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summer events in Dorset

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June 12, 2024 · 10 MIN READ

With summer quickly approaching there has never been a better time to start planning your time in Dorset.

Whether you are staying with us at our Dorset resort or you live locally this blog will be a handy read for you. We have done all the research for you and put together this list of different events that are on around the area throughout the summer. From festivals to family fun and everything in between, have a read and see which take your fancy before you head to the Jurassic Coast.

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summer events in Dorset

Weymouth Food & Family Festival

where? Lodmoor Country Park, Weymouth, DT4 7SX

closest resort? Wareham Forest

when? 27th July – 28th July

time? 10am – 6pm

how much? adults from £4, concession from £3, children from £2

other info:

  • two day food festival
  • perfect for families to enjoy
  • live music, dog shows, entertainment and more

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Summer Holidays at the Tank Museum

where? The Tank Museum, Bovington, Dorset, BH20 6JG

closest resort? Wareham Forest

when? 22nd July – 1st September

time? 9.30am – 5pm

how much? adults from £19, children from £10

other info:

  • great day out for the whole family
  • tanks in action displays
  • vehicle rides and more

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Wareham Carnival

where? Wareham, Dorset, BH20 4AQ

closest resort? Wareham Forest

when? 19th July – 21st July

time? 12pm – 5pm

how much? Free

other info:

  • lots of fun across the weekend
  • duck race, tombola, games
  • town band and more

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Country Dog Show

where? Church Knowle Rehoming & Visitors Centre, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5NQ

closest resort? Wareham Forest

when? 4th August

time? 11am – 6pm

how much? adults £5, children £2

other info:

  • fun dog show
  • stalls with traders, food and drink
  • raffle and tombola and more

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Summer Games at Corfe Castle

where? The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham, BH20 5EZ

closest resort? Wareham Forest

when? 20th July – 1st September

time? 10am – 5.30pm

how much? adults from £13, children from £6.50

other info:

  • get involved with self-led activities and games
  • fun for the whole family
  • explore the castle ruins

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Wet Wednesdays at Farmer Palmers

where? Farmer Palmers Farm Park, Wareham Road, Poole, Dorset, BH16 6EU

closest resort? Wareham Forest

when? 24th July – 28th August

time? 10am – 4pm

how much? adults from £17, children from £9

other info:

  • every Wednesday from 27th July – 28th August
  • tractor ride with water guns
  • foam party, bbq and more

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