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Active Publishing Limited is a leading Dorset-based Publisher of Tourism Publications, Marketing & Media

From bespoke Design, Content and Editorial coupled with an unmatched understanding of the Tourism marketplace and the importance of Distribution Management, our skillset and range of talents is far reaching.

A couple of decades in the Marketing, Design & Editorial business have made us publishers with a spark… the same love for people, products, print & web that started us out all those years ago! Too many publications in Tourism disappointed then- and in 2003 Active set out to provide a fresh new approach, creating content that the customer loved to read coupled with great design and distribution that really did do what it said! The result… an extensive range of Tourism based publications ranging from easy to use area Good Food & Drink Guides, Local Pocket Visitor Map Guides, the leading County-Wide ‘What’s On’ Events publication, the acclaimed ‘Tourist Handbook' to Major Events & Theatrical Programmes, Promotional Leaflets and Company Media.

Unlike many comparable companies we maintain a close relationship with both advertisers within our own publications, and individual clients. Personal and professional service to our clients, hard work and attention to detail has consistently brought repeat customers and personal referral.

Swanage Carnival Programme

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Welcome to Swanage Carnival - one of the largest charitable events in the UK, together with the largest free Music event on the South Coast!

Over 250,000 people of all ages enjoy more than 100 events over 8 days in the last week of July each year. This wonderful programme is provided each year to Swanage Carnival by Active Publishing Ltd. at no cost to be sold for Carnival funds- it is now Carnival's largest single source of income.

Take a look and make a date for Carnival 2013... 27th July- 3rd August...DON’T MISS IT!

Find out more about Carnival, Sponsorship or Advertising by contacting



Our main website is currently undergoing redevelopment, but in the meantime please click below to visit the microsites of some of our publications:

© 2011 Active Publishing Limited
4 Rabling Road, Swanage, Dorset BH19 1EE
Active Publishing Ltd is registered in England, company no. 04718957