5 FREE Things to do in Bournemouth

Bournemouth offers so much more than the beach. Every summer Bournemouth lays on activities and entertainment for its visitors. Here we’ve put together a list of just 5 FREE things to do in Bournemouth.

5 Free things to do in Bournemouth

1. Boscombe Pier Activities

Boscombe Pier has over 30 activities for you to try.
The FREE activities available all year round include:
Bouldering – Boulders built to resemble local landmarks. Climb a mini Durdle Door or Agglestone Rock or Old Harry’s Rock – great fun for the kids
Musical Trail – Wander along the pier and have go on all the drums and bells
Gym Trail – A free gym trail for energetic adults

2. Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre

The Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre is a fascinating insight into this area. Built with a grass roof and straw insulated walls, the centre is an extension of an existing barn. It houses an exhibition about the area’s Stone Age past and a wildlife garden. Well worth a visit, and there are some lovely gentle walks in the area.

3. Open Air Concerts

The Pier Approach has live music and family films throughout August. Get some fish and chips or take a blanket and picnic basket down and enjoy the concerts.

Summer Live in Bournemouth Square from 1 July – 16 August. Enjoy chilled out live music, art demos and an outdoor bar. Tuesdays to Sundays 5pm – 9pm

4. Pinewalk Art Exhibition

Pinewalk Art Exhibition takes place in Bournemouth’s Lower Gardens every year. It is the largest and longest running open air art displays in the UK. Many established local artists started exhibiting at The Pinewalk Exhibition, and it still attracts a wide range of emerging and established artists.The peaceful surroundings make it a pleasant outing – even for non-art lovers.

5. Candle Light Nights

See Bournemouth Gardens transformed into an enchanted garden. Children are invited to join in lighting thousands of tealights at dusk every Wednesday in August to create a magical atmosphere in the gardens. Candle Light nights have been happening in Bournemouth since 1896 when Princess Eugiene of France visited the town and her route through the gardens was lit by candlelight. Don’t miss these charming Candlelight Nights, whatever your age.

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