Make the most of your visit by taking a gentle or more energetic walk around our scenic townscape.
Pick from our short accessible walk or an hour-long walk around the west of the town with hills and country lanes.
Calling local creatives.Snowdrop festival week: 10th-18th February 24.If you would like to run a workshop then we'd be happy to promote it for you, especially if it has a snowdrop theme. ... See MoreSee Less
Back in the Spring we began the task of splitting the overcrowded snowdrops where they have been multiplying for some time.We relocated some of them to the boundaries at the churchyards of St John, Enmore Green and St James.We can't wait to see how they look when they come up in 2024. ... See MoreSee Less
This Saturday the 18th, join Stepsintime Dance Side at the Shaftesbury Snowdrops Snowdrop Lantern Parade. Anyone can join the parade with your snowdrop lantern. Tickets to make a snowdrop lantern are free from the tourist information but going fast. Leaving the Trinity centre at 6:15 the parade will make its way to the Town Hall, approx 6:30, where Stepsintime Dance Side will perform a couple of snowdrop dances.After the parade warm up and join us with local musicians in the cellar under King Alfred's Kitchen - Shaftesbury. The tea rooms will also be open for light refreshments.See you there. ... See MoreSee Less
For 2022The ‘Best in the West’ snowdrop sale is on Saturday 12th February 2022 in the Shaftesbury Guildhall from 12 noon until 4pm. Snowdrops in Art at Shaftesbury Arts Centre on Bell Street 10am - 4pmThe snowdrops around the town will be flourishing for everyone to see. ... See MoreSee Less
Virtual Snowdrop Festival of Art 2021As well as the beautiful snowdrops you can see around the town here at Shaftesbury Snowdrops HQ we are celebrating this year’s snowdrops with our own virtual Festival of Art.We are inviting local people both adults and children alike, to create a piece of snowdrop-related artwork, (it can be any kind of art) and send us a picture of it that we can display on our website gallery.The pieces will be exhibited in our virtual exhibition, and a panel of judges, including local artist Percy Lizzard who designed this year’s image and Jon Cory who masterminded the snowdrop jam jar lanterns for This is Alfred (we can’t wait to see your pictures of those) will choose a winning entry. Once you have sent us an electronic version of your artwork, please place the original artwork in your window if possible, so that passersby can enjoy this year’s snowdrop season safely during the covid-19 restrictions.Your snowdrop art images along with your name and address should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 28/02/2021. When you are out shopping or for exercise do go past the Arts Centre Gallery where you’ll see some of the past years snowdrop artworks too. We hope the annual Shaftesbury Arts Centre ‘Snowdrops in Art Exhibition’ will be back in February 2022. If you’d like to enter next year please send an email to email@example.comGood luck to everyone and enjoy this opportunity to be creative during the current lockdown! ... See MoreSee Less