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Hoburne Park Cottages

6 Miles from Bournemouth
Sleeps 7
Pets 2
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Hoburne Park Cottages are a collection of luxury holiday homes adjacent to Hoburne Park Holiday Park in Christchurch, Dorset.
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4.4

Oakdene Forest

6 Miles from Bournemouth
Sleeps 6
Pets 2
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Oakdene Forest is part of our Go Active+ Breaks Collection, set amidst picturesque surroundings and boasting the stunning scenery of the New Forest and Castleman Trailway on the doorstep.
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4.3

Forest Edge

7 Miles from Bournemouth
Sleeps 4
Pets 2
This small 9 acre park is ideally positioned to explore the delights of the New Forest and with close proximity to the A31 offers great access to the popular resorts of Poole and Bournemouth.
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Sandford

8 Miles from Bournemouth
Sleeps 14
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Sandford Holiday Park, situated in the picturesque county of Dorset, offers a serene yet vibrant setting for a family holiday.
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4.5

Swanage Coastal Park

8 Miles from Bournemouth
Sleeps 6
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Boasting stunning views from its ideal location just a mile from Swanage town centre, this relaxing park is perfect for exploring the many delights of wonderful Dorset and East Devon.
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Wareham Forest Lodge Retreat

9 Miles from Bournemouth
Sleeps 4
Pets 2
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Wareham Forest Lodge Retreat is part of our Evermore Lodge Holidays Collection, surrounded by amazing countryside and woodland walks and cycle routes.
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Shorefield Country Park

11 Miles from Bournemouth
Sleeps 2
Pets 2
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Shorefield Country Park has so much to offer from 100 acres of beautiful parkland, amazing entertainment and facilities, top accommodation including lodges with hot tubs and pet friendly offerings.
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The Bay Colwell

15 Miles from Bournemouth
Sleeps 4
Pets 2
Tastefully influenced by the Isle of Wight’s dramatic and spectacular west coast, and proudly positioned just a short stroll from the sandy shores of Colwell Bay.
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4.2

Warmwell

20 Miles from Bournemouth
Sleeps 6
Pets 2
Warmwell Holiday Park, situated in the picturesque county of Dorset, offers a distinctive blend of activities and facilities, making it an exceptional destination for families, adventure seekers, and those looking to relax amidst nature.
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4.8

Osmington Mills Lodge Park

22 Miles from Bournemouth
Sleeps 6
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Based in one of Dorset’s finest countryside locations in the peaceful hamlet of Osmington Mills, the park is nestled within a beautiful wooded valley yet is just 200m from the seaside with a shingle beach and numerous rock pools.
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Thorness Bay

22 Miles from Bournemouth
Sleeps 6
Welcome to Thorness Bay Holiday Park, a coastal haven situated in the scenic village of Thorness on the Isle of Wight.
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Bowleaze Cove Holiday Park & Spa

24 Miles from Bournemouth
Sleeps 8
Situated on the edge of the iconic heritage Jurrassic coast and just a short stroll from the bustling resort of Weymouth, Bowleaze Cove Holiday Park & Spa provides the ultimate location for families or couples looking for an unforgetable holiday experience.
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Chesil Beach Holiday Park

27 Miles from Bournemouth
Sleeps 6
Pets 2
Chesil Beach Holiday Park is a 5* Holiday Park celebrating a breath-taking coastal location overlooking Portland and the Fleet with panoramic sea views.
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Woodside Bay Lodge Retreat

28 Miles from Bournemouth
Sleeps 2
Pets 2
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Woodside Bay Lodge Retreat is a stylish beachside resort just a short drive away from vibrant Cowes.
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Woodside Coastal Retreat

28 Miles from Bournemouth
Sleeps 6
Pets 2
Woodside Coastal Retreat is part of the exclusive Evermore Lodge Collection, a secluded beachside haven nestled on the Isle of Wight within the enchanting coastal locations of Cowes and Fishbourne.
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Isle of Wight Visitor's Guide

Bournemouth, with its seven miles of golden sands and sparkling sea, is the quintessential British seaside town. It's a vibrant place where you can surf in the morning, explore the Victorian gardens by noon, and hit the town's lively bars by night. Foodies will relish the fresh seafood served at beachfront cafes and international cuisine in the town centre. Adventure seekers can zip line off the pier, while families will love the Oceanarium. If you're after a romantic retreat, a family holiday, or a fun trip with friends, opting for a lodge stay adds that special touch of seclusion and comfort. Fun fact: Bournemouth was the first place in the UK to have purpose-built beach huts, back in 1909!

