There's loads going on to keep you busy in Dorset this October. For avid readers there are two literary festivals, for those seeking adventures in culture there are several arts festivals and performances, for the classic trick-or-treaters head to Corfe Castle for some spooky goings-on. Whatever you choose, Dorset is a fantastic place to visit and explore in the autumn.
3rd - 6th
Boogie on down to the Swanage Blues Festival for contagious rhythms and a weekend to remember.
4th - 5th
The annual CAMRA Octoberfest returns to Weymouth once again featuring over 50+ beers and 15 ciders from Dorset and the South West.
11th - 13th
A classic autumn event with an intensive timetable of operating passenger and freight trains giving you some amazing photo opportunities and the chance to ride behind as many engines as possible.
15th - 20th
Another Dorset literary festival to quench your reading thirst this October. The home of Thomas Hardy seems like a fitting place for some literary musings.
18th Oct - 2nd Nov
The perfect place for anyone who loves a trip to the cinema. There's a whole host of talks and screenings going on.
19th Oct - 3rd Nov
The annual illuminations of the Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens are set to be a breath-taking experience. Take a romantic stroll around the 'Long Walk' and see the gardens ablaze with colour and illumination.
23rd - 25th
With various talks from biographers, novelists, historians, presenters, politicians and columnists, there's plenty to see and do for the bookworm in you. Casual readers welcome too.
26th Oct - 3rd Nov
Take part in the Great Escape (zip wire) and watch missiles launch from the castle's medieval siege engine and much more.
Enjoy the October excitement with a stay in one of our Dorset cottages.