Holiday Parks in Dorset

With coast, country and castles, there’s so much to discover at our holiday parks in Dorset. You’ll love how close Hoburne Park is to sandy beaches and popular attractions.

Come and discover one of the country’s best seaside locations; just perfect for those who love thrilling watersports, scenic coastal views or simply having fun and games on the beach and by the pool. Your picture-perfect postcard holiday starts right here.

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,
Sat Nav: BH23 4HP

Call 01425 273379
Or email enquiries@hoburne.com

From clifftops to castles, the adventures are endless

Little Africa at Paultons Park

Little Africa at Paultons Park

Where: Paultons Park
When: Opening February half term
Cost: Included in ticket price

Opening for February Half Term is Little Africa. See the Park’s own little corner of Africa and discover the amazing animals and birds of the Savannah. From Meerkats, to Porcupines, Lizards to Mongoose there are animals of all shapes and size to delight and entertain. Visit the nocturnal house to see the Fennec Foxes, Giant Pouched Rats and Scorpions before venturing back in to the picturesque free flying aviary to meet Trumpeter Hornbills, Black-Crowned Night Herons and many, many more fascinating species.

When: Sunday 11 February 2018 - Saturday 27 October 2018
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BMX Stunt Show

BMX Stunt Show

If you love watching or taking part in two-wheeled extreme sports, then we have just the event for you. Lee Musselwhite, professional BMX Flatland rider and current UK Flatland Champion, will be coming to a selection of our parks during 2018 for a series of stunt displays and workshops.

Saturday 31st March - Cotswold

Wednesday 4th April -Naish & Bashley

Thursday 5th April -Devon Bay

Saturday 26th May -Cotswold

Wednesday 30th May - Naish & Bashley

Saturday 2nd June -Devon Bay

Saturday 20th October - Cotswold

Sunday 21st October - Naish / Bashley

Monday 22nd October - Devon Bay

The workshops will be extremely popular and spaces will be limited - book early to avoid missing out!

*Workshops are a chargeable event 

When: Saturday 31 March 2018 - Monday 22 October 2018
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Peppa Pig World gets bigger and better!

Peppa Pig World gets bigger and better!

Where: Peppa Pig World
When: New rides opening 16th May
Cost: Included in normal ticket price

Paultons is of course home to the world’s first and UK exclusive Peppa Pig World and from the 16th May 2018 there will be more Peppa fun than ever with the opening of a large new expansion featuring two fin new rides, The Queen’s Flying Coach Ride and Grampy Rabbit’s Sailing Club. There will be plenty of new Peppa friends to meet, including Gerald Giraffe and Mr Bull and his maintenance team with their digger and crane!

When: Wednesday 16 May 2018 - Friday 30 November 2018
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Summer Live 2018

Summer Live 2018

Where: The Square, Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 6EG

When: 13 July 2018 - 27 Aug 2018 Various times throughout the day

Cost: Free Event

Summer Live is a free event for all ages.

Bournemouth town centre offers visitors a wide variety of shops, restaurants, bars and the award winning gardens.
​​​​​Summer Live is located in The Square.

Live music every day (from 5pm week days / from 12pm weekends)
Visit the huts and watch the artists in action as they paint, draw and create
Face painting on most days (for a small fee)
Outdoor 'Garden Bar' plus BBQ
Other huts include Henna body art, beach themed jewellery and the delicious sweet selection.

Children are more than welcome plus Free entertainment shows during the last 2 weeks of August with Dr Balloonman, Mr Merlin and Okey Dokey, Count Backwards and Jamie Jigsaw (check the schedule for dates and times).

Outside-In will be hosting free arts and crafts workshops on the last 2 Fridays (11am til 5pm).

Bournemouth Town Centre - shop, eat, meet and enjoy free entertainment.

(dog friendly)

Please visit the website for full schedule. 

