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
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.
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!
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
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.
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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