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Bournemouth welcomes you all year round and offers seven miles of beautiful coastline, stunning parks and gardens, a wealth of attractions and activities, entertainment and adventure.With great shopping and eating out experiences, as well as a packed programme of festivals and events, there’s something for everyone! This edition of the Bournemouth Destination Guide is bursting with ideas and inspiration, activities, things to see and do and great places to eat and drink - all the information you need for a fantastic break in this vibrant South Coast destination. Please recycle or pass onto a friend The information contained in this publication is correct at time of print. Changes can and do occur so please check before confirming your arrangements. Bournemouth Tourism cannot accept any responsibility for any errors, omissions or changes. Produced by Bournemouth Tourism Design: Victor Graphics - victorgraphics.co.uk Front cover image: Waveslider Photography (taken December 2015)

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On arrival in Bournemouth, why not make your first stop the Tourist Information Centre? Conveniently located at Pier Approach on Bournemouth Seafront and open seven days a week, the team would love to help you make the most of your stay. From booking accommodation or the perfect beach hut, to selling attraction and theatre tickets as well as providing information on things to see and do, details of festivals and events and much more. You’ll also find beautiful, locally sourced gifts on sale and don’t forget to pick up your free accommodation guide and map.

Bournemouth Tourist Information Centre Pier Approach, Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5AA tel: 01202 451734 email: info@bournemouth.gov.uk web: bournemouth.co.uk Boscombe Seafront Office and Coastal Activity Park Boscombe Promenade, Bournemouth, Dorset BH5 1BN tel: 01202 451781

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All the information you need at your finger tips. Visit: bournemouth.co.uk to plan your visit or stay Up-to-date accommodation availability and booking service online at: bournemouth.co.uk/where-to-stay

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With a fantastic selection of accommodation on offer, Bournemouth is the perfect base for exploring the surrounding area. Find historic towns, pretty villages, stunning coastline, national parks and rolling countryside. The area offers an exciting array of attractions, activities and experiences just waiting to be discovered. Visit pages 12 to 65 for ideas and inspiration.

Visitor Information 4 Beach Life 6 Explore the Great Outdoors 8 B-Entertained 10 Things to See and Do 12-65 Discover our Seafront 18 Festivals & Events 20 Coast with the Most 34 On foot or by bike 40 Explore & Discover Dorset 42 On our Doorstep 54 Things to See and Do map 66 Shopping by the Sea 68 Visit our Coastal Villages 70 Simply delicious 72-91 A Place to Stay? 87 Simply delicious map 88 Useful Information 90

Fabulous Food ... Bournemouth is home to a variety of restaurants, cafÊs and bistros, from seafront eateries and award-winning fine dining, to afternoon tea and international cuisine. Don’t forget to check out our seafood restaurants and try the local fish - a must when visiting the South Coast! Read more in our eating out section on pages 72 to 91.

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Beach Life Beneath the magnificent cliffs, you’ll find Bournemouth’s seven miles of award-winning beaches. At any time of the year, there’s always lots to do, see or experience. With so much to choose from here are just a few ideas to help you plan and enjoy your day at the seaside. Did you know? The Coastal Activity Park at Boscombe beach offers a range of water and land based activities throughout the year. Visit coastalactivitypark.co.uk for more information.

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Fun on the piers... Whether you’re looking for family fun or a relaxing stroll, visit our historic seaside piers. Enjoy the indoor climbing and high-wire centre, pier-to-shore zip ride and family amusements on Bournemouth Pier or discover the free musical play trail at Boscombe Pier. World-class seafront… From family attractions and a historic house-museum to picturesque walks and outdoor activities - as well as beachfront cafés, restaurants and bars - Bournemouth’s coastline is the jewel in its crown. For a warm welcome to the resort, head to Pier Approach and visit the new, awardwinning Tourist Information Centre, where our friendly staff can offer advice to help you make the most of your stay. Climb aboard… Hop on the land train, which runs along the promenade eastwards towards Boscombe and

westwards towards Alum Chine. There’s even a new route from Boscombe to Bournemouth Pier via the East Overcliff for spectacular views of the bay. Jump on one of our famous cliff lifts, situated alongside the zig-zag pathways at West Cliff, East Cliff and Fisherman’s Walk. Relax and unwind… Hire a deckchair, sun lounger or beach hut - the perfect way to spend a day by the sea with family or friends. Our beach huts and funky beach pods are available for daily or weekly hire and are ideal for taking in the stunning views, storing beach equipment or simply watching the world go by. Explore the coastline… Enjoy beautiful bay walks and breathtaking views from the cliff tops. Discover Hengistbury Head Nature Reserve to the east, the Coastal Activity Park at Boscombe and the beautiful coastline heading west towards Alum Chine and its tropical gardens. 7


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Our beautiful gardens, parks, nature reserves and open spaces offer the very best that nature has to offer, and more...

Did you know? The Art Exhibition at Pine Walk is one of the largest running open air exhibitions in the country. Located in the Lower Gardens, it is open daily between 21 May - 4 September.

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Boscombe Cliff Gardens

Just a short stroll from the beach and stretching 1½ miles into the town centre lie Bournemouth’s Grade-II listed Victorian gardens. The Lower Gardens are renowned for their floral bedding displays and are home to a number of attractions: the Art Exhibition at Pine Walk, an aviary, the Bandstand, an ornamental rockery and the Bournemouth Balloon. You’ll find food and drink kiosks here as well as crazy golf to keep the family entertained. The gardens host a variety of great festivals and events throughout the year. See pages 20 and 21 for a list of event highlights. The Central Gardens are home to tennis courts, a children’s playground and the start of the Tree Trail Walk. The Upper Gardens offer a more tranquil setting with nature trails and pretty red bridges dotted over the Bourne Stream.

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Hengistbury Head Nature Reserve

Just a short stroll from the beach you can discover beautiful gardens such as Boscombe Chine and Boscombe Cliff Gardens in the east with their fantastic mix of colour, flowers, water, trees and wildlife and the beautiful Alum Chine Tropical Gardens created in the 1920s, can be found to the west. Heading towards Christchurch, visit picturesque Hengistbury Head - one of the most important Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in England boasting spectacular coastal views, a nature reserve and riverbank. Start your journey of discovery at the Visitor Centre where you can find out what’s on, as well as things to see and do during your visit. Explore this guide further to discover more parks, gardens and open spaces in the surrounding area. From ancient forests and tropical gardens, to local wildlife and open countryside, there’s ‘naturally’ something for everyone! 9


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Bournemouth combines fantastic festivals, events and entertainment with excellent hospitality and service. No matter what time of year you choose to visit, there’s a packed programme for all to enjoy.

Did you know? Bournemouth is home to some of the UK’s largest free festivals and events. Visit: bournemouth.co.uk/whats-on so you don’t miss out!

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The Bournemouth International Centre (by Bournemouth Pier) and the beautiful, vintage Art Deco Pavilion Theatre (in the town centre) offer excellent performances and events all year round - from international pop and rock acts to dance performances, pantomimes, live comedy, West End musicals and touring shows. For more information, visit bic.co.uk/whats-on. Love to dance? Pavilion Dance South West has inspiring dance shows, familyfriendly performances and a variety of classes from African dance and ballet to burlesque and parkour. Many of our local hotels also specialise in dance breaks throughout the year. Throughout the town centre, there are a myriad of cutting edge bars, cool clubs and live music venues to suit everyone. Walk in any direction from the iconic Bournemouth Pier to reach sublime spots for food and drink with a view.

The town also has a range of cinemas including a 6D cinema, casinos, bingo halls, and comedy nights. Of an evening, you don’t even need to leave your lodgings with fantastic entertainment on offer at many of Bournemouth’s selection of hotels. The town centre is easily walkable but there are plenty of taxis to get you where you’re going in the fastest possible time without you missing out on any of the fun! Beyond the town centre, spaces to socialise are popping up in the neighbouring coastal villages. Visit Westbourne for the hearty pubs and easy going eateries, or for an alternative night out, why not pop over to Boscombe and Southbourne to sample their characterful boho cafés, independent bars and music venues? Charminster offers more of an international flavour, with a veritable smorgasbord of colourful bars and restaurants. 11


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See and Do

Bournemouth and the surrounding area offer a superb range of attractions, activities, festivals and events. Explore new places, visit your favourite family attraction, try a different activity or embark on an exciting adventure.

