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5 Top Tips for Wedding Showcase Visits

Newly engaged and wanting to start your perfect wedding planning?

Looking to attend a few wedding showcases but unsure of what to expect?

We have put together 5 top tips for you to help you

prepare for your first wedding showcase experience,

helping you gain more out of your visit.

 

STEP 1 – DO YOUR RESEARCH:

If you walk into a wedding show blind it can all get a little too much.
 Always have a list of the aspects of your wedding you still need help
 with to hand so you know exactly what you need to look for on the day.
 To make it even easier, be sure to check the shows website a few weeks
 before so you can find out who is exhibiting and what they offer, that
 way you are able to make a list of all the tables you would like to see
 and can go straight to them when you get there saving you loads of time
 to ask the right questions and gather more information on venues suited
 to your needs only.
Some shows to offer maps either on or before the day, be sure to print
 this out so you can map your path and make it easier to find the vendors
 you are looking for.

STEP 2 – PROVIDE YOUR OWN CARDS/ADDRESS LABELS:

No matter what you are enquiring about, all exhibitors you enquire with
 will ask for the same details. If you have cards written out already it
 saves you the hassle of having to write the same thing repeatedly.

Make sure to have the bride and grooms’ full names, email address,
 mailing address and wedding date written out so you can just hand this
 over to them when they ask.

STEP 3 – BRING A LARGE BAG :

You will need it to put all of the wedding information, brochures etc you
 receive throughout the day in, along with the few goodies and chocolates
 you may be able to pick up on the way round. 

STEP 4 – BRING PEOPLE WITH YOU:

Whether it is your husband/wife to be, some family members or a few of
 your close friends, it is always good to have someone with you for that
 all important second opinion. They can be there to bounce of ideas with
 or to help carry all you have collected. Its always good to have some
 extra support.

STEP 5 – FIRST IMPRESSIONS COUNT:

Because these are incredibly important. More often than not, the vendors
 you meet at wedding shows will be the ones you keep in contact with,
 should you decide to go ahead, all the way through to your big day so
 how they welcome you and their body language is a good indication of the
 service you will receive. Those who are smiley and friendly are often
 the ones who will be the most reliable and supportive and will be
 incredibly attentive making sure you are happy and you enjoy your big
 day.


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We will be attending three wedding shows over the next three months and would love to meet with you all. Pop in a see us. Please see the details below:
Sunday 2nd February 2020

Lighthouse – Poole, BH15 1UG

11pm – 3pm

FREE Goodie Bag  for every couple-to-be

Exclusive exhibition offers & discounts on the day

With up to 60 local wedding suppliers

Fashion Shows at 1pm

£2 admission

* * * * * * * * *

Sunday, 8th March 2020

Corfe Hills School

11pm – 3pm

If you’re getting married and looking for the finest, most diverse selection

of industry leading wedding professionals, look no further than East Dorset Wedding Show!

80 Industry Leading Wedding Professionals

FREE Parking

FREE Goody Bags

FREE Show Guide

Fashion Show

Wedding Information Station

Decor Inspiration Area

Competitions & Special Offers

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How To Survive Your Christmas Works Party

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Your office Christmas Party is the time to let your hair down and celebrate the end of a busy year with your friends and colleagues. 
But here are a few top tips to help you relish the night instead of regretting the night!!!

1) Eat a big lunch - There is nothing worse than drinking on
an empty stomach so be sure to pig out all day if you can
and if the party offers food..... take it!

2) If you feel yourself starting to get drunk, STOP, 
have a breather or a glass of water - It isn’t a race and 
you will be more likely to remember the brilliant night 
you had the following morning.  Also makes the hangover 
a lot easier if you are one of the unlucky ones who must 
work the following day. 

3) Now when to go home - starting to feel the effects of 
the alcohol a little bit too much. It’s time to go home. 
Make sure you have a safe way of getting home whether it 
be by bus, taxi or a designated driver/friend or family 
member who is happy to pick you up. 

4) Mingle – Use this opportunity to chat with those who do 
not work in your department or to network and make a good 
impression to those in a higher position.

5) Hit the dance floor - it will keep your mind off drinking 
alcohol and eating too much food and will show your work 
colleagues what a laugh you can be

6) Dress to impress – Whether you are out to dress to impress, 
have a little fun with some costumes or just fancy a 
smart-casual affair all are very welcomed at Christmas parties

What’s happening in Bournemouth this Christmas
So, the Christmas Tree Wonderland opened last weekend and already
 so many people have descended upon Bournemouth to bask in the delights of the entertainment and food the town has to offer.

There is plenty to explore around Christmas Tree Wonderland
 including the Ice Rink with its Moguls Bar where you can 
show off your dancing on ice skills or Bambi on ice for the
 not so steady! There’s the Alpine Christmas Market complete
 with lots of tasty treats for all to indulge in including 
Yorkshire pudding wraps (whoever came up with this idea was
 a genius), Churros, Hog Roasts, Baked Camembert and more… 
And if that’s not enough, how about a Christmas tipple in the 
Alpine Lodge Bar…. Choose from a selection of mulled beverages
 including mulled wine, cider or a personal favourite, the 
mulled toffee apple and rum.

There is also an array of illuminated wonders to guide you through Bournemouth including the tree of light, the Warsaw Tree and 
the stunning steams of light coming from the rockery and 
smugglers cove.

Christmas Markets
 (image taken from - https://christmastreewonderland.co.uk/gallery)
If that’s not enough, there is also an array of events happening over the festive months including:
Christmas Tree Wonderland Light and Audio Show: every half an hour between 4pm and 9pm from 16th November until 2nd January
Santa’s Grotto is open in Beales on Old Christchurch Road from 10am until 8pm. Its only £9 per child and bookings can be made online, just click here
Fireworks – Thursday 19th December at 9:30pm from Bournemouth Pier
Living Advent Calendar: Family Activities and street entertainment from 3:30pm – 5:30pm each day
Victorian Christmas in Westover Road very Saturday from 30th Nov to 21st December. Themed entertainment includes living statues, Victorian characters and more
Check out the Christmas Tree Wonderland website for more details: https://christmastreewonderland.co.uk/

Seattle Tree
(image taken from - https://christmastreewonderland.co.uk/gallery)

What’s happening at the Riviera this Christmas

Our Christmas Party 2019 brochure is now available by clicking here!
Looking to book your office Christmas party 2019 in Bournemouth
 or Poole?

What better place to celebrate the end of a busy year with your friends or colleagues than at The Riviera Hotel Bournemouth.

