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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.
June 2024
3 The Tank Museum At Bovington

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!
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.
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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Christchurch Music Festival

The ultimate summer weekend for the whole family, on Christchurch Quay. Three days of non-stop music and entertainment.
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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.
3 The Tank Museum At Bovington

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.
Bournemouth Reggae Weekender

Bournemouth Reggae Weekender

An independently run 3-day unique occasion to celebrate the diverse African-Caribbean culture and heritage in Bournemouth through Reggae music with a full range of entertainment and traditional activities.
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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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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.
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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.
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Poole Summer Fireworks

Get your groove on for the Summer Spectacular Fireworks as fabulous FREE live music, entertainment and fireworks come to Poole Quay this summer!
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.
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.
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Poole Summer Fireworks

Get your groove on for the Summer Spectacular Fireworks as fabulous FREE live music, entertainment and fireworks come to Poole Quay this summer!
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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Poole Summer Fireworks

Get your groove on for the Summer Spectacular Fireworks as fabulous FREE live music, entertainment and fireworks come to Poole Quay this summer!
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.
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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Poole Summer Fireworks

Get your groove on for the Summer Spectacular Fireworks as fabulous FREE live music, entertainment and fireworks come to Poole Quay this summer!
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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.
Classic Cars Quomps

Classic Car on the Quomps

Head down to Christchurch Quay for this regular Sunday spectacular. Come and see this amazing display of classic cars, or if you own one why not show it off?
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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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.
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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.
Seafood and Sounds

Seafood and Sounds

Join in with Poole's newest free to attend event. A new community event featuring live music and local seafood.
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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.
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.
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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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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.
Autumn Blog Arts By The Sea

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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