Find out what’s going on in and around Bournemouth and our suggestions of things to do in all weathers .
Monkey World - Set amongst the woodland of Dorset lays 65 acres of sanctuary for over 150 primates. Monkey World was set up in 1987 by Jim and Alison Cronin to provide abused Spanish beach chimps with a permanent, stable home. Today Monkey World works in conjunction with foreign governments from all over the world to stop the illegal smuggling of apes out of Africa and Asia. At the park visitors can see more than 150 primates of 15 different species in relaxed surroundings giving the monkeys happiness and freedom that they would have otherwise not experienced. Monkey World offers families both an educational and extremely exciting day out. With an Adventure Play area, picnic area, themed & seasonal events, Monkey World is definitely top of our list for a fantastic family day. Just be careful not to leave Dad behind!
Oceanarium - Explore the secrets of the ocean in an adventure that will take you to some of the world's most amazing waters. The Oceanarium at Pier Approach Bournemouth brings you face to face with marine life from the furthest reaches of the globe -more than just an aquarium, a vibrant experience through the oasis of water. The Oceanarium is a fully interactive experience with touch screen games, feeding demonstrations and talks, plasma screen documentaries, walk-through underwater tunnel and exhibits to help you discover more about this fascinating underwater world.