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What To Do in Bournemouth

What To Do In And Around Bournemouth, England

With 7 miles of golden sandy beaches, the cosmopolitan town of Bournemouth is packed with exciting and fun things to do. The UK’s ultimate beach resort offers many exciting attractions, wonderful shops and restaurants, beautiful gardens, fun events, endless water sports and a buzzing nightlife. Enjoy concerts at the Bournemouth International Centre, see treasures at Russell Cotes Art Gallery & Museum and take scenic stroll along the Bournemouth Pier! 

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Rock Reef and Pier Zip

This Indoor Activity Attraction is located at the end of Bournemouth Pier. RockReef is an all year, all weather attraction based on adventure sports and includes 27 Clip ’N Climb fun, themed, indoor climbing walls providing varying degrees of exciting challenges suitable for all abilities and all ages from 4-94!

There is a 15% discount on Clip n Climb and Pier Zip for Marsham Court guests. Pre-book and use code MCH19.

The Bournemouth Aquarium

The Oceanarium is home to all your favourite sea creatures. From flamboyant clownfish and tiny terrapins, to amazing sharks and piranhas, thisAquarium is an ideal learning environment to discover the range of aquatic creatures and habitats linked to elements of theNational Curriculum. Immerse yourself in a sea of colour with eleven spectacular recreated environments and bring learning to live with plasma screen documentaries, interpretation boards and the world’s first Interactive Dive Cage.

Monkey World

This 65-acre ape and monkey sanctuary and rescue centre is set among the woodlands of Dorset. Home to 240 primates of 16 different species, Monkey World is a safe haven for apes, chimpanzees, orang-utans, gibbons, lemurs, macaques and tamarins that have been rescued and rehabilitated from Africa and Asia. Explore the park on your own or enjoy the guided tour and see these amazing creatures in a wild habitat.

Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) & Bournemouth Pavilion

Bournemouth has always enjoyed the highest reputation as a premier conference, leisure and hospitality destination. Included in these praises are the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) and Bournemouth Pavilion. The BIC is a flexible theatre, pavilion and conference complex ideal for holding everything from large rock spectacles, including Adam Ant, Seal, and Alice Cooper to multi-hall conferences and smaller more intimate meetings, trade shows, exhibitions, opera, ballet, ballroom dancing, civic functions, sporting events and comedy performances.

Adventure Wonderland

Adventure Wonderland is family adventure park with 30 fantastic rides and attractions that excite kids. Explore three Alice in Wonderland themed areas – Adventureland, Wonderland and Wild Thing! – with whimsical rides, including Chattanooga Choo Choo, Polly Drop, Runaway Train, Space Orbiter and Ghostly Galleon. Discover the Adventure Wonderland Maze – the third largest maze in the UK – and ride the ponies at the Pony Palace. Families love the massive indoor Aztec Adventure Play Centre with exciting jungle themed rides and restaurants.

Russell Cotes Art Gallery and Museum

The Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum is one of the most important and fascinating museum-houses in England. This MLA (Museum, Libraries, and Archives) accredited museum features collections of international status and reflects the Victorian fascination with world cultures. While touring the museum, enjoy food and drink at the museum café or relax in the museum garden with a freshly prepared picnic lunch.

Create your own walking tour

With so much to see and do around Bournemouth this handy tool will help you to plan your days more efficiently. Choose from a range of attractions and popular walks and receive a suggested route to make the most of your time.
Click on the link below to get started.

Walking tours in Bournemouth