The Purbeck School
Worgret Road, Wareham, BH20 4PF
Please note that Purbeck School is not responsible for the organisation of the event.
For any enquiries, please contact the Association.
Friday 6th to Tuesday 10th August 2021
Open 10am – 5pm, Tuesday 10am to 4pm
Children under 18 Free
DACA members Free
Find the Purbeck School on Google Maps.
If travelling by car:
The school is located on the edge of Wareham, close to the junction of the A352 and A351.
The postcode for SatNavs is BH20 4PF.
Yellow direction signs will be displayed on the roads leading to the school.
There is plenty of car parking within the school grounds.
If travelling by bus:
Frequent buses from Poole and Swanage serve the centre of Wareham. The school is a 10 minute level walk from the town centre.
The Jurassic Coaster X54 service from Weymouth and Poole passes through Wareham.
This service is operated by First Bus.
For more details of local bus services, see the interactive map of Dorset bus routes
If travelling by train:
Wareham railway station is served by trains from London, Bournemouth, Dorchester, and Weymouth.
From the station it is a 20 – 30 minute walk, either along the A351 or into Wareham town centre and right along Worgret Road. Taxis are available at the station.
If travelling by bicycle:
Cycle racks are available within the school grounds.
While face coverings are no longer mandatory, we encourage you to follow Government guidance, wearing a face covering in any situation which is crowded or while in close proximity to other people, both for your own protection and for the safety of others.
For the safety of visitors, exhibitors and our volunteers, we have put extra measures in place, including additional cleaning during the day, hand sanitiser stations and increased space between exhibits. We may occasionally limit numbers in the exhibition halls to reduce or avoid overcrowding. Please follow any instructions from the stewards.
Please do not attend the event if you have any symptoms of Covid-19 or have been told to self-isolate by NHS Test & Trace.
You can help us to keep everyone safe by
• Maintaining an appropriate distance from fellow visitors, exhibitors and volunteers wherever possible
• Using hand-sanitiser and/or washing hands regularly throughout your visit
• Leaving immediately and self-isolating if you develop any symptoms of Covid-19 during your visit.
Please scan the NHS QR code from the poster in the entrance hall. If you are unable to do so, we may ask you to complete the customer log, in order to support NHS Test and Trace.
You will be able to use your debit / credit card for payment of admission fees, purchases from the gallery and for membership subscriptions. We will also take cash.
Both cash and cards will be accepted in the cafeteria.
Each of the craft stalls in the courtyard makes their own arrangements for payment; they are likely to accept cards, but you may wish to bring some cash with you.
The event is located entirely on the ground floor.
Parking spaces are available immediately outside the main entrance and are reserved for blue badge holders.
Disabled toilets are situated close to the cafeteria.
Guide, hearing and assistance dogs are permitted.
If you have any specific questions about accessibility, please contact the Association Secretary.
Refreshments will be available from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm every day.
Hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, light snacks and home made cakes will be available.
Photography is permitted if it is for your own personal use and not for commercial purposes.
Most of the craft stalls are happy for you to photograph them, but some may restrict photography to protect their copyright. We ask you to respect their wishes regarding photography.
You must not take photographs of any children at the event without the express consent of the child’s parent or guardian.
Enquiries from press photographers are welcome. Please contact the Association Secretary in the first instance.
Dogs are not admitted to the event, with the exception of guide, hearing and other assistance dogs. This is a condition of our hire of the school and applies equally to the school grounds and car parks. It will be strictly enforced by the school site team and by the Association.
There is no shade in the car parks and we strongly recommend that you do not bring your dog with you as it will not be allowed out of the car while within the school grounds.
Smoking is not allowed anywhere on the school premises.
This includes the school grounds and all the car parks.