We are under a national lockdown, looking forward to a less restrictive 2021. All non-essential businesses are now closed, but hard at work planning exciting events for later this year.

Meanwhile, there is a wealth of online activities, offers & ideas to enjoy throughout our pages * are you planning something?, let everyone know through ‘add your event’ at the top of this page!

Stay safe * stay active * plan… it’s fun - dorset’s waiting for you!

Dorset Events for August

Please click on the event title for further information & location.

1st 
Summer Holidays at The Tank Museum 09:00 to 17:00
The Tank Museum, Bovington
2nd 
Summer Holidays at The Tank Museum 09:00 to 17:00
The Tank Museum, Bovington
3rd 
Summer Holidays at The Tank Museum 09:00 to 17:00
The Tank Museum, Bovington
  
Marwell Zoo offer a FREE return ticket! 10:00 to 17:00
Marwell Zoo
  
Poole Outdoor Cinema: Frontier Sapiens A 20:00 to 22:45
Upton Country Park
4th 
Summer Holidays at The Tank Museum 09:00 to 17:00
The Tank Museum, Bovington
  
Marwell Zoo offer a FREE return ticket! 10:00 to 17:00
Marwell Zoo
  
Mega Slip & Slide 11:00 to 18:00
Mill St, Wimborne, BH21 3RL
5th 
Summer Holidays at The Tank Museum 09:00 to 17:00
The Tank Museum, Bovington
  
Marwell Zoo offer a FREE return ticket! 10:00 to 17:00
Marwell Zoo
  
Mega Slip & Slide 11:00 to 18:00
Mill St, Wimborne, BH21 3RL
6th 
Summer Holidays at The Tank Museum 09:00 to 17:00
The Tank Museum, Bovington
  
Marwell Zoo offer a FREE return ticket! 10:00 to 17:00
Marwell Zoo
  
Mega Slip & Slide 11:00 to 18:00
Mill St, Wimborne, BH21 3RL
  
Church Knowle Fete 14:00 to 17:00
The Old Rectory, Church Knowle
  
Chetnole Flower Show & Fete 14:00 to 16:30
Chetnole Village Hall, Chetnole, Sherborne
7th 
Summer Holidays at The Tank Museum 09:00 to 17:00
The Tank Museum, Bovington
  
Marwell Zoo offer a FREE return ticket! 10:00 to 17:00
Marwell Zoo
  
Mega Slip & Slide 11:00 to 18:00
Mill St, Wimborne, BH21 3RL
  
Country Dog Show 11:00 to 16:00
Margaret Green Animal Rescue, Church Knowle, Wareham
  
Under the Pier Show: Swanage Pier 11:00 to 14:30
Swanage Pier Trust
8th 
Summer Holidays at The Tank Museum 09:00 to 17:00
The Tank Museum, Bovington
  
Marwell Zoo offer a FREE return ticket! 10:00 to 17:00
Marwell Zoo
  
Mega Slip & Slide 11:00 to 18:00
Mill St, Wimborne, BH21 3RL
9th 
Summer Holidays at The Tank Museum 09:00 to 17:00
The Tank Museum, Bovington
  
Marwell Zoo offer a FREE return ticket! 10:00 to 17:00
Marwell Zoo
  
Mega Slip & Slide 11:00 to 18:00
Mill St, Wimborne, BH21 3RL
10th 
Summer Holidays at The Tank Museum 09:00 to 17:00
The Tank Museum, Bovington
  
Marwell Zoo offer a FREE return ticket! 10:00 to 17:00
Marwell Zoo
  
Mega Slip & Slide 11:00 to 18:00
Mill St, Wimborne, BH21 3RL
  
The Bridport Ghost Walk 19:30 to 20:30
East Street Bridport
11th 
Summer Holidays at The Tank Museum 09:00 to 17:00
The Tank Museum, Bovington
  
Marwell Zoo offer a FREE return ticket! 10:00 to 17:00
Marwell Zoo
  
Mega Slip & Slide 11:00 to 18:00
Mill St, Wimborne, BH21 3RL
12th 
Summer Holidays at The Tank Museum 09:00 to 17:00
The Tank Museum, Bovington
  
