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Bournemouth and Poole are full of top tourist attractions that should not be missed with something for all ages and tastes!

Little ones will love learning about animals at Farmer Palmers, teenagers will love the thrills of Splashdown and adults will love the many concerts and shows at the BIC.

There’s so many attractions here in Bournemouth and Poole that will keep you entertained for days on end!…..

Bournemouth International Centre

Bournemouth International Centre
The Bournemouth International Centre, or BIC as it is more commonly known, is the largest events venue on the South Coast and has an extensive calendar of events from pop concerts to comedy acts, opera to ballet, brought to you by leading artists, bands and performers.
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Bournemouth Pier

Bournemouth Pier
Bournemouth Pier is a traditional pier with views over the bay with the Isle of Wight on one side and the Purbeck Hills on the other. The pier has a wide selection of attractions and entertainments. Officially opened on 11th August 1880, it is a little bit of Victorian history in a 21st century cosmopolitan resort.
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Bournemouth Zip Wire

Bournemouth Zip Wire
Adrenalin junkies will just love this! The Bournemouth PierZip is the world’s only pier to shore zip wire allowing you to ‘zip surf’ over the waves to land on the beach. Start from the launch platform some 80ft above sea level and ‘race’ your friends 820ft to the shore below. It’s high, it’s fast and it’s fantastic fun!
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RockReef

RockReef
RockReef is an indoor adventure activity centre featuring some fantastic attractions. he centre offers Clip ‘n’ Climb climbing challenges, The Pier Cave for exploration and a Highline obstacle aerial course, plus the first ever pier to shore zip wire, a vertical slide drop and a ‘leap of faith’ jumping challenge!
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Pavilion Dance

Pavilion Dance
Pavilion Dance is Bournemouth’s national dance centre. In addition to offering over 40 dance classes, they have an extensive programme of innovative dance performances, live ballet, opera screenings and arts exhibitions all taking place in their state-of-the-art 200-seat theatre and gallery space.
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Farmer Palmers

Farmer Palmers
One of the South’s leading attractions, Farmer Palmer’s is an award winning farm park which allows children to get close to all sorts of farm animals, learning about them and having fun. Plus they have a full timetable of ‘hands-on’ events, indoor and outdoor play areas, milking demos, tractor rides and a maize maze!
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The Ark

The Ark
The Ark is an all weather attraction situated in Poole Park, offering fun for all the family. The Ark has a huge soft play area featuring slides, tunnels and interactive zones, with a dedicated area for babies and toddlers, a fantastic indoor ice skating rink which is open all year, an ice cream parlour and large cafe!
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Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre

Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre
The Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre dates back to the 1920’s and hosts a variety of well known acts including comedians, singers, bands and groups. A sister venue to the BIC, it is also a popular venue for stage shows, musicals, orchestra’s and pantomimes and regularly hosts a variety of exhibitions and conferences.
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Bournemouth Aviation Museum

Bournemouth Aviation Museum
View and enter a wide range of aircraft, enjoy aviation exhibits and displays of model aircraft. Located next to the airport, The Bournemouth Aviation Museum offers a great day out for all the family and is a really ‘hands on’ experience which is both enjoyable, educational and memorable.
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Oceanarium

Oceanarium
The Oceanarium is Bournemouth’s aquarium offering a great family day out where you can explore the underwater world without getting wet! See a wide variety of sea creatures, enjoy ‘feeding’ times and experience the ocean when you are ‘submerged’ in the interactive dive cage!
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Splashdown

Splashdown
Splashdown Waterpark in Poole is a great day out for family and friends and all ages. It offers a fun packed water adventure with water slides, flumes, rides, a lazy river and children’s area. Do you dare enter the Dragon’s lair or brave the Screamer with its sheer vertical drop!
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