For Strings, Variations On A Rococo Theme and the Swan Lake Suite. Tickets £17, £15, £12 and £7 available from Bridport TIC.
01 West Dorset Ramblers Association Walk Starts from The New Inn, Stoke Abbot, 10am Route: 5 miles To confirm details please contact Cynthia on 01300 320346
01 Celebrity lecture – "What is a herb?" Kingston Maurward College (main building) 7pm for 7.30pm. Presented by Jekka McVicar. Tickets in advance £7.50 to include mulled wine and mince pies – Tel. 01305 833538 or 01308 485492
02 A Taste Of Christmas Woodroffe School, Uplyme Road, Lyme Regis, 6.00 - 9.00pm. Stress free Christmas shopping; stalls from local businesses selling gifts and jewellery; Great Raffle and Tombola prizes; Father Christmas; entertainment from Jazz Band, Wind Band and Early Music Group.
02 Lunchtime Concert Big School Room Sherborne School, 1.30pm. Free concert by Sherborne School’s Swing Band.
02 Christmas Singalong With The Yetties The Bull Hotel, Bridport.
02 T & Latouche – World Music Event Dorchester Corn Exchange, 8pm (door/bar open 7.30pm). The two charismatic former front men (T Carthy and Glen Latouche) of the original reggae folk fusion band Edward II are on the road again after five years! Tickets £12, £10 members, £5 children.
02 "The Healing Voice" – an introductory workshop Church Hall, Digby Road, 7pm – 9pm. Overtoning, mantra, pranayam, the charkas – tel. Dean on 01935 389655 for further details.
02 Spinning The Round Table By Hijinx Theatre Halstock HCT, 7.30pm This new play tells the story of the love triangle from the heart of the Arthurian romance, but set in the 21st century.
02 World Music - T & Latouche With DJ Jez Corn Exchange, Dorchester, 8pm.
02 - 03 Bits & 2 Pieces Herrison Hall, Dorchester, 7.30pm. Bits from the Young Stagers - all their own work, and the Older Stagers in two Ayckbourn comedies
02 - 04 Tom Verrall In 'A Christmas Carol' Performances in village halls of Pimperne on 2nd December, Briantspuddle on 3rd December, West Knighton on 4th December Tom Verrall's acclaimed performance emulates the way Dickens used to present his work - simply staged but with an infectious energy that leaves the audience oozing with Christmas spirit . An Artsreach event.
03 Bonjour Bob By Theatre Alibi Wootton Fitzpaine, 3pm This is the story of a very special friendship made possible by the sea ....... Suitable for 5 to 10 year olds and their families. Tel. 01297 560480. Artsreach Performance
03 Christmas Fair At Chantmarle Chantmarle, Frome St Quintin, Nr Dorchester, 11am - 4pm. Come & enjoy a wonderful spit roast, mulled wine, freshly baked cakes & mince pies, as well as Christmas trees for sale and wonderful festive food and gift ideas for the whole family. Come & meet Father Christmas in his grotto.
03 Craft & Brik-a-brac Fairat Poundbury Brownsword Hall,Poundbury, Dorchester, 9-12noon. Free entry.
03 Da Blues - Lyme Regis The Nags Head, Silver Street, Lyme Regis, Evening. Live music
03 Dorset Chamber Orchestra St Mary's Church, Dorchester, 7.30pm. Glinka - Overture: Ruslan & Ludmilla; Brahms - Viloin Concerto (soloist: Christina Ball); Shostakovich - Symphony No 1. Tickets from Harmony Music in Dorchester - £8 in advance or £10 at the door, under 16s free.
03 A Garland Of Carols Thornford Village Hall, 7.30pm. Acapella trio Coope, Boyes & Simpson are joined by others to create a unique transcendent vocal sound performing regional carols from Yorkshire and Derbyshire.
03 Fossil Walk - Lyme Regis Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis, 10.45am. Guided fossil walk, lasts approximately 2 hours; booking essential. Includes entry to museum.
03 The Joachim Piano Trio Big School Room, Sherborne School, Sherborne, 7.30pm.
03 Sherborne Jazz Club – Sue Kibbey & The Gilad Atzmon Quartet The Plume of Feathers, Half Moon Street, Sherborne, doors open 8pm. Tickets £12 (£10 members, £7 students) available from Sherborne TIC.
