Water Zorbing! (Image credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/lodekka/6280261698/)

Water Zorbing!

See the sharks at Oceanarium

See the sharks at Oceanarium

Bournemouth is a wonderful place to stay for a family holiday as there's so much for children to do! Why not try one of Bournemouth’s theatres – the Bournemouth International Centre, or the Pavilion Centre, to see if there’s a children’s show, comedy or concert you could take the kids to. They even offer ice skating! Of course, children always enjoy a trip on a beach train, a day on the beach with their own family beach hut, or a couple of hours at the amusement arcade. Water zorbing in a giant transparent hamster ball or an afternoon at the funfair are both brilliant activities for kids, and the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum has a range of family activities including Seaside Adventure Trails.

The Kids Family Fun Festival, usually held in the Lower Gardens, offers free shows throughout most of the Summer holidays featuring magic, jesters, music and games. Bournemouth has around 2,000 acres of gardens and parks to explore. The gardens, parks and Chines are great locations for a family stroll. Alum Chine has an award-winning tropical garden and Boscombe Chine Gardens features a water play area, mini golf, a cafe and more.

Oceanarium - The Bournemouth Aquarium

Visit Oceanarium, The Bournemouth Aquarium with underwater world home to a host of marine life and awesome animals. The attraction is divided into ten recreated environments replicating the natural environments of species - fish, reptiles, invertegrates and mammals - which include sharks, green sea turtles, Oriental small clawed otters and colourful clownfish! Chidlren particularly marvel at the Blacktip Reef Sharks! Special events and activities run throughout the year, and there are regular talks and feeding sessions.

Family Accommodation in Bournemouth Town Centre

  • Bournemouth   (0.9 miles from the centre of Bournemouth Centre)
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    £25
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    Family friendly Bournemouth hotel with ensuite family rooms sleeping up to four, Full English breakfast and parking. Only minutes from beaches. Cots & highchairs available.
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  • Alum Chine   (1.1 miles from the centre of Bournemouth Centre)
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    £26
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    Elegant Victorian hotel in Bournemouth just 200 metres from the sea with ground floor rooms, discounts for senior citizens. Pets welcome, Licensed bar & Parking
     
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  • Bournemouth   (1.1 miles from the centre of Bournemouth Centre)
    Sleeps 7
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    £280
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    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 702 reviews
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    Family friendly Bournemouth self catering holiday apartments attached to the Riviera Hotel, guests have access to the indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Near to the beach.
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  • Boscombe   (1.6 miles from the centre of Bournemouth Centre)
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    £35
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    Children are welcome at this B&B accommodation in the heart of Boscombe close to the beautiful sandy beaches of Bournemouth. Family rooms, varied breakfast menu and free WiFi.
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  • Bournemouth   (1.0 miles from the centre of Bournemouth Centre)
    Sleeps 2
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    £625
    Per week, seasonal
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 56 reviews
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    Self-catering apartment in the Alum Chine area of Bournemouth, ideal for a couple or young family. Close to a Blue Flag beach. Spa and laundry facilities on site. Parking.
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  • Bournemouth   (1.0 miles from the centre of Bournemouth Centre)
    Sleeps 2
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    £330
    per week (seasonal)
     
    Modern ground floor apartment at Alum Chine in Bournemouth just minutes from the beach. Ideal for small family groups. Cot, highchair and grocery delivery on request. Sleeps 2.
     
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  • Alum Chine   (1.0 miles from the centre of Bournemouth Centre)
    Sleeps 5
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    £795
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    Family-friendly Bournemouth self-catering apartment with a high chair and cot available on request. Close to a Blue Flag beach and children's play area.
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  • Bournemouth   (1.0 miles from the centre of Bournemouth Centre)
    Sleeps 6
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    £475
    per week (seasonal) Sleeps 6
     
    Family friendly first floor apartment in the Alum Chine area of Bournemouth. Cots and highchairs available, free WiFi and parking. Starter pack included. Beach 2 minute walk.
     
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  • Bournemouth   (0.5 miles from the centre of Bournemouth Centre)
    Sleeps 5
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    £380
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    Family friendly modern apartment in the centre of Bournemouth, 5 minutes from the beach and amenities with secure parking for one car and free WiFi.
     
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  • Bournemouth   (0.7 miles from the centre of Bournemouth Centre)
    Sleeps 5
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    £420
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    Families welcome in this ground floor Bournemouth apartment walking distance from the beach and town centre. Cot and highchair, free WiFi and parking.
     
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