Bournemouth became the popular holiday resort it is today when the eminent physician Dr Granville recommended its mild sunny climate for those with poor health. Until 1811 the area had been undeveloped until the local squire built a summer house there (where the Exeter hotel now stands). His investment was the beginning of a massive expansion of the resort and the town's population grew from only 695 to 59,000 in only 50 years. Few resorts can match its six miles of sandy beaches and magnificent 100 foot cliffs. Lifts and walks connect the beaches with the streets and there is an excellent range of sporting venues, cinemas, theatres, shops and restaurants.
The Bournemouth International Centre in Bournemouth, Dorset, was opened in September 1984. It is one of the largest venues for conferences, exhibitions, entertainment and events in southern England. Additionally, it is well known for hosting national conferences of major British political parties and trade unions. At opening it comprised two halls, the Windsor Hall and the Tregonwell Hall.
Situated 8kms north of Bournemouth city centre, Bournemouth Airport handles 500,000 passengers per year. The recently renovated terminal serves scheduled flights to France, Netherlands, Spain, Portugal and Italy, as well as to Ireland and the Channel Islands. Holiday charter destinations include Austria, Croatia, Greece, Turkey, Sardinia, Majorca, Menorca and the Canary Islands, plus Barbados and New York in the Americas. It is anticipated that passenger traffic will double due to the recent arrival of low-cost carrier Thomsonfly.com. Three car parks at the airport can accommodate 1,500 vehicles. Car park 3 is nearest the terminal, and is used primarily for short stays and collecting arriving passengers.
Adventure Wonderland is a family theme park situated in the village of Hurn, near Bournemouth, United Kingdom. The park offers rides and attractions aimed at families with children up to the age of 12. It draws much of its theme from the novel Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll and Alice, Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts and Mr. Rabbit make appearances throughout the day around the park and in the theatre shows.
Adventure Wonderland also incorporates the aztec adventure play centre Wild Thing which opens as part of the full park during the summer or individually during the winter months.
The park also hosts a number of special character day events as well as seasonal Halloween and Christmas themed events.
Splashdown is a water park located at the Tower Park complex near to Poole, Dorset, England. The park opened in 1990 and was one of the founding attractions at Tower Park. The park experiences approximately 180,000 visitors a year.
It has 8 indoor water slides which operate all year round and 5 outside rides which operate only during the summer season. There is also a wet play area and small training pool for youngsters.
Welcome to Ferndown Forest Golf Club. Here at our club we want to make your visit a fun and enjoyable experience. We have a wide range of facilities on site including a superb 18-hole golf course set in magnificent Dorset woodland. The golf facilities include a 20-bay covered & floodlit driving range, putting green, practice bunker and superb team of golf professionals, headed by Mike Dodd. Also on the site there is a fully licensed bar, golf shop stocking a range of clubs and a new conference centre. The course is open to both members and pay & play golfers, and we also cater extensively for golf societies.
The standard is set for others to follow and, because of our superb location and our extensive range of facilities, you will find Dudsbury difficult to equal. The magnificent Clubhouse with its elevated position, affording superb views of the picturesque Stour Valley, incorporates the Spikes Bar and Terrace, where you can enjoy a select menu of snacks and daily specials, the Clocktower Restaurant and the Fairway Suite, offering facilities for corporate golf and societies large and small. Corporate days are a feature at Dudsbury because we recognise the value received by companies who entertain their clients in our ideal surroundings.
A visit here is a must for all golfers;the beginner is catered for on the 9 hole Dene course and the Purbeck Championship Course proves an exciting test for even the most accomplished golfer.The courses are built on heathland and set in a Nature Reserve where many rare plants can be seen as well as rare birds - including the Dartford Warbler. The Purbeck course is well manicured and abounds with heather and gorse - with incredible views at every hole - looking out over Poole Harbour, Bournemouth, the Solent and the Isle of Wight. The gentler Dene has views of Poole but also the 9th overlooks a wonderful valley with Swanage nestling at the bottom.