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Local Events

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.
September 2019

Ringwood Carnival

The Ringwood Carnival hosts two incredible processions alongside street entertainers, live bands and a funfair. The children’s procession takes place in the afternoon, followed by the illuminated parade in the evening.

Oakdene's Macmillan Coffee Morning

Our ever-popular Macmillan Coffee Morning returns to Oakdene Forest Park next month and we’re calling on YOU to help us raise money! We'd love for you to join us for some delicious cake and a catch up. Everyone welcome!

Holiday Home Expo at Beaulieu

Located in the heart of the New Forest, this is the main show for the South of England and features many of the new static models available for ownership in the coming season.

Swanage Blues Festival

An absolute favourite for thousands of music lovers. With over 100 musicians performing across 60 events and 15 different venues, it's one of the most anticipated festivals in Purbeck.

Fireworks Spectacular at Beaulieu

Be wowed by one of the largest firework displays in the south, choreographed to music. This year's theme is 'Out of this World', celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

Bournemouth Fireworks

Enjoy the amazing fireworks display at Bournemouth's Littledown centre.

Bournemouth Christmas Tree Wonderland

Feel the wonder at Bournemouth’s free Christmas Tree Wonderland trail. Bournemouth Seafront is full of illuminated delights and adventure, and Santa will even be making appearances in his grotto!

Ska & Reggae Music Weekend at Shorefield Country Park

Enjoy a two-day weekend of Ska, Mod and Reggae at our music festival! Enjoy incredible acts such as Bad Manners, The Decatonics & RU40. Tickets cost £22.50 (Friday night), £25 (Saturday night) or £40 (both nights).

Turkey & Tinsel Weekend at Shorefield Country Park

Get ready for Christmas the Shorefield way, with loads of festive fun to be had by all the family. Don’t forget to book the special package which includes a carvery, priority seats to the Panto & party on the Sunday.

Turkey & Tinsel Weekend at Oakdene Forest Park

Get ready for Christmas the Shorefield way, with loads of festive fun to be had by all the family. Don’t forget to book the special package which includes a carvery, priority seats to the Panto & party on the Sunday.

Bournemouth Christmas Tree Wonderland

Feel the wonder at Bournemouth’s free Christmas Tree Wonderland trail. Bournemouth Seafront is full of illuminated delights and adventure, and Santa will even be making appearances in his grotto!

New Forest Christmas Fair

A traditional family day out, full of local produce, gifts and festive atmosphere. This is the official New Forest Christmas Fair, taking place at Exbury Gardens. Adults £2.50, Children go FREE & dogs are welcome too!

Victorian Christmas at Beaulieu

Travel back in time and visit the Victorian Montagu family home this festive season. Sip a glass of warming mulled punch while you soak in the festive atmosphere of Palace House.

Victorian Christmas at Beaulieu

Travel back in time and visit the Victorian Montagu family home this festive season. Sip a glass of warming mulled punch while you soak in the festive atmosphere of Palace House.

Victorian Christmas at Beaulieu

Travel back in time and visit the Victorian Montagu family home this festive season. Sip a glass of warming mulled punch while you soak in the festive atmosphere of Palace House.

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