Stop by Swanage Bandstand for a quick bit of truly local history – or plan your visit for when an event is taking place to experience some good, old fashioned entertainment.

The first Swanage Bandstand was installed in 1923 by cast iron manufacturers Walter Macfarlane & Co. After falling into disrepair due to weather damage over the years, the community banded together to raise the £145,000 needed for it to be restored to its former glory and was reinstated in 2019.

You can find the charming green and white structure on the grassed area by Horsecliffe Lane where it overlooks Swanage Bay. There is a children’s play park alongside it, we well as the Sante-Fe fun park, which features a crazy golf course, small rides for young children and seasonal bouncy castle.


The closest car park is Mermond Place, SatNav BH19 1HB