Why Take Your 2024 Lodge Break in Bournemouth?

Bournemouth, a vibrant coastal town on the south coast of England, is a gem that's been drawing visitors since Victorian times. It's not just the seven miles of sandy beaches that make it stand out; the town is buzzing with activities and events. In 2024, keep an eye out for the Bournemouth Air Festival and the Arts by the Sea Festival, which are real crowd-pleasers. Lodges offer a more secluded, intimate experience compared to hotels, with the comfort of home and the luxury of being surrounded by nature. Bournemouth's unique charm lies in its blend of a bustling town centre set against a backdrop of stunning natural beauty.

If you're visiting Bournemouth with kids

Absolutely, Bournemouth is a winner for families. The Oceanarium and Adventure Wonderland are huge hits with the little ones, offering up-close encounters with marine life and thrilling rides. Lodges are ideal for families, providing space for kids to play and parents to relax. Plus, having your own kitchen means you can whip up meals fuss-free.

  1. Swimwear and towels for beach days
  2. Sturdy shoes for exploring nature trails
  3. Sunscreen and hats to protect from the sun
  4. Bucket and spade for classic sandcastle fun
  5. Waterproof jackets, just in case the British weather surprises you
  6. Board games or cards for cosy evenings in
  7. Camera or smartphone for capturing memories
  8. Reusable water bottles to stay hydrated on the go

Pet Friendly Bournemouth Adventures

Bournemouth welcomes pets with open arms. You'll find several lodges with enclosed gardens, perfect for letting your furry friend roam safely. The town is dotted with pet-friendly spots; The Goat & Tricycle and The Plantation are just a couple of pubs where you and your pooch can chill after a day of adventures. When booking, look for places that specifically cater to pets to ensure everyone has a comfortable stay.

Dog walking ideas in Bournemouth

Route Distance (miles) Scenery Postcode
Bournemouth Gardens Walk 1.5 Parkland BH2 6EJ
Hengistbury Head 4 Nature Reserve/Beach BH6 4EN
Alum Chine to Sandbanks 3 Beachfront BH4 8AN
Stour Valley Nature Reserve 2-5 Riverside BH7 7DB
Boscombe Pier to Bournemouth Pier 1.5 Sea Views BH5 1BN

Remember, when planning your lodge break in Bournemouth, it's all about finding the right balance of relaxation, adventure, and convenience for you and your loved ones. Whether you're a family, a couple, or bringing your pet along, Bournemouth has something special to offer.

Romantic Breaks for Couples

If you're looking to fan the flames of love, Bournemouth's lodges are a prime choice. Picture this: you and your partner, a secluded lodge, and a private hot tub under the stars. Many lodges offer pamper packs on arrival, setting the mood with chocolates, champagne, and rose petals. For the ultimate relaxation, book a lodge that includes spa experiences, where you can indulge in couples' massages and facials. Dining out is a treat too, with many lodges boasting on-site restaurants or partnerships with local eateries, ensuring a romantic meal is just a stone's throw away.

Local Cuisine and Dining Experiences

Bournemouth's dining scene is a mix of traditional British fare and fresh seafood. The area is known for its Dorset Apple Cake and locally caught fish. For a memorable family meal, check out The Ship Inn – it's got a great vibe and a menu to match. Couples should look no further than Neo, a restaurant with stunning sea views and a modern British menu. It's the perfect spot for a romantic dinner.

For a good night out

Bournemouth's nightlife is vibrant and varied. Start your evening at The Lost Paradise, a quirky bar that's a hit with locals and visitors alike. If you're into live music, 60 Million Postcards is the place to be. For a more relaxed vibe, the craft beers at Brewhouse & Kitchen are top-notch. And for those who fancy a dance, Canvas offers a lively club atmosphere later in the night.

Fishing

Anglers, rejoice! Bournemouth has several spots where you can enjoy a peaceful day of fishing. Here's a list of main fishing lakes or facilities:

  • Hengistbury Head - BH6 4EN
  • Christchurch Harbour - BH23 1BU
  • Throop Fishery - BH8 0DF
  • Stour Valley Fishing Complex - BH10 7LF
  • Wessex Fly Fishing - BH21 3DH

Outdoor Adventures

For the thrill-seekers, Bournemouth offers a plethora of outdoor activities. RockReef on Bournemouth Pier is an adventure sports centre offering climbing, zip-lining, and even a vertical drop slide. Watersports enthusiasts should head to Sorted Surf Shop where you can rent gear or take lessons in surfing, paddleboarding, and kayaking. Prices vary, but you can expect to pay around £30-£50 for most activities. Seasonal opening times apply, so check ahead.

