{"LocationDetails":{"Id":810,"Name":"Christchurch","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to holidays in Christchurch\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s something about Dorset that draws its visitors back time after time, and Christchurch is one of our favourite corners of the county. With a shimmering natural harbour, family attractions and the kind of seafood restaurants that\u0026rsquo;ll make you want to relocate, Christchurch holidays are perfect for a family break or some time out just for two.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eFor those days when you feel like exploring the elegant side of Dorset, you\u0026rsquo;ll find attractions like Highcliffe Castle waiting to welcome you into the county\u0026rsquo;s past. The New Forest\u0026rsquo;s just a short drive away, so if you fancy gathering the kids and rediscovering the Great Outdoors for a few hours, you\u0026rsquo;ll find walks, trails and cycle routes perfect for all ages within easy reach of your Christchurch holiday. And with the bustling resort of Bournemouth less than a twenty minute drive away, you\u0026rsquo;ll have mile after mile of golden sandy beach within easy reach.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eChristchurch attractions\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIt may be close to the many attractions of Bournemouth, but Christchurch has more than its share of attractions for those family days out too. In fact, Adventure Wonderland is one of the most popular days out in the region. With rides and attractions to suit all ages, this one\u0026rsquo;s a great all-weather attraction. Seasonal events bring the park to life for the kids, and the Wild Thing indoor adventure play centre makes the perfect place for the kids to let off steam while mum and dad enjoy a cup of something hot in the restaurant\u0026hellip;perfect.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWith all that countryside and those gorgeous period properties, we think your Christchurch holiday should include at least one day that\u0026rsquo;s all about rolling grounds and grandeur, and Highcliffe Castle\u0026rsquo;s one of the finest historic buildings in the county. Open every day from February to December, the castle has a Grade I listed status and dates all the way back to 1831.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThings to do in Christchurch\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWe mentioned the New Forest, and if you\u0026rsquo;ve yet to visit this ancient landscape turned national park then we say make sure you do. Once a royal hunting ground, the New Forest has changed little over the centuries, and it\u0026rsquo;s the kind of place that reminds you of all those things you loved about being outside when you were younger. You\u0026rsquo;ll find dozens of walking and cycle routes to help you make the most of your visit, and a visit\u0026rsquo;s the perfect excuse to hire bikes and get the kids cycling during your family break.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re keen to peek into the history of the area during your visit, make sure you spend a little time in the beautiful Christchurch Priory. Perched right on the edge of the town, this rather resplendent priory has a history that stretches back 900 years, and it\u0026rsquo;s a peaceful place to worship, explore or just enjoy the building.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eMany of the things to do in Christchurch revolve around the town\u0026rsquo;s quay. 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This beach lies just to the east of Bournemouth and thanks to an overhaul of the Overstrand it now enjoys some of the best public facilities on the south coast.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you fancy a day off from the hustle and bustle of the main Bournemouth beach head to Boscombe, you\u0026rsquo;ll find the views just as spectacular and everything you need to keep the whole family entertained for the day \u0026ndash; it\u0026rsquo;s just quieter than its neighbour.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Overstrand complex is packed with leisure facilities that make Boscombe Beach a great place to enjoy water sports, family fun or just the chance to snooze on the sand. The beach is backed by a whole selection of cafes and restaurants, souvenir shops (and the all-important loos), and if you feel like embracing the local lifestyle you\u0026rsquo;ll find surf hire outlets to help get you started with a board.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhat\u0026rsquo;s an English beach holiday without a pier to be proud of? Boscombe Pier doesn\u0026rsquo;t disappoint, and if you wander to the end of it you\u0026rsquo;ll be treated to views of the Isle of Wight in one direction and the Isle of Purbeck in the other. Time it right and you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to watch the sun sink behind the reef...now that\u0026rsquo;s when you\u0026rsquo;ll really feel like you\u0026rsquo;re on holiday. 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This Blue Flag beach has everything you could need for a family beach holiday, including safe bathing, a paddling pool, children\u0026rsquo;s playground, and the award-winning Alum Chine Tropical Gardens just a short walk away.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you fancy a day without the crowds then bear Alum Chine in mind as it tends to get less busy than some of its neighbours. The sand was replenished not long ago so there\u0026#39;s even more of it to enjoy during a visit now, and if you fancy going all out you can hire a beach hut. 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The castle was the dream of Lord Stuart de Rothesay, a diplomat with a passion for Christchurch Bay and the spot that overlooks it. The mansion is Grade I listed and its cliff top position only adds to its elegance.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eHighcliffe has been carefully restored in recent years, and many of its rooms are open to the public for a small admission fee. Guided tours of the castle are available every Tuesday and Sunday at 2pm, when volunteers reveal the history and secrets of the castle.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe castle has been internationally recognised on the Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural and Historical Interest. 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Open all year round, the pier sits right in the centre of Bournemouth\u0026rsquo;s seven mile stretch of sandy beach.\u0026nbsp;If you can drag yourselves away from the arcades and lights you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to enjoy the views, and you\u0026rsquo;ll see the Isle of Wight and the Purbeck Hills in either direction.