Things to do in and around Dorset and Bournemouth

Out and about in Dorset

Get out and explore

From paddleboarding and yoga classes on our doorstep to bustling towns and vibrant beaches just a short drive away, it’s fair to say there’s plenty to get up to when staying here. Take a look at some of our favourite things to do below.


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    Just one minute from our hotel, Park Yoga aims to connect people to the outdoors. Sessions are every Sunday morning and begin in May and run throughout the summer until the beginning of September. So whether you're new to yoga or a real pro at it, join in and begin improving your health and wellbeing.


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    With the Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre and Bournemouth International Centre close by, Bournemouth plays host to many international stars and shows. What's more, we have our very own theatre right here in Christchurch. Regent Centre Theatre hold regular events and shows - just perfect for all those theatre fans out there.

Hengistbury Head

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    Whether you're looking for walking routes with beautiful views, to get in touch with nature, to learn more about the 14,000 years of history, or want a fun day out with the kids, Hengistbury Head has something for everyone. Perfect for a quiet afternoon of exploration or an action-packed day of fun activities, you can explore on foot or by land train.

Adventure Wonderland

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    The perfect destination for a high-energy, adrenaline-packed day out with the whole family, Adventure Wonderland in Dorset combines exciting rides for all ages with mazes, gardens, ziplines, play areas, and seasonal events. As one of the best family days out in our area, we highly recommend a visit.

Durdle Door

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    The most Instagrammed spot in all of Dorset, Durdle Door is as iconic as it is stunning. Part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, the famous natural arch was formed from a layer of hard limestone. There is car parking available very nearby and the site also sits on one of the Jurassic Coast's dog-friendly beaches.


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    Hire a kayak or paddleboard right next to our hotel, travel down the River Stour, and explore all Christchurch has to offer.


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    Get your adrenaline rush and book yourself in for a powerboating experience here in Christchurch. Enjoy guided and historic tours from Christchurch Quay to The Needles on the Isle of Wight, or Old Harry Rocks via Sandbanks in Poole.

Mudeford Quay

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    Found at the entrance to Christchurch Harbour, Mudeford Quay is a beautiful destination which is renowned for its spectacular views out to sea and our hometown of Christchurch. It's the perfect place for a relaxing stroll or a coffee and cake in the cafe while you watch the world go by - dogs are welcome too!

Christchurch Harbour

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    Surround yourself with beautiful views and the relaxing sounds of nature. Formed over 7,000 years ago, Christchurch Harbour is a popular destination for day trips and walking routes.

Corfe Castle

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    Found in the historic village of Corfe, Corfe Castle is part of the National Trust. The dramatic ruins stand upon a natural hill used as a defensive site as far back as the Roman times. Playing a pivotal role in the British Civil War, the ruins are steeped in history and come with stunning views of the surrounding area.

Boat rides

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    From hiring your own private boat to joining a ferry cruise, there's a range of boating experiences right on our doorstep.

Bournemouth Beach

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    Just down the road from Captain's Club, prepare yourself for seven miles of award-winning beaches. Some of the warmest sea temperatures in the UK, striking cliffs, and views over to the Isle of Wight combine to create the ultimate seaside experience. The beach also offers deck chairs, sunbeds, parasols, and windbreakers for hire.

New Forest National Park

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    Not only is this one of the most beautiful forests in the UK, New Forest National Park is home to a huge array of wildlife including rare butterflies and deer. Conservation is a cause close to their hearts, so get back to nature and admire the sheer beauty of one of the UK's national treasures.

Lulworth Cove

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    Open every day all year round, Lulworth Cove is one of the most breathtaking destinations in Dorset. With crystal clear waters reminiscent of the Mediterranean, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a must-visit. Explore cycle routes, go coasteering, or simply have a moment to take in some of the most beautiful nature this country has to offer.

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