Anyone who assumes Dorset seaside resorts are all about pensioners in deckchairs, kids making sand castles and families tucking into fish and chips out of newspaper doesn’t know the half of it! As a foremost Weymouth estate agent, we have a first-hand perspective on how the town is becoming increasingly popular with young families who are looking to escape the frantic pace and crazy property prices of the South East and achieve a better work / life balance. This changing demographic is reflected in the broader range of events and things to do in the town, and a perfect example is this year’s Party in the Park.
Where’s the Party?
The event, which is sponsored by local radio station AIR 107.2, will kick off at midday at Lodmoor Country Park - a wonderful spot to visit at any time, with its beautifully kept green spaces and its miniature train rides for the kids. The party will go on till 7pm, and entry is free to all.
AIR 107.2’s Chris Bonney will be there all afternoon to present a variety of acts, featuring the very best local talent from Weymouth and the surrounding areas, on the main stage. You will also have a choice of stalls to browse, to pick up some amazing bargains, not to mention visual displays and charitable events all around the park. When you feel peckish, there will be no shortage of food and drink stalls, with something to suit everyone. There will even be two treasure hunts throughout the afternoon – and if past history is anything to go by, these will prove as competitive among the parents as they are for the kids!
Firm details on who will be performing and when are being constantly updated, so the best way to stay informed is by visiting the event’s Facebook page. One of the most recent acts to confirm is Clubbercise, offering their unique blend of classic club tracks and easy to follow workouts. The perfect way to work off that visit to the food stands!
See you there
This year’s event is set to be the biggest ever – and that is quite a claim, given the fantastic parties that have taken place in 2015 and 2016. Just take a look at this video of highlights from the past two years, to whet your appetite and give you an idea of what to expect. We can’t wait to see you there!