Shopping and Souvenirs

Name Type On Offer Postcode
Bournemouth Arcade Shopping Arcade Boutiques & Cafés BH1 2AF
Castlepoint Shopping Park Shopping Centre High Street Brands BH8 9UZ
The Square Outdoor Market Local Crafts & Produce BH2 6EG
Westbourne Village Shops Independent Stores BH4 9AY
Boscombe Market Street Market Antiques & Vintage Finds BH5 1DF

There you have it, a snapshot of what Bournemouth has to offer. Whether you're into cosy lodge retreats with hot tubs, fishing by the lake, or shopping for unique gifts, this coastal town has something for everyone.


Top lodge breaks for 2024 in Bournemouth

Hoburne Park Cottages, Hampshire

Driving Distance: 8.32 miles / About 19 minutes | Sleeps: 7 | Pet friendly? No

What to expect: Hoburne Park Cottages offer a serene escape with luxury holiday homes nestled next to Hoburne Park Holiday Park in Christchurch, Dorset. Guests can indulge in park facilities including pools, a fitness center, and tennis courts, or retreat to their cottage for relaxation and leisure.

Who will love these lodges? Hoburne Park Cottages are ideal for families seeking a blend of entertainment and tranquility. The park's entertainment complex caters to all ages, making it a hit with kids, while couples can enjoy peaceful moments in the luxury cottages. The unique setting near the New Forest and historic Christchurch adds to its charm.

What can you do here? Anything onsite? Onsite, guests have access to a brasserie, café, and various leisure activities including a sauna, steam room, and adventure golf. For dining options, Mudeford Quay offers fresh seafood and a picturesque pub to watch the sunset.

What's nearby? Nearby attractions include the quieter beaches of Friars Cliff and Avon Beach, just a 20-minute walk away. The New Forest, a short drive away, offers stunning natural landscapes to explore. Christchurch's historic charm is also within easy reach.

Accommodation options: The cottages at Hoburne Park range from the luxurious Hengistbury Cottage, ideal for groups or families of up to 7, to the pet-friendly Mude Cottage, perfect for smaller families or couples. Each accommodation offers modern amenities, with select cottages featuring hot tubs for that extra touch of indulgence.


Forest Edge, Hampshire

Driving Distance: 12.40 miles / About 17 minutes | Sleeps: 8 | Pet friendly? Yes

What to expect: Forest Edge is a quaint 9-acre park located perfectly for exploring the New Forest and the coastal resorts of Poole and Bournemouth. Guests can enjoy complimentary passes to the facilities at Oakdene Forest, just a mile away, including a health/fitness club and pools.

Who will love these lodges? This park is a haven for families looking to immerse themselves in nature while being close to popular attractions like Paultons Park and Peppa Pig World. The park's proximity to Go Ape and other family-friendly activities makes it a favourite for adventurous families and couples alike.

What can you do here? Anything onsite? While Forest Edge itself offers Wi-Fi access and a children's play park, the main draw is the access to Oakdene Forest's facilities, where guests can engage in a variety of Go Active activities for a fee.

What's nearby? Within a 20-mile radius, you'll find family attractions such as Paultons Park and Peppa Pig World. The New Forest offers endless outdoor activities, and the coastal towns of Poole and Bournemouth provide classic seaside fun.

Accommodation options: Accommodations at Forest Edge include comfortable pine lodges that sleep up to 8 guests, with some featuring verandahs with garden furniture. Pet-friendly options are available, ensuring your furry friends can join in on the holiday fun.


Sandford, Dorset

Driving Distance: 13.05 miles / About 27 minutes | Sleeps: 14 | Pet friendly? Yes

What to expect: Sandford is a woodland retreat in Dorset, boasting an array of activities and facilities including indoor and outdoor pools, a high ropes course, and entertainment for all ages. The park has been recognised with The David Bellamy Gold Award for Conservation.

Who will love these lodges? Sandford is a paradise for families and groups seeking an action-packed holiday. With its extensive range of on-park activities and nearby attractions, it's also a great choice for those looking to explore Dorset's Jurassic Coastline and the New Forest.

