Category: Events and Attractions

80th Anniversary of D-Day Commemorations

Events to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the D-Day landings are taking place across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) on Thursday 6 June. The BCP area played a pivotal role in the D-Day landings – the campaign to liberate Europe and defeat Nazi Germany, with Allied forces launching a combined naval, air and land assault on Read more…

Making a splash this summer

Children across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) will be having splashing fun in the sun, as three key paddling pools are set to reopen later this month. Preparations to reopen Redhill paddling pool, The Quomps Splashpark in Christchurch and Hamworthy Park paddling pool this summer are all underway. BCP Council is funding the reopening of Read more…

What’s On this May Half Term

Food festivals, exciting nature trails in the grounds of grand houses, smuggler themed adventure golf and zooming down ae zip wire are just some of the events and activities that can be enjoyed by everyone this May half term across Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole.  At the end of this month the temperatures will be perfect Read more…

Easter fun for everyone!

A swashbuckling Easter trail, some egg-citing Easter crafts, and some hopping good fun will keep the whole family entertained across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole this Easter.  As the weather warms up, residents and visitors can take advantage of the stunning coastline and vast open spaces, including the renowned Hengistbury Head.   With seven miles of golden Read more…

Openwide International launch major re-brand as Adventure Attractions

Openwide International has unveiled its exciting new brand identity and will now be known as Adventure Attractions with the tagline ‘Discover Adventure in every experience’. The new branding represents the growth and diversification of Openwide over the last 32 years.  Openwide was formed in 1992 as a company of producers and imagineers who designed innovative Read more…

An Exciting Lineup of Events for 2024

A bathtub race, the UK’s largest free air festival and festive light trails are just some of the highlights of this year’s events programme across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. From cultural festivals to sporting spectacles, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council is planning something for everyone to enjoy across these three vibrant coastal towns over Read more…

Double Triumph at Tourism Awards

The Arts by the Sea festival and Bournemouth Beach Lodges, which are both run by Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council, are celebrating a double triumph in the South West Tourism Awards, winning gold and silver respectively in their categories.  These annual awards celebrate outstanding businesses in the tourism sector across the south west of Read more…

Unveiling the Wonders of Migration: Wareham’s Secret Walled Garden to Host Spectacular 7-Week Festival

Careys is the home of the first breeding pair of Ospreys in Southern England in nearly 200 years. This has been a direct result of the incredible translocation project run by Birds of Poole Harbour and the Roy Dennis Wildlife Foundation. The project, which started in 2017, involves the translocation of 60 juvenile Ospreys from Read more…

Pavilion Dance’s Business Come Dancing announces final contestant line-up

BUSINESS COME DANCING IS BACK FOR 2023! As Strictly Come Dancing eyes up Blackpool, Pavilion Dance’s Business Come Dancing is excited to be back for 2023! This Strictly style exclusive black-tie fundraising event takes place on Saturday 25th November at the Highcliff Marriott Hotel in Bournemouth and they are delighted to announce the final contestant Read more…

Nutty November at Rockreef and Pierzip!

Half-Price offers for locals on PierZip and RockReef indoor activities! Local residents living within the BH, SP, SO, DT & PO postcode areas will be able to take up these amazing offers by using the promo code: NNOV23 when booking online, over the phone or in person. The half-price offer will be running from 3rd – 26th November 2023. Get PierZip flights for as little as £8.75 and RockReef Read more…

Forest Holme Hospice Charity launches Christmas Calendar of Events

A hospice charity in Poole is launching its Christmas calendar of events for 2023. Forest Holme Hospice Charity is hosting festive events throughout November and December to remember loved ones and raise money to continue the hospice’s work caring for people with life-limiting illness across Poole, Wimborne and Purbeck. Taking place on Friday, December 8 at 7pm, the Read more…

Festive Maritime Cheer in Poole

Nautical illuminations celebrating Poole’s maritime history are returning for a second year running this Christmas.  Poole Christmas Maritime Light Trail will return from 25 November – 2 January 2024 with a dazzling display through Poole town and onto the Quay.   This free light show, organised by Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council and supported by Read more…

The Dolphin donates the community’s favourite wooden animals to Poole Museum

The Dolphin in Poole has donated its original wooden animal sculptures to Poole Museum, where the sculptures will be featured following the museum’s ongoing redevelopment. The wooden animals were originally sculpted by artist Peter Hand and installed in the centre in 1969 where they were enjoyed by thousands of children for 30 years. After being removed in 1997, the Read more…

PAVILION DANCE’S AUTUMN SEASON BRINGS A COLLISION OF DANCE, MOVEMENT, MUSIC, FUN, RAGE, JOY & CABARET!

Pavilion Dance are ramping up for their Autumn season with artists and performances across multiple genres.  From emerging choreographers to mid-life crisis clowns raging against the machine, a tangled octopus on a seaside adventure and time travelling tales of queer joy, their programme has something for everyone. With a flash mob cherry on top! Bringing Read more…

Bournemouth Air Festival 2023 – What’s On Day Four – Sunday

It’s the last day of the 2023 Bournemouth Air Festival but there’s still time to get yourself down to the seafront to watch an incredible line up of entertainment.  Watch it live! Flying is due to start today at 1.30pm however please note that aircraft are subject to availability and weather conditions and flying times may Read more…

Bournemouth Air Festival 2023 – What’s On Day Three – Saturday

It’s day three of the 2023 Bournemouth Air Festival and today is set to be the busiest so make sure you get down there earlier to secure your favourite viewing spot as once again there is an incredible line up of entertainment! Can’t make it down? Then stream it live via https://bournemouthair.co.uk/live-stream/ ! Flying is Read more…