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!

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  1. Bournemouth Airshow

Thursday 29 August - Sunday 1 September

Bournemouth air show

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

    Bank Hol SS

    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

      Dorset steam fair

      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

        Corfe cinema

        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 

          Craft fair

          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 

            Bank Hol SB

            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

              Bournemouth pier fireworks

              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

                The greyhound inn

                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 

                  Bank Hol KY

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

                  10. The Beach!

                  Sandbanks

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



                    by Phoebe Webster

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