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Whatever the time of year and whatever the weather you will never struggle to find things to discover, experience and be inspired by... Looking for a fun day out with the family? There are plenty of familyfriendly places to visit, including farms, wildlife centres, aquariums and theme parks based around popular children’s characters. You’ll also find arts and crafts activities at many of our attractions and activity centres.

For a more leisurely way to enjoy the breathtaking coastal views, book a trip on a local boat cruise or hire a private charter for the day. Or sit back and relax on a steam train as it takes you through our beautiful countryside. Love the outdoors? Make the most of our historic sites, nature reserves, ancient forests, coast and countryside. Why not join a local guided tour? On foot or by bus, they’re a great way to discover hidden gems and must see locations. There’s also bikes to hire - a fun, fit way to enjoy the stunning scenery and fresh sea air.

Fancy trying a new activity or sport? How about zip lining, golf, go-kart racing, indoor laser tag, high-rope activities, segways or archery - you’ll be Whatever the weather, there’s a spoilt for choice! great range of superb activities and attractions to keep you entertained: Bournemouth and Poole’s ‘Coast with historic houses and gardens, galleries, the Most’ also offers a fantastic range castles, museums, theatres, indoor play of watersports to try. Surfing, paddlecentres, amusements, leisure centres boarding, kayaking, sailing, jet-skiing and waterparks, the choice is endless! and power-boating, to name a few. 17


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Bournemouth boasts a year-round programme of events, so whatever time of year you visit and whatever your interests, there’s always something to enjoy...

Bournemouth Wheels Festival 3 - 5 June Bournemouth Seafront

The UK’s biggest FREE wheels-themed family festival rolls back into Bournemouth for another year! See non-stop, high-speed action along the Demo Straight, monster metal-crushing madness, gravity defying quad bike jumps and breathtaking BMX and skateboard tricks.

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8 - 15 October Bournemouth, various locations The festival is a rich mix of some of the best regional, national and international arts across dance, film, theatre, performance, visual arts, spoken word, literature and music.

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This award-winning free event offers four days and three nights of awesome entertainment from breathtaking air displays by the world’s greatest teams and pilots to on-the-ground entertainment, live music, night flying and action out at sea.

Full of atmosphere with Christmas lights, the Christmas Market, ice-rink, festive fun, animated figures, decorations and festive events.

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Bournemouth Bay Run 3 April, Bournemouth Seafront Classic Cars on the Prom 10 April - 11 September Sundays only (excluding 22 May, 5 & 26 June, 7 & 21 August and 4 September)

West Overcliff Promenade, Bournemouth ThunderCat Racing 16 & 17 April, Bournemouth Seafront Bournemouth Jazz Festival 22 - 24 April, Bournemouth, various locations Bandstand Performances May - September - Dates TBC Bournemouth Lower Gardens Art Exhibition at Pine Walk 21 May - 4 September, Bournemouth Lower Gardens Bournemouth 7s 27 - 29 May, Bournemouth Sports Club Bournemouth Wheels Festival 3 - 5 June, Bournemouth Seafront Race for Life 12 June, Bournemouth Seafront

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For a full listing of festivals and events in the area, please visit: bournemouth.co.uk or alternatively call 01202 451734 Please note all events and dates are provisional and subject to change

Bournemouth Food and Drink Festival 17 - 26 June, Bournemouth, various locations Southbourne Shake & Stir 1 - 3 July, Southbourne Summer Live 1 July - 14 August, Bournemouth Town Centre Bourne Free - Bournemouth’s Pride Festival 8 - 10 July, Bournemouth Triangle

Bournemouth Pier to Pier Swim 10 July, Bournemouth Seafront British Beach Soccer Championships 28 - 31 July, Boscombe Seafront Candlelight Nights TBC 3,10,17 & 24 August, Bournemouth Lower Gardens Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Proms in the Park 5 - 7 August, Meyrick Park, Bournemouth Thai Summer Fair 7 August, Kings Park, Boscombe Luna Cinema 9 - 12 August, The Waterfront at Pier Approach Bournemouth Air Festival 18 - 21 August, Bournemouth Seafront P 1 Bournemouth Grand Prix of the Sea 3 & 4 September, Bournemouth Seafront Bournemouth International Triathlon 11 September, Bournemouth Seafront Bournemouth Marathon Festival 1 & 2 October, Bournemouth Seafront Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival 8 - 15 October, Bournemouth, various locations Bournemouth at Christmas 17 Nov - End of December, Bournemouth Town Centre

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Sightseeing Day Tours from Bournemouth

• Jurassic Coast • Lulworth Cove • Durdle Door • Stonehenge • Isle of Wight • London • Oxford • Bath Daily services, FREE hotel pick ups available on most tours

Come along with us to enjoy a great day out exploring the coast & countryside or one of our magical cities. Based in Bournemouth, we use our knowledge and experience to ensure that you see the best of the sights, with the minimum of hassle and the most fun. All our guides are very knowledgeable and love sharing their tales and stories to help bring the places to life. Whether you are travelling alone, as a couple, a family or group, we have tours and trips to suit all. We have been taking visitors around the area since 2004, each year giving thousands of people unforgettable memories. You can book online, but do feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or would like a group quotation.

More info and 24hr booking: www.discoverdorset.co.uk 01202 557007 info@discoverdorset.co.uk


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Located on the stunning South Coast in Bournemouth - visit us and enjoy the Coastal Activity Park at Boscombe Beach. Over 15 activities from sports courts and watersports to slacklining and a musical trail - many FREE!

• Grab some friends and hire a beach volleyball court • Fabulous beach sports include table tennis & football • Never tried slacklining or All ages All abilities bouldering? Have a go! All action All ages, all abilities y FREE an m . s.. itie tiv ac h ac be Over 15 - it’s all about fun! For full details, just call us on or visit us at:

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Molly’s Den is a retail & trade warehouse where you will find all kinds of unique treasures you won’t find on the high street. Retro furniture, vintage clothing, records, collectables, antiques and much more. Browse for gifts, jewellery and furniture or have a bite to eat and a coffee in our in-house cafe! We’ve also got other great warehouses in New Milton, Winchester and West Bay!

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BOURNEMOUTH We are open every day, 10.30am Monday to Saturday and 12noon Sundays. Enjoy a meal at our Diner or drink at the Bar. We have a fruit machine arcade serving free refreshments all day. Membership is FREE, you must be over 18 to join and photographic ID will be required. Email: Bournemouth.club@galaleisure.com Like us on Facebook and keep up to date with what’s on

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AWARD WINNING ATTRACTIONS FOR ALL AGES NEW PRICES & PACKAGES FOR 2016 Bournemouth TOURISM AWARDS WINNNER 2015 ‘Great Time Out’ FINALIST 2015 ‘Creative concept of the year’

WORLD’S FIRST & ONLY PIER TO SHORE ZIP-WIRE * Pier Zip subject to weather conditions

Awesome all weather*, all year round indoor climbing and caving activites for families and children from 4 yrs old

Clip ’n Climb • HighLine • Vertical Slide • Leap of Faith • Stairway to Heaven • Pier Cave • Pier Zip Visit website for opening times, prices and special offers.

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Bournemouth Guided Walking Tours Departing from: Tourist infomation Centre, Pier Approach, Bournemouth 01202 709965 www.bournemouthguidedwalkingtours.co.uk Informative guided walking tours of central Bournemouth taking 1 ¼ hours; learn about first residents, hotels, restaurants, theatres, casinos, pubs and exciting plans for the future. Tours depart Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11am from Pier Approach (May to October). Tuesdays no need to book, Thursdays please pre-book. £4pp. For group or private bookings please call 07801 061513, or email john15.pannell@gmail.com. Also Sandbanks Walk departs from Sandbanks Beach Café, Banks Road every Tuesday at 2pm, £5pp.

