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

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

Apr
18
Tue
all-day Discover Wimborne with the Prese... @ Present Company
Discover Wimborne with the Prese... @ Present Company
Apr 18 – Apr 30 all-day
Discover Wimborne with the Present Company @ Present Company | England | United Kingdom
Buy a gift and we will wrap it for you! Part of the Discover Wimborne event.
Apr
25
Tue
9:00 am Discover Wimborne with Minster S... @ Minster Sweets
Discover Wimborne with Minster S... @ Minster Sweets
Apr 25 @ 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.
10:00 am Discover Wimborne with Fairground @ Fairground
Discover Wimborne with Fairground @ Fairground
Apr 25 @ 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 Short and... @ Short and Sweet Co
Discover Wimborne with Short and... @ Short and Sweet Co
Apr 25 @ 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!
12:00 pm Discover Wimborne with Piccolo M... @ Piccolo Mondo
Discover Wimborne with Piccolo M... @ Piccolo Mondo
Apr 25 @ 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
2:00 pm Discover Wimborne with Edinburgh... @ Edinburgh Woollen Mill
Discover Wimborne with Edinburgh... @ Edinburgh Woollen Mill
Apr 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Discover Wimborne with Edinburgh Woollen Mill @ Edinburgh Woollen Mill |  |  |
Fashion show with refreshments – come and see our new season stock!
5:00 pm Discover Wimborne with CW Market... @ CW Marketing Seminar at the Priest’s House Museum
Discover Wimborne with CW Market... @ CW Marketing Seminar at the Priest’s House Museum
Apr 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Discover Wimborne with CW Marketing Seminar at the Priest’s House Museum @ CW Marketing Seminar at the Priest’s House Museum |  |  |
Business marketing seminar– register at jess@cwmarketing.co.uk
6:00 pm Discover Wimborne with The Thirs... @ Thirsty Bird
Discover Wimborne with The Thirs... @ Thirsty Bird
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Discover Wimborne with The Thirsty Bird @ Thirsty Bird | England | United Kingdom
Pimp Your Prossecco – free pimping of any fizz all evening!
6:45 pm Discover Wimborne with X-Miles @ X-Miles
Discover Wimborne with X-Miles @ X-Miles
Apr 25 @ 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm
Discover Wimborne with X-Miles @ X-Miles | England | United Kingdom
Weekly running club. Meet at the shop on Leigh Road for a 6 mile run – all abilities welcome.
7:00 pm Discover Wimborne with Angel’s C... @ Angel's Coffee Shop
Discover Wimborne with Angel’s C... @ Angel's Coffee Shop
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Discover Wimborne with Angel's Coffee Shop @ Angel's Coffee Shop | England | United Kingdom
  In association with Critical Hit Games, Angels Coffee Shop in Wimborne brings you Games Night Tuesdays, every Tuesday evening in April, from 7pm as part of the Discover Wimborne event. Bring your own games…
7:00 pm Discover Wimborne with The Butch... @ The Butchers Dog
Discover Wimborne with The Butch... @ The Butchers Dog
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Discover Wimborne with The Butchers Dog @ The Butchers Dog
Beer club, 6 beer tastings, nibbles and beer chat. Head to the bar to buy your tickets in advance
Apr
26
Wed
9:00 am Discover Wimborne with Minster S... @ Minster Sweets
Discover Wimborne with Minster S... @ Minster Sweets
Apr 26 @ 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.
10:00 am Discover Wimborne with Fairground @ Fairground
Discover Wimborne with Fairground @ Fairground
Apr 26 @ 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 Harold G ... @ Village Green Cafe
Discover Wimborne with Harold G ... @ Village Green Cafe
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Discover Wimborne with Harold G Walker Solicitors @ The Village Green Café @ Village Green Cafe | England | United Kingdom
Come and along and meet Harold G Walker’s team of Solicitors at the Village Green Cafe. They’ll be available to offer free no-obligation legal advice on variety of subjects including; • Family Law • Wills…
10:00 am Discover Wimborne with Short and... @ Short and Sweet Co
Discover Wimborne with Short and... @ Short and Sweet Co
Apr 26 @ 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!
10:30 am Silver Jewellery @ Walford Mill Crafts
Silver Jewellery @ Walford Mill Crafts
Apr 26 @ 10:30 am – Jul 5 @ 2:30 pm
Silver Jewellery @ Walford Mill Crafts |  |  |
This is a 10 week, introductory sliver 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…
11:00 am Discover Wimborne with Soul Sere... @ Soul Serenity
Discover Wimborne with Soul Sere... @ Soul Serenity
Apr 26 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Discover Wimborne with Soul Serenity @ Soul Serenity |  |  |
Sample the delights of this secret spa and try out a taster mini massage!
12:00 pm Discover Wimborne with Piccolo M... @ Piccolo Mondo
Discover Wimborne with Piccolo M... @ Piccolo Mondo
Apr 26 @ 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
1:00 pm Discover Wimborne with Deans Court @ Deans Court
Discover Wimborne with Deans Court @ Deans Court
Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Discover Wimborne with Deans Court @ Deans Court
House and grounds of Deans Court are open for a guided tour – reserve your space at jonathan@deanscourt.org and pay on the day!
2:20 pm Discover Wimborne with Deans Court @ Deans Court
Discover Wimborne with Deans Court @ Deans Court
Apr 26 @ 2:20 pm – 3:20 pm
Discover Wimborne with Deans Court @ Deans Court
House and grounds of Deans Court are open for a guided tour – reserve your space at jonathan@deanscourt.org and pay on the day!
3:00 pm Discover Wimborne with Lester Brunt @ Lester Brunt
Discover Wimborne with Lester Brunt @ Lester Brunt
Apr 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Discover Wimborne with Lester Brunt @ Lester Brunt |  |  |
