Small Business Saturday Advent Calendar

Small Business Saturday

Wimborne Minster is making a big deal of Small Business Saturday, on 2nd December.

As well as events on Small Business Saturday itself, a different business in Wimborne will be offering an event or promotion on each day leading up to the Saturday.

Click on the button below to find out about today's business and the events and promotions on offer!

Discover Wimborne Minster

Wimborne Minster is a thriving market town in East Dorset with great shopping, facilities, restaurants, accommodation and attractions to appeal to everyone.

Whether you want a fine dining experience or simply a hot drink and a slice of cake, Wimborne has a plethora of restaurants, coffee houses and amazing local pubs that will meet your taste and budget.
Over and above some great national store chains, Wimborne boasts a wide range of unique independent shops that offer great service and a relaxed, friendly shopping experience.
Ideally located for visiting the beautiful Kingston Lacy country house, Wimborne has its own treasures - the Minster Church, art deco Tivoli theatre, Priests House Museum , Walford Mill Craft Centre and its famous Model Town, to name but a few.
Seeking financial, legal, banking or insurance services, Wimborne can offer you a wide choice of businesses to meet your personal needs. The town's business sector covers everything from health and beauty to re-upholstering your favourite armchair.

How to get here

We are delighted that you are looking at how to get to Wimborne Minster. Wimborne Minster is set in the beautiful East Dorset countryside, but only 8 miles approx from Bournemouth and Poole, just 40 minutes from Southampton and Salisbury and just 2 hours from London and Bristol.

What to do in Wimborne

Ideally located for visiting the beautiful Kingston Lacy country house, Wimborne has its own treasures – the Minster Church, art deco Tivoli theatre, Priests House Museum , Walford Mill Craft Centre and its famous Model Town, to name but a few.

Where to stay

For the perfect break in the town, take a look at our collection of accommodation in Wimborne Minster, including hotels, cottages, B&Bs, and holiday parks. With our wide selection, you are sure to find something to suit your needs and requirements.

Food and Drink

Whether you want a fine dining experience or simply a hot drink and a slice of cake, Wimborne has a plethora of restaurants, coffee houses and amazing local pubs that will meet your taste and budget.

What's on

If you would like to suggest an event that we should display on our calendar, please click here.

On our Calendar page please click on the Post your Event tab and fill in the online form to submit your event.

The event should be taking place in Wimborne Minster and be open to the public.

All events are subject to change. For more information please contact Wimborne Tourist Information Centre on 01202 886116.

