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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.

8th to 27th April: The Great Brownsea Storybook Adventure Trail

8th April: Taunton Garrison re-enactment at Forde Abbey

9th April: The World of Peter Pan at Nothe Fort

14th to 15th April: Wareham Beerex 2017

14th to 15th April: Lyme Regis Beer Festival

14th to 17th April: Corfe Castle Cadbury Easter egg hunt

14th to 16th April: Big Bournemouth Beer Festival 2017

14th to 17th April: Alice’s Easter adventures in Wonderland at Forde Abbey

22nd April: Powerstock Cider festival

19th to 23rd April: From Page to Screen Festival in Bridport

28th April: BANFF Mountain film festival World Tour in Poole

28th to 30th April: Lyme Regis Fossil festival

30th April: Dorset knob throwing and food festival at Kingston Maurward

29th April to 14th May: Forde Abbey Tulip Festival

30th April: RNLI Poole Mayday food and drink festival


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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