03 Magic Drum - Community Rhythm Circle Dorchester Arts Centre, School Lane, The Grove, Dorchester, 2.30 - 4.30pm. Open to all ages and availability. Drums provided.
03 Sherborne Chamber Choir Sherborne Abbey, Sherborne, 7.30pm. 'Wachet Auf' - an Advent concert of Bach. Programme to include Magnificat, Cantata 'Wachet Auf' and Suite No. 3. With period orchestra led by Margaret Faultless. Conductor - Paul Ellis.
03 - 04 Fossil Fantastic Weekend At Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre, Charmouth, Lyme Regis, From 9.30am - 5.00pm Saturday From 9.30am - 3.00pm Sunday. Join the Warden Team at the Centre for a whole wekend of fossil hunting and activities for all the family! Lots of fun for everyone! Booking essential - telephone 01297 560772 for further information.
03 - 04 PuppetCraft Presents 'Nobody Rides The Unicorn' Performances in village halls at Powerstock on 3rd at 10.30, Nether Compton on 3rd at 4pm and Sturminster Newton on 4th at 4pm. An Artsreach event. A puppet show with live music/songs/sound effects/unexpected magic based on a classic of modern fiction.
03 - 11 Sherborne Christmas Tree Festival Cheap Street Church, Sherborne, 10am - 5pm (12pm-5pm Sundays). A magical display of Christmas trees, each decorated by a different organisation. Donations to charities. Dedication service takes place on Saturday 3rd at 4pm; the church will be open every day from 10am 5pm. Throughout the festival there will be various recitals and other seasonal offerings and some of the local schools will be taking part. Also evening concert by Sherborne Town Band on Saturday 10th. The concluding event will be a Carol Service on Sunday 11th at 6.30pm
04 Christmas Concert By The Wessex Military Band Bridport Arts Centre, South St, Bridport, 6pm. Tickets £6 adult, £4 OAP/Children available from Paperchain Cardshop, East St, Bridport tel 01308 422103
04 Fossil Walk - Lyme Regis Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis, 11.30am. Guided fossil walk, lasts approximately 2 hours; booking essential. Includes entry to museum.
04 Sherborne Christmas Shopping Sunday Sherborne. A chance to do your Christmas shopping in Sherborne's very special atmosphere. Lots of seasonal entertainment, market, farmers’ market and free prize draw.
04 An Advent Concert with The Briantspuddle Singers St. Martin’s Church, Broadmayne, 6.30pm. Tickets £5 from the Corner House Stores, tel. 01305 853074.
05 University of the Third Age AGM (Dorchester) Holy Trinity Parish Centre, Culliford Road North, Dorchester, 9.45am. Talk by Geoff Peters, National Coast Watch, Portland Bill. Display by Joan Hutson – "Egg Collection"
06 Fossil Walk - Lyme Regis Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis, 1.00pm. Guided fossil walk, lasts approximately 2 hours; booking essential. Includes entry to museum.
06 GPS Navigation Workshop for Walkers and Cyclists Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, 7.30pm. Organised by Walkabout Travellers Club, Sherborne. Tickets £4
07 Bridport Late Night Shopping Bridport Town Centre. Events include - Santa's Grotto - Santa arrives at 6pm led by St Swithun's Band ; Live Music - classical selection and carol singing; Charity stalls - pitches in South Street ; Children's Party - a children's Christmas Craft Activity party will be held between 3pm and 5pm to allow adults time to do their shopping! Also Farmer's Market in the Arts Centre
07 - 14 Christmas Tree Festival 2005 Bridport United Church, Bridport, 10am - 6pm. 70 illuminated individually decorated Christmas trees on display with musical events. Free event - donations invited for charities.
07 Jurassic Coast Lecture: Ammonites And Their Zonation Through Dorset County Museum, Dorchester, 6.30pm. Organised by The Geology Group of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society. All welcome. Further information from 01305 262735.
07 Lodmoor Wildlife Walk Lodmoor RSPB Reserve, Weymouth, 10am. It is winter, it is wild and there is still plenty to see! Wrap up warm and watch the winter birds feeding out on the reserve. Tel. 01305 778313 for further details.
07 Quiz Night- Lyme Regis Marine Theatre, Church St, Lyme Regis, 7.30pm for 8.00pm. Theatre Friends’ quiz night. Prizes for winning team; raffle and refreshments.
