Welcome to Dorset

To those in the know, Dorset is justly famous for its peaceful rolling countryside, dramatic coastline, and historic sites galore. It's perfect for families and couples alike.

Dorset

Between them, the Dorset towns of Christchurch, Bournemouth and Poole offer a fascinating blend of ancient and modern, peaceful and vibrant. The beaches are among the finest in the country, the shopping, nightlife and amenities are second to none, and there is a cosmopolitan 'buzz' to the region. To the west, the county is spectacular, with the wonders of the Jurassic Coast demanding a visit. All along the coastline there are dramatic cliffs, coves and headlands, charming seaside resorts, and superb countryside. Ancient castles, prehistoric remains, sleepy villages, wide-awake towns and everywhere you look, splendid views and scenery create the perfect location for our holiday park in Dorset.

Places to visit

Click the links below to view them on the interactive map.

  • Poole Harbour
  • Wimborne Minster
  • Monkey World
  • Tank Museum
  • Highcliffe Castle
  • Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum
  • Pier Zip
  • Bournemouth
  • Adventure Wonderland

Dorset Holiday Parks - Hoburne Park

Hoburne Park
Hoburne Lane,
Christchurch,
Dorset,
BH23 4HU

Call 01425 273379
Or email enquiries@hoburne.com

A luxury caravan park in Christchurch set on manicured lawns, welcoming entertainment complex for all the food, drink and fun you demand, and pools, fitness room and tennis court for a spot of healthy exercise - Hoburne Park has everything. But there's no need to overdo it - this is a perfect, peaceful place to just relax with a good book.

Swanage Blues Festival

Swanage Blues Festival

Swanage Blues Festival 2017

Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th March 2017

This festival features several different gigs with acclaimed national and international blues musicians playing at a variety of venues around the picturesque seaside town of Swanage, on the South West coast of England. The 27th edition of the event takes place from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th March 2017--0.

All sorts of styles are represented such as acoustic, electric, rural and urban blues.

Line-up

Confirmed so far are:- 3 Buck Shirt, Amy Mayes , Anita Jardine, Back Porch, Backwater Roll Blues Band, BillyBoy Miskimmin's Mercy Lounge, Blue Touch, Buskers, Catfish, Dan Sowerby, Fabulous Fezheads, Garry "The Slideguy" Smith, Great West Groove, Hugh Budden, Jam Sessions with Robin Bibi Band, LedFree, Lewis Cohen, Mike Ross, Northsyde, Open Mic Sessions hosted by Anita Jardine, Pete Harris and..., Pete Robson, Ray Drury, Riverside Blues Band, Robert Hokum, Robin Bibi Band, Spirit of '62 (Great West Groove), Stan's Blues Jamboree, Steamer, Steve Darrington, Teed Up, The Baroness and The Bear, The Blues Issue, The Blues Machine, The Jawbreakers, The Milk Men, The Mustangs, The RedCrow, The Wang Dang Doodle, Tommy Alllen and..., Voodoo Sheiks, Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion.

There will be 30+ acts playing more than 60 gigs in 15 indoor venues, all with free admission.

There are open mic sessions every afternoon and usually a Blues Steam Train ride plus dancers, street musicians, jam sessions (Saturday and Sunday), buskers, Gospel Service, and workshops.

When: Thursday 2 March 2017 - Sunday 5 March 2017
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Wimborne Cider Festival

Wimborne Cider Festival

The 2017 Wimborne Cider Festival will be on at The Allendale Centre, Wimborne on Friday 17th & Saturday 18th March. We will be featuring The Fuelled By CIder "People's Choice Awards" for quality ciders. There will be three sessions:
Session 1 (Friday 17th): 7pm to Midnight with live music from QUINNS QUINNEY £6 in advance or £8 on the door.
Session 2 (Saturday 18th): 12pm to 5pm Quiet Session - no live music £4 in advance or £6 on the door.
Session 3 (Saturday 18th): 7pm to Midnight live...

