If you’re just looking for a good old fashioned beach holiday, Bournemouth stills delivers in buckets and spades. But if you’re looking for more, you won’t be disappointed… As a resort, Bournemouth is bursting at the seams with attractions for all ages. Have a go at a new sport or activity at the Coastal Activity Park, just minutes along the coast at Boscombe; enjoy Premier League football at AFC Bournemouth’s Goldsands Stadium; or take in the town’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, with museums, galleries and an abundance of historical interest. The acclaimed Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum is just minutes away on the Eastcliff, whilst the Pier Approach has just undergone a £4million facelift, creating a fabulous family focal point between the gardens and beaches.
“Our only regret? That we didn’t book to stay for longer… Once we’d arrived at the Orchid, we realised just how much there was to see and do in Bournemouth – we could have stayed twice as long and still not done it all!”
Just minutes from the Orchid …
From the recently extended oceanarium to rock-climbing, amusements and a hair-raising pier-tobeach zipwire, there’s plenty going on all year around Bournemouth Pier. Or just sit back and watch the world go by from one of the restaurants or cafes clustered around the Pier Approach area. Overlooking the beach, the Bournemouth International Centre welcomes some of the world’s biggest names in showbusiness, classical and popular music, whilst the nearby Pavillion is home to nationally acclaimed dance and theatre.
Explore, discover, enjoy
The town offers countless more family attractions – from cinemas, amusements, adventure- and water-parks to castles, historic houses and blissfully unspoilt nature reserves. With 2,000 acres of beautiful parks and gardens to explore, along with the distinct and different appeal of suburbs such as cosmopolitan Charminster, chic Westbourne and Victorian Boscombe, there’s plenty more to discover in and around Bournemouth.
Sport and more
From a round of golf at nearby Meyrick Park to cycling, skiing and sports centres; from boat charters, jetskis and sailing to a dazzling array of watersports along the coast, there’s action and activities in abundance – with something for every age and ability, from novice to expert.