What's On in Dorset

Many of the events and festivals taking place throughout Dorset are listed here in our guide to what’s on in Dorset. The list covers Bournemouth events, Poole events and Weymouth events as well as events and festivals in many of the county’s market towns and smaller villages. So, to find out what’s on in Dorset while you are here on holiday or visiting for a short break, take a look below.



23 Oct

Symondsbury Estate, Symondsbury, Weymouth, DT6 6EX

23/10/2016 To 23/10/2016

10:00 am To 4:00 pm

A day to nurture Body, Mind & Spirit at the beautiful Symmondsbury Estate. There will be a mix of wonderful souls providing information and sampling of Organic & Raw Health Foods, Natural Skincare, Eco Clothing, Environmental Solutions, Healing & Wellness Techniques/Nutrition/EFT/Herbalism, Meditation, Message & Reiki.

There will also be live talks in our wellbeing speakers arena on Naturopathic Nutrition, Mindfulness & Hemp the Mother Plant.

All this set to to a background vibration of uplifting tunes from local musicians.

This event is free to attend, we look forward to seeing you there!

30 Sep

Upton Country Park, Poole, Dorset BH17 7BJ

30/09/2016 To 10/10/2016

10:30 am To 4:00 pm

Annual exhibition of contemporary and modern art work by members of Bournemouth Arts Club, including miniature works

13 Nov

The Tank Museum, Bovington, Dorset BH20 6JG

13/11/2016 To 13/11/2016

10:00 am To 5:00 pm

This service will be attended by serving soldiers, veterans and their families, but visitors are also very welcome to join in the service.

This well attended service will take place in the Cold War Hall. After this, a wreath laying ceremony will take place at the Royal Armoured Corps Memorial, outside the Museum.

All visitors will be asked to respect the 2 minutes silence that occurs at 11.00.

03 Sep

Poole, Dorset BH15 1UX

03/09/2016 To 04/09/2016

10:00 am To 7:00 pm

Magic of Thailand Ltd is proud to bring Thailand back to Poole again for the fifth time in 2016 at Baiter Park 3-4 September. This is a two-day family event which will showcase the best Thai arts and crafts stalls, Thai street food and Thai super markets where you can stock all your favourite fruits and vegetables from Thailand and its neighbours. Add to this, fruit carvings, Thai massage, Beer garden, and lots of things to keep the children happy such as Bouncy Castles and slides.

Stage entertainments are undeniably the highlights of the festivals. It includes spectacular Thai Traditional dances, children in Thai costume fashion show, Boxing demonstrations, Lady Boys shows and Thai Live Music. Another climax will definitely be the hilarious ‘I’m British, get me out of here’ eating competition which will make you laugh so much.

With all these, you are guaranteed a fun weekend out for the whole family. See you at Poole Thai Festival 3-4 September, 10am – 7pm.

08 Oct

The Tank Museum, Bovington, Dorset BH20 6JG

08/10/2016 To 08/10/2016

10:00 am To 5:00 pm

The Tank Museum will be inviting exhibitors from across the country to take part in its model exhibition for the third time.

Activities
View a large selection of modelling exhibitors from across the modelling spectrum – boats, planes, motor racing cars and of course military models. If you are inspired by the model collections, The Tank Museum’s own volunteer modellers will also be in attendance and will be available to give advice in creating your own scale model. Get inspired and discover the hints and tricks behind making your own miniature. Museum tours and talks will be taking place throughout the day.

Traders and Exhibitors
For trader application forms please click here and for exhibitor application forms please contact Oliver Bitten on 01929 405096 ext 212 or email events@tankmuseum.org

Model groups attending who have completed an application form, will be eligible for six complimentary passes. Additional passes will be charged at group rate (please contact the events team in advance).

Annual Passes ARE valid for this event.

Please note: Model club members pay group rate on production of a valid club membership card or IPMS card.

17 Sep

The Tank Museum, Bovington, Dorset BH20 6JG

17/09/2016 To 17/09/2016

10:00 am To 5:00 pm

On 15th September 1916, at Flers on the Somme, tanks were used in battle for the first time. Shortly afterwards, on 27th October, Bovington became the Tank headquarters.

