West Dorset Leisure Holidays

Dorset Events

View a fantastic range of events below that are taking place across Dorset and in Martin’s Bar & Restaurant at Highlands End Holiday Park. Why not coincide your holiday booking to visit one or more of these events? Events taking place in Martin’s Bar & Restaurant are open to both holidaymakers and local residents – we look forward to seeing you!

Stargazing Evening

A guided evening of stargazing at Martin's Bar & Restaurant, with food and drinks available!

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Friday 15th March - 7:00pm

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Holiday Home Sales Open Day

Explore new and pre-owned holiday homes for sale

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Saturday 16th March - 10:00am and 4 future dates

Easter Monday Duck Race

A fun Easter event with cash prizes

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Monday 1st April - 12:00pm

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Children’s Storytime Party

An exciting themed party with stories, games and entertainment

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Monday 1st April - 5:00pm and 8 future dates

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Family Disco at Martin’s Bar

A fun disco for families of all ages

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Wednesday 3rd April - 6:00pm and 8 future dates

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Live music from Nina Garcia

Fiery Fiddle Driven Celtic, Pop & Party!

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Friday 5th April - 7:00pm and 3 future dates

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Dorset Spring Show

A brand new event for 2024!

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Saturday 27th April - All day and 1 future dates

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Kingston Maurward Animal Park & Gardens

Blessing Of The Boats

Remembering those who lost their lives at sea

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Sunday 5th May - All day

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Lyme Regis

Dorchester Walking Festival

Explore the countryside on one of these guided walks

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Saturday 11th May - All day and 8 future dates

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Dorchester

Lyme Regis May Fete

A family-friendly fete

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Sunday 12th May - 12:00am

Pirates Day

A themed family day out at West Bay

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Sunday 26th May - All day

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West Bay

Live music from Nick Tatham

A contestant from The Voice UK is performing at Martin's Bar

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Friday 31st May - 7:00pm and 1 future dates

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Wimbourne Folk Festival

An internationally recognized festival, famous for traditional English folk music and dance

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Friday 7th June - All day and 2 future dates

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Oceanarium Bournemouth

Lyme Regis Fossil Festival

An educational and exciting day out

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Saturday 8th June - All day and 1 future dates

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The West Bay Vintage Rally

Anyone interested in old cars, tractors or steam engines must not miss this event.

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Saturday 8th June - All day and 1 future dates

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West Bay

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Bridport Food & Beer Festival

A food festival in the day becomes a lively event at night

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Friday 14th June - All day and 1 future dates

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Bridport

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Chesil Rocks Festival

An annual arts and music festival, raising money for the Samaritans

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Thursday 20th June - All day and 2 future dates

Roads To Rail Steam Rally

A 3-day event for families and enthusiasts

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Friday 21st June - All day and 2 future dates

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Swanage Railway

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The Axe Vale Show

Arts and crafts, live music and entertainment

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Saturday 22nd June - All day and 1 future dates

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Tankfest

An explosive event showcasing some incredible tanks and armoured vehicles

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Friday 28th June - All day and 2 future dates

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The Tank Museum

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Music By The Lake

Live music from some of the UK's best tribute acts

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Friday 5th July - All day and 2 future dates

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Dorchester

Power Boat Circuit Racing

Watch this exciting watersport from the shore at West Bay

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Saturday 6th July - All day and 1 future dates

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West Bay

Jurassic Fields Music Festival

A small, family friendly music festival in Bridport

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Friday 12th July - All day and 2 future dates

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Bridport

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Lyme Morris Day

A fantastic display of Morris Dancing

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Saturday 13th July - All day

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Camp Bestival

A family friendly music festival held in Lulworth

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Thursday 25th July - All day and 3 future dates

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Lulworth Castle & Park

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RNLI Raft Race

Watch local teams race on homemade rafts

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Thursday 25th July - 6:00pm

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West Bay

Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week

A week of events raising money for the RNLI

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Saturday 27th July - All day and 7 future dates

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Weymouth Food & Family Festival

A family friendly festival in the seaside town of Weymouth

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Saturday 27th July - All day and 1 future dates

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Weymouth Seafront Fireworks

Firework displays along the seafront

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Monday 29th July - 9:30pm and 4 future dates

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Weymouth

Lyme Regis Regatta and Carnival Week

A week packed full of excitement and events

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Friday 2nd August - All day and 8 future dates

Lyme Regis Fireworks Display

A spectacular firework display from The Cobb

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Friday 2nd August - 9:30pm and 1 future dates

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Lyme Regis Torchlight Procession

Ignite a ring of fire on the beach

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Saturday 3rd August - 9:00pm

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West Bay Day

Celebrate the rich heritage of West Bay

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Sunday 4th August - All day

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Dorchester Cider Festival

A family friendly event with a boozy twist!

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Saturday 17th August - 2:00pm

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Bridport Carnival

Join the excitement at one of Bridport's best family-friendly events of the Summer

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Saturday 17th August - 7:00pm

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Bridport

Bridport Torchlight Procession

A spectacular procession of blazing torches as part of Bridport Carnival Week

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Sunday 18th August - 6:30pm

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Bridport

The Melplash Agricultural Show

An exciting agricultural day out for families or serious show enthusiasts

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Thursday 22nd August - All day

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West Bay

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The Great Dorset Steam Fair

A huge event, attracting visitors from round the world

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Thursday 22nd August - All day and 4 future dates

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Anonymous Festival

Music, Workshops, Games, Inflatables, Food & Drink

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Monday 26th August - 12:00am

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Dorchester

Bournemouth Air Festival

Incredible displays from a range of aircraft

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Thursday 29th August - All day and 2 future dates

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Bournemouth

Dorset County Show

A fun day out for all the family

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Saturday 7th September - All day and 1 future dates

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Dorchester

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Seafeast – The Dorset Seafood Festival

Fresh, local seafood from over 100 stalls, music and entertainment

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Saturday 7th September - All day and 1 future dates

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Weymouth

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Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival

An award-winning festival with cheeses from across the country

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Saturday 14th September - 10:00am and 1 future dates

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Night Golf

A night-time golf experience with light up balls and LED markers

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Friday 11th October - 6:30pm and 1 future dates

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Shepherd's Down Pitch 'n' Putt

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Bonfire By The Beach

A fantastic location for a bonfire and fireworks

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Saturday 26th October - All day

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West Bay

Highland’s Maker’s Market

The annual Highland's Maker's Market will take place at Martin's Bar & Restaurant on Saturday 16th November

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Saturday 16th November - All day

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Lyme Regis Christmas Light Switch On

The start of the festive season in Lyme Regis

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Saturday 23rd November - All day

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Carols Round The Tree

Get in the Christmas spirit by singing carols

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Monday 23rd December - 7:00pm

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The West Bay Wallow

A charity swim in icy cold waters at West Bay

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Thursday 26th December - All day

Lyme Lunge

An annual fancy dress sea swim

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Wednesday 1st January - 1:00pm

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