June Bank Holiday in Dorset

The June Bank Holiday is fast approaching and with two extra days off work, you'll want to make the most of the long weekend. 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 4 day break one to remember!

With the sunshine returning and the weather warming nicely there really is no better time to enjoy a get-away in our beautiful county. Combine this with loads of fabulous activities, attractions and events and you’re sure to have a great time.

Plus, don't forget it's the Queen's Platinum Jubilee this weekend too, with lots of events taking place all over Dorset from 2nd to 5th June to celebrate Her Majesty's 70 years of service.

Explore our delightful landscape

With the stunning Dorset landscape in full bloom and bursting with colour, this is a brilliant 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 has lots of delightful cycling and walking routes that offer some of the most awe inspiring scenery away from the more well-known paths. Or why not enjoy the breath-taking Jurassic Coast on the water with a boat ride or kayak tour? With so many fantastic 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

This Bank Holiday is when the events calendar really kicks into action with many events taking place all across the county.

Purbeck Art Weeks is once again taking place at Wareham, Swanage, Corfe Castle and lots of other villages across the Isle of Purbeck. 

Calling all foodies, head on over to the Christchurch Food Festival and Poole Seafood Festival for some delicious food and drink in these delightful harbourside towns.

Jazz Jurassica will be soothing the soul down at Lyme Regis with 4 days of classic jazz and blues.

Get your dancing shoes on for Wessex Folk Festival at Weymouth or be prepared to walk the plank at the Purbeck Pirate Festival in Swanage.

Further details of events happening in Dorset during the Bank Holiday weekend can be found on our What's On pages.

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 weekend!

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. Choose from cosy cottages, farm stays, welcoming B&Bs, country hotels and scenic caravan and campsites. Some will have the added bonus of hot tubs and spa facilities to really treat yourself this June.

Your break in Dorset is only a click away! See you soon…


• Hotels
• B&Bs
• Self Catering
• Farmhouses
• Pubs & Inns
• Caravan and Holiday Parks
• Campsites

For travel advice over the Bank Holiday weekend in Dorset, visit Travel Dorset.

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