Welcome to Bournemouth and Poole
Bournemouth and Poole really does have it all – miles of glorious sandy beaches, the worlds second largest natural harbour, top family attractions, a host of world class events and endless things to do.
With plenty of indoor and outdoor attractions, miles of golden beaches, a huge harbour for watersports fans and pretty parks and gardens to enjoy, you won’t get bored here! Plus the festive period is a magical time in our towns with lots of Christmas events to enjoy. Browse our website for some great ideas and remember to give us a follow on our socials – Instagram – Facebook – Twitter to keep up to date!
What to Do and See
Skate on real ice within the canopies of Bournemouth’s Lower Gardens this festive period!
Bournemouth is the largest resort in Dorset boasting seven miles of sandy beaches, beautiful gardens and parks, great shopping and a vibrant nightlife scene. Poole is home to Europe’s largest natural harbour, blue flag beaches, a bustling quayside and historic old town. The towns have merged together to create one of the UK’s most popular holiday destinations. So what are you waiting for?…Let’s Go Out!
Bournemouth and Poole has an extensive programme of events throughout the year. Popular annual events include Dream Machines Bike Night, the Bourne Free Pride Festival, the Bournemouth Air Festival and Fireworks. Local businesses and attractions also host their own events from comedy shows to live music, kids clubs to sporting challenges. Make sure to check out our calendar of events regularly to make sure you don’t miss out!
A sea of twinkling lights, a marching band, giant illuminated anchors and even a glimpse of Father Christmas are just some of the highlights when Poole Christmas Maritime Light Trail launches on Saturday. This free illuminating trail is returning for five weeks over the Christmas period, thanks to a partnership between Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole…
Thousands of lights will illuminate the Lower Gardens in Bournemouth to mark the launch of Christmas Tree Wonderland this Friday 17 November. New for this year is a tunnel of light at the start of the trail, which is organised by Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council with main sponsor Coastal Business Improvement District (BID).…