Things to do in Dorset this weekend
PUBLISHED: 11:25 16 April 2018 | UPDATED: 11:25 16 April 2018
Great things to do in Dorset this weekend: art exhibitions, walks, concerts, theatre, places to visit and other events and ideas.
Coastliners: Sea Shanty & Folk Festival
21 April in Old Poole Town
Old Poole Town hosts this family-friendly festival celebrating the cultural heritage of sea folk in the South West.
Ninebarrow Album Launch
21 April at 8pm at the Lighthouse, Poole
The talented due showcase their songs rooted in the landscape of the British Isles as well as their native Dorset.
Penguins at Pavilion Dance
20 April at 11am and 2.30pm and 21 April at 11.30am
Two chinstrap penguins find themselves going on an unusual adventure with Birmingham Repertory Theatre at Pavilion Dance South West. Suitable for ages 3+.
‘A Strange New Space’
21 April at 11am and 2pm at Sherling Studio
Physical theatre with stunning puppetry and original music takes us on a voyage into space.
Jay Foreman’s Disgusting Songs for Revolting Children
22 April at 2.30pm at Dorchester Corn Exchange
Cheeky and family-friendly show featuring songs, poems and comedy for children of all ages.
Open Garden at Ivy House Gardens
22 April, 2-5pm at Piddletrentide, DT2 7QF
Unsual And challenging half acre wildlife-friendly garden set on a steep hillside with fabulous views and chickens, bees, greenhouses and polytunnel. Homemade teas, honey and plants available to buy.
Take a bluebell walk in Dorset
Various locations in the county
Every late April until May the ancient woodlands of Dorset are covered in a carpet of bluebells. We pick eight of the best spots to enjoy the seasonal colour in the county. Go and see if they’ve sprouted yet!