19 things to do in Bournemouth: 24 - 30 July 2015
23rd July 2015
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Friday 24/07/2015

1) Friday Family Fiesta

This popular event takes place in Bournemouth’s Lower Gardens throughout the summer.

From approximately 7pm there is a host of family entertainment throughout the gardens including face painters, circus workshops, stilt walkers, fire performances and street performers. And finally at 10pm there is a fantastic fireworks display from Bournemouth Pier!  Visit our website for more information: http://ow.ly/PYJ11

2) BIC Backstage Tours

The tour includes access to all four halls and front of house areas, all in the company of well-informed, enthusiastic guides! Visit our website for more information: http://ow.ly/PYJbO

3) Summer Live at Bournemouth Square

Back for 2015 is Summer Live which sees free entertainment between 5.00pm and 9.00pm from Tuesdays to Saturdays in Bournemouth Square, and on the odd Sunday and Monday! The event features live acoustic music and live art demonstrations. Plus new for 2015 is an outdoor bar, open daily! Visit our website for more information: http://ow.ly/PYJrZ


Saturday 25/07/2015

4) The Saxon Square Artisan Market

Kean Events are hosting four Artisan Markets to promote and highlight the region’s high quality local producers and craftspeople. Come along to Saxon Square between 10am and 4pm to see the different foods and crafts the traders have to offer! Visit our website for more information: http://ow.ly/PYJJk

5) Wild About Hengistbury Head

Enjoy finding out about Dorset's rarest wildlife. Attend talks and walks from local experts, and find out how you can help protect the Head for the future. No booking required - just turn up! Activities will take place on the field near the Hiker Cafe, and at the Visitor Centre. Visit our website for more information: http://ow.ly/PYJPT

6) Swim & Slide At Littledown Centre

The swimming pools at the Littledown Centre, Bournemouth are a great place for all the family to enjoy great fun in the water whether it is lane swimming, aqua classes, hydrotherapy sessions, learning to swim, the whooshing waterslides or a good old fashioned splash about! Visit our website for more information: http://ow.ly/PYK6a


Sunday 26/07/2015

7) A Nose Around The Westover Art Gallery

Westover Gallery is one of the South West’s most successful independent galleries featuring artwork from local, national and international artists. Rubbing shoulders with purveyors of the country’s leading couture and jewellery on Bournemouth’s prestigious Westover Road they are without doubt worth a visit! Take a look at our website for more information: http://ow.ly/PYKrB

8) Bournemouth Balloon Flights

The Bournemouth Balloon, operated by S&D Leisure, is Bournemouth’s highest attraction, after all it reaches a height of just under 500 metres above the ground! The Bournemouth Balloon is accessible to persons of all ages and abilities including wheelchairs (three per flight).Visit our website for more information: http://ow.ly/PYKGx

9) Under 5s Dance Classes with Pavilion Dance

Aimed at children aged under 5 years old, PDSW offer a safe and fun environment for your toddlers to move, play and let their imaginations flow! What’s even more fun is that parents are invited to join in too; their mini classes are participatory so that every child can have their grownups join them for a really exciting time together! All of their classes are held on a drop-in basis, meaning you can come as often or as little as you like. Visit our website for more information: http://ow.ly/PYKS5


Monday 27/07/2015


10) Cider Festival Ft Live Music from The Wurzels & The Mother Ukers

After the success of the first, Aruba have announced the 2nd cider festival and this one will be bigger and better than ever!

They will have even more cider and even more music. Plus they are delighted to welcome back the Mother Ukers on Tuesday 28th July and host a barn dance on Wednesday. Visit our website for more information: http://ow.ly/PYLcy

11) The Christchurch Market

A fabulous weekly market held every Moday in the traffic-free High Street and Saxon Square. Approximately 50 stalls selling a variety of quality produce including fresh fruit and vegetables, fish, bed linen, pet foods, jewellery, clothes, plants etc. Visit our website for more information: http://ow.ly/PYLkG

12) Beach Fit Southbourne

A fun way to get fit in a beautiful natural setting.

Suitable for all levels of fitness, work at your own pace in a friendly and supportive environment. Classes are circuit based and offer a range of cv and strength training exercises designed to tone and shape the whole body, while burning calories and improving fitness fast. Visit our website for more information: http://ow.ly/PYLrh


Tuesday 28/07/2015


13) Pinewalk Art Exhibition

Bournemouth's popular, free, open air art exhibition at the Pinewalk is open from the 24th May until the 6th September 2015. Exhibiting work in the peaceful garden surroundings has helped many artists to establish their work in the local area, making sales to local people and to visiting art lovers hoping to commemorate their trip. Visit our website for more information: http://ow.ly/PYOum

14) 5-19 year olds Dance Classes with Pavilion Dance

With street dance, break dance and parkour; their range of fashionable urban style dance classes are the perfect way for 5 – 15 year olds to have fun, keep fit and make friends. Pavilion Dance welcome all abilities and provide the perfect opportunity for young people to explore different dance styles in beautiful purpose built, professional dance studios, conveniently located in the heart of Bournemouth. Visit our website for more information: http://ow.ly/PYOQ5


Wednesday 29/07/2015

15) The Ringwood Market

Stalls fill the Market Place in Ringwood every Wednesday selling food produce, plants and general house goods. Visit our website for more information: http://ow.ly/PYP0M

16) Jurassic Coast Action Adventure Day

Join the Jurassic Coast team to decorate plater casts of fossils, discover how to find fossils and unearth them carefully, and learn what you'll need to go searching for fossils of your own this summer. Visit our website for more information: http://ow.ly/PYP6h


Thursday 30/07/2015

17) Camp Bestival

If there’s one thing you can guarantee, it’s that you won’t be short of things to do at Camp Bestival, no matter what age you are! Visit our website for more information: http://ow.ly/PYPpE

18) A Nose Around The ARThouse Gallery

The ARThouse Gallery is conveniently situated in a prime location in the centre of Bournemouth in Dorset within walking distance of The Square between Poole Hill and the Westcliff. There are a large number of Cafes and Restaurants nearby. All the works can be viewed by prior arrangement in Bournemouth Town Centre or at your home or business. They also hold occasional exhibitions, the most recent being a series of shows they were invited to curate at the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum. Visit our website for more information: http://ow.ly/PYPzA

19) Bournemouth Guided Walking Tours

John your experienced guide will give you information on its fascinating early history, information on pubs, clubs, theatres and amazing plans for Bournemouth’s future. No need to book! Visit our website for more information: http://ow.ly/PYPMi


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