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Bournemouth Aviary

Bournemouth Aviary has existed at Pines Walk on Westover Road for more than 50 years.

Sunny views of Boscombe cliff gardens

Boscombe Cliff Gardens

Originally opened in 1900, Boscombe Cliff Gardens merges into the Boscombe Overcliff Local Nature…

Bournemouth Central gardens in autumn with a family walking underneath the trees

Bournemouth Central Gardens

The Central Gardens extend from the town centre to Coy Pond. They are now the home of the tennis…

Bournemouth Lower Gardens People Walking through

Bournemouth Lower Gardens

The Lower Gardens in Bournemouth are only a five minute walk from the main shopping centre, the…

Alum Chine Play Park sign

Alum Chine Play Park

The Alum Chine playground is an amazing play space inspired around ‘Treasure Island’ and features a…

Flowers blooming in Boscombe gardens

Boscombe Chine Gardens

Boscombe Chine Gardens were developed originally from a ‘chine’ of heath and mire into a splendid…

Folly tower surrounded by flora in the gardens

Bournemouth Upper Gardens

The Upper Gardens hold many unusual tree species including a North American Giant Redwood (believed…

Alum Chine Gardens

Alum Chine Tropical Gardens

A chine is a steep dry river valley and Alum Chine is the largest of four Chines within Bournemouth.

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  1. Beaulieu National Motor Museum

    New Forest

    In the heart of the New Forest National Park, Beaulieu is a marvellous day out that can be enjoyed together.

  2. Boscombe Cliff Gardens

    Bournemouth

    Originally opened in 1900, Boscombe Cliff Gardens merges into the Boscombe Overcliff Local Nature Reserve. The outward looking Cliff Gardens; leading through to the more sheltered Italianate Gardens both overlook beautiful cliffs grazed by a small…

  3. Highcliffe Castle

    Highcliffe, Christchurch

    Highcliffe Castle is a Grade 1 listed building situated on the cliff top overlooking Christchurch Bay.

  4. Bournemouth Central Gardens

    Bournemouth

    The Central Gardens extend from the town centre to Coy Pond. They are now the home of the tennis courts, a children’s playground and a war memorial with beautiful rose borders, a Rhododendron Walk and heather beds.

  5. Upton Country Park

    Poole

    Whatever the season, there's something for everyone - enjoy the wildlife along the shoreline, try the Woodland Play Trail, visit an exhibition at The Gallery, try one of the many events – or simply find a quiet spot to admire the grounds and…

  6. Boscombe Chine Gardens

    Bournemouth

    Boscombe Chine Gardens were developed originally from a ‘chine’ of heath and mire into a splendid Victorian garden, a central part of the then thriving Boscombe resort.

  7. Ramsdown

    Christchurch

    Ramsdown is an area of scenic walks through heathlands and coniferous forest. It is the perfect place to take walks with your dog and from the top of the hill you can view out over the heathland over towards Bournemouth. 

  8. Compton Acres

    Poole

    Enjoy over 10 acres of horticultural heaven with spectacular themed gardens, relax in the charming Café, browse creative gifts or delve into the exciting world of plants within the Plant Centre, there's a surprise at every turn.

  9. Bournemouth Lower Gardens

    Bournemouth

    The Lower Gardens in Bournemouth are only a five minute walk from the main shopping centre, the beach and the pier.

  10. Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre

    Bournemouth

    A day at Hengistbury Head Nature Reserve is truly a great day out, even outside of the summer. It is still full of wildlife, rare plants, and of course, the thousands of years of important archaeological history.

  11. Kingfisher Barn Visitor Centre

    Bournemouth

    Kingfisher Barn Visitor Centre is the gateway to the Stour Valley Nature Reserve. It is run in partnership between BCP Council and the Bournemouth Parks Foundation.

    We recommend stopping in before you head out down to the river. This true…

  12. Hengistbury Head

    Bournemouth

    Hengistbury Head is a relatively unspoilt and south-facing pebble beach, with imposing clay and ironstone cliffs.

  13. Alum Chine Tropical Gardens

    Bournemouth

    A chine is a steep dry river valley and Alum Chine is the largest of four Chines within Bournemouth.

  14. Red House Museum

    Christchurch

    A former Georgian workhouse, the Red House is now a museum exploring the story of Christchurch from before the Ice Age to modern times.

  15. Bournemouth Upper Gardens

    Bournemouth

    The Upper Gardens hold many unusual tree species including a North American Giant Redwood (believed to be the largest in the country) and a group of mature Persian Ironwood trees.

  16. Turbary Common

    Bournemouth

    Turbary common is the largest area of heathland in north Bournemouth and a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

  17. Upton House Concerts

    Poole

    Three days of great music set in the beautiful grounds of Upton Country Park.

  18. New Forest Wildlife Park

    Nr Ashurst, Southampton

    Enjoy a wildlife adventure in this lovely park, set in 25 acres of unspoilt woodland.