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.



14 Sep

Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7ND

14/09/2017 To 14/09/2017

2:00 pm To 4:30 pm

: Book online at www.knollgardens.co.uk or call the nursery on 01202 873931.

All you need to know about grasses and how to use them in a garden setting covering everything from maintenance to designing with grasses.

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 kscott703@btinternet.com.

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!

11 Aug

Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7ND

11/08/2017 To 11/08/2017

10:00 am To 4:00 pm

: Further details at www.knollgardensfoundation.org.

The Knoll Gardens Foundation is a charity set up to promote a sustainable, wildlife friendly gardening style which can create stunning effect whilst requiring little maintenance. This special open day is your chance to find out about the charity and the volunteering opportunities it offers.

08 Aug

Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7ND

08/08/2017 To 08/08/2017

10:00 am To 3:00 pm

: No pre-booking required.

Join wildlife volunteers and experts in the garden to discover more about the wildlife of Knoll. Suitable for all ages, beginners and experts alike, everyone is welcome to come along, get involved and find out more about your garden wildlife.

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.

15 Jul

Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7ND

15/07/2017 To 15/07/2017

10:30 am To 1:00 pm

: Book on 07969 882439 or email kscott703@btinternet.com.

A gentle walk revealing the secrets of Knoll Gardens’ natural medicine chest followed by a workshop on herbs you can use to treat common ailments. Harvest and prepare your own herbal medicines and take home some samples.

01 Jul

The Tank Museum, Bovington, Dorset BH20 6JG

01/07/2017 To 02/07/2017

10:00 am To 5:00 pm

The annual War Gamers event returns to The Tank Museum, as hobbyists take over the Museum for the weekend.

War gaming clubs from across the country will be exhibiting different strategy games for visitors to view and join in. Specialist traders will also be dispersed around the Museum allowing gamers to add to their collections… and for novices to start their own!

This is a must see event for anyone; especially those with an interest in war gaming and the associated hobbies of diorama building, modelling and play table making.

Call 01929 462359 for more information.

Please note: Access to some exhibits may be obstructed during the course of this weekend event.

Annual Passes ARE valid for this event.

22 Jul

The Tank Museum, Bovington, Dorset BH20 6JG

22/07/2017 To 03/09/2017

10:00 am To 5:00 pm

NEW Exhibition – TIGER COLLECTION: The Tanks, The Terror, and The Truth!
Tanks in Action Displays – Every Weekday
See Tanks roll into action at 1pm every weekday, starting on Thursday 21 July. Realistic explosions, life like explosions and expert commentary. Learn how tanks have evolved and how they are used in battle in this action–packed demonstration of Tanks in Action.

Vehicle Rides – Every Day
Experience for yourself the thrill of riding in an M548 tracked vehicle. This working example of military hardware seats 16 at a time – so the whole family can jump on together. Available every day during the holidays, a £3.50pp charge applies.

Family Activities
Take part in a range of family activities.

Tonnes of Fun for Families!
Kids can let off steam in our outdoor play area and in our new inside soft play area, adjacent to our Café. Plus free family trails to keep them absorbed with teasers and puzzles!

07 Oct

The Tank Museum, Bovington, Dorset BH20 6JG

07/10/2017 To 07/10/2017

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.