What's On

Every Tuesday

Swanage Walking for Health run short walks in Swanage every Tuesday morning. The group usually split into two groups depending on the abilities of those attending, with one of the options being to walk on Swanage Pier. 

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May 2019

Pirate Themed Activities on the Pier 

In conjunction with the Purbeck Pirate Festival Weekend, we are holding two activities on the Pier.

All Pirates will have free entry to the Pier over the weekend. 

Make your own Pirate Mask 

Saturday 25th May - 10.00am-4.00pm  

Join in and make yourself a pirate mask to take home with you . . . simple cutting and sticking with artist Darrell Wakelam. Just turn up and have run.  £3.00 per person

Pirate Magic Show

Sunday 26th May

10.00am-4.00pm with shows at 12.00pm & 3.00pm

Kevin Burke returns to the pier with his hugely popular Pirate Magic Show; between shows, Kevin will be stilt-walking around the area, along with juggling & magic ... fun for kids and adults alike!

Shows at 12.00pm & 3.00pm.

Donations welcome


June 2019

Creative Writing and Poetry on the Pier - Journeys 

Tuesday 4th June 2019

10.30am-12.00pm

Join Jurassic Coast (UNESCO World Heritage Site) poet-in-residence, Sarah Acton for a gentle morning of creative writing and poetry on the pier. On the theme of journeys, we’ll connect creativity and writing to sense of place by finding out more about the pier as a place where so many journeys started and ended by paddle steamer and local railway, weaving memory and imagination to travel together on the page. We’ll see Swanage Bay from the pier’s-eye-view, working with the outdoor creative process and the natural landscape to inspire and stimulate. With readings, prompts and reflection, we will write and share journey-inspired words. All levels and abilities welcome.

These walking workshops take place outdoors, walking at a slow and gentle pace along the pier with seating and frequent rest stops on route. Please dress for the weather and bring a pencil and paper to write on. You may also like to bring a cushion. If the weather is too wild and woolly to hold onto our paper and pens, we will move indoors and use the classroom.

Cost: £10.00 per person

BOOK  HERE


Swanage Fish Festival Stories and Rhymes with Swanage Library

Saturday 8th June at 1.30pm

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Pause at the Pier - Mindfulness Walk

Saturday 22nd June at 8.00am

Join "mindful nurse" Nikki Harman (RGN) for a mindfulness-based stroll on the pier, with some relaxing techniques to add in to the beautiful scenery and put a spring in your step.

£5.00 per person 

BOOK  HERE


Volunteer Recruitment Day

Saturday 22nd June  


Park to Pier Walk 

Sunday 23rd June 2019

Join a Ranger for a stroll from Durlston Castle to Swanage Pier, and discover the history, wildlife and geology of Durlston Bay and stories of stone. £3

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Creative Writing and Poetry on the Pier - Stone 

Wednesday 26th June

10.30am-12.00pm

Join Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site poet-in-residence, Sarah Acton for a gentle morning of creative writing. We will take Purbeck stone as our theme, using the very special vantage position of Swanage Pier to connect our writing to how the quarries shaped lives here, weaving into with our own memory and imagination. We’ll walk together taking in the views over-looking Swanage Bay, working with the outdoor creative process and time outdoors in nature to inspire original work. With readings, prompts and reflection, we will write and share Purbeck stone-inspired words. Welcome to writers of all levels and abilities.

These walking workshops take place outdoors, walking at a slow and gentle pace along the pier with seating and frequent rest stops on route. Please dress for the weather and bring a pencil and paper to write on. You may also like to bring a cushion. If the weather is too wild and woolly to hold onto our paper and pens, we will move indoors and use the classroom.

Cost: £10.00 per person

BOOK  HERE


July 2019

Park to Pier Walk 

Thursday 18th July 2019

Join a Ranger for a stroll from Durlston Castle to Swanage Pier, and discover the history, wildlife and geology of Durlston Bay and stories of stone. £3

Book Here


Creative Writing and Poetry on the Pier - The Sea

Tuesday 30th July 

10.30am-12.00pm

Join us to celebrate National Marine Week with Jurassic Coast (UNESCO World Heritage Site) poet-in-residence, Sarah Acton for a gentle morning of creative writing and poetry on the pier. We will take the sea as our theme, using the very special vantage position of Swanage Pier to connect our writing to the coastal landscape, using memory and imagination to travel in time and over miles. We’ll see Swanage and the local seascape from the pier’s-eye-view, working with the outdoor creative process and nature to inspire and stimulate. With readings, prompts and reflection, we will write and share sea-inspired words. All levels and abilities welcome.

These walking workshops take place outdoors, walking at a slow and gentle pace along the pier with seating and frequent rest stops on route. Please dress for the weather and bring a pencil and paper to write on. You may also like to bring a cushion. If the weather is too wild and woolly to hold onto our paper and pens, we will move indoors and use the classroom.

Cost: £10.00 per person

BOOK  HERE


August 2019

Playing on the Pier

Wednesday 21st August from 3.00pm- 4.00pm

Come and enjoy music hosted by Swanage Town Band outside of Marine Villas on the Pier.

The event is weather permitted, so please check on the day by visiting our Facebook page or calling 01929 425 806.


Park to Pier Walk 

Thursday 22nd August

Join a Ranger for a stroll from Durlston Castle to Swanage Pier, and discover the history, wildlife and geology of Durlston Bay and stories of stone. £3

Book Here


September 2019

Park to Pier Walk: Jurassic Coast

Saturday 14th September

Find out why Swanage and Durlston Bays exists and how they formed. Learn about the types of rocks seen and the environments they formed in, and also the geological structure of the area.  £3

BOOK  HERE


If you would like to help out at an event please see our volunteering page or get in touch.

Watch this space for more events coming soon, you can also visit our Facebook page for further information.