07 Yetties Music Night West End Hall, Sherborne, 8pm.
08 Dorchester Film Society – Only Human Corn Exchange, 7.30pm
08 Wurzels In Concert Marine Theatre, Church Street, Lyme Regis, doors open 7.45pm.
09 Andy Rouse Slide Show Corn Exchange, North Square, Dorchester, 7.30 pm. Andy Rouse, Wildlife Photographer, (as seen on TV) shows us a selection of his fantastic images
09 Big Brum Presents The Under Room Dorchester Arts Centre, The Grove, Dorchester, 8pm. A new play by Edward Bond.
09 Big State Theatre Present Fetch Bridport Arts Centre, South St, Bridport, 8pm. This new comedy tells the story of a pet sitter and her adventures with animals. Tickets £9, (£8 members and concessions), £5 students and children. Further details tel 01308 424204.
09 The Flora Of Dorset - Dorset Wildlife Trust Talk Brooklands Farm, Forston, Nr. Dorchester, 7.30pm. A talk by Bryan Edwards
09 Market in St Martin's Community Hall St Martin's Community Hall, 2pm-3.30pm. Produce, cakes, plants, craft, Christmas items,Fair-trade goods, library etc and enjoy a cup of tea and a chat.
09 West Dorset Ramblers Association Walk Starts from the bus stop by Hardy's Bistro, West St, Bridport, 10am. Route: Bus to Broadwindsor, then walk back via Stoke Abbott (8 miles). Tel. 01297 489449 for further details.
09 Woodroffe School Jazz Band Concert Marine Theatre, Church Street, Lyme Regis.
10 Allington Strings & Bridport Youth Choir Concert At St Mary St. Mary's Church, South St, Bridport, 7.30pm.
10 Bluesnight The Eddie Martin Band Dorchester Arts Centre, The Grove, Dorchester, 8pm.
10 Marine Theatre Friends’ Christmas Bazaar Marine Theatre, Church Street, Lyame Regis, 10.30am - 2.00pm.
10 Aquathon in aid of Yeovil Hospice Sherborne School Sports Centre, Abbey Road, 2pm to 6pm. A fun "fancy dress" charity event. Tel. Sherborne School Sports Centre 01935 810548 for further details.
10 Christmas Concert - Bridport Choral Society United Church Hall, Bridport, 7.30pm. Ancient and Modern songs, carols and melodies among the christmas trees
10 Handel’s Messiah – Dorchester Choral Society St. Mary’s Church, Edward Road, Dorchester, 7.30pm. Tickets £11, £9 (seniors) £5 (students) from Nicoll Travel or Harmony Music in Dorchester or at the door.
10 Dance - Uplyme Village Hall Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Road, Uplyme, 8pm - 11pm. Ballroom, Latin & some Sequence. Price includes tea & biscuits - in aid of Hall funds
10 Festive Magic Lantern Show Durweston Village Hall, 3 p.m. A rollicking old- fashioned Victorian magic lantern show. Recommended for all 5+. An Artsreach event.
10 The Fire Walking Challenge Brewers Quay, Weymouth, 4pm-7.30pm, open for spectators from about 6.15pm. In aid of Weymouth Lifeboat and Dorset Air Ambulance. Form from Brewers Quay, Weymouth or tel. 01305 770376
10 The Memory Lane Swing Band Dorchester Baptist Church, Dorchester, 7.30pm. An evening of easy listening music with Christmas theme.
10 The Rollin Stoned Marine Theatre, Church Street, Lyme Regis, doors open 7.45pm. Rolling Stones tribute band
10 Sherborne Antiques & Collectors Fair Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, 9am - 5pm.
10 Sherborne Antiques & Flea Market Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, 9am - 4pm.
10 - 11 Father Christmas & Nativity At Kingston Maurward Kingston Maurward, Nr. Dorchester.
11 Fleet Fantastic - A Walk At The Fleet Nature Reserve Meet a Langton Herring Bus Stop,nr.Weymouth, 10.30am. Join Dorset Countryside's John Hayes to see which birds are over-wintering in the mid-Fleet area. Muddy in places - bring binoculars. Adults £2, children £1. Further details tel 01305 756790.
