Sports Events in Dorset

Details of sports events in Dorset, UK can be found in this section of the Visit Dorset website.

    06 Jan

    Somerley House, Ringwood, BH24 3PL

    06/01/2018 To 06/01/2018

    11:00 am To 1:00 pm

    : Register online at:

    Be part of Autism Wessex’ first challenge event for our 50th Anniversary!
    Choose from the chip timed 10km route, or 2km fun run suitable for all the family.
    The 10km run will start at 11.00am and the fun run will follow at 11.20am. On-the-day registrations will close at 9.30am.
    Be sure to arrive early to collect your race number and take advantage of our David Lloyd warm up!
    All finishers will receive a medal and a goody bag on the day, plus an online personalised certificate.
    To register for the run, the fees applied are:
    • 10km early bird entry, £18 (£22 from 1st December)
    • 2km Fun Run early bird entry,  £7 (£9 from 1st December)

    To celebrate our 50th anniversary, we’re inviting all challengers to join our TEAM 50 – to be part of our biggest challenger team to date. To be part of TEAM 50 we’re asking you to pledge to raise £50 for the charity, by doing so, you will be supporting local individuals and families affected by autism – thank you!

    09 Sep

    Bournemouth Sports Club, East Parley, BH23 6BD

    09/09/2017 To 09/09/2017

    12:00 pm To 6:00 pm

    : Book online at: Or call Fiona on 01202 703587 if you require an offline form or further details

    Get ready to re-live your childhood sports days and raise money for Portfield School’s PE department and outdoor resources. It’s time to take on giant inflatables, a large foam pit, gallons of water, character costumes… and if you make it into the final round, a giant slide and a penguin chase!

    Be sure to bring the whole family because as well as the competitive obstacle course, there will be child friendly games, stalls, a licensed bar, an ice cream van and a barbecue to add to the fun carnival atmosphere.

    We are welcoming entries from individuals and teams. If you enter a team, remember to specify your team name, but fear not if you would like to enter as an individual, we will build teams of other individuals so you won’t be at a disadvantage.

    Individuals are expected to raise a minimum of £30 per person, or £300 for teams of 10… online fundraising pages can be created here

    24 Jun

    Wimborne Road, Lytchett Matravers, Poole BH16 6HQ

    24/06/2017 To 24/06/2017

    10:00 am To 6:00 pm

    10am registration.
    Classes run from 11am – 2:45pm
    Most handsome dog
    Prettiest Bitch
    Best Rescue
    Best Puppy (under 18 months)
    Best Child Handler
    Dog most like its owner
    Best working dog
    Dog with the waggiest tail
    Dog the judge would most like to take home.
    Best In Show
    Prizes for 1st 2nd 3rd place
    Classes are £1 to enter raising money for Dorset DAWG

    24 Jun

    Wimborne Road, Lytchett Matravers, Poole BH16 6HQ

    24/06/2017 To 24/06/2017

    10:00 am To 6:00 pm

    The Dorset Polo Festival is on Saturday 24th June. Dorset Polo Club in Lytchett Matravers present a fun family day out from 10am – 6pm. There will be plenty of polo, a brilliant fun dog show, trade stands, bar, food tent, music & more. Tickets are £10 per person and under 14’s are free.

    For more information please visit their facebook page via or

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    08 Jul

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    08/07/2017 To 12/07/2017

    9:00 am To 8:00 pm

    Bournemouth University invites you to join us in celebrating the joy of learning at our fifth annual Festival of Learning.

    We have a jam-packed five-day programme of free events, activities and opportunities to learn something new.

    The annual Festival of Learning is now in its fifth year and the programme is designed to encourage the general public to engage with the university through different types of activities that highlight the wide range of research taking place at Bournemouth University.

    07 Oct

    Pier Approach, Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5AA

    07/10/2017 To 08/10/2017

    8:00 am To 5:00 pm

    The Bournemouth Marathon is ‘running as it should be.’ Beautiful coastal views, a chance to run the Boscombe and Bournemouth piers and a spectacular finish.

    The Bournemouth Marathon starts in Kings Park before making it’s way down onto the seafront. You continue to take in the beautiful coastal views as you hit mile 9 on the coastal marathon route.

    Standing mid way between Poole Harbour and Hurst Spit, Hengistbury Head forms the main division between Poole and Christchurch bays. You then turn west and at mile 14 you can see the famous Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum which is situated on Bournemouth’s stunning cliff-top, over looking the sea. You then continue to run along the seafront, taking in the breathtaking Boscombe Pier, at mile 12 & 16. As you hit the iconic Bournemouth Pier for the second time, you know you’re on the home stretch.

    The Pier was first constructed in 1856. The Pier has undergone numerous transformations over the years, with the addition of the Bournemouth Pier Theatre in 1959. As you continue your run west towards Lower Gardens at mile 18, you then head towards Poole’s Natural Harbour which is the largest in Europe before taking in the last few miles along the stunning sea front and finishing in Lower Gardens.

