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.
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.
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.
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.
Browse thousands of new and used boating bargains at the biggest boatjumble in the South.
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!
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,...
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.
17th June - Nick Walton as Olly Murs
18th June - Ballonatic & Shane Richie Jnr Band
17th June - Jimmy Carlo
18th June - Little Chix
19th June - Ashley George
17th June - Abba Rival
18th June - Staying Alive & Gary Setterfield as Elton John
17th June - Elfick the Jester
18th June - Kelly Brazil as Katy Perry
17th June - Little Mix Experience
18th June - The Balloonatic and Nick Walton as Olly Murs
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
Saturday 5th – Sunday 6th August 2017 - See some of the world’s most prestigious supercars including special displays and a demo run.
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
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!
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
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
Located in the grounds of Beaulieu, Holiday Park & Homes Show is a special exhibition of next season's ranges of Caravan Holiday-Homes and Lodges from many of the major UK manufacturers.
The show will feature the latest caravan holiday-homes (static caravans) and lodges from nine British manufacturers, with many other exhibitors ranging from holiday parks in the UK and overseas, to decking manufacturers and insurance firms.
For full details please click here.
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
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
An explosive and dynamic fireworks display set to a ‘Broadway’ theme.
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