Dorset Events and Info


Dorset plays host to many amazing events which run throughout the year from quaint Church fete's to large summer festivals including the popular Bournemouth Air Festival, Swanage Regatta and Carnival, Great Dorset Steam Fayre and Camp Bestival.  

Please visit Dorsetmums on Facebook and Twitter for up to date events or request our Free Monthly Newsletter at the bottom of the page.

Father Christmas Grotto's and Experiences

Father Christmas is going to be a very busy man this year as he arrives all across the County by boat, train and tank!  

Planning a trip to see the big man is very important to us parents as we search for a truly magical and memorable experience for our children. 

Some of the grotto's and experiences listed have been recommended and reviewed by Dorset Mums so you can have a better idea of what to expect.

Pantos and Christmas Shows

Taking the family to see a Pantomime has become a huge family tradition at Christmas time.  Dorset has some fantastic theatres with great annual shows ready to entertain the whole family.  For a list of what's on where please see here.

Children's Pre Loved Clothes and Toy Sales

If you are looking to grab a Pre Loved bargain or sell some children's bits and bobs then take a look at our Nearly New Sale page to see what's coming up near you.

Dorsetmums Meetups

Would you like to meet new Mums in Dorset?

Dorsetmums has organised several Meetups now which have been well attended by lots of lovely families at locations including Soft Plays, Parks and Kingston Maurward Animal Farm and Gardens.

Take a look at Dorsetmums Meetups or visit our Facebook page to see what's coming up near you soon. 


Maternity and Nursing Wear in Dorset

Are you looking for Maternity Wear in Dorset?

Visit our Dorset Maternity Clothes Shopping page for High Street Shop Locations and other Online suggestions. 

Useful Family Contacts

If you are in need of Medical or Family Advice then you will find lots of services in Dorset ready to offer assistance and many of these services are free.

Local and National Contact Details

Dorset Food Banks

There are many Food Banks in Dorset to help families in a time of need.  

To read more about this service and how they can help you please visit our Food Bank page.


Do you run a children's groups, club or class which you need to promote or do you organise a family friendly event in Dorset which you want to shout about?

Dorsetmums can help!  Please read more here.