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We try to hold a series of social events for members and their friends through the year. The idea is to give members a chance to meet each other and enjoy themselves, without the whole-day commitment involved in most of the outings.

We hold some of them in the evenings to make them more accessible for people who can't get to our daytime events. Booking forms for all events are in the latest Newsletter, or you can ask the Publicity Secretary to email you a booking form.

Unlike our outings, transport isn't provided unless stated.

Please remember to enclose a stamped addressed envelope with all bookings

Booking forms came with the latest Newsletter


Sun 17 March



Last date for booking
12 March

Sunday Lunch - Good food, good company!

We return to Athelhampton House for their very good Sunday lunch. We will all have the carvery which has an excellent choice of meats and vegetables, and a vegetarian option.

If you would like to come, you ring and let Venn Goldsack know at least five days in advance. Spaces will have been reserved but need to be confirmed. Travel in own cars, but we can try to arrange lifts.

Sun 19 May


The Cock & Bottle

Last date for booking
14 May

Sunday Lunch - Good food, good company!

When booking for this event, please ensure that Venn has your email address so that she can send the menu to you. Paul, at the pub, will find it easier to serve you on time if she lets him have your choice early in the week beginning 12 May. Phone Venn with your selections.

You will pay for your own meal but, as this is being arranged by PANT there will be a box for donations for NT funds.

Fri 28 June


Knoll Beach

Last date for booking
19 June

Barbecue - Knoll Beach Discovery Centre

An earlier start than usual so that we can enjoy a longer time of sunshine, hopefully! Come along for a feast of locally sourced meat and vegetarian options as well as a good selection of salads, and a dessert to follow.

Soft drinks are provided, but bring your own alcohol if you wish. Always fun and a good time to chat, itís a PANT evening to enjoy! DO COME

Members £13.50  Non-members £15.50

Thurs 18 July



Last date for booking
12 July

Boules and Indoor Bowls

Itís time to have some fun so come along and experience both the above activities. We're back at The Dorset Golf Resort (aka E Dorset Golf Club) in Hyde

You will be tutored by Ďexpertsí in friendly games. At about 4.00 pm round the afternoon off by enjoying afternoon tea in the club house.

Members £14  Non-members £16 (including afternoon tea)

Wed 14 August

5.30 for 6pm

Swanage Cricket
Club Ground



Last date for booking
7 August

Fun Croquet

After a very successful evening last year we once again offer the opportunity to learn something about the skill and tactics of Golf Croquet, a game that can be enjoyed on many levels.

Mallets will be provided, and we hope the bar will be open.

We'll have quick tutorial from an expert, and then be split into groups of four. Club experts will be on hand to offer help, advice and guidance. After playing we'll retire to the clubhouse for our fish and chip supper.

Early booking is advised, as only a limited number of players can be accommodated.

Members £15  Non-members £17 (including supper)

Sun 15 September


The Kings Arms

Last date for booking
10 September

Sunday Lunch - Good food, good company!

Another return - this time to The Kings Arms, Stoborough. Experience has shown that it is helpful for them to have our choices in advance. Please take a look on:

and fill in our application form accordingly.

You will pay for your own meal but, as this is being arranged by PANT there will be a box for donations for NT funds.


This page was last updated 17 February 2019

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