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Established 1937

                           Summer Days Out 2017

1 April – 28 October

 Verwood  BH21 5RJ Dorset Heavy Horse Farm                  

Various activities try driving a tractor, feeding farm animal romany              

wagons/brasses/culture rare breed horses. (£10.95  OAPs  £9.9.5)


6-15 Kingsbury Episcoli Party by the Parrett

7-16 Frome Festival also Somerton Arts festival

7-9 Weston super Mare, Hazy days Festival

Porlock Hill, Samphire Festival

Priddy, Folk festival

8 Yeovilton, International Air Day (Advance ticket adult £22 on line or 03301003656)

9   Taunton, St Margaret’s Hospice BUBBLE RUSH

13 Weymouth Bike Nite (Thursday nights in the summer at Jubilee clock)

14 Weymouth Porches on the prom

14-16 Tolpuddle Martyers Festival

15-16  Sherborne Castle Classic & Super cars Rally

15 near Glastonbury, Godney Gathering

16 Bournemouth pier to pier swim                                                        

Weymouth WWD Triathilon

19-20 Wareham Carnival

22-29 Minehead & Exmoor Music Festival

24- 30 Taunton, Live performing and Creative arts festival

26 Dunster, county fair

28-29 Bruton, Farm Fest

28-39 Poole Harbour Festival

29  Taunton, Fake festival Longrun meadow

Bridgewater Quayside Festival


3 Honiton Show admission  £17 (in advance£14.50)

 4 – 5  Taunton, Flower Show Vivary Park

5-6   Norton Fitzwarren, Steam Fayre & Vintage Rally

16 Gillingham & Shaftsbury Agricultural Show

19 Dunster Show

21 Shepton Mallett, Mid Somerset Show  

24 Melplash Show Admission £16.00

26-28 Watchett Festival

24-28 Blanford Forum Great Dorset Steam Show


9-17 Wiveliscombe, 10 Parishes Festival (street carnival on 10th) and a photomarthon visit

15-17 Langport, LangfestLocal Days Out with Photo Opportunities

Weymouth   Chickerell  Bennetts Water Gardens DT3 4AF   01305 785150

Open 10.00-16.00 closed Saturdays  Admission £9.25 Free Parking                               

Includes  Tropical House, National Plant Collection of Water lilies, Local History Museum            Don’t forget  Weymouth’s Old  Harbour,  Nothe Forte and Sand World DT4 7SX

Dorchester  Kingston Maurwood DT2 8PX  01305 215003           Open daily 10.00-16.30  Admission£6.50 OAP £6.00      Includes Rare Breeds Pigs, Sheep, & Goats.  Birds of Prey Extensive Gardens

Abbotsbury Subtropical GardensDY3 4LA  01305 871387          Open daily 10.00-17.00 Admission £12.20 (20% off if booked online)     Includes Award winning gardens, Swannery events throughout the year – details available online

Portland Castletown D-Day Centre DT5 BB 07850243675            Open daily 10.30-15.30  Admission £4.50 OAP £3.50         Includes Replica Spitfire, Tour of a Sherman tank              (Don’t forget the light house on Portland)

Haynes Motor Museum BA22 7LH 01963 440804

Wareham Monkey World BH20 6HH  0800456600      Open 10.00-17.00   Admission £12.00 OAP £9.00

Nearby Bovington Tank Museum BH20 6JG            Open 10.00-17.00 Asmission £14.00 (includes annual ticket)

Corfe Castle BH20 5EZ  0344 8 001895             Open 10.00-18.00 Admission£9.00 Off Peak £9.54 Peak times (National Trust members free carpark)

Sherborne  Castle & Gardens 01935812072           Closed Mon& Fridays Gardens Open 10.30 Admission Gardens only £6.50 House & gardens £12 NB Photography not allowed in the house.   Nearby visit the Abbey and quaint market town and Sherborne’s Old Castle