Fun Central 45 - 47 Westover Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 2BZ 01202 555552 www.funcentral.co.uk Fun Central is a new family entertainment centre based on Westover Road, in the town centre. We offer a wide range of exciting activities and games to put a smile on your face. We specialise in redemption games allowing you to win tickets to spend on a variety of prizes, from licensed plush toys and sweets to big items like a LCD TV! There is also a chance to spend your winnings on a milkshake or Giggi ice cream, or relax with a coffee in the new ‘Shake Express’ café, specialising in sweet treats such as Waffles and Sundaes. Perfect for young and old alike.

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Things to do - Bournemouth Queen’s Park Golf Course Queen’s Park, Bournemouth, Dorset BH8 9BY 01202 451675 www.queensparkgolfcourse.com Queen’s Park is a mature and challenging heathland golf course. Once a regular on the European Tour, we have hosted many major professional tournaments, featuring players such as Tony Jacklin, Henry Cotton and Seve Ballesteros. Famous for its excellent drainage, Queen’s Park is open all year round and welcomes both regular and pay and play visitors. Relax after your game in the café bar, or bring the whole family to explore the parkland and adventure playground.

Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre Hengistbury Head Nature Reserve, Bournemouth, Dorset BH6 4EN 01202 451618 www.visithengistburyhead.co.uk Picturesque Hengistbury Head boasts spectacular views of coastline, nature reserve and riverbank. Ranking as one of the most important Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in England, our visitor centre interprets the site using family-friendly interactive displays of archaeology, geology and ecology found at this unique Nature Reserve. Delve into our programme of exhibitions and events, or browse the shop packed full of unusual and stylish gifts, reflecting the local area and environment. Open 10am - 4pm daily (until 5pm in the summer, closed Christmas Day). Free entry. Groups welcome by prior arrangement.

Front Bike Hire 200 metres east of Pier, Undercliff Drive, Bournemouth Seafront BH2 5AA 01202 373280 www.frontbikehire.co.uk Bournemouth is a dream cycling destination. Where else can you ride your bike on a flat, traffic free promenade along one of the best beaches in Britain?! Make a stop at one of the pubs, restaurants or cafés that are dotted along the promenade, and for the adventurous, jump on the chain ferry over to the Purbecks, one of the best mountain biking destinations in the country. Call to book on 01202 373280 or e-mail info@front-bike-hire.co.uk

Surf Steps Toft Steps, Undercliff Drive, Bournemouth, Dorset BH5 1BN 0800 043 7873 or 07733 895538 www.surfsteps.co.uk Bournemouth Surf and SUP School. Whether you’re 8 or 88, the only way you can really understand what all the fuss is about is to get some gear and get wet! That’s where we can help. Teaching people to surf and SUP isn’t just a job to us, it’s our passion! We’re the only SurfingGB Centre of Excellence along this stretch of coastline and all of our staff are fully accredited professionals.

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Things to do - Bournemouth United Taxis 164 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH8 8AS 01202 556677 www.556677.com

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The biggest fleet in Bournemouth offering the best service across the town. United has the following: 1 The best prices to and from the airport check out www.556677.com to find a quote based on your postcode. 2 Over 150 vehicles available 24/7 including a wide range of multi- seater cars. 3 All our drivers have been CRB checked. 4 Revolutionary new booking experience, download our app for android or iPhone for free. Book and track your taxi in an instant.

PRC Streamline Taxis 13 The Triangle, Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5RY 01202 373737 www.prcstreamline.co.uk

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An established taxi company for over 50 years, PRC Streamline Taxis are now one of the largest taxi companies in Bournemouth. With our fleet of over 180 cars including 4 - 8 seaters and wheelchair accessible cars, we can provide a speedy, reliable service to suit all your taxi needs - whether they be short or long distance. We also offer special prices for trips to places of interest, tours and airport journeys. Open: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Pavilion Dance South West Pavilion Dance, Westover Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 2BU 01202 203630 www.pdsw.org.uk Bournemouth’s national dance centre. We present a year-round programme of innovative and inspiring dance performances, live screenings and shows for all the family. In our two spacious dance studios we offer 40 dance and movement classes per week for all ages and abilities (Check our website for details and prices on all our classes and performances). Open: Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm. Extended opening hours during class term time.

Dancezie 10 The Triangle, Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5RY 01202 294784 www.dancezie.co.uk A friendly warm welcome awaits you at Dancezie, Dorset’s favourite shop for dancewear and dance shoes. Stockists of the latest styles and designs of beautiful shoes for Ballroom & Latin, Salsa, Tango, Social, Tap, Modern Jazz, Street, Ballet, Fitness, Zumba, Line Dancing, Disco, Freestyle, & Contemporary. Bespoke costume design. Professional pointe shoe fitting. Leading brands & famous names, inc Freed, Supadance, Capezio, Bloch, & Gaynor Minden, all at reasonable prices! Situated opposite the new library, a short walk from The Square....See you there!

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Things to do - Bournemouth Dorset Day Trips Departures throughout Bournemouth and Poole 07443 496970 www.dorsetdaytrips.co.uk TOP RANKED ON TRIPADVISOR!! Dorset Day Trips offer an exciting range of guided sightseeing day tours around Dorset and the New Forest, all from the comfort of our fantastic 70’s-style VW camper! With pick-ups in Poole or Bournemouth, the VW comfortably seats 7 passengers, making our trips really personal and fun. It also means we can fit anywhere a car can go, opening up places that even larger minibuses just cannot go! From coastal Durdle Door to its beautiful, rolling countryside and villages, our aim is to make sure all our guests have a fantastic, fun day out in Dorset!

Laser Quest Glen Fern Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 2LZ 01202 556888 www.laserquestbournemouth.co.uk Laser Quest, Bournemouth. Whether you’re 6 or 66 you’ll love the adrenaline pumping exhilaration of stalking your opponents and unleashing a volley of Laser Fire in the Battle-Zone of the next Century! The experience is exhilarating and immersive… with fun lurking around every corner. This is the ultimate in interactive entertainment! Laser Quest provides a unique venue with the emphasis on exhilarating fun and excitement whatever the occasion.

Yellow Buses Customer Service Centre, Bournemouth Town Centre (opposite Boots) 01202 636110 www.bybus.co.uk We Glo where you go. Enjoy your holiday with the Yellows. Yellow Buses offers a wide range of great value fares and, of course, accepts English passes for concessionary travel. See www.bybus.co.uk for full details or email wecanhelp@yellowbuses.co.uk

South Coast Travel Private hire coaches and mini buses in Bournemouth 01202 530200 www.southcoasttravel.co.uk Private hire coaches and mini buses. All airports, weddings, family celebrations, London shopping trips, corporate events, day excursions, sports events, school trips. Local and long distance, seven days a week, professional and courteous service, experienced drivers, competitive prices. Call 01202 530200 email: sct@southcoasttravel.co.uk www.southcoasttravel.co.uk

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fun and challenge friends and family to a football or touch rugby game on the beach. The park also features a 16-station outdoor gym located along the beach and a musical trail on Boscombe Pier. At Bournemouth Pier and beyond, you’ll find super spots to paddle or swim as well as plenty of places to jet ski and kite surf. Heading west along the coastline into Poole you’ll find beautiful beaches at Sandbanks as well as plenty of watersports to try in the harbour. If you’re looking for something a little less energetic, enjoy a relaxing boat cruise or hire a charter for the day or afternoon.


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Visit the working studio and meet our Throwers, Artists and Designers. Discover the largest collection of Poole Pottery in the world. Feel inspired? Have a go at painting your own masterpiece! Fun for all from £6 Relax in our Pottery Café Outlet Shopping and Gift Emporium - Great prices on a huge range of china and glass, kitchen wares, gifts, fashions and accessories. Free Entry - Open Daily* Monday - Saturday 9.00am - 5.30pm, Sunday 10.30am - 4.30pm The Quay, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1HJ * Closed Easter Sunday and Christmas Day

Tel: 01202 668 681 enquiries@poolepotteryretail.co.uk

e fre tr y en Discover the Story of Poole Harbour, Town and People..... Poole’s rich history is revealed in Poole Museum’s four floors of galleries. Displays range from archaeology to art, from pirates to potteries. The Museum and temporary exhibitions are free of charge, and fully accessible. The Route One bus stops outside the Museum.