We offer one of the best and most popular Christmas Party 2019
 deals in Bournemouth and we are passionate about making your
 event a success! 

Christmas Party Nights with DJ until 1am from just £22 per 
person to include:

3 course meal with coffee and mints

Half a bottle of wine per person

Table novelties and decorations

Free party place & free overnight stay with breakfast for any 
organiser booking at least 40 guests.

Happy Hour including 2-4-1 cocktails

10% discount on pre-ordered wine

Pre-paid drinks vouchers available for £3.75 per voucher

Designated driver drinks free!

Our Christmas Party Nights are hugely popular- whether you want an exclusive bash with your own theme or a shared event in one of our transformed party venues – let us do the hard work for you!

Click here for the Cunarder Christmas Party Menu or here for the Mauretania Christmas Party Menu.

Christmas Party Riviera Hotel Bournemouth 

Christmas Party Lunches available throughout December from just £18.50pp. Check out the menu here.

Special Bedroom Rates for all Christmas Parties at the Riviera in Bournemouth. Save on taxis and stay the night from just £23pppn!

Accommodation rate Sunday to Thursday £29pppn B&B or £23pppn room only. Friday and Saturday £38pppn B&B or £33pppn room only. Prices based on 2 people sharing. Single supplement applies.

Unable to celebrate your Christmas party in December? Not a problem! Here at The Riviera we can provide amazing Christmas Parties in January!

To book your Christmas party in Bournemouth or for more information call the Events Team on 01202 763653 or e-mail events@rivierabournemouth.co.uk



Christmas Afternoon Tea at the Riviera Hotel Bournemouth

Available Monday-Thursday 3-6pm

A Festive selection of sandwiches and cakes served with freshly brewed tea or coffee only £9.95pp or (as its Christmas) £14.95pp to include Mulled Wine

Min 8 people. Must be pre-booked. To book call our sales team on 01202 763653
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Key Factors You Need to Consider When Choosing Your Businesses Conference/Meeting Venue

One of the most important aspects of the planning process for any business looking to organise a meeting/conference is choosing a venue.

For smaller meetings, a more intimate venue may be best suited for your needs. For larger events, a venue that can offer ample meeting space with breakout

rooms, restaurants, accommodation, outside space and leisure facilities will be better suited.

We have come up with a list of important factors you should be considering when picking your venue

along with questions that you should be asking to marrow down your options and help find the best venue that will suit all you requirements.

Function Room Size

Probably one of the most important factors. Is the function room space going to be big enough for what you need?

To know this, you will need to know how many people will be attending and an idea on the layout of which you would like the meeting to be set up

e.g. Boardroom, Horseshoe etc.

It is always worth asking the the venue for a breakdown on the

layouts they can offer within each function space and the capacities they can hold for each layout.

Packages

Venue meeting package options are an important thing to consider when deciding

on your perfect venue. It’s worth knowing whether your meeting will be a full day

or half a day event before looking.

Will you need to eat throughout the day or want to add in any tea and coffee breaks to split up the day for your attendees?

What packages can the venues offer?

Do they include all refreshments and food options along with function space hire costs?

Can they cater a package to suit your needs?

Overnight Accommodation

Do any of your guests have a long way to travel to come down for the meeting and need a place to stay?

Maybe your meeting or conference is over a few days and everyone will need accommodation.

This is something you will need to check before checking with the venue for the following: Does your venue offer accommodation options?

Is this included within any of the packages provided to make it cheaper for you all?

What other facilities do the venue offer e.g. leisure/gym facilities?

Do they have bedrooms suitable for business guests, offering space to work away from home if required?

Parking

Yep that’s right, parking is always an important factor, especially when looking into

larger scale events with a lot of attendees.

Are there enough spaces for all those attending?

Is the parking free for all your attendees or will they have to pay?

If the car park spaces run out, is there other parking options available within close

distance to the venue chosen and again, are these free?

Internet Access

Do any of the presentations, or information needed during your meeting/conference require you to be online?

If so, does the hotel have WI-FI available?

Is the WI-FI free to use or is there any charge?

Will the WI-FI connection be strong enough for your needs and the amount of attendees that will need to use it?

Equipment Hire

Does the hotel provide projectors and screens, or will you need to bring your own?

Is this included within the package or is there an additional cost for usage?

Can the hotel provide flip-charts and pens? If so, how many do they have

and how many do you need? If they haven’t got enough, can they hire more?

Can the hotel provide extensions cables, or will you need to bring your own?

Can the hotel provide pads and pens, or will you need to bring your own?

 

Why choose the Riviera for your conference venue?

Hotels in Bournemouth

The Riviera Hotel in Bournemouth, Dorset.

Located in the prestigious Alum Chine, The Riviera is a stylish venue with

elegant interiors. The Riviera boasts five bright, spacious event spaces that

feature natural daylight and air-conditioning with complimentary WIFI.

Our events team will help organise your event, from your initial enquiry to

liaising with our team, to ensure that your event is a great success.

To complement your event, your delegates can relax, unwind and reflect

in our breakout lounge, where they can enjoy refreshment breaks with

nutritious snacks, or enjoy delicious healthy lunches.

A dedicated events coordinator will be assigned to your event and will

assist with the following plus any other reasonable request:

  • Take initial enquiry
  • Provide full quotation
  • Prepare & send contracts
  • Liaise with all departments to ensure meeting is a success
  • To greet clients on the day of arrival
  • To ensure meeting runs smooth
  • Contact after the event for any feedback

 

Our Meeting/Conference Packages 

Special Day Delegate Rate – From £20.19 per person

  • Room hire
  • Equipment (data projector, screen, flipchart & pens)
  • Jugs of iced water
  • 3 servings of tea/coffee/biscuits
  • Sandwich lunch
  • High speed Wi-Fi

Day Delegate Rate – From £25.00 per person

All our meeting rooms can be set up for specific requirements depending on occupancy.

Each room will be set to your specification to include comfortable chairs,

glasses and fresh water.

  • Room hire
  • Equipment (data projector, screen, flip chart & pens)
  • Fruit bowl
  • Jugs of iced water
  • Bacon sandwiches on arrival
  • Unlimited tea/coffee/biscuits
  • Hot and cold buffet lunch
  • Homemade cakes with the afternoon break
  • Meeting sweets
  • High speed Wi-Fi

Our dedicated and professional team at the hotel, ensure that all events

are hassle free, from the initial enquiry through to the event itself which

is why many companies & associations return to us year after year.