    09 Sep

    Bournemouth International Centre, Exeter Road, Dorset BH2 5BH

    09/09/2017 To 10/09/2017

    8:00 am To 8:00 pm


    To buy tickets, go to:

    Fit Living UK is a new national fitness lifestyle show hitting the beautiful sandy beaches of Bournemouth (west of the pier) and the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC), Bournemouth on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September 2017.

    This is fitness at its absolute best with over 50 classes to try, first class speakers and the latest fitness trends. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re a hardcore CrossFitter or looking to be a bit more active.

    Greet the weekend with sunrise yoga, have a go at boxing, join in Les Mills classes, stand up paddleboarding (SUP), live Zumba, tough functional fitness, wind down with sunset yoga or pilates, take your family and go trampolining with your toddler, enjoy mini football and gymnastics.

    Or get educated in the nutritional village, get the best apparel deals in the shopping village, discover the latest fitness tech, learn new recipes in the demo kitchen or try some healthy street food – all by the beach.

    The show will demystify fitness and appeal to anyone looking to try out the latest fitness innovations including families wanting to keep fit together and anyone hoping to just improve their health.

    Visitors can expect a wide of range of activities across the weekend with a yoga and tough fitness tent directly on the beach and a blogger stage where you can hear from your favourite fitness bloggers, nutritional chefs, sporting celebrities and fitness professionals.

    See you by the beach on 9th and 10th September!

    11 Sep

    Bournemouth Pier, Pier Approach, Dorset BH2 5AA

    11/09/2017 To 11/09/2017

    6:30 am To 5:00 pm


    To enter, please go to:

    It’s that time of year again, time to push yourself to the limit with our annual Triathlon.

    Both sprint and standard distance swims start on the award winning blue flag beach before heading out of Bournemouth on a fast bike course towards the market town of Ringwood on the edge of The New Forest.

    The PB smashing run course is along the seafront promenade towards Boscombe Pier with amazing views of The Isle of Wight on the way out and of The Purbecks on the way back.

    Sprint Distance
    • Sea Swim = 750m
    • Bike = 20.2 kms
    • Run = 5 kms

    Standard Distance
    • Sea Swim = 1500m
    • Bike = 38.6 kms
    • Run = 10 km

    All events are Chip Timed
    New for 2017! Custom Medal and Tech T-Shirt

    PB busting flat run course with panoramic views of the Isle of Wight and The Purbecks

    Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd male\female and winners male\female of each age group
    Race packs are collected at registration, nothing will be posted prior to the event.

    19 Aug

    Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7ND

    19/08/2017 To 19/08/2017

    10:30 am To 12:00 pm

    : To book, call Kate on 07969 882439 or email

    A great way for children (6 – 12), to get outdoors, connect with nature and learn about the amazing herbs growing around them in a fun and creative way. Includes garden trail, herbal art and making simple and safe lotions and potions to take home!

    29 Jul

    Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7ND

    29/07/2017 To 29/07/2017

    11:00 am To 12:30 pm

    : pre-booking essential. To book phone Knoll Gardens on 01202 873931.

    Locate and identify Knoll’s many butterflies with the expert help of Keith Powrie who has been recording butterfly sightings at Knoll for many years.

    28 Apr

    Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7ND

    28/04/2017 To 28/04/2017

    8:00 am To 10:00 am

    : Book online at or call the nursery on 01202 873931.  

    Join the RSPB for a guided stroll at Knoll before the gardens open to the general public, to listen to an amazing array of birds as they greet the new day with their song. RSPB will then be at Knoll to meet garden visitors for the rest of the day to answer questions and help with ideas to encourage nature into your garden.

    06 Apr

    Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 7ND

    06/04/2017 To 11/05/2017

    9:00 am To 10:00 am


    To check availability or Book online at: or call the nursery on 01202 873931.

    Enjoy an hour of energising yoga with Jackie Hayfield in the tranquility of the garden before it opens to the public. Then stay to enjoy Knoll’s naturalistic style and visiting wildlife.

    First of a 6-week Thursday morning short course (6 April – 11 May).

    25 Apr

    Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 7ND

    25/04/2017 To 25/04/2017

    2:00 pm To 4:00 pm


    Limited numbers. Book online at or call DWT on 01202 692033

    Join Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Nicky Hoar and Knoll’s Neil Lucas as they take you on a guided walk across Ferndown Common to Knoll Gardens looking at the similarities and differences of the landscapes as you understand more about east Dorset’s horticulture and wildlife.


    20 May

    Hamworthy Club, Magna Road, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 3AP

    20/05/2016 To 20/05/2016

    6:00 pm To 10:00 pm


    Please complete the registration form on the website:  

    Walk on Fire; are you daring enough? ….participants wanted!

    The Marie Curie Poole Fundraising Group are looking for people to sign up and take part in a sponsored Fire Walk on the evening of Saturday 20th May. Registration is just £30. All participants must attend the safety briefing at 6.30pm. The event will be held at the Hamworthy club, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 3AP.

    For more information, or to complete the entry form, please visit or contact Amy, Community Fundraiser on 07515 190353