THE weekend is here, temperatures are rising, clouds are clearing and thousands of us will be sat at home scratching our heads wondering what to do this weekend. 

It’s often said that, because we only have two days off from work, there’s no point in doing anything fun at all. 

But that doesn’t have to be the case: here are five things you can do in Dorset this weekend that doesn’t take more than two days to complete: 

Staffie and Stray Rescue Rehoming Parade: 

On Sunday, April 16 a parade of new dogs in care will take place at 10.15am, offering guests the opportunity to adopt a dog. 

A spokesperson for the event, which takes place in Ham Lane, said: “The parade is a great way to meet some of our dogs in need, if you are serious about adopting.” 

Bournemouth Natural Science Society: 

Both Saturday and Sunday, open days will be held for the society and museum between 10am and 3.30pm. 

A newly refurbished Egyptology room will be open along with geology, botany and archeology. In the main hall there are exhibits of astronomy and microscopy. 

Special activities for children will be held on Saturday. 

Solent Beach Clean: 

Beach clean organised by Pro2col, as part of the Great Dorset Beach Clean.  

Attendees, who must register on the Marine Conservation Society website, will meet on the grass outside the front of the Hiker Cafe at 11.00am. 

Gloves are advised and people are also asked to bring litter pickers and plastic bags if you already have them. The final weight collected will be taken at the end. 

Doggy Spring Fling: 

Taking place at Vodka Revolution in Bournemouth on Sunday, April 16, the event will be split into different sessions for different sized dogs. 

Starting at 10am will be Small Dogs Session (toy breeds), at 11am is Mixed Size Dogs Session with a 12pm session for large dogs. At 1pm is the return of Small Dogs Session (toy breeds) and finally at 2pm is Medium to Small Dogs Session. 

  • Update: This event has now been rescedueled to take place on May 7.

Baisakhi festival celebrations: 

The Indian Cultural Association of Dorset will be holding a festival of culture and cuisine in Corfe Mullen on Saturday at the village hall from 5pm.

Baisakhi is one of the most significant festivals celebrated in the northern region of Punjab, India,and has both religious and cultural significance. A range of activities and events including a parade showcasing traditional Punjabi attire and folk dances and a grand feast featuring traditional Punjabi cuisine will be there.