Now That's Entertainment...
That’s the name of the game! Now don’t ask us to make up your mind for you because unless you are staying in the area for six-months you simply won’t get around all of the fabulous, famous and fun attractions on offer! Sorry! But we can assist in giving you some direction – so read through what we have lined up for you this year and make the most of the quality attractions, the history, the science, the wildlife, the shows, the speed, the steam, the sights and the sounds!
And the biggest compliment that you can pay is to come back and visit again – and never fear all of our attractions change season to season with new features, new inhabitants and new themes. Our attractions, as with all of the fabulous businesses in Dorset and Hampshire, strive to improve, impress and present excellent value – as you would expect have a good look on line for the best deals and go enjoy yourselves!
The location of the Oceanarium really makes its inhabitants feel at home as it is literally on Bournemouth beach just meters from the sea and the landmark Pier – you can’t miss it! And once inside take a deep breath and prepare yourself for an unforgettable underwater adventure through some of the world's most amazing waters!
Now in its 15th year of leading the music radio market in the south, Wave 105 is bigger and better than ever! There is an old adage that you can’t please all the people all the time. However, managing director Martin Ball and his enthusiastic and loyal team at Wave 105 do just that!
A trip to Intech family Science Centre can occupy a whole day but most enjoy half a day including the 100+ hands on exhibits and a trip to the UK’s largest capacity Planetarium! This is a cinema with a vast dome screen. The image is all around you so that the effect can be like floating in space. The planetarium uses state of the art digital images and a cinema standard sound system. It is a unique experience and there are shows for all ages and interests.
Paultons Park is the theme park for families that has more than 60 wonderful rides and attractions included in one admission price – that’s what we like to see!
The gang at Splashdown must have the best day job in town! Whenever a new feature opens at the landmark water park on Poole’s fun packed Tower Park we review the site, and they all grin and invariably tell us that they have been trying out the ride – brilliant – remind me to come back as a water park owner!
The Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) and Bournemouth Pavilion are jam-packed with entertainment and there really is something for everyone!
The 2010 Bournemouth Air Festival is a proud host to one of the most powerful and dramatic sights in British aviation, a display by XH558, the last flying Vulcan! When XH558 left RAF service on 23rd March 1993, for her new home on the ground at Bruntingthorpe in Leicestershire many thought that it would be the last time she would be seen in the air!
A visit to Dorset would not be the same without at least a day spent in Poole! Having said that you will be spoilt for choice as some of the most exciting events are held during the evening!
After 15 years of working as a children’s attraction, on what was the family farm – the Palmers have created an attraction that is the envy of the south – they’ve got it all! So if you are under eight years old and are reading this, your luck is really in! And Mum and Dad if you are reading this your luck really, really is in!
Picture this; a day spent travelling the south of England by classic steam locomotive! This is a day trip to savour – literally! As for those booking into the fabulous Premier and First Classes will experience top class dining and hospitality during both the outbound and inbound journeys!
It is fair to say that that the life and times of Sir Merton Russell-Cotes (1835-1921) and his wife Lady Russell-Cotes (1835-1920) are one of Bournemouth’s biggest assets in the form of the Russell-Cotes Museum and Art gallery!