Five things to photograph this weekend

Tank at Bovington
Capture tanks at Bovington this weekend.

Yay, it’s the weekend! We’ll be out taking photographs and hope you’ll get out and about with your camera too. If you’ve yet to decide what to photograph, here are a few suggestions.

1 Dorset County Museum Summer Fair

Whatever the weather, this popular family fair will take place from 10am on Saturday. As well as the usual museum activities, there will be a fair with stalls and other attractions. There will also be a treasure hunt, live music and appearances from film and television characters.

Admission to the museum, in Dorchester, is £6.50 for adults and £5 for children.

2 Bournemouth Shakespeare Players Present Romeo & Juliet

The Bournemouth Shakespeare Players will be presenting open air theatre at the Priory House Gardens, Christchurch, until Saturday 31 July. This is the 32nd open air production at Priory House and the stunning backdrop, coupled with traditional Shakespearian costume and seasoned actors will provide the opportunity for striking and dramatic shots.

Tickets cost £7 and the show starts at 7.30pm.

3 Southern Classic Speedway, Weymouth

If you’re a fan of speedway, get down to Weymouth sea front on Saturday. Southern Classic Speedway Bikes have joined forces with Weymouth Wildcats to put on a display at the Jubilee Clock. You’ll be able to see bikes dating back to 1952 all the way up to the present day. Some of the classic vehicles are owned by former world champions and there will be plenty of beautiful machines on show.

The event kick starts at 10am and is free.

4 The Tank Museum, Bovington

Always popular with kids and big kids alike, there are a plethora of monster vehicles to photograph at Bovington Tank Museum. Daily displays of a wide variety of tanks, tracked vehicle rides and a complete World War I trench all lend themselves to a multitude of photo opportunities. The Tank Museum also run special events and days throughout the year where real enthusiasts can get some behind the scenes shots.

The Tank Museum is open from 10am each day.

Swan
Swans will be happy to pose at Abbotsbury.

5 Abbotsbury Swannery, Abbotsbury

Dorset’s world famous swan sanctuary is a real treat for bird lovers. Unlike a zoo, all swans here are free flying and not kept in cages. You can capture the swans feeding at noon and 4pm and there are hundred of photo opportunities throughout the venue. Other birds, including pheasants, call the venue home, and the stunning scenery of the Dorset coast provides a perfect backdrop.

The Swannery is open from 10am each day.

Picture credits – CCA: Tank by Skuds; Swan by Aussiegall.

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