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eSpeaking of the amusements, there are games to suit all ages- and don\u0026rsquo;t worry if you always drop the soft toy just before the crane reaches the drop box - \u0026nbsp;many of them have a prize every time. There are also rides for the children and shops bulging with traditional souvenirs and sticks of rock for those back home.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe pier\u0026rsquo;s theatre hosts the latest shows on the circuit and makes a beautiful setting to enjoy an evening\u0026rsquo;s entertainment during a Bournemouth holiday. There\u0026rsquo;s only one more thing you could want from a traditional pier and that\u0026rsquo;s a boat trip from it, so it\u0026rsquo;s fortunate that Dorset Cruises operate various tours from Bournemouth Pier. 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The restaurant has served Bournemouth for nearly 40 years, so it\u0026rsquo;s no surprise that the staff know a thing or two about impeccable service and offering visitors a warm welcome.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eGuests of our self-catering Bournemouth accommodation on a budget will find unforgettable steak (or one of the delicious alternative dishes if it\u0026rsquo;s not your cup of tea) and great value for money. The seating is also a nice change as there\u0026rsquo;s plenty of room between tables so you can enjoy a quiet meal for two without that feeling that you\u0026rsquo;re dining with the couple beside you.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe restaurant has recently been refurbished and it now offers a cosy atmosphere with warm colours - perfect for sampling the new tapas menu available.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.7278,"LocationLongitude":-1.86031,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/01/steak.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"dorset/bournemouth/casa-pepe","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/01/steak.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Bournemouth Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eWhere do we start with Bournemouth Beach? How does seven miles of sand, a selection of awards and fantastic family facilities sound? Bournemouth has always lured beach lovers from all over the country with its warm climate, happy atmosphere and gorgeous views. In fact, it\u0026rsquo;s statistically the happiest place in Britain, and we\u0026rsquo;re pretty sure that must have something to do with its stunning series of beaches.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eTucked in the shelter of a line of cliffs, the bay enjoys its own microclimate and (good news for the water babies amongst you) some of the UK\u0026rsquo;s warmest sea temperatures.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eTake your pick from a winding series of sandy beaches, and along the bay you\u0026rsquo;ll find areas to try your hand at watersports, spots for families and sections where you can simply hire a deck chair and put your feet up. This is the place to get that bucket and spade snap of the kids, to stretch your legs on a sandy walk and to sit back and admire the sight of the Isle of Wight and the Isle of Purbeck on the horizon.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eBournemouth Beach also acts as the perfect open air venue for all kinds of events, including the Bournemouth Air Festival. You might even see one of the sand sculptures that often grace the beach while you\u0026rsquo;re there, so if you\u0026rsquo;re pondering a beach holiday in Dorset then it\u0026rsquo;s got to be Bournemouth. 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There\u0026rsquo;s something exhilarating about getting up close to the planes that have made history, and it\u0026rsquo;s difficult to tell who loves this open air museum more \u0026ndash; the kids or the mums and dads.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eTake your time and wander the airfield (taking as many snaps of your clan with the aircraft as you want to of course) during a visit to this relaxed family attraction. The exhibits include a Vulcan Bomber, a Wessex Helicopter, a Hunter, a Viscount, a Meteor and many more. Aviation enthusiasts will think they\u0026rsquo;ve died and gone to aircraft Heaven, and even if you don\u0026rsquo;t know the first thing about flying this is a unique day out that will make your holiday in Dorset.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIt\u0026rsquo;s not all about the aircraft though, oh no. You\u0026rsquo;ll also find a Daimler Fleetline double decker bus, a fire engine, flack dispensers and a Zeppelin propeller. Practice your best Top Gun poses before you arrive as trust us, you\u0026rsquo;ll feel inspired to strike them once the excitement grips you. 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The gardens date back to 1924 and they\u0026rsquo;re the perfect example of an English garden. Created in a Victorian Mixed Style, Compton Acres also include a taste of the more exotic in the form of Japanese gardens and an Italian garden. Recent restoration has seen more than 1000 new plants arrive at the gardens, so they remain one of the most impressive private gardens in the country.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eSeasonal activities bring the gardens to life for the whole family, and as dogs on leads are welcome throughout they\u0026rsquo;re a popular choice for a family walk during a dog friendly Dorset holiday. There are regular yoga and pilates classes in the gardens, so if you really want to unwind you\u0026rsquo;ll receive a warm welcome and expert instruction. 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Navigate an adventure through the tree tops that includes speedy zip wires, more than 1000 metres of high ropes crossings and the chance to ride segways through peaceful woodland.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe adventure enables visitors to enjoy the New Forest in a way they\u0026rsquo;ll never forget, and there are adventures to suit every age group. One minute you\u0026rsquo;ll be gliding high above the tees with the wind in your hair and the next you\u0026rsquo;ll be racing your family on a segway at this attraction, so it\u0026rsquo;s a fantastic day out if you\u0026rsquo;re on holiday in Bournemouth.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eLet your Tarzans show off their skills on the Go Ape Tree Top Junior adventure, which provides up to one full hour of adventure that everyone can get the most from. 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