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With a vibrant mix of countryside, beaches and attractions, there is always plenty to do in Dorset & Hampshire. Here is a selection of events happening across the counties over the coming weeks.
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Throughout the summer, Brownsea Adventure Weekends will enable families to experience a night under the stars and make the most of the longer evenings.
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Boats depart for the island on the Saturday morning, or campers can kayak, sail or paddle over from the mainland straight to the South Shore. The National Trust team can help you transport your luggage up to the campsite while you take in the island’s various habitats and features along the way.
The polo at Sandbanks (the British Beach Polo Championships) is the largest beach polo event in the world. The thrill and excitement of horses galloping on the sand with the English Channel as a backdrop, whilst sipping champagne amongst glamorous company, is a vision to remember – an intoxicating mix. Polo players engage with the sponsors and spectators both on and off the pitch.
Tickets are on sale from £30, with VIP options available. BRICKOSAURS, a prehistoric experience featuring a total of 50 life-sized sculptures built with LEGO bricks, is coming to the zoo in 2019. The interactive exhibition created with more than two million bricks is sure to excite families, LEGO and dinosaur enthusiasts alike.
Photo credit: Mike Henton
Over the course of the weekend there are plenty of activities to keep the family active; spring into action on the low ropes course, take aim on the archery range or use a self-led pack and take your family on an island adventure, exploring habitats and wildlife along the way.
A highlight includes the largest touring LEGO brick dinosaur model ever made – a whopping eight-metre T-Rex, plus be prepared for a few surprises! BRICKOSAURS will be included with general admission. Visitors will also be able to get hands-on with a host of extra activities.
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For the 3rd year running 5000 sun-soaked, music and fun loving Sandfesters will gather on the spectacular blue flag Sandbanks beach to enjoy world class DJs and acts. Located on the internationally famous location of Sandbanks, with stunning surroundings and beautiful white beaches, Sandfest 2019 will be the ultimate outdoor beach festival this summer! Thousands of people will enjoy the sounds of the worlds best DJ’s and live acts in an astonishing location complemented with funky food st alls, fully licensed bars and a sumptuous VIP area for 10 glorious hours.
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