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Whatever the time of year and whatever the weather you will never struggle to discover, experience and be inspired by the variety of activities and attractions on offer in Bournemouth. From iconic tourist attractions to beachfront fun you’ll never be short of new and exciting experiences to try.
Rain or shine, Bournemouth and the surrounding area offers a range of superb activities and attractions to keep you entertained: historic houses, gardens, galleries, castles, museums, theatres, aquariums, indoor play centres, amusements, leisure centres, and waterparks, the choice is endless.
There are plenty of family-friendly places to visit and you’ll also find arts and crafts activities at many of our attractions and activity centres.
Fancy trying a new activity or sport? How about zip-lining, golf, go-kart racing, dance, indoor laser tag and high-rope activities – you’ll be spoilt for choice!
The Bournemouth and Poole coast offers a fantastic range of watersports to try. Surfing, paddle-boarding, kayaking, sailing, jet-skiing and power-boating, to name a few.
For a more leisurely way to enjoy the breath taking coastal views, book a trip on a local boat cruise or hire a private charter for a day.
Bournemouth is also home to one of the UK’s most fascinating cultural attractions – the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum is a treasure trove of paintings and artefacts from around the world.
Whatever the weather there is a great range of superb activities and attractions in and around Bournemouth to keep you entertained: historic houses, gardens, galleries, castles, museums, theatres, aquariums, indoor play centres, amusements, leisure centres, and waterparks, the choice is endlessExplore the world class seafront, from family attractions and a historic house-museum to picturesque walks and outdoor activities – as well as restaurants and bars – Bournemouth’s coastline is the jewel in its crown.
Bournemouth has plenty for culture lovers with some of the best entertainment venues around including the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) and the Pavilion Theatre, offering live entertainment from children’s shows and comedy to ballet and ice dancing. Visitors and local people are drawn from miles around to visit these major entertainment venues.
Are you seeking events and festivals which will suit all the family? Bournemouth has an extensive and varied event programme which will entertain all ages. Find out whats on during your visit by checking the events calendar. Highlights of the Bournemouth festival calendar include:
Love shopping or fancy a treat? Let us help you find that special something in the selection of well-loved high street brands and labels so you can guarantee to find everything from clothes and shoes to toiletries and electronics, all within walking distance from the central town square.
Step off the beaten track and into one of our unique Victorian arcades where you’ll discover an eclectic mix of boutiques, jewellers and independent retailers.
Make the most of our historic sites, nature reserves, ancient forests, coast and countryside. Why not join a local guided tour? On foot or by bus, they’re a great way to discover hidden gems and must see locations. There are also bikes for hire – a fun and energetic way to enjoy the stunning scenery and fresh sea air.
Jump aboard one of our famous land trains, sit back and enjoy the seafront scene as we sweep you along the Promenade. You can travel from Bournemouth Pier to Boscombe Pier and onto Boscombe High Street via Boscombe Gardens or from Bournemouth Pier to Alum Chine and along our new route from Boscombe Pier to Bournemouth Pier via the East Overcliff.
There’s plenty to see and do just a few minutes outside of Bournemouth town centre. Visit our coastal villages – Boscombe, Southbourne and Westbourne – each a bustling destination in their own right with unique characters and a variety of shops, cafes and more.
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ADVENTURE WONDERLAND, DORSET’S NUMBER ONE FAMILY THEME PARK
It’s a full day’s fun at Dorset’s number one family theme park, Adventure Wonderland, as there’s even more to do and see than ever before with over 30 family rides and attractions.
The Oceanarium, The Bournemouth Aquarium takes you on an amazing underwater adventure above and below the waves. Home to hundreds of awesome creatures, come face to face with stunning sharks, giant sea turtles, graceful stingrays, dwarf crocodiles,...
Country Park/Nature Reserve
St Catherine's Hill, CHRISTCHURCH
The highest area of land in Christchurch is also part of the largest and most significant area of heathland in the Borough providing habitat for rare species such as the Smooth Snake and the Sand Lizard.
Christchurch Castle was built in the late 11thC to protect the town's and river access to the interior of Wessex.
Christchurch Castle was built in the late 11th Century to protect the town.
Nestled beneath a magnificent cliff line, Bournemouth Bay enjoys its own micro-climate, some of the warmest sea temperatures in the UK and stunning views of the Isle of Wight and the Purbecks. Whatever you want from a day at the beach, you’ll find...
Country Park/Nature Reserve
Christchurch Quay is a popular attraction for all the family. It lies in the upper reaches of the harbour on the northern banks of the River Stour.
A unique spit which adjoins the ancient headland of Hengistbury Head and forms a natural barrier between the harbour and the open sea. The area is designated a Site of Nature Conservation Interest (SNCI).
Free Days Out
The Convent Walk is a tranquil walk that follows the course of Mill Stream, as it runs parallel to the Avon, from Town Bridge to Place Mill on Christchurch Quay