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Events and what's on in Abbotsbury

Abbotsbury is the definition of a traditional village. It's populated with thatched cottages, hillsides and iconic buildings that date back centuries ago.

The strong history within Abbotsbury has created a withstanding community that hosts events so everyone can join in on the fun, so take a look at what you can get involved in below.

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02 Oct 2020 to 03 Oct 2020

Bournemouth, Dorset
The Gin to My Tonic FestivalThe Gin To My Tonic Festival brings together over 100 different gins from across the UK and beyond. Each gin stocked behind the bars has been selected based on outstanding craftsmanship, delightful flavour and the most enjoyable drinking experiences. The festival is here to take you on a journey of gin discovery! What’s more, we believe gin should be served correctly which is why we offer 35ml serves (as opposed to the average 25ml) as standard! The Gin To My Tonic Festival will take ...
25 Sep 2020 to 04 Oct 2020

Bournemouth, Dorset
Bournemouth Arts by the Sea FestivalWe are thrilled to announce that Arts by the Sea Festival will go ahead in 2020 in a revised, COVID-friendly format. The festival will now take place with a reduced number of live physical events consisting of a handful of limited capacity, outdoor installations across Bournemouth Gardens and local beaches. The festival will also host more online activities where workshops and live streams will become a part of this year's format as we strive to meet government safety guidelines whilst still ...
24 Oct 2020 to 25 Oct 2020

Sherborne Castle, Sherborne, Dorset
Autumn Colours WeekendExplore acres of impressive gardens beside the lake and witness the spectacular autumn colours all around you.
28 October 2020

Adventure Wonderland, Christchurch, Dorset
Monster Minions at Adventure WonderlandMonster Minions will be the star attraction at Adventure Wonderland during October half-term. These mischievous minions will fit right in with all the fang-tastic Halloween celebrations at the park which includes a scary maze and a live Halloween show. They will be making personal appearances throughout the day, so cameras at the ready! Spooktacular! Pre-book your tickets via the website.
24 Oct 2020 to 31 Oct 2020

Nothe Fort, Weymouth, Dorset
Halloween Family FunIn the run up to Halloween, Nothe Fort will become the spookiest place in Weymouth! With ghost tours, craft activities and much, much more, there is something for all the family in this Halloween extravaganza. Warning: Only for the bravest visitors! Enter if you dare!
24 Oct 2020 to 31 Oct 2020

Weymouth, Dorset
Survival ZoneThis immersive, theatrical experience puts our guests in the middle of a crisis – the Living Dead have taken over! The south coast's premier scare attraction, we scare the hell out of you!
24 Oct 2020 to 01 Nov 2020

Wareham, Dorset
Half Term Family Fun at the Tank MuseumThe Tank Museum brings the story of tanks and their crews to life. Experience the biggest day out in history with 100 years of history, 300 tanks, kids activities, and more at Dorset’s largest indoor attraction. * Activities running 24 October – 1 November 2020 * Open daily 10am-5pm * Mini Landrover Driving from Mini Landies * Free trails * Brand new WW2 Exhibition * Allow 4-5hrs for your visit
24 Oct 2020 to 01 Nov 2020

Adventure Wonderland, Christchurch, Dorset
Half Term Halloween Fun Tricks, Treats, Meet & Greets: Adventure Wonderland is busy planning another spooktacular Halloween half-term event. Join us between 24 October and 1st November for a spooky selection of entertainment throughout the park! Book your tickets now at www.adventurewonderland.co.uk
24 Oct 2020 to 01 Nov 2020

Wareham, Dorset
Halloween Half-term at Monkey WorldGet your Creatures of the Night activity sheet with Monkey World’s Halloween half-term pack, available every day from 24th October to 1st November. The children’s activity centre is also open with spooky sand art and creepy crafts, and a spook station in the park will introduce children to creatures of the night! Free entry to all children in full Halloween fancy dress on the 31st October! Join in a fang-tastic day, with spooky trails, scary storytelling and a free fancy dress competition ...
26 Oct 2020 to 30 Nov 2020

Farmer Palmers, Wareham, Dorset
Spooky Halloween Fun at Farmer Palmer'sLow-key fangtastic Halloween fun for little ones with cauldrons full of family fun! The whole farm park has a spooky makeover and the team are transformed into our entertaining 'Boo Crew'. Dressing up and getting into the 'spirit' of things is highly encouraged. We are currently working on a "Palmer's Pumpkin Pick" activity . . . keep watch on the website!
12 Dec 2020 to 13 Dec 2020

Nothe Fort, Weymouth, Dorset
Victorian Christmas FairOn this Christmas weekend, the Nothe Fort will be alive with festive spirit! Dorset Food & Drink will be returning to the fort with a Christmas market, bringing you all your favourite local produce with a festive twist. To enhance this Victorian-themed event, the fort casemates will be housing traditional craft demonstrations, complete with re-enactors. And there will be fun for the children too, including a new take on the famous Nothe Fort Mouse Hunt and other festive activities.
25 Jun 2021 to 27 Jun 2021

Wareham, Dorset
TANKFEST 2021Don’t miss the world’s biggest display of historic moving armour – TANKFEST 2021, sponsored by World of Tanks. See tanks roar round the arena, explore Living History encampments, meet your favourite YouTube stars and historians, and discover the best collection of military vehicles.
10 Jul 2021 to 11 Jul 2021