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Things to do - Poole Superhawk Marine Charters Poole Quay Boat Haven, Poole Quay, Poole, Dorset BH15 1HJ 01202 694427 or 07860 228385 www.superhawkmarine.com Sunseeker 50ft Luxury Powerboat Charters. Experience the unique combination of exhilaration and fun in luxurious comfort onboard our spacious Sunseeker. Based from Poole Harbour, full day, half day, and evening trips to Bournemouth beaches, Sandbanks, Dorset Jurassic coastline and Solent locations. See the website for suggested itineraries and pricing. Customised events and extended trips available. Up to 12 persons per boat. Private parties, Corporate events, Stag and Hens welcome. Open: Spring, Summer and Autumn.

Tower Park Yarrow Road, Poole, Dorset BH12 4NY 01202 723671 www.towerparkentertainment.co.uk Located on the outskirts of Poole, just five miles away from Bournemouth, Tower Park is perfect for families and those in search of day and evening entertainment. A trip to Splashdown, where you can experience the fabulous water rides. Be sure to check out Bowlplex. Why not take the kids to Lemur Landings indoor soft play centre, or visit Empire cinema where you can experience the latest summer blockbusters, followed by some food. Simply choose a great meal from one of our restaurants. Getting to us is easy and parking is free with 24 hour CCTV.

morebus Bus Station, 1 Dolphin Centre, Poole, Dorset BH15 1SN 01202 338420 www.morebus.co.uk Whether you’re looking for an open top treat or a convenient way to get around Bournemouth & Poole, we have a variety of bus services for you. An easy way to buy tickets is via our mobile app using your smartphone (just search for morebus in the App store). Take advantage of the more bus weekender app ticket this summer for just £16 and travel across the whole Network, all weekend. We also run night buses all night long on Monday - Saturdays, offer fast connections to Poole every 3 minutes, as well as the beautiful Purbecks, Wimborne and Blandford.

Castaway Luxury Charters Departs from Poole Quay, Poole, Dorset BH15 1HJ 07860 793450 www.castawaycharters.co.uk Enjoy amazing scenery from the fly bridge and luxury sunbeds while cruising the cliffs of the Jurassic Coast. Anchor in a secluded bay for drinks, swimming and we are fully equipped including a BBQ. Perfect for birthdays, family celebrations, hen and corporate events. Friendly, experienced skipper offering half and full day charters for up to 12 passengers. Try our one hour harbour cruise from £20 per person, available all year (minimum numbers apply).

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On foot or by bike ... Bournemouth and the surrounding area is fantastic for walking and cycling - Enjoy breathtaking scenery and nature at its best in the great outdoors!

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Why not enjoy a bike ride or walk through Bournemouth’s stunning gardens? Make the most of our 1½ mile cycle trail through the Central and Upper Gardens, allowing you to absorb the beautiful surroundings - its flora, fauna, variety of trees and pretty red bridges. There are also plenty of walks through our gardens for you to enjoy with places to rest, information boards and trails to follow. Enjoy stunning sea views, great photo opportunities, the smell of the sea air and the wind in your hair as you cycle or walk along our seven mile coastline. Why not enjoy a beautiful bike ride along Bournemouth’s promenade* and coastal roads? You can cycle to Hengistbury Head Nature Reserve to the east or go west along the coast to Sandbanks stopping off at one of our many coastal cafés, bars and restaurants. There are plenty of cycling and walking routes to enjoy on our doorstep too. From the spectacular scenery and cliff top vistas along the Jurassic Coast to

the enchanting New Forest National Park with its abundance of paths and places to explore. If you haven’t brought your bike with you don’t worry as the area is home to a number of local bike hire companies that offer a range of bicycles and equipment for hire, from helmets to tag alongs... providing a hassle free cycling adventure. You can also get to know the area a little better with a fascinating guided walking tour to discover those hidden gems. Explore this guide further to help you plan the perfect day. For more information on cycling and walking visit: bournemouth.co.uk or pop into the Tourist Information Centre at Pier Approach on Bournemouth Seafront. Here you can pick up cycle route maps and find out about the next walking tour of Bournemouth. *Please note cycling along the promenade is not permitted in July and August between 10am and 6pm.

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The county of Dorset has it all: the stunning coastline, beautiful countryside and picturesque towns and villages. Its history is both rich and vivid. There are so many places to discover and explore here is just a small selection. *Durdle Door

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Nestled between Bournemouth and the World Heritage Coast lies the historic town of Poole. Get out on the water and make a splash in Europe’s largest natural harbour, discover its fascinating maritime history and take a wander along the cobbles of the Old Town to Poole’s historic quayside. Look out for tall ships, fishing vessels and luxury powerboats!

including Chapman’s Pool.

Enjoy the great outdoors on the Isle of Purbeck - a peninsula with beautiful countryside, stunning cliff-top paths and fascinating coastal features. Visit the traditional seaside resort of Swanage and picture-postcard villages like Corfe Castle.

Heading inland, discover the county’s many enchanting towns and villages. With their unique character, history and charm, highlights include Wimborne Minster, Wareham, Sherborne, Dorchester, Milton Abbas and many more.

Stretching across more than 95 miles from Old Harry Rocks near Swanage to Orcombe Point in East Devon, the Jurassic Coast is a World Heritage Site with iconic beauty spots, such as Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove. Discover fossil-filled stretches like Kimmeridge Bay and magical coves,

Visit Christchurch with its unique location on the shores of another spectacular natural harbour, where the Stour and Avon rivers meet. The town offers visitors a bustling high street, riverside walks, a castle and an 11th century priory, as well as a variety of attractions and activities.

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Exciting Play Areas for all ages - Café - Gift Shop, Lots Undercover & Much, Much More! Open: 25th March - 29th October 10 - 4pm Closed Mondays outside school holidays (open Bank Holiday Monday) October: Open Thursday - Sunday and half term Closed in very bad weather (if unsure please call)

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Swanage Railway Station House, Swanage, Dorset BH19 1HB 01929 425800 www.swanagerailway.co.uk The Swanage Railway is the picture postcard branch line to the seaside. Steam trains run for six miles, weaving their way through the beautiful Purbeck countryside and past the magnificent ruins of Corfe Castle, through the charming station of Harmans Cross to the sandy beach of Swanage; the eastern gateway to the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage site. The Swanage Railway offers an intensive heritage steam and diesel train service with departures up to every 40 minutes in the summer season. Services run daily April to October and at weekends and school holidays throughout the year. Evening dining, luncheon and cream tea services complement themed events, including steam and diesel galas and our acclaimed Santa Specials and Christmas Luncheon trains during the festive season.

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Things to do - Dorset www.monkeyworld.org

Where families matter! Wareham, Dorset BH20 6HH T: 01929 462537 E: apes@monkeyworld.org

With over 250 primates of more than 20 species, Monkey World is the largest ape and monkey rescue centre in the world! See the stars of TV’s ‘Monkey Life’ and ‘Monkey Business’, then ‘monkey around’ in the south’s largest ‘Great Ape’ Adventure Play Area!

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The Great Dorset Steam Fair (A354 Blandford - Salisbury Main Road) Held on a 600 acre outdoor showground (one of Europe’s largest), the Great Dorset Steam Fair is widely recognised as the leading event of its type in the world and is regularly attended by over 200,000 visitors.

A truly unmissable Bank Holiday highlight for all the family

A real old time steam driven funfair See steam-powered heavy haulage, wood sawing, threshing, ploughing & road rolling... Over 200 full size working engines! Can-can girl dancing shows, fairground organs, heavy horses, rural crafts, vintage tractors, vintage commercial & army vehicles, cars & motorbikes, models, trade stands, auto jumble & five pavilions with live music & over 25 real ales/beers In all, 2000 exhibits and 800 trade stands PLUS ... one of the UK’s biggest travelling modern funfairs, inc. 120ft Giant Wheel. Log Flume, Roller Coaster & Drop Tower.

