Sporting events in Dorset
Dorset’s expansive coast and countryside make for one big outdoor playground.
The county has cliff faces to be climbed, wild heaths and forests to navigate, cycle trails to conquer and fantastic waves for watersports.
Plus, Dorset was host to one of the biggest sporting events in history, London 2012, where Olympians sailed for gold off the coast of Weymouth & Portland.
So whether you are a spectator or participant, make sure you get a taste of adrenaline in Dorset.
A weekend of sport
Bournemouth 7s, the world’s largest sport and music festival, attracts players, spectators and festival goers alike to Bournemouth for an action packed weekend of superb sport, live music and awe-inspiring entertainment.
Over 5,000 players compete in a wide variety of social and competitive tournaments in Rugby, Netball, Dodgeball and Hockey. The elite competitions welcome some of the best national touring sides including a few International stars and are truly worth a watch!
That said, Bournemouth 7s is much more than a sports festival. Famed for its unique atmosphere, the festival offers something for everyone whether you’re 5 or 85!
A rambler’s paradise
Enjoy the unsurpassed beauty of Purbeck at the Isle of Purbeck Walking Festival.
With over 35 themed and guided walks exploring the beautiful coastline and countryside of Purbeck, learn about the colourful history, the wildlife and the stunning Jurassic Coast.
All walks are led by knowledgeable local guides and suitable for all ages and all abilities with short strolls for beginners to challenging coastal hikes for seasoned walkers.
Sprint for the finish
Running has seen the biggest rise in participation of any sport in England in recent years and marathons, half-marathons, Park Runs and Colour Runs are springing up everywhere.
Dorset is no exception and the county offers some fantastic opportunities for those who want to set themselves their next challenge.
A place to rest
After so much excitement, you’ll need somewhere to rest your limbs.
Book a cosy bed for the night by browsing our list of accommodation.
Half Term Multi Activity Day Camps
Bridport Leisure Centre will be holding their Multi Activity Sports Camps throughout the Half Term Holidays. You can now book for a full day or a half day and we have added some discounted rates....
Half Term Water Safety Sessions
To coincide with National Water Safety Month, Bridport Leisure Centre are holding Water Safety Sessions this Half Term. Informative sessions providing children with the skills required to be safe in...
Early Bird Morning Walk and Breakfast
Dorset Wildlife Trust and the National Trust have partnered to offer you an opportunity to enjoy the island and its wildlife before the crowds arrive. A ranger from the Dorset Wildlife Trust team will...
Join us on one of our kayak foraging adventures this summer. We'll investigate the life in our bay through foraging from the kayaks, identifying wild plants and searching for edible seaweeds as we...
Every Saturday throughout May, June and July, Shaftesbury Wellness are running free outdoor exercise classes, including Fun Fitness, Qi Gong, Yoga and Jazzercise. Each session is delivered by an...