A month of events showcasing Wimborne Minster throughout
April 2017

Discover Wimborne April 2017
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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.

Events in Wimborne Minster

Wimborne Minster is full of colourful events all year round. Dance at the folk festival or sample some of the local delights at the food fair.

Folk Festival
Folk Festival
Spitfire Day
Spitfire Day
Action Sports Weekend
Action Sports Weekend
Wimborne Food and Drink Festival
Wimborne Food and Drink Festival

What's on

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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

Mar
6
Mon
10:00 am Writing for Pleasure and Profit ... @ Allendale House
Writing for Pleasure and Profit ... @ Allendale House
Mar 6 @ 10:00 am – Apr 10 @ 12:00 pm
Writing for Pleasure and Profit course @ Allendale House |  |  |
Have you always wanted to write? Now is your chance! Whether you want to develop a useful second income or graduate to a full time occupation as a feature writer and author of fiction, this…
Mar
26
Sun
all-day Introduction to Wood Engraving w... @ Walford Mill Crafts
Introduction to Wood Engraving w... @ Walford Mill Crafts
Mar 26 all-day
Introduction to Wood Engraving with Robin Mackenzie @ Walford Mill Crafts |  |  |
On this one day introduction to Wood Engraving students will be taught the principles of designing for engraving, how to engrave into a block of end grain wood and how to print from the finished…
8:00 am XMiles Tailwind Nutrition – Run ... @ XMiles Store - Wimborne
XMiles Tailwind Nutrition – Run ... @ XMiles Store - Wimborne
Mar 26 @ 8:00 am – 11:45 am
XMiles Tailwind Nutrition - Run & Product Testing Events @ XMiles Store - Wimborne |  |  |
TAILWIND NUTRITION – RUN & PRODUCT TESTING EVENT 20 Mile Trail Run COME AND JOIN XMILES AT OUR WIMBORNE HQ AND STORE ON SUNDAY 26TH MARCH FOR OUR 1ST TAILWIND RUN & PRODUCT TESTING EVENT.…
Mar
31
Fri
9:30 am The Art of Joan Eardley Art Hist... @ Allendale House
The Art of Joan Eardley Art Hist... @ Allendale House
Mar 31 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
The Art of Joan Eardley Art History study morning @ Allendale House |  |  |
Joan Eardley (1921-1963) was one of the best-loved Scottish artists of the twentieth century. Her powerful and expressive paintings transformed her everyday surroundings, including the rugged Scottish coastline and Glasgow’s street children. Eardley is cherished…
10:00 am Free Valuation Day for Jewellery @ George Kidner Auctioneers and Valuers
Free Valuation Day for Jewellery @ George Kidner Auctioneers and Valuers
Mar 31 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Free Valuation Day for Jewellery @ George Kidner Auctioneers and Valuers |  |  |
On Friday 31st March a specialist in antiques will be available from 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 3pm to offer FREE verbal valuations on jewellery including precious and semi-precious stones, gold, silver, pearls and…
Apr
1
Sat
all-day Build Your Own Pinhole Camera wi... @ Walford Mill Crafts
Build Your Own Pinhole Camera wi... @ Walford Mill Crafts
Apr 1 all-day
Build Your Own Pinhole Camera with Kelly Angood @ Walford Mill Crafts |  |  |
Build your own working pinhole camera with The Pop-Up Pinhole Company. You will learn about the fundamentals of photography and the history of pinhole photography, followed by making and shooting with your own working cardboard…
all-day Discover Wimborne with The Prese... @ Present Company
Discover Wimborne with The Prese... @ Present Company
Apr 1 – Apr 15 all-day
Discover Wimborne with The Present Company @ Present Company | England | United Kingdom
Children’s Competition as part of Discover Wimborne.
9:00 am Discover Wimborne with Holman’s @ Holman’s
Discover Wimborne with Holman’s @ Holman’s
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Discover Wimborne with Holman’s @ Holman’s |  |  |
Visit our new showroom and the launch of the new Panasonic range! Purchases on the day on in-store items will qualify for 10% discount!
9:00 am Discover Wimborne with Minster S... @ Minster Sweets
Discover Wimborne with Minster S... @ Minster Sweets
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Discover Wimborne with Minster Sweets @ Minster Sweets  | England | United Kingdom
Competition – guess the number of sweets in a jar! Free to enter.
9:00 am Discover Wimborne with Wimborne ... @ Wimborne Chilli Shop
Discover Wimborne with Wimborne ... @ Wimborne Chilli Shop
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Discover Wimborne with Wimborne Chilli Shop @ Wimborne Chilli Shop | England | United Kingdom
Taste a variety of rare chillis including the famous Dorset Naga!
10:00 am Discover Wimborne with Dorset Yo... @ Dorset Youth Marching band
Discover Wimborne with Dorset Yo... @ Dorset Youth Marching band
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Discover Wimborne with Dorset Youth Marching band @ Dorset Youth Marching band |  |  |
Come along and watch Wimborne’s own Town Band in action!
