Top things to do in Dorset this March
Spring is bursting out all over in Dorset. Discover the natural wonders of the season with guided walks, explore the landscape around Corfe Castle, learn about the history of a lost rural industry and find out about love and loss in the life of Thomas Hardy at Max Gate near Dorchester.
Come and try your hand at this traditional craft at Max Gate, near Dorchester. All materials and tools will be provided. No experience needed and small groups will ensure personal attention with everyone leaving with a finished panel.
This group should interest anyone who loves the countryside around Studland in Purbeck. Get outdoors to fill your lungs and stretch your muscles while doing your bit for the environment.
Activities are focused on managing the area for wildlife and visitors.
Until the early 20th century lime kilns could be seen scattered in the countryside surrounding Corfe Castle. We visit a local kiln, look at how and why lime was produced and its important place in domestic and farming life.
An exhibition of images and words combined, exploring ideas of identity, love, loss and bereavement through the early Hardy relationship. The exhibition opens on Wednesday 12 March at Max Gate, near Dorchester, in the study where Hardy wrote Tess of the d'Urbervilles and can be viewed during normal opening hours.
Join our ranger for a walk on the Iron Age hill fort of Badbury Rings near Kingston Lacy and learn about some of the fascinating wildlife, history and tales that surround this historic site.
If you're looking for a great bargain in a beautiful setting, then join us for one of our monthly car boot sales at Kingston Lacy. Traders are welcome from 8am, buyers from 9am until noon.
Join us at the café in Knoll Beach, Studland as our friendly chef demonstrates the secrets behind preparing a variety of delicious pies, both savoury and sweet.
Help clear litter from Studland Beach and enjoy a hearty walk along the sand at the same time in the company of our expert guide. Learn about the beach and the creatures who make their home there.
A guided walk around Studland to spot the signs of spring emerging all around. Relax after your walk and enjoy a delicious two-course lunch at Knoll Beach Café.
We hope you enjoy March in Dorset with the National Trust. Look out for more great ideas in future months.