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Christmas Cracker 2013

Dorchester Christmas Cracker Night 2104

Posted on 11th November, 2014

It’s nearly that time of year again! Yes, Christmas officially kicks off in the town with the Dorchester’s Christmas Cracker. The date for your diary is Thursday 4th December from 5pm and the Christmas lights will be switched on at 6.30pm. There’s lots of be lots of things going on. As well as all the usual entertainments and amusements, the shops will be staying open late for you to browse. We hear that many will be joining in with the Read more…


Halloween Ghostly Goings on in Dorchester

The Most Haunted Places in Dorchester

Posted on 30th October, 2014

With Halloween just around the corner, we thought we would try and find out where the most spooky place is in and around Dorchester. Dorchester has an incredible history, and with a great mix of seventeen century buildings and talk of tunnels all round the town, finding a few ghostly stories shouldn’t be too hard to find. So here’s our top list of Dorchester Ghostly Spots. The Oak Room, Tea Rooms Antelope Walk The Oak Room dates back to 1589 Read more…


Things to do in Dorchester this October Half Term

Things to do in Dorchester this October Half Term

Posted on 26th October, 2014

The Dinosaur Museum Museum The only museum on mainland Britain solely devoted to dinosaurs, the award-winning Dinosaur Museum is a treat, especially for children. The musuem combines life-sized reconstructions of dinosaurs with fossils and skeletons to create an exciting hands-on experience. The Great Dinosaur Hunt is happening throughout the Autumn halft-term at the Dinosaur Museum in Dorchester. The event involves the whole museum and lets children explore and search out the answers to the clues of the dinosaur mystery. The Read more…


The flag competition was a big hit with children during the summer holidays.

Dorchester Super Sleuth 2014 Winners

Posted on 1st October, 2014

Well done to everyone who took part in this year’s Super Sleuth competition and managed to complete their entire album – we were delighted to see so many youngsters work so hard on it (and mums and dads too!). Now here’s what you’ve all been waiting for – the winners! We picked them at random from all the completed entries at the BID’s AGM, and here they are: Age 11-16: 1. Jessica Crate – Wins £70 shop voucher + 2 Read more…


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“Try This” Festival Returns!

Posted on 24th September, 2014

This year’s “Try This” festival begins on Saturday, with a huge variety of diverse sessions running each day until 4th October. Among the more than 40 sessions will be workshops on using Twitter, tracing your family history, Nordic walking, poultry keeping, lantern making and crochet. It’s great to have the opportunity to learn and experience so many different things right here in Dorchester – whatever your interests, you are sure to find something that appeals to you somewhere over the Read more…


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Weldmar Dog Show

Posted on 20th September, 2014

We had a great afternoon at the Weldmar Hospice Dog Show on Saturday 20th September. With categories ranging from the most handsome dog pedigree; to the dog with the waggiest tail and cutest puppy there were lots to keep everyone entertained. Krazy K9 dog agility team also put on a brilliant display – which really does show how intelligent “man’s best friend” can be. It was great to see lots of local support and congratulations to Weldmar for putting on Read more…


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The Normans are Coming!

Posted on 11th September, 2014

Dorchester is going to be on the end of a new Norman invasion this weekend, as no fewer than 53 visitors from Dorchester’s French twin town of Bayeux arrive on a very special visit organised by the Dorchester-Bayeux Society. The Dorchester-Bayeux Society is the oldest twinning society in Dorchester, and aims to promote and participate in twinning events and exchange visits that have included music and sports groups, and local schools. For this weekend’s visit, the visitors will arrive in Read more…


Dorset County Show 2014 – Photos

Posted on 7th September, 2014

Congratulations to the organisers of the Dorset County Show we have had a great couple of days visiting what has become a fantastic event in the Dorchester calendar. The weather played its part too and certainly brought the crowds out. Here are a few of our favourite photos from Sunday. Roll on next year. Dorset County Show 2014 Gallery  


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Why the Spotlight on Dorset is Great News for Dorchester

Posted on 14th August, 2014

Two Dorset locations (Bridport and Studland Bay) were included in the Times’ list of the top ten places to be seen this year, published last weekend. While Dorset has always been loved and treasured by those who know it, the county is now starting to gain some serious wider recognition, with glowing write-ups in the broadsheets and big-name celebrities starting to discover its unique charms and lifestyle. With Dorset now firmly on everyone’s radar, Dorchester can only benefit from the Read more…


Competition Time – Dorchester Super Sleuth Flag Competition

Posted on 20th July, 2014

The school holidays have just begun and you know what that means …. the Dorchester Super Sleuth Flag Competition is back! This year’s Summer competition is all about the Summer of sport with the Commonwealth games, the Football World Cup and more, which is why we have hidden 115 flags around Dorchester town centre for you to find. Download the Super Sleuth Competition sticker album or grab one from the Dorchester Tourism Information Centre (TIC) at the top of Antelope Read more…