What's on in dorset

Best Days Out in Dorset – June 2018


 poole boat show june 2019  

7th – 9th June 2019

Poole Harbour Boat Show

Free 3 day boat show, incorporating a variety of marine related businesses and family focused entertainment, plus spectacular firework display.

The Poole Harbour Boat Show is set to return for its fourth year in 2018. Taking place at the award-winning Poole Quay Boat Haven, the show will run from Friday June 8 until Sunday June 10.


Wimborne Folk Festival 7th – 9th June 2019

Wimborne Minster Folk Festival

As we roll into our fifth year of the much-loved folk festival in Wimborne, the volunteer organising committee guarantee to bring you the biggest and best festival to date, including an extended music programme and a whole weekend of entertainment for the entire family.

In the second weekend of June, we will be bringing the town alive with an exciting mix of music & dance. You can wander through Wimborne and enjoy any of the free shows, or buy tickets to see one of our headline acts.

  21st – 22nd June 2019

Upton House Music Festival

Three nights of open air concerts to be staged on the beautiful lawns of Upton House, allowing you to either picnic on the lawns, purchase a Gold Circle reserved seat or enjoy VIP hospitality.

Full line up here.



8th – 9th June 2019

Christchurch Chilli and Cheese Festival

We are delighted to announce that the amazing Cheese and Chilli Festival is back in Christchurch for 2018. The event in 2017 was a great success and the feedback was amazing.  The event in 2018 will bring an amazing array of tastes, colours and experiences to town and is a ‘must go to event’. Come rain or shine, the event will be fantastic!

swanage fish fest  

8th – 9th June 2019

Swanage Fish Festival 

We’re celebrating all things fishy and highlighting our local businesses and skills. The event is all about fish, fun and LOCAL and is set in a stunning location overlooking the bay in Prince Albert gardens, Swanage. Come and support our local businesses and join in the fun!



The Great Global Greyhound Walk

The Great Global Greyhound Walk is an annual dog walking event that brings together greyhounds, lurchers, other sighthounds and their owners to raise awareness of the breeds and show the public just what wonderful pets they make.

Become a part of the Great Global Greyhound Walk family, join in the fun and help us beat previous years totals whilst promoting greyhounds and all their sighthound cousins.

All the information you need can be found at www.greatglobalgreyhoundwalk.co.uk

Bournemouth Food and Drink Festival, Dorset 29th – 30th June 2019

Bournemouth Food & Drink Festival 

Bournemouth Food and Drink Festival- This festival is a celebration of ‘Eating on the Go.’ Experience Wood Fired Pizza, Thai Noodles, Spanish Paella, and Italian Ice Cream or relax with an oyster and Champagne while enjoying the live entertainment in the Festival Hub.


Open Air Cinema – Walled Garden Poole

Enjoy high definition projection, giant screens and superb audio. The events offer a range of ticket options, from bring your own to a choice of seating options including deckchairs, single bean bags and double bean bags to cuddle up on. It’s not just about the film, there will be food and drink on sale as well.

Tickets on sale now. For details & booking please visit www.cultscreens.co.uk



Architectural Photography Workshop

Upton Country Park has teamed up with some expert locally-based photographers to host regular Photography Workshops during 2018.

Maybe you’ve always wanted to get to know a little more about what your camera is capable of, meet some new people and experience the Country Park from a different perspective? We’re sure these one day workshops will help and develop your skills. £45 per adult (over 16’s only) includes refreshments, a buffet lunch and tea.

Today’s workshop (Architectural Photography) is led by Jon Mackenzie and will explore the impressive grade II listed Upton House.


Farmer Palmers Farmer Palmers – Free Entry For Dad On Fathers Day – TBC

Treat Dad to a free day out of family fun on the farm this Father’s Day at Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park. Download Dad’s free entry voucher from Farmer Palmer’s website/facebook page or show us the offer on your smart phone at reception. For full details please visit Farmer Palmer’s website or give our friendly reception team a call on 01202 622 022

TankFest-2-300x200 8th – 30th June 2019


Bovington Tank Museum’s TankFest. While there be sure to keep an eye out for the Matilda 1, Tiger 131, Valentine DD, Panzer III, Comet, and the newly arrived Buffel and M110, among many others! The Armoured Trials and Development Unit (ATDU) have once again agreed to demonstrate a number of The Army’s current armoured fighting vehicles.