What's on in September 2018 news

What’s on in September 2018

Although the summer months are drawing to a close there is no sign of slowing down here in Dorset. We are set for yet more glorious weather, and there are plenty of activities on offer across the county to ensure you enjoy every moment of your stay here. Here are a few local suggestions collated from Visit Dorset, and information about events and attractions on the Lulworth Estate.


On the Lulworth Estate

Smuggler’s Walk – Thursday 13th September

To the untrained eye there isn’t much to see, but going back some 300 years ago, smuggling was rife in these parts. Set aside a couple of hours and be amazed at the chequered history of this beautiful area. Learn of the secret hide outs, hear tales of skirmishes on the cliffs, discover which contraband was rustled and marvel at the constant battle between the smugglers and the customs men.

Please bring a stout pair of footwear. All ages welcome although some paths may not be suitable for young children. The walk will involve steep coastal paths and last for around 2hrs.

This event is not suitable for wheelchair users.

Meet at Lulworth Visitor Centre Reception (Lulworth Cove – BH20 5RQ) at 11am.

Price: Under 16’s £2.50 | Adults £5

To book your place, call 01929 400155 today!

Lulworth Off-Road Bike Ride – Sunday 30th September

The third, annual ‘Lulworth Off-Road’ ride! This challenging and exhilarating fixture will be a day for all cycle enthusiasts. Run in partnership with British Cycling, you’ll have the chance to take in some of the most stunning views the Jurassic Coast has to offer. On the day support includes: well-stocked water stations, bike wash facilities, mechanical support, and FREE flapjack to keep those energy levels up!

The course is rideable on mountain and cyclo-x bikes with two route lengths to choose from: 29km and 58km.

Price: Under 18’s £20 | Adults £25

To contact the organiser, email outdoors@lulworth.com or call 01929 400155

Click here for more information and to book your place!


Throughout Dorset

Bournemouth Air Festival – Friday 30th August to Sunday 2nd September

Bournemouth Seafront, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 5AA

A free, fabulous and internationally renowned annual festival, featuring 4 days of entertainment on land, sea and in the air. Daily displays of multiple types of aircraft, including the world famous Red Arrows (Thursday – Saturday only), RAF Chinooks, Tiger parachute display team and many more. At sea, you’ll be able to book trips in naval ships (pre-booking required) and on land you can experience the vintage festival, visit stands for Army, Navy, RAF and Marines as well as a wide selection of food and drink. A great day out for all the family!

For more information visit Bournemouth Air

Dorset County Show – Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd September

Dorchester Show Ground, DT2 7SD

A celebration of all things rural and agricultural across the county of Dorset. The two day event hosts a range of competitive show classes, as well as a large selection of exhibitors including local food and drink producers, arts and crafts, main ring attractions and lots of shopping.

Tickets available to purchase on the gate.

For more information visit Dorset County Show

Brownsea’s WW1 Guided Walk – Tuesday 7th September

Poole Harbour, Poole, Dorset, BH13 7EE

Brownsea Island is the largest island in Poole Harbour, and they are commemorating the centenary of the end of WW1 with guided walks throughout the year. All walks are guided by a local expert who will lead you through the island to discover stories of local heroes from 100 years ago.

This event is free, but usual admission charges apply.

Booking is essential – call 0344 249 1895

Wildlife Weekend – Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th September

Corfe Castle, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5EZ

Based at the historic Corfe Castle, this is a great chance to join local experts in the nature tent to learn about some of the wildlife of the surrounding Purbeck landscape.

This event is free, but usual admission charges apply (National Trust member’s free entry).

For more information visit National Trust

Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival –Saturday 29th September to Saturday 6th October

Various locations across Bournemouth.

A celebration of art and culture, in a carnivalesque feel festival. Collating some of the best regional, national and international arts across dance, film, theatre, performance, visual arts, spoken word, literature and music, with an emphasis on audience participation.

For more information visit Arts by the Sea