Our Top Picks for July in Dorset

The weather is glorious, the sun is shining, summer has officially arrived and we could not be happier! So here is our rundown of the places to go and things to do in Dorset in the wonderful sunshine of July 2018.

Bournemouth’s Pride Festival (Bourne Free)

This year’s theme: Hawaiian beach party. The Pride parade takes place on Saturday 14th July, taking the celebration of equality to the streets of Bournemouth. Promising to be a fantastic celebration of all things LGBT, this is a prime date for the calendar this summer. #LoveIsLove

Date: Friday 13th July – Sunday 15th July

Camp Bestival

Full of attractions, activities, comedy, DJs, literary speakers, and, of course, a fantastic lineup of live music, Camp Bestival is a staple feature of any festival-goers calendar. One of the best family-friendly festivals in the country and located in Lulworth, this year’s lineup includes Clean Bandit and the one and only Rick Astley.

Date: Thursday 26th July – Sunday 29th July

RSPB Arne Nature Reserve

Found in Dorset’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this nature reserve is home to over 2,600 species, including all six of the UK’s native reptiles. From adorable rabbits to over 250 different birds, Arne Nature Reserve is a beautiful destination for wildlife lovers.

Date: Open all summer

Taste of the South Festival, Christchurch

Jazz music, 16 chefs, and all manner of foods, from artisanal cheeses and vegan marinades to Pothecary Gin and homemade marshmallow creations, come together to form the legendary Taste of the South Festival in Christchurch this summer. A whole weekend of family-friendly fun is just £4 per ticket and parking is free. Prepare to tantalise your tastebuds at what promises to be a culinary extravaganza.

Date: Saturday 21st – Sunday 22nd July

Here’s to a summer of making memories at fantastic events! Need a place to stay? Take a look at our luxury rooms and suites.