Bournemouth is a great destination for a bowls tour and here are 10 reasons why:
- Bowlaway – the best bowls tour organisers in Bournemouth. We will help you organise a tour that is fun and hassle-free with some great bowls matches and entertainment.
- Bournemouth Beaches – some of the best beaches in the UK. Bournemouth beach, Southbourne beach, Boscombe beach, Alum Chine beach – all lovely sandy beaches with warm sea temperatures and stunning views across the Isle of Wight and the Purbecks. Deck chair hire, beach huts, lovely easy walks along the prom, great cafes and restaurants.
- Hengistbury Head – just beyond Southbourne is Hengistbury Head, an important Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) It boasts a wide variety of habitats for over 500 plant species, 300 types of birds, a superb variety of insects, reptiles and small mammals – adders, skylarks, sand-lizards and natterjack toads (one of Britain’s rarest creatures). It has a wonderful Visitor Centre that explains all athe archaeology, ecology and geology for 14,000 years of Bournemouth’s prehistory from the Stone Age through to the present day. There are some spectacular wlaks and a lovely land train, known locally as the “Noddy Train”. The Hiker’s Café is good for lunches and ice-cream!
- Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum –a fabulous art gallery and museum located in a Grade II* listed building located on the East Cliff. Once the home of Merton and Annie Russell-Cotes, the museum now houses their fine art collection and artefacts from their extensive travels. It is also host to some fantastic exhibitions and has a lovely coffee shop and some spectacular views.
- Bournemouth Gardens – comprising Upper, Central and Lower Gardens these gardens are 3 kilometres long and run from Bournemouth pier to the boundary with Poole. The Lower Gardens runs from the pier to the town centre, and includes mini golf, a bandstand, refreshment kiosks and an aviary, and art exhibition, and at Christmas an ice-rink and Christmas market. The Central Gardens are formally planted and include a lovely pergola which stands over the bridge, the War Memorial, tennis courts and cafe.The Upper Gardens have a more natural feel and planting and have a number of little red bridges that cross the stream. There is a lovely old folly and ornamental rockeries and Coy Pond.
- Boscombe Chine Gardens – a lovely mix of scenery and activities with formal flower beds, large grassy areas for recreation, mini golf and a water-themed playground. A variety of trees grow on the banks of the chine and the gardens provide habitats for a range of wildlife. There is a cafe and mini golf. The land train from Bournemouth Pier passes through the Gardens during the summer.
- Theatres – BIC & Pavilion in central Bournemouth are host to many international acts and show. The Shelley Theatre in Boscombe is a quirky little theatre in the former Shelley Manor.
- Shopping – Bournemouth Square and Westbourne are poular shopping areas. Castle Point is a large shopping centre not far from central Bournemouth. Boscombe has a market on Thursdays and Southbourne has a few quirkly shops.
- Food – There are restaurants, bars and coffee shops across the area. Central Bournemouth is home to a number of quality restaurants and Westbourne, Charminster and Southbourne have some great independent eateries.
- Bowls Clubs– Bournemouth is home to a number of excellent bowls clubs, both indoor and outdoor. Bowlaway has an excellent relationship with most of them and can help you arrange matches to suit your requirements
Give Kirsty a call to have a chat about the options available for your group tour to Bournemouth.