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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.
October 2021
Pumpkin picking and hallloween maize maze fordingbridge

Pick Your Own Pumpkins & Halloween Maize Maze

Head to Fordingbridge Picking Patch for a fabulous range of activities. There's 10 acres of pumpkins to pick plus the Halloween Maize Maze! Pre-booking is required for the maize maze (£6.50 per ticket, under 4's free)
Pumpkin picking and hallloween maize maze fordingbridge

Pick Your Own Pumpkins & Halloween Maize Maze

Head to Fordingbridge Picking Patch for a fabulous range of activities. There's 10 acres of pumpkins to pick plus the Halloween Maize Maze! Pre-booking is required for the maize maze (£6.50 per ticket, under 4's free)
Halloween river hunt with New Forest Activities

Halloween Canoe Candy Hunt

Join New Forest Activities and treat (not trick) your little monsters to some scarily good fun on the Beaulieu River. Don your spookiest costumes and hunt for devilishly delicious Halloween candy along the riverside.
Halloween at Lytton Lawn

Halloween at Lytton Lawn

Join us for spooktacular competitions, including Best Dressed, Best Pumpkin and Best Decorated Van/Tent. Plus we'll have hot dogs, burgers & pizza! For more information and times, please speak to the team on park.
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Mr Kyps Soul Funk Weekender at Shorefield Country Park

Enjoy an incredible music weekend featuring Craig Charles Soul Funk DJ set, The Real Thing & more! Tickets required. 18+ only. Held at our very own Shorefield Country Park in Milford on Sea!
Bournemouth christmas tree wonderland

Bournemouth Christmas Tree Wonderland

Bournemouth is set to be lit up by more than 100 festive-themed illuminations this winter. The Christmas Tree Wonderland includes a 60ft feature tree with a trail taking visitors across the town.
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Shorefield Rock Weekender

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! Tickets required. Weekend ticket just £37.80!
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Long Ole Winter Music Weekend at Shorefield Country Park

Shake off those winter blues with a weekend of live music! Featuring Marquis Drive, The Butterfly Collective, Orange Street, The Corsaires, The Modules and more! Tickets required for entry. Weekend tickets £25.00.
New forest show

The New Forest and Hampshire County Show 2022

The annual agricultural show returns for three days in 2022, featuring fantastic tradestands, show-jumping, livestock competitions and delicious local food and drink! Adults from £17.85, Children 5-15 entry is £1.

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