Welcome to Dorset

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

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. 

Places to visit

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

  • Explore Poole Harbour
  • Spend an afternoon in Wimborne Minster
  • Meet the chimps at Monkey World
  • Travel back in time at the Tank Museum
  • Discover Highcliffe Castle
  • Visit the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum
  • If you're feeling brave, do the Pier Zip
  • Go on a day trip to Bournemouth
  • Take the kids to Adventure Wonderland

Dorset Holiday Parks - Hoburne Park

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

Call 01425 273379
Or email enquiries@hoburne.com

From clifftops to castles, the adventures are endless

Hurst Castle

Hurst Castle

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

When: Thursday 27 April 2017 - Tuesday 31 October 2017
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Dream Machines on Poole Quay

Dream Machines on Poole Quay

During the period 2 May - 29 August 2017, every Tuesday evening is "Motorbike Night", or as it is now more widely known, - "Dream Machines".

The show starts at 6pm, when the Quay is closed to all traffic, to ensure there is safe access for everyone to wander around at their own leisure. You will find an unprecedented collection of gleaming, sparkling machinery as motorbike owners from across the country gather to "show off" their machines.

When: Tuesday 2 May 2017 - Tuesday 29 August 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

16th June - Mixtape

17th June - Star Cabaret with ‘Popwork’

18th June - Mixtape

Hoburne Cotswold

16th June - ‘Little Chix’ (Little Mix Tribute)

17th June - Star Cabaret with ‘Shane Richie Jnr Band’

18th June - Mixtape

Hoburne Park

16th June - Popwork

17th June - Mixtape

18th June - Disco

Hoburne Devon Bay

16th June - 'Only Olly’ (Olly Murs Tribute)

17th June - ‘Little Chix’ (Little Mix Tribute)

18th June - Mixtape

Hoburne Naish

16th June - Mixtape

17th June - ‘Mini Mix’ (Little Mix Tribute)

18th June - Mixtape

When: Friday 16 June 2017 - Sunday 18 June 2017
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Bournemouth Food & Drink Festival 2017

Bournemouth Food & Drink Festival 2017

After a hugely successful 6th year in 2016 we’re looking forward to The Annual Bournemouth Food and Drink Festival 2017. The Bournemouth Food & Drink Festival is 10 whole days of delight for foodies.

Where: The Square, Bournemouth BH2 6EG

When: 16th - 25th June 2017

Cost: FREE

When: Friday 16 June 2017 - Sunday 25 June 2017
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Folk on the Quay

Folk on the Quay

FOLK ON THE QUAY is a free folk music festival in Poole on 25 and 26 June with outdoor music stages and dancers in the streets overlooking Poole's lovely Harbour. More information about acts and timetable nearer the event date. Folk On The Quay is inspired, event-managed, funded and supported by Poole Tourism. The festival is organised by Folk legends Paul & Catherine Burke and is the brainchild of Anne Simpson, Poole Tourism's Events Manager. It is also supported by Volvo Cars Poole. For further information and to see online videos of the acts performing please visit www.folkonthequay.co.uk

When: Saturday 24 June 2017
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Quay for my Car

Quay for my Car
Poole Quay hosts a unique, themed car event every Friday evening from July to August from 6pm – 9pm, putting a great selection of popular car marques in the spotlight.

The event offers free entry onto the quayside for the car owners who fit the theme for that particular evening. With a stunning backdrop of the Quay and Poole Harbour it is the perfect location for owners to show off their vehicles.

2017 Season Timetable

JULY

7th July:   Land Rovers feat Defenders 
14th July: Minis 
21st July: Italian Stallions 
28th July: Best of British pre August '83 

AUGUST

4th Aug:    Aircooled VWs 
11th Aug:  Lotus 7s & Caterhams (Lotus 7 Diamond Jubilee!) 
18th Aug:  TVRs 
25th Aug:  American Dreams 

When: Saturday 1 July 2017 - Thursday 31 August 2017
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Poole Goes Vintage

Poole Goes Vintage

10am-7pm, Poole Quay #PooleGoesVintage Poole Goes Vintage Logo 2015 Sponsors of the event are Dutton Gregory Solicitors link will open in new window 2015 included: (2016 information closer to date) Live vintage music Classic cars Military Vehicles Dancing displays and tutorials Vintage themed fashion shows Wartime and period re-enactors Vintage Market Keep up to date with the event at www.pooletourism.com

When: Sunday 16 July 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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Summer Breeze with Fireworks on the Quay

Summer Breeze with Fireworks on the Quay

The event welcomes thousands of revellers who enjoy live music, a host of varied street entertainment, activities for all the family, special themed nights and a spectacular fireworks finale. Featuring a different line up each week and all for free!

When: Thursday 27 July 2017 - Thursday 31 August 2017
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Peppa Pig comes to Adventure Wonderland

Peppa Pig comes to Adventure Wonderland

Peppa Pig is coming to Adventure Wonderland on the 2nd August.  The park opens at 10am and Peppa Pig will be will be appearing at various intervals throughout the day to greet fans, so don’t forget to bring your camera along to take your own photos!  For tickets and prices check the website for details.

When: Wednesday 2 August 2017
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Bournemouth Friday Fireworks

Bournemouth Friday Fireworks

Be prepared to be dazzled by the Bournemouth Firework display. Starting at 10pm from Bournemouth Pier, we know you’ll love watching the skies light up!

Where: Bournemouth Pier, Pier Approach BH2 5AA

When: Firework dates for this year are as follows: 4th August, 11th August, 18th August, 25th August

Cost: FREE

When: Friday 4 August 2017 - Friday 25 August 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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Paw Patrol's Chase and Skye come to Adventure Wonderland

Paw Patrol's Chase and Skye come to Adventure Wonderland

Paw Patrol's Chase and Skye are coming to Adventure Wonderland on the 17 August.  The park opens at 10am and Chase and Skye will be will be appearing at various intervals throughout the day to greet their fans, so don’t forget to bring your camera along to take your own photos!  For tickets and prices check the website for details.

When: Thursday 17 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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Beaulieu Holiday Park & Homes Show

Beaulieu Holiday Park & Homes Show

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.

When: Friday 22 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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Dorset

OUR STORY

It's been over 100 years since John Burry, purchased Hoburne Farm.

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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