24 Hour Day Delegate Rate – From £99.00 per person

  • Room hire
  • Equipment (data projector, screen, flip chart & pens)
  • Fruit bowl
  • Jugs of iced water
  • Bacon sandwiches on arrival
  • Unlimited tea/coffee/biscuits
  • Hot and cold buffet lunch
  • Homemade cakes with the afternoon break
  • Meeting sweets
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Full English breakfast
  • 3 course dinner
  • Access to The Coast Spa, indoor pool & gym
  • High speed Wi-Fi

 

If you are interested in any of the above or would like move information,

please give our events team a call on 01202 763653 or email them on

events@rivierabournemouth.co.uk

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Love, Persuasion and Lashings of Ginger Beer: A Literary Guide to Discovering Dorset

From Austen to Wodehouse, Blyton to Hardy, Dorset’s stunning countryside has inspired some of Britain’s most prominent literary names with its scenic, almost ineffable landscapes igniting the imagination which has affected these authors in various ways. Take a stroll with us (in no particular order) as we lead you through a literature lover’s guide to discovering these authors’ works and all the pleasures Dorset has.

Jane Austen

Jane Austen

Persuasion:  This historic title takes place around the Lyme Regis area which many call “Pearl of Dorset” but more commonly known as Jurassic Coast which is also a world heritage site and the title itself is Austen’s final novel which was published shortly after her death in 1817. Austen visited Lyme Regis in 1803 and 1804, having stayed for weeks throughout that time which were later the setting for the book. The popularity of this title led to an overflow of fans to the town in which many of the events take place. Why not immerse yourself in the footsteps of Austen and take a walk on the Cobb, have a weekend trip or drive along the Coast where you can still find pre-historic fossils along the way to experience what she did which left such a lasting impression that it was captured so eloquently within her final novel.

Thomas Hardy 

Thomas Hardy

Tess of the D’Urbervilles:  Initially this appeared as a censored and serialised version which was published by the British illustrated newspaper (The Graphic) in 1891; and later in book form which spanned three volumes. For many, this novel represented Hardy’s literary/fictional masterpiece which challenged the sexual morals of the Victorian era. All of Hardy’s novels are inspired by the South and South West areas of England which he named Wessex, after the medieval Anglo-Saxon kingdom that existed in this area of England prior to the unification of Athelstan. The Vale of Blackmore, is also the main setting for Tess  and is a short stones’ throw away from Stonehenge. Tess herself is seen as a representation of nature and her affiliation with animals throughout the novel which impressed and fascinated the reader of the “idea” or representation of the South and how it inspired the events that took place. Like many before and after Hardy, the beauty of the South is ideally conveyed and reinforces the plots of the novels.

Enid Blyton

Enid Blyton

Famous Five:  “The Famous Five” is a series of children’s novels written by author Enid Blyton who went by the name of Mary Pollock within some of her published works. The novels feature the adventures of a group of young children and their dog and typically find themselves stumbling upon an adventure which usually involves criminals and treasure. Oftentimes, these excursions they find themselves in are close to Georgina/George’s family home which is based in Dorset. Regardless of the book, many times the settings themselves take place in rural areas which were directly inspired by the area of Dorset. Though there was only originally going to be six/eight within the series, the popularity and sales of the books grew tremendously to the point that in the end, twenty-one “Famous Five” novels were written as well as several television and film adaptations based on the novels. Enid Blyton is considered to be one of the world’s best selling authors since the 1930s having sold in excess of 600 million copies. This series of books itself will capture the imagination in what it was like as a child to discover idealistic, remote locations such as these which made reading these books engaging, leaving the reader to reminisce on the days we all had a group of friends with a dog having your own adventures. For those wishing to really re-live the days of childhood, why not follow in the footsteps of the famous five by visiting the iconic locations written within the book such as Kirrin Castle, Corfe Castle, idealistic seaside town of Swanage, then onto Brownsea Island, in Poole harbour which is accessible by ferry and then end the day with an excursion onto Bournemouth located five miles from Poole harbour.

PG Wodehouse

PG Wodehouse

Love among the chickens:  Is a novel by Wodehouse and was first published in June of 1906 and is the only novel to feature the recurring character of Stanley Featherstonehaugh Ukridge who otherwise is confined to short stories. The plot focuses on Jeremy Garnet who decides to leave London for a time to focus on his next book, but is interrupted by the arrival of his friend Ukridge accompanied by his wife Millie who then explains a business proposal involving producing hens’ eggs on a farm in Dorset and invite Garnet by enticing him of the idea of golf and plenty of sea-bathing. Though somewhat bizarre, the novel effortlessly displays the serene landscapes afforded by Dorset and transition to sandy beaches and warm sunny days.  Wodehouse’s work has gained in popularity since his death, and many of his works have been adapted for television and film and as of 2015, his works are sited in the Oxford English Dictionary with over 1,700 quotes. Today, his legacy is commemorated with a memorial stone in Westminster Abbey which is open to the public. Additionally, if it is golf that you are fancying, Dorset offers great golf courses throughout the area such as Isle of Purbeck, Lyme Regis, Remedy Oak and Bridport & West Dorset Golf Club.

Thomas Edward Lawrence/Lawrence of Arabia 

Thomas Edward Lawrence

T.E. Lawrence who is globally better known as Lawrence of Arabia (autobiography written by Jeremy Wilson about Lawrence who helped lead the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman empire during WWI), was a British archaeologist, army officer, diplomat and writer. Lawrence published three major texts in his lifetime. The most significant was his account of the Arab Revolt in Seven Pillars of Wisdom. Homer’s Odyssey and The Forest Giant. Shortly after his military career ended, Lawrence settled by Wareham, Dorset in a cottage named Clouds Hill. Shortly thereafter, he was fatally injured in an accident on his Brough Superior (motorcycle) near his cottage and died six days later. Today Lawrence is buried in the separate burial ground of St. Nicholas’ Church, Moreton which is nestled in between Weymouth and Corfe Castle and a short drive away to the sandy beaches of Bournemouth. Both where he is interred as well as his cottage are open to the public and receive numerous visitors throughout the year to pay their respects Lawrence who himself had a prolific life with the accomplishments he garnered throughout his lifetime.

John Fowles

John Fowles

The French Lieutenant’s Woman:  Set in the mid-nineteenth century, the novel’s protagonist Sarah Woodruff, lives in the coastal town of Lyme Regis as a disgraced woman abandoned by a French ship’s officer who had returned to France and married. This novel gained notoriety due to is writing structure. Though more popular now in film and television, the book’s style of writing ends up bringing the reader into the book as a character themselves with the possibility of the protagonist having multiple endings. Again set in the historic Dorset area, this novel embodies the simplicity of coastal/scenic living.

Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley

Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus:  Is a novel written by English author Mary Shelley; which ultimately is what she is most known for through the numerous adaptations her novel brought about through print, television and cinema. Though she is most known for Frankenstein, Shelley was an accomplished author with various other works that are now being given acclaim for her literary style. She also edited and promoted the works of her husband, romantic poet and philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley. Though not native or having lived in Dorset, her son Sir Percy Florence Shelley, bought Boscombe Cottage, which he had built in 1801 and intended to turn it into a home for his mother; unfortunately, Mary died from a brain tumour in 1851 prior to the completion of the home. Mary Shelley wanted to be buried with her parents, so her son had their coffins exhumed and placed in a family plot at St. Peter’s Church in Bournemouth. An interesting fact about Shelley, after her husband Percy Shelley died from drowning and his body cremated, she decided to keep his heart in a silken shroud and it is rumoured that she carried it with her nearly everywhere for years. Today you can visited her burial site with the cemetery being open to the public and afterwards can cross the street to eat, drink or dance at a pub named after her or walk a few minutes further to reach Bournemouth beach and pier.

Whether taking a drive along the Jurassic Coast or opening a hen farm business, what these famous writers all have in common are the portrayal of one of the best areas of the UK that anyone would be thrilled to visit whether it be to have an adventure, road-trip or have a holiday.

Discover Dorset Experience

Discover Dorset and all its beauty. Enjoy Dorset cream tea on arrival, a full English breakfast each morning and dinner every evening using some of the finest Dorset produce. We will even provide you with a suggested itinerary of what to see and do!

Stay 4 nights,we’ll upgrade you to a sea facing room with private balcony (subject to availability).

Just £59 pppn 

Available  Sunday – Thursday (offer excludes July & August). Minimum stay of 2 nights applies.

Check availability and book now!

If you would like to find out more about these authors’ works’, the areas of Dorset or just take a gander at scenic postcard like shots, feel free to hit the links below.

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https://www.visit-dorset.com/explore

https://www.bournemouth.co.uk/

https://www.oxforddnb.com/view/10.1093/ref:odnb/9780198614128.001.0001/odnb-9780198614128-e-25311

https://www.biography.com/writer/jane-austen

https://www.bl.uk/people/thomas-hardy

https://www.enidblytonsociety.co.uk/

http://www.wodehouse.co.uk/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/lawrence_te.shtml

https://www.britannica.com/biography/John-Fowles

https://discoverdorset.co.uk/

 

 

 

Life’s a Beach… Get yourself some Vitamin Sea!

Come soak up the sun by the sea!

The tans will fade but the memories will last forever, why not spend your Summer 2019 with us at the Riviera Hotel?

No need to go abroad when you have the beach at your doors.

Bournemouth Beach

The perfect family staycation!

Bournemouth is an ideal location for family holidays and Alum Chine makes it even better.
Alum Chine is famous for its Blue Flag, Award-winning sandy beach, its beautiful wooded valley of the Chine spanned by a splendid and excitingly bouncy Suspension Bridge and its Green Flag award-winning Alum Chine Tropical Gardens.

Alum Chine Gardens

Alum Chine is close to the chic shopping arcade and eateries of Westbourne and is a mere 20 minute stroll along the prom to Bournemouth Pier and town centre in one direction – or to the famous Sandbanks and Poole Harbour in the other. In the Bournemouth direction alone, there are 7 miles of golden sands and blue sea and in the summer months you can even take a trip on the Bournemouth land train.

Bournemouth Land Train

The Chine – which is just a minute’s walk from the Riviera – is a great place to explore, climb trees or make camps and the area offers lots of opportunity for healthy outdoor fun. Branksome Dene Chine is just as close to the Riviera and offers similar adventure and interest.

Bournemouth Beach

 

The Riviera is wonderfully situated for the Chines and is conveniently centrally located between Bournemouth and Poole for all the other activities and attractions that both towns have to offer.

Poole Harbour

To make your life easier and to travel that bit lighter – We can supply cots and highchairs and have a limited amount of toddler steps, toddler bed guards and toilet seats available. Plus children under 3 go FREE when staying with their parents . Just ask our reception team for more details.

Alum Chine Suspension Bridge

Take a dip in our indoor pool or soak up the sun on our loungers in our newly refurbished garden. Have a rest in our relaxation room equipped with comfortable seating and cosy furnishings or, if you’d prefer something more active, our studio gym can help burn off extra energy.Bournemouth Hotel Apartments

A fun games room will keep the children playing in a safe environment while you enjoy a drink in our stylish bar with spectacular views across the Bay and wooded Chine.

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Holiday Entertainment at The Riv

From “Build-Your-Own” Pizza Nights to Bingo and Quizzes, our School Holiday activities will keep the whole family entertained.

Mondays:

Join us in our Bridge Bar & Grill for an evening of bingo fun with Brian Cox and be in with the chance of winning a prize!

Family Hotels in Bournemouth

Tuesdays:

Dine from 6pm and then move through to the Bridge Bar & Grill for music from local female soloist Rebecca King.

family holiday bournemouth hotel

Wednesdays:

Crazy Dave brings with him a fun packed evening of magic and balloon modelling from 7pm until 9pm.

family hotel bournemouth

Fridays:

Brian Cox will be back in our Bridge Bar & Grill quizzing you all on your music, TV and general knowledge.

Saturdays:

Gem Roadshow will be providing a family disco with games from 7pm until 11pm in our Bridge Bar.

DJ Bournemouth

Relax, Rewind & Rejuvenate!

Get away from it all and book a Relax & Rejuvenate Spa Indulgence Break at The Riv with exclusive treatments from Arcadia Beauty at the Coast Spa

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Relax in our relaxation suite and chill out room and enjoy the day in our leisure facilities including indoor pool, studio gym and spa bath.
Unwind with friends and enjoy an afternoon tea with a selection of sandwiches, sweets and cakes.
Revitalise with a choice of beauty treatment from Arcadia Beauty at The Coast Spa.
Each member of your party will enjoy either 1 x 60-minute treatment (Aromatherapy full body massage, Hot stone full body massage or Tropic super food facial) or 2 x mini spa treatments (Tropic spa facial, nail file and polish, Back, neck and shoulder massage).
Dinner will be served in the Cunarder Restaurant, prepared by our award-winning chefs.
Before you leave Rejuvenate with a quick dip in the pool and a hearty breakfast with gluten free options.

