What’s On – Lulworth

Events at the three major attractions in the Lulworth area vary from year to year however you can be sure of a great day out at the Tank MuseumMonkey World or Lulworth Castle


The Dirty Devil Stampede and The Dirty Devil Duathlon

Held at the Bovington Tank Range these events are sure to test you to the full, and you will get VERY muddy!


Mothers Day at Monkey World

A great day out and mums get in for half price!


Easter Eggstravaganza

Held at Monkey World with free chocolate eggs for the first 100 children, so arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Tiger Day Tank Museum

This is a special event and a chance to see the only working Tiger Tank in the world!


Monkey WorldJurassic Beast Bike Ride

Starting at Bovington Tank Museum there are three rides; short – 36 miles, standard – 63 miles and EPIC – 101 miles. The epic really does live up to its name with an elevation gain of 7000 feet over the 100+ miles!

Time to check out May Half Term Fun at The Tank MuseumMonkey World and Lulworth Castle

Dorset Art Weeks

This is one of the largest Open Studio events in the country bringing artists and visitors together in ways that are often remarkable and profoundly different from entering a public gallery.


Dorset Art Weeks

Continuing into the first part of June this Open Studio event brings visitors together with artists in their working environment, a way that is totally different than meeting them in a gallery.

Puddletown Plod

This half-marathon road race is an annual event held by St Mary’s School Association supported by Egdon Heath Harriers. It’s a great way to enjoy a run around some beautiful Dorset countryside.


The biggest event of the year at The Tank Museum – you need to buy tickets well in advance as these days are always sold out.


Tolpuddle Martyr’s Festival

Celebrating the formation of the very first trade union by farmers in Tolpuddle in the 1830’s.

Camp BestivalCamp Bestival

Probably the best place to introduce the family to a festival. This is the opportunity you have been waiting for to get out your favourite fancy dress kit and a enjoy wonderful weekend of music and entertainment. But don’t worry there’s no need to rough it… stay in one of our cottages nearby!


Summer holidays and time to take the family to The Tank Museum, have some Summer Holiday Fun at Monkey World, check out Warfare Through The Ages 2016 or even have a sleepover for the family at the Monkey World Two Night Family Sleepover



Takes place at The Lulworth Estate, and enchanting wooded country estate at the heart of Dorset’s Jurassic Coast.

Dorset Rotary Bike Ride

This great event has eight routes to choose from 10 to 108 miles. Enter and select your distance to enjoy the wonderful Dorset scenery and raise money for charity.


Tank Mod

A model exhibition of military vehicles boats, planes and motor racing cars  with advice on how to make your own scale models.

FoodDorset Food Week

Celebrating the great tastes of Dorset, festivals start in Wimborne and continue throughout the county.

October Half Term Halloween Fun events at The Tank Museum Monkey World  and Lulworth Castle giving your children a spooktacular  time!


There are many Firework displays taking place, but it’s best to keep your eyes peeled as these are normally advertised very close to the time. Bovington Garrison put on a great display!


Bovington Marathon and Half Marathon

This event really will give you a wet and muddy finish to the year! Run either the full or half marathon on a hilly, wet and muddy course.

Enjoy a wonderful Vintage Christmas including a market for those unique Christmas gifts and also a chance to learn more about what it was like from the 1920’s to Post War era at Christmas.


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