11 Sherborne Abbey Christingle Service Sherborne Abbey, Sherborne, 5pm.
11 The Mellstock Band In 'Rejoice All Men' Sandford Orcas Village Hall, 7.30pm. Costumed Christmas performance by The Mellstock Band based on Thomas Hardy’s intimate knowledge of the seasonal customs of his own community and performed on authentic instruments such as early clarinets and the bass serpent.
12 The Adventures Of Tom Thumb Presented By Forest Forge Theatre Broadwindsor, 7.30pm Expect magic, puppetry and severe problems of scale as actors mingle with puppets to recreate this mad adventure in Forest Forge's inimitable style! Further details from 01308 868582. Artsreach Performance
12 The Flora Of Dorset - Illustrated Talk Brooklands Farm, Forston, Dorchester, 7.30pm. A talk by Bryan Edwards for the Dorset Wildlife Trust
12 Christmas Concert Sherborne Abbey, Sherborne, 7.30pm. Christmas Concert by Wells Cathedral Chamber Choir and the Emerald Ensemble. The programme will include Messiah (part 1) and a selection of popular Christmas Classics. Tickets £14, £12, £9 and £6 available from Sherborne TIC
13 Bridport Film Society Screening – "Vodka Lemon" Bridport Art Centre, South St, Bridport, 7.45pm.
13 Historical Talk - The Jurassic Coast Bridport United Church, East St, Bridport, 2.30pm. An illustrated talk on England's first Natural World Heritage Site, by Richard Edmonds. A Bridport History Society meeting.
13 The Senior Citizens Group Open Meeting St. George’s Hall, Fordington, Dorchester, 2pm. Also Forum AGM. "The New Health Centre at Poundbury".
13 Natural History Lecture Dorset County Museum, Dorchester, 6.30pm. Lecture by Jim White, English Nature – "Nature Conservation in Dorset – an English Nature view of the past 25 years"
14 The Nativity - Lyme Regis Marine Theatre, Church Street, Lyme Regis, 7.30pm. The Nativity presented by Cygnet Theatre Company. Based on the Mediaeval Mystery Cycles of Wakefield, York and Coventrry. Pageantry, carols and earthy humour bring the Christmas story to life as it was performed 600 years ago. Suitable for age 7 and over
14 Sherborne Flicks – The Chorus (12a) Church Hall, Digby Road, 7 p.m. for 7.30 pm.
15 A Midsummer Night's Dream And Workshop Bridport Arts Centre, South St, Bridport, 7.30pm. Independent Ballet Wales' production uses Mendelssohn's joyous music to create a world of magic and mayhem. Prices £12, (£10 members and concessions), £7 students and children. Further details tel 01308 424204.
15 Nobody Rides The Unicorn Dorchester Arts Centre, The Grove, Dorchester, 1pm and 6pm. A Christmas puppet show by Puppetcraft. Tickets £8, £6 members & concessions, £4 children, £12 family.
16 Bridport & West Dorset Music Club Concert - Calisto Colfox School, Bridport, 7.45pm. Membership of the Club which allows entry to all the season's events costs £33, single tickets are available at £10 (reductions for students/children). Further details from Sylvia Bishop on 01308 424673.
16 Christmas Variety Show Corn Exchange, Dorchester, 7pm. In aid of the Joseph Weld & Trimar Hospice & CancerCare Dorset. Dancing, singing, magic and illusion. Special guests Hay Wa – RYU Karate Club and Frosty the Snowman. Tickets £6 (adults), £4 (seniors/children)
16-02/01 Pantomime - The Wizard Of Oz Weymouth Pavilion, Weymouth. Stars Keith Duffy
16 - 17 Yetties Christmas Concerts Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, 8pm.
17 Carol Singers Broadwindsor Craft Centre. Carol Singers at 3 pm
17 Christmas Dance Marine Theatre, Church Street, Lyme Regis, doors open 7.45pm for 8.30pm. Music from the Swing Era by DJ Chris Pamplin. Social Ballroom; Modern Jive; Rock' N' Roll; East Coast Swing; Lindy Hop.
17 Christmas Concert Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis, 7.30pm. Festive concert by Lyme Regis Band with MC Phil Street (Town Crier). Tickets £5 available from Blue Lias.