All this for just £119 per person based on 2 people sharing a twin or double room. Subject to availability and not available Saturday nights or throughout August. Nonrefundable deposit of £20 per person required.

Bournemouth hotel with indoor pool

Events/Attractions in the surrounding areas in Bournemouth
Summer Live: 12th July – 26th August

Summer live is an event for all ages, and it is located in The Square in Bournemouth.

Live music everyday (from 5pm week days / from 12pm weekends) Visit the huts and watch the artists in action as they paint, draw and create
Face painting on most days (for a small fee)
Outdoor ‘Garden Bar’ plus BBQ
Other huts include Henna body art, beach themed jewellery and the delicious sweet selection.

Children are more than welcome plus Free entertainment shows during the last 2 weeks of August with Dr Balloon man, Mr Merlin and Okey Dokey, Count Backwards and Jamie Jigsaw (check the schedule for dates and times).

Pier Amusements: Open 7 days a week

The Family Entertainment Centre is located at the entrance of Bournemouth Pier. Here you will find a wide range of entertainment machines and amusements, and all the most up-to-date videos and prizes.

Poole Speedway: Thursday Nights throughout the summer

The Pirates bring world class entertainment to the town on Thursday nights throughout the summer, with some of the top speedway stars on the planet heading to Poole Stadium. Make it a family night out with one of Poole Speedway’s family tickets. There are plenty of great viewing places close to the action and the restaurant and bar facilities offer a view overlooking the whole circuit.

Poole Pirates Speedway

Bournemouth Air Show

Thursday 29th August to Sunday 1st September – get set for the UK’s biggest air festival, 4-days of action and entertainment in the air, on land and at sea! Award-winning and internationally renowned.

Setting Bournemouth aside from other air shows, when the sun goes down, Night Air entertainment will light up the skies of the UK’s leading coastal resort with pyrotechnic night flying, street entertainment, awesome live music and military performances.

Bournemouth Air Festival

The Bournemouth Big Wheel

Summer fun beside the sea as big wheel returns to Bournemouth seafront.

The Big Wheel tourist attraction is back at Pier Approach for the Summer season.

Take in the sensational scenes in the daytime or take a ride as the sun is about to set, the Bournemouth wheel is the perfect way to see this award-winning resort in all its glory.

The big wheel will be in Bournemouth’s re-landscaped Pier Approach area and will run from 10am – 10pm daily.

Bournemouth Eye

Keep up to date with all the latest news from Bournemouth and Poole by heading over to the local websites.

Bournemouth Holidays

 

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Easter in Dorset 2019

Easter Bournemouth Hotel
Things to do in Dorset during Easter!

If you are lucky enough to have some time off over Easter this year, there are a variety of things happening in Dorset to keep you occupied.

Good Friday;

The sixth Big Bournemouth Beer Festival will take place at the BIC’s Purbeck Hall from Friday until Sunday. Find range of traditional real ales, novelty and seasonal beers. Ticketed sessions will be on Friday and Saturday along with ‘Sup-up Sunday’, a non-ticketed session with no admission fee. Tickets are £7 – £7.50.

At Bovington Tank Museum there is a new Tank Factory Exhibition. There are a wide range of events running until Sunday, April 12, including an Easter egg hunt, tracked vehicle rides and Tanks in Action, as well as free family activities, talks and tours every day. Visit tankmusuem.org. to find out more.

Brownsea Island will be holding a variety of fun Easter activities from Good Friday to Easter Monday. From 10am to 4pm free games, arts, crafts and face painting on Saturday and Sunday only, can be enjoyed. The cost of the Cadbury Egg Trail is £2.50 and normal admission prices apply.

Saturday;

A Messy Easter and Egg Drop competition are being held at Christchurch Baptist Church in Beaconsfield Road, Bargates, Christchurch, on Saturday 10am to 1pm. For more information; call the church office on 01202 487442. Alternatively, email office@christchurchbaptist.org.uk.

Easter Sunday;

The Mayor of Bournemouth will be holding his annual charity duck race at Bourne Stream in the Lower Garden on Easter Sunday. The fun begins at 2pm and ducks are £1 each.

Enjoy some Easter activities on Fisherman’s Walk on Easter Sunday. Sessions are from 10am to 12noon and 1pm to 3pm, which features an Easter egg hunt, weaving an Easter crown and Easter cake. It is aimed at ages five to 12-year-olds, but younger siblings are welcome, and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Prices start at £5 per child. For more details, go to Kithkinforestschools.co.uk

Easter Monday;

Why not go along to the Pavilion Theatre on Monday and Tuesday for a prehistoric performance. Straight from the West End, Dinosaur Zoo brings a whole host of dinosaurs to life during the live show. Tickets cost £13.50 and ‘danger seats’ are available for booking. For details, visit bhlivetickets.co.uk.

Why not book a break here at The Riv for you and your family this Easter?
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Bournemouth is an ideal location for family holidays and Alum Chine makes it even better.
Alum Chine is famous for its Blue Flag, Award-winning sandy beach, its beautiful wooded valley of the Chine spanned by a splendid and excitingly bouncy Suspension Bridge and its Green Flag award-winning Alum Chine Tropical Gardens.

Alum Chine is close to the chic shopping arcade and eateries of Westbourne and is a mere 20 minute stroll along the prom to Bournemouth Pier and town centre in one direction – or to the famous Sandbanks and Poole Harbour in the other. In the Bournemouth direction alone, there are 7 miles of golden sands and blue sea and in the summer months you can even take a trip on the Bournemouth land train.

The Chine – which is just a minute’s walk from the Riviera – is a great place to explore, climb trees or make camps and the area offers lots of opportunity for healthy outdoor fun. Branksome Dene Chine is just as close to the Riviera and offers similar adventure and interest.

The Riviera is wonderfully situated for the Chines and is conveniently centrally located between Bournemouth and Poole for all the other activities and attractions that both towns have to offer.

We offer a variety of family rooms sleeping from 3 – 5 people. We also have interconnecting rooms available if you want that bit more space! To make your life easier and to travel that bit lighter – We can supply cots and highchairs and have a limited amount of toddler steps, toddler bed guards and toilet seats available. Plus children under 3 go FREE when staying with their parents . Just ask our reception team for more details.

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With our large indoor pool, spa bath, free computer use with Wi-Fi and Children’s Games Room including:

a Nintendo Wii,
Chess set,
Pool Table,
Table Tennis Table,
Mini Kitchen,
Board Games and more….

