Events at Durlston Country Park: Cuppa and Chat

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Durlston Castle, Lighthouse Road, SWANAGE, Dorset, BH19 2JL

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Tel+44 01929 424443

The Shed


Cuppa and Chat

Enjoy a cuppa, make some new friends and enjoy the lovely woodland setting of the Durlston 'Shed'. Just drop in and say hello to our lovely 'Sheddies'.

Every Monday at the Shed, 2-4pm

There will be a special visitor on Monday 3rd January:  meet Dougal the therapy dog representing Therapy Dogs Nationwide! welcome.



Events are subject to change or cancellation at short notice if government guidance regarding COVID-19 changes. Please check our website or contact us for updates on events.


Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Free admission - Free AdmissionFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


Road Directions

Take the A351 from Wareham (11 miles), or come across the Sandbanks-Studland ferry from Bournemouth (10 miles) to Swanage. From Swanage follow the brown tourist signs up the hill. Park in our pay and display car park.

Public Transport Directions

From the west: the nearest mainline train station is Wareham (on the London Waterloo to Weymouth line). Catch the number 40 Wilts and Dorset bus from Wareham Station to Swanage Bus/Train Station (this bus route starts in Poole). Switch onto the Durlston Explorer bus to the Country Park (the bus runs from 26 May until 30 September).From the east: Catch the train to Bournemouth then switch to the Wilts and Dorset bus number 50 to Swanage Bus/Train Station. Switch onto the Durlston Explorer bus to the Country Park (the bus runs from 26 May until 30 September).To plan your journey by public transport contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit their website: to look up bus timetables.At times when the Swanage Railway is running: Travel on Wilts and Dorset bus number 40 (Poole - Swanage) to Norden Station (Norden Farm stop) or Corfe Castle Station (East Street stop) then catch the steam train to Swanage. Tel: 01929 425800 or visit their website:



  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • On-Site cafe/restaurant/catering
  • Picnic area

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted

Key Features

  • In countryside
  • Indoor Event

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Parking
  • On site parking
  • Parking (charge)

Payment Methods

  • Visa accepted

Target Markets

  • Marketed Towards Families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided Tours Available for Groups


Opening Times

Cuppa and Chat, 2-4pm (13 Sept 2021 - 25 Apr 2022)

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