Groups & Coaches

Welcome to a winter attraction that’s magical, mystical, memorable and much more!

Stay in the resort with your group and take time to explore Bournemouth’s Christmas Tree Wonderland – a unique trail featuring more than 100 beautiful glittering trees and festive illuminations. The 2021 Christmas tree trail is being finalised and will be available soon.

Opening on 19 November 2021 and running through until the beginning of January 2022, the Christmas Tree Wonderland trail will include a 60ft feature tree with a trail taking visitors across the town.

Lighting features include the 10m Changing Tree of Light, a cascading waterfall, giant reindeer, gingerbread people, polar bears, a giant bauble and trees representing cities from around the world.

Visitors are led from the Lansdowne precinct to the Triangle, and at the centre is an open-air alpine village experience at the square, into the Victorian lower gardens and onto the seafront where, new to this year, there will be sleigh rides, a carousel and more. The square will feature a traditional Christmas market selling all manner of delicious hot beverages, yuletide treats and festive trinkets. Plans also include the return of the popular alpine bar, complete with igloo domes for private bookings and the Skate ice rink.

A pink star decoration.

Bournemouth Christmas Tree Wonderland Group Itinerary

Free time to explore Bournemouth’s coastline from winter walks along our beautiful beaches  to visiting our indoor seafront attractions including the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf,  Pier Amusements, Oceanarium and RockReef Activity Centre.

Bournemouth Seafront and Town Centre offer a variety of excellent restaurants, cafés and bars. For further information go to www.bournemouth.co.uk , or pop into the Tourist Information Centre at Pier Approach on Bournemouth Seafront.

Let’s go Skate! Book a session on the magical outdoor real ice rink in the Lower Gardens and enjoy a drink at the alpine-themed après skate café and Bar, Moguls.  For more information and to book tickets please visit www.iceskatebournemouth.co.uk

Visit the Alpine Market. Packed with gifts and food to get you in the Christmas spirit and set you up for the rest of the Christmas Tree Wonderland Trail.

The Mystical, Magical and Memorable Bournemouth Christmas Tree Wonderland Trail.

Feel the wonder this Christmas at Bournemouth’s unique free festive trail. Experience the magical spectacle of over 100 glittering trees and illuminations, plus replicas of enchanting trees from six cities around the world.

Highlights include:

  • 60ft centre piece walk-through animated Bournemouth Wonderland Tree complete with regular sound and light shows
  • Pine Tree Walk canopy of cascading lights
  • Enchanting illuminations including the golden reindeer, giant teddy bear, polar bears, gingerbread people and a giant bauble
  • Seasonal music and entertainment
  • Big Wheel at Pier Approach

For full details of the Christmas Tree Wonderland Trail including information on our coastal villages, please click here.

Please check all information before planning any journey. It is essential that you contact the attractions directly to confirm availability, opening times, accessibility, parking and suitability for your individual group. Please note details are subject to change. Bournemouth & Poole Tourism cannot accept responsibility for any errors, omissions or changes.

You can find more information and resources to help plan a group visit to Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole by visiting our Travel Trade and Group Resource Hub.

Group Accommodation

Looking for somewhere to stay with your group?

Bournemouth offers a variety of great accommodation choices from beachfront hotels, national chains and family run guest accommodation to independent hotels, B&Bs and self catering.

If you require further help, please contact the Tourist Information Centre and they will be more than happy to assist you with your stay. Tel: 01202 123800 or email: Tourism.information@bcpcouncil.gov.uk.
To download a copy of the Bournemouth & Poole Group and Coach Guide please click here.
To order your copy please call the Tourist Information Centre on 01202 123800 email: Tourism.information@bcpcouncil.gov.uk

A shining star.

Coach Parking

 

Kings Park Car / Coach Park

(BH7 7AF):

Kings Park Car/Coach Park is adjacent to Bournemouth Football Ground, Dean Park, Boscombe. Approximately 2 miles from the town centre. Please refer to the tariff boards for current charges.

 

Queens Road Car / Coach Park

(BH2 6BE):

This is a small Car/Coach Park situated just off the A338 Wessex Way, approximately 3/4 of a mile from the town centre. Nearest toilet 10 minutes’ walk away. Close to bus routes to Bournemouth Town Centre.

 

Further Information

Website: bcpcouncil.gov.uk/parking

Please refer to the tariff boards for current charges.

 

Bauble Bauble Christmas Tree in Bournemouth lower gardens

Bournemouth Rail and Coach Station:

Situated just off the A338 Wessex Way. Off-street loading and unloading bays for visiting coaches. Staffed daily, including weekends and public holidays, 8am – 5pm.

Accommodates up to three visiting coaches at any one time. Prior notice is always welcome, especially if bringing more than one coach. Short stay (up to 45 mins) £3.00 over 45 mins and up to 24hrs £5.00 paid in cash by casual users. Account facilities are available for frequent users. Long stay coach parking is available at Kings Park or Queens Road, as above. Luggage storage facility also available 8am – 5pm.

For more information, please telephone Steve or Moses, the resident managers on 01202 317581.

 

Coach Drop-Off Points

(Maximum stay 15 minutes):

Westover Road: Outside the Pavilion Theatre on Westover Road, BH1 2BU.  Less than five minutes’ walk to shops, seafront and Pier. Nearest toilet facilities in Bournemouth Lower Gardens or Bournemouth Pier.

Exeter Road Extension: Next to the Bournemouth International Centre (BH2 5BH): there is a bus lay-by and taxi rank near the BIC. Less than five minutes’ walk to shops, seafront and Pier. Toilet facilities next to the Pier.

Please visit here to download our Bournemouth Group and Coach Guide which includes ideas on places to visit, hidden areas to explore and all the information you need to start planning your group break in Bournemouth. Alternatively, you can order your Group and Coach Guide from Bournemouth Tourism on 01202 451781 or email info@bcpcouncil.gov.uk