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The Great Dorset Steam Fair

The Great Dorset Steam Fair

Thursday 27th August - Monday 31st August 2020

This major annual event showcases our national industrial, agricultural and leisure history. Previous years has hosted stunt displays from The Royal Signals Motorbike Display Team and The International Bug Pete Monster Truck Display Team. There was also Steam Exhibitions, Vintage and Classic vehicles and Rural displays.

The Steam fair takes place in Tarrant Hinton, Blandford, Dorset. More information about what's on and the event prices can be found at

Bridport Hat Festival

Bridport Hat Festival

Saturday 5th September 2020

Fun competitions, millinery displays and live music. 

Bridport Hat Festival ! The 11th Bridport Hat Festival will take place on Saturday 5th September 2020.Bridport Hat Festival is a celebration of hats, a fundraiser for head-related charities and a giant summer-ending party for the town and its visitors – all run by volunteers. The most creative, quirky, stylish and inventive head wear combines with live music, multiple competitions, demonstrations, talks, displays, shows, a hat auction, games, hatted dogs (yes, hatted dogs) and much, much more, all ‘topped’ off by a HUGE mass hat-wearing photoshoot in Bucky Doo Square on ‘Haturday’. 

And all you need is a hat!To find out more you can visit their website at…

October Half Term

October Half Term

23rd October to 1st November 2020

Please call us to check for 2020.

2019 We had a full week of family activities including Halloween quizzes, crazy crafts and much more...

Previously it has been pack your fancy dress for our competitons' taking part 7:30pm Wednesday and Friday in the lounge and bar. We have had some really spooktacular entries over the years, a real highlight for children staying with us to see their family dress up! The whole bar team and Naughty Nags will be in fancy Dress too during the Thursday and Friday evenings. 

FuTimetable available on check in.

2020 We are unsure what local events will take place

2020 We are unsure what local events will take place

River Cottage day courses and evening events

Events run throughout the year. Including a four day cookery course at Park Farm. All four days are completely hands on and you will learn all the essential skills based around Bread & Pastry, Meat, Fish, and Vegetables. You will learn about home smoking, marinating fish and some outdoor cooking. There are also events at the Store and Canteen which has been highly featured in Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall series' including most recently Hugh's Wild West filmed in nearby Axminster. Click here for more information on courses.



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