Easter Events in Purbeck 2018

March 2nd, 2018

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

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!

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 about the Easter events taking place at Farmer Palmers here.

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


 The Tank Museum

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 on the Tank Museum website

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.

Prices: £2.50 per person


17th Century 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. Studland Easter egg hunt is a great morning out for all the family.

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 Monkey World 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

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 lovely quiet site

    Andy Blackwell

    A lovely quiet site, nice warm amenities with good sized shower cubicles, shop not open yet as it’s too early but the local pub is ideal. Staff were very friendly and helpful. If you’re reasonably fit you can walk into Swanage but the bus service is great so why would you want to. Overall a very nice break, we will be back.

  • Super swimming pool

    Joseph Molford

    Fantastic site, we have had a brilliant holiday. Super swimming pool and changing facilities. Site really handy to get to Swanage and Studland. Will definitely return. Thanks to all the staff for a lovely holiday.

  • Excellent quality caravan site

    Peter Skrobacz

    Excellent quality caravan site, top quality, small and friendly, location fantastic. Been visiting Ulwell for over 25 years now and every year is special.

  • An amazing week at Ulwell

    Jenny H

    We have just returned back from our weeks stay at Ulwell Holiday Park with our 2 small children and dog. It was an absolute brilliant week! The site has everything you need, and more! A lovely comfy pub on site for drinks and a bowl of chips, a small shop, swimming pool, large play are with park, and the bus stops right outside.. what more could you want

  • Easter break


    We have just returned after a brilliant Easter break. Couldn’t fault anything at all and we didn’t want to leave. We didn’t visit the pub but the shop is stocked with local produce and essentials. The facilities are great and the location convenient. Our van was spotless and had everything we needed. We will definitely be back

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

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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