Things to do in Bournemouth
Coastal Activity Park
A multitude of land and sea-based activities for all ages and abilities are on offer throughout the year. Surfing, body-boarding, beach yoga, sea angling and slacklining - you name it, you’ll find it here.
The Rock Shop
Stroll down Bournemouth Pier to reach the Rock Shop, offering an array of flavours including Pizza and Fish & Chips. We recommend holding off on sweet treats until after you’ve sped down the PierZip line and grappled your way along the Highline.
Experience the cinema as never before at the 6D Cinema. Yep, that’s right - 6D. Just turn up, pick a film, strap yourself into the enhanced 6D simulator and away you go. It’s the only place of its kind in the UK.
Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum
It’s not every day a lavish seaside villa is given as a birthday present: hence why the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum is so extraordinary. Filled with extravagant art and objects from around the world, it’s a fascinating place to behold.
Bournemouth Aviation Museum
Now’s your chance to get up close and inside the cockpits of all manner of military and passenger aircraft from as far back as the 1950s. Serious aviation enthusiasts will be pleased to know there are even some engines on display.
On two feet
On the Chines of Bournemouth and Poole Walk, you’ll traverse Bournemouth’s four chines as well as the Tropical Gardens, the seafront and Poole harbour.
On two wheels
Hire a bike from the seafront then pedal your way along Bournemouth Promenade for an exhilarating way to see the local coastline. Watch out for the dismount-and-push parts.
In the air
If you have a head for heights, hop into the Bournemouth Balloon and soar into the sky for bird’s eye views of the town and coastline.