Marwell Zoo offer a FREE return ticket! 10:00 to 17:00
Marwell Zoo
  
Mega Slip & Slide 11:00 to 18:00
Mill St, Wimborne, BH21 3RL
  
The Old Boys Photography & Art 10:00 to 16:00
7a Church Street, Christchurch
13th 
Summer Holidays at The Tank Museum 09:00 to 17:00
The Tank Museum, Bovington
  
Marwell Zoo offer a FREE return ticket! 10:00 to 17:00
Marwell Zoo
  
Mega Slip & Slide 11:00 to 18:00
Mill St, Wimborne, BH21 3RL
  
The Old Boys Photography & Art 10:00 to 16:00
7a Church Street, Christchurch
  
Magic of Thailand Festival:Bournemouth 10:00 to 19:00
King’s Park, King’s Park Drive, Bournemouth
  
Art & Makers Market Bournemouth 11:00 to 17:00
Westover Road Lower Gardens, Bournemouth
14th 
Summer Holidays at The Tank Museum 09:00 to 17:00
The Tank Museum, Bovington
  
Marwell Zoo offer a FREE return ticket! 10:00 to 17:00
Marwell Zoo
  
Mega Slip & Slide 11:00 to 18:00
Mill St, Wimborne, BH21 3RL
  
The Old Boys Photography & Art 10:00 to 16:00
7a Church Street, Christchurch
  
Magic of Thailand Festival:Bournemouth 10:00 to 19:00
King’s Park, King’s Park Drive, Bournemouth
  
Art & Makers Market Bournemouth 11:00 to 17:00
Westover Road Lower Gardens, Bournemouth
15th 
Summer Holidays at The Tank Museum 09:00 to 17:00
The Tank Museum, Bovington
  
Marwell Zoo offer a FREE return ticket! 10:00 to 17:00
Marwell Zoo
  
Mega Slip & Slide 11:00 to 18:00
Mill St, Wimborne, BH21 3RL
  
The Old Boys Photography & Art 10:00 to 16:00
7a Church Street, Christchurch
16th 
Summer Holidays at The Tank Museum 09:00 to 17:00
The Tank Museum, Bovington
  
Marwell Zoo offer a FREE return ticket! 10:00 to 17:00
Marwell Zoo
  
Mega Slip & Slide 11:00 to 18:00
Mill St, Wimborne, BH21 3RL
  
The Old Boys Photography & Art 10:00 to 16:00
7a Church Street, Christchurch
17th 
Summer Holidays at The Tank Museum 09:00 to 17:00
The Tank Museum, Bovington
  
Marwell Zoo offer a FREE return ticket! 10:00 to 17:00
Marwell Zoo
  
Mega Slip & Slide 11:00 to 18:00
Mill St, Wimborne, BH21 3RL
  
The Old Boys Photography & Art 10:00 to 16:00
7a Church Street, Christchurch
18th 
Summer Holidays at The Tank Museum 09:00 to 17:00
The Tank Museum, Bovington
  
Marwell Zoo offer a FREE return ticket! 10:00 to 17:00
Marwell Zoo
  
Mega Slip & Slide 11:00 to 18:00
Mill St, Wimborne, BH21 3RL
  
The Old Boys Photography & Art 10:00 to 16:00
7a Church Street, Christchurch
  
Pier Fest22: Live Rock n Roll Music on t 18:00 to 20:00
Swanage Pier Trust
19th 
Summer Holidays at The Tank Museum 09:00 to 17:00
The Tank Museum, Bovington
  
Marwell Zoo offer a FREE return ticket! 10:00 to 17:00
Marwell Zoo
  
Mega Slip & Slide 11:00 to 18:00
Mill St, Wimborne, BH21 3RL
  
The Old Boys Photography & Art 10:00 to 16:00
7a Church Street, Christchurch
20th 
Summer Holidays at The Tank Museum 09:00 to 17:00
The Tank Museum, Bovington
  
Marwell Zoo offer a FREE return ticket! 10:00 to 17:00
Marwell Zoo
  
Mega Slip & Slide 11:00 to 18:00
Mill St, Wimborne, BH21 3RL
21st 
Summer Holidays at The Tank Museum 09:00 to 17:00
The Tank Museum, Bovington
  
Marwell Zoo offer a FREE return ticket! 10:00 to 17:00
Marwell Zoo
  
Mega Slip & Slide 11:00 to 18:00
Mill St, Wimborne, BH21 3RL
22nd 
Summer Holidays at The Tank Museum 09:00 to 17:00
The Tank Museum, Bovington
  
