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The Red Arrows Air Display At Bournemouth Air Festival
Full of year-round events Discover the local events taking place each month in the surrounding areas near 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.
January 2022
Illuminate Blue Pool

Illuminate at The Blue Pool

Over 1km of professionally staged illuminations, lighting the meandering woodland trails. Glimpse the beautiful deep waters of the Pool and the ancient woodland adorned in lights.
Cool Ice Rink

Winter Ice Skating

The largest indoor ice skating rink on the South Coast at Bournemouth International Centre. Skate regardless of the weather outside, with our indoor ice rink, we’ve always got you covered, literally!
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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.
Christchurch Food Festival 2

Christchurch Food Festival

A celebration of local food & drink, supporting small producers and independent food businesses. Shorefield Holidays are delighted to be sponsors of this year's event so come down and enjoy a fantastic day out!
Dogstival

Dogstival

Join the pack, meet hundreds of other dogs and owners whilst watching world-class dog displays. Lots of food stands for the two-legged folk as well as the dogs. Plus, live music all weekend!
Dorset Dubfest

Dorset Volksfest

A full weekend of family entertainment including live music, free things for kids to do, live displays, stunt shows, pride in ownership competition, trade village, bar tent & more VW's than you can shake a stick at!
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!
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.
Beaulieu Supercar

Beaulieu Supercar Weekend

One of the biggest supercar events on the South Coast. Demonstration runs, feature displays and plenty of supercars! Plus your entry includes access to the rest of Beaulieu.
The Great Dorset Steam Fair

The Great Dorset Steam Fair

The world's leading and largest heritage event, showcasing Great Britain's rich industrial, agricultural and leisure history. An amazing steam-filled day out!
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!
Ringwood Carnival

Ringwood Carnival

A festival of fun for the whole family, raising money for local charities. With a great parade full of wonderful community floats.
Christmas Tree Wonderland

Christmas Tree Wonderland

Spectacular Christmas tree trail, enchanting illuminations and seasonal family fun! Experience the magical spectacle of hundreds of glittering trees around Bournemouth's gardens.

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