17 Dance - Uplyme Village Hall Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Road, Uplyme, 8pm - 11pm . Ballroom, Latin & some Sequence. Price includes tea & biscuits - in aid of Hall funds
17 Fossil Hunting Walk- Charmouth Charmouth Heritage Centre, Charmouth, 12.00 noon. Guided fossil walk , approximately 2 hours, no need to book.
17 Sherborne Book Market Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, 9.30am - 4pm.
17 Swing Dance Marine Theatre, Church Street, Lyme Regis, 7.45pm for 8.30pm.
18 Fossil Hunting Walk -Charmouth Charmouth Heritage Centre, Charmouth, 12.30pm. Guided fossil walk , approximately 2 hours, no need to book.
18 Radipole Lake Wildlife Walk RSPB Radipole Lake Reserve, Weymouth, 10am. Visiting winter ducks fill the lakes waters on this last walk of the year. Tel 01305 778313 for further details.
18 Royal British Legion Senior Citizens Christmas Party In Bridport Legion Hall, Victoria Grove, Bridport. Please meet at 12.30 for lunch at 1.30pm. For further details please contact Danny Boon tel 01308 424230.
18 Sherborne Abbey Carol Service Sherborne Abbey, Sherborne, 3pm.
18 Tom Verrall In 'A Christmas Carol' Piddletrenthide Village Hall, 7.30pm. Tom Verrall's acclaimed performance emulates the way Dickens used to present his work - simply staged but with an infectious energy that leaves the audience oozing with Christmas spirit . An Artsreach event.
18 The Mellstock Band In 'Rejoice All Men' Charlton Down Village Hall, 7.30pm. Costumed Christmas performance by The Mellstock Band based on Thomas Hardy’s intimate knowledge of the seasonal customs of his community and performed on authentic instruments such as early clarinets and the bass serpent.
19 West Dorset Ramblers Association Walk Trinity Hill near Lyme Regis, startts 10am. Contact leader for parking details - Jo on 01297 443412.
20 Steam Dreams Christmas Carol Service Sherborne Abbey, Sherborne, 3pm. The Duke of Gloucester steam train comes to Sherborne on a Christmas Carol Special. The train will be festively decorated and everyone will receive mulled wine. People in first and standard class will receive goody bags whilst ;those in Premier Dining will enjoy a special Christmas menu. Train starts at London Waterloo and following its arrival at Sherborne there will be a special Carol Service in the Abbey at 3pm. Tel. 01483 209888 to book train trip.
25 HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!
26 West Dorset Ramblers Association Walk West Dorset Ramblers Association Walk starting from Max Gate, Dorchester,10am. Route: Puddletown Forest & Lower Bockhampton - 8 miles. Contact: Susan Blake 01305 263759
27 and 30 You're A Good Man Charlie Brown Marine Theatre, Church Street, Lyme Regis, 8.00pm plus 3pm Matinee on 27th. Bof Productions presents a musical based on Charles Scultz' popular comic strip; this musical chronicles events in a day in the life of Charlie Brown and his imaginative beagle Snoopy.
31 Sherborne Book Fair Church Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne, 10am - 4pm. A one day book fair, organised by the Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association
31 Yetties New Year Ceilidh Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, 8pm. Tickets £12 available from Abbey Pharmacy, Sherborne or tel. 01935 814611.
to 03/12 Tudor Times Exhibition Dorset County Museum, Dorchester
to 10/12 Exhibition And Sale Of Small Paintings Bridport Tourist Information Centre, South Street, Bridport, 10am - 3pm. Small paintings by Mosterton Art Group - ideal for Christmas presents!
to 18/12 Sherborne House Exhibition – Joseph Albers Tues-Sun 10.30am – 4.30pm. An exhibition of high quality screenprints illustrating Albers’ important theories on colour. A National Touring Exhibition organised by the Hayward Gallery for the Arts Council England.
To 31/12 Gallipoli Exhibition at the Keep Museum Military Museum of Devon and Dorset, The Keep, Bridport Road, Dorchester, open Tuesday – Sunday 9.30am – 5pm. An exhibition to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign.
to 07/01 Christmas Takeaway Alpha House Gallery, South Street, Tues-Fri 10am – 4.30pm, Sat 10am – 5.30pm. Multi-media changing exhibition with an emphasis on items suitable for Christmas
CHARITY CHRISTMAS CARDS
Once again West Dorset Tourist Information Centres are selling Charity Christmas Cards on behalf of the Cards for Good Causes group of charities. All charities in the group receive at least 81p in every £1 from their card sales, and with approx. 30 different charities there is an excellent range to choose from.
