Where to go in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch

Do you want to spend some time with the family this summer? There are plenty of places to visit in and around Bournemouth. Why not take a trip across Poole Harbour to the famous Brownsea Island? Brownsea Island is a haven for wildlife and the perfect destination for a day out with the family. Explore the forest and see if you can spot the rare red squirrels, or pop into the bookshop, café, or the church to really get a feel for this historic island’s past. Brownsea Island often host events that will make your trip extra special, just take a look at their website for more information.

Kingston Lacy is a beautiful country estate near Wimborne Minster. Set in 8,500 acres of stunning and well-kept grounds, there is plenty to see and do as you stroll around the gardens and take in the sights. The house itself is a breathtaking example of England’s wealthy heritage and there are regular tours that you can take if you wish to learn more about the estate’s history.

If you want to arrange a day out with the kids then Adventure Wonderland is the perfect place to go. Great for young children and families, Adventure Wonderland is brimming with your favourite themes and characters, making it Dorset's Number One Theme Park for boys and girls alike. Full of funfair rides like the pirate swing boat, and the Queen's Big Bouncer, your kids will definitely embark on an adventure at this family friendly theme park in Bournemouth.

Love animals? Then the Bournemouth Oceanarium is the perfect place for you to visit. There are so many different habitats and creatures to explore and learn about that you will be provided with hours of family entertainment and fun. What’s more, you can watch documentaries, witness the animals being fed and learn some amazing truths about the strange creatures that lurk in our world’s waters. The Oceanarium has even just housed some new crocodiles and baby turtles!

If you love interior design and art then Poole Pottery is a must go to shop for you. Poole Pottery is situated on Poole Quay, a lively quay that is full of shops, historic pubs, amusements and restaurants – worth a trip in itself! Poole Pottery offers a range of unique handcrafted products, from kitchenware to vases and ornaments. Poole Pottery has been renowned for creative innovations in pottery and has pushed the boundaries of ceramics and design over the past century. Today, you can watch the professionals at the factory as they throw clay and create their items in front of your very eyes.

There are some great places to visit in Bournemouth, whatever you age and whatever your interests are. If you want to find somewhere to visit then take a look at our feature boxes below and see where you could go…

 

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