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What’s on in Poole in August 2017?

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Sarah Twist

Written by: 5th August 2017

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Darwin Escapes’ new location Wareham Forest Lodge Retreat is ideally located to explore the local area

Wareham Forest Lodge Retreat is brand new for December 2016, offering stunning views of the surrounding countryside, set in a magical woodland with luxurious accommodation. If you’re visiting Poole this August and looking for things to do, we have you covered with our definitive list of things to do in Poole this summer!


Bournemouth Air Festival

At: Bournemouth Pier, BH2 5AH

When: 31t August – 3rd September

Prices: Free to Enter

See fantastical aerial acrobatics from beautiful aircraft, including the Red Arrows! The 4-day long festival covers 1 ½ miles of the beautiful Bournemouth Coastline, with a very Vintage Sunday, including vintage aircraft, cars and music with vintage fashion too! Visit the Royal Air Force Village, where you can explore a career in the RAF and meet real life pilots. As well as the brilliant food and drink village for delicious delights!


Beaulieu Supercar Weekend

At: Beaulieu, SO42 7ZN

When: 5th – 6th August, 10am – 6pm

Prices: Adult £19.50 / Child £9.50 / Family £49

A must-visit family event, marvel at some of the World’s most exclusive and desirable motors! As well as the Battle of the Brands, to see all the leading super-car names, visit the Ford GT Display for a rare opportunity to see race-spec versions. Celebrate 50 years of the UK’s most action-packed sport with the Retro Rallycross Display! Visit the SUV Secret Garden and explore 20 of the industry’s leading luxury off-roaders. A perfect event for any petrol-head!


Sci-Fi Invasion

At: The Tank Museum, BH20 6JG

When: 12th – 13th August, 10am -5pm

Prices: Adult £13 / Child £7.50 / Family £35

Visit the Tank Museum and meet the Dorset Storm Troppers, watch an epic battle between soldiers and Darlecks and learn how the army would possibly fight an invasion today! Plus, you can stroll through the many trading stalls selling Sci-Fi related memorabilia, as well as having the change to get inside a Chieftain Main Battle Tank and a World War 1 MKIV tank. Family fun of the geek variety this summer!


Great Dorset Steam Fair

At: South Down, DT11 8HX

When: 24th – 28th August

Prices: Cost varies depending on day/weekend tickets.

In its 49th year, the steam fair is the World’s largest heritage and cultural event! An excellent and fun family day with steam exhibitions, WW1 commemorations, historic motor vehicles, craft marquees, a fantastic food hall, stunt displays and family entertainment, along with live music! This week extravaganza is not to be missed when visiting the beautiful Jurassic Coastline.


When you visit Poole this summer, don’t miss out on these fantastic events in and around the local area! Retreat back to the tranquil environment of your stunning accommodation and woodland surroundings at Wareham Forest Lodge Retreat.

Happy August

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