Bank Holiday Top 10 To Do’s in Dorset

Our top 10 things in to do in Dorset this Bank Holiday. Spoiler alert - they're all outside!

Bank Holiday Events

1. Bournemouth Airshow

Thursday 29 August – Sunday 1 September

Bournemouth Air Festival during Bank Holiday with the Red Arrows over Bournemouth Pier

With a full schedule of events starting from the Thursday, get yourself a programme to make sure you don’t miss any of the action.

2. Survival Skills with Land & Wave

Corfe Castle –

Family session – Friday 23 August 09.30 – 12.30 and Monday 26 August 09.30 – 12.30 & 13.30 – 16.30

Adults only – Sunday 25 August 14.00 – 16.00

Making fire with your own hands, mastering archery and indulging in smores round the campfire – no better way to spend a day!

3.Great Dorset Steam Fair

Thursday 22 August – Monday 26 August

The annual fair is back and as always promises to deliver a weekend full of fun, food and steam.

4. Corfe Castle Outdoor Cinema

Friday 23 August – Sunday 25 August

Choose from How To Train Your Dragon, Mary Poppins and Bohemian Rhapsody all with a backdrop of the iconic castle. 

5. Bournemouth Food & Craft Market

Monday 26 August 

Face painting, arts & crafts, children’s activities, live summer entertainment and more.

6. Paddle Boarding with Land & Wave

Saturday 24 August 11.00 – 13.00 & 14.00 – 16.00, Swanage & Sandbanks

Sunday 25 August 11.00 – 13.00 & 14.00 – 16.00, Swanage & Sandbanks

Monday 26 August 11.00 – 13.00 & 14.00 – 16.00, Swanage 

Explore the coast the best way – from the water. We’ll have you on your feet in no time!

7. Bournemouth Fireworks

Friday 23rd August – 22.00

Rounding off the summer with a bang the last of the Bournemouth fireworks is set to be a showstopper. 

8. Greyhound Corfe Castle – Ale & Cider Festival

Friday 23 August – Monday 26 August

An annual must do over Bank Holiday. Great food, great drinks, great location and time it just right to go straight to the cinema after.

9. Kayaking with Land & Wave

Saturday 24 August 11.00 – 13.00 & 14.00 – 16.00, Swanage & Sandbanks 

Sunday 25 August 11.00 – 13.00 & 14.00 – 16.00, Swanage & Sandbanks 

Monday 26 August 11.00 – 13.00 & 14.00 – 16.00, Swanage 

The everybody favourite at the beach. Become a master of the Kayak with our two-hour sessions. 

10. The Beach!

The theme for most our Bank Holiday recommendations. Nothing better than time spent here whatever it is you do.

19 August 2019 by Phoebe Webster

As always Dorset is jam packed of amazing events this Bank Holiday. Don’t get daunted by the choice and use our handy list to make sure you don’t miss anything!

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