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Top events to go to whilst on holiday

Discover the fantastic range of local events just waiting to be explored on your next Shorefield holiday...

Not only will you find many of Hampshire and Dorset’s top attractions right on your doorstep during your break with us, but every month there are always a sensational range of seasonal events and shows to discover.

Whether you're here for a just a weekend escape or staying longer, there's something to suit every member of the family. Hampshire and Dorset are bursting with exciting events, from delicious food festivals and sporting spectacles, to art attractions and magical music festivals.

Enjoy everything from the various regattas taking place along our coastal towns - each bringing its own celebrations and a bucket load of traditional seaside fun for the whole family - to world famous air shows and country fairs where our rural life is showcased. Add to the mix fantastic beaches, beautiful countryside and great attractions and you can see why guests love revisiting our parks.

The local area surrounding our holiday parks has a fantastic year-round events calendar. We've listed just some of our favourite monthly events below,so you can start planning your next getaway. So what are you waiting for?

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  • Delicious food festivals
  • Sporting spectacles
  • Seasonal experiences and activities
  • Fantastic family-friendly events
  • Pannage in the autumn throughout the New Forest
  • Local fireworks extravaganzas
  • Traditional seaside piers
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Upcoming Local Events in Dorset and Hampshire

Just a flavour of what's going on locally, let us know your favourites.
March 2024
Bournemouth-Bay-Run

Bournemouth Bay Run

Set against the backdrop of Bournemouth’s famous seven-mile stretch of golden sand choose from a variety of distances and enjoy the fantastic views as you walk, jog or run along the South’s premier coastline!
Durlston Park Easter

Bonkers Bunny Children's Activity Trail

Hop on up to Durlston over the Easter holidays. Head to the Castle reception and collect your activity trail booklet. The trail will take you on a trip around the park to help the Rangers locate those bonkers bunnies!
Paultons Park Easter

Hoppy Easter at Paultons Park

Meet the cute characters, Bobtail Bunny and Betty Bunny, guaranteed to put a spring in your step. The park will be decorated for Easter with colourful giant Easter eggs and bunnies at every turn.
Swanage Railway Easter Egg Hunt

Swanage Railway Easter Egg Hunt

Can you help the Easter Bunny hunt for eggs? Come to Swanage railway for a fun filled family trip and as you travel look out of the windows to spot the missing eggs.
Easter at Exbury

Easter at Eggs-bury

Complete the egg-cellent Easter trail at Exbury Gardens & steam Railway for a chocolatey prize!
Longdown Activities Easter

The Great Golden Egg Hunt at Longdown Activity Farm

Who will find the platinum egg! The popular Longdown Golden Egg Hunt is back again this year.
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Medalling Kids at The Tank Museum

Help the Tank Museum Team discover which medal has been stolen from the collection. Complete our trail by roaming the Museum and their extensive medal collection.
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Just Tina

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Know as the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll, We pay tribute to one of the worlds biggest icons with hits such as Nutbush, Proud Mary, Simply the Best, plus loads more include unique songs only performed on her world tours!
Easter at Hurst Castle

Easter Fun and Hurst Castle

Use the ferry from Keyhaven or grab your walking shoes and get down to Hurst Castle for Easter Fun and follow the Family Easter Treasure Trail.
Visit Milford on Sea Village

Milford on Sea Guided Walk - Then & Now

Join our local guide for an insider’s guide to what Milford on Sea has to offer. Discover the history of the village whilst getting the low down on where to go and what to do whilst here.
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Join our local guide for a ramble through Milford on Sea’s Hidden Woodland Walk and discover our hidden gem and nature reserve. £7.00 Adult, Under 17 free.
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Join our local guide for an insider’s guide to what Milford on Sea has to offer. Discover the history of the village whilst getting the low down on where to go and what to do whilst here. £7.00 Adult, Under 17 free.
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Tiger Day at the Tank Museum

Don't miss the only running Tiger I tank in action! Experience a stunning display from the Tiger 131, plus all the museum has to offer at this unmissable event.
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Join our local guide for an insider’s guide to what Milford on Sea has to offer. Discover the history of the village whilst getting the low down on where to go and what to do whilst here. £7.00 Adult, Under 17 free.
Gardeners World

BBC Gardeners World Spring Fair

What better way to inspire your gardening year than BBC's Gardeners' World Spring Fair in the beautiful grounds of Beaulieu?
Teddy Rocks 2023

Teddy Rocks Festival

Teddy Rocks Festival is a family-friendly event, taking place in aid of charity.
BBC Gardeners World 2024