There is always plenty to do around the hotel – which is why we can count five generations of some families returning to the Riviera year after year.

Holiday entertainment:
Mondays:
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Head to the Cunarder Restaurant and Build Your Own Pizza! Then get your dabbers ready for a game of Bingo in the Bridge Bar and Grill.

Tuesdays
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Local soloist, Rebecca King, will be providing entertainment for all ages from 8pm until 10:30 in the Bridge Bar and Grill.

Wednesdays:

Children’s Entertainment with Krazy Dave in the Bridge Bar.

Thursdays:
Chinese New Year

Pop along and enjoy our ever popular Chinese Buffet Night in the Cunarder Restaurant.

Fridays:

Friday night is Quiz night in our Bridge Bar and Grill!

Saturdays
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Gem Roadshow return for another family disco.

Sundays:
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Get creative at our Craft Table or challenge the family to a board game or two!

While you’re visiting us… If you enjoy taking in all the beautiful views around Dorset why not visit some of these wonderful places:

Durdle door is one of the most photographed and iconic landmarks in Dorset.

It is located within Lulworth Estate, which is part of South Dorset, and is also part of the Jurassic Coast.

Durdle Door’s beautiful limestone arch was formed from powerful waves that eroded the rock forming a hole in the middle.

When you are looking out to the sea, you will see the beach to the right, with access to the pebble and shingle beach via a path and steps.

The New Forest is a unique destination, offering charm and natural beauty.

Back in 2005 The New Forest became a national park and was once a royal hunting ground for William the Conqueror.

It covers an area of 566 square kilometres; made up of luscious woodland, heathlands, and river valleys.

Today, deer, ponies and cattle roam free in these heaths and woodlands, offering pure tranquillity for walking, cycling and horse riding.

Lyme Regis boasts breath-taking scenery and a special appeal, making it a sparkling resort for all seasons.

Whatever your age and whatever the time of year, you can be sure to find something to delight and entertain you.

Escape the bustle of Lyme and step back in time to explore the Town Mill. Nestling around this cobbled courtyard, its restored mill buildings house.

The picturesque and tranquil Lyme Regis is a great place to discover a lot you didn’t know about the UK’s heritage.

Christmas Party Bournemouth

What to wear this Christmas Party season!

Your office Christmas Party is the time to let your hair down and celebrate the end of a busy year with your friends and colleagues. But, what do you wear for such an occasion?

Here at The Riv, we leave it up to you to decide your theme for the night. Whether you  are out to dress to impress, have a little fun with some costumes or just fancy a smart-casual affair – we welcome you all to our Party nights.

If you’re anything like us, deciding upon what to wear can be a tough decision. You’ll try on several outfits and then, no doubt, revert back to the original one that you tried on some hours prior. We’ve put together some of our favourite items from around the internet to help you decide upon your outfit choice for your big party night.


Dress to impress

‘Tis the season to get your glam on! If, like these lovely ladies, you are out to impress this Party Season, why not check out some of our top choices for Christmas Party wear?

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Picking the perfect outfit can be hard! You want to look smart, stylish and confident. Stand out from the crowd with this brightly coloured Bardot dress from ASOS. We love the asymmetry and bold stripes of the skirt combined with the scuba style top. You’ll look pretty as a picture in pinks!

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The LBD is the perfect fail-safe option for a simple and elegant look. This beautiful semi-sheer number from Zara will produce the perfect A-Line silhouette. Team with a sequined handbag or some sparkly shoes, and you’ve got yourself a winning ensemble!

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How about going all-out with the glamour and trying a sequinned number like this one from Boohoo? We love the glitzy pattern and, with a wrap style, you are sure to dazzle in this flattering LBD.

Christmas Party Bournemouth

 

We haven’t forgotten about the gentlemen! You’ll be the talk of the town in this checked 3-piece suit from Moss Bros.

Christmas Party Bournemouth


Smart-casual

Smart-casual is the perfect way to showcase your true style. Mix together your favourite pieces and show-off your personality with a balance of formal and relaxed pieces.

Love cats? Check out this blouse from H&M. Wear with your favourite skinny jeans and a pair of killer heels for the perfect outfit for when your feline festive (see what we did there?!)

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Make a statement and add a touch of sparkle to any outfit with this gorgeous metallic throw-on jacket from SimplyBe. Wear with jeans, black trousers or, if you really want to sparkle, check out the matching trouser too!

Christmas Party Bournemouth

 

And for the gents, why not add a touch of old-Hollywood glamour to your outfit with this Tailored Blazer from Next. Teamed with jeans and a pair of Derbys, you’ll have the perfect blend of smart and casual!

Christmas Party Bournemouth


Fancy dress

Every year, some groups will decide between them to have a fancy-dress theme. We’ve had festive themes (check out these elves!), superheroes, fairies, togas and the roaring 20s amongst others.

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If you are feeling like putting a bit more fun into your night, get together with your colleagues and choose a theme for you all to stick to.

Fancy going for the festive look? We love these piggy-back costumes from Hollywood Fancy Dress!

Christmas Party Bournemouth

Or how about bringing along your very own Rudolf with this reindeer costume from Peeks?

Christmas Party Bournemouth

Perhaps Heroes and Villains are more your caper! Hollywood Fancy Dress have a whole section dedicated to the crime fighting (and committing!) brigade. And if you still need inspiration, check out these iconic characters who made an appearance at one of our parties last year!

Christmas Party Bournemouth


And Finally…

It just wouldn’t be Christmas without the odd Festive Jumper! Here’s our Amy modelling her favourite “Cool Santa” sweater… You may recognise the fella in red by her side too…

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If you too are looking to express your love for all things festive through your choice in jumpers, we found some of the best on the market for you to take a look at!

Go geek-chic with these his-and-hers Star Wars jumpers from Geek Core.

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Or how about this cute little number from George @ Asda?

Christmas Party Bournemouth

And for those of you who love to get political throughout the festive period… IWOOT has this perfectly patterned piece…

Christmas Party Bournemouth

And don’t forget, Friday 14th December is Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day! Gather your friends, family and colleagues together for a fun-filled day and help make a difference to children in the UK and beyond.


Where ever you are off to for your Christmas Party and whatever you choose to wear, we here at the Riv wish you a very merry time and we are sure you will all look fab-u-lous!


