About the Chickerell Steam and Vintage Show
One of England's very first modern resorts, Weymouth is a delightful harbour town known for its painted houses, gaslights, and bustling quays. The town has one of the most pleasant climates in the country, and visitors come to bask in the sun while enjoying its sandy beach dotted with colorful beach huts with Georgian houses in the background.
Weymouth is also home to the annual Chickerell Steam and Vintage Show, a much-anticipated family event is held just outside Weymouth each year with exhibits of classic cars, steam engines, tractors, military and commercial vehicles, as well as model collectibles.
Laid out over three easily accessible, level fields, the Chickerell Steam and Vintage Show also has various arena events, sideshows, food hall & craft marquees. Food outlets include merchants selling pizza, fish & chips, hog roast, burgers, and much more, with a beer tent serving selection of beers, ciders, spirits, wines, and other cold refreshing beverages. For the young ones, there are fairground rides, a Punch & Judy show, face painting, and the Conwy jester for amusement.
Entry To The Event
Ticket prices to the Chickerell Steam and Vintage Show are at £8.00 for adults and £3.00 for children (ages 5 to 16). Little ones under 5 enter for free.
Somewhere to Stay in Dorset
Public camping is available again this year; however, pitches are limited in number, so will be booked on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Meanwhile, if you'd like to stay by the beach, The Riviera Hotel, Hotel Rex, and the Alexandra Hotel all come highly recommended. Other suitable places to stay nearby include the Best Western Weymouth Hotel Rembrandt, the Ilchester Arms Hotel, the East Farm House B&B, Hotel Mon Ami, and The Old Castle Hotel.
Getting To Moor Farm
Weymouth is located right along the coast. From London, the fastest route is via the M3, a two-and-a-half-hour drive over 130 miles. If you're coming from Bristol, you can take the A37; the trip should take an hour and forty-five minutes (about 70 miles). Visitors arriving from Exeter can take the A35 and then the B3157 (about 58 miles, an hour-and-a-half drive).
Other Things To Do Around Chickerell
One of the top draws of Weymouth is its very own Weymouth Beach, considered to be among the best in England with its soft powdery sand. While there, visitors can also hop on over to Sea Life Adventure Park and Sandworld Sculpture Park. Other popular spots amongst visitors include the Greenhill Gardens and the Jurassic Skyline. For paleontology enthusiasts, you can do a bit of fossil-hunting along the Jurassic Coast on Chesil Beach. Nature lovers might also want to visit the RSPB Radipole Lake Reserve, the King Quarry Nature Reserve, and the Abbotsbury Swannery. Finally, history buffs might want to have a look at the Sandsfoot Castle ruins, the Portland Bill Lighthouse, Portland Castle, and Nothe Fort.
There are accessible parking spaces at the event, less than 50 metres from the main entrance. Parking is free. Some staff at the Chickerell Steam and Vintage Show have disability awareness training. There is a public toilet for disabled visitors, with available staff 24 hours a day. The event has a complimentary ticket policy for personal assistants. Dogs are most welcome but must be kept on leads, well behaved, and any mess cleared up.
When is the next Chickerell Steam and Vintage Show?
The Chickerell Steam and Vintage Show is planned to take place at Moor Farm, Knights In The Bottom, Chickerell, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 4EA, Saturday 4th July, 2020. This is a Weekend Steam Show.
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