What's on in October 2018 news

What’s on in October 2018

Autumn is upon us and bringing with it clear crisp mornings and beautiful late summer sunshine. The holiday park is still fully booked, with many people enjoying the extended good weather and quiet surroundings of this beautiful part of the world. Here are a few local suggestions collated from Visit Dorset, and information about events and attractions on the Lulworth Estate.


On the Lulworth Estate

Spooky Fun – Tuesday 23rd to Friday 26th October

Lulworth Castle, BH20 5QS

Join us for spooktacular half term fun, with lots of themed activities to enjoy! Meet Merlin the magician, play in the leaf pile, hunt the bats or make a spooky mask! There will be plenty to do for all the family to enjoy!

Click here to book your tickets today!

Price: Adults £8 | Children £6 | Under 4’s Free | Family Ticket £30 (2 adults & 3 children)

Witches, Brooms & Bats – Wednesday 24th October 

Lulworth Visitor Centre Reception (Lulworth Cove – BH20 5RQ)

An exciting Witches Broom making activity, using locally sourced materials, followed by a short talk to introduce you to the wonderful world of UK bats, dispelling some of the myths surrounding these incredible flying mammals.

Booking Details: Call (01929) 400587 or 400155 to book

Price: £10 per person or 2 for £15


Throughout Dorset

Early Morning Wildlife Ramble – Saturday 6th October 

Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour, BH13 7EE

Enjoy a calm and peaceful tour of the beautiful Brownsea Island, in the middle of Poole harbour. With both a boat ride and guided walk, this is the ideal way to see the best of the birdlife.

Tickets are £25 and booking is essential.

For more information, and to book, visit National Trust

Coastal Foraging and Edible Seaweed Course – Saturday 6th October

Fore / Adventure, Middle beach, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 3AP

Enjoy a seaside scavenge and learning all about nature’s bounty, from local seaweed to razor clams, coastal plants and fishing pots. Learn about medicinal properties of many varieties, harvest times and how best to eat them. Finally finish the day with a hot cup of soup, flavoured with ingredients foraged throughout the day.

Half day £40pp adults, £20pp for children (age 8+) – all equipment included.

For more information, and to book, visit Fore / Adventure

Fun Palace – Saturday 6th October

Christchurch Library, High Street, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1AW

Christchurch Library is turning into a fun palace for the day, with free science and art activities for all the family.

For more information, visit Fun Palaces

A Celebration of Purbeck Art and Italian Cuisine – Tuesday 9th to Thursday 11th October

The Italian Kitchen Restaurant, 30 South Street, Wareham Quay, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 4LR

Enjoy the wonders of a modern style Italian menu whilst enjoying a variety of local Purbeck Arts and Crafts, including paintings, stone carving, photography, Silversmith, pottery, ceramics and bespoke lamps.

For more information visit Visit Dorset

Swanage Steam Gala – Friday 12th to Sunday 14th October

Swanage Railway, Station House, Swanage, Dorset BH19 1HB

Swanage Railway’s home fleet opens its doors to guest locomotives, offering rides on both passenger and freight trains. The three day festival also boasts the renowned Wessex Belle Bistro Dining Train on both Friday and Saturday evenings, as well as many other local attractions.

For more information visit Swanage Railway