StarFest 2024


 Tue 02/04/2024 - Thu 04/04/2024
 All Day


Booking is now LIVE for StarFest 2024, a three-day event celebrating Cranborne Chase National Landscape’s International Dark Sky Reserve.

Join us during International Dark Sky Week for drop-in family events, bookable planetarium sessions, talks, storytelling and stargazing.

Sessions are free but booking is essential on timetabled events. For drop-in events see the programme below…

Find Out More and Book Here! 



Taking place from Tuesday 2nd – Thursday 4th April in The Allendale Centre, Wimborne, there is a range of sessions for everyone to enjoy:

  • Drop-in arts and craft activities
  • Drop-in dark sky advice sessions
  • Bookable family-friendly sessions in our Pop-Up Planetarium
  • Family-friendly Kamishibai storytelling with Authors Ewen and Michaela Sedman
  • Storytelling with Lizzie Bryant
  • Art Workshop with Mary McIntyre
  • Stargazing Evening further afield in Damerham

Cranborne Chase was the first National Landscape in the country to be designated in its entirety as an International Dark Sky Reserve in 2019. The event has been organised by Cranborne Chase National Landscape and the Chase & Chalke Landscape Partnership, supported by the National Heritage Lottery Fund.


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