Events in the Dorset area

 April 2017

8th – 23rd April – Cadbury Egg Hunt at Kingston Lacey. This year think like a bunny and discover eggs hidden around Kingston Lacey. The 1.5 mile route will take you on an adventure around the woodland walk.


14th – 17th April – Easter Egg Trails at Corfe Castle. Take part in the Easter Egg trail around Corfe Castle. Open daily from 10am to 4pm.


14th – 17th April – Easter activities at Farmer Palmers. Celebrate spring, baby animals, Easter bunnies & 4 days of egg hunts at approximately 2:30pm daily.


14th – 17th April – Easter Eggstravaganza at Monkey World from Good Friday to Easter Monday. Free chocolate eggs to the first 100 children to enter the park each day.


14th – 17th April – Easter at Lulworth Castle. There is a host of activities at the castle inspired by Alice in Wonderland. Meet the Mad Hatter as you search for Easter eggs. Open from 10:30am to 5pm.


May 2017

16th April – 28th May – “That’ll be the day!”, the UK’s most successful touring rock ‘n’ roll show.

6th May – 7th May – Christchurch Food Festival, food lovers in their thousands flock to this great food festival.

19th – 20th – 21st May – Poole Harbour Boat Show, the show will feature a range of exhibitors, family entertainment & a firework display.

26th – 27th – 28th May – Bournemouth 7’s Festival, sport by day & party by night! www.bournemouth7’

27th May – 4th June – Half price Coasteering at Lulworth Castle. A great way to discover the Jurassic Coast at Lulworth. £25 per adult & £17 per child for a three hour session.

June 2017

8th – 9th -10th June – Upton House Music Festival, enjoy a sensational night of open air picnic concerts on the beautiful front lawns of Upton House.

11th – 17th June – Jazz by the sea, throughout the festival week there will be live performances at various locations.

11th – 17th June – Harry Paye Day, join the fun on Poole quay with the pirates of Poole & find out about Harry Paye, the renowned Poole pirate.

24th – 25th June – Tankfest, brings the stories of tanks, crew & soldiers to life.

July 2017

7th – 8th July – British Beach Polo Champions, 10th Anniversary of this event which is 2 days of high adrenaline polo & legendary beach parties on Sandbanks beach.

8th – 9th July – Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival, the UK’s largest free seafood festival.

25th – 27th July – New Forest Show, a three day county show event which started in 1921 & is fun for everyone.

27th – 30th July – Camp Bestival, held annually at Lulworth Castle & it’s targeted at families with small children.

29th July – 5th August – Swanage Regatta & Carnival, this is the premier carnival on the south coast.

29th July – 5th August – Cowes Week, the oldest & largest sailing regatta in the world held at Cowes on the Isle of Wight.



August 2017

1st August – 12th August, ‘Mamma Mia’, the first UK tour of the worldwide smash hit musical comes to Bournemouth.

5th August – Olly Murs is performing at Kings Park, Bournemouth as part of his summer tour.

5th August – 6th August – Poole Town & Country Show, now in it’s 9th year, this family country show has something for everyone.

5th – 6th August – Beaulieu Supercar Weekend, a great family day out! See some of the world’s most exclusive and desirable cars on display.

11th – 12th – 13th August – Proms in the Park, enjoy a picnic & the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in Meryick Park Bournemouth. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

24th August – 28th August – Great Dorset Steam Fair, Excellent fun, an action packed day out for all the family.

31st August – 3rd September – Bournemouth Air Show, 2017 marks the 10th year for the show & has free aerial displays, musical entertainment, stalls & much more.

September 2017

7th September – 10th September – Bestival, the last music festival of the season is moving from the Isle of Wight to the Lulworth Estate.

15th September – 24th September  – Southampton Boat Show, see all the latest & best boats at Britain’s biggest boating festival. Only 40 minutes from Bournemouth.

December 2017 & January 2018

2nd December 2017 – 1st January 2018 – Jack & The Beanstalk, the annual pantomime in Bournemouth – cast to be announced.

6th December 2017 – 8th January 2018 – Aladdin, the annual pantomime in Poole – cast to be announced.