When: Friday 17 March 2017 - Saturday 18 March 2017
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RNLI Sandstorm beach challenge

RNLI Sandstorm beach challenge

WHERE BOURNEMOUTH PIER

WHEN 10AM SUNDAY 26 MARCH 2017 - ENDS 4PM

HOW LONG 5K OR TWICE ROUND FOR 10K

At last, the event you've been waiting for. Sandstorm is a beach assault course over a 5k, or - if you're really up for a challenge - you can do 2 laps for 10K. It's organised by the RNLI - the charity that saves lives at sea. You can enter alone or team up with your squad to push yourself to the limit over obstacles set along the sand.

It’s a test of strength and determination, and a whole new kind of challenge. And it raises vital funds to support the lifesaving work of the RNLI. Our volunteer lifesavers jump into action at a moment’s notice to save lives at sea in all conditions.

When: Sunday 26 March 2017
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Mother’s Day at Monkey World

Mother’s Day at Monkey World

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre!

 On Sunday 26th March 2017 we will be offering all Mum’s 50% off entry to the park. To take advantage of this incredible offer simply download the voucher below, print off and present at the entrance gate on arrival. There can be more than one Mum in your party, but all Mum’s must have a voucher to gain 50% off entry. This offer applies on Mother’s Day only, and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.


Click Here to Download Mother’s Day Voucher

 

Come and join us for a great day out - treat your Mum to come and see some of ours!

When: Sunday 26 March 2017
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"Strictly Bulleid" Spring Steam Gala 2017

 "Strictly Bulleid" Spring Steam Gala 2017

"Strictly Bulleid" Spring Steam Gala 2017

 Date: 31st Mar - 2nd Apr

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the final operation of steam hauled services on British Raiways Southern Region, Swanage Railway will be running a series of themed events in 2017.

"Strictly Bulleid" will be a bonanza of Bulleids with a number of guest Bulleid locomotives joining forces with the home Bulleid fleet to provide an extravaganza of steam power.

Guest Bulleid locomotives confirmed are:

West Country Class 34046 Braunton*

West Country Class 34092 City of Wells

Battle of Britain Class 34053 Sir Keith Park

Battle of Britain Class 34081 92 Squadron

Home Fleet Locomotive

Battle of Britain Class 34070 Manston

* No. 34046 will be appearing as Battle of Britain Class No. 34052 'Lord Dowding' for the duration of the event.

An intensive service of both passenger and demonstration goods trains will be operated.

When: Friday 31 March 2017 - Sunday 2 April 2017
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Monkey World Easter Eggstravaganza

Monkey World Easter Eggstravaganza

Easter Eggstravaganza ! Monkey World are giving away FREE chocolate Easter eggs to the first 100 children to enter the park each day. Approx 1 hour away.

When: Friday 14 April 2017 - Monday 17 April 2017
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Beaulieu Boat jumble

Beaulieu Boat jumble

Browse thousands of new and used boating bargains at the biggest boatjumble in the South.

When: Sunday 23 April 2017
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Poole Harbour Boat Show

Poole Harbour Boat Show
When: Friday 19 May 2017 - Sunday 21 May 2017
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Bournemouth 7s Festival

Bournemouth 7s Festival

Hailed as the Sporting Glastonbury, Bournemouth 7s hosts 400 Teams & 5,000 Competitors participating in Rugby, Netball, Hockey & Dodgeball Cups. It's the perfect End of Season Tour for any team!

When: Friday 26 May 2017 - Sunday 28 May 2017
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Cheese and Chilli Festival

Cheese and Chilli Festival

A family festival celebrating all things Cheese & Chilli with loads going on for the whole family including; Live Music, Stunt Shows, Chilli Eating Competition, Falconry display, Magic Shows, Punch & Judy, Inflatables, Bars, Craft Tent, Sand Art,...

