Exploring Bournemouth as a Local

Features gifted experiences  I have lived in Bournemouth for the majority of my life. My family moved here from Kent when I was eight years old and it has been my home since. As a local, it’s safe to say I consider myself somebody who knows the area pretty well. Which is why, when I was challenged to explore Bournemouth and search out venues a little off the beaten track,...

Family Fun at Hollywood Bowl Branksome – Review

Review Visit A couple of weeks ago Ed and I headed over to the Hollywood Bowl at Branksome with the children for a game of bowling and some food. The venue has recently undergone a refurbishment and rebrand and I was really impressed with how much they have in what is arguably a fairly small venue. We usually go to the bigger local venue in the Tower Park leisure complex,...

Mighty Claws Adventure Golf – Review

Review Visit With the Easter holidays coming up, Ed and I are always on the lookout for things to do with the children to get them out of the house. Mighty Claws adventure golf is located behind the Tesco Extra on Castle Lane in Bournemouth. Part of Playgolf, the dinosaur themed 18 hole course was a total hit with the kids when we visited for a review visit recently. Each...

A Family Visit to Rock Reef – Review

Review Visit You may think that, as a seaside town, Bournemouth falls short when it rains. With so many fun, indoor and all-weather activities available around the local area, a little rain won’t stop us from having fun! A couple of weeks ago, Ed and I took the older two children along to Rock Reef, situated on Bournemouth Pier, to try out their climbing walls, pier cave and high-line activities....

A Family Visit to Mr Mulligan’s Bournemouth – Review

So you might remember me mentioning previously that I attended the launch event for Mr Mulligans when it first opened in Bournemouth. I loved how vibrant and fun the venue was with its three themed courses to choose from, and the chance to enjoy a drink as you went around the holes. I was recently invited back in to try out the courses with Ed and the kids, so that...

5 Things To Do in Bournemouth this Autumn

Another day, another autumnal themed post, hashtag sorry, not sorry. I absolutely love living in Bournemouth. Location wise it’s perfect with both the beach and the forest a short drive from our home and plenty to do all year round. As the weather gets a little colder, and a day at the beach isn’t as appealing, there is still lots to do in and around the town. If you are local...