You'll find plenty of things to do in Christchurch, from enjoying local activities near popular beaches in Dorset to enjoying a range of entertainment for all ages at Christchurch attractions. Get a taste of the local culture and history, and don’t miss out on shopping in Christchurch during your stay. You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to great places to eat near Christchurch, and getting around couldn’t be easier thanks to the range of Dorset train stations nearby. While families can snuggle up in their comfy Hypnos bed for the night, Christchurch's nightlife and popular evening spots open their doors to couples and groups looking for fun nights out in Dorset. Whatever you're looking to do by the coast on your UK short break, book your Christchurch hotel and stay close to all the best things to do.
Getting around Christchurch
Just four miles from Christchurch, Bournemouth Airport is an international airport that flies to Geneva, Mallorca, Corfu, Malta and more, welcoming over half a million flyers each year. The 769 More Bus service will take you from the centre of Christchurch to the airport in just under 15 minutes, while driving or taking a taxi takes only 10 minutes.
Alternatively, Southampton Airport is a slightly larger airport, with airlines including Aer Lingus, easyJet, Flybe and KLM flying to Geneva, Aberdeen, Amsterdam and a dozen more UK and European destinations. 30 miles away from Christchurch, the easiest way to get there is to make the 30-minute journey by car, or catch the direct train from Christchurch to Southampton Airport Parkway taking around 50 minutes. If you want a good night’s rest before or after your journey, you can also make a booking at our Southampton Airport hotel.
Located to the north of the town centre, Jumpers Corner Bus Station is a small bus stop on the A35. Serviced by the More Bus and Yellow Bus companies, you can catch regular buses to Lymington, Highcliffe and Bournemouth.
A busy service that runs every 15 minutes at peak time, the Mudeford Ferry shuttles passengers from the Mudeford Quay to Mudeford Sandbank. A popular summer route, the service runs during the weekends and school holidays during winter, with bikes, pets and surfboards welcome. It is heavily dependent on the weather, however, so check in advance if the ferry is sailing if there’s choppy water or bad weather.
A two-platform affair, Christchurch Railway Station was built in 1886 and has a regular service to London (Waterloo) and Bournemouth. There’s a ticket counter, waiting room and toilets, but you’ll need to stock up on train supplies in Christchurch as there’s no café or shop on-site. The station is perfectly positioned for our Christchurch West hotel, which is just a one-minute walk away.