Marwell Zoo offer a FREE return ticket! 10:00 to 17:00
Marwell Zoo
  
Mega Slip & Slide 11:00 to 18:00
Mill St, Wimborne, BH21 3RL
23rd 
Summer Holidays at The Tank Museum 09:00 to 17:00
The Tank Museum, Bovington
  
Marwell Zoo offer a FREE return ticket! 10:00 to 17:00
Marwell Zoo
  
Mega Slip & Slide 11:00 to 18:00
Mill St, Wimborne, BH21 3RL
24th 
Summer Holidays at The Tank Museum 09:00 to 17:00
The Tank Museum, Bovington
  
Marwell Zoo offer a FREE return ticket! 10:00 to 17:00
Marwell Zoo
  
Mega Slip & Slide 11:00 to 18:00
Mill St, Wimborne, BH21 3RL
25th 
Summer Holidays at The Tank Museum 09:00 to 17:00
The Tank Museum, Bovington
  
Marwell Zoo offer a FREE return ticket! 10:00 to 17:00
Marwell Zoo
  
Mega Slip & Slide 11:00 to 18:00
Mill St, Wimborne, BH21 3RL
26th 
Summer Holidays at The Tank Museum 09:00 to 17:00
The Tank Museum, Bovington
  
Marwell Zoo offer a FREE return ticket! 10:00 to 17:00
Marwell Zoo
  
Mega Slip & Slide 11:00 to 18:00
Mill St, Wimborne, BH21 3RL
27th 
Summer Holidays at The Tank Museum 09:00 to 17:00
The Tank Museum, Bovington
  
Marwell Zoo offer a FREE return ticket! 10:00 to 17:00
Marwell Zoo
  
Mega Slip & Slide 11:00 to 18:00
Mill St, Wimborne, BH21 3RL
  
Fantastic Food Festival: Upton Country P 10:00 to 18:00
Upton Country Park, Poole
28th 
Summer Holidays at The Tank Museum 09:00 to 17:00
The Tank Museum, Bovington
  
Marwell Zoo offer a FREE return ticket! 10:00 to 17:00
Marwell Zoo
  
Mega Slip & Slide 11:00 to 18:00
Mill St, Wimborne, BH21 3RL
  
Fantastic Food Festival: Upton Country P 10:00 to 18:00
Upton Country Park, Poole
29th 
Summer Holidays at The Tank Museum 09:00 to 17:00
The Tank Museum, Bovington
  
Marwell Zoo offer a FREE return ticket! 10:00 to 17:00
Marwell Zoo
  
Mega Slip & Slide 11:00 to 18:00
Mill St, Wimborne, BH21 3RL
  
Fantastic Food Festival: Upton Country P 10:00 to 18:00
Upton Country Park, Poole
  
Textures of Dorset: The art of Card & Fe 10:00 to 16:30
Eype Centre for the Arts, Mount Lane, Eype, Bridport
  
St Andrew’s Church’s ‘All Weather’ Fete 13:00 to 16:30
Stoney Hills Field, Sans Lane, Donhead St Andrew SP7 9LL
  
St Andrew’s Church Fete Classic Car Show 13:00 to 16:30
Stoney Hills Field, Sans Lane, Donhead St Andrew
  
St Andrew’s Church Fete Dog Show 13:00 to 16:30
Stoney Hills Field, Sans Lane, Donhead St Andrew
30th 
Summer Holidays at The Tank Museum 09:00 to 17:00
The Tank Museum, Bovington
  
Marwell Zoo offer a FREE return ticket! 10:00 to 17:00
Marwell Zoo
  
Mega Slip & Slide 11:00 to 18:00
Mill St, Wimborne, BH21 3RL
  
Textures of Dorset: The art of Card & Fe 10:00 to 16:30
Eype Centre for the Arts, Mount Lane, Eype, Bridport
31st 
Summer Holidays at The Tank Museum 09:00 to 17:00
The Tank Museum, Bovington
  
Marwell Zoo offer a FREE return ticket! 10:00 to 17:00
Marwell Zoo
  
Mega Slip & Slide 11:00 to 18:00
Mill St, Wimborne, BH21 3RL
  
Textures of Dorset: The art of Card & Fe 10:00 to 16:30
Eype Centre for the Arts, Mount Lane, Eype, Bridport
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