What can you do here? Anything onsite? Onsite, guests can enjoy a variety of dining options, from The Boathouse Bar and Restaurant to quick eats at the Fish and Chippery. For dessert lovers, Scoops offers a selection of sweet treats.

What's nearby? The park is a stone's throw away from the Jurassic Coastline, a World Heritage Site. Nearby towns like Poole and Bournemouth offer seaside attractions, while the New Forest provides a natural escape.

Accommodation options: Sandford offers a range of accommodation options, from the spacious Amberwood House that sleeps 14 to the luxurious Sandbanks Lodge. Pet-friendly and hot tub options are available, catering to different group sizes and preferences.


Wareham Forest Lodge Retreat, Dorset

Driving Distance: 13.05 miles / About 26 minutes | Sleeps: 4 | Pet friendly? Yes

What to expect: Wareham Forest Lodge Retreat is nestled within the serene surroundings of Wareham Forest, offering luxurious lodges with contemporary interiors. Many lodges come with outdoor hot tubs, providing the perfect setting for relaxation amidst nature.

Who will love these lodges? This retreat is ideal for those seeking a peaceful getaway, whether it's couples looking for a romantic escape or families wanting to explore the Purbeck Hills and Dorset's coastline. The tranquil setting makes it a favourite for nature lovers.

What can you do here? Anything onsite? The retreat itself is a sanctuary for relaxation, but the surrounding forest provides ample opportunities for walking and cycling. Enjoy the woodland views from your lodge or venture out to the nearby coastal towns for more activities.

What's nearby? The National Trust Purbeck Hills and the Heritage coastline are within easy reach, offering stunning landscapes and outdoor pursuits. The towns of Poole, Swanage, and Bournemouth are perfect for day trips and beach outings.

Accommodation options: Wareham Forest Lodge Retreat offers a variety of lodges, from the cosy Rowan 2 Premier, ideal for families or small groups, to the intimate Willow 1 Premier, perfect for couples. Selected accommodations are pet-friendly, ensuring your beloved pets can join the adventure.


Don't Miss These Fantastic Days Out In Bournemouth

Bournemouth Beach and Pier

  • Opening Times: Open all year round
  • Prices: Free (charges for pier attractions)
  • Postcode: BH2 5AA
  • Est. time required: 2-3 hours
  • Nearest parking: Bath Road North Car Park

Bournemouth Beach is a must-visit, with its golden sands stretching for miles. The pier, packed with amusements and an indoor climbing centre, offers fun for all ages. During summer, the beach is perfect for sunbathing and water sports. To beat the crowds, try visiting early morning or late afternoon. Grab an ice cream, stroll along the promenade, and soak up the seaside vibes.

Phone number: 01202 123456 | Web: www.bournemouth.co.uk


Oceanarium Bournemouth

  • Opening Times: 10:00 - 18:00 daily
  • Prices: Adults £12.95, Children £9.95
  • Postcode: BH2 5AA
  • Est. time required: 1-2 hours
  • Nearest parking: Bournemouth Pavilion Car Park

The Oceanarium is an underwater adventure right on the seafront. Kids and adults alike will be mesmerized by the colourful marine life, including turtles, sharks, and a stunning coral reef. Don't miss the interactive dive cage experience. The best time to visit is during feeding times, when you can watch the creatures chow down. It's a brilliant spot for a rainy day.

Phone number: 01202 311993 | Web: www.oceanarium.co.uk


Bournemouth Gardens

  • Opening Times: Open 24 hours
  • Prices: Free
  • Postcode: BH2 6EJ
  • Est. time required: 1-2 hours
  • Nearest parking: Central Car Park

Bournemouth Gardens is a serene escape from the hustle and bustle. The beautifully maintained gardens are perfect for a leisurely stroll or a picnic. Check out the aviary and the mini golf course. If you're lucky, you might catch one of the frequent events or concerts. Early mornings are peaceful, while afternoons are livelier with more visitors.

Web: www.bournemouth.co.uk


The Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum

  • Opening Times: 10:00 - 17:00, closed Mondays
  • Prices: Adults £7.50, Children Free
  • Postcode: BH1 3AA
  • Est. time required: 2-3 hours
  • Nearest parking: Bath Road South Car Park

The Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum is a hidden gem, housed in a stunning Victorian villa. It showcases a diverse collection of paintings and sculptures. The house itself, with its opulent decor and fascinating history, is just as captivating as the art. Visit mid-week to avoid the weekend rush. The sea views from the garden are breathtaking.

