Lulworth Castle opens its gates for our annual motor show and family fun day!

We are celebrating our 100th Anniversary this year, returning to Lulworth Castle on Sunday 13th May with our annual motor show and family fun day. A fantastic family day out not to be missed, with entertainment for all ages! The Castle Showground will be open to the general public from 12:00pm – 4:00pm and is free entry, however Lulworth parking charges will apply.


Take a wonder around the motor display, showcasing over 100 vehicles set in front of the beautiful castle; classics to motorbikes, modified cars to retro campervans, plus the exclusive appearance of the Aston Martin Vanquish S Red Arrows car (otherwise known as the Aston Martin Red 10). The showground will offer a variety of artisan stalls selling local produce and handmade goods, with catering available all afternoon provided by Dorset Catering Services and live entertainment from local groups. Let your children enjoy activities in our kids area, with a bouncy castle, face painting, stalls and a visit from Peppa Pig.

Katy Renault attended the event last year with her family and said, ‘We all had a great day out at the Motor Show and the sun was shining! We really enjoyed wandering around the showground and looking at all the fantastic cars on display. We will definitely be back again in 2018 and look forward to being part of the charities centenary celebrations.’

Lulworth Estate kindly offer the use of the Castle grounds to Dorset Blind Association for our annual Motor Show, the only one that is held at Lulworth, as the owner James Weld is the current president of our charity. Dorset Blind Association are very thankful to all the sponsors who have made this event possible, especially Imerys and Humphries Kirk solicitors who are the main event sponsors.

Simon Cross, partner at Humphries Kirk, commented: “We’re proud to be supporting Dorset Blind Association at the Lulworth Castle Motor Show this year, it’s a great event for families to come along to and see some classic cars as well as enjoying the magnificent surroundings of the castle. We’d also like to wish the charity all the best for celebrating its 100th anniversary this year – a marvellous achievement for a local organisation.”

The need for our services are ever increasing and with the number of people living with visual impairment due to hit 35,000 in Dorset alone, the demand is high. We hope to receive additional support with fundraising during our centenary, as well as the chance to raise vital awareness in the local community for sight loss. Currently we support over 1000 visually impaired people every month which is powered by 300+ volunteers.

To mark our Centenary, we are holding a campaign throughout the year encouraging individuals or groups to be a member of The 100 Club. They are looking for 100 kind people to raise £100 by carrying out a fundraising activity or by making a donation. For more information or to set up your fundraising page click here.