Central Bournemouth includes an excellent shopping centre with plenty of restaurants, bars and clubs a short walk away. The town centre feels modern and stylish with its pavement cafes, covered glass shopping arcade and modern shopping centres (so there's plenty to do if the rain falls) and striking public spaces. The parks and Central Gardens give Bournemouth plenty of greenspace with some beautiful flower displays throughout the summer.
From Bournemouth's town centre it's a short walk through the Lower Gardens down to the seafront towards most of Bournemouth's family attractions. The Square is the centre of the town (slightly uphill from the beach) which can be reached by taking a stroll through the Lower Gardens.