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The best family activities in Bournemouth this half term.


Bournemouth, with its stunning coastal scenery and vibrant atmosphere, is a fantastic destination for families during half term. Here’s a list of family-friendly activities to enjoy in Bournemouth during your stay at The Marsham Court Hotel.

Beach Day’s

With seven miles of gorgeous sandy beaches in Bournemouth it is the perfect destination for a classic family beach day. Whatever the weather kids will love building sandcastles and playing beach games. While the brave few will still want to take a dip in the sea at this time of year. The promenade is dotted with cafes, play areas and ice cream stands.

Pier Amusements

Head down to Bournemouth Pier (just a five minute walk from us) to find the Family Entertainment Centre filled with a wide range of entertainment machines and amusements, and all the most up-to-date videos and prizes.

Bournemouth Oceanarium

Explore the wonders of the ocean at the Bournemouth Oceanarium. It’s a great experience for the whole family as you marvel at the diverse marine life, including sharks, turtles, and colourful fish, in a series of captivating exhibits. You can take part in the Adventure Quiz Trail, allow the kids to let off some steam in the underwater themed kids’ play zone alongside daily feeding presentations. Admission includes unlimited same day re-entry too.

RockReef Adventure

Located at the end of Bournemouth Pier, RockReef is an indoor adventure activity centre. Get ready for the ultimate day of adventure with their Clip ’n Climb indoor climbing walls, their vertical Slide drop, a Highline high ropes aerial obstacle course and the Pier Cave which is a 65-linear metre indoor fun cave experience.

Boscombe Chine Gardens

A short walk along the promenade will bring you to Boscombe Chine Gardens, a beautiful coastal garden that leads down to the beach. The gardens feature a mini-golf course, a café, and a play area for children. Take a scenic walk through the gardens and down to the shore for a day of relaxation and fun.

Prevail Junior

Discover the only indoor flow park in the UK designed for children. The park is designed for scooters, roller skates and skateboards. It is so much fun for any budding skaters and with a soft play area too they cater for all ages.

Bournemouth Library Activities

Bournemouth libraries often organise free activities and events during half-term. From storytelling sessions to arts and crafts workshops, these activities provide an opportunity for kids to learn and engage in creative endeavours.

Mini Golf at Smugglers Cove

Challenge the family to a round of mini-golf at Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf, located near Bournemouth Pier. The pirate-themed course adds a playful element to this classic family activity. Our guests can also enjoy a 20% discount with a promo code. Just ask our friendly reception team for more information.

Cycling along the Promenade

Rent bicycles and take a family ride along Bournemouth’s scenic promenade. With dedicated cycling lanes and picturesque views, it’s a great way to enjoy the coastal beauty while staying active.

Remember, to check local event listings for any special activities or festivals happening during the half-term period. Whether you’re exploring the outdoors, enjoying the beach, or engaging in educational activities, Bournemouth has something exciting to offer for every member of the family during a half-term break. With our wide selection of accessible rooms and rooms suitable for families the Marsham Court Hotel is the perfect base for your family break in Bournemouth this half term.

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