Phone number: 01202 451858 | Web: www.russellcotes.com


Bournemouth Aviation Museum

  • Opening Times: 10:00 - 17:00 daily
  • Prices: Adults £6, Children £3
  • Postcode: BH23 6BA
  • Est. time required: 1-2 hours
  • Nearest parking: On-site parking available

For those fascinated by flight, the Bournemouth Aviation Museum is a treasure trove. Climb aboard historic aircraft and get hands-on with the exhibits. The museum is compact, so it's easy to cover in a short visit, and it's especially quiet on weekday mornings. The knowledgeable volunteers make the experience even more engaging.

Phone number: 01202 473141 | Web: www.aviation-museum.co.uk


Adventure Wonderland

  • Opening Times: Varies seasonally, check website
  • Prices: From £12.50, under 2s free
  • Postcode: BH23 6BA
  • Est. time required: 3-4 hours
  • Nearest parking: On-site parking available

Adventure Wonderland is a family-friendly theme park with rides and attractions for younger kids. From the thrilling Battle Boats to the gentle Curvy Caterpillars, there's something for every little adventurer. To make the most of your day, arrive early and check show times to plan your visit. The park is quieter during term time, so that's a good bet for a more relaxed experience.

Phone number: 01202 483444 | Web: www.adventurewonderland.co.uk


When you're planning your next getaway, don't forget to check out the variety of lodges in Bournemouth for a cosy and convenient base to explore these attractions. Whether you're after a beachfront cabin or a secluded woodland retreat, Bournemouth's lodges offer the perfect blend of comfort and adventure.

FAQs

This is our first lodge break, what will it be like?

Expect a cosy retreat with all the comforts of home, often surrounded by nature. Many lodges in Bournemouth offer modern amenities like fully-equipped kitchens, en-suite bathrooms, and spacious living areas. Some even boast private hot tubs for that extra touch of luxury. It's a chance to unwind and enjoy Bournemouth's serene landscapes.

What should I pack when visiting Bournemouth?

Pack for the season, but always bring layers as the coastal weather can be unpredictable. Essentials include beachwear, a good pair of walking shoes for exploring, and a camera to capture the stunning views. Don't forget sunscreen and a hat for sunny days, and an umbrella or raincoat just in case.

Can you park outside the lodge?

Most lodges in Bournemouth offer on-site parking, often right outside your accommodation. It's super convenient for unloading your gear and makes day trips easier. Always check with your specific lodge, as some might have limited spaces or require a small fee.

What if it rains during my lodge break?

Rain can't spoil the fun in Bournemouth! Lodges often come with entertainment options like board games, TVs, and Wi-Fi. Plus, there's plenty to do indoors in the area, from visiting the Oceanarium to exploring the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum.

Can I get food delivered to my lodge?

Absolutely! Bournemouth has a variety of delivery services, including major apps like Just Eat and Deliveroo. You'll find everything from local fish and chips to international cuisine. Some lodges even have partnerships with local eateries for exclusive deals.

Is Bournemouth a good place to visit ‘off-season’?

Definitely! Bournemouth is charming year-round, with fewer crowds off-season. You can enjoy brisk walks along the beach, cosy pub lunches, and the town's festive Christmas market. Plus, lodges often offer better rates outside the peak summer months.

Will my hot tub be cleaned before we arrive?

Yes, hot tubs at lodges in Bournemouth are meticulously cleaned and maintained between guests. You can look forward to a sparkling clean and inviting hot tub ready for you to jump in and relax as soon as you arrive.

Are there pet-friendly lodges in Bournemouth?

Many lodges welcome furry friends, so your pet can join the adventure. Look for pet-friendly options when booking, and enjoy walks in the nearby forests or along the dog-friendly beaches. Just remember to bring their bed and bowls for a comfortable stay.

How close are the lodges to Bournemouth's main attractions?

You'll find lodges in Bournemouth are just a stone's throw away from the town's top spots. Whether you're keen to stroll through the Bournemouth Gardens or hit the shops in the town centre, you're never too far from the action. Some lodges even offer bike hire to make getting around a breeze.

What local activities can we do near our lodge?

There's no shortage of activities! Hit the beaches for surfing or paddleboarding, explore the New Forest for a day of hiking, or tee off at one of the local golf courses. For a unique experience, check out the Go Ape adventure park for high ropes and zip lines.

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