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May events in Dorset

Plan a short break to Dorset and make the most of the events on offer across the county this month. With the school holidays fast approaching and two bank holidays in May, you have plenty of excuses to book a break. Imagine spending your days relaxing on the Jurassic coast while the kids play in the sunshine. Take a trip with your other half and hike along the coast path, losing track of time as your chat and marvel at the views around you.

Spring is here so get all the family outside in the fresh air. Exploring the outdoors doesn’t need to be miles of walking or hardcore sea swims, try some different outdoor activities: sailing is a fun way to get on the water and might spark a new interest in little ones. There are plenty of other watersports to have a go at along the Dorset coastline. Everyone loves a bit of surfing but have you tried stand up paddleboarding or coasteering? Both great ways to get active out on the water.

 

Check out our list of events to keep you busy in Dorset this May:

5th to 7th May: Bournemouth Gin Festival

13th May: Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre Open Day

14th May: MillFest in Lyme Regis

15th to 21st May: Poole Maritime Festival

19th May: Poole Harbour fireworks cruises

19th to 21st May: Poole Harbour boat show

19th to 21st May: Taste of the South festival

20th to 21st May: Spring Tide Food Festival

26th to 29th May: Lyme Regis Jazz Festival

28th May to 5th June: Tutankhamun exhibition treasure hunt

28th May to 5th June: The Dinosaur Museum’s Great Dinosaur Hunt

 

Take a look at our collection of places to stay in Dorset.

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