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Things to do - Dorset Moors Valley Country Park and Forest Horton Road, Ashley Heath, Dorset BH24 2ET 01425 470721 www.moors-valley.co.uk Explore 1000 acres of park and forest with waymarked footpaths and cycle routes – you can hire a bike or bring your own. Or for a more leisurely journey take a trip on the narrow-gauge steam train. Children will love the ‘Play Trail’ with its huge wooden play structures and those feeling adventurous can climb through the trees on the ‘Go-Ape’ Tree Top Adventure. Back at the Visitor Centre there are art exhibitions on display and you can enjoy a home-cooked meal at Seasons Restaurant. The Rangers also run over 500 events each year. Find us 10 miles north of Bournemouth, signposted from the Ashley Heath roundabout off the A338. Open from 8am every day of the year except Christmas Day. Closing time is at 5pm September to March, 6pm April to May and 7pm June to August. Entrance is free but parking charges apply. Maximum charge for 2016 is £9 per car per day. Coaches and minibuses must book in advance.

Royal Signals Museum Blandford Camp, Blandford, Dorset DT11 8RH 01258 482248 www.royalsignalsmuseum.co.uk Spies, Codes, Secret Agents and Electronic warfare. EXPERIENCE interactive History, Science and Technology or learn about the hidden heroes of the battlefield. The Royal Signals Museum: “Where heroes come to life”. Featuring many interactive displays – guide a laser beam, crack codes, drive a simulator, practice Morse and more! DISCOVER Dorset’s TOP SECRET Museum ‘inside the wire’ at an operational Army Camp in Blandford. Adults must bring Photo ID.

Highcliffe Castle Rothesay Drive, Highcliffe, Dorset BH23 4LE 01425 278807 www.highcliffecastle.co.uk This beautiful castle is set in cliff top grounds with access to the Christchurch Coastal Path. Built in the 1830s by Lord Stuart de Rothesay it is now a Grade I listed building. Castle Open 1st February - 23rd December, 11am - 5pm. Last Admission 4.30pm (4pm Friday and Saturday). Admission: Adults £3.50 - Accompanied under 16s FREE Guided Tours £5.95. Heritage Centre • Gift Shop • Exhibitions • Events • Concerts • Guided Tours (Tues and Thurs at 2pm, Sun at 11am) • Tea Rooms • Available for Civil Ceremonies, Receptions, Banquets and Events.

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Things to do - Dorset Corfe Castle Model Village The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham, Dorset BH20 5EZ 01929 481234 www.corfecastlemodelvillage.co.uk See Corfe Castle and the village in miniature still intact before its destruction by Cromwell’s troops. 1/20 th scale, makes you feel like a giant! Set in beautiful Purbeck countryside, with an enchanted fairy garden, Giant Games and punishment area. With a great tea room serving good quality produce at reasonable prices. Adults £3.95, Senior £3.50, Child £2.75, 3 and under free, Family (2+3) £12 Open: February - October every day, 10am - 4/5pm. School holidays open seven days a week. Email us on info@corfecastlemodelvillage.co.uk.

The Blue Pool & Wareham Bears Furzebrook, Wareham, Dorset BH20 5AR 01929 551408 www.bluepooluk.com This Magical Pool is surrounded by woods and heathland, criss-crossed by sandy paths. Why not take a relaxing stroll by its tranquil waters or enjoy becoming a ‘searcher and finder’ looking for Squirrels and Fairy doors. The Teahouse will welcome you with a delicious luncheon or a homemade cream tea. Then visit the Museum and Gift Shop before entering the fascinating world of the Wareham Bears. Grounds open from 1st March to 30th November. Teahouse, Shops and Bears open Easter to end of October. Dogs on leads are welcome.

Regent Centre with Christchurch Information Centre 51 High Street, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 1AS 01202 499199 www.regentcentre.co.uk The Regent Centre in Christchurch is the cinema, theatre and concert hall serving East Dorset and the New Forest. Built in 1931, the Regent has been lovingly restored in Art Deco style and the long and spacious foyer, with its ongoing art exhibitions, is a wonderful place to stop for coffee or afternoon tea. One particular highlight is the live, international satellite broadcasts of world class ballet, opera and theatre to the Regent’s big screen. The Regent is situated right in the middle of Christchurch High Street. Open daily from 10am. @regentcentre /regentcentre

Sherborne Castle and Gardens New Road, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 5NR 01935 812072 Ext 2 www.sherbornecastle.com

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Discover the historic Digby stately home built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594 and its great stories. See magnificent state rooms, Raleigh’s kitchen, relics from the Civil War and a museum in the castle’s cellars. Explore acres of impressive lakeside gardens and pleasure grounds in a stunning setting. Children’s quiz and garden trail. Children FREE entry. Open 25th March to 30th October 2016. Daily except Mondays and Fridays (Open Bank Holiday Mondays). Gardens and Tea Room open from 10am, Castle from 11am - 4.30pm (last entry).

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Things to do - Dorset Dorset County Museum High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1XA 01305 756827 www.dorsetcountymuseum.org Discover 200 million years of Dorset’s past in this award-winning museum. Housing six galleries, a wide variety of fascinating treasures, exhibitions and plenty of children’s activities, there is something here for all the family. New for 2016 Ancient Dorset Gallery: a journey through the lives of the Britons, Romans, Saxons and Vikings who lived on the South Dorset Ridgeway. Open: Museum, Tearoom & Gift Shop, Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm April to October, plus Sundays 24 July to 11 September 2016. Closes 4pm November to March.

Purbeck Cycle Hire Cyclexperience at Norden Park & Ride, Corfe Castle, Dorset BH20 5DS 01929 481606 www.purbeckcyclehire.co.uk Traffic-Free CYCLE HIRE on the southern headland of Poole Harbour. Cycle to beautiful Studland Bay for a day at the beach or head to the hills for the best views in the area! Find our NEW centre in the large car park at the Swanage Steam Railway station near Corfe Castle. Our retail shop nearby in Wareham is open seven days.

Durlston Castle Country Park and National Nature Reserve Durlston Country Park, Lighthouse Road, Swanage, Dorset BH19 2JL 01929 424443 www.durlston.co.uk Durlston Castle is a must-see, whatever the weather attraction and was voted Best Heritage Project in the 2012 National Lottery Awards. Durlston offers a great free day out on the Jurassic Coast: fun displays for the family, rooftop views, a gallery for art, science and performance, seventhwave café and shop. With sea-views, trails, the Great Globe, wildflowers, bird-life and 34 butterfly species, there’s always something new to see. A varied events programme runs all year. Castle open daily from 10am. Free entry.

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#Love Bournemouth

We love Bournemouth. Here are just a few lovely reasons why ... Love the Beach...

Stretching over seven golden miles, our beaches provide the perfect place to rest and relax. Enjoy the sea air, sound of the waves and sand between your toes while walking along the shore. Relax in one of our pretty traditional beach huts dotted along the coastline, hire a sunlounger or deckchair and soak up the beautiful sea views.

Love Family Fun...

With so much to do and see, places to visit, including fabulous entertainment and some great places to eat for all ages, Bournemouth is the ideal place for some family fun.

Love Nature...

Enjoy a peaceful moment or two as you take in the many trees, plants and flowers found in Bournemouth’s award-winning gardens, parks and nature reserves. Throughout the year, experience the changing seasons and natural delights they bring.

Love our Festivals and Events...

Bournemouth has a packed annual programme of festivals and events to enjoy and take part in. From cars, planes and powerboats, to food and drink, culture, music and the arts. Visit: bournemouth.co.uk for full details.

Love the Romance...

Bournemouth offers the perfect romantic get away: miles of coastline to explore together, a beautiful cliff-top house with a romantic past, fabulous eateries for romantic nights out and the best places to say ‘I do’!

