Plan Your Visit
With great links to motorways, public transport and its own airport – getting to Bournemouth’s Christmas Tree Wonderland couldn’t be easier!
By Bus and Coach
There are plenty of coach providers offering great prices on travel to and from Bournemouth. National Express coaches arrive in the heart of Bournemouth, right next to the train station, where taxis and local buses are waiting to take you to your hotel, the town centre or seafront!
Christmas Tree Wonderland’s Exclusive Bus Transport Provider Yellow Buses operates in Bournemouth.
Bournemouth is easily accessible by car. If you are planning to travel along the A338, please allow extra time at peak hours due to roadworks. For travel updates check out A338.info
Take your time whilst you’re here enjoying the Christmas Tree Wonderland Trail, park and pay easily using PaybyPhone service and, if needed, you can easily extend your parking stay from anywhere simply by using the PaybyPhone app #extendfromanywhere
To find out about car parking locations and charges click here.
Bournemouth is well served by the rail network with three local railway stations – the main Bournemouth station, Pokesdown to the east and Branksome to the west. There is an excellent train service to and from various locations around the UK, as well as a fast service from London Waterloo in as little as 97 minutes.
A choice of scheduled and charter services are available from Bournemouth airport, and others in the region, to a wide range of short and long haul destinations – including a new link to the North West of England. Access to London’s Heathrow and Gatwick Airports is easy and convenient from Bournemouth by train or by coach.
Bournemouth is well known for its great variety of hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and self catering options situated along our stunning coastline. You’ll find luxury international hotel groups, national chains, beautiful boutique hotels, independent and family friendly hotels and guest houses, budget friendly hotels, a great choice of self catering options and caravan and camping parks along our neighbouring coastline and countryside.
Why not book a weekend away to explore Christmas Tree Wonderland, coastal villages and surrounding areas?
Food & Drink
The Alpine Market offers a wide selection of Christmas treats, including traditional favourites stollen and mulled wine, but if you are looking for a full dining experience Bournemouth has something to offer for all tastes. We’ve got award winning restaurants, trendy cocktail bars and fast food chains around the town so you can wine and dine by the sea in luxury, style and comfort.
Shopping in Bournemouth
Get ready to shop in Bournemouth! Throughout the Christmas Tree Wonderland celebrations there are a host of fantastic shops and the wonderland Alpine Market, to purchase that perfect seasonal gift, and an array of restaurants, cafes and bars to stop for a snack or much deserved meal.
If you fancy a spot of late night shopping then head to Bournemouth every Thursday evening from 4 pm for free parking (Valid every Thursday until 20th December) or enjoy all day free parking every Sunday until 23rd December. (free parking only valid in selected car parks).