BEAMINSTER Farmers’ Market 4th Saturday in each month – Town Hall 9am-1pm
BRIDPORT Town Centre. Every Wednesday and Saturday, Farmers’ Market 2nd Saturday in each month – Arts Centre 9.30am-2pm, Country Market in the WI Hall, North Street every Saturday 9am-12 noon
DORCHESTER Fairfield Car Park, Weymouth Avenue 8am – 3pm every Wednesday
Farmers’ Market 1st Saturday in each month – Poundbury, 9am-1pm
SHERBORNE The Parade, every Thursday and Saturday, Country Market in Church Hall, Digby Road Thursday mornings, 9.15am, Farmers’Market 3rd Friday in each month – Cheap Street, 9am-1pm plus Christmas market on Sunday 4th December.
Lyme Regis Fossil walks with Dr Colin Dawes – Every Sunday at 1pm from the Old Forge Fossil Shop, Broad Street
Fossil walks with Brandon Lennon Daily walks - tel. 01297 444405 for further details.
Charmouth Fossil walks from the Heritage Coast Centre, Charmouth. See individual listings
Attractions Open This Winter in and around West Dorset
MUSEUMS Winter Opening Times
Tutankhamun Exhibition, Dorchester Daily 9.30 - 5.30 Weekends 10.00 – 5.00
Terracotta Warriors, Dorchester Daily 10.00 - 4.30
Dinosaur Museum, Dorchester Daily . 10.00 - 4.30
Teddy Bear Museum, Eastgate, Dorchester Daily 10.00 - 4.30
Mummies, Dorchester Daily 10.00 - 4.30
Dorset County Museum, Dorchester Mon-Sat 10.00 - 4.30
The Keep Military Museum , Dorchester Tues-Sat 9.30 - 5.00
Dinosaur Fossil Museum, Lyme Regis Daily 10.00 - 5.00 Sunday 11.00 – 5.00
The Town Mill, Lyme Regis Sat & Sun 11.00 - 4.00
Lyme Regis Museum Saturday 10.00 - 5.00
Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum, Tolpuddle Tues-Sat 10.00 - 4.00, Sunday 11.00 - 4.00
The Tank Museum, Bovington, Wool Daily 10.00 - 5.00
Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton Daily 10.00 - 4.30
Haynes Motor Museum, Sparkford Daily 10.00 - 4.30
COUNTRY HOUSES / CASTLES.
Kingston Maurward Gardens & Animal Park Daily 10.00 - 5.30 (or dusk if earlier)
Athelhamptons House & Gardens Sunday only 11.00 - Dusk
Lulworth Castle & Park Sun – Fri 10.30 - 4.00
Forde Abbey Gardens Daily 10.00 - 4.30
Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens Daily 10.00 - 4.00
Sherborne Abbey Daily 8.30 - 4.00
Old Crown Court, Dorchester Mon-Fri 10.00 - 12.00 and 2.00 - 4.00
Monkey World, Nr. Wareham Daily 10.00 - 5.00
Craft Design Centre, Broadwindsor Daily 10.00 - 5.00
Wildlife Park at Cricket St. Thomas Daily 10.00 - 4.30
UK Llamas, Beaminster Please contact 01308 868674 to book
Henley Hillbillies, Buckland Newton Please contact 01300 345293 / 07860 759996 for details
FOR FURTHER DETAILS ON EVENTS AND THE LOCAL AREA PLEASE CONTACT:
Tourist Information Centre, Antelope Walk, Dorchester Tel: 01305 267992 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tourist Information Centre, South Street, Bridport Tel: 01308 424901 email@example.com
Tourist Information Centre, Digby Road, Sherborne Tel: 01935 815341 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tourist Information Centre, Church Street, Lyme Regis Tel: 01297 442138 email@example.com
Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this leaflet is correct at the time of going to print, West Dorset District Council cannot accept any responsibility for any errors or omissions. Inclusion in this leaflet does not imply any recommendation by West Dorset District Council. Produced by West Dorset District Council, Leisure and Tourism Division.