10:00 am Discover Wimborne with Fairground @ Fairground
Discover Wimborne with Fairground @ Fairground
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Discover Wimborne with Fairground @ Fairground | Corn Market | England | United Kingdom
Competition: Guess the number of sweets in a jar!
10:00 am Discover Wimborne with Holland a... @ Holland and Barrett
Discover Wimborne with Holland a... @ Holland and Barrett
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Discover Wimborne with Holland and Barrett @ Holland and Barrett |  |  |
Come and meet the Health Experts – Sports nutrition and mature health
10:00 am Discover Wimborne with Model Town @ Model Town
Discover Wimborne with Model Town @ Model Town
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Discover Wimborne with Model Town @ Model Town
Our new season starts today! Join the Mayor for the grand opening!
10:00 am Discover Wimborne with Short and... @ Short and Sweet Co
Discover Wimborne with Short and... @ Short and Sweet Co
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Discover Wimborne with Short and Sweet Co. @ Short and Sweet Co | England | United Kingdom
Join us to celebrate the launch of our new menu in partnership with Minster Greens. Take part in our new competition!
10:00 am WIMBORNE MODEL TOWN – GRAND REO... @ Wimborne Model Town
WIMBORNE MODEL TOWN – GRAND REO... @ Wimborne Model Town
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am
WIMBORNE MODEL TOWN  - GRAND REOPENING 2017 SEASON @ Wimborne Model Town |  |  |
Wimborne’s Mayor, Councillor Sue Cook officially reopens the Model Town for the 2017 season at 10am. There is plenty to discover including the return of the Minster Bells, our new Audio Guide and a brand…
10:30 am Discover Wimborne with Affordabl... @ Affordable Art
Discover Wimborne with Affordabl... @ Affordable Art
Apr 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Discover Wimborne with Affordable Art @ Affordable Art  |  |  |
Watercolour demo at 10:30 and Acrylic painting demo 1:30
10:30 am Discover Wimborne with Walford Mill @ Walford Mill
Discover Wimborne with Walford Mill @ Walford Mill
Apr 1 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Discover Wimborne with Walford Mill @ Walford Mill
Build your own Pinhole Camera workshop – Tel: 01202 841400 to reserve your kit! (+ £34 for materials)
11:00 am Discover Wimborne with No 9 on t... @ No 9 on the Green
Discover Wimborne with No 9 on t... @ No 9 on the Green
Apr 1 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Discover Wimborne with No 9 on the Green @ No 9 on the Green |  |  |
Delicious bread tasting from the famous Hedgehog Bakery and award winning preserves from Dorset with Love
12:00 pm Discover Wimborne with Piccolo M... @ Piccolo Mondo
Discover Wimborne with Piccolo M... @ Piccolo Mondo
Apr 1 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Discover Wimborne with Piccolo Mondo @ Piccolo Mondo | England | United Kingdom
Lunchtime special offer – half a pizza and salad or garlic bread for £4.95
12:19 pm Discover Wimborne with The Risin... @ The Rising Sun
Discover Wimborne with The Risin... @ The Rising Sun
Apr 1 @ 12:19 pm
Discover Wimborne with The Rising Sun @ The Rising Sun | England | United Kingdom
Live music every Saturday night from 9pm. Over 18s only.
1:30 pm Discover Wimborne with Affordabl... @ Affordable Art
Discover Wimborne with Affordabl... @ Affordable Art
Apr 1 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Discover Wimborne with Affordable Art @ Affordable Art  |  |  |
Watercolour demo at 10:30 and Acrylic painting demo 1:30
2:00 pm Discover Wimborne with Malcolm A... @ Malcolm Angel
Discover Wimborne with Malcolm A... @ Malcolm Angel
Apr 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Discover Wimborne with Malcolm Angel @ Malcolm Angel |  |  |
Facts, Myths and Legends of the town – meet on the Green for the tour
7:00 pm Discover Wimborne with The Gin H... @ The Gin House
Discover Wimborne with The Gin H... @ The Gin House
Apr 1 @ 7:00 pm
Discover Wimborne with The Gin House @ The Gin House | England | United Kingdom
Buy any gin and tonic from our new range throughout April and enter a draw to win a gin flight experience!
7:30 pm Snake Davis – Classic Sax Solos @ Tivoli Theatre
Snake Davis – Classic Sax Solos @ Tivoli Theatre
Apr 1 @ 7:30 pm
Snake Davis – Classic Sax Solos @ Tivoli Theatre | Wimborne Minster | England | United Kingdom
Snake Davis and his Band Sax is the favourite instrument for many folk, and for good reason. Saxophone, in the right hands, is so emotional, so passionate; it sings, screams, whispers. Snake Davis is one…
Apr
2
Sun
all-day Fabric Landscape with Imogen Bit... @ Walford Mill Crafts
Fabric Landscape with Imogen Bit... @ Walford Mill Crafts
Apr 2 all-day
Fabric Landscape with Imogen Bittner @ Walford Mill Crafts |  |  |
On this one-day course, several techniques such as stitch, appliqué, collage and paint will be used to build up a landscape. This stitching is used to outline and ‘draw’ in the detail, incorporating a simple,…

