Events In Dorset

Seek South West: Dorset Events

Are you looking to visit Dorset when the skies are adorned with fireworks, the atmosphere with passion, and the streets with parades? The good news is that a diversity of events take place in this tourist destination yearly. With the shopping events comes a vibrant ambience. If you are looking for exotic souvenirs or gift items, those are the events to partake in. On the other hand, the art exhibitions are going to awe and inspire you with their artworks and relics. And the food events are going to show you the height of farm produce in Dorset.

Tanks in a museum

October Half Term at The Tank Museum

Make this half-term a fun learning experience when you explore the Tank Museum and take in the realistic explosions and expert commentary. You’ll learn about how tanks are used in battle and how they have evolved over time. Starting on 23 October 2017, you can enjoy watching tanks roll into action every weekday at 1pm. There are loads of family activities to take part in, including free family trails to keep everyone engaged with puzzles and teasers.

Phone: +44 01929405096

Address: The Tank Museum, Bovington, Dorset, BH20 6JG

Ghostly Stories at Corfe Castle

Don’t miss the chance to enjoy incredible ghostly stories uncovered from the ruins of Corfe Castle. Granny Cousins will lead you along the way, whether you find yourself looking upwards as the castle looms or beside the keep as you listen. While it is free, standard entry charges to the castle apply. It will be on every day from 22 to 29 October 2017, starting at 11am and ending at 3pm

Phone: +44 01929 481924

Address: The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5EZ

The Mad Hatter costume

Abbotsbury Gardens Fright Night!

Dress up and get ready to be both ‘tricked and treated’ when you head to the Bug show. You’ll not want to miss the fun as you meet the Bugs and enjoy the show. Don’t miss out on the chance to get your face painted for free and take part in the scary wounds surgery. Discounts are available for all who book in advance or you can buy on the door. The event is open from 26 to 28 October2017 from 4.30pm to 8.30pm.

Phone: +44 01305 871130

Address: Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, Buller’s Way, Abbotsbury, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 4LA

Leweston Bonfire and Firework Display

Get ready for the end of the year in grand style with the Leweston Bonfire and Firework Display brought to life by Imperial Lotus Limited. Bring the entire family along on 2 November 2017 for a wonderful night of sweets, refreshments and food as everyone enjoys the bonfire and fireworks.

Phone: 01963 210691

Address: Leweston School, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 6EN

A bonfire

Weymouth Bonfire, Fireworks & Guy Fawkes Celebrations 2017

On 5 November 2017, get yourself out of the house and enjoy one of the biggest of Borough’s annual community events. Weymouth Guy Fawkes Celebrations is a favourite for many families who look forward to the wide array of Guy Fawkes events happening every year.

Address: Weymouth Beach (Pavilion End), The Esplanade, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 8ED

3 SSW top tips for attending events in Dorset

  1. Book tickets ahead to enjoyearly bird discounts.
  2. Find out if on-site parking is available or if there are car parks nearby.
  3. Take a bus or train if event is close to a station and there’s no parking.

To know when and where to find the next, or a specific, event in Dorset, contact any Seek South West information centre in Dorset.