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What to do this Late May Bank Holiday in Bournemouth?


Hi everyone!

Still no plans for late May Bank Holiday? Look no further! Below you can find a short summary of what is happening in Bournemouth and surrounding places over the long weekend.

26 May 2018

Boscombe Rooftop Vintage Festival

The event with classic cars, vintage performers and shopping/food stalls aims to raise funds for Bournemouth Hospital Charity. Join the fun on the roof of Sovereign Shopping Centre car park! Find out more here.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

If you love Stevie Wonder you cannot miss this show! It includes the singer’s biggest international hits and many more. Signed, Sealed, Delivered will make you dance in the aisle and is definitely an unforgettable experience for the fans. Get your ticket here.


27 May 2018

Bournemouth Metropole Market

The market takes place on every last Sunday of the month between May and October 2018. What can you expect? Live music, street performances, stalls with produce from the best local artists and other surprises. Read more about the Bournemouth Metropole Market here.

Thank Abba for the Music

See this two-hour theatre show that captures the magic of Abba’s music – one of the most popular bands in a history. The spectacle includes all well-known hits and with a 7-piece live band this show is unmissable. You can book your ticket here.


28 May 2018


Beck is well known for utilising and combining various eras of music by blurring the lines between the past and today. See this one night only performance at BIC this May. Find out more and book your ticket here.

Whatever you choose to do, we hope you’ll have a relaxing weekend. Let us know on our social media what your plans are for the upcoming Bank Holiday!

Until next time,
Klaudia Urbanska
Marsham Court Hotel

What to do this early May Bank Holiday in Bournemouth


Hi everyone!

Still no plans for early May Bank Holiday? Look no further! Below you can find a short summary of what is happening in Bournemouth and surrounding places over the long weekend.

5 May 2018

Dorset Team Spring Fair

Plenty of vintage and local designers meet in Wimborne to showcase their work on over 60 stalls. The Dorset Team Spring Fair is perfect if you’re looking to find unique items and gifts and with a FREE entry you really can’t go wrong. Find out more here.

Guys and Dolls

Poole and Parkstone Productions brings you this well-known Broadway musical about gangsters and missionaries. Besides amazing choreography, the show also includes popular songs like Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat. Read more here.


6 May 2018

Opera Gala Evening at the Russel-Cotes

As part of the BEAF Festival, Russel-Coates Museum is organising an Opera Gala and Meet the Musicians evening. You can expect to hear pieces by Debussy, Vaughan Williams or Puccini and see the museum’s fascinating musical instrument collection. Find out more about the event here.


7 May 2018

Mini Golf in the Gardens

The 18-hole Mini Golf course is located between Bournemouth Pier and the town centre, right in the middle of lower gardens. Additionally, it is a great source of entertainment for both adults and kids. Read more here.

We hope that you will have a relaxing bank holiday and spend it doing something you love. Let us know on our social media what your plans are for the upcoming Bank Holiday weekend!

Until next time,

Klaudia Urbanska
Marsham Court Hotel

Weekend in Bournemouth with your family


Hi everyone,

Are you wondering what to do with your family during a stay in Bournemouth? To make your life easier we put together a plan for a weekend away. Feel free to modify it and amend to your needs.


Morning: Oceanarium

No holiday in Bournemouth can be completed without a trip to the Oceanarium. Take a couple of hours to see hundreds species of fish, reptiles and birds. The biggest attraction are definitely the penguins and every day you can watch them being fed. A trip to Oceanarium can be followed by lunch at the Pier Approach.

Lunch break

Afternoon: Rockreef

An all year complex featuring 28 themed rock-climbing walls, ropes course, zip line and cave-themed tunnels with ball pits. Rock Reef is a place where not only kids but also adults will have a lot of fun. The trip can be followed by a dinner in the town centre.


Evening: Walk alongside the Lower Gardens, Bournemouth Pier and the beach

After an eventful day it’s nice to take a relaxing walk alongside the Lower Gardens, Bournemouth beach, see the famous pier and take some family photos.



Morning: Corfe Castle

A gorgeous Corfe Castle is standing above the village of the same name, just outside of Bournemouth. As one of the oldest royal castles in England, Corfe has a lot of history and is an amazing fortification to see. Following the trip, you can have lunch in a restaurant near the castle.


