Weymouth & Dorset in September

Summer Has All But Gone

June and July we had some beautiful bar-b-que weather but what happened to August?  And now here we are in September already and the Summer Season is almost over.

Of course it would be nice to have blazing Sunshine from May to October but as always you can not predict what the Great British Weather is actually going to do especially during the Summer months.

That is why we love Weymouth and it is such a great place to go on holiday f or all the family.  You  can always find things to do throughout the year and even if it rains there are activities and fun for the kids to enjoy.

And if you are staying at a holiday camp where entertainment, kids clubs and activities are available as well as indoor heated swimming  pools then you probably won’t even notice the weather too much.

You can still enjoy Weymouth throughout September although you will find some of the events have scaled back, but you will still be able to enjoy many different events and here are a few:-

Gala Weekend

Friday 10th to Sunday 12th September 2010 – 9.00 am to 5.00 pm

Bournemouth & Poole Preservation Club are joining together with Swanage Steam Railway to hold a gala weekend event at Haycrafts lane, just off the Valley Road, A351, Harmans Cross, Swanage.

There will be Steam Engines, Vintage and classic cars and motor cycles, tractors, the steam railway, stalls, displays, catering, bar and music including Stepping Out (on Friday evening)  the Original Plonkers (Sat & Sun afternoon) and Black Sheep (Sat evening)

Admission Adults £3.50 –    OAP’s £3.00

Children (5 to 15 years)  FREE

Digital Photography Field Trip – RSPB Nature Reserve

Thursday 16 September from 10 am to Noon

This is your chance to greatly improve your skills at shooting wildlife with your digital camera.  This field trip is designed to get the best photos with a combination of camera and lenses and you will be able to shoot beetles, berries, birds and blooms and anything else that you may come across on this field trip.

Booking is essential and you will need to contact Radipole Lake visitor centre on 01305 778313

Kingfisher Quest Weekend – RSPB Radipole Lake

Sat 18 September to Sun 19 September – 10 am – 3 pm

If you have always wanted to see Kingfishers then September is a wonderful time to do just that. There will be spotters located in different areas around the nature reserve who will point out any kingfishers on show.  Not only that but every visitor will receive a fabulous kingfisher print to take home and keep – also free binocular hire is available – Contact Radipole Lake visitor centre on 01305 778313

2010 Weymouth – Dinosaurs Not Allowed

Sat 25 September – 11am to 4pm –

5 different sites around Weymouth harbour and shopping area

This is an event that showcases the Traditional Youth Dance from across the South West region.  With 15 teams dancing in and around Weymouth  performing traditional dances of England, including Cotswold, Border and North West Morris dance, Social dance, Rapper and Longsword.

This promises to be an exciting and energetic show and it is Free so come and watch and maybe you can even have a go yourself.

Weymouth in September

September is a really pleasant time of year to visit Weymouth.  You may still be lucky enough to catch some warmer weather, but most of all you will be able to enjoy everything that Weymouth has to offer at a quieter slower pace than in the Summer season.

You can enjoy a walk along the many coastal paths or even try the Rodwell Walk which was shown on the TV earlier in the year.

And for the artists and photographers amongst you, I am sure you will find something of great interest to paint, from the boats in the harbour to the wildlife in the nature reserves to the promenade and seafront there is much to paint or photograph.

Retail Therapy

And if you love retail therapy then you will find the shops are  far less busy than they were in the Summer as the tourists start to diminish and the Christmas Shoppers have not quite started yet.

Actually if you are an Early bird then Christmas Shopping on your holiday in Weymouth may be a great idea as the shops are very reasonable and the array of goods on offer is great.

If you are looking for gift ideas then the Harbour Lights shop in Brewers Quay offers a year round choice of gifts and presents so you may find just what you need there.

In fact if you are not tied to School Holidays then September is a wonderful time to take a holiday or short break in Weymouth and it is the perfect base to visit many other places of interest in the Dorset area including Durdle Door.

So until next time …. Pratley Caravans

Please note that any information given on this blog was correct at the time of writing.