Since we announced our Jazz Weekends were stopping in 2023, we have been inundated with requests from across the UK to continue, so we are pleased to announce that we will be able to do so in 2024 for one fabulous weekend so please make sure you attend to keep the Jazz Weekends going.


Friday 27th - Monday 30th September 2024 @ Sandford Holiday Park (Parkdean) Near Poole, Dorset



Prices from £179.00 per person based on 2 persons sharing, Single Persons Caravan is £279 per person for the weekend  - 3 nights Accommodation at Parkdean's, Sandford Holiday Park with wristband for entry to the superb Showbar with Large Dance Floor & The Very latest Technology in Sound & Lighting making this one of the most sought after entertainment venues on the South Coast.

A Quality Jazz Weekender in the heart of Dorset and accessible by Car, Bus & Train - call or email for details.

5 Live Sessions of Jazz over the weekend from "The Jive Aces", Baby Jools & The Jazzaholics, The Golden Eagle Jazz Band, John Maddock's Jazzmen & Jeremy Huggett's Jazz & Boogie Band.

Plus Free Access to 7 Live Sessions of Music from TOP UK Rock & Roll Bands.

Rock n Roll Bands attending are: The Firebirds, Mark Keeley's Good Rockin' Tonight, The Jets, The Kingcats, Glenn Darren & The Krew Katz, Rockin' The Joint & Thee Un-Named plus DJ's Teddy Boy Ty & Compere Glenn Darrren, Dance Tuition from Cool Moves, Clothes Stall & More - Book Now for September 2024 - Deposit = £50 per person


Check out the local area of Poole including the fabulous Harbour & Quay plus shops or take a boat trip to Brownsea Island, you could take a train trip from Wareham on the Classic Swanage Steam Railway, visit Corfe Castle, then there is Swanage itself, plus the spectacular Durdle Door & Lulworth Cove or venture a little further afield to the magnificent seaside resorts of Bournemouth & Weymouth all within 30 minutes of Sandford Holiday Park. 

All accommodation prices below include the wristband needed to access the Showbar for the weekend.






Join us in 2024 for an action packed weekend of scintillating music, dancing and all round entertainment. The weekend is staged at The 4 Star Rated Sandford Holiday Park near the much sought after area of Poole in beautiful Dorset. All music, dancing and entertainment takes place in the superb Showbar which has a Large sized Dance Floor ideal for the event.

Sandford Holiday Park

You can relax during the day in the Indoor Swimming Pool, Sauna, Steam Room & Jacuzzi. Plus there are other activities including mini golf. Every Caravan has heating throughout the bedrooms and lounge as well as Fully Fitted Kitchens so you can self-cater and make your own food during your stay or you can visit The Boathouse Bar & Restaurant for an array of meals during your stay.

In addition to the bands & dance tuition there will be a record stall as well as Vintage clothing/record stall present as well.

Five Live acts will be joining us for the Jazz Weekend at Sandford 2024 including:

The Jive Aces

Renowned worldwide for their high-energy spectacular showmanship, their viral video Bring Me Sunshine and for being the first live band to reach the final rounds of Britain's Got Talent, The Jive Aces have firmly established themselves the UK's No.1 Jive & Swing band.

The in-demand sextet average 300 shows a year and have worked with Van Morrison, Keely Smith and performed for Her Majesty the Queen. They headlined and sold-out the Royal Albert Hall and thousands of festivals, theatres, dance halls, etc, in 35 countries, including Buckingham Palace for the Coronation Festival, Trafalgar Square for the Olympics and major theatre tours in the USA.

The new albums "Diggin' The Roots Vol.1 Rockin' Rhythm & Blues" and "Vol.2: Hot Jazz" are a journey into the two branches of music that makes up the Jive Aces signature sound, proving that vintage music is very much timelessly classic.

Their performance at the 2015 Glastonbury Festival was listed by the Daily Telegraph as one of the festival's highlights.

The Jive Aces wowed the judges on Britain's Got Talent with their show-stopping version of I Wanna Be Like You, which famously cheered up a grumpy Simon Cowell. Their BGT appearances have been seen by over 20 million. Their most popular music video, Bring Me Sunshine, is a viral hit with well over 3 million views on Youtube and has won seven film festival awards. It is so uplifting that it has actually been prescribed by a doctor!

