A fun day will take place in Colehill in aid of Amelia's Rainbow charity. The event on August 13, will include a bouncy castle, craft stalls and music and dance. It will be held between 11am and 4pm at Colehill Sports and Social Club.

Picnics and Pimm's at the ready. Proms in the Park returns to Meyrick Park with three days of spectacular entertainment courtesy of the BSO. The Daily Echo-backed event, which starts tonight and runs until Sunday, features music of legendary film composer John Williams, all the hits of Queen and another Family Fun Day of concerts and community events.

Read more: Proms in the Park is set to rock you 

The Ellingham and Ringwood Agricultural Society Annual Show takes place on Saturday 12 August. The event includes a variety of animal events, vintage machinery displays and plant exhibits. There is also an animal fancy dress competition. The show ground is on Somerley estate, with gates opening at 8.30am.

Bournemouth's fireworks will light up your Friday night. The display takes place at 10pm at Bournemouth Pier. 

Britain's Got Talent producers visit Bournemouth on Saturday, in a bid to find the area's best performers. Auditions will take place at the Bh2 leisure complex between 3pm and 7pm.

Read more: Britain's Got Talent auditions are coming to Dorset

The Purbeck Rally steam and vintage vehicle show is a family friendly event featuring a huge range of vintage vehicles and displays, arena events, beer tent, stalls, food and other attractions. The rally takes place from August 11-13 at the Showground in Wareham. Admission costs £5 for adults and under 16s are free. Open daily from 10am until 5pm.

Staff and residents of Elizabeth House care home in Parkstone invite the local community to join them for the annual summer fayre on Saturday August 12. The event will take place in the home’s garden from 2.30pm with a range of stalls and refreshments, including cream teas provided by the home’s chef.

The Bournemouth Cancer Support Centre is holding its first ever summer fair on Saturday at The Grove Hotel. From 11am to 3pm, there will be music from the Rising Voices Choir, Indian dancers and a hip hop show. 

The 15th annual Bisterne Scarecrow Festival starts on Sunday. The village hall will be open between 2pm and 4pm. Maps are available from Ringwood Gateway, Dragon Cottages (opposite the hall), Texaco garage, Crow Farm Shop and Tyrrells Ford. The popular annual event runs until August 28. 

Learn more about the fascinating history of Milton Abbey with an interactive exhibition at the abbey. The exhibition will display award winning paintings and photography, film and embroidery by The National Guild of Embroiderers. There will also be games for children. It's open until August 31. See capabilitybrownatmiltonabbey.org 

Fun, free outdoor dance classes for all ages and abilities will be taking place on the terraces of Pavilion Dance between 7pm and 9pm on Friday and Saturday. 

Dorset Dogs Festival comes to Upton Country Park on Saturday between 11am and 4pm. The day's festivities include a Fun Dog Show, Have-a-Go Agility, Heelwork to Music, Guided Walkies, doggie and family fun, children's activities, stalls, face painting, tattoos & braids, and plenty of refreshments.

The New Forest Fairy Festival returns to Burley Park on Saturday and Sunday. Visitors can take part in a variety of activities suitable for both adults and children, including eco crafts, yoga, drumming and interactive storytelling. There are a selection of food and drink options, and dogs are welcome if kept on a lead. The event gets under way at 10am on both days.