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What's on in Dorset this summer

What’s on in Dorset this Summer (Motorhome Edition)

Thanks to the beautiful Dorset coast and country landscape, there is always a lot going on in the county over the summer. And with plenty of caravan and motorhome sites around it is the perfect place for a holiday for those looking for a trip away in your home away from home.

If you are heading down to our gorgeous coast, check out our guide to what’s on this summer.

Camp Bestival

Dorset’s own Glastonbury is set to take place again this year, between the 27th and 30th of July.
The family-friendly event will see a star-studded line-up from music acts such as Scouting for Girls, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, and Sam Ryder, to children’s entertainers Dick and Dom, and Mr. Tumble.

The 3-day event will also be throwing it back to the 80s with a roller disco, blowing minds with a circus performance, and calming the chaos with cosmic kids yoga among other entertainment activities planned.

As the name suggests, it is the perfect place to camp with your motorhome or caravan. With three different motorhome and campervan fields available, you can pick the best spot for you and those you are travelling with.

Tickets for motorhomes and caravans must be bought in advance.

Seafeast – The Dorset Seafood Festival

If you are a seafood lover, you will not want to miss our award-winning Seafeast. This event gives you a chance to experience and taste the range of seafood we have right on our doorstep on the shores of our coastline.

The Weymouth food festival is taking place on the 9th and 10th of September and provides an opportunity to learn more about the health of our seas, catch chef demos to learn new skills and recipes, and raise funds for our local Fishermen’s Mission.

Weymouth SummerFest

New this year, SummerFest will be a fun-packed festival that is aimed at families. On Saturday 3rd June, the festival will be taking place at Redlands Leisure and Community Park to raise money for Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.

At the free festival, you can expect live music, a great fire works display, pop-up farmers’ market, a classic car display, a children’s football tournament, Combat Lab demonstrations and so much more.

This event is not to be missed if you are in the area.

Sherbourne Castle Country Fair

A firm favourite with the locals, the Sherborne Country Fair is returning to the castle on the 29th of May-something to do with your bank holiday! The event is accessible to everyone with free parking and is dog friendly.

The lakeside location gives a stunning backdrop to the variety of activities that happen across the day, from the dragon boat racing to music and dance performances.

Kingston Lacy

In the heart of rural Wimborne, is a large National Trust estate that provides endless fun for a day out. 

The car park has specific parking for motorhomes, so it is easily accessible for those who are traveling in their home. 

The National Trust hold a range of events and activities throughout the summer, such as their Guided Garden Walk, Marvellous Minibeasts trails, and Yoga Under the Trees. Or if you are looking for something with a little less structure, then roam the gardens and house at your leisure, and make the most of the weather (hopefully) by enjoying a picnic on the greens.

Wimborne Folk Festival

Join Dorset’s largest folk festival in the quaint town of Wimborne. Between the 9th to the 11th of June, the town will be filled with live music, dancing, market stalls, and art exhibitions. Take part in the dance and music workshops, or soak up the atmosphere at the microbrewery, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.

Don’t miss a minute of the action and stay at the Folk Festival Campsite, just a 10-minute walk from the town centre and hub of the action.

Dorset VolksFest

VW Fest is back this year over at the showground in Wareham. The festival offers a relaxing weekend to enjoy live music, a DJ/dance marquee, plenty of activities for children, stunt shows, a Show & Shine competition, a trade village, a beer, cider & wine tent, and a great choice of street food and, of course, a wide variety of VWs.

Hoping to make the most of the summer sun? The festival is heading to Dorset from the 7th to the 9th of July, so head over if you are around that weekend.

Sherborne Car show

If you are interested in classic and super cars, then this is an event not to be missed.

Taking place at Sherborne Castle on Sunday 16th July, the event will include over 1,500 private classic and supercars on display, motor club and trade stands, an autojumble, a craft fair, and a catering village.

Parking is free, and the event raises money for a number of charities each year.

South West Motorhome Show

While this event isn’t in Dorset, it would be remiss of us to miss it out of our “What’s on in Dorset (Motorhome Edition)”.

The South West Motorhome Show takes place in the idyllic Somerset, Dorset neighbouring county, from the 8th to the 10th of September.

Spend your day exploring local and national dealers, who will be displaying a diverse range of new & used motorhomes and campervans for sale, or participate in the free motorhome manoeuvring courses that are put on by The Caravan and Motorhome Club. In the evenings, enjoy the live entertainment that is put on.

Where can you keep your caravan between adventures?

Need of somewhere to park your caravan or motorhome while you are out exploring our local area? We would recommend using sites such as; these can be extremely helpful as they can show you a map of locations where you can park for the duration of your stay.

Use the caravan or motorhome storage at Hogleaze Storage

If you are looking for somewhere to keep your motorhome or caravan after your adventures, then we have a number of secure caravan and motorhome storage plots at our Dorchester facility.

Don’t just listen to us about our caravan and motorhome storage facility, hear what others have to say.

“It was lovely to meet you last Friday and finally get the caravan into secure storage. I really like the facility and I am impressed with the setup you have.”

If you would like to learn more about our storage facility, then give our Dorchester office a call on 01305 889777, or complete the form on our contact us page and we will get back to you.

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Hogleaze Storage
Town Hill Farm
Town Hill
Winterbourne Abbas

phone 01305 889777


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12 Cambridge Road
Granby Industrial Estate

phone 01305 830000

Areas we cover

  • Dorchester
  • Bridport
  • Weymouth
  • Bridport