Events supporting us this weekend!

June 26, 2015 by Lara Lucas

If you’re not sure what to do this weekend, we have a selection of events that are sure to have something for all of the family whether you live in the Dorset or Somerset area!

Charity Cycle RideWimborne and Ferndown Lions Club are helping to raise money for four local charities (including Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance) with their 15 mile family cycle ride event through the picturesque East Dorset countryside. The cycle ride (which is not a race) will take place on Saturday 28th June at 10.00am and will start and finish at the Barley Mow Inn, Wimborne. Entry for the cycle ride has now closed but you can show your support to those taking part and then tuck into a yummy pig roast or BBQ depending on numbers, at the Barley Mow Inn.

In association with Somerset Road Safety, there will be a packed weekend show for fans of two-wheeled motoring at Haynes Motor Museum in Somerset on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th June. Whether new to the joys of biking or a veteran rider, a packed weekend with something for everyone awaits. There will be an auto jumble, rider safety focus with demonstrations and assessed rides, vehicle parades, prize giving and the Jeff Clew Memorial run on Sunday. Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance will be attending with a stall, so why not pop along and say hello! For further information about the event, email

Westfield Ladies ChoirIn Midsomer Norton in Somerset, the Westfield Ladies Choir plus guests will be celebrating 70 years of singing on Saturday 27th June. The concert will take place at the Somer Centre in Midsomer Norton and will start at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £7.00 for adults and £5.00 for children and can be purchased by calling 01761 436942.  If you fancy an evening full of smiles and singing then this could be perfect for you!

Transport of Yesteryear will hold their 17th Annual Fun Day and Car Show on Sunday 27th June. The day will start from 10.00am at School Hill in Chickerell, Dorset and will host fairground rides, trade stands and music from Stompin' Dave, The Rock Choir, Nikki, The ABC Step In Line Dancers, Chris Groves and Brian. There will be something for everyone with alpacas, birds of prey, food stalls, a bouncy castle, a car boot and of course the cars. Entry costs £4 per adult and £10 for a family of two adults and two children plus there will be free car parking. For more information about this event, please call Carle Grahame on 01305 771760.

Charity Music Event 27.06.15As mentioned in last week’s news, there will be a charity music event at Lime Kiln Farm near Wedmore in Somerset on Saturday 27th June. The music night will run from 6.30pm until late and will feature the U3A Ladies Choir and Cheddar Male Choir. What’s more, the event will also have a scrumptious pig roast, Thatchers Cider, Buckham Ale plus other beverages and a grand prize draw with prizes being donated from local businesses. Raffle tickets for the draw are available to purchase on the evening and cost £1 per strip. Tickets for this event cost £8 and are available from Deane and Sons clothing shop in Cheddar, Somerset or by contacting Colin on 07805 670563.

Kingston County Fair will take place in Dorset on Sunday 28th June from 11.00am. The event will be held in the field behind Kingston Country Courtyard (on the Kingston to Swanage Road) and aims to be bigger and better than last year’s event. There will be something for all of the family with fairground rides, arena attractions, bar, a parade of the classic cars to be followed by vintage tractors, the Beagles from Bovington Army Camp, the Ballyhara Belly Dancers, stall plus much more. Music will be provided from Karl Lattimer, the Shanty Singers from the Swanage Lifeboat Crew, Darwins, Murphy’s Law and the Tom Newton band. For more information about this event, please visit the event website