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Nick Cope – 10am

Dorchester Abbey High Street, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Nick will also be performing at 12.30pm Tickets £16/£12 for all ages Tickets not required for children under 18mths sitting on parents laps There will be a section of seats reserved at the very front for Festival Friends at this event.  Do consider becoming a Friend – find out more about it here. Nick Cope has [...]

Festival Circus service

Festival Big Tent Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Come and join Juggling John for a fun family café-style service in the tent with songs and circus tricks!  The Abbey band will be playing along to add to the fun Breakfast style refreshments from 10am If you need disabled parking or access do contact us here with your requirements - we'd love to help you! [...]

Free

Nick Cope – 12.30pm

Dorchester Abbey High Street, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Nick will also be performing at 10am Tickets £16/£12 for all ages There will be a section of seats reserved at the very front for Festival Friends at this event.  Do consider becoming a Friend – find out more about it here. The Nick Cope Family Show is a 45min acoustic, seated performance. Nick sings his [...]

Tentertainment!

Festival Big Tent Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Tentertainment tickets £7 (adults free) Tickets not required for babes in arms Rain or shine, roll up for fabulous tentertainment for all ages.  BBQ lunch, tea and amazing cakes available to buy from 12.30pm while children are entertained for the whole afternoon.  All their favourite parties rolled into one so turn up in fancy dress [...]

£7

Pubs and Shops Walk

Dorchester Abbey Porch Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

This event is SOLD OUT.  If you would like to go on a waiting list, follow the box office link to the right and register your interest.  If there are requests for box office returns we will contact the waiting list in turn to see if tickets can be resold. Up The Street Take an [...]

£12

Bonsai Fundamentals & Hands-On Workshop: Crafting Miniature Marvels

Festival Little Tent Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester on Thames, Oxon, United Kingdom

Ticket price includes a bonsai tree to craft and then take home Embark on a delightful bonsai journey during this 2hr workshop. Learn bonsai fundamentals, where Benoit shares the stories of this ancient art, then immerse yourself in a hands-on workshop, applying your newfound knowledge to shape and create your own miniature masterpiece with guidance. [...]

£25

Dorchester Duck Race

Bridge End House Meadow High St, Dorchester on Thames, Oxon, United Kingdom

Dorchester Duck Race Ducks £5 (£12 for 3) The Dorchester Duck Race is now one of THE essential village Festival events for all ages.  Buy a duck, customise it and launch it down the river from the Hurst Water Meadow to a nail biting finish next to the Abbey.  Prizes for the first ducks home! [...]

£5

Birdsong Walk – Evensong

Hurst Bridge

Bird song is at its best in May, so join local naturalist Richard Tilley for an evening guided amble around Dorchester's three water meadows, courtesy of the Hurst Water Meadow Trust. Relax into a gentle walk listening to the birds sing their final songs of the day and pick up tips on how to identify [...]

£13

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Dorchester Abbey High Street, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical Tickets £25/£20/£12 Children (under 16) half price There will be a section of seats reserved at the very front of the nave for Festival Friends at this concert. Do consider becoming a Friend – find out more about it here. The Showstoppers direct from London’s West End with an Olivier Award [...]

May Morning Breakfast

Dorchester Abbey High Street, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

May Morning Singing from 9am Free May Morning Breakfast from 8.30am £7 (must be booked in advance) Two a Part Continuing the annual tradition, Dorchester’s a cappella group will welcome May by singing from the Abbey tower and then in the Abbey. Proceeds from this event go to this year’s festival charities Restore & Dorchester Abbey [...]

£7

Charity Fun Run

Festival Big Tent Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Take part in the hugely popular 5k Fun Run (or walk). Enjoy the amazing scenery of a run through the historic water meadow and alongside the river. Bring the whole family – you can even bring the dog!  A range of prizes! Pay for your fun run entry and complete a registration form online Last [...]

Science Mad!

Festival Big Tent Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Throughout this Bank Holiday afternoon there will be FREE hands on science experiments and environmental tables for all ages!  Watch this space for who is coming and what exciting experiments they will bring. If you're a scientist then please do book a table and come along to share your enthusiasm!  Find out more here. There [...]

Free
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