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Latest News

Wimborne Minster BID shared CW Marketing's event.

Another great event as part of the #discoverwimborne programme of events throughout April. Look forward to seeing lots of the business community at this free marketing seminar!
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Email Marketing Seminar

April 25, 2017, 5:15pm

Priest's House Museum & Garden

In light of Wimborne BID's Discover Wimborne campaign, we are hosting a seminar which will provide an introduction to MailChimp and how to use the tool for engaging with existing and prospective clients. Admission is free. Offer - 10% off CW Marketing services for event attendees* Items being covered include: - Campaign planning - How to achieve high delivery rates - Subject line optimisation to increase customer open rates - Creating content that provokes action - Using automation and when to follow up - The elements needed for a successful website landing page To book your place at this free event, please email jess@cwmarketing.co.uk (max 2 people per company) Please extend this invitation to any other businesses or individuals who would benefit from attending.

Email Marketing Seminar

Wimborne Minster BID shared Wimborne Osteopathic Clinic's photo. ...

Here they are - pop in and pick up your #DiscoverWimborne brochure

Images Around Wimborne Minster

Action Sports Weekend 2015
Christmas Lights 2014
F1 mystery driver - F1 Day 2013
Folk Festival 2015
MG Owner's Club Day

Videos Around Wimborne Minster

Video: Aspects of Wimborne

Video: Radio Wimborne promotional video

Wimborne Minster – A Fair Trade 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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Wimborne Minster, Dorset

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

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Tammy Sleet
office@wimborne.info

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