Thursday, 18 May 2023 09:20

What's On this May Half Term across Bournemouth?

What's On this May Half Term across Bournemouth?

There is magic, music, and merriment on offer across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole for May 2023 half term.

With events and activities to entertain the little ones right up to the big kids among us, the only problem will be deciding which places to visit.

At Upton Country Park magic combines with nature on an exciting adventure trail through the stunning grounds, with a prize conjured up at the end for those who take part.

On Friday 26 till Sunday 28 May, dance, sing or even shimmy along to a variety of music acts here as part of the Ultimate Tribute Festival with music to appeal to everyone’s tastes. Friday night is for the Indie / Rock fans, it’s legends night on the Saturday, and everyone can bop along to the ultimate 90s and 00s music on the Sunday night.

With Upton House opening to visitors on select days and three bouncy castles on Friday 2 June, you could plan to spend your whole week here!

Not to be outdone, Highcliffe Castle has some craft activities running on Tuesday 30 May and Thursday 1 June, as well as a half term trail from the Sunday to the Thursday, exploring this historic castle and searching for clues along the way.

The ever popular Christchurch Food Festival is on from Saturday 27 to Monday 29 May. Come and try then buy from the best local producers, enjoy delicious street food, craft drinks and bars, and a whole host of great entertainment including chef demos on stage.

If you’re a fan of rugby then you’ll love the UK’s largest sporting and music festival the Bournemouth 7s Festival, which takes place from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 May at Chapel Gate.

This award-winning festival combines rugby, netball, hockey and dodgeball with sing along parties, an RnB area, dance music, and there’s even an ‘Under the Sea’ fancy dress theme, so expect to see an array of mermaids, sharks and a jellyfish or two floating by.

Let out your adventurous side and visit RockReef on Bournemouth Pier where you can clip ‘n climb, slide and even zipwire your way through an afternoon before enjoying one of the many restaurants and bars that you’ll find in Bournemouth Town Centre.

If you fancy some nice healthy competition, challenge your kids or your better half to a game of mini golf, crazy golf or adventure golf at one of the many courses across the three towns. Get competitive at the mini golf course next to the picturesque world-renowned Sandbanks beach, try to get a hole-in-one at the crazy golf course in Poole Park, and pirates beware at the swashbuckling adventure golf course at Smuggler’s Cove, that’s situated next to the award-winning Bournemouth Beach, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

And with the weather warming up, grab your buckets and spades and the suntan lotion, and come and enjoy over 15 miles of golden sandy beaches absolutely free.

There’s also 26 miles of harbourside landscape to explore, with alfresco dining and drinks, museums, galleries, open spaces and heritage trails, and for the shopping enthusiasts, a plethora of national and local retailers, all Beyond the Beach.