Family Entertainment Walking Tour in Bournemouth, Bournemouth

Families will find various interesting attractions in Bournemouth. There are specific kids' attractions at the waterfront. Cinemas, great cafes and toy shops are situated in the centre of Bournemouth. Take this self-guided tour for amazing family entertainment in Bournemouth.
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Family Entertainment Walking Tour in Bournemouth Map

Guide Name: Family Entertainment Walking Tour in Bournemouth
Guide Location: England » Bournemouth (See other walking tours in Bournemouth)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 km
Author: vickyc
Odeon Cinema

1) Odeon Cinema (must see)

If you love going to the movies this is the complex to do it in! In addition to the standard popcorn, soda, sweetie concessions, there is every restaurant with any type of food you wish to dine in – from pizza to Mexican to steaks or burgers if you want to enjoy a meal, either before or after the film. Better still, order your food and drink and take it into one of the 10 screen theatre rooms with you! Some screens offer reclining seats with footrests, while others offer roomy seating but all have spaces for cups and elbows! This is the future of cinema-going; multi-screen, multi-restaurants.
Bourmouth Park

2) Bourmouth Park

Bourmouth Park is a family-friendly park along Westover Road. The park boasts beautiful scenery and a pond. There are always many people walking through the park or lying on the grass. In this park, there is a balloon that can take you up into the air and treat you to a panoramic view of the town, sea and beaches.
Oceanarium Bournemouth

3) Oceanarium Bournemouth (must see)

Situated on Bournemouth’s seafront, the Oceanarium offers visitors a journey around the waters of the world. 10 recreated environments include the Amazon, Key West, the Mediterranean, Abyss, and the Great Barrier Reef. The Oceanarium is home to the world’s first Interactive Dive Cage, which submerges users in a 270-degree virtual view of the ocean.

Interactive touch technology brings visitors up close to computer generated sea creatures including a dolphin, manta ray and shark through a series of animated experiences, games and challenges. It also features an amazing encounter with a blue whale that swallows the Cage, taking visitors on a journey through its digestive system. Launched in June 2008, the Oceanarium’s interactive feature, Global Meltdown, looks into the potential effects of global warming. Visitors are transported to an imagined time in the future when sea levels have risen to such an extent that tropical fish and sharks swim through the streets of London. The Oceanarium is home to hundreds of creatures from across the globe. The Oceanarium welcomes in excess of 225,000 visitors per year and in November 2008, the Oceanarium was announced as Tourism Attraction Experience of the Year at Bournemouth’s annual Tourism Awards. The attraction is owned by Spanish leisure giant Parques Reunidos, who operate 67 parks across the world.

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The Cove Shop

4) The Cove Shop

The Cove Shop is a place where you can buy gifts specific to the sea resort cities. This fantastic gift shop is set in Oceanarium. It offers unique merchandise that will suit all ages and tastes. There are shell souvenirs, locally made gifts and Oceanarium souvenirs specific to Bournemouth, as Oceanarium is one of the most popular attractions of this town.

Operation Hours: Monday - Sunday: 9 am - 5.30 pm
Pier Approuch Attractions

5) Pier Approuch Attractions

There is a square in front of the Bournemouth Pier with several family-friendly attractions. Families with small kids can enjoy a merry-go-round. Teens can climb at the mobile climbing wall. There is a special place for roller skating. Ice-cream and souvenirs are sold at this square.
West Cliff Railway

6) West Cliff Railway

The West Cliff Railway, or West Cliff Lift, is a funicular railway located in the English seaside resort of Bournemouth. The line serves to link the seaside promenade and beach with the cliff top and the town behind. The line is owned and operated by Bournemouth Borough Council. The West Cliff Railway was opened in 1908 by Bournemouth Corporation, some four months after the opening of the nearby East Cliff Railway. Like the East Cliff Railway, it was electrically operated from the start, with winding gear situated at the upper station driven by a 25 horsepower winding motor. The line was controlled by a driver at the upper station, assisted by an attendant at the lower station. Wooden-bodied cars were used. The winding motor was replaced in the 1960s by a 28 horsepower (21 kW) three-phase motor.

The cars were also replaced in the 1960s by aluminium-bodied cars intended to be interchangeable across all three of Bournemouth's surviving cliff railways. In 1987 the track was re-laid, and during the 1990s the line was further upgraded with the installation of an electronic control system. The West Cliff Railway is one of three such cliff railways in Bournemouth, the other two being the East Cliff Railway and the Fisherman's Walk Cliff Railway.

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Durley Chine Beach

7) Durley Chine Beach

The beaches are the main attraction for tourists in the resort town of Bournemouth. The most popular beach is Durley Chine Beach, with tonnes of golden sand and clear water. You will find beach entertainer, sports and a bouncy castle. It is set very close to the famous Bournemouth Pier. There are shops on this beach and a funicular that can take you up the cliff.

Walking Tours in Bournemouth, England

Create Your Own Walk in Bournemouth

Create Your Own Walk in Bournemouth

Creating your own self-guided walk in Bournemouth is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Everyday Life Walk in Boscombe

Everyday Life Walk in Boscombe

According to statistics, people that live in Bournemouth are happy and satisfied with their lives. They have beautiful gardens to walk in, beaches and great shopping opportunities. This self-guided tour will reveal to you the everyday way of life of people living Bournemouth suburb -Boscombe.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km
Cultural Walking Tour of Bournemouth

Cultural Walking Tour of Bournemouth

Bournemouth is a tourist centre of culture and history. There are many art galleries and art museums; one of them is Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, that boasts the most unique and quirky collections in the world. There is a huge modern library, theaters and Bournemouth International Center. You can visit the tomb of famous May Shelley - the author of one of the famous Frankenstein novels. Take this self-guided tour to explore the cultural attractions of Bournemouth.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Typically for a seaside resort such as Bournemouth, sitting on the southern coast of England, the city's main attraction is the beaches. However, there are quite a few local sights unique to this place that will make your stay in Bournemouth just as enjoyable off-season, especially if you can explore them in more detail and learn about the history behind. This orientation walk will take you around some of the city's most picturesque Victorian and more modern landmarks so you can get a fuller picture of the delights that Bournemouth has to offer.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Tour of Bournemouth's Shopping Areas

Tour of Bournemouth's Shopping Areas

Bournemouth has a plethora of shopping opportunities. There are pedestrian shopping streets in the centre of the town. There are various shops such as gift shops, specialty shops and many clothes boutiques set in arcades. This self-guided tour will lead you through the shops in the centre of Bournemouth.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Bournemouth for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Bournemouth has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Bournemouth, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.