Upcoming Events

Sep
15
Fri
10:30 am Silver Jewellery with Kathryn Arbon @ Walford Mill Crafts
Silver Jewellery with Kathryn Arbon @ Walford Mill Crafts
Sep 15 @ 10:30 am – Nov 24 @ 2:30 pm
Silver Jewellery with Kathryn Arbon @ Walford Mill Crafts | England | United Kingdom
This is an introductory silver jewellery making course, intended for those who would like to have a go at designing and making their own piece of jewellery. The jewellery making techniques that will be covered…
Nov
23
Thu
all-day Small Business Saturday @ P. Kea... @ P. Keating Butcher
Small Business Saturday @ P. Kea... @ P. Keating Butcher
Nov 23 all-day
Small Business Saturday @ P. Keating Butcher @ P. Keating Butcher | England | United Kingdom
Visit P. Keating Butchers today and enjoy a special offer as part of Small Business Saturday! About P. Keating Butchers Shop Award Winning P. Keating Butchers shop has been in Wimborne Minster since 1907 and has…
7:30 pm The Adult Panto: Sinbad The Seaman @ Tivoli Theatre
The Adult Panto: Sinbad The Seaman @ Tivoli Theatre
Nov 23 @ 7:30 pm
Adult panto – suitable for ages 16+ The Adult Panto:Sinbad the Seaman Hot of the heels of last year’s Adult Panto – PUSS & DICK the Market Theatre Company return to bring to life the…
Nov
24
Fri
all-day Small Business Saturday @ Dacomb... @ Dacombes of Wimborne
Small Business Saturday @ Dacomb... @ Dacombes of Wimborne
Nov 24 all-day
Small Business Saturday @ Dacombes of Wimborne @ Dacombes of Wimborne | England | United Kingdom
Black Friday! Dacombes of Wimborne celebrate Small Business Saturday with a bang with a host of Black Friday Deals and offers. If you’ve been thinking of replacing a household appliance or it’s time to treat…
7:30 pm Elkie Brooks (Sold out) @ Tivoli Theatre
Elkie Brooks (Sold out) @ Tivoli Theatre
Nov 24 @ 7:30 pm
THIS PERFORMANCE SOLD OUT – additional date Friday 17th November 7.30pm on sale now. Elkie Brooks will be celebrating her 70th birthday with a UK tour. Quite simply one of the most successful and popular…
Nov
25
Sat
all-day Small Business Saturday with The...
Small Business Saturday with The...
Nov 25 all-day
Small Business Saturday with The Squash Court Cafe
The Squash Court Dean’s Court and the Squash Court Cafe celebrate Small Business Saturday with face painting all day. With the Christmas Lights Switch-on entertainment, this is a perfect addition to a wonderful family day…
all-day Wimborne Minster Christmas Light... @ The Square
Wimborne Minster Christmas Light... @ The Square
Nov 25 all-day
Wimborne Minster Christmas Lights Switch-On Day! @ The Square | England | United Kingdom
An incredible day of entertainment and festive cheer with the lights switched on in The Square at 4:30pm, followed by the Wimborne Militia on Minster Green.   Why not head over to Deans Court’s beautiful…
Nov
26
Sun
all-day Small Business Saturday with 20%... @ Cantina
Small Business Saturday with 20%... @ Cantina
Nov 26 all-day
Small Business Saturday with 20% Off @ Cantina @ Cantina | England | United Kingdom
The Offer: Cantina Celebrates Small Business Saturday with a 20% discount off every bill! About Cantina: Cantina is a charming and welcoming café delightfully situated in Church Street, Wimborne serving a range of tempting cakes…
Nov
27
Mon
all-day Small Business Saturday @ Summer... @ Summers and Co
Small Business Saturday @ Summer... @ Summers and Co
Nov 27 all-day
Small Business Saturday @ Summers and Co @ Summers and Co | England | United Kingdom
Summers and Co Summers and Co. celebrate small business Saturday with FREE insurance surgery for old and new customers alike. If you’ve ever had an insurance question, now is your chance to ask! Drop in…
Nov
28
Tue
all-day Small Business Saturday @ Dibbens @ Dibbens Solicitors
Small Business Saturday @ Dibbens @ Dibbens Solicitors
Nov 28 all-day
Small Business Saturday @ Dibbens @ Dibbens Solicitors | England | United Kingdom
To celebrate Small Business Saturday, Dibbens solicitors are at your disposal for a FREE legal clinic. If you have a niggling legal question, now is the time to have it answered for FREE! About Dibbens…
Nov
29
Wed
all-day Small Business Saturday at A Lit... @ A Little Decorum
Small Business Saturday at A Lit... @ A Little Decorum
Nov 29 all-day
Small Business Saturday at A Little Decorum @ A Little Decorum | England | United Kingdom
A little Decorum: A special offer for Small Business Saturday with A Little Decorum on West Street. Buy one beautiful handmade necklace and get another half price*! Find the perfect Christmas gift or special treat…
Nov
30
Thu
all-day Small Business Saturday Open Day... @ MJP Law, Wimborne
Small Business Saturday Open Day... @ MJP Law, Wimborne
Nov 30 all-day
Small Business Saturday Open Day @ MJP Law @ MJP Law, Wimborne | England | United Kingdom
We are having an Open Day to support Small Business Saturday. Come in, introduce yourself, meet the team, enjoy some nibbles and possibly ask the odd legal question. Our office is open from 9.00am to…

