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24th April 2015 | Regional News, UK Holidays

May Events in Dorset & Hampshire

From fantastical kites and mighty ships to fossil hunting and even ‘Knob’ throwing, there’s something for everyone in Dorset and Hampshire this May! These fabulous events are sure to inspire…


Lyme Regis Fossil Festival, 1st-3rd May 

Enjoy walks, talks, theatre, music, comedy, exhibits and lots of hands-on science for all ages. The Fossil Fair offers fun and rare fossils, minerals and jewellery. Plus there’ll be plenty of street performers, as well as theatre, music and comedy at the Marine Theatre.

Just 21 minutes’ drive from West Bay Holiday Park


Weymouth Kite Festival, 2nd May 

Be amazed by kites of all shapes, sizes and colours whirling around the seafront, taking part in competitions and demonstrations at Weymouth’s Beach Kite Festival.  Kids can get involved with kite building workshops and join in too!

Just 19 minutes’ drive from Warmwell Holiday Park


Dorset knob throwing food fayre, 3rd May 

Come along to this zany local competition to see who can throw their knob the furthest (A knob being a locally made roundish biscuit!) Besides Knob Throwing there will be additional fun knob attractions including Knob Eating, Knob Painting, a Knob & Spoon Race, Guess the weight of the Big Knob, Knob Darts and a Knob Pyramid.  A really enjoyable day out with a difference!

Just 30 minutes’ drive from Warmwell Holiday Park

Rural and Seaside show, 2-4th May

Featuring donkey rides, archery taster sessions, welly throwing, sheep grazing, chickens and geese, market stalls, Punch and Judy, falconry displays, ferret racing, heavy horse displays, classic cars, children’s rides, pirate re-enactments, refreshments and much more! Your one stop shop for seaside family fun in Hampshire this May!

Just 30 minutes’ drive from Hayling Island Holiday Park


Three Queens in Southampton, 3-5th May

Cunard’s 175th celebrations begin with the Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria all sailing into Southampton together, a grand sceptical for ship lovers and a great day out in Hampshire’s largest city for the whole family.

Just 40 minutes’ drive from Hayling Island Holiday Park



Haven’t quite found what you’re looking for? Check out Dorset’s full event listings and start planning your May getaway now!

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