With the holiday season upon us, all of us at BCP Tourism would like to kick-start this special time of year with our 12 days of Christmas blog! Every two days, we will be releasing a blog specifically designed to give you ideas and inspiration on what to do in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole over the festive period. Introducing blog number five...

December is finally here, meaning that the half-term holidays are edging closer! Are you looking for some festive family-friendly things to do in Bournemouth? Then look no further... below are 5 attractions to keep the children entertained over Christmas. Want to check out what family friendly events we have on over the Christmas period, then be sure to check out our family events page.

Christmas Tree Wonderland

Get into the Christmas spirit at Bournemouth’s Christmas Tree Wonderland. Expect to see dazzling decorations and twinkling trees across Bournemouth’s Town Centre, Gardens, and Pier Approach. The FREE event will start on Friday 18th November 2022 until Monday 2nd January 2023, so don’t miss out!

A perfect thing to do with your family during the early evening hours as the night sky draws in. find out more by reading our 5 Years of Christmas Tree Wonderland! blog.

Swanage Railway: Steam and Lights

A not to be missed train experience, the Steam and Lights train journey through the Isle of Purbeck countryside is a memorable experience suitable for all ages! All aboard the steam locomotive and be amazed by brightly coloured lights while the cosy steam-heated carriage interiors will be festively decorated for the one-hour evening round trip passing the historic ruins of Corfe Castle.

Upside Down House

Capture a surreal picture with the family, as you enter the Upside-Down House, a stone’s throw away from Bournemouth Beach. This unique attraction has a stunning exterior colour in ‘Ocean Blue’ complimenting the Bournemouth’s beautiful seafront. The interior has been designed with an open plan layout to allow customers to move around the amazing museum of illusions and get the best pictures possible.

Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf

18 holes of action-packed adventure, experience Bournemouth’s past as you smuggle your ball past treacherous rocks, church ruins and waterfalls. Packed with challenges, the themed course is perfect for some friendly family rivalry!

Rock Reef Activity Centre

An Indoor Activity Attraction located at the end of Bournemouth Pier. RockReef is an all year, all-weather attraction based on adventure sports and includes 28 Clip ’n Climb fun, themed, indoor climbing walls providing varying degrees of exciting challenges suitable for all abilities and all ages. Other activities include: Vertical Slide drop, a ‘Leap of Faith’ jumping challenge, a HighLine high ropes aerial obstacle course and the Pier Cave which is a 65-linear metre indoor fun cave experience.

So if you are wanting a fun challenge, head on down to Rock Reef Activity Centre!

Remember to come back in two days’ time to view Bournemouth’s Xmas Itinerary!




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