With coast, country and castles, there’s so much to discover in Dorset. You’ll love how close Hoburne Park is to sandy beaches and popular attractions.
Dorset has a jam-packed calendar of events that the whole family will love. Join the crowds watching the old warplanes at the Bournemouth Air Festival or go to your first cheese and chilli festival. You can even start planning your holiday now by looking at our events calendar.
Jump in the car and head to the breath-taking New Forest where you’ll find dainty tearooms and meet the famous ponies. Or, if you want to build sandcastles and shop, we recommend a trip to Bournemouth.
Our events calendar tells you what’s on during in your stay.
Click the links below to view them on the interactive map.
Centuries of military defence.
Explore the military might on this fortress by the sea.
Get there by food along the Hurst Spit or ferry from Keyhaven, 10am every 20 minutes
www.english-heritage.org.uk/hurstcastle or www.hurstcastle.co.uk, 01590 642500
Where: Paultons Park
When: Saturday 7th October – Monday 30th October Inclusive (Shows from 21st - 30th October 2017 only).
Spooky fun for all the family during October half term. Paultons transforms into a world of pumpkins, Little Monsters and spooky tunes! Come and visit us for a frightfully good time with all of our ghoulish friends. You never know what could be lurking around the corner…so keep your eyes peeled! Don’t miss the Little Monsters Ball, Freaky Fancy Dress competition and character meet and greets.
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
Where: Adventure Wonderland Bournemouth
When: 27th & 28th October! 6:30pm – 10:00pm
Dare you come along to Adventure Wonderland for an extra spooky Night time Monster Bash on the evening of 27th or 28th October? Halloween is falling again, so we’re having a two evening special event over and above the normal day time scary activities at the Home of Halloween when the time will be ripe for all sorts of scary and ghoulish creatures to appear under cover of darkness! The evening includes Merritown Manor maze at night!, Don’t Forget your Torch! a performance of our Halloween show, Hot dog and chips for each booked child and all that the indoor Wild Thing adventure play centre can offer.
An explosive and dynamic fireworks display set to a ‘Broadway’ theme.
Where: Paultons Park
When: DECEMBER; 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd
Christmas is a special time of the year at Paultons, meet Santa in his magical Grotto, experience Peppa Pig World in a festive setting and enjoy selected rides and attractions, including Lost Kingdom and Critter Creek, across the Park. The event starts on 18th November 2017 and runs on selected dates until 23rd December 2017.
Santa's Grotto is available to book 9:30 – 17:15 on select days throughout November and December. There is limited capacity so book early to avoid disappointment. Park entry is included with your booking, rides and attractions open from 10am.
The Events Wall is our fun and interactive gallery that will help you plan your perfect holiday.LEARN MORE
“Hoburne Park is a very well kept holiday park in an ideal location”
46maggie2014, October 2015, Trip Advisor, Hoburne Park Guest