Bournemouth Beach has recently been voted one of the best beaches in the UK on Tripadvisor, and we’re understandably proud of our beach, but there are so many more things to do in Bournemouth! Here’s a list of some of our favourite things to do in Bournemouth.
The new BH2 Centre in Bournemouth is open! Meet our swanky new neighbour! Right next door to the Whitehall is Bournemouth’s newest and most exciting leisure complex! BH2 is a multimillion pound development that will become the central entertainment hub of Bournemouth. The name is designed to reflect the ‘contemporary leisure experience’ that BH2 will … Continue reading "BH2 Centre in Bournemouth"
Bournemouth beach is a continuous stretch of 10 miles from Hengistbury Head, near Christchurch to Sandbanks, Poole. Buckets and spades, walking, cycling, eating, talking, chilling – it’s all at Bournemouth beach. Try the zip wire at Bournemouth Pier, kayaking, surfing or stand-up paddling at Boscombe. Stunning views across to the ‘Wight Bear’ at the Needles … Continue reading "Bournemouth Beach"
Bournemouth Pier and Pier Approach have undergone a major transformation to create a space that perfectly combines tradition with 21st century activities. Bournemouth Pier Bournemouth Pier has gone through many changes since it started life as a 100-foot wooden jetty in 1856. These have included a theatre and a roller skating rink. It now features … Continue reading "Bournemouth Pier and Pier Approach"
The Bournemouth Pier to Shore Zip Wire on Bournemouth Pier is the world’s first Pier to shore Zip Wire. Launching from a 17.5m high tower at the end of Bournemouth pier, the zip wire travels 250m across the sea to land safely on the beach platform. After getting a safety briefing and fitting a harness … Continue reading "Bournemouth Pier to Shore Zip Wire"
RockReef, an all year, all weather adventure activity centre has opened in the old Pier Theatre on Bournemouth pier. It includes activities for anyone from the age of 4 up. As well as the exciting zip wire, it boasts: 25 Clip N’ Climb challenges – clip on and climb up. Fun and colourful and great … Continue reading "Rock Reef Bournemouth"
Bournemouth Oceanarium is an underwater adventure that takes the visitor around the waters of the world in one day. Fish More than 150 different species of fish can be seen at theOceanarium. They’ve got everything from scary looking sharks right through to the gorgeous clownfish of “Finding Nemo” fame. Invertebrates Invertebrates such as spiny lobsters, … Continue reading "Bournemouth Oceanarium"
Boscombe Beach and Pier has some great stuff going on for active people – about 1 km either side of Boscombe Pier you’ll find a plenty of beach activities and water sport. There are also activities for children during the school holidays. The FREE gym trail stations are some of the first things you notice … Continue reading "Boscombe Beach and Pier"
Bournemouth is an amazing place to enjoy with or without the family and the Bournemouth Sightseeing Bus is a great way to make sure you don’t miss a thing. Starting from Stop 1 at Bournemouth Pier, the bus takes a circular route through Westbourne and Branksome and then on through Poole before heading back to … Continue reading "Bournemouth Sightseeing Bus"
The Russell-Cotes Museum is housed in the former home of Merton Russell-Cotes and his wife Annie. Merton owned the Royal Bath Hotel, and commissioned a house to be built in the garden of the Royal Bath Hotel as a birthday present to his wife Annie. The house, originally called East Cliff Hall, was both a … Continue reading "The Russell-Cotes Museum"
There are a few mini golf courses in Bournemouth. They are all easy to reach and all in great locations for a family outing. Mini Golf in Bournemouth Lower Gardens An 18-hole mini course in Bournemouth Lower Gardens, less than a minute’s walk from our hotel. The course includes 12 accessible holes which are … Continue reading "Mini Golf in Bournemouth"
The gardens in Bournemouth town centre have been a feature of Bournemouth life since the Victorian era, and in fact are Grade II listed. They are split into three separate areas: The Lower Gardens –only a short walk from the pedestrianized shopping area, the beach, the pier and the Pavilion theatre. Our hotel leads directly … Continue reading "Bournemouth Gardens and Aviary"
