20 Best Things To Do In Bournemouth Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Bournemouth

Pack your bucket and spade and enjoy a great family day out with the amazing things to do in Bournemouth with the kids.

With seven miles of beaches, it’s the ideal location for beach games, sunbathing and watching the world go by. Plus, you’ll get to see Old Harry Rock from the beach! 

 

Come face to face with marine life from around the world at the Oceanarium, where you can spot clownfish in the reef, guess the age of the sea turtles and see sharks swimming above your head. No wonder, it’s on the list of the best aquariums in the UK

Get competitive on your next family day out in Bournemouth! Enjoy a game of Laser Tag or take on a crazy mini golf course at Mr. Mulligan’s Bournemouth. Fancy a challenge? Check out the escape room challenges at The MacGuffin Project.

Just before you go off on your merry exploring, here’s another one of our favourite family attractions in Bournemouth: Littledown Centre, it has everything from trampolining to high ropes, swimming and more! 

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Mr Mulligan's Bournemouth

Mr Mulligan's Bournemouth

  • Bournemouth
  • Indoor
  • Crazy Golf

One course of fantastic mini golf isn’t enough? Head to Mr Mulligan’s Bournemouth for a fantastic out of this world crazy golf experience, including...

City Sightseeing Bournemouth Hop on Hop off Tour bus

City Sightseeing Bournemouth Hop on Hop off Tour

  • Bournemouth
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

A City Sightseeing Bournemouth Hop on Hop off Tour is bursting with surf, sand and seaside fun. Cossies at the ready, everyone! With 18 stops to expl...

Bournemouth Eye at night

Bournemouth Eye

  • Bournemouth
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Tethered Balloon Flights every day from the beautiful Lower Gardens in central Bournemouth. They'll take you 500ft. above this exciting resort where...

Kids playing laser tag at Laser Quest Bournemouth

Laser Quest Bournemouth

  • Bournemouth
  • Indoor
  • Laser Tag

Laser Tag is like a living computer game: a bruise-less, mess-less, zero contact combat game played with high tech infra red equipment! This Laser Qu...

ODEON Cinema room

ODEON Bournemouth

  • Bournemouth
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

A trip to the cinema is all about kicking back for an hour or two and keeping the kids busy with a bucket of popcorn. Take time out at ODEON Bournemo...

Bournemouth Codebreaking Walk

Bournemouth Codebreaking Walk

  • Bournemouth
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Bournemouth is not just about the seacoast! Discover another side of the city with the Tramble App’s Bournemouth Codebreaking Walk - famous novels, b...

People on PierZip Line at RockReef in Bournemouth

RockReef

  • Bournemouth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

A day out to RockReef will not be short of action and adventure! There are 28 indoor climbing challenges to choose from, suitable from ages 4 and up,...

Dad and daughter at Oceanarium in Bournemouth

Oceanarium

  • Bournemouth
  • Indoor
  • Aquariums

Meet amazing creatures from beneath and above the waves at Oceanarium. See over 150 species of fish on your underwater adventure as you journey throu...

The MacGuffin Project

The MacGuffin Project

  • Bournemouth
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Immerse into an escape room experience like no other at the The MacGuffin Project! Enter the dark and mysterious world of The MacGuffin Carnival and...

Kids Playing in the sand on the beach

Bournemouth Pier

  • Bournemouth
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

If you’re looking for golden sands and rolling blue waves, then Bournemouth Pier is the beach for you. Lined with beach huts that you could hire, it’...

Beach huts on sea front on Curious About Bournemouth trail

Curious About Bournemouth

  • Bournemouth
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Curious About Bournemouth is a journey of discovery: an exciting glimpse into what makes this glorious seaside town what it is. Resident or just visi...

Lollipops Soft Play Cafe Bournemouth

Lollipops Soft Play Cafe Bournemouth

  • Bournemouth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Lollipops Soft Play Cafe Bournemouth offers a fun, safe, clean and friendly haven to parents, carers and children alike. The inviting coffee shop ena...

Sunrise from groyne on Bournemouth Alum Chine

Bournemouth Alum Chine

  • Bournemouth
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Home to the beautiful Tropical Gardens and has both Green and Blue Flag awards. Alum Chine is a great family friendly area with a pirate-themed child...

Kids on Treasure Hunt Trail

Bournemouth Gardens Treasure Hunt Trail1 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Bournemouth
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Take a break from the seven seas and bring your band of scallywags to the Bournemouth Gardens Treasure Hunt Trail. There’s a gold doubloon or two in...

Hollywood Bowl Poole Branksome

Hollywood Bowl Poole Branksome

  • Poole
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Head to Hollywood Bowl Poole Branksome for a game of 10-pin bowling the whole family can enjoy. From novice to expert, both tots and their grandparen...

Bikers at Slades Farm Skate Park in Bournemouth

Slades Farm Skate Park

  • Bournemouth
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Slades Farm Skate Park is a family skate park for in blading, roller skating and BMXing! It's unsupervised so be sure to keep an eye on them and also...

Girl on  course at ALTITUDE High Ropes Adventure

ALTITUDE High Ropes Adventure

  • Bournemouth
  • Outdoor
  • High Ropes Courses

Looking for an outdoor activity for the whole family? Face the heights of the ALTITUDE High Ropes Adventure course in Bournemouth and take on 5 diffe...

Kids on high rope course at Littledown Centre in Bournemouth

Littledown Centre

  • Bournemouth
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Set in 47 acres of parkland with its own high ropes adventure complex, a well-equipped gym, pool and refurbished spa area Littledown Centre is a luxu...

Miniature train at Littledown Miniature Railway in Bournemouth

Littledown Miniature Railway

  • Bournemouth
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Visitors are welcome on running days to come and experience the Littledown Miniature Railway, situated to the rear of the Littledown Centre. They are...

Indoor soft play frame at Giggles Play Centre in Bournemouth

Giggles 4 Kids!4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Bournemouth
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Giggle away, and let the kids play at Giggles 4 Kids, Dorset. Let the laughter loose at a soft play centre perfect for young children. The soft play...

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