Swanage Carnival and Regatta
27th July to 3rd August 2019
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Swanage Carnival News


Thursday October 26th: Swanage Regatta & Carnival Presentation Evening, Purbeck House Hotel, 7-30pm. All members of the public most welcome.

Thursday November 1st:  Swanage Regatta & Carnival AGM , Purbeck House Hotel, 7-30pm .  All members of the public most welcome.

Tuesday December 11th: Swanage Carnival Festive Bingo : Swanage Bay View , 7-30 for 8-00pm Start - Lots of Festive Fun, Cash Prizes BIG Xmas Raffle .


Carnival Cup Competition

Congratulations to Paul Sinclair the winner of our competition to see how far one of our  highly popular reusable and recyclable cups could travel from Swanage. The competition really took off and captured the imagination with nearly 100 people sending in photographs with their cups from all around the world.

Paul travelled to Slope Point, South Island New Zealand ( the furthest southern tip of New Zealand) a distance of 11935 miles. Not far behind was Jennifer Chen who photographed her cup in Christchurch New Zealand 11874 miles from Swanage.

A big thank you to everyone that took part and to www.goadsby.com for supporting the competition and donating a bottle of champagne to the winner.

PRESENTATION EVENING - Friday October 26th

This is the night that we give away all the proceeds from carnival week to our chosen charities and good causes. This year we will be making donations to 23 organisations.

Everyone is invited to this special evening so join us on Friday October 26th at the Purbeck House Hotel ,7-30pm.

The evening also gives the Carnival committee the oportunity to thank the individuals,organisations,businesses,emergency services and our own town council who make the week possible.

Looking for Somewhere to Stay?

For Swanage and Purbeck hotels, guest houses B&Bs take a look at our accommodation page


Swanage Regatta & Carnival gives very careful consideration to requests or suggestions as to which organisations it supports. This year it has been decided that those listed will receive money from the proceeds of the 2018 Carnival.

The Chairman’s Nominated Charity

St Mary’s Catholic Primary School – a vibrant, popular school whose pupils roll has outgrown existing learning spaces. Additional learning space in the form of a wooden cabin for group activities, including a reading room would make a real difference to the educational opportunities available to pupils.

Annually Supported Charities

Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance

Swanage Stroke Club

Top Three Selected


Swanage Area Dementia Friendly Community

National Coastwatch Institution


2185 (Swanage) DF Air Training Corps

4th Swanage Brownies and Guides

4th Swanage Scout Group


Corfe Castle Football Club

Corfe Castle Pre-School

Dorset Mind

Friends of St Mark’s CE VA Primary School

Lewis-Manning Hospice

Link Visiting Swanage

Litter Free Purbeck

Little Birds Pre-School at St Marks

Purbeck Youth and Community Foundation

Swanage Tennis Club

Swanage Town & Herston Football Club

Swanage Youth Club

The Centre (Community Youth Services) 


Carnival dates 2019

We are pleased to announce that for those of you who already planning ahead to 2019 that the Carnival dates will be 27 July to 03 August 2019

If you have enjoyed Swanage Carnival please make a donation