Events in Dorset
October November December

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Due to the Health Crisis events may be cancelled. Please check their website. Stay safe everyone.

Events in Dorset in October, November and December.  Early autumn and into winter and the Festive season of December.  Balmy Indian Summer, Fireworks and Christmas, what a great season it is. You need a diary to keep up with everyone!!!

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Cycle route round Parkstone Bay

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The Swanage Blues Festival  is on the 1st to the 4th October 2020 the second one of the year. You will want to come back!!

Studland Stampede Sunday 11th October 2020. Distance 12km over flat and scenic terrain. 

RNLI Michaelmas Fair will be held at Shaftesbury TBC

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There is often quite good weather during October and events all over Wessex continue apace. In Dorset Fairs and Carnivals continue. November brings the Fireworks that everyone loves. Of course December we are busily shopping amidst all the decorations.

Swanage is a delightful seaside resort not far from Bournemouth. It is right on the tip of east Dorset.

Poole is of course next door to Bournemouth with its own ambience. It is both a tourist resort and a busy port.

Gillingham, an ancient area, is Dorset's most northerly town near the county boundary and in the Blackmore Vale.

Studland - great beaches and popular for bird watching. Very expensive to buy property there! Makes a great place to visit.

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Other pages that may be of interest


Events in South West England

Events in Devon

Events in Hampshire

Events on the Isle of Wight

Events in Somerset

Events in Wiltshire

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Anyone with events in Dorset who would like to list their event here please contact us via the Feedback form, we would love to hear from you. The event should have its own website so that our visitors can find you and obtain more information.

The events in Dorset should be capable of attracting crowds, large village fete size and above, similar to those listed here. Posting events on this page is free.

Our observations show that Travel Wessex's main visitors are those that love walking, cycling, horse riding and other like minded pursuits, but we welcome all attractions as we have many other visitors as well that we love to cater for.

We reserve the right not to include events in Dorset that are not suitable for legal or other reasons.

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It's Carnival Time

Shaftesbury Carnival  3rd October 2020

Gillingham Carnival 10th October 2020

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Useful Information


Hotels can be found locally from Wessex Hotels

There are some delightful cottages around the county. Probably one near where you would love to stay.

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Car Rentals

Want a cute car? Large car? Small car? Whatever you need you will find it here. You will probably even find your favourite car hire firm here and Car Rentals do not add a penny to their price for looking all over for you!

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Please note that National Express coach services have been suspended due to the current pandemic.

Why not travel by Coach

If you do decide the leave the car at home and help the environment too, why not go National Express. They run coaches all over the country. Some pretty good fares too.

Just imagine - sit back and relax, no hassling with the traffic!!!

Do you know that you can book on your mobile phone and they will send the ticket as a text!!!!

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Virgin Trains is an excellent main line railway.

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More Public Transport

Traveline is a very useful resource for public transport throughout Wessex, even local buses. There are other pages on Traveline for other parts of the country.

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