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August events in Dorset

Dig beneath the surface of Dorset to unearth a host of entertainment and things to do in August.


Throughout the Month


Summer at the Tank Museum

Tank displays and tank rides amongst many an other activity at the Tank Museum, Bovington.

Holiday at Kingston Lacy

So many summer things to do throughout August, from craft sessions to outdoor theatre.

Dinosaur Museum

The Jurassic Trail is on all summer. Learn all about the Jurassic period on this awesome trail.

Rock Pool School

Rifle through the wildlife on the shores of Lulworth Cove. Availiable on the 1st, 2nd, 5th, 16th, 19th. and 30th.

Specific Events


Beaulieu Super car Weekend


A family spectacular celebrating the super cars from all over the world.

Lyme Regis Regatta and Carnival Week


Fireworks, carnival procession, regatta races and much more for all the family.

Seatown BBQ

7th August

Join the RNLI at a BBQ with live music and a Sea Rescue, in Seatown Lyme Regis.

Purbeck Valley Folk Festival


A small folk festival set on a farm on the Jurassic Coastline. Lots for children to do along with the adults.

The Great Dorset Steam Fair


The world's leading and largest heritage event, showcasing Great Britain's rich industrial, agricultural and leisure history.



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