BBC Gardeners World Spring Fair 2024

What better way to inspire your gardening year than BBC's Gardeners' World Spring Fair in the beautiful grounds of Beaulieu?
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Join our local guide for an insider’s guide to what Milford on Sea has to offer. Discover the history of the village whilst getting the low down on where to go and what to do whilst here. £7.00 Adult, Under 17 free.
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Join our local guide for a ramble through Milford on Sea’s Hidden Woodland Walk and discover our hidden gem and nature reserve. £7.00 Adult, Under 17 years free.
Chilli And Cheese Festival

The Cheese and Chilli Festival

The Cheese and Chilli Festival in Christchurch is a family show offering something for everyone. There will be many traders selling cheese and chilli products as well as craft and retail stands.
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Join our local guide for an insider’s guide to what Milford on Sea has to offer. Discover the history of the village whilst getting the low down on where to go and what to do whilst here. £7.00 Adult, Under 17 free.
Bournemouth 7s

Bournemouth 7's

Since 2008 Bournemouth 7s has been throwing festivals for sports people and party lovers, establishing itself as a date that everyone puts in their calendar each year. Now the World’s Largest Sport & Music Festival!
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Christchurch Food Festival

The High Street is transformed with local delicacies. The experiences continues down on the picturesque riverside setting of Christchurch Quay with cookery demonstrations, beer festival, excellent entertainment and more!
Purbeck Art Weeks Festival

Purbeck Arts Week Festival

Enjoy exploring the array of Open Studios and the huge range of artistic riches, from painting, photography and sculpture to ceramics, prints and mosaics, wood work, digital art and much more.
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Join our local guide for a ramble through Milford on Sea’s Hidden Woodland Walk and discover our hidden gem and nature reserve. £7.00 Adult, Under 17 years free.
Dogstival

Dogstival

Join the pack, meet hundreds of other dogs and owners whilst watching world-class dog displays. Lots of food stands for the two-legged folk as well as the dogs. Plus, live music all weekend!
Swanage Fairy Festival

Swanage Fairy Festival

You will be mesmerized with the spectacular live mermaid show, spellbound by the enchanting fairies, pillaging pirates and super strong super heroes that will come to life over three days in June half term.
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Join our local guide for an insider’s guide to what Milford on Sea has to offer. Discover the history of the village whilst getting the low down on where to go and what to do whilst here. £7.00 Adult, Under 17 free.
Highcliffe-Food-Festival

Highcliffe Food Festival

Since its inception in 2015, this food festival continues to get bigger and better each year. Experience local delights and revel in the entertainment throughout the village.
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Join our local guide for a ramble through Milford on Sea’s Hidden Woodland Walk and discover our hidden gem and nature reserve. £7.00 Adult, Under 17 years free.
Swanage Fish Fest

Swanage Fish Festival

Free entertainment for the whole family with sumptuous food, drinks and fishy crafts. There will be stalls offering a huge variety of fish, cockles, mussels, scallops, oysters and of course, champagne.
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Join our local guide for an insider’s guide to what Milford on Sea has to offer. Discover the history of the village whilst getting the low down on where to go and what to do whilst here. £7.00 Adult, Under 17 free.
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Join our local guide for a ramble through Milford on Sea’s Hidden Woodland Walk and discover our hidden gem and nature reserve. £7.00 Adult, Under 17 years free.
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Tankfest

The world's biggest and best live display of historic armour, living history, and much more at the Home of the Tank - The Tank Museum, Bovington.
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Bournemouth Pier to Pier Swim

Setting off from Bournemouth Pier, you'll swim 1.4 miles parallel to the shore as you make your way to the finish line at Boscombe Pier, raising money for British Heart Foundation.
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New Forest Folk Festival

The small festival with a big line up, the New Forest Folk Festival is a 5 day small camping festival run by Nick, Keith, Helen and their families on their own farm.
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Join our local guide for a ramble through Milford on Sea’s Hidden Woodland Walk and discover our hidden gem and nature reserve.
Lymington Seafood Festival

Lymington Seafood Festival

Crammed full of every imaginable fishy delicacy you can imagine. Bars are stocked with award-winning craft ales, gold medal gins and a rum shack. With street performers and live music!
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Join our local guide for an insider’s guide to what Milford on Sea has to offer. Discover the history of the village whilst getting the low down on where to go and what to do whilst here. £7.00 Adult, Under 17 free.
Poole Sandfest

Sandfest

Party like never before on the golden shores of the glamorous and internationally famous Sandbanks beach. One of the most anticipated events in the social calendar, SandFest is a boutique beach festival like no other.
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Join our local guide for a ramble through Milford on Sea’s Hidden Woodland Walk and discover our hidden gem and nature reserve. £7.00 Adult, Under 17 years free.
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Summer Holidays at The Tank Museum

Looking for something to do this Summer Holiday? Have the biggest day out in history at The Tank Museum!
Poole Harbour Festival

