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Dorset Activities

Just because you're on holiday doesn't mean you always want to sit back and completely relax! There's a huge range of activities in the county to keep you busy and having fun. Of course, water sports are especially popular with visitors to the Dorset coast, and there are plenty of opportunites to have fun on or in the water.

For those preferring to keep two feet on the ground, there are lots of activities involving the beautiful Dorset countryside - think horse riding, coasterring, archery, motor sports, woodland walks or golf - the opportunities are seemingly endless!

Here's a selection of the best ways to keep busy on your Dorset holiday...

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Events

17 Sep 2021 to 18 Sep 2021
Sandpolo at Sandbanks
Poole
17 Sep 2021 to 18 Sep 2021
Upton Country Park Festival
Poole
18 Sep 2021 to 19 Sep 2021
Abbotsbury Food Fair
Abbotsbury
17 Sep 2021 to 20 Sep 2021
TANKFEST 2021
Wareham
23 Sep 2021 to 24 Sep 2021
Antigone
Poole
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Halloween Events in Dorset The October half-term is now synonymous with Halloween and the themed fun that takes place. If you’re out and about in Dorset, you’ll find many a Halloween event happening, so grab your broomsticks, sharpen those fangs, and prepare to have one hell of a good time! Dorset Halloween events and activities include everything from Monster Minions to Ghost Tours and more besides. It's scary how much there is to choose from... Halloween Events Read more...

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