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April events in Dorset

Plan a family holiday to Dorset for the Easter school holidays for egg hunts and spring-themed activities. The warm weather makes April the ideal time to head for the hills and get everyone outside. The May Day Bank Holiday weekend falls in April this year, too. The perfect excuse to squeeze in a short break.

Expect plenty of exciting events in Dorset this April, with Easter egg hunts and beer festivals throughout the month, you’ll find there’s something for everyone. Get out and enjoy the sights of Dorset, from a cheat’s walk to Golden Cap to a classic adventure to Durdle Door. You might find the weather is warm enough to take a dip but pack yourself a wetsuit to be on the safe side. After your swim, head east to Corfe Castle to play as knights amongst the castle ruins. Come rain or shine this spot makes for a great day out.


Add something special to your holiday with a day or two visiting our pick of events in Dorset this April.

30th March to 1st April: Big Bournemouth Beer Festival 2018

30th March to 2nd April: Cadbury Easter egg trail on Brownsea Island

30th March to 2nd April: Forde Abbey Easter activities

2nd to 6th April: 100th Anniversary celebration of the RAF

3rd to 15th April: 17th Century archery at Corfe Castle

5th, 9th and 12th April: Brownsea Island Ranger for a day

11th to 15th April: From Page to Screen Festival in Bridport

28th April: Tank Museum Tiger Day IX

28th April to 13th May: Tulip colour week at Forde Abbey



For an exciting school holiday with every member of the family, why not consider a dog friendly cottage? Then you can bring your four legged friends along for some Easter fun. Or plan a cosy getaway for a short break in a holiday cottage with a fire. Spend your evenings curled up by the glowing woodburner with a glass of wine in hand after a romp through the hills of Dorset.


Take a browse through our portfolio of Dorset properties, perfect for a holiday in the South and West.

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