Whats On Dorset

We spare no expense to find the best Attractions in Dorset

We at Seek South West deeply care about helping our visitors have a wonderful time in Dorset, so we are committed to remaining a first-rate tourism site. If that means helping you find the prime attractions in Dorset, then that’s exactly what we’ll do.
Our team of ardent researchers at Seek South West laboriously study innumerable reviews and scrutinize websites to collect meaningful data. To obtain a compelling list of top happenings, we embark on a second round of sorting and sifting till we are left with choice picks. We take it a step further and get out there for some arduous footwork. We go knocking on the door of any attraction that looks good enough and meticulously assess what services they offer to be sure they pass our test.


Literary Lyme Guided Walks

Have a swell time when you join one of the guided walking tours of Lyme Regis and the Jurassic Coast. Some of the tours include Jurassic Coast tours, French Lieutenant’s Woman tours, Mary Anning tours, and Jane Austen tours. With these tours and more, you can walk in the footsteps of authors who chose to live in and visit the area as you explore its use as a setting in films and novels. The walks are available all year.

Phone: 07763 974569

Address: Church Street, Lyme Regis, Dorset, DT7 3BS

Adventure Wonderland the Home of Halloween!

From 22 to 30 October 2017, Adventure Wonderland will become a world of fangs, potions, and everything spooky. The Spooky Themed Gang will be available to provide entertainment, the Scary Maze will daze you, and the selection of Spooky Halloween Shows will leave you crazy with excitement.

Phone: +44 01202 483444

Address: Adventure Wonderland, Merritown Lane, Hurn, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 6BA


Sleeping Beauty

From 9 December to 1 January 2018, Weymouth Pavilion will be hosting Made-to-Measure Productions as they present their family pantomime, Sleeping Beauty. The Jack and the Beanstalk pantomime last year was a massive hit and this year’s show is set to be even better. It is the first time in forever that Sleeping Beauty would be performed at Weymouth Pavilion and is going to be the most magical and spectacular show yet.

Phone: 01305 783225

Address: Weymouth Pavilion Theatre, The Esplanade, Weymouth, DT4 8ED

Christmas Dinosaur Hunt

From 27 December 2017 to 5 January 2018, the Christmas Dinosaur Hunt will be on at the Dinosaur Museum in Dorchester. It certainly will be brilliant fun for the kids as they explore the museum in a quest to find answers to the dinosaur mystery. There is ramp/level access and guide dogs are allowed.

Phone: +44 01305 269880

Address: The Dinosaur Museum, Icen Way, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1EW


Winter Birdwatching Cruises

Who said nature hibernates on Brownsea Island in winter? The cold is no excuse to not enjoy a magical two-hour birdwatching cruise. Setting out from Poole Quay, you’ll sail towards the lagoon on Brownsea Island through the harbour. Be ready to spot Re-Breasted Merganser, Goldeneye, Long Tailed Duck, Scoter, Grebe, and if you are lucky, Grey Seal or Common too. The cruise is available from 30 December 2017 to 30 March 2018 and the cruise departs at 10am to return at noon.

Phone: 07483 005956

Address: City Cruises Poole, Poole Quay, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1HJ

3 SSW top tips for attractions and events in Dorset

  1. Some activities are offered at a discount for groups.
  2. Check out show websites way ahead as there might be early bird discounts available.
  3. Find out ahead if there will be on-site parking or nearby car parks available.

As a serious tourism site, Seek South West has lofty expectations of any happening in Dorset we intend to list on our site. We take extra care to include different options to provide you with a varied selection of happenings. We are careful to give our visitors balanced information to help them find just the perfect attractions for them.