PS If you still haven’t booked your Christmas Party, it’s not too late! We still have a few dates left so call Amy today on 01202 763653 or pop an email across to amy@rivierabournemouth.co.uk

 

 

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Summer 2018 at The Riviera

Still struggling to book your Last Minute Summer Holiday getaway?

Why go abroad when you can have the perfect family staycation on the South Coast!

Take a dip in our indoor pool or soak up the sun on our loungers in
our newly refurbished garden.

Have a rest in our relaxation room equipped with comfortable
seating and cosy furnishings or, if you’d prefer something more active, our studio gym
can help burn off extra energy.
Looking for a spa treatment? Why not visit Bella Green Spa in our Coast Spa?

A fun games room will keep the children playing in a safe
environment while you enjoy a drink in our stylish bar with spectacular views across the
Bay and wooded Chine.

And, if that’s not enough, we will be hosting an array of
activities throughout the summer- bound to keep the whole family entertained:

MONDAY

 Join us in our Bridge Bar & Grill for an
evening of bingo fun with Brian Cox and be
in with the chance of winning a prize!

TUESDAY

Our popular build your own pizza night will be back.
Dine from 6pm and then move through to the Bridge Bar
& Grill for music from local female
soloist Rebecca King.

WEDNESDAY

Crazy Dave brings with him a fun packed evening of
magic and balloon modelling from 7pm until 9pm.

THURSDAY

With the success of our Caribbean night last year,
we thought we would try something new! Join us for American night
and indulge in some of your favourite American classics from Chicken Wings
and Blue Cheese sauce to Surf and Turf and a New York Cheesecake, the menu will
have you drooling!

Click here to see the menu

 

FRIDAY

Brian Cox will be back in our Bridge Bar & Grill
quizzing you all on your music,
TV and general knowledge. Once complete, head down to Bournemouth Seafront for an
evening of family entertainment and a firework
display
from the Bournemouth Pier at 10pm (every Friday from the 3rd August)

SATURDAY

Gem Roadshow will be providing a family disco with games from 7pm until 11pm in our Bridge Bar.

SUNDAY

 

Challenge the family with a selection of  board games
to choose from or head out in the sunshine and enjoy a garden game or two.

As well as this…………

 

* OUR TEXT TO ORDER SERVICE IS BACK… *

Fancy something to drink or eat but
don’t want to lose your seat?
Give the bar a text, we’ll be there in a beat!

Our text to order service saves you the hassle of having to queue,
simply send us a text with your order, room number, surname and table number and we’ll bring it to you!

See the information cards on our outdoor tables for more details…

 

FANCY A MASSAGE?

We are pleased to introduce you to the Bella Green Spa which is now based at the Riv!

Offering a wide variety of luxury spa treatments, Bella Green at The Coast Spa uses natural products to refresh, revitalise and rejuvenate.

To book an appointment, call Arabella on 07376 063589 or email bellagreenspa@gmail.com

Check out the treatment list and prices here

 

*COMPETITION*

#RivSummer2018

Fancy winning a free break*?

Take inspiration from the lovely Inma and snap a photo of
yourselves in our new Giant Deckchair then post it to our Facebook page using the hashtag: #RivSummer2018

At the end of the summer we will announce the lucky
winner live on Facebook!

*terms & conditions and date restrictions apply*

 

 

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A Selection of Local Gardens and National Trust Sites to visit this Summer

Want to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life?
How about taking a stroll through an array of secluded gardens and flowery meadows?
Maybe you would prefer to take a walk-through time and explore and learn the history of
some of Dorset’s most famous castles and hidden gems. If that isn’t your cup of tea, how
about a walk along the many ancient coastlines, blue flag beaches or a visit to a secluded
island. With all this wonderful weather we have been having, all are perfect opportunities
to get your fix of fresh air and to enjoy the great outdoors:-

Kingston Lacy

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An Italian palace in the heart of the Dorset Countryside home
to one of Dorset’s most powerful families, the Bankes.

Bask in the beauty of one of the largest private collection of
paintings in Britain or discover the treasures of Egypt roaming one of the largest displays of
Egyptian relics in the UK. Look up at beautifully restored ceiling fresco, see one of the last
surviving ‘tent rooms’ or spot the keys to Corfe Castle over the mantelpiece and read up on the
History of the Bankes family over the last 400 years.

Set on 8,500 acres of estate there is loads to explore outside
as well. From Iron Age forts, to colourful heathland, water meadows and even a Roman road.
Take a summer picnic and sprawl across the south lawn or let the children run wild in the
nearby play areas. Have a wander around the Japanese Garden, complete with authentic tea house
or take a sheltered walk through the surrounding woodland. You can even take home some
inspirational tips on how to maintain the perfect vegetable garden!

Corfe Castle

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A  royal palace and fortress shaped by warfare with 1,000 of years
history to discover from the lives of all who have lived, worked and fought in the castle to
tales of treachery and treason. With many nooks and crannies to explore and a vast amount of
fallen walls and secret places, these castle ruins are captivating for all ages. Admire
breath-taking views of the Purbeck hills and meet many wildlife that have set up home there.

Visit the Model village, step back in time and compare the
castle as it was almost 300 years ago to the ruins that stand before us today.

There is also an array of walks to choose from and regular
activities to join in on or watch such as rein actions of Corfe Castle history , open air
theatre productions, cooking classes etc.

Studland Bay

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A 4 mile stretch of golden sandy beach with views of both Old
Harry Rocks and the Isle of Wight. The perfect location for sandcastle making, water sport
trying and long walks in the dunes or through the designated countryside trails. Studland is home
to an abundance of wildlife from dragonflies and damselflies to sea birds and deer along with a
range of different wild flowers and woodland to explore. For some of the best views of the
heathlands, head to Agglestone, a 400-tonne rock sitting alone on a conical hill. Perfect for
a breath of fresh air.

Brownsea Island

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From the moment you step ashore, Brownsea can feel like a whole other
world with an array of woodland, heathland and a lagoon to explore. With a remarkably varied history,
there is a lot to learn about the islands past residents. From being a hideout for pirates or a
second world war refuge to  being a historical landmark for the Scouting and Guiding movement,
there is a lot to know about the fascinating castaway island.

It is also a unique haven for wildlife, especially the red
squirrel, and their island trails provide a refreshing walk through many habitats home to
all kinds of creatures.

With regular events and activities for both adults and kids
and a visitor centre providing maps and guidebooks to help with your day, Brownsea island
has something for everyone.

