The May Bank Holiday is fast approaching, got anything planned? Well if you’re short of ideas, don’t panic we’ve got your back. Dorset is bursting with great things to see and do that will make this extended weekend one to remember!
With the sunshine returning and the weather warming nicely there really is no better time to enjoy a break away in our beautiful county. Combine this with a whole host of fabulous activities, attractions and events you’re sure to have a great time.
Explore our delightful landscape
With the stunning Dorset landscape in full bloom and bursting with colour this is the time to get out and explore. However you choose to go about it, whether on foot, pedal power or horseback you’re in for a treat.
Dorset boasts a number of delightful cycling and walking routes that offer some of the most awe inspiring scenery away from the more trodden paths. Or why not enjoy the breathtaking Jurassic Coastline on the water with a boat ride or kayak tour. With so many great watersports on offer you can’t help but have a great time.
Get out and active
Spring offers a great opportunity to get active and enjoy all Dorset has to offer. Why not try a new activity or reacquaint yourself with a forgotten passion. From fishing and golf to outdoor adventure and wonderful wildlife there really is something for everyone to enjoy.
Check out the wide range of activities on offer in Dorset and make this weekend your most action packed yet.
Eventful days out
The May Bank Holiday is when the events calendar really kicks into action so many events taking place right across the county.
Take part in the world famous Dorset Knob Throwing Festival and immerse yourself in one of Dorset’s best known and most unique events. Go and give it a go, you could be the next knob throwing champion!
The Lyme Regis Fossil Festival provides the opportunity to learn more of Dorset’s unique coastline giving you the opportunity to get up close and personal with creatures dating back millions of years.
Lovers of music should certainly head to the Sherborne Abbey Music Festival. Now in its eighteenth season this award winning event makes a welcome return and this time is bigger and better than ever! Make sure you don’t miss out; tickets are available from the Sherborne Tourist Information Centre.
Further details of events happening in Dorset during the Bank Holiday weekend can be found here.
Sample some of Dorset’s fabulous fare
Dorset has an excellent reputation for fantastic food and drink. Sample some of the delightful local produce or purchase your own at the many farmers markets and enjoy a delicious picnic at one of Dorset's beauty spots.
Sit back, relax and enjoy a slice Dorset Apple Cake at one of our welcoming tearooms or tuck in to a well deserved pub lunch at one of our cosy country pubs. Just don’t forget to wash it down with some of our locally produced ciders and ales. Now that sounds like our kind of bank holiday!
Book your bank holiday getaway now!
With all of this just waiting to be enjoyed, can you really afford not to book your break in Dorset? We have a fantastic range of accommodation to suit all budgets and tastes. Your break in Dorset is only a click away! See you soon…
For travel advice over the May Bank Holiday weekend in Dorset visit Travel Dorset.