They've made hundreds of media appearances, including a residency on BBC Radio London and TV shows such as The Alan Titchmarsh Show, Strictly Come Dancing, Children in Need and Good Day Los Angeles. See videos and more at

What people are saying: Absolutely Brilliant!
That really put me in a good mood - Simon Cowell
True Showmanship! - Daily Telegraph

Baby Jools & The Jazzaholics

There is never a shortage of fun, excitement and good music when this band takes to the stage - quite simply where do you start, Karl Hird on Reeds, Jim Swinnerton on Double Bass & Band Leader & Loveable rogue Baby Jools on Drums this band is sure to get your feet tapping and some of you up on the dance floor.

"Magic" Mike Henry on Trumpet - Cornet is simply sensational and a former member of the Big Chris Barber Band, Kevin Grenfell on Trombone will keep you entertained with the silly gags & finally there is Warren James on Banjo who is bound to bring a bit of his Skiffle and Lonnie Donegan tribute to the stage as well.

The Golden Eagle Jazz Band

A Pure Trad Jazz Band led by Kevin Scott on the Banjo, lead vocals and jokes! Alan Cresswell on Clarinet, Richard Church on Trumpet plus the quite superb Legendary Malc Murphy on Drums!

A Great fun party band who are sure to get the dancer's on the dance floor and plenty of foot tapping around the tables too!

John Maddocks Jazzmen

John Maddock's Jazzmen have been a staple of the Trad Jazz Scene on the South-Coast of England for many many years's. This Dorset based band are one of the finest jazz bands around and are led by the superb John Maddocks on Clarinet. Another band that is sure to pack out the dance floor at Poole in 2024.

Another great Band who are sure to entertain you and we cannot wait to see them again!

Jeremy Huggett's Jazz & Boogie Band

Jeremy Huggett’s Jazz & Boogie Band does exactly what it says on the tin by playing all your Jazz & Boogie favourites including the music of Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Fats Domino, Louis Prima, George Gershwin, WC Handy & Duke Ellington.

Since their launch in 2020 the Band’s lively & swinging sound and diverse repertoire has ensured that they’re one of the most popular and busiest bands in the country. They regularly perform to capacity audiences at Jazz Clubs and Festivals all over the UK and are quickly booked to appear there again.

The Jazz & Boogie Band features an all-star line-up of some of the UK’s tops musicians. The Band is led by Award Winning musician Jeremy Huggett on piano & vocals and includes Alex Clarke (saxophones), Kevin Grenfell (trombone, trumpet & vocals), Simon Smith (bass) and Steve Street (drums).

Don’t miss the Jazz & Boogie Band’s debut appearance for Venture Away – this lively & swinging band is great for both listening and dancing and is guaranteed to give us an entertaining and foot tapping session of Jazz & Boogie.


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Accommodation - Caravans

Sandford Holiday Park is a high class holiday park with excellent accommodation plus facilities for everyone. All the accommodation comes with 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms, bed linen, bathroom, fully fitted kitchen, lounge with TV, Dining Table. The accommodation is a modern fleet of caravans and there is heating throughout each unit of accommodation. Please bring Towels with you for this weekend.

Prices - Sandford Holiday Park

Bronze Caravans - Standard accommodation with all the basic facilities needed to enjoy the weekend
Bronze Caravan - 2 persons sharing = £179 per person 
Bronze Caravan - 3 persons sharing = £159 per person
Bronze Caravan - 4 persons sharing = £149 per person

Silver Caravans - Newer versions of the standard caravans with Double Glazing and Central heating throughout - Great Value for money option for the weekend
Silver Caravan - 1 persons = £279 per person - Limited Availability
Silver Caravan - 2 persons sharing = £189 per person 
Silver Caravan - 3 persons sharing = £179 per person
Silver Caravan - 4 persons sharing = £159 per person

Gold Caravans are the top level caravans - many Gold caravans have Veranda's, En-Suites and are some of the latest models - for that added level of Luxury then this is the choice for you.
Gold Caravan - 2 persons sharing = £209 per person 
Gold Caravan - 3 persons sharing = £199 per person
Gold Caravan - 4 persons sharing = £179 per person

Luxury Lodges - Top of the Range Lodges with Veranda's, EnSuite Master Bedrooms and a high level of fixtures and fittings
Luxury Lodges - 2 persons sharing = £269 per person
Luxury Lodges - 3 persons sharing = £249 per person
Luxury Lodges - 4 persons sharing = £229 per person


To make a booking for any of the 2022 Venture Away UK music weekends please call 01305 750797

All Deposits are non-refundable. All balances are due 8 weeks prior to the event, we are unable to refund final balances that have been paid within 8 weeks of the event.

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Cambridge Road

Tel: 01305 750797


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