Send us your images of what you love about Bournemouth and of the places you have visited. #lovebournemouth


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On our doorstep are the neighbouring counties of Hampshire, Wiltshire and Somerset.Home to ancient forests, enchanting cathedral cities, bustling towns and picturesque villages, with a variety of attractions, activities and adventures just waiting to be discovered. Lyndhurst, The New Forest*

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Discover the natural beauty and history of the New Forest with many activities and places to visit on foot, by bike, as part of a guided tour, by bus, car or even on horseback! With its quaint villages and historic towns, there are so many places to explore throughout the New Forest, from hamlets hidden deep in the forest to seaside towns and villages dotted along the coast. The forest is also full of roaming wildlife including the famous New Forest ponies. As well as the enchanting New Forest, the county of Hampshire is home to many towns and villages just waiting to be discovered along its coastline and throughout the beautiful countryside. The county of Wiltshire offers many places to explore, from its pretty market towns and quaint villages to areas of outstanding natural beauty and rolling countryside. Known as the ‘city in the countryside’, Salisbury

is well known for its timber-frame buildings and iconic early-English Gothic Cathedral, home to the bestpreserved copy of the Magna Carta. Visit nearby Somerset with its vast expanse of open countryside, villages and bustling market towns alongside a rich heritage of history and legend, as well as popular attractions and activities. Explore this guide for further ideas and inspiration and see the map on pages 66 and 67 for their approximate locations.

Did you know? Henry VIII tried to rid the New Forest of its iconic ponies but local people protected them - just like they still do today.

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Things to do - On Our Doorstep Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway Lakeside Country Park, Wide Lane, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 5PE 023 8061 2020 www.steamtrain.co.uk The Railway runs every weekend throughout the year and all school holidays from 10am - 4.30pm. The ride of 1 ¼ miles with a break at Monks Brook Halt for children’s play area and picnic tables. The fare is £2.50 for children, £3.50 for adults, children under two years of age travel free. Our tunnel has been extended to 355 feet (108 metres) and is now the longest Miniature Railway tunnel in Britain. Day out with Thomas is held three times a year. Check our website for full details. Santa Specials are the last two weekends before Christmas, you can book online for these events. Along with other special events the railway offers Footplate Experience, a one day course on how to prepare and drive a locomotive. The courses start at 9am and finishes at 4pm. The cost is £180.00 on a one to one basis, or bring a friend for £210.00 for two people. The price includes inviting your family and friends at 2.30pm to have a ride, with you driving. Free parking. Open: Every weekend and all school holidays.

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Buckler’s Hard Beaulieu, Hampshire SO42 7XB 01590 616203 www.bucklershard.co.uk On the banks of the Beaulieu River, Buckler’s Hard was once a hive of shipbuilding activity providing ships for Nelson’s navy. The Maritime Museum reveals the fascinating story of this unique village and the ships it built, including the important role played by the village during World War II. Take a 30 minute cruise on the tranquil Beaulieu River and enjoy refreshments from The Captain’s Cabin Tea Rooms. Open daily from 10am.

Burley Fudge 2 The Mall, Burley, New Forest, Hampshire BH24 4BS 01425 403513 www.burleyfudge.co.uk Burley Village, New Forest – enchanting, picturesque thatched cottages, untouched by time, steeped in old customs, colourful heathlands, mighty oaks, beeches and lofty pines. Famous for its history of witches, smuggling and dragons. Burley is home to our very own made Traditional Fudge. Treat yourself from our extensive range of flavours including old favourites and exciting new flavours or treat your family and friends to our unique range of attractive gift packs.

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Things to do - On Our Doorstep Sir Harold Hillier Gardens Jermyns Lane, Ampfield, Hampshire SO51 0QA 01794 369318 www.hilliergardens.org.uk Winner of Garden of the Year 2015. Outstanding 180 acre garden for all seasons. Home to the longest double herbaceous border (at 250 metres). Children can enjoy the Tree House, Bamboo Tunnels and Super Snake Swing. Events all year round including Art in the Garden summer sculpture exhibition. Restaurant, tea room, all ability paths, free parking, near M27. Open: 10am - 6pm (5pm in winter), closed Christmas and Boxing Day.

Mid Hants Railway ‘Watercress Line’ The Railway Station, New Alresford, Hampshire SO24 9JG 01962 733810 www.watercressline.co.uk Experience the golden age of steam travel!  Whether you are taking a trip down memory lane or making new ones, sit back, relax and travel along the edge of the South Downs National Park. Fares give you all day travel to explore the four period stations, see behind the scenes in the engineering workshops, get up close to the locomotives and visit the historic towns of New Alresford and Alton. 

Salisbury Cathedral & Magna Carta The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 2EN 01722 555156 www.salisburycathedral.org.uk Explore over 800 years of history at one of the UK’s most iconic medieval buildings. Discover Britain’s tallest spire and our original 1215 Magna Carta in its own permanent exhibition. Take a stroll in our cloisters or out on the Cathedral lawns and enjoy refreshments in Refectory restaurant (all year round) or Bell Tower tea rooms (seasonal opening). Make the most of your visit by checking our events calendar or booking a Tower Tour in advance online. Open seven days a week.

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Things to do - On Our Doorstep Moors Valley Railway Moors Valley Country Park, Horton Road, Hampshire BH24 2ET 01425 471415 www.moorsvalleyrailway.co.uk Take a ride on the great little railway at Moors Valley Country Park. A mile in length, the journey takes you through two stations, over a bridge, through four tunnels, past two signal boxes and alongside the lake. The Station Buffet serves hot and cold drinks, snacks and the locally produced New Forest Ice Cream. Lakeside Station also offers drinks and ice cream and is an ideal stop for picnics and playgrounds. ENJOYMENT FOR ALL THE FAMILY. Open: Every weekend, all school holidays. Daily from Spring bank holiday to mid September 10.45am - 5pm.

Salisbury Escape Rooms 11a Fisherton Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP2 7SU 01722 428980 www.salisburyescape.com Locked in a room with your team you have only your wits to help you escape. Use elements of the room to find clues, unlock doors and unravel the mystery to escape within an hour. A real life adventure game in the heart of Salisbury. Trip Advisor - “Excellent family activity”, “If you’ve got an hour to spare, do this. If you haven’t got an hour to spare, make one, and do this.”

New Forest Water Park Ringwood Road, Fordingbridge, Hampshire SP6 2EY www.newforestwaterpark.co.uk • Full cable park • Wakeboarding • UK’s 1st Wibit Aqua Park • Kayak/Stand up Paddleboard

• Clubhouse overlooking the lake • Bar/food/changing facilities • Camping with log fires • Great fun for the whole family

Online Booking Essential Just off the A338 at North Gorley, near Fordingbridge (four miles north of Ringwood)

Bournemouth Karting Matchams Leisure Park, Hurn Road, Hampshire BH24 2BT 01425 480828 www.matchamskarting.co.uk Matchams is a 420 metre, outdoor karting circuit near Bournemouth. • Arrive & Drive (Turn up and have a go!) • Stag & Hen parties • Birthday parties • Corporate Functions • Open Events or just a great day out with friends. Race on our 200cc Biz Karts round the twists and turns of the fantastic circuit with long straights, fast corners and hairpin bends. Fun Karts - Age 8 upwards (Wednesday and Friday in school holidays & every Sunday) Just £7 a go!

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Dinosaur Museum Dorset County Museum Mummies Exhibition Teddy Bear Museum Terracotta Warriors Tutankhamun Exhibition

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Laser Quest Littledown Centre Molly’s Den Oceanarium - The Bournemouth Aquarium Pavilion Dance South West Pavilion Theatre PRC Streamline Taxis Queen's Park Golf Course Rock Reef & Pier Zip Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum South Coast Travel Surf Steps Treehouse Family Play United Taxis Westover Beauty Yellow Buses

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Explore Bournemouth’s fabulous selection of shops all year round. Whether you’re looking for independent boutiques, designer labels or high street favourites, we have them all!

