What’s on in our area


18-19 May, Pylewell Park, The New Forest 

The New Festival for dogs and dog lovers, hosted by Chris Packham CBE, with open fields, exciting woodlands and a beach, plus food and drink producers from across the Forest, a vintage fun fair and live music.


The Great Dorset Steam Fair

Thursday 22 – Monday 26 August, South Down, Tarrant Hinton, Blandford, DT11 8HX

Experience steam giants of the past, WW1 flying aircraft, heavy horse displays and more.


Bournemouth Air Festival 

29 August – 1 September, Bournemouth sea front

Free displays in the air, on the ground and at night in the UK’s largest air festival.


New Forest Marathon

Sunday 8 September 2019 

Hosted at the New Park Showground, Clay Hill, Brockenhurst SO42 7QH

A locally run event consisting of a marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k,  1k fun and junior run plus woodland walk all in the beautiful New Forest.


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Regular events and car boot sales

Hampshire Farmers’ Market, Ringwood

Last Saturday of every month, 10am-2pm, the Furlong

Ashley Heath Car Boot Sale

One of the largest and longest-running in the area. Every Sunday 7am-1.30pm at Homeland Farm, Three Legged Cross, Wimborne BH21 6QZ

Canford Park Arena Car Boot Fairs

Held on Sundays at Canford Park Arena Magna Rd, Bournemouth, Wimborne BH21 3AP. Early buyers from 9.30am pay £10/car. Buyers from 11am pay £1/car. View website

Local Park Run

Every Saturday 9am Moors Valley Country Park.


Theatres and music venues

BH Live! Tickets www.bhlivetickets.co.uk

Bournemouth International Centre www.bic.co.uk/whats-on

Bournemouth Pavilion www.bournemouthpavilion.co.uk/whats-on

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton www.mayflower.org.uk/whats-on

Regent Centre Christchurch www.regentcentre.co.uk/comingsoon.php

The Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne www.tivoliwimborne.co.uk

The Lighthouse, Poole www.lighthousepoole.co.uk/whats-on

The Barrington Theatre, Ferndown www.barringtoncentre.co.uk/theatre/whats-on

The Verwood Hub https://www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk