Easter in Dorset 2023

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.

Easter Woodland Trail - Highcliffe Castle Bournemouth
Bovington Tank Museum


At Bovington Tank Museum they are celebrating 100 years of the Tank Museum

by hosting an array of Easter fun! From New exhibitions, to Tank displays and an

array of kids activities. Open daily 9.30am-5pm, 1-16 April


Easter Egg Hunt - Brownsea Island


Brownsea Island will be holding a variety of fun Easter activities throughout April.

Have your very own Easter woodland adventure and follow their Easter inspired trail.

It’s £3 per trail to take part. Normal island admission and ferry charges apply.

There