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
    Per person per night B&B (2 sharing)
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    Rating from 168 reviews
    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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  • Boscombe   (1.6 miles from the centre of Bournemouth Centre)
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    £35
    Per Person Per Night (B&B)
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 40 reviews
    Rating from 40 reviews
    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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  • Alum Chine   (1.1 miles from the centre of Bournemouth Centre)
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    £32
    Per person per night B&B (2 sharing)
     
    Family friendly Bournemouth hotel in the Alum Chine area, only 200 metres from the sea with family rooms and child discounts, home-cooked food and off road parking.
     
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  • Bournemouth   (0.5 miles from the centre of Bournemouth Centre)
    Sleeps 6
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    £375
    Per Week (seasonal) sleeps 6
     
    Beautifully presented two bedroom Bournemouth holiday apartment with communal gardens and shared outdoor pool. Cot, high chair, washer/ dryer and Freeview TV.
     
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  • Bournemouth   (1.0 miles from the centre of Bournemouth Centre)
    Sleeps 4
    Prices from
    £450
    per week (seasonal) Sleeps 4
     
    Family friendly modern Bournemouth apartment with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, free WiFi, cots and highchairs available and secure parking. Short walk from beaches and amenities.
     
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  • Bournemouth   (0.5 miles from the centre of Bournemouth Centre)
    Sleeps 6
    Prices from
    £535
    Per week (seasonal) sleeps 6
     
    Family friendly Bournemouth holiday apartment with three bedrooms, seasonal outdoor pool, allocated parking, Freeview TV & shared garden. Close to beaches/ attractions.
     
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  • Bournemouth   (1.1 miles from the centre of Bournemouth Centre)
    Sleeps 8
    Prices from
    £1,666
    per week (seasonal) Sleeps 8
     
    Family friendly holiday home in Bournemouth's Alum Chine area, a short walk from beaches and amenities with cots, highchairs, parking adjacent, free WiFi, 4 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms.
     
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  • Bournemouth   (1.0 miles from the centre of Bournemouth Centre)
    Sleeps 4
    Prices from
    £480
    Per week (seasonal) sleeps 4
     
    Families with children of all ages are welcome at this stylish Bournemouth apartment with a cot & high chair provided. Secure parking, laundry facilities, dishwasher & Freeview TV.
     
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  • Bournemouth   (0.5 miles from the centre of Bournemouth Centre)
    Sleeps 6
    Prices from
    £491
    per week (seasonal) Sleeps 6
     
    Families welcome in this spacious 3 bed apartment only a short walk from Bournemouth beaches and the town centre. Cot and highchair, private garden, Sky TV and free WiFi.
     
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  • Bournemouth   (0.5 miles from the centre of Bournemouth Centre)
    Sleeps 6
    Prices from
    £545
    Per Week, Seasonal (Sleeps 6)
     
    Families with children of all ages are welcome at this luxury three bedroom Bournemouth apartment - cot & high chair provided. Short walk to beach. Garden with deck. No pets.
     
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