If you’re looking for an action-packed day out for all the family, don’t miss the Great Dorset Steam Fair from 23-27 August. The event covers 600 acres, making it one of Europe’s largest outdoor events. The show has something for everyone, whether you are a collector, a steam fanatic, a heavy-horse fan, or just looking for some bank holiday fun. There will be more than 20 steam heavy haulage road locomotives in the main arena pulling vast loads of granite and machinery on huge trailers. 23-27 August Great Dorset Steam Fair, Tarrant Hinton, near Blandford. Booking hotline 01258 860361.