The Red Arrows Air Display At Bournemouth Air Festival
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

Start planning your visit to the Shorefield today

Not only will you find many of Hampshire and Dorset’s top attractions & places to visit right on your doorstep during your next short break or holiday with us, but every month there are always Seasonal events and showsa whole host of fantastic local events for you to discover.

There is something to suit the whole family whether you're here for a just a weekend escape or staying longer. Hampshire and Dorset are bursting with exciting local 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 enjoy - 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 there are always plenty of reasons to visit our parks.

The local area surrounding all of our holiday parks has a fantastic year round events calendar. If you want to find out about exciting things to do and places to visit, we have listed below just some of our favourite things to do each month. So what are you waiting for! Start planning your visit to the south today.

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Upcoming Local Events Near Your Next Holiday

Just a flavour of what's going on, let us know your favourites.
July 2019

Shorefield Holidays' Big Beach Clean

Whether you live locally or are one of our holiday home owners, we're inviting you to take part in this fantastic cause. Simply meet us at The Kiosk, located along Milford on Sea clifftop, any time between 10am and 11am.

International Beer & Bluegrass Festival

Now in its 5th successful year, Beer and Bluegrass is proud to bring you the very best in Bluegrass and Americana. The main stage is set within a natural amphitheater with a woodland backdrop.

Swanage Carnival & Regatta

One of Purbeck's most highly anticipated events of the year, Swanage Carnival & Regatta provides a spectacle of family fun and laughter and features fantastic firework displays, stunning stunt shows and more!

New Forest & Hampshire County Show

30 acres of showground for the whole family to explore including local produce, incredible horse displays and kitchen workshops, just to name a few!

Beaulieu Supercar Weekend

A must-see family spectacular! See displays of some of the most prestigious supercars and hear the unmistakable roar of their supercharged engines.

Great Dorset Chilli Festival

In its 9th year, this event is a great weekend for chilli enthusiasts and food lovers. Explore some of the country' best specialist chilli growers and dedicated sauce manufacturers in Dorset's 'hottest event'.

Wimborne Minster Food & Drink Festival

Local food and drink producers, hands-on cookery demonstrations and Dorset Farmer's Market promoting great flavour come to this unique town.

Lymington Seafood Festival

Featuring the most exciting and innovative artisan food and drink producers, who’ll be cooking up around 300 different delicacies across the weekend. The Festival will also host some of the coolest local bands & artists.

Purbeck Valley Folk Festival

A small festival set in a farm on the beautiful Jurassic Coastline. Featuring outstanding original folk, roots and world music and a good variety of local music, there’s something for everyone!

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 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!

Isle of Purbeck Walking Festival

Ideal for those looking for a quieter event, full of exploration. This walking festival gives you the opportunity to see more of this beautiful region. With a variety of walks, there's something for all abilities & ages.

The Romsey Show

Organised by The Romsey Agricultural & Horse Show Society, this event has a mixture of displays and workshops for anyone hwo loves the countryside.

Autumn Steam Gala at Moors Valley Railway

Weekend event for all ages, of steam and freight train demonstration, with unlimited travel each day.

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.

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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