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Just a short walk from beautiful sandy beaches and set against the backdrop of award-winning, historic Victorian gardens, the pedestrianised shopping area from Old Christchurch Road to Commercial Road is home to a wide variety of retailers. Bournemouth boasts a great selection of well-loved high street brands and labels so you can be guaranteed to find everything from clothes and shoes to toiletries and electronics, all within walking distance from the central Town Square. Dotted around the town, you’ll find a choice of well-known department stores offering women’s fashions, beauty, accessories and menswear, as well as concessions from the most popular high street and designer brands. If you’re looking for something more unique, step off the beaten track and into one of our Victorian arcades where you’ll discover an eclectic mix of boutiques, jewellers and independent retailers stocking homewares, arts and crafts, fashion and much more.

As well as shops, Bournemouth’s vibrant town centre is packed with a fantastic mix of restaurants, cafés, nightlife, festivals and events - turning a spot of retail therapy into a great day out. After all the hustle and bustle, unwind and revive at one of the resort’s luxury pampering facilities. The area also offers a variety of activities and leisure pursuits, so our sports, health and dancewear retailers are always close at hand and ready to kit you out for your next adventure! Make sure you visit us during the winter months to experience Christmas in Bournemouth and enjoy a truly festive break. Keep your eye out for the Bournemouth Town Centre Rangers. Easy to spot in distinctive red uniforms and always keen to help; for directions, local knowledge on what to eat, where to shop or upcoming events.

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Visit our Coastal Villages Bournemouth’s coastal villages - Southbourne, Boscombe and Westbourne are bustling destinations in their own right and each has a unique character with a variety of shops, cafÊs and more. Westbourne

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There are many reasons to pop along to Southbourne with its pretty, coastal high street. You’ll find bistros, coffee houses and independent retailers, as well as food, health, gift and craft shops all within easy reach of Hengistbury Head Nature Reserve - a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Boscombe bustles with a selection of independent stores, cafés and Bournemouth’s only regular, open-air market (on Thursdays and Saturdays). A great destination for antique shops, retro clothing and second-hand gems, there is also a vintage market in Boscombe Arcade once a month. Be sure to take a walk down to Boscombe beach and try one of the many activities on offer at the Coastal Activity Park.

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Westbourne offers a unique shopping experience with its hair and beauty salons, art galleries, delicatessens and independent shops and boutiques. You’ll also find an extensive range of cafés and restaurants for the perfect dining experience. Wander through Westbourne and into Alum Chine to discover the tranquil Tropical Gardens. Delight in the relaxed atmosphere of the wooded chine and magnificent sea views. Head inland… A vibrant and cosmopolitan suburb, Charminster is just a short bus or taxi ride from Bournemouth town centre with a wide variety of restaurants, cafés and food stores. 71


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Fresh seafood in abundance, succulent, locally reared beef, lamb and pork, artisan Dorset cheese and classic cream teas - no matter what your craving is, Bournemouth and Poole can satisfy it.

Don’t forget to make room in your suitcase for some local produce to remind you of your holiday in Bournemouth. Discover a fantastic range of cheeses, wines, ciders, fudge, frozen yogurts and ice cream, not to Bournemouth’s selection of cafés, bars, mention locally sourced, fresh seafood. bistros and restaurants are the perfect complement to your shopping break, Bournemouth is home to a host of theatre trip or holiday by the sea. year-round entertainment and with a Whether you’re looking for a leisurely mix of well known bar and nightclubs lunch with friends, haute cuisine at a as well as quirky independent taverns high-end hotel, family friendly bistros and stylish lounges, you’ll be sure to or a beachfront location offering al enjoy a great night out. Watch one fresco dining and beautiful sunsets, of our local mixologists create the there really is something for all tastes perfect cocktail or, if you’re feeling and budgets. adventurous, try our local ales! Try foods from around the world or take the time to sample what the local area has to offer. Enjoy international cuisine from tastes of the Mediterranean and Mexican to Asian and Brazilian food - the choice is endless! Alternatively, experience something closer to home with our traditional Dorset cream teas - offering lashings of clotted cream and delicate finger sandwiches - or fish and chips of course!

Did you know? Hot Rocks Restaurant and Cocktail Bar situated right by Bournemouth Pier is themed with a selection of ‘rare surfing memorabilia’ - why not pop in for a unique dining experience, genuine neopolitan wood fired pizza and delicious cocktails.

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LEVEL8IGHT THE SKY BAR Hilton Bournemouth, Terrace Road, Bournemouth BH2 5EL 01202 200188 www.level8skybar.com Situated on the 8th floor of Hilton Bournemouth, overlooking the town and the English Channel, LEVEL8IGHT The Sky Bar is the South West’s highest bar with contemporary and classic cocktails. With a dramatic vista overlooking the Bournemouth coastline, the sky bar and terrace is the town’s definitive drinking destination for locals and visitors alike. Admire wonderful panoramic sea views as you enjoy cocktails, fine wines and premium spirits on the terrace. If you’re feeling peckish, LEVEL8IGHT The Sky Bar offers an inspired menu created by Matt Tebbutt with an emphasis on simplicity, flavour and seasonality featuring a variety of simple plates. Traditional Afternoon Tea or Afternoon Tea with Champagne is also on the menu and is on offer from noon each day. To make your reservation you can book online by visiting our website, call us, or send an email to: Level8.skybar@hilton.com

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Award-winning seafood restaurant WestBeach on Bournemouth seafront is recognised as a “local gem” in the Good Food Guide 2016 and it’s easy to see why. Whether you choose to dine à la carte in our stylish beach-chic restaurant or sip Champagne and enjoy oysters on our terrace, you’ll soon see why we’re a favourite all year round.

Pier Approach - Bournemouth - BH2 5AA 01202 587785 www.west-beach.co.uk

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Romanzo Greek Taverna is a cosy and authentic taste of Greek tradition which must not be missed. It has an exceptionally friendly family atmosphere and is professionally run by Soteris, Maroula, Soula Antoniou and their friendly team. Whatever the occasion, including that special celebration, ROMANZO GREEK TAVERNA will always aim to provide an enjoyable eating experience which you will wish to repeat. Starter, main course and dessert from £18 - £20 Lunch from £5.50 Look out for our lunch time specials and our two and three course evening set menu from Monday to Thursday OPEN SIX DAYS A WEEK but never on a Sunday! Monday 6.30pm - 10pm Tuesday to Saturday 11.30am - 2pm & 6.30pm - 10pm

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PizzaExpress Various addresses in and around Bournemouth 01202 297770 www.pizzaexpress.com With over 400 uniquely designed restaurants across the country, PizzaExpress is known for it’s relaxed environment and open kitchens, quality ingredients and great tasting Italian inspired pizza. With 6 restaurants in the surrounding area, our Spring/Summer menu has everything from classic pizzas to our thinner crispier Romana, inspired by pizza from Rome and our lighter, lower calorie ‘Leggera’ range. With all this, salads, gluten-free choices, delicious desserts and more, we have something for everyone this summer. Join us at: Post Office Road, Bournemouth, BH1 1BB - 01202 297770 109 Poole Road, Westbourne, BH4 9BB - 01202 761765 Tower Park, Opposite cinema, Poole, BH12 4NY - 01202 718600 30 High Street, Poole, BH15 1BP - 01202 671923 73 High Street, Christchurch, BH23 1AS - 01202 486771 68 High Street, Lymington, SO41 9AL - 01590 670419

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Simply Delicious Rick Stein 10 - 14 Banks Road, Sandbanks, Poole BH13 7QB 01202 283000 www.rickstein.com/sandbanks “It’s a place for some informal seafood, to spend some time on the Poole harbour side of the restaurant eating lobster or Dover sole, drinking lovely chilled white Burgundy and thinking how relaxing a view over the water can be.” Rick Stein Rick Stein’s restaurant in Sandbanks is perfectly positioned with a view across the water. The menu includes a wide selection of fish and shellfish dishes, along with classics from The Seafood Restaurant in Padstow such as turbot hollandaise, fruits de mer, hot shellfish and lobster thermidor. Meat dishes such as sumac chicken, chargrilled lamb cutlets and chateaubriand are also on the menu. The restaurant is open every day, seating 200 for lunch or dinner and is positioned across two dining areas, split over two levels. The upstairs restaurant area has panoramic views across Poole harbour and the ground level is a more casual dining area with a drinks bar and seafood preparation bar, where you can watch chefs assembling platters of oysters, langoustines and sashimi. /RickSteinSandbanks

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Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott, St Michael’s Rd, Bournemouth BH2 5DU 01202 200800 www.highcliffgrill.co.uk From its stunning clifftop setting, the 2 AA Rosette Highcliff Grill sources the finest produce from farmers and fishermen in the South West to create a vibrant menu of fresh, seasonal dishes.   Savour the flavours of our à la carte dinner menu serving classic dishes with a contemporary twist; tuck into a delicious Sunday lunch; or, enjoy lighter dining options and an indulgent afternoon tea overlooking the sea in our Highcliff Lounge.

