Are you thinking about a short break (or staycation) around the school holidays? Somewhere that will keep the kids away from their screens for a while, and get some fresh sea air in their lungs, with plenty of options for both outdoor and indoor activity? Then look no further than Bournemouth, the south coast’s premier resort that offers it all.

Kids posing for photo on a fence with the seaside behind them

Getting some fresh air!

It can be hard to keep all of the family happy on a UK break. From little ones who want to play on the beach all day, to hard-to-please ‘bored teens’, through to older family members who like a bit of peace and quiet.  Bournemouth ticks the boxes for everyone! So the next step is to find the right accommodation. You’ll be spoilt for choice, whatever your taste or budget; it’s all here.

Luxury hotels with classy comfort, right beside the seaside? Yes.

Fun family camping or caravanning, for really enjoy the outdoors? Yes too!

Holiday parks with watersports, a spa and entertainment? Of course!

Luxury beach lodges, as close as you can get to the beach? Absolutely!

Here’s just a few of the many options on offer for staying in and around Bournemouth, to inspire you.

If you’re looking for comfort, luxury, and fantastic views, look no further than the Hotel Miramar. A quintessentially English country house hotel by the sea, this elegant Edwardian villa offers tastefully furnished rooms and suites, many offering stunning views across the bay.

Continental breakfast laid up on table with views overlooking the garden and sea

Breakfast with a fantastic view at the Miramar

The Miramar is a great choice if you’re looking for comfort, or someone who likes to sit and enjoy stunning views in beautiful gardens, amidst a traditional feeling hotel.

Front of the Miramar Hotel and gardens with table and chairs basking in the sun

The Miramar’s stunning gardens

Perhaps you prefer to bring your own accommodation in the shape of a caravan? If so, Bournemouth and its surroundings offer just the place to find the right site to pitch up.

Caravan parked up on one of the sites pitches with colourful flowers surrounding it

Pitch up your caravan in a scenic setting

Try Meadowbank Holidays in neighbouring Christchurch, a friendly family owned and run company operating Bournemouth's closest caravan holiday home, luxury holiday lodge and touring parks situated in superb riverside locations. The park is beautifully landscaped and planted with an abundance of flowers, providing a peaceful and relaxing environment, close to historic Christchurch, the New Forest and Bournemouth.

Family relaxing in the lounge of their holiday accommodation

Family-friendly holiday parks suit all ages

If you’re looking for a fun-packed holiday park with great facilities, near to both Bournemouth and Poole, try the award-winning Rockley Park Holiday Park. This fantastic park is located right on neighbouring Poole Harbour a few miles west of Bournemouth, next to a wonderful nature reserve. With its very own sailing school and watersports centre, indoor and outdoor pools linked by a SplashZone, and a climbing wall to have a go on, you know there will be loads to keep everyone busy! Whilst the youngsters are busy, mum can head to the spa for some well-deserved pampering – mmm, bliss!

Want to try staying somewhere really different, that gets you as close to the beach as possible?

Bournemouth’s fantastic new Beach Lodges are sure to tick all the boxes for a unique family-friendly break. Situated only a few steps away from the soft, beautiful sands of Bournemouth beach, they offer uninterrupted sea views across miles of the best beaches in the UK. Sleeping up four adults and two children, they are modern, equipped with a kitchen, bathroom, shower, smart storage, slimline modular furniture, heating, Wi-Fi and TV. That will keep everyone happy!

Sit and enjoy the views from your own lodge’s terrace. You can even bring your dog along to selected lodges (check on booking).

Sunset over the Bournemouth beach lodges in Boscombe

The view from your Beach Lodge – breakfast is ready!

Hopefully this has given you a few ideas for your next staycation in and around Bournemouth. Start planning your half term break and check out the full range of places to stay here. You’re sure to find just the right place for you and your family.

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