It doesn’t seem all that long ago since we were planning the last bank holiday weekends, with Easter being late April just before May day. So, with that in mind you may be struggling with ideas on what to do this bank holiday, we thought we would do a little research on places to visit and events happening in Dorset for you to fit in to your Bank Holiday weekend all we need now is for this beautiful weather to continue to top it off.

The Jurassic coast.

Enjoy a coastal walk along the beautiful Jurassic Coast, visit Lulworth cove, Durdle door, Kimmeridge bay and old harry rocks, for a perfect day out over the bank holiday.


Enter a land of adventure where lions roam, tigers stalk and monkeys swing. Travel through time in a grand stately home & visit the maze.

Koala creek is now open for you to see these small cuddly bears without travelling to Australia.

Safari bus, feeding and VIP experiences also available.

Kingston lacy

Visit one of Dorset’s beautiful national parks, with a huge variety of walking trails to explore including woodland trails, Badbury rings, Pamphill.

Mudeford sea food festival 

Saturday 25th May – Monday 27th May

If you’re a fan of seafood and the beach, head down to Mudeford in Christchurch Dorset for its first seafood festival, the festival is free to attend and perfect for the whole family.


There is plenty to do at Beaulieu this bank holiday with a sculpture exhibition showcased at palace house with 350 sculptures in the palace house, gardens and surrounding park land.

As well as the sculpture exhibition there is plenty more attractions to catch your eye on your visit;

-Motor museum

- Secret army exhibition

- Beaulieu abbey

- World of top gear

- On-screen cars

- Mono rail and veteran bus

- Train as a secret agent.

We hope you have a great weekend wherever you decide to explore this bank holiday.