Our favourite local events this September

30th August 2017

The summer days may be over, but that doesn't mean the fun stops. There's still plenty of sunshine in September, and a whole host of events to go alongside it! Here are some of our favourite local events taking place...

Swanage Folk Festival - 8th-10th September


Swanage Folk Festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Running since September 1992, it is often described as a welcoming, happy and inspiring place. Why not take a look at the line up to see the great range of performers due to appear this year. 

The New Forest Marathon - 10th September


This year, the New Forest Marathon is offering 7 race options for 2017. All routes will start and finish from New Park Showground, Brockenhurst and wind through the heart of the New Forest National Park. The multi-terrain courses offer some of the most scenic running experiences in the country, with a blend of forest enclosures, open roads, far reaching views and of course, the famous New Forest ponies.

Ringwood Carnival - 16th September


The Ringwood Carnival carnival consists of two processions, an afternoon children’s procession and an evening illuminated parade. Both feature community floats designed and built by local groups, clubs, schools, organisations and businesses, as well as groups of families and friends. Also included within these parades are fantastic marching bands, steam traction engines, dance groups and feature cars. Both processions are headed by the wonderful Carnival Queen, led by the horses.

Swanage & Purbeck Walking Festival - 16th-24th September


Dorset coastal walking is spectacular at any time of year, but throughout the later part of September the Swanage & Purbeck Walking Festival brings a range of walks for all ages and abilities and is always a superb way to see more of this wonderful region. From a stroll along the beach in beautiful Victorian Swanage, to a serious hike along the South West Coast Path and the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage site. You will learn a lot about the area on the guided walks and have your mind blown by the breathtaking scenes that you take in as you walk.

Holiday Park & Homes Show - 22nd-24th September


The Holiday Park and Homes Show takes place on the Beaulieu estate in the New Forest, Hampshire 22nd-24th September. This is the main caravan holiday-home show for the south of England and features over 150 holiday homes from manufacturers such as: Willerby, Wessex, Prestige, Regal, Swift, ABI and Pemberton, to name but  a few. Each year there is something new, with many brands launching their 2018 range. Whether you're thinking of becoming a holiday home owner or are looking to upgrade your current unit, the show is the ideal place to get a little inspiration. Our holiday home ownership team will be at the show and would love to see you for a drink and a quick chat. 

Of course, all these fantastic events are just a stone's throw from our Hampshire & Dorset parks. Why not book a last minute break and make the most of some of these wonderful local events?