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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.
March 2020

Swanage Blues Festival

60 gigs with 40 top bands across 15 indoor venues! Bringing together a collection of blues musicians, fans and friends, open mics and headline performances.

Mr Kyps Soul Funk Weekender

Enjoy an incredible music weekend featuring Craig Charles Soul Funk DJ set, The Real Thing & more! Friday tickets £27.50. Saturday: £37.80. Weekend: £53.50 (accommodation not included). Tickets required.

Mr Kyps Northern Soul & Motown Weekender at Oakdene Forest Park

Enjoy a fantastic weekend of Soul & Motown guaranteed to get you up on your feet & dancing all night. Held at Oakdene Forest Park, Friday's acts include the The Signatures and many more favourites. Book your tickets at:

Mr Kyps Northern Soul & Motown Weekender at Oakdene Forest Park

Enjoy a fantastic weekend of Soul & Motown at Oakdene Forest Park. Saturday's acts include Angelo Starr & The Team, plus Northern Soul DJ's all day. Tickets required for entry. Book Saturday tickets at:

Bournemouth Bay Run

Walk, jog or run along Bournemouth's 7 miles of golden sands! Whatever your ability join in at the Bournemouth Bay Run.

Christchurch Food Festival

A celebration of local food & drink. Supporting small producers and independent food businesses.

New Forest Dogstival

A festival for dogs and dog lovers in The Forest. Including local food and drink producers, a fun fair and live music.

Bournemouth 7's

An award-winning sports festival bringing together sports and music. Known as the sporting Glastonbury!

Purbeck Art Weeks Festival

A two week festival supporting local artists. With events and talks by performers and artists as well as professional workshops.

Mudeford Seafood Festival

A free event bringing together the best of seafood, cooking, local libations, entertainment, musicians and more! All right next to the amazing seaside.

New Forest Folk Festival

A small, intimate family run festival. With local folk artists as well as home made food and even a home made stage!

Bournemouth Pier to Pier Swim

It's the 30th Anniversary of the British Heart Foundation Bournemouth Pier to Pier Swim. One of Europe's biggest charity swims with thousands of people swimming from Bournemouth to Boscombe pier.

Sandfest

A boutique summer beach festival in a luxurious beach location.

Swanage Carnival

An 8 day carnival with air displays, live music, sporting events, games, competitions, firework displays and one of the longest carnival processions.

Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival

a celebration of art across many forms including, participatory experience, diverse music, art and dance, site-specific installations and large scale spectaculars.

New Forest Marathon

6 race options in one of the most stunning locations in the UK - The New Forest. All routes blend forest, open roads, amazing views, and the New Forest ponies!

New Forest Film Festival

A 9 day event across 20 venues, bringing together film screenings, events and a film competition.

Ringwood Carnival

An extremely fun festival supported by the local community. Including marching bands, steam traction engines, dance groups, and feature vehicles across two processions!

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