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Best Days Out In Dorset – October

Weymouth Beach Motocross


22nd Oct

Lions Beach Motocross 

There is a full program of entertainment on the Saturday afternoon with lots of stalls, retail outlets and children’s amusements lining the Esplanade and on Sunday the excitement of the main race day itself. There will definitely be something for everyone.

bournemouth marathon7th Oct 2018

Bournemouth Marathon 

Stunning sea views, fresh crisp clean air and the very best of Bournemouth and Poole is on show as the South Coast is home to an international marathon. This is the perfect natural environment for “running as it should be”. Be a part of it! The Bournemouth Marathon Festival brings many distances together in one unique festival of running. The course is fast and picturesque, making it a must-do for anyone looking to set a PB. With 6 races to choose from there is something for all abilities, so if you don’t feel up to running a full marathon, then why not enter the half marathon, supersonic 10k or speed of light 5k? There are also junior races for the kids, so enter now and get the whole family involved!

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Knoll Gardens

Ornamental Grass Masterclass with Neil Lucas at Knoll Gardens All you need to know about grasses and how to use them in a garden setting covering everything from maintenance to designing with grasses. 2pm – 4.30pm. £35. Book online at: www.knollgardens.co.uk or call the nursery on: 01202 873931.

Farmer Palmers7th Oct 2018

Farmer Palmers’ Grandparents day

2nd October is Grandparents day, what better way to spend the day than treating your Grandparents to a lovely day out at Farmer Palmers. Free entry for a Grandparent with every full paying child. 10am- 5.30pm.

Swanage Blues Festival, Purbeck, Dorset4, 5, 6, 7 October 2018

Swanage Blues & Roots Festival.

There will be over 100 musicians performing at 60 events in 15 indoor venues. There’s superb music, drinking, eating, dancing, fun and laughter across the town and beyond, starting on Thursday evening and going on till late Sunday evening. Aspiring performers can take part in the Electric Jam sessions, Open Mic sessions and Stan’s Blues Jamboree too.

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Weymouth Octoberfest Beer Festival.  The annual CAMRA Real Ale “OctoberFest” makes a welcome return to Weymouth Pavilion. Over 70 Real Ales and local Ciders will be featured this year. There will also be food available at all sessions.

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Halloween at Corfe Castle. Come along and explore the castle this Hallowe’en, find the ghosts and the pumpkins on Corfe Castle’s Hallowe’en Quest and enjoy the other hair-raising activities including the Scary Teddy Zip Wire Challenge….he who bears, wins!


The Greyhound – Corfe Castle.  Sausage and Cider Festival

Pop in to taste some great flavour sausages and ciders and other piggy bites. Our annual sausage and cider festival is sure to tempt all palates with diverse flavours, dishes and a real taste of Dorset produce Serving food through the day till 9:00pm Children’s menu and takeaway fish and chips www.greyhoundcorfe.co.uk 01929 480205

Halloween Spooky Trail at Brownsea Island, DorsetTBC

Brownsea Island – Halloween

Spooky island adventure with a mystery to solve and eerie happenings along the way! Meet Granny Cousins as she leads you through a spooky dinner in the Villano cafe, where the spirits of the island’s past will appear before your very eyes.

Halloween at Farmer Palmers22nd Oct – 26th Oct 2018

Farmer Palmers’ Spooktacular Halloween Family Fun

Come along and join in the fun with low key fang-tastic fun for little ones. Daily spook-tacular activities, fancy dress, pumpkin carving, face painting and mini monster hunt!

Halloween Fancy Dress costume competition at Monkey World, Wareham, Dorset31st Oct

Monkey World Halloween Fun 

Monkey World are giving free entry for all children who are in full Halloween fancy dress. There will also be a fancy dress competition with prizes, which will help to add to all the excitement.


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Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, Enchanted Illuminations & Halloween Family Fright Night 

Free face painting (scary faces), Laser Rave, fancy dress encouraged. Come and meet the Bugs and stay for the Bug show. And do not miss Dr D Ranged scary wounds, Surgery. Why not join the fun by dressing up and prepare yourself to be both ‘tricked and treated!’