Bridport Hat Festival (September)
Every year, Bridport plays host to a selection of exciting events, which are extremely popular with visitors and locals. One of our favourites is the quirky Bridport Hat Festival, where attendees are invited to wear an unusual hat to help raise funds for head related charities. On this special day the town is awash with colour as people show off their unusual designs. There’s usually a range of live music performances and plenty of activities to keep visitors entertained.
Bridport Carnival (August)
Another, must see event is Bridport Carnival and torchlight procession. Thousands take to the streets to carry a lit torch to nearby West Bay where a bonfire is lit. The evening culminates with a firework display over the water!
Bridport Electric Palace
The Electric Palace is the towns premier entertainment venue. Here you can see some of the best musicians and comedians in the country as they tour the south west. The intimate venue is one of the finest in the area. It has retained much of the art deco features, including velvet tipping seats and stunning murals.
Getting to Bridport
Bridport is situated just 15 minutes’ drive from Newlands Holidays and is well worth a stay during your camping or caravan break in Dorset. It is possible to travel to Bridport by bus, if you’d prefer to use public transport. There is a bus stop outside our grounds, where you can pick up the x53 Jurassic Coaster. This popular route follows the length of the Jurassic Coast, allowing you to explore the local area with ease.
Bridport is situated just 1 mile away from West Bay – a historic fishing village with quaint harbour and beautiful cliff views. We highly recommend combining the two, if you’re looking for a fun-filled day out from our caravan and camping park.
Header photo credit: Stephen and Helen Jones, Flickr