There is a lot to do in Abbotsbury to interest the whole family over the school summer holidays.

The Chesil Bank Country Fayre; a fun dog show with helicopter rides, games for the children, car boot and craft stalls is at Elworth corner (just under 2 miles east of Abbotsbury) on Sunday 5th August.

On Wednesday 8th August the Abbotsbury Sub-tropical Gardens are hosting the RHS Hydrangea Day and in the evening the outdoor production ‘The Winter’s Tale’.

More for the children perhaps – the Swannery has Birds of Prey flying displays and at the Tithe Barn Children’s Farm there are owl flying displays, ferret racing and on the 17th August ‘Strawberry Jam’, the clown, will provide endless entertainment. For full details of all these events and to buy tickets please visit www.abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk.

Meanwhile, in the village itself, Purple Nanny (selling eco friendly and organic products) in Rodden Row is hosting Georgy Proctor’s ‘Lighted Lamps’ exhibition from 6th – end of August. You will also find Dansel’s Wood Work Gallery and the Fishing Tackle Shop in Rodden Row, the street directly opposite to the village car park entry/exit.

After you have finished browsing in Rodden Row, continue into the village and visit the other craft and home & garden shops or stop off for refreshments in one of the pretty tea rooms.

There really is a lot to see and do in Abbotsbury. We look forward to your visit.