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Things To Do

Well where do we start? Bournemouth and Poole has such a variety of attractions and activities to keep you busy for a lifetime! From our award winning beaches to the endless watersports on offer we really do have it all. Our guide highlights the best of things to do when in the area so please take a peak at the following…

Main Attractions

Main Attractions
When in Bournemouth and Poole you’ll want to check out the top tourist attractions. There’s plenty that will keep all ages entertained such as the BIC, Splashdown, Oceanarium, Farmer Palmers, to name but a few. So put these attractions on your list of things to see.
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Beaches

Beaches
Why go abroad when we have such stunning beaches here? The beaches of Bournemouth and Poole are some of the best in the UK and have won numerous awards for their cleanliness and safety. Soft golden sands and warm clear waters make this area a hotspot for those looking for a beach holiday.
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Activities and Sports

Activities and Sports
It’s time to get active and you can certainly do that here! From paintballing to abseiling, rock climbing to bushcraft there’s plenty of adrenaline sports and leisure activities to get your heart rate pumping. And of course the stunning scenery you’ll get up close to and calories you’ll burn is a bonus!
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Watersports

Watersports
With so much water around it’s no surprise really that Bournemouth and Poole is a mecca for watersports enthusiasts. Whether it’s surfing, coasteering, kayaking, powerboating, windsurfing or sailing, this is the coast for you. Plus there are plenty of tuition classes available.
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Boat Trips

Boat Trips
If you’d rather be on the water than playing around in it then a boat trip is just what you need! With one of the largest natural harbour’s in the world to explore, not mentioning the stunning Jurassic coastline and inland rivers, a boat trip should be one of your ‘must do’ activities when in Bournemouth or Poole.
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Parks and Gardens

Parks and Gardens
The parks and gardens of Bournemouth and Poole are a wonderful place to spend a sunny day. Many are award winning with beautiful flower displays all year round. For the younger ones there are playgrounds and sports areas in many, whilst other people will simply want to sit and enjoy the tranquility.
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Wildlife and Nature

Wildlife and Nature
This little corner of England is just perfect for wildlife so it should come as no surprise then that there are plenty of areas of outstanding natural beauty, sites of special scientific interest and protected areas meaning Dorset is a haven for a wide variety of marine life, plant life and other wildlife.
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National Trust sites

National Trust sites
Here in Dorset we are lucky to have a number of National Trust sites and as their saying goes they are “For ever, for everyone”. From the beauty of Brownsea Island to the romantic ruins of Corfe Castle, the magnificent Kingston Lacy house to the world of Thomas Hardy, these National Trust sites are a great day out.
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Fireworks

Fireworks
When it comes to Fireworks Bournemouth and Poole does not disappoint! Probably the highlight has to be the summertime when the night sky is lit up every week with fantastic firework displays over the water. And of course Bonfire Night does not pass by quietly as there are displays in both towns to celebrate.
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