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Events

May
3
Thu
Abbotsbury Swannery – Birds of Prey Display @ Abbostbury Swannery
May 3 – Jun 3 all-day
Abbotsbury Swannery - Birds of Prey Display @ Abbostbury Swannery

Abbotsbury Swannery in Dorset, near Weymouth, has become one of the most popular things to do for the family visiting Dorset. Located on the dramatic Dorset Coast, this unique natural wildlife habitat is also popular with film makers and has been used as a location for Harry Potter filming.

This is the only place in the world where you are able to walk through the heart of a colony of nesting Mute Swans, spread over a site of some 25 acres. A visit to the Swannery is considered one of the best things to do in Dorset.

Come & see the static display and watch the flying display. There will also be a talk each morning & afternoon

May
10
Thu
Abbotsbury Swannery – Cygnets Hatching @ Abbotsbury Swannery
May 10 – Jun 30 all-day
Abbotsbury Swannery - Cygnets Hatching @ Abbotsbury Swannery

This is the only place in the world where you are able to walk through the heart of a colony of nesting Mute Swans, spread over a site of some 25 acres. A visit to the Swannery is considered one of the best things to do in Dorset.

Come & see the newly hatched, fluffy baby Swans. Hundreds of Cygnets hatch around the pathways. Do not miss the mass feeding at 12 & 4pm daily. Find your way around the Giant Swan Sensory Maze, have a go on the Pedal Go Karts and climb the Bale Mountain.

Abbotsbury Swannery in Dorset, near Weymouth, has become one of the most popular things to do for the family visiting Dorset. Located on the dramatic Dorset Coast, this unique natural wildlife habitat is also popular with film makers and has been used as a location for Harry Potter filming.

Book online today and save 20% on your entry fee.  https://abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk/buy-tickets/abbotsbury-subtropical-gardens-tickets/

 

 

 

 

 

May
26
Sat
River Cottage Spring Food Fair
May 26 – May 27 all-day
River Cottage Spring Food Fair

Food Fair Tickets

Held on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May 2018, the Food Fair is a real family occasion and ALL UNDER 16’s CAN COME FOR FREE, ADULTS £12.50. It is packed full of activities and family fun – from chef demos, artisan food stalls, kids’ workshops, talks and live music, to garden and foraging tours.

Included in your ticket price is Park and Ride.
Your event

10:00 – 17.00

Arrival at River Cottage HQ

You will need to show your receipt number which appears on your invoice on the day and present this as proof of purchase at the welcome tent. This is emailed to you upon booking. Entry will not be permitted without this.

Under-16s can enter the Fair for free.

Transport

Please read our transport guide for information on car parking and other ways to travel. Park and ride tickets are included in your ticket price. If you would like to upgrade to VIP on-site parking, please click here.

If you require assistance please email events@rivercottage.net to reserve a disabled car parking space.

Food & Drink

There will be a variety of food offerings available to buy throughout the day (not included in the ticket price) and our licensed bar will be open each day, serving a selection of local beers, ciders, wines and soft drinks.

Live cookery demonstrations

Take some tips from our team of River Cottage experts and line-up of guest chefs.

Market Area

We have a market areas packed with produce from our local suppliers for you to taste and take home.

Fun for Kids

There’s plenty to keep the little ones busy and entertained throughout the day.

Foodie talks

Foodie talks will be taking place throughout the weekend.

Gardening Advice

Your chance to ensure a bumper harvest, with talks from the River Cottage land team.

Book Signings

Meet the chefs in the flesh and get your favourite cookery books signed.

Masterclasses

There will be a range of different masterclasses on sale for you to choose from. These will be released shortly so watch this space!

Accommodation

If you need local accommodation, please see our list of hotels, B&Bs and self-catering options.

Weather

This event is mainly outside. There will be marquees and some undercover spaces, but please check the weather forecast, our social media and our website beforehand and dress accordingly. The ground will be uneven, so we advise you wear comfortable shoes.

Dogs

We’re sorry – to protect our livestock, dogs are not allowed on the site.

For more information: www.rivercottage.net

Jul
28
Sat
Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week 2018 Saturday 28th July – Friday 3rd August – fun for all the family @ Lyme Regis
Jul 28 @ 2:28 pm – Aug 3 @ 3:28 pm
Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week 2018 Saturday  28th July - Friday 3rd August  - fun for all the family @ Lyme Regis

For full information about Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week;

competition entry details and confirmation of times please see the full programme available from outlets throughout the town and posters.

The 48 page Lifeboat Week programme, with full details and timings of all events is now available at the Lifeboat Shop at the harbour and throughout Lyme Regis and Charmouth. www.facebook.com/LymeRegisLifeboatWeek

Aug
3
Fri
Sidmouth Folk Week
Aug 3 – Aug 10 all-day
Sidmouth Folk Week

A week-long seaside celebration of music, dance and song. Since 1955.
There has been a folk festival in Sidmouth in the first week of August every year since 1955, now attracting tens of thousands of visitors to over 700 diverse events with broad ‘something for everyone’ appeal.
With an ear to the past and an eye on the future, the festival features established stars and emerging talent; major concerts, lively roots parties; small intimate sessions; ceilidhs and folk dancing; storytelling; fun family entertainment and youth-centred sessions; hands-on workshops and spectacular dance displays; the best in South West crafts and the tastiest of local food and drink.

DAY TICKET
Adult £41, Student £32, Youth £20, Child (6-11) £9, Child (5 and under) £Free

For more information: www.sidmouthfolkweek.co.uk

Aug
25
Sat
River Cottage Festival
Aug 25 – Aug 26 all-day
River Cottage Festival

Immerse yourself in all of the delights River Cottage has to offer

Enjoy a jam-packed programme of music, masterclasses and festival fun!

25 – 26 August 2018

DAYTIME – £17.50 (Earlybird £15.75)

DAY & GIG NIGHT – £25 (Earlybird £22.50)

GIG NIGHT – £10

Your event

Arrival at River Cottage HQ

You will need to bring your confirmation email and invoice (that contains your order number) with you on the day and exchange this for your wristbands at the gate. This is emailed to you upon booking. Entry will not be permitted without this.

Food & Drink

There will be plenty of seasonal food and a selection of the finest local beers, ciders, cocktails and soft drinks available to buy throughout the weekend (not included in the ticket price).

Weather

This event is mainly outside. There will be marquees and some undercover spaces, but please check the weather forecast, our social media and our website beforehand and dress accordingly. The ground will be uneven, so we advise you wear comfortable shoes.

Dogs

We’re sorry – to protect our livestock, dogs are not allowed on the site.

For more information: www.rivercottage.net/festival