My Favourite Places in Bournemouth

I've lived in or near Bournemouth most of my life, it's somewhere that I can't see moving away from anytime soon. I love the variety of things that we can do here. Everything from a day at the beach to a day in the forest. It's always easy to find something to do and there's always a new place to explore. So here's some of my favourite places in the Bournemouth area.
First up is Moors Valley. Situated just outside of Bournemouth this place is amazing. A country park with a golf course, Moors Valley has an amazing play trail for kids to run around and explore. We love to grab a load of bloggers and head there for a fun day in the forest! Even better, you only have to pay for parking (around £10 during peak season for the whole day) so it's an awesome day out for next to nothing.

Most of my readers are aware of our love with the Oceanarium. On Bournemouth seafront, this wonderful place is full of any type of marine life you can imagine. They've just added penguins and jellyfish too. For the price of the ticket you get unlimited trips on that day, which is perfect as there are so many talks and feeds that you can pop back whenever you want.
Truly Scrumptious is an adorable old fashioned sweet shop based on the quay in Poole (right next to Bournemouth). Any type of sweet you can imagine they have on site. Not to mention the wonderful handmade fudge that they bake each day for everyone to enjoy. There's nothing better than popping down, grabbing some sweets or ice cream and watching the boats float by on the quay.

Soft play is normally the bane of my life. It's a screaming plastic mess that makes me run for the hills. Treehouse Family Play is a different kind of soft play though. At the top of Bournemouth town centre you can find Treehouse. Made entirely of wood, rope and fake grass this not so soft play is amazing for budding adventurers. The relaxed atmosphere means you can sit and enjoy the fab coffee whilst your kids become explorers.

Finally I know it's Christmas related, but if you are heading to Bournemouth during the festive season then seeing the garden of lights is definitely on your list. During December, the whole of Bournemouth gardens are transformed with amazing light play huts that are completely interactive. It's a great thing for people of all ages to do and it certainly gets you into the Christmas spirit. 

And after all that exploring there's only one thing left to do, and that's sleep. My personal recommendation for somewhere to say is one of the many Travelodge Bournemouth hotels. We always tend to use Travelodge as you know that they are a chain of hotels you can trust.


  1. I went to Moors Valley last week for Go Ape.. loved it! Although I didn't like the £9 parking after paying over £60 for Go Ape :(

  2. Really Bournemouth is a nice place for traveling,therefor children and elder also to run around do fun.It's vehicle parking is very cheap only 10$.