17 Fun Things to do in Bournemouth & Poole


High Impact is proud to be based in Bournemouth, Dorset, which is why we wanted to share our Top 17 stunning places to visit and fun things to do.

Two bustling towns nestling side by side on the beautiful Dorset coast. Both steeped in a wealth of history with different stories to tell and personalities to share. Bournemouth and Poole have been welcoming visitors for hundreds of years to experience the diverse yet complementary combination of award-winning beaches, stunning countryside, fantastic family-orientated attractions and exhilarating leisure facilities.

Day or night, these two popular destinations offer something for everyone. From relaxing in the sun on any of the 9 Blue Flag beaches of Poole and Bournemouth, to day trips across Poole Quay and the National Trust Owned Brownsea Island, the largest natural harbour in Europe, there is never an excuse to be bored.   The famous grounds of Compton Acres or the Lower Gardens of Bournemouth are ideal for a lazy Sunday stroll or hop on the City Sightseeing Bus and enjoy everything there is to see.



For the more energetic there are endless active different and unusual sports to enjoy in glorious countryside settings and Bournemouth Pier offers an exhilarating combination of aerial obstacle courses including the famous Pier to Shore zip wire.

Whether it’s your first time in Bournemouth and Poole or you’re lucky enough to live in the area, there’s always something new to see and experience. Plan your first trip or refresh your memory with this infographic for the best attractions in our seaside towns. The South Coast is ideal for your first family holiday, a weekend date with your love or a fun filled day with friends due to the abundance of fantastic activities and the local’s warm welcomes.

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