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

Apr
24
Tue
Nordic Walking Workout @ Kingston Lacy House
Apr 24 @ 9:30 am – Dec 11 @ 10:30 am
Nordic Walking Workout @ Kingston Lacy House | Wimborne Minster | England | United Kingdom

These Nordic Walking workout classes are suitable for competent Nordic walkers who have already completed their “learn to” course and are looking for a regular exercise routine, every Tuesday morning, led by a qualified Nordic Walking UK instructor around the beautiful grounds of Kingston Lacy. Booking essential by calling Moors Valley on 01425 480811.

Jun
22
Fri
Crooners @ Tivoli Theatre
Jun 22 @ 7:30 pm – Jun 23 @ 5:30 pm
Crooners @ Tivoli Theatre | England | United Kingdom

Calling all fans of Rat Pack and the American Song Book!

Crooners is a brand new music show bringing all your much-loved, Big Band hits to the stage, with a very unique and quintessentially British twist on the genre and it returns to Wimborne for what should be another rip roaring evening!

Packed with personality and humour, Crooners follows the story of three British gentlemen who ooze the characteristics of a crooner – suave, self-assured, stylish – weaving their way through an impressive back catalogue of hits including Come Fly With Me, Beyond the Sea, Fly Me to the Moon, Mac the Knife and many, many more.

Performed alongside one of the most prolific swing bands in the UK, The Mini Big Band, and written in conjunction with comedy writer and performer Roman Marek, this show promises to be one swingin’ affair.

Jun
23
Sat
Wimborne Vintage Bicycle Ride & VDUB at the PUB Festival @ VDUB at the PUB Festival
Jun 23 all-day
Wimborne Vintage Bicycle Ride & VDUB at the PUB Festival @ VDUB at the PUB Festival | England | United Kingdom

Dig out your best tweed, retro cycle shirts & vintage outfits and join us for the Wimborne Vintage Cycle Ride from the VDUB at the PUB Festival!
Vintage Ride is on Saturday, 23rd June. Ticket prices from £10.

Summers in Dorset conjure up wonderful memories…. cream teas, cold drinks and leisurely cycling. Come and indulge your nostalgia for these days gone by and take part in the annual Wimborne Minster Vintage Bicycle Ride on Saturday 23rd June 2018. In conjunction with the VDUB at the PUB Festival (22nd-24th June), celebrate a day of vintage clothing, makeup, hair and bicycles. Wearing your best vintage and tweed, you will set out from the VDub at the Pub Festival for a ride with a bit of style, stopping for a tea/ginger beer at a local pub before returning to the Festival for a cream tea and a barn dance. Great for families.
So what are you waiting for? Come along for a jaunty ride through the country lanes of Dorset. The Festival raises money for Dorset & Air Ambulance as well as participating in Bike Week.

For tickets, information, and camping upgrades visit www.vdubatthepub.com or email cycle@vdubatthepub.com.

Tally Ho!

Jun
29
Fri
Arts and Crafts Exhibition @ Wimborne Model Town
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – Jul 2 @ 5:00 pm
Arts and Crafts Exhibition @ Wimborne Model Town | England | United Kingdom

Lace making, painting, textile art and more including demonstrations are presented by volunteers and friends of Wimborne Model Town over three days 29 June – 1st July

2 for 1 entry voucher is available online https://bit.ly/2xtoOut

Jul
21
Sat
Wimborne History Festival @ Various sites around Wimborne
Jul 21 – Jul 22 all-day
Wimborne History Festival @ Various sites around Wimborne | Wimborne Minster | England | United Kingdom

To commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War and to mark 100 years since woman gained the vote, the 2018 Wimborne History Festival will focus on these two periods of history. This year’s festival will be held in the centre of Wimborne Minster and will be free of charge.

Dorset Farmers’ Market @ Wimborne Square
Jul 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

There is a great range of fresh, local loveliness for sale at each Dorset Farmers’ Market. You can bring a shopping list and chat with our farmers, producers and growers directly to find out just what you are buying. Look further down the page & see how you can be sure it’s the good stuff.

If you are a courageous cook or a nervy novice you can get tips & pick up the ingredients for your Dorset delights. If you are just a fan of great food and drink you can choose what you need from your weekly shopping list & perhaps a treat or two for the weekend. You can buy meals made by someone else when you fancy a break from the cooking & snacks to make up a quick lunch or a seaside picnic. For foodie friends (and who isn’t) the Markets are a great place for a gift to thank the dog walker, the baby sitter or surprise someone with a proper taste of Dorset Birthday present.

Rock for Heroes! @ Tivoli Theatre
Jul 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:15 pm
Rock for Heroes! @ Tivoli Theatre | England | United Kingdom

Are you ready to ROCK! Immerse yourself in the incredible new live music experience with Rock For Heroes. Bringing the perfect combination of your favourite Rock & Pop artist across the eras, in celebration of an incredible cause Help for Heroes.

We will be collecting for this amazing cause, after every show. Performed by a full live rock band and superb singers, It’s the must see show of the year. With music from artists such as Dire Straits, Status Quo, Queen, David Bowie, Madonna, Spandau Ballet, Bryan Adams, Elton John, Simple Minds and so many more. You won’t see a bad wig here, this isn’t a tribute act this is simply paying tribute, the best way we can to the legends in music.

Be part of Rock For Heroes.

Jul
28
Sat
Dig It! @ Priest's House Museum and Garden
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Dig It! @ Priest's House Museum and Garden | England | United Kingdom

Archaeology activities for all the family. Part of the Festival of British Archaeology.

Jul
31
Tue
Little Explorers @ Priest's House Museum and Garden
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Little Explorers @ Priest's House Museum and Garden | | |

Activities, stories and games (age 2+).

Aug
4
Sat
Summer Fete @ Priest's House Museum and Garden
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Summer Fete @ Priest's House Museum and Garden | | |

Summer fete in the museum’s garden with a range of stalls and family games.

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, its famous Model Town and its covered market, 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


BID Directors

Wimborne BID Directors

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

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

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

Laura Green Events
Email: laura@butchersdogdorset.com 

Simon Thomas Events
Email: simoncthomas@outlook.com

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

Georgie Boyd Cleaner, Greener, Safer
Email: enquiries@thethirstybird.co.uk

Martin Pate Business Support
Email: mp@mjplaw.co.uk

For media enquiries please contact office@wimborne.info.

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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