Shelley Theatre in Boscombe is home to some fantastic live theatre, cinema and live music. History of the Shelley Theatre Originally, a private theatre within the home of Sir Percy Florence Shelley, Shelley Theatre is now in the hands of a registered charitable trust. Sir Percy bought the house in 1849 and renamed it Boscombe … Continue reading "Shelley Theatre"
OnStage at Pier Approach is a fabulous programme of free live music at Bournemouth Pier Approach, right next to the pier on Bournemouth’s seafront. The OnStage at Pier Approach 2017 takes place from 4th-12th August 2017. Free open-air concerts every day, featuring a varied range of music – Ska, jive, swing, disco, jazz, classical, and … Continue reading "OnStage at Pier Approach"
Discover Dorset make it easy to get out and about, and see the best of Dorset and its surroundings. Modern, comfortable minibuses mean a friendlier, more personalised tour taking in rural areas where coaches might not be able to go. They will also pick you up from the Whitehall Hotel and return you safely at … Continue reading "Discover Dorset Day Tours from Bournemouth"
There are currently no cruises from Bournemouth Pier, but City Cruises Poole more than makes up for it with a wide range of cruises departing from Poole Quay in 2017. If you don’t want to drive to Poole, the combination ticket with Bournemouth City Sightseeing Bus takes you from Bournemouth Pier to Poole Quay and … Continue reading "City Cruises Poole"
There are quite a few Escape Rooms in Bournemouth. Some escape rooms will accept children under 16 if accompanied by an adult – but check first! Most escape room experiences last from 60 to 90 minutes. The McGuffin Project Escape from reality into the dark but beautiful world of the long forgotten MacGuffin Carnival. … Continue reading "Escape Rooms in Bournemouth"
Monkey World is a 65-acre primate sanctuary in the tranquil woodland of Dorset only a 40-minute drive from Bournemouth. Most of the 250 primates are rescue animals, and some have been exposed to the most cruel abuse or neglect. Monkey World gives these creatures the hope of a full, active, social and happy life again. … Continue reading "Monkey World"
Set in the East Dorset countryside Moors Valley Country Park is about 250 acres of outdoor adventure and fun. A great place to enjoy the great outdoors, whether it is strolling through the countryside, cycling through the forest, or swinging through the treetops. There is so much for the whole family to enjoy. Try some … Continue reading "Moors Valley Country Park"
Paultons Park & Peppa Pig World is a family theme park located on the edge of the New Forest, near Southampton. Paultons has a number of exciting rides and attractions, as well as some fascinating animal enclosure and of course, the theme park within a theme park – Peppa Pig World. The Rides Some rides … Continue reading "Paultons Park & Peppa Pig World"
The Blue Pool is a lake within the 25-acre Furzebrook Estate, about 5 km south of Wareham and 3 km west of Corfe Castle. Originally a chalk pit providing Purbeck Ball Clay from the mid-17th century to the early 20th century. The clay was used to make plates, cups, teapots and other fine ceramic products. … Continue reading "The Blue Pool"
Brownsea Island is an island wildlife sanctuary with breathtaking views across the Purbeck Hills. Home to a thriving colony of rare red squirrels, the island is one of few places in the UK where red squirrels are found. It is also home to anumber of bird species. Brownsea island is a nature lover’s delight! Brownsea … Continue reading "Brownsea Island"
Compton Acres is a fantastic privately owned garden just a short drive or bus ride from The Whitehall Hotel. Compton Acres was built in 1924, and includes late Victorian Mixed Style design with a number distinct gardens to wander around and enjoy. The gardens are: The Wooded Valley A woodland delight all year round, The … Continue reading "Compton Acres"
The Tank Museum is home to the world’s best collection of tanks. It is located in Bovington, Dorset, a pleasant 45-minute drive from Bournemouth. The museum has nine pwerful exhibitions featuring vehicles that have seen action in all the major wars of the 20th Century. Tank Museum Exhibitions The Tank Story – the story of … Continue reading "The Tank Museum"