Christmas will soon be upon us and with it the opportunity to take the kids to visit Father Christmas and perhaps meet the elves and reindeer. Tickets for the popular Santa’s grottos sell out fast, so we’ve compiled a list of 14 recommended venues to consider to give your search a head start.
If the weather takes a turn for the worse or you just fancy a relaxed evening out, the cinema is a great choice. We are lucky in this area to have a few places to choose from too, so you can mix things up a bit. Here is our pick of the best cinemas in Poole, Bournemouth and the surrounding area.
Whilst there is plenty to do in good weather, on rainy days it can be tricky to think of local indoor activities that will suit all the family. To give you some ideas, we’ve put together a comprehensive list of the best things to do indoors in the Bournemouth and Poole area.
Looking for some ideas for family things to do over the forthcoming October half term and for Halloween? There are lots of things to do in the area and we’ve selected some of the highlights for you, outdoors and in.
If you are looking after restless little ones, it is very useful to know where good local soft play facilities are. They are a reliable fallback option as you can go in all weather conditions, are open all year round with good changing facilities, and normally have a decent café serving great coffee and cake.
There are so many playgrounds in the area it can be hard to know which ones are really worth the time and trouble to visit. We’ve compiled a list of the best ones in Poole and Bournemouth so you can spend time having fun instead.
Being in Dorset, you’d expect Bournemouth and Poole to have a few good children’s farms and animal parks nearby; and you won’t be disappointed. These options are all worth a visit if you have children interested in animals and energy to burn.
If you are interested in cycling, there are some great routes to be found in the area. You can cycle the 7 mile promenade along Poole Bay seafront, best tackled in gentle winds.
Who doesn’t enjoy a roast dinner in a cosy pub on a Sunday? That said, it can be a bit more of a challenge when you have little ones to entertain. Here are our top picks of close-by pubs with play areas and more to keep the whole family happy.
When we first moved to the area, we spent an evening visiting local leisure centres to get a feel for what’s on offer. Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch have a good range and you are sure to find one to suit your needs.