When: Friday 13 July 2018 - Monday 27 August 2018
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Bing & Flop at Adventure Wonderland

Bing & Flop at Adventure Wonderland

Adventure Wonderland welcomes more first time visitors in the late summer, when Bing and Flop visit the park. Bing, as seen on CBeebies, uses everyday events to help children learn.

Keep bang up-to-date with Adventure Wonderland events and deals at adventurewonderland.co.uk by signing up for the newsletter, or by following on Facebook @adventurewonderland

When: Tuesday 28 August 2018
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Bournemouth Air Show

Bournemouth Air Show

Where: Bournemouth Beach
When: Thursday 30th August - 2nd Sept
Cost: Free Admission

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 30 August 2018 - Sunday 2 September 2018
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Search For A Star

Search For A Star

Have you got star quality? Want to show off your pool, darts, dancing or all-round talent skills? If the answer is ‘Yes!’ then you should enter our ‘Search For a Star’ National Competition!

Find out more >> here <<

When: Friday 14 September 2018 - Monday 12 November 2018
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Larry’s Planetarium Birthday Party

Larry’s Planetarium Birthday Party

Throughout 2018, Sammy’s Squad will be celebrating their birthdays and you’re invited! Put on your party outfit and join us on selected dates as we blow out candles, sing and play games while wishing them all a huge ‘Happy Birthday!’ 

Join Larry’s Planetarium Birthday Party on Saturday 22nd September 2018 and enjoy the twilight dome and explore the worlds that glitter in our night sky.

When: Saturday 22 September 2018
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Happy Halloween at Paultons Park (Dates tbc)

Happy Halloween at Paultons Park (Dates tbc)

Where: Paultons Park
When: Dates to be confirmed - please check back 
Cost: Included in normal admission fee 

Visit Paultons Park this October and explore a world of pumpkins, spooky characters and ghostly tunes! Look out for the Pumpkin Patch, Headless Horseman, Witch's Cauldron, Giant Pumpkin and Skeleton attractions as you journey through the Park. Character meet and greets with Pickles the Pumpkin and friends will also take place at selected times throughout the day. Further information coming soon to paultonspark.co.uk 

When: Monday 1 October 2018 - Wednesday 31 October 2018
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Captain Smuggles Pirate Birthday Party

Captain Smuggles Pirate Birthday Party

Throughout 2018, Sammy’s Squad will be celebrating their birthdays and you’re invited! Put on your party outfit and join us on selected dates as we blow out candles, sing and play games while wishing them all a huge ‘Happy Birthday!’ 

Join Captain Smuggles Pirate Birthday Party and his merry band of pirates as they take you on a journey across the high seas on Saturday 13th October 2018.

When: Saturday 13 October 2018
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The Gruffalo at Adventure Wonderland

The Gruffalo at Adventure Wonderland

The Gruffalo will be the star attraction at Adventure Wonderland during October half-term. Everyone’s favourite monster will join in the fang-tastic celebration of Halloween, always a not-to-be missed week of fun at the park. 

Characters will be making personal appearances at intervals on selected days.  So get the all-important dates in your diary now, and bring your camera or phone to capture the magic.

Keep bang up-to-date with Adventure Wonderland events and deals at adventurewonderland.co.uk by signing up for the newsletter, or by following on Facebook @adventurewonderland

When: Tuesday 23 October 2018
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Christmas at Paultons

Christmas at Paultons

Where: Paultons Park
When: 1st – 23rd December 2018
Cost: Included in normal admission fee. 

Christmas is a special time of the year at Paultons. There is a magical world of ice and illuminations – meet Santa in his magical Grotto and many of his animal friends along the way as they all get ready for Christmas Eve. Experience Peppa Pig World in a magical festive setting, enjoy selected rides and attractions across the Park and hear the amazing musical Christmas tree at the main entrance.

When: Saturday 1 December 2018 - Sunday 23 December 2018
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    46maggie2014, Trip Advisor, Hoburne Park Guest

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