Harry Ramsden’s Pier Approach, Undercliff Drive, East Beach, Bournemouth BH1 2EZ 01202 295818 www.harryramsdens.co.uk Join us for great British favourites and seaside treats - including our world famous fish and chips - to sit in or take away. Open seven days from Breakfast ‘til late, enjoy fantastic views of the Pier from our dining terrace and a friendly service at the world’s largest fish and chip restaurant.   Visit our website to find out more - and why not share your experience with us on social media, too? 

Casa Brasil 192 Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth BH1 1PD 01202 555783 www.casabrasilrestaurants.co.uk The Casa Brasil rodizio experience starts with unlimited trips to our gourmet salad bar and traditional Brazilian hot dishes in addition to our unlimited rodizio, as Passadores (Meat Chefs) come round with barbecue meats served on massive skewers, each with a tender selection of the cuts of the day, perfectly seasoned and carved tableside. With party atmospheric carnival screens, caipirinhas and cocktails, it’s always samba time at Casa Brasil Bournemouth. Come hungry. Leave happy.

Key West Bournemouth Pier, Bournemouth BH2 5AA 01202 237902 www.rockreef.co.uk/key-west Key West Bar and Restaurant is located at the end of Bournemouth Pier, with a large sun terrace where you can relax and enjoy the panoramic views over the bay that will take your breath away. Whether it’s just for coffee and cake, traditional English breakfast, homemade gourmet burgers or just to experience one of Bournemouth’s beautiful sunsets while enjoying a cocktail. School holidays - open seven days a week. October - March open Wednesday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm (food available 10am – 3pm). April - September open seven days a week, 10am till late.

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Simply Delicious Camel Bar 174 Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth BH1 1NU 01202 291420 www.camelbar.co.uk Best night out in Bournemouth! The Camel Bar provides a place to listen to chilled out music, dance the night away on the two floors or relax in the Hookah Lounge in the outside garden. We have great Shisha’s to smoke with a variety of flavours and friendly staff to make your night as memorable as possible. Can’t think of where to go, then look no further, come and unwind in the Camel Bar.

Retro Lebanese 79 – 81 Charminster Road, Bournemouth BH8 8UE 01202 315865 www.retrorestaurant.co.uk Retro is a traditional Lebanese restaurant with an authentic middle eastern atmosphere. If offers the highest standard of food and a large vegetarian selection with many dishes being cooked on a charcoal grill. The colours of Lebanese cuisine reflects the richness of sunny landscapes and its diversity reflects the goodness and the hospitality of Lebanese people. Lebanese food is unique in that it combines the sophistication and subtleties of European “hautes cuisines” with the exotic ingredients of the Orient. Lebanese food is a celebration of life, it is fresh, flavourful and has a class of its own.

The Goat and Tricycle 27-29 Westhill Road, Bournemouth BH2 5PF 01202 314220 www.goatandtricycle.co.uk The Goat and Tricycle, situated just off the Triangle boasts a superb range of real ales in a traditional setting. Great food served all day and extremely dog friendly. Fantastic courtyard to relax in. Known as ‘Bournemouth’s best kept secret’ this is not one to miss! Please note, we are unfortunately unable to allow anyone in under the age of 18 years.

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A place to stay? From beach front hotels, national chains and family run guest accommodation to independent hotels, B&Bs and great selfcatering options, there really is something for everyone. Bournemouth Tourism is the resort’s official tourist board and can help you find the perfect place to stay. Visit our Tourist Information Centre at Pier Approach on Bournemouth’s seafront or call the friendly team on 01202 451734 for help and advice. The Official Accommodation Guide showcases a wide range of accommodation with all the contact details and information you need. All the accommodation featured in the guide can also be found on bournemouth.co.uk, providing links to their own website, photographs and further information about the individual

properties including opportunities to book online. Call the Tourist Information Centre for your free copy or if you are in Bournemouth pop in and pick one up. Alternatively visit: bournemouth.co.uk/where-to-stay

If you require further help or advice, please contact the Tourist Information Centre on 01202 451734 or visit: bournemouth.co.uk

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Useful Information TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE Pier Approach, Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5AA Open seven days a week. Closed Christmas day. Jan - March and Nov & Dec: Daily 10am-4pm April - June and Sept & Oct: Daily 10am-5pm July & August: Monday - Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday 9am-5pm Tel: 01202 451734 Email: info@bournemouth.gov.uk Website: bournemouth.co.uk

BEACH INFORMATION

Seafront Information Offices located along the seafront promenade. Only open seasonally. Tel: 01202 451781 Email: bournemouth.seafront@bournemouth.gov.uk Website: bournemouth.co.uk/beach Barbecues Allocated BBQ areas along the seafront. Permission is needed for BBQs with 30 or more people. All year round BBQ zone located at the bottom of the East Cliff Lift. Beach Huts Daily and weekly hire available from Alum Chine to Southbourne. For more information visit bournemouthbeachhuts.co.uk Cycling Cycling on the promenade is not permitted in July and August between 10am and 6pm. Dogs on Beaches Dogs are not permitted on Bournemouth’s main beach zones from May to September. However dogs are permitted in allocated zones, please contact the Seafront Information Office or Tourist Information Centre for details. Facilities Deck chairs, land train, cliff lifts, beach offices, lifeguard stations, beach huts, accessible facilities, children’s play area, Coastal Activity Park.

TRANSPORT INFORMATION

Website: bournemouth.gov.uk/gettingabout Public transport information for Bournemouth, Poole and the surrounding area. Including information on cycling, walking, bus, taxi, coach and rail travel. Bus City Sightseeing (P.22) citysightseeing-bournemouth.co.uk Tel: 01202 557007 morebus (P.39) morebus.co.uk Tel: 01202 338420 Yellow Buses (P.33) bybus.co.uk Tel: 01202 636110 Rail South West Trains southwesttrains.co.uk Tel: 0345 6000 650 

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Taxis PRC Streamline Taxis (P.32) prcstreamline.co.uk Tel: 01202 373737 United Taxis (P.32) 556677.com Tel: 01202 556677 Airport Bournemouth International Airport bournemouthairport.com Tel: 01202 364000 Bournemouth Airport Shuttle Bus bybus.co.uk Tel: 01202 636110

BOURNEMOUTH TOWN CENTRE INFORMATION Cash Point Cash points throughout the town centre. Available at all banks located on Old Christchurch Road Public Toilets Lower Gardens Located just off the town centre on the right hand side, opposite the balloon Bournemouth Pier Located at the entrance to the Pier Supermarkets Lidl Old Christchurch Road Marks & Spencer’s food hall Commercial Road Tesco Express The Triangle Tesco Metro Bourne Avenue Public Library Bournemouth Library 22 The Triangle, Bournemouth, BH2 5RQ Post Office Located in WHSmith on Old Christchurch Road Chemists Located in Boots on Commercial Road and Old Christchurch Road Access Information Mobility Hire G.E Bridge & Co Old Christchurch Road Tel: 01202 204802 Disabled Toilets Lower Gardens Located just off the town centre on the right hand side Pier Approach Located to the west of Pier Approach, next to the amusements Please note changes can and do occur. Information correct at time of print.


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