Event: Easter Events in Purbeck 2018

Date Event: Friday 30th March - Sunday 15th April

Discovering everything the Isle of Purbeck has to offer is a true delight, and with Easter just around the corner you can take the opportunity to visit the numerous events taking place this Easter holidays in Purbeck.

Perhaps you’ll be in the mood for live music, to visit a market or join others for an organised walk through the scenic countryside. We’ve gathered each of the wonderful events into one helpful guide to help you plan your stay in this beautiful area of Dorset. Each of these events are up to a 30-minute drive from us, so you can pack your days with as much fun as possible.

Haven’t booked your stay yet? Head over to our bookings page, or contact us for more details.

Easter at Lulworth Castle

Easter at Lulworth

30th March – 2nd April between 10:30am – 5:00pm

For Alice in Wonderland-inspired fun, head down to Lulworth Castle this Easter. The little ones will be able to enjoy Easter crafts, egg hunts, a bouncy castle and crazy golf, whilst the adults can indulge in a traditional cream tea in the Castle Tearoom… don’t be late! Find out more…

Prices: Adults £8, Child £6, under 4s free, family ticket (2 adults & 3 children) £30.

Farmer Palmers Easter Eggstravaganza

30th March – 2nd April, normal opening times

Baby animals, the Easter bunny and daily Easter egg hunts – what more could you want at Easter? Head over to Farmer Palmers (between Wareham and Poole) for a dose of cuteness this Easter. Find out more…

Prices: Adults £9.50, child 3+ £9.50, children 2-3 £4.90, under 2s go free.

 The Tank Museum

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30th March – 15th April, 10:00am – 5:00pm

A fun-filled family day out – from watching the tanks go by to indoor and outdoor play areas, there’s something for everyone. For £3.50 you can even ride in an M548 tracked vehicle – jump in!

Find out more and book tickets today.

Prices: Adults £13, Child £8.50, family tickets from £32.50.

Brownsea Island Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

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30th March – 2nd April between 10:30am – 4:00pm

Hop on the ferry over to Brownsea Island where you can play games, enter competitions, hunt Easter eggs and even catch glimpses of rare red squirrels. Find out more…

Prices: £2.50 per person


17th Century Archery at Corfe Castle

Archery at Corfe Castle

3rd April, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Test your archery skills with this interactive display and learn more about the uses of the longbow during the 17th Century. Find out more about this event at the National Trust’s iconic Corfe Castle.

Prices: £2 for 5 arrows

Studland Bay Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

30th March – 15th April, 10:30am – 3:30pm

Get your hunting skills on as you sniff out Cadbury goodies and see some wildlife along the way. Find out more…

Prices: £2.50 per person

Easter Eggstravaganza at Monkey World

30th March – 2nd April, usual park times

You’ll be swinging from the trees with joy! The first 100 children to enter the park each day will receive a free chocolate Easter egg. Find out more…

Prices: Adults £12, children 3-15 £9, under 3s free, family tickets £27.00 – £38.00

Take a Trip on the Paddle Steamer Monarch

Monarch Paddle Steamer

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All aboard! Journey along the River Frome in style about one of only three working paddle steamers in the UK – what a way to travel. More information…

Prices: Adults £10, children £5

Events at Durlston Country Park

As always the spectacular Durlston Country Park has lots to offer visitors this Easter. There are exhibitions, trails, and stargazing as well as the many walking routes and cafe to enjoy.

‘Landing Among the Stars’: Exhibition of Night-time Photography
30th March – 15th April between 10:30am – 5:00pm

Marvel at the beauty of the Dorset night skies with this beautiful exhibition from Kevin Ferrioli.

Easter Trail
30th March – 15th April between 10:30am – 3:30pm

Explore the park and you might just end up with a delicious prize at the end…we wonder what it could be? Cost: £3

Bottle Rockets
5th April, 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Bring along your own empty plastic bottle and have a go at building and launching your very own rocket – blast off! Cost: £3

7th April, 8:30pm – 11:30pm

The Wessex Astronomical Society will be helping you to take a closer look at Saturn, galaxies and star clusters. Cost: £3

See all events at Durlston

What our guests say

  • A gem of a place

    Sandra, Winchester

    What a find. I almost don’t want to tell you about it.

    It’s a family park with lovely, mostly new, fresh, clean spacious caravans – all set out almost in steps on the side of a small hill. The larger hill rises behind you, the sea spreads out in front and the swimming pool beckons behind the bar.

    The people are friendly, the site is clean and welcoming and the scenery unbeatable. It’s a gem of a place.

  • Always my no.1 choice when visiting Swanage


    Always my no.1 choice when visiting Swanage. A truly wonderful location, lying under the stunning Ballard Down and surrounded by beautiful countryside. Being only a 10 min walk from Swanage and the coast means it’s conveniently located for all amenities.

    The staff are always very helpful to sort out any problems and keep the site in fantastic condition. A 5-star park.

  • Friendly, clean & well kept

    Cheshire, UK

    Stayed here as a base to tour Isle of Purbeck and go on to Air show in Bournemouth. Not the cheapest site but definitely the cleanest and well thought out.

    Swimming pool , shop and pub/restaurant all in proximity and well kept/stocked. Bus stop right outside entrance. Grass pitches have plenty of space and well drained with shower blocks water/ drain points really handy.

    Will definitely be using this site again.

  • Lovely weekend

    Tina, London

    We have just returned from a lovely weekend caravanning at Ulwell Cottage Caravan Park.
    Lovely clean site with indoor heated pool. We went in the pool around 5pm and were the only ones in there (apart from life guard) it was lovely and warm and clean.

    We walked to old Harry’s rock and then Down into Swanage itself and had fish and chips and an ice cream.
    Staff on the site were helpful and friendly. Lovely stay.

  • Our second, lovely Christmas at Ulwell

    Jane P, Cheltenham

    After the success of Christmas 2016 at Ulwell, we returned again for Christmas 2017 and had another great time. Lovely warm caravan, peaceful and relaxing on site and a fantastic carvery on Boxing Day at The Village Inn.

    Thanks to all staff who were working and made sure we had such a great break away.

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Over the years the family has developed the park to award-winning standards and in a style which compliments its surroundings.

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Finding us


From Bournemouth via the Sandbanks chain ferry and following the B3351 into Swanage.

Please note: The Sandbanks Ferry will be out of action until at least October.

From Wareham using the A351 into Swanage, turn left along the seafront towards Studland.


The park is situated on the main bus route from Bournemouth to Swanage.


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