Poole Harbour Festival

Poole and Bournemouth's biggest family live music weekend is back with a bang this summer having lined up its starriest bill to date headlined by bands such as Razorlight, The Coral and Reef.
Swanage-Carnival

Swanage Carnival

One of Purbeck's most highly anticipated events of the year, Swanage Carnival provides a spectacle of family fun and laughter and features fantastic firework displays, stunning stunt shows and more!
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Join our local guide for an insider’s guide to what Milford on Sea has to offer. Discover the history of the village whilst getting the low down on where to go and what to do whilst here. £7.00 Adult, Under 17 free.
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New Forest Show 2024

The New Forest and Hampshire County Show is a three day celebration of all things the New Forest has to offer! Farming, food and fun in the heart of the New Forest National Park.
Beaulieu Supercar Weekend

Beaulieu Supercar Weekend

The must-see family spectacular that brings some of the world's most exclusive and desirable motors to Beulieu.
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Join our local guide for a ramble through Milford on Sea’s Hidden Woodland Walk and discover our hidden gem and nature reserve. £7.00 Adult, Under 17 years free.
Christchurch Carnival

Christchurch Carnival

Christchurch Carnival is a FREE event and perfect for you and your loved ones to come together and enjoy a fun-filled weekend supporting local non-profit organizations and charities.
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Milford on Sea Guided Walk - Then & Now

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Join our local guide for an insider’s guide to what Milford on Sea has to offer. Discover the history of the village whilst getting the low down on where to go and what to do whilst here. £7.00 Adult, Under 17 free.
New Forest Food Festival

New Forest Food Festival

Rich in local produce, artisan foodies and makers, internationally-renowned chefs and restaurants, unique skills and intricate crafts – this is the fantastic New Forest. And now it's being brought together in one place!
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Join our local guide for a ramble through Milford on Sea’s Hidden Woodland Walk and discover our hidden gem and nature reserve. £7.00 Adult, Under 17 years free.
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Milford on Sea Guided Walk - Then & Now

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Join our local guide for an insider’s guide to what Milford on Sea has to offer. Discover the history of the village whilst getting the low down on where to go and what to do whilst here. £7.00 Adult, Under 17 free.
Bournemouth Air Show

Bournemouth Air Festival

The UK's biggest air festival! Get down to the coast for some spectacular displays in the sky and on the ground. Featuring The Red Arrows, RAF Typhoon, Ultimate Warbirds and more!
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Join our local guide for a ramble through Milford on Sea’s Hidden Woodland Walk and discover our hidden gem and nature reserve. £7.00 Adult, Under 17 years free.
Swanage Folk Festival

Swanage Folk Festival

Each year Swanage, on the beautiful Jurassic coast of Dorset, fills up with hundreds of colourful dancers and the town resonates to the sound of bells jingling, sticks thwacking and excellent music for the folk festival
Dorset County Show

Dorset County Show

The County Show showcases agriculture and the countryside with 60,000 visitors annually. The Show hosts a range of attractions and competitions to celebrate rural life in Dorset.
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Join our local guide for an insider’s guide to what Milford on Sea has to offer. Discover the history of the village whilst getting the low down on where to go and what to do whilst here. £7.00 Adult, Under 17 free.
New-Forest-Marathon

New Forest Marathon

The cornerstone of Hampshire running calendar for the past 38 years, raising over £1.33 million for local good causes and attracting thousands of competitors and ranked in the top 10 marathons in the UK for 20 years.
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Join our local guide for a ramble through Milford on Sea’s Hidden Woodland Walk and discover our hidden gem and nature reserve. £7.00 Adult, Under 17 years free.
Visit Milford on Sea Village

Milford on Sea Guided Walk - Then & Now

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Join our local guide for an insider’s guide to what Milford on Sea has to offer. Discover the history of the village whilst getting the low down on where to go and what to do whilst here. £7.00 Adult, Under 17 free.
3 The Tank Museum At Bovington

Tiger Day at the Tank Museum

Don't miss the only running Tiger I tank in action! Experience a stunning display from the Tiger 131, plus all the museum has to offer at this unmissable event.
Visit Milford on Sea Walks Hidden Forest

Milford on Sea Guided Walks - Hidden Woodland

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Join our local guide for a ramble through Milford on Sea’s Hidden Woodland Walk and discover our hidden gem and nature reserve. £7.00 Adult, Under 17 years free.
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Bournemouth Arts By The Sea

Arts by the Sea brings together large-scale spectaculars, diverse music, intriguing installations, dance, street theatre, participatory experiences and much more, in one unique and celebratory festival.
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Halloween at Exbury Gardens

Don’t miss all the wonderful fun Halloween activities at Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway this October half term, including The Ghost Train, The Gruesome Garden Trail, Make a Spooky Garden and classic pumpkin carving.

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