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Lyme Regis Regatta and Carnival

26 July 2019

3rd – 11th August 2019

Lyme Regis regatta and carnival is set to return this August for another week of family fun. Taking place over the course of 9 jam packed days, this unmissable event promises more than 50 exciting activities, including a torchlight procession, open air cinema and family dog show.

Carnival week is the highlight of many visitor’s time in Dorset and sees families returning to our Charmouth holiday park year on year. Whether you choose to participate in all the frivolity or simply sit back, relax and watch proceedings from afar – this annual event has plenty on offer to keep the whole family entertained.

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A spectacular firework display sets the week off with a bang and helps raise money in support of the RNLI. Taking place in the skies above Lyme Bay, this wonderful show is the perfect way to mark the start off the festivities and your holiday in West Dorset.


Open air cinema

Pack a blanket and your favourite snacks and head to Lister gardens this August for a unique outdoor cinema experience. Watch either Top Gun or Wallace and Gromit in beautiful gardens overlooking Lyme Bay.


Torchlight parade

Every year hundreds of people join a torchlight parade through Lyme Regis as part of the Regatta and Carnival celebrations. The parade starts at Lister gardens before proceeding to the beach, where a beacon is lit. The procession is led by the Mayor and Mayoress and is a fantastic spectacle for both participants and onlookers.


Carnival procession

Carnival week wouldn’t be the same without the procession, which takes place at 8pm on Saturday 10th August. Watch colourful floats, bands and majorettes as they walk through the town to cheers from the waiting crowd.


Family friendly activities

If you fancy a challenge or a bit of friendly competition, why not join in one of the beach games taking place throughout the week. From egg throwing competitions to a treasure hunt, you can win yourself a host of prizes!


For full details on all the events taking place during Lyme Regis Regatta and Carnival be sure to purchase a programme online or in one of the local convenience stores.

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