Come along and meet the experts on Inheritance Tax – to reserve a place email lesterbrunt@sjpp.co.uk or Tel: 01202 695801
6:00 pm Discover Wimborne with Lester Brunt @ Lester Brunt
Discover Wimborne with Lester Brunt @ Lester Brunt
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Discover Wimborne with Lester Brunt @ Lester Brunt |  |  |
Come along and meet the experts on Inheritance Tax – to reserve a place email lesterbrunt@sjpp.co.uk or Tel: 01202 695801
Apr
27
Thu
6:00 am Discover Wimborne with X Miles @ X Miles
Discover Wimborne with X Miles @ X Miles
Apr 27 @ 6:00 am – 7:30 am
Discover Wimborne with X Miles @ X Miles | England | United Kingdom
Weekly Run club for all abilities. Meet at the shop for a six mile run.
9:00 am Discover Wimborne with Minster S... @ Minster Sweets
Discover Wimborne with Minster S... @ Minster Sweets
Apr 27 @ 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.
10:00 am Discover Wimborne with Fairground @ Fairground
Discover Wimborne with Fairground @ Fairground
Apr 27 @ 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 Short and... @ Short and Sweet Co
Discover Wimborne with Short and... @ Short and Sweet Co
Apr 27 @ 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!
12:00 pm Discover Wimborne with Piccolo M... @ Piccolo Mondo
Discover Wimborne with Piccolo M... @ Piccolo Mondo
Apr 27 @ 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
2:00 pm Discover Wimborne with Wimborne ... @ Wimborne Library
Discover Wimborne with Wimborne ... @ Wimborne Library
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Discover Wimborne with Wimborne Library @ Wimborne Library |  |  |
Reminiscence group – The library and Priest’s House museum join forces!
2:15 pm Discover Wimborne with Wimborne ... @ Wimborne Library
Discover Wimborne with Wimborne ... @ Wimborne Library
Apr 27 @ 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Discover Wimborne with Wimborne Library @ Wimborne Library | England | United Kingdom
Weekly iPad and tablet cafe – learn how to use your iPad or tablet from an experienced tutor in a relaxed, supportive environment.
2:30 pm Discover Wimborne with Priest’s ... @ Priest’s House Museum
Discover Wimborne with Priest’s ... @ Priest’s House Museum
Apr 27 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Discover Wimborne with Priest’s House Museum and Tourist Information Centre @ Priest’s House Museum
Interested in being a volunteer? Meet our volunteers over tea and cake! The Priest’s House Museum and Tourist Information Centre are merging to provide the best customer experience to visitors and ensure the future of…
5:30 pm Discover Wimborne with Summers & Co @ Summers & Co
Discover Wimborne with Summers & Co @ Summers & Co
Apr 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Discover Wimborne with Summers & Co @ Summers & Co |  |  |
Meet the insurance experts at Allendale House and wine tasting in partnership with Waitrose – hear about how your business and personal assets are at risk from your business decisions and the insurance protection available- reserve…
7:00 pm Discover Wimborne with Julia’s H... @ Julia’s House
Discover Wimborne with Julia’s H... @ Julia’s House
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Discover Wimborne with Julia’s House @ Julia’s House
Ladies night at Colehill Cricket club – tickets available from Julia’s House shop – 7 Eastbrook Row
7:30 pm Discover Wimborne with Cloisters @ Cloisters
Discover Wimborne with Cloisters @ Cloisters
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Discover Wimborne with Cloisters @ Cloisters
Quiz night – winner takes all! Cocktails from 6:30 (charge applies) – tickets from the cafe
8:00 pm Count Arthur Strong @ Tivoli Theatre
Count Arthur Strong @ Tivoli Theatre
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm
Count Arthur Strong @ Tivoli Theatre | Wimborne Minster | England | United Kingdom
Komedia Entertainment and Live Nation Present Count Arthur Strong Count Arthur Strong brings you…‘The Sound of Mucus’ Using stories and other things that are secret, Count Arthur Strong, showbiz legend, pays tribute to one of…
8:00 pm Discover Wimborne with the Oddfe... @ The Oddfellows Arms
Discover Wimborne with the Oddfe... @ The Oddfellows Arms
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Discover Wimborne with the Oddfellows Arms @ The Oddfellows Arms | England | United Kingdom
Live music every Thursday night from 8pm from the smallest and friendliest pub in Dorset!

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 Model Town is holding its Railway Weekend over the May Day bank holiday weekend, 29 April – 1st May. #DiscoverWimborne ...

Wimborne Model Town is holding its Railway Weekend over the May Day bank holiday weekend, 29 April – 1st May. #DiscoverWimborne

Wimborne Minster BID shared Julia's House children's hospice's event.

Fancy a night of pampering ladies and supporting a great cause at the same time? Look no further........
Lots of fun awaits you on Thursday night at Julia's House Ladies night from 7pm at Colehill Cricket Club.
Tickets available from Julia's House shop, Crown Mead, Wimborne!
Look forward to seeing you there!
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Ladies Night

April 27, 2017, 7:00pm

Colehill Sports and Social Club

A fun night of pamering, delicious food and drink, plenty of bargains from our range of products at the local trader stalls and so much more!

Ladies Night

Wimborne Minster BID shared CW Marketing's event.

There are a few places left on this FREE #discoverwimborne marketing seminar tomorrow! to book your place email: jess@cwmarketing.co.uk
Look forward to seeing you there tomorrow!
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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

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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Allendale House
Hanham Road
Wimborne Minster
Dorset
BH21 1AS

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