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Paul and his team at Paul Keating Butchers are hoping to see you today at their shop on 39 East Street. They’ve a lot of fresh goodies waiting for you!
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Paul and his team at Paul Keating Butchers are hoping to see you today at their shop on 39 East Street. They’ve a lot of fresh goodies waiting for you!
#WimborneSBS #SmallBizSatUK #SmallBusinessSaturday

Gullivers Bookshop is a family-run independent bookstore right in the heart of Wimborne, yards from the Minster Green. Pop in and see them today!
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Gullivers Bookshop is a family-run independent bookstore right in the heart of Wimborne, yards from the Minster Green. Pop in and see them today!
#WimborneSBS #SmallBizSatUK #SmallBusinessSaturday

The tree going up! Join us for the light switch on event this Saturday! #Christmas ...

The tree going up! Join us for the light switch on event this Saturday! #Christmas

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Lorraine LewisClaire Venable getting ready to turn on the lights for your birthday day out

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Shelley CramerLovely shaped tree again this year!!! 🎄🎅

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Sam RandleI hope it’s still standing this morning after all that horrible weather last night!!

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Rod Lynne HarveyIts a beautiful tree, the best ever.

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From Saturday, Wimborne will shine brighter than ever before!
We have prepared a day filled with fun and joy. Starting 10.30 am, musicians, dancers and choirs – such as Vocal Impact Youth Choir and Just Sing – will entertain everyone with festive performances which will then lead to the Lights Switch on at 4.30 pm. See you there, Wimborners!
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From Saturday, Wimborne will shine brighter than ever before!
We have prepared a day filled with fun and joy. Starting 10.30 am, musicians, dancers and choirs – such as Vocal Impact Youth Choir and Just Sing – will entertain everyone with festive performances which will then lead to the Lights Switch on at 4.30 pm. See you there, Wimborners!

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Gullivers Bookshop
When was the last time you purchased a book?
If you took too long to answer, it’s probably time to go get a book. The good news is that Gullivers Bookshop are offering a selection of books for adults and children for just £1! And that’s not it! There’s also a lucky dip happening today, which means you can take a mystery book home for FREE!
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Images Around Wimborne Minster

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Christmas Lights 2014
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Folk Festival 2015
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Videos Around Wimborne Minster

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Wimborne Minster – A Dementia Friendly Community

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Wimborne Dementia Friendly Community exists to address four key priorities. These have been identified at a National level but tailored to meet the needs of local communities:-

  • To raise the awareness of dementia in the local community
  • Commit to Action Plans
  • Sign up to a National Dementia Declaration
  • Create Dementia Friendly Communities

On the local scene, our aim over the past 3 or 4 years has been to identify and address as many of the barriers that people living with dementia face when out and about in Wimborne. It has been found nationally that 47% of people living with dementia no longer felt part of their community. Our aim is to improve on this disturbing figure for both local residents and those who choose to holiday in this popular tourist area.

For more information, please contact Debbie Horlock through the Alzheimer’s Society local office in Branksome (01202 764352 or email to Debbie.Horlock@alzheimers.org.uk), email Wimborne Dementia Friendly Community at Wimbornedfc@gmail.com or visit our web page here.

Wimborne Minster – A Fairtrade Town

Wimborne Minster – A Fair Trade Town

Why Fairtrade?

Fairtrade puts more power into the hands of such producers and demonstrates that there are alternatives to large-scale trade, alternatives that work for the producers and for us as consumers.

The Fairtrade Foundation certifies products as fairly traded and awards the Fairtrade Mark.

Representatives of local businesses, schools and the Town Council, working with fairtrade volunteers, helped Wimborne achieve Fairtrade Town status in 2006. Since then the number of shops, cafes, restaurants and residential accommodation offering fairly traded goods has more than trebled.

For more information on the work of the Wimborne Fairtrade Group, please contact its conveyor, Robert Pearce, on 01202 886651.

