Wessex Autistic 10km Race & 5km Fun Run

(Bank Holiday) Monday 2nd January 2012 

Autistic _fun _run

The 11th annual Somerley 10k & 5k runs, held entirely within the grounds of the private Somerley Estate, takes place on Bank Holiday Monday 2nd January 2012 at 11am in aid of The Wessex Autistic Society. A multi-terrain run in a spectacular setting with a mix of tarmac roads, gravel tracks, grass and footpaths. 

Medals, water and chocolates will be available for all finishers! There are also prizes for the three fastest male and female runners for both races and also a fastest veteran prize. PLUS a free Race T-shirt for every entrant raising over £50 sponsorship! Or enter as a team for your chance to win the TEAM PRIZE! £12 per person, minimum of 4 in a team.  

Please visit to enter online or to download an entry form.

Rallye Sunseeker

Saturday 25th February 2012 

Rallye _sunseeker
Rallye Sunseeker, the opening round of the UK's most prestigious series, the MSA British Rally Championship, returns to Somerley on the 25th February 2012. Somerley not only hosts two challenging and spectacular stages on one of the country's most famous rally events, but it's also the venue for Motorfair 2012. In the main arena there will be trade and retail stands for you to visit, displays of classic cars, and catering facilities. And, if watching the rally from the three excellent viewing areas whets your appetite, there are opportunities to discover what it's like to sit in a rally car by experiencing the Simulator. 

As is a high speed motor event, dogs must be on a lead and under control at all times 

Entry costs just £25 per car and gates open at 8.00am on Saturday 25th February 2012. Blue Badge holders are granted free entry. 

For further details, visit the event website at 

Somerley Park International Horse Trials

Tuesday 27th March and Wednesday 28th March 2012 

Horse _trials
Somerley Park, will host the premier opening round of The Stately Homes Challenge regarded as an important spring fixture for riders from around the world. Now in its sixteenth year, the first International event of the season attracts top competitors from more than 14 nations, as well as amateur riders putting the next generation of eventers though their paces. 

The challenging cross country course is set in hundreds of acres of parkland, woodland and in front of the stately home. The show jumping arena is sited next to the main marquee which offers catering, a trade stand area and is in easy walking distance of the dressage arena and the start of the cross country course. This event provides an enjoyable day out for all the family. 

This year the event will run BE 100, Novice, Intermediate and CIC** sections, allowing an early opportunity to qualify horses. 

Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times. 

Full details from: or telephone Adele Schardt on 01425 461744

Craft and Garden Fair

Saturday 7th April - Monday 9th April 2012 

Craft _and _garden _fair
Taking place over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, this celebrated Craft and Garden Fair includes exhibitions, demonstrations and sale of traditional and contemporary crafts and artwork as well as plants, garden furniture, ornaments and garden supplies. Free parking is available, as well as children's entertainment, a picnic area and facilities for disabled visitors. A wide variety of refreshments will also be available throughout the three days. 

The Fair opens at 10am and closes at 6.00pm each day. 

Because of the wildlife on the Estate, dogs must be on a lead and under control at all times. 

For further information please contact Kati Zombory-Moldovan, Craft Carnival Tel.:01202 842407 or e-mail: 



Ground Zero Airsoft at Somerley

Ground Zero is the latest generation in airsofting war games - an already established and reportedly the fastest growing leisure activity in the UK. We combine skirmishing and military simulation into action-packed, non-stop fun gaming days using a choice of realistic weapons that fire 6mm plastic bb balls. 

Areas of the woodland site include a Vietnam-style village, hill-top command post, bridge, fort, pond, prison camp, fire bunker, sniper hide and a watch tower with plenty of small weaving tunnels throughout the site, and a massive bunker system with additions being made all the time. 

You could be attacking Firebase Charlie, playing crazy assault on Stag Camp or capturing and holding the fort, all in purpose-built locations around the site. The friendly, professional Marshals will guide and advise, ensuring you have a fantastic experience. 

Ground Zero Airsoft takes place every other Sunday on the Somerley Estate if you want to join the action with our regular players. We are also available for private corporate bookings. 

For further details please contact Howard Payne on 01329 849818 (24 hr answer phone), 07951 415188 (mobile) or visit

Clay Shooting

Somerley hosts a monthly clay shoot, usually on the second Sunday of the month. 

Shooting begins at 10.00am and entries close at 2.30pm. Entry fee is £13.00 to include 40 targets shot over seven stands. For a second round, a further fee of £10.00 is required. Colts (17 years and younger) entry fee is £7.00. Car parking, snacks and toilet facilities are available on site. Cash prizes are presented. 

Directions: Take the A31 westbound past Ringwood and take the first left turn marked Verwood. Follow the A3081 under the underpass and some 200 yards further, turn right at the thatched cottage. Follow this road and you will arrive at the Clay Shoot car park.
For further details, contact Geoff Wiltshire 01425 473223

Sunrise Bushcraft

Sunrise Bushcraft is the home of bespoke Bushcraft and activity courses in the UK specialising in families, children and adults of all ages. 

We are able to offer a full programme of day and weekend activities, and are delighted to be an Approved Activity Provider for the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. In addition to this we are a licenced centre able to offer recognised qualifications in Bushcraft for 14-19 year olds through the NCFE level 2 certificate. Our guests are able to enjoy a host of activities from our wilderness base camp including fire (inc fire by friction) knife work, shelter building, water, tracking, plant and tree ID, wild food, wild medicine, skinning and tanning, bow making and a host of woodland skills. We also offer tailor made summer and winter adventures to Sweden "The Land of Lakes" traveling in true wilderness allowing our clients to experience the unique serenity of the wild. 

For full details please see our website or alternatively please call James White on 07775912649