Things to do in Dorset this weekend
PUBLISHED: 16:33 15 July 2019
Great things to do in Dorset this weekend: art exhibitions, walks, concerts, theatre, places to visit and other events and ideas
LARMER TREE FESTIVAL
18 - 21 July
Boutique festival in lovely Larmer Tree Gardens on the Dorset/Wiltshire border. 2019 line-up includes The Shires and comedian Nish Kumar.
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
Corfe Castle provides the magical backdrop for this open air evening performance of Shakespeare by the brilliant Chapterhouse Theatre Company.
Box office 03442491895
TOLPUDDLE MARTRY'S FESTIVAL
19 - 21 July
This event commemorates the bravery of the six 19th-century Dorset agricultural labourers who were transported and features live music, comedy and political debate.
STOKE ABBOTT STREET FAIR
A delightful traditional event in one of the prettiest villages in West Dorset including fancy dress, entertainment, dog show and food stalls.
MOONBURY RINGS IN DORCHESTER
19 - 21 July
Dorchester's Maumbury Rings will become 'Moonbury Rings' for a three-day celebration of all things lunar. Luke Jerram's Museum of the Moon will be hanging over the Rings for the whole weekend.
The event includes a parade, a giant display of artworks and a free performance of Apollo - One Giant Leap, in addition to a free outdoor cinema event with three films themed around space and the moon. Sunday is a 'Learn To Be An Astronaut Day; where the whole family can learn about space, physics and astronomy.
FLOWERS & POLLINATORS AT FONTMELL DOWN
Two hour guided walk with wardens looking at flowers, butterflies and other insects. Starts at 11am. Booking essential please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
LORTON MEADOWS BUTTERFLY WALK
Wander the meadows at this nature reserve near Weymouth and identify butterflies, so you can record which visit your local patch. Runs 2-4pm.
Booking on 01305 816546
VICTORIAN FAMILY WEEKEND
The Ragged Victorians living history group take over Nothe Fort.
CLASSIC AND SUPERCAR SHOW
Sherborne Castle hosts this show featuring over 2,000 cars from custom and hot rod to veteran and rally.