Town Twinning

Wimborne Minster is twinned
with Valognes, France and Ochsenfurt, Germany

Wimborne / Valognes

The Wimborne/Valognes Twinning Association was founded in 1968 under the auspices of Wimborne Town Council and is one of the oldest such associations in the country. Valognes is a town of similar size to Wimborne and is situated about 13 miles south of Cherbourg in the Manche Department, which is itself twinned with the county of Dorset.

The objectives of the Association are to foster and promote goodwill between organisations and individuals of these two communities in a variety of ways, e.g. school exchanges, exchange visits and by encouraging a greater knowledge of the other community’s environment and lifestyles. Anyone interested in furthering these objectives may become a member on payment of a small subscription, which includes a quarterly newsletter.

The Association currently has around 200 members who enjoy a full and varied programme of events throughout the year, which help to raise funds for the entertainment of our French visitors, usually a group of about 25 to 30, on their visits every other year, hosted by members. In alternate years, a group from Wimborne visits Valognes when they are in turn hosted and receive a very warm welcome and a full programme of entertainments. Many lasting friendships have been formed in this way.

Wimborne / Ochsenfurt

Ochsenfurt is Wimborne’s twin Town in Germany. It is situated south of Würzburg, roughly half way between Frankfurt and Nurnberg, and stands on the River Main, a navigable tributary of the Rhine. This area of northern Bavaria is famed for its beers and white wines.

The region has had a connection with Wimborne since 740 A.D. when nuns from the powerful monastery in Wimborne were sent as missionaries to that part of Germany (Franconia). They are remembered to this day as Patron Saints of towns and villages there.

The Wimborne/Ochsenfurt Twinning Association was founded in 1989, when Wimborne Minster Town Council agreed to the formal twinning of the two towns.

Some visits have been made by specific groups e.g. students, orchestral musicians, choirs, scouts and sportsmen, but the majority of the exchanges have been general visits to and from Ochsenfurt, usually in alternate years. This enables members who do not belong to any formal group to stay with a family and get to know people, the picturesque town and the surrounding area. Visitors from the Wimborne area have always been most hospitably received.

Wimborne / Valognes
Wimborne / Valognes
Wimborne / Ochsenfurt
Wimborne / Ochsenfurt

The Historic Town Trail

The Historic Town trail consists of three separate trails which can be combined into one enjoyable two hour trail around historic Wimborne or done individually, according to time available.

Positioned around the trail are 12 green plaques located at places of special historic interest (see below). A leaflet including a map showing the location of the plaques is available for £1 from the Tourist Information Office and the Town Council Office.

  • First Methodist Church
  • Old Grammar School
  • Deans Court Lane
  • Albion Inn
  • Matthew Prior’s Birthplace
  • Allendale House
  • Wimborne Parish Workhouse
  • Priest’s House Museum
  • The Tivoli Theatre
  • Gulliver House
  • Victoria Hospital
  • Wimborne Railway Station

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BID Directors

Wimborne BID Directors

Ian Faulkner Chairman
Email: ianfaulkner@wimborne.info

Martin Brunt Vice Chairman
Email: martin.brunt@sjpp.co.uk

Eileen Worth Events
Email: eileenworth@sky.com

Chris Slocock Marketing and advertising
Email: chrisslocock@printsolutions.co.uk

Mike Dyer East Dorset District Council representative
Email: cllr.mdyer@eastdorsetdc.gov.uk

Ben Richardson Marketing and advertising
Email: ben@harkerandbullman.co.uk

Laura Green Events
Email: laura@butchersdogdorset.com

Richard Nunn Cleaner, Greener, Safer and Wimborne Minster Town Council representative
Email: richardnunn@talktalk.net

Inga Pope Cleaner, Greener, Safer
Email: ip@mjplaw.co.uk

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Contact Us

Wimborne BID Office
Allendale House
Hanham Road
Wimborne Minster
Dorset
BH21 1AS

BID Manager

Tammy Sleet
office@wimborne.info

Wimborne BID
Chamber of Trade & Commerce
Wimborne Minster Town Council

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