14 Dec Bournemouth Christmas Attractions Everywhere
Bournemouth Christmas Attractions are scattered throughout the town. Continuing from my previous post ‘Bournemouth Christmas Tree Wonderland’. I am going to share with you some more attractions as promised, and where you can find them. I must admit I had great pleasure trying some of the places. It was a must, possibly guilty pleasure of a kind…
If associated with a town that was voted the UK’s best seaside resort and boasting the best beach, Bournemouth is compelled to provide everything as a first class. In a partnership supported by Bournemouth’s Town Centre, the Coastal Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) and the Bournemouth Borough Council, they managed to come up with attractions representing a four-year investment to the town. This is no wonder many wonderful decorations throughout the town were somehow part of a trail linked to Bournemouth’s Christmas Tree Wonderland. I will start from Bournemouth Square
1 The Alpine Lodge Bar
A step into Bournemouth’s Town Square uplifts the Christmas spirit, way in advance before the 25th of December. The Lodge Bar serves both hot and cold food readily available to order. Visitors are spoiled with either indoor or outdoor seating. For more details visit www.christmasinbournemouth.co.uk. Live entertainment from local choirs, bands, artists, performers, and entertainers keeps pass-byes entertained throughout the day.
2 Bournemouth Christmas Market
Quaint chalets line the Bournemouth Town’s two main shopping high streets (Commercial Road and Old Christchurch Road) setting people walking by for the Christmas tree trail down the Lower Gardens. The chalets are full of gifts and food to keep visitors going all day long. Perfect place filled with fun family activities
3 Bournemouth’s Outdoor Ice Rink
Back again this year is the outdoor ice rink – SKATE, with the addition of an ice path that allows skaters to venture off to the main rink. SKATE is located in the heart of the Christmas Tree Wonderland and it is opened daily. Please do visit their website for all the up-to-date information. Little ones are also welcome. ‘Rinky Dinks’ are back again, making it easy for children to learn and enjoy skating as they grow.
4 The Moguls Bar
The ice rink also features the Moguls Bar on the side. If one has had a fall or two if you are like me, then the perfect way to keep you standing is a drink from the Mogul Bar if that is not going to make it worse. Thank God, I don’t drink. I am sure if I did, I would be double crazy as matter of fact. Ha ha ha ha ha
5 Bournemouth Illuminated Big Wheel
Everything in Bournemouth this year is either ‘glittering’ or ‘illuminated’ or both. Even the ‘Big Wheel’ has two props of Santa hanging and huge Santa at the bottom. I take it two Santas for the Big Wheel were not enough. Some were standing below. Superb.
I wish I could meet the person/people who actually came up with this idea, have a cuppa together and pick on their witty brain. I wish they could teach me one or two tricks about life possibilities. Whoever is involved, why not drop me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org
6 Scattered Props
Notably scattered everywhere are props hung on lampposts. Fairy lights are twinkling in the sky. Additionally, I couldn’t leave out awesome strips of decorations outside Boscombe’ Sovereign Centre.
7 Giant Teddy Bear
A massive sparkling teddy bear is found just a stroll away from the Bournemouth’s Square up the Commercial Road.
The illuminated teddy bear glitters by day and glows at night.
8 The Upside Down House
This year Bournemouth Triangle has done it ‘BIG’. As is the ‘Giant Teddy’ was not enough showstopper also presented was gigantic Upside Down House. The magical house is a one of a kind in the UK. The inverted wooden house provides zero-gravity illusion experience to its visitors all in a safe and family-friendly environment. I felt a bit dizzy when I tried to walk on the ceiling. I was able to try some stunts though as you can see from some of my pictures.
I truly had an awesome time. This is a must-visit place as you will definitely have an enjoyable-wobbly time of your life. I loved every single bit of it as I kept taking quirky photos Although it is part of Bournemouth’s Christmas Tree Wonderland, I understand the Upside Down House will be in situ until the end of June 2019. It will be nice though to just leave the house there forever, as it is a good feature to be utilised and enjoyed by the community and visitors at large. I can’t wait to visit the house again when they change its colours and decorations from season to season.
9 Giant Illuminated Bauble
Remember everything is presented from Bournemouth Square that is in my head. So, walking away from the square up to Old Christchurch Road next to Beale Department Store is the Giant Illuminated Bauble. I love the Church behind. The huge orangey golden bauble is huge enough to walk through it. Most people singled it out as a ‘preferred location’ for selfies.
10 Lansdowne Roundabout
Approaching the Lansdowne roundabout, one can notice decorations that have been placed in the same fashionable manner, as illustrated below:
- Christmas Tree – glows in the dark
- Polar bears – enormous pure white bear. I love the blue present in front. Sweet.
- Icicles – extraordinarily icicles draw visitors to pass by and admire the beautifully decorated roundabout.
Point often overlooked is how this month of the year uplifts people’s spirits. While extreme shopping might overwhelm some people, on the positive side, the majority get to cheerfully celebrate the festive season with joy. In addition, this is the only time some families get to meet each other and feast endlessly.
My siblings have a ‘Tommy and Jerry’ kind-of-relationship. We have our moments of notwithstanding one another but times like Christmas bring us all together. My younger brother invited everyone to his house for Christmas dinner, which I am looking forward to if we will be still in each other’s books by the 25th. Things happen.
So far, I have portrayed Bournemouth as a town that knows how to deliver pleasurable treats in style. In my next blog, I will be highlighting ten churches found with a mile radius from Bournemouth Square. This will be to commemorate the Christmas season. If you have any pictures related to my images above, why not share them on my social media platforms and leave comments below. It is also very easy to subscribe simple leave your details below and never miss any of the latest updates on my blog.