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.

Upcoming Events

12:00 am
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…
12:00 am
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…
The Square
12:00 am
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…
Cantina
12:00 am
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…
Summers and Co
12:00 am
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…
Dibbens Solicitors
12:00 am
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…
A Little Decorum
12:00 am
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…
MJP Law, Wimborne
12:00 am
Affordable Studio Art As part of Small Business Saturday, Affordable Studio Art gives you a special opportunity to come and view their work, ask questions and find out the story behind the art. About Affordable…
Affordable Studio Art
12:00 am
During this workshop you will make a beautiful Christmas stocking with applique detail and gorgeous cream faux fur cuff, ready for any festive mantlepiece. You will learn to applique Christmas present shapes, plus how to…
Walford Mill Crafts
12:00 am
Wimborne Businesses are making a big deal of Small Business Saturday! On each of the last 25 days, a different business has offered an event or promotion. We have seen money-off promotions, free gifts, food and…
Wimborne Minster
Dec 2 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
4:00 pm
Late night shopping rounds off Small Business Saturday celebrations. A custom build fairground organ providesa unique accompaniment to your shopping and the East Street party continues with live entertainment and activities for all the family.
Wimborne Minster
12:00 am
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…
Walford Mill Crafts
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
7:00 pm
A warm welcome to all those who enjoy great acoustic music. Featuring Damian Clarke, Bob Carter, & Tin Angel
Royal British Legion
Dec 4 @ 1:45 pm – 3:00 pm
1:45 pm
Talented music students from QE School perform on the Square and then at the Library. Enjoy festive music as you meander through the cobbled courtyards and winding streets of Wimborne Minster.
Wimborne Square and Wimborne Library
Dec 6 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
11:00 am
We are so thrilled to welcome the students of Witchampton School to sing as part of our Christmas celebrations for the first time.
The Square
12:00 am
During this one day course you will create a festive snowy driftwood harbour and hanging cottage tree decoration, using driftwood and reclaimed wood and materials. Paint and create your own festive seascape to take home…
Walford Mill Crafts
Dec 9 all-day
12:00 am
On this course you will be provided with prepared pieces so that you can begin the process of shaping and assembling your box straight away. You will make a small tray, to get you familiar…
Walford Mill Crafts
12:00 am
Each year the Wimborne Save the Children Christmas parade raises more funds for this wonderful charity. Visit Wimborne for a wonderful family day out with entertainment all day. The parade floats leave Cobhams at around…
The Square
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
10:00 am
Stir a bowl of Mrs Beeton’s Christmas pudding mix, make a wish and taste the finished product. The house will be festively decorated.
Priest's House Museum and Garden
12:00 am
Suitable for aged 14+ You will be guided through the steps necessary to create a cute little Robin from wool fibres. You will be shown how to form a shape and then add colour and…
Walford Mill Crafts
12:00 am
Get into the festive spirit by using willow to create miniature reindeer and Christmas trees. This workshop is suitable for beginners.
Walford Mill Crafts
Dec 13 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 28 @ 10:00 pm
12:00 pm
The Christmas Alpine Bar returns with a family friendly atmosphere. Children’s activities and family entertainment from 12-10pm. Please check https://www.facebook.com/alpinebarwimborne/ for opening times.  
Wimborne Square
Dec 14 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
4:00 pm
The Alpine Bar provides entertainment and refreshments for your late night Christmas Shopping!
Wimborne Minster
Dec 15 @ 1:45 pm – 3:00 pm
1:45 pm
Talented music students from QE School perform on the Square and then at the Library. Enjoy festive music as you meander through the cobbled courtyards and winding streets of Wimborne Minster.
Wimborne Square and Library
Dec 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
5:00 pm
Radio Wimborne’s stunning light show returns. Beautiful images are projected onto the walls of the Minster in a magical show with music. Sponsored by Wimborne BID and Wimborne Minster Town Council  
Minster Green
Dec 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
10:00 am
Performances at 10am, 1pm and 3pm starting at the Square at 10am. The Walnut Crackers bring a hilarious festive show to Wimborne’s outdoor spaces.
The Square, Wimborne Minster
Dec 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
6:00 pm
Carols in the Corn Market is a magical carol service which offers a little sanctuary and spirituality on the Friday before Christmas. Join the community in singing popular Christmas songs and hymns in this lovely…
The Corn Market
Dec 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
11:00 am
The Dorset Youth Marching Band bring Christmas to Wimborne Minster! A collection for the Mayor’s Charities.
Wimborne Square

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.

Contact the BID

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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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