Places to go

ABC Cinema Bournemouth 08709 007694
Alice in WonderlandChildrens park, Christchurch 01202 483444
The Alpine Adventure ParkAt the Ski and Leisure Centre, Christchurch 01202 499155
Beaulieu Motor MuseumThe national motor museum, Beaulieu 01590 612345
Bournemouth Aviation Museum10 minute drive 01202 580858
Bournemouth EyeHot-air balloon flight, Bournemouth 01202 314539
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) Music and theatre 01202 314539
Burley Villa at Bashley Horse riding western style, treks and lessons 01425 610278
Bus timetables (local)
Christchurch Kayaking
Dudmore FarmHorse riding lessons and pony trekking, Christchurch 01202 473826
Farmer PalmersFarm park for children, Bournemouth 01202 456456
Go ApeAerial trekking high above the forest floor, at Moors Valley 0870 4445562
New Forest National Park
Jet Ski Safaris Poole Harbour
Longdown Dairy FarmFarm park for children, Ashurst, Nr Southampton 02380 293326
Longleat Safari ParkSafari park and activities, Longleat, Warminster 01985 844400
Monkey WorldMonkey and ape rescue centre, Whareham 01929 462537
Moors Valley Country Park and ForestPlay trail, cycle rides, steam railway and golf, Nr. Ringwood 01425 470721
Oceanarium Sea life centre, Bournemouth 01202 311993
Odean Cinema Bournemouth 0870 5050007
Poultons Park Family leisure park, Romsey 02380 814442
Queens Park Golf Club Bournemouth 01202 396198
Sailing Centre Sailing, sailing lessons, Christchurch 01202 471494
Serendipity Sam’s Childrens indoor play center Christchurch 0845 4507200
Swanage Steam Railway Steam train trips to Corfe Castle 01929 425800
Tank Museum Tanks in action, Bovington 01929 405096

River Stour Ferry Service To Hengistbury Head

From Tuckton Tea Gardens calling at Wick Ferry (next door to Riverside Park) and Christchurch Quay, approximate journey time 30 minutes. A Ferry Service also runs across the River to Wick Village and then walk down to Hengistbury head either through a nature reserve or over the top of the head from here you will see stunning views of Christchurch Bay and Harbour and on a clear day Bournemouth Poole and Swanage. Hire Boats and can be found at Tuckton Tea Gardens and Christchurch Quay.

Noddy Train

A fun filled open top train ride especially for the kids. From Hengistbury Head Hiker Cafe to Mudeford Beach.

Childrens Park And SPLASH PARK

A short walk from Riverside Park along the River front.

Christchurch Market

Open every Monday including Bank Holidays. Situated on Christchurch High Street.

Local Shops

Are located in Christchurch High Street, Saxon Square and Bargates.


  • Mudeford, accessible by the Noddy Train and Ferry.
  • Southbourne, Lovely sandy beaches, accessible by the open top bus service.
  • Bournemouth, Lovely sandy beach, accessible by car onto the Beach
  • Avon and Friars Cliff, Lovely sandy partially stony beach
  • Highcliffe, Ideal for body boarding reached by a series of steep paths.