The Tank 100 event will be commemorating the centenary of the tank, the sacrifice of Britain’s tank soldiers and Bovington’s role in armoured warfare.

Please note: Tank 100 is a Special Event Day so pre-existing Annual Passes will NOT be valid. Special event prices apply, tickets are available now!

On the day there will be a commemoration led by the Royal Tank Regiment involving The Tank Museum’s Mark IV, there will be a British Army display and also a Tank Museum historic display of British vehicles.

At the event there will be a WW1 Battle inclusive of smoke, pyrotechnics, infantry and also an aircraft display from the Great War Display Team.

04 Sep

The Tank Museum, Bovington, Dorset BH20 6JG

04/09/2016 To 04/09/2016

10:00 am To 5:00 pm

Dorset’s Finest Ride In Event!

For the second time The Tank Museum is hosting the Wheels of Steel ride in event, to end off the season. This fundraising ride in provides a great social atmosphere with proceeds going to The Tank Museum and other local charities.

Tigers Children Motorcycle Display Team
We will also be having a childrens motorcycle display team at the Museum producing exciting displays for you to watch and enjoy! The performance will last approximately 45 minutes. Please click here to find out more about the display team.

Trade Stands, Exhibitors and Classic Bikes
Catering Facilities
Tanks in Action Display
Close to Dorset’s stunning 95 mile stretch of Jurassic Coastline
Live Entertainment

Our last Tanks in Action Display of the summer holidays will take place in our Kuwait Arena with life like explosions, thundering engines and expert commentary. Not to be missed!

03 Dec

Middle Beach, Studland, Dorset BH19 3AQ

03/12/2016 To 03/12/2016

10:30 am To 3:30 pm

Meet new people, get out in the fresh air, learn new skills and get to know our Purbeck sites from the inside! We’re looking for volunteers who love the outdoors to join us and work side by side with our Rangers in stunning locations.

Free event

22 Oct

Middle Beach, Studland, Dorset BH19 3AX

22/10/2016 To 22/10/2016

10:30 am To 3:30 pm

Meet new people, get out in the fresh air, learn new skills and get to know our Purbeck sites from the inside! We’re looking for volunteers who love the outdoors to join us and work side by side with our Rangers in stunning locations.

Free event

10 Sep

Middle Beach, Studland, Dorset BH19 3AQ

10/09/2016 To 10/09/2016

10:30 am To 3:30 pm

Meet new people, get out in the fresh air, learn new skills and get to know our Purbeck sites from the inside! We’re looking for volunteers who love the outdoors to join us and work side by side with our Rangers in stunning locations.

Free event

10 Sep

Knoll Beach, Studland, Dorset BH19 3AQ

10/09/2016 To 10/09/2016

11:00 am To 2:00 pm

Join us for a kayak fishing trip and fish filleting demo at South Beach followed by a seafood lunch at Knoll Beach Café. All equipment is supplied

£25 per person, booking essential

07 Oct

Knoll Beach, Studland, Dorset BH19 3AQ

07/10/2016 To 07/10/2016

11:00 am To 2:00 pm

Join us for a guided walk in Studland Bay to discover the food growing wild around us and then enjoy a ‘wild food’ lunch cooked in the outdoor wood fired oven at Knoll Beach Café.

£20 per person, booking essential

09 Oct

South Beach, Studland, Dorset BH19 3AU

09/10/2016 To 09/10/2016

10:30 am To 2:30 pm

Join us in the orchard at South Beach car park and have a go at some apple activities!

15 Oct

Studland, Dorset BH19 3AQ

15/10/2016 To 15/10/2016

11:00 am To 2:00 pm

Join us for a guided walk in Studland Bay to discover the food growing wild around us and then enjoy a ‘wild food’ lunch cooked in the outdoor wood fired oven at Knoll Beach Café.

£20 per person, booking essential

22 Oct

Knoll Beach, Studland, Dorset BH19 3AQ

22/10/2016 To 30/10/2016

10:00 am To 4:00 pm

Take part in our beachside Halloween Trail and have a go at seasonal crafts.

£2 per trail per child