Afternoon: Splashdown

Splashdown is south’s favourite water park located at the Tower Park complex in Poole (next to Bournemouth). Additionally, in Tower Park you can go bowling, visit the cinema or have a dinner in one of the neighbouring restaurants.



We hope that this short article gave you some ideas of what to do with your family next time you are in Bournemouth. See you soon!

Klaudia Urbanska
Marsham Court Hotel

Easter Holidays 2018 in Bournemouth


Hi everyone!

I hope you are all doing well. Easter holiday is approaching and we will be able to spend a few days with our friends and family. Do you have any plans? If you’re still not sure, take a look at the events below. We put together a summary of a few offers for adults and children.

Easter trail

30 March – 15 April 2018

First, pick up your leaflet from the Kingfisher Barn Visitor Centre. Then the rules are pretty simple: follow the trail, solve the clues and win a prize for finding the Easter Bunny’s hiding place. See more information about the event here.

Easter crafts

30 March 2018

There is nothing more creative than crafts! Come along, get messy and create your own Easter bonnet. The cost is only £2 per child and it will definitely activate their imagination. Find out more here.

Go Ape Forest Segway

March to November 2018

Do you fancy something more challenging for yourself or your children? Why not to explore the forest on self-balancing electric Segway. A fully-trained instructor will show you how to use the machine so you can discover the site. Find all information here.

Golden Bunnies Hunt

15 March – 9 April 2018

Come in, meet Ruby and hunt for Golden Bunnies! Ruby is Marsham Court Hotel’s Golden Bunny. She will be with us for the next few weeks as part of the Love Bournemouth Bunnies competition #GoBoCoast. Visit Go Bournemouth Coast website for rules and full T&C’s.

Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park

Opened all year round

A place designated for children eight years and under. Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park is a place with a lot of various animal activities like milking, bottle feeding and even pig racing. Kids can also take a ride on the tractor-trailer and enjoy play areas inside and outside – depending on the weather conditions. Find out more on the website.


We hope that this small list helped you to decide how you are going to spend your Easter holiday in Bournemouth and surrounding areas. We hope you’ll have an amazing time!

Until next time,

Klaudia Urbanska
Marsham Court Hotel

What To Do In Bournemouth This Spring


Hi everyone,

this springtime Bournemouth has a lot to offer, especially as Easter approaches. Below you can find a list of some of the events that will take place in the next 3 months.


Russel Brand Re: Birth

Bournemouth International Centre, 27 March 2018

See this outstanding comedian talk about modern media, sex, fatherhood, politics and death. During his performance, Russel will try to answer questions like “What is real? Who are we? Where did this baby come from?” If you also want to find the answer you can book your tickets here.

Easter Bunnies

All coastal districts, 30 March – 02 April 2018

LoveBournemouthBunnies are back after an unbelievable success last year, including being a finalist at Chartered Institute of PR Awards – South of England for Low Budget Campaign of the Year. You can find out more about the hunt on Golden Bunnies here.


Poole Dream Machines 2018

Poole Quay, every Tuesday from 03 April – 25 September 2018

For a few months, every Tuesday, riders unite on the Poole Quay. The entire place is closed off to all traffic, except bikes and their number often exceeds 1000! See the amazing display and take advantage of bike night specials in cafes, restaurant and bars.

Health-on-Line Bournemouth Bay Run 2018

Bournemouth Seafront, 8 April 2018

Join thousands of participants during their run alongside the English Channel coastline to raise funds for the fight against heart disease. The programme includes: Half marathon, 10k, 5k and 1k family run.

Sign up today here.


B-E-A-F (Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe)

Boscombe, 28 April – 07 May 2018

Bournemouth’s largest independent art festival is coming back! This year the emphasis is put on supporting local, home-frown talent through the BEAF commissions. You can find out more about this fantastic world of local arts and performances on the festival’s website.

Bournemouth 7s Festival 2018

Christchurch, 25 – 27 May 2018

It’s the 11th Anniversary of the award-winning, world’s largest sport & music festival! During late May Bank Holiday weekend you can party with over 30,000 people on 23 themed festival arenas with 40 live acts and DJs.

Read more and book your tickets here.


Looking for more inspiration? Visit for a detailed description of every single event happening in Bournemouth and surrounding areas. Additionally, keep a close eye on our blog for more local information as we always deliver the important news straight to you.

Until next time,

Klaudia Urbanska
Marsham Court Hotel