Most of my readers are aware of our love with the Oceanarium. On Bournemouth seafront, this wonderful place is full of any type of marine life you can imagine. They've just added penguins and jellyfish too. For the price of the ticket you get unlimited trips on that day, which is perfect as there are so many talks and feeds that you can pop back whenever you want.
Soft play is normally the bane of my life. It's a screaming plastic mess that makes me run for the hills. Treehouse Family Play is a different kind of soft play though. At the top of Bournemouth town centre you can find Treehouse. Made entirely of wood, rope and fake grass this not so soft play is amazing for budding adventurers. The relaxed atmosphere means you can sit and enjoy the fab coffee whilst your kids become explorers.
Finally I know it's Christmas related, but if you are heading to Bournemouth during the festive season then seeing the garden of lights is definitely on your list. During December, the whole of Bournemouth gardens are transformed with amazing light play huts that are completely interactive. It's a great thing for people of all ages to do and it certainly gets you into the Christmas spirit.
And after all that exploring there's only one thing left to do, and that's sleep. My personal recommendation for somewhere to say is one of the many Travelodge Bournemouth hotels. We always tend to use Travelodge as you know that they are a chain of hotels you can trust.