 

Compton Acres

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Acknowledged as one of the finest privately-owned gardens in England,
Compton Acres is well known for its 10 acres of horticultural and ornamental gardens. Each
garden is set to a different theme from Italian to Japanese, Wooded Valley to Rock & Water,
each with their own unique displays of colour, plants, statues, waterfalls & fountains,
trees and shrubs. It’s a great place for a peaceful and relaxing walk, both long and short,
filled with breath taking views and an oasis of natural beauty. There is even a café to stop and
grab a coffee and a bite to eat overlooking the gardens and Poole harbour and their plant centre
allows for you to take some of what is the beauty of Compton Acres home with you.

Lulworth Castle & Park

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The most beautiful castle in the South, steeped in history. Follow in
the footsteps of kings and queens as you take a walk around the Castle grounds, stand at the top of
the tower admiring the views or explore the rooms and background of the castle itself. With extensive
parkland, woodland walks, a children’s play area, animal farm and an array of garden games to keep you
busy, Its great for a family day out. Why not bring a picnic or come for a walk with the dog? You
could even visit the castle tearooms and feast on a selection of homemade cakes or enjoy a cream tea.

Upton Country Park

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An award-winning park and Poole’s main attraction whatever the
season. Its ideal for a leisurely stroll or cycle ride with many mapped out routes through woodland
and countryside you can follow. You could even take a Segway tour as a more exciting way of getting
around. There’s an abundance of wildlife, gardens and plants to explore and a woodland play trail
for the kids. There’s an art gallery above the tea rooms displaying the works of many local
professional artists and knowledgeable guided tours of the ground floor rooms of Upton House
are available.

Durlston Country Park & National Nature Reserve

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A mile south of Swanage lies Durlston Country Park, 320 acres of
countryside filled with a diverse selection of wildlife and an array of habitats in which they
breed from sea-cliffs to meadows. Bask in the stunning views, follow the walking trails, look at the
historic Great Globe or explore the renovated Durlston Castle. You can even hire a family explorer
backpack for the kids filled with an array of fun activities. Visit the art gallery with regularly
changing art and exhibitions or grab a hot beverage and a quick lunch from the castles café.

Blue Pool

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If your looking for a place of peace and tranquility, then the Blue Pool
is the place for you. Surrounded by 20 acres of woods and heathland with multiple sandy paths leading
down to the waters edge, the pool itself constantly varies in colour going from green to turquoise.
This makes for some gorgeous pictures. Visitors may even catch a glimpse of some of the landscapes
wildlife including deer, rabbits, badgers, foxes and dragonflies and could even be luck enough to spot
a Dartford Warbler or Green Sand Lizard. There is an array of play areas dotted around for the children
to explore and Magic Fairy Doors and Model Squirrels in trees for the kids to find. All the family
would be entertained.

Kingston Maurward Gardens & Animal Park

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The contemporary parkland and pleasure gardens were laid out in the
style popularised by Capability Brown (the UK’s most celebrated landscape designer). Simplicity was
the hallmark of the gardens which consisted of rolling turf, carefully placed groups of trees, a lake
and a lakeside temple.

The gardens seen today have survived several periods. Created between
1915 and 1922, the 35-acre formal gardens were set within the existing framework of the 18th
century parklands. More recently, the gardens have been sympathetically restored using photographs from
the 1930’s retaining the best features of the old and adding new ones. They consist of a cornucopia of
small gardens set on an axes, each with their own themes, character, trails, walks and walled gardens.

The animal park is a hit with the kids and home to a interesting selection
of animals including goats, alpacas, miniature Shetland ponies, sheep and more.

Self-Catering Apartments Hotel Bournemouth

The Benefits of staying in a Self-Catered Holiday Apartment

Freedom

Staying in a self-catered apartment gives you more flexibility
than other types of holiday. You’re not restricted to certain meal times so you can choose
to eat whenever is best for you and you can do everything at your own pace. If you are a late
riser and prefer to have a lie in you can or you can wake up and get out early – the choice
is yours. You can come and go as you wish. With separate living and bedroom areas it also
means that the adults can watch TV or socialise in the evening while the kids are asleep. You
can also choose to eat as cheaply or extravagantly as you want. There’s no worrying about the
maid coming round early in the morning either unless you choose to have your apartment serviced
during your stay. You’re also more likely to explore your surroundings and get to know the
culture/background of the area you are staying in, rather than restricting yourselves
to the activities in the hotel.

Privacy

For some people, the thought of eating every meal in a busy dining
room with  other holidaymakers is the stuff of nightmares. Eating some of your holiday
meals in a quiet, comfortable kitchen and enjoying the tranquility with only your friends and family,
is very appealing to many.

Self-catering holiday apartments in Bournemouth, Self catering apartments Poole

Space

Self-catering properties are usually a lot more spacious than hotel
rooms which is perfect if you are travelling with a large family or group of friends. Most self-catered
apartments also come with a large communal area/living space – great for socialising and getting
everyone together. Travelling on business and need a place to work? Many self-catering apartments
come with a dining table for you to use as a desk and space to spread out rather than trying to
cram all your papers/documents and laptop on to a small desk, dressing table or  having to go to the bar or restaurant to do work.

Home from Home

Travelling with young children or have family members with special
dietary requirements? Staying in a self-catered apartment gives you the freedom to buy and cook
whatever you want. You could even save time and pre order your groceries from your favourite
supermarket before you leave home so they arrive at your apartment on the day you check in or you
can bring food with you from home.

Cheaper

Especially if there is a large group of you as you can split the cost
of the accommodation between you all as well as splitting the cost of the weekly shop leaving you
with that extra bit of money to go out for dinner one evening if you wanted too.

Riviera Hotel in Bournemouth

The Riviera boasts 12 self-catering apartments providing an excellent
alternative to hotel bedrooms that can sleep from 1 to 6 people.Perfect for groups of friends
or larger families.

These self-catering apartments are in an
ideal location close to both Bournemouth
and Poole. Residents may use all hotel facilities including the bar and restaurants, indoor swimming pool,
spa bath, studio gym, Coast Spa and free WI-FI.

All the apartments offer the comforts of being at home and come with a lounge
with a large flat screen TV, dining area, and kitchen with cooker, microwave and fridge. Free parking is
available on the forecourt and a lift to all floors – although there are 10 steps up to the front door.

On Business in Bournemouth or Poole? Ask us about our special corporate
rates for Apartments. If you are looking for a Summer Holiday then book now as Apartments sell out
fast for school holidays!

To book your Bournemouth Self Catering Holiday Apartment please call us now on 01202 763653
or e-mail us info@rivierabournemouth.co.uk – or book on line.