Weymouth, Dorset
Nyetimber Dorset Seafood FestivalA fabulous weekend of seafood, delicious English Sparkling Wines from Nyetimber, celebrity chefs and a great atmosphere around Weymouth harbour. The Nyetimber Dorset Seafood Festival brings together sparkling wine and seafood, family entertainment and a great opportunity to gain a better understanding of the superb seafood available to us just off our wonderful shores. Taste fresh seafood dishes from nearly 100 stalls around the beautiful harbour, or simply relax with a bottle of ...
29 Jul 2021 to 01 Aug 2021

Lulworth, Dorset
Camp BestivalWe're excited to announce the dates for Camp Bestival 2021 - we'll be returning to Lulworth Castle, on Dorset's stunning Jurassic Coast for more award-winning family fun from Thursday July 29th to Sunday August 1st next summer and look forward to seeing you all there! Camp Bestival 2021 tickets will go on sale later this year with a payment plan available to help spread the total cost over multiple payments.
31 Jul 2021 to 07 Aug 2021

Swanage, Dorset
Swanage CarnivalFor one week at the end of July and the beginning of August, Swanage will be radiating to the sound, fun and excitement of the annual carnival, the South Coast’s Premier event. This ‘must do’ attraction has so much to offer everyone, from the magnificent two-mile carnival procession, vibrant with dance, sound and colour, to the beat of live bands playing on the Main Stage and in the carnival marquee.
18 August 2021

Shaftesbury, Dorset
Gillingham & Shaftesbury ShowOne of the largest one-day agricultural shows in the south, and held on the Turnpike Showground in North Dorset, this traditional show is always held on the third Wednesday in August and regularly has an attendance of over 24,000 people.
26 Aug 2021 to 30 Aug 2021

Blandford, Dorset
Great Dorset Steam FairIf you’re looking for an excellent fun and action-packed day out for all the family, you’ll love the Great Dorset Steam Fair. This English fair is held at the village of Tarrant Hinton, near Blandford Forum in the heart of the beautiful Dorset countryside. Further directions are superfluous. Just find the village on the map, head in that direction and follow everyone else to the show. From small beginnings this annual event has become one of the favoured places for those interested in ...
27 Aug 2021 to 30 Aug 2021

Lyme Regis, Dorset
Lyme Folk WeekendLyme Folk Weekend 2020 has been cancelled but is scheduled to go ahead in 2021. We are, though, thrilled to say that all the headline acts that we had booked have agreed to return next summer, so the festival will look exactly the same as it would have done this August. The new dates are Friday August 27 to Monday August 30 2021, when we will be delighted to bring you an amazing line-up for our first four-day festival - kicking off with the brilliant Gigspanner Big Band, followed by ...
02 Sep 2021 to 05 Sep 2021

Bournemouth, Dorset
Bournemouth Air FestivalHuge free air festival with international aircraft, beach assault and air display teams. The Festival site is open daily from 10am with displays starting late morning/ early afternoon . See website for latest information.
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3 Mar 2020
February Photos of the Month Resort Dorset’s second ‘photos of the month’ feature is here! We’ve selected some of our favourite photos from Instagram that either mention @resortdorset or use the tag #resortdorset. Additionally, we select a featured photo of the month (above). Let’s get stuck in! Shots We Love River Stour View this post on Instagram ... Read more...
26 Nov 2019
Dog-Friendly Dorset A fully-fledged member of the family, your four-legged friend doesn’t need to feel left out of the holiday loop and will be well-catered for when you come to dog-friendly Dorset. Accommodation When it comes to finding somewhere to stay, there’s no shortage of accommodation to choose from. Whether it’s camping, a caravan, cottage or lodge you’re after, Dorset has plenty of dog-friendly options to choose from to make the perfect holiday for you and your ... Read more...
8 Nov 2019
Dorset’s Christmas Markets and Festive Fairs ‘Tis the season to be jolly, and you will be when you discover the fantastic selection of Christmas markets and festive fairs that are set to be held around Dorset in the coming weeks. If you’re getting organised with your shopping, these events are a great way to find those perfect gifts; if delicious food and drink is on your wish list, then you’ll love the tasty selection available from local producers; or maybe you’d like a day out to get you in the ... Read more...
23 Jul 2019
Holidays in Dorset - 10 Must-Visit Places Dorset is well-known for many reasons, and you’re probably visiting because you’ve heard many great things about the beautiful county (we’re guessing the 95-mile stretch of the Jurassic Coast has something to do with it). But, have you planned what you’re going to get up to during your stay? Holidays in Dorset just aren’t complete without visiting these places. They’ll make your trip extra special… Durdle Door Let’s get ... Read more...
2 Jul 2019
Special Places to Stay in Dorset by the Sea When it comes to golden beaches, stunning coastlines and picturesque harboursides, Dorset is first on the list for many. Escaping the urban lifestyle, all of this makes for a dreamy getaway. The 285km stretch of Jurassic coast is home to both vibrant and relaxing locations with offerings nothing short of spectacular. From world-famous landmarks including Durdle Door to hidden gems such as Eype Beach that sits next to West Bay, looking for special places to stay in Dorset by the ... Read more...

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