When: Saturday 10 June 2017 - Sunday 11 June 2017
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Sammy's Birthday Weekend

Sammy's Birthday Weekend

Join us at your favourite Hoburne Holiday Park for Sammy's Birthday Weekend! Packed with fun activities for the whole family, don't miss out on your chance to celebrate with Sammy himself! Click on the park name for the full programme. 

Hoburne Bashley

17th June - Nick Walton as Olly Murs

18th June - Ballonatic & Shane Richie Jnr Band

Hoburne Cotswold

17th June - Jimmy Carlo

18th June - Little Chix

19th June - Ashley George

Hoburne Park

17th June - Abba Rival

18th June - Staying Alive & Gary Setterfield as Elton John

Hoburne Devon Bay

17th June - Elfick the Jester

18th June - Kelly Brazil as Katy Perry

Hoburne Naish

17th June - Little Mix Experience

18th June - The Balloonatic and Nick Walton as Olly Murs

When: Friday 16 June 2017 - Sunday 18 June 2017
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New Forest Show

New Forest Show

An annual three day event, rated amongst the Top Ten agricultural Shows in the country. The Show features International Showjumping, exciting displays, livestock, 600 trade stands and more for all the family. Less than 30 mins away

When: Tuesday 25 July 2017 - Thursday 27 July 2017
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Beaulieu Supercar Weekend

Beaulieu Supercar Weekend

Saturday 5th – Sunday 6th August 2017 - See some of the world’s most prestigious supercars including special displays and a demo run.

When: Saturday 5 August 2017 - Sunday 6 August 2017
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Great Dorset Steam Fair

Great Dorset Steam Fair

An annual show featuring steam-powered vehicles and machinery. It is reputedly the largest collection of steam and vintage equipment to be seen anywhere in the world. Approx an hour away

When: Thursday 24 August 2017 - Monday 28 August 2017
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Car Fest South

Car Fest South

CarFest presents a fabulous mix of music, cars and fun. As the brainchild of Chris Evans, it’s a magical weekend of entertainment for all the family!

When: Friday 25 August 2017 - Sunday 27 August 2017
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Bournemouth Air Show

Bournemouth Air Show

Voted best Tourism Event by VisitEngland and voted one of the ten best air shows in the world by USA Today, the Bournemouth Air Festival is the UK’s biggest, best and free aviation festival. Less than 30 mins away

When: Thursday 31 August 2017 - Sunday 3 September 2017
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Southampton Boat Show

Southampton Boat Show

The UK’s leading outdoor boat show, featuring one of the world’s largest purpose built Marina, with over 2 km of pontoons which displays more than 350 boats over the course of the 10 days. Less than 1 hour away

When: Friday 15 September 2017 - Sunday 24 September 2017
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Bournemouth Marathon Festival

Bournemouth Marathon Festival

The full weekend of events at the Bournemouth Marathon Festival attracts around 12,000 runners, with thousands more lining the course to support, and features the spectacular Speed of Light 5k, Supersonic 10k and two Junior Races on Saturday, with the Marathon and Half Marathon races on Sunday. The festival provides the perfect event for groups of runners to enjoy a full weekend and experience running as it should be along the magnificent Bournemouth Pier. Less than 30 mins away

When: Saturday 7 October 2017 - Sunday 8 October 2017
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Bournemouth Arts By the Sea

Bournemouth Arts By the Sea

Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival enlightens those autumnal days and nights with a rich mix of music, dance and visual arts across spaces and interesting venues throughout the town. All kicking off with a family friendly opening weekend, when Bournemouth town centre, gardens and seafront come to life with a colourful array of art and activities for all ages. Less than 30 mins away

When: Saturday 14 October 2017 - Saturday 21 October 2017
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Beaulieu Fireworks Spectacular

Beaulieu Fireworks Spectacular

An explosive and dynamic fireworks display set to a ‘Broadway’ theme.

When: Saturday 28 October 2017
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  • “Hoburne Park is a very well kept holiday park in an ideal location”

    46maggie2014, October 2015, Trip Advisor, Hoburne Park Guest