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Things to do in Bournemouth Gardens

Bournemouth isn’t just about fabulous beaches – the town center has some of the most relaxing gardens in Dorset which during the summer months become a thriving place of things to do and see.

The lower gardens are situated a short walk from the main shopping center and end at the bottom of Bournemouth’s pier. The gardens are packed with things to do! – For starters there’s the Bournemouth Hot air balloon – the Bournemouth eye. Situated right in the center of gardens before you reach the promenade the balloon is really a sight. Rides are offered for the non vertigo sufferer and present a glorious Arial panoramic of Dorset’s jewel.


For those looking for more leisurely pursuits the gardens offer a host of other attractions – simply wander through many of the lovely flower beds and displays – hire a deck chair and enjoy the brass band from the bandstand – purvey the many ice cream stalls or try your luck on the crazy golf or enjoy the aviary.


During the summer months art exhibitions take place with many local artists presenting their wares – During August you’ll find the tea-light precession taking place at dusk this magical event will enchant youngsters as Bournemouth’s central garden becomes flooded with colors of hundreds of tea lights arranged in various shapes. Children then get to take part in a procession which has a history of over 100 years.


Also for the youngsters among us during the summer holiday period there are free daily shows for children with various whacky magicians and entertainers bringing smiles to young and old alike.

Be sure to check out Bournemouth’s lower gardens – for a relaxing time with things to do for everyone – it’s hard to beat.

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