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Full of year-round events Discover local events that happen each month surrounding our holiday parks

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.
June 2020
Swanage-Fish-Fest

Swanage Fish Festival

Overlooking the beautiful bay, the stage is set for cooking demonstrations with top-notch chefs by day and popular entertainment by evening. Stalls offer a mouth-watering array of locally sourced fresh catch of the day.
New-Forest-Folk-Festival

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!
Poole-Sandfest

Sandfest

A boutique summer beach festival in a luxurious beach location.
Bournemouth-Pier-to-Pier-Swim

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.
Swanage-Carnival

Swanage Carnival

An 8 day carnival with air displays, live music, sporting events, games, competitions, firework displays and one of the longest carnival processions.
Oakdene-Forest-Fest-family-festival-in-Dorset

Forest Fest

A fun-filled family day out at our very own summer music festival! Lineup includes The Hoosiers, The Honeyz, Ben Haenow & more! Early bird ticket prices: Adult: £20, Child £7.50, Under 3's: FREE!
Bournemouth-Air-Show

Bournemouth Air Festival

The UK's biggest air festival returns to Bournemouth beach. Packed with aviation action, entertainment and unique nautical displays across 4 days, this is one of the most highly anticipated events in the south!
Bournemouth-Arts-By-The-Sea-Festival

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.
The-Great-Dorset-Steam-Fair

The Great Dorset Steam Fair

This typically British event offers a unique blend of nostalgia and entertainment, all in a festival atmosphere. There's family fun, steam displays and much more, set in Dorset's beautiful countryside, DT11 8HT.
Bournemouth-7s

Bournemouth 7's

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

Christchurch Food Festival

A celebration of local food & drink. Supporting small producers and independent food businesses.
Shake-and-Stir-Festival

Southbourne Shake & Stir Vintage Festival

If you’re a fan of vintage fashion, music, cars or lifestyle, this is the event for you. The popular vintage music, dance, food & drink festival takes over for one weekend, making room for stalls, entertainment and more.
New-Forest-Marathon

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

New Forest Film Festival

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

Highcliffe Food & Arts 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.
Ringwood-Carnival

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!
Ska-mod-and-reggae-festival-at-Shorefield-Country-Park

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 £32.40 (Friday night), £43 (Saturday night) or £58.55 (both nights).
Shorefield-Rock-Weekender

Shorefield Rock Weekender (Xmas Edition!)

Are you ready to rock? Enjoy an incredible weekend of music at Shorefield Country Park. With acts such as The Freddie & Queen Experience, Bon Giovi, Voodoo Vegas & more! Ticket release date announced soon!
Craig-Charles-funk-and-soul-club

Mr Kyps Soul Funk Weekender

Enjoy an incredible music weekend featuring Craig Charles Soul Funk DJ set, The Real Thing & more! Tickets required. 18+ only.
Northern-Soul-and-Motown-Weekender-at-Oakdene-Forest-Park

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. Held at Oakdene Forest Park, acts include the The Signatures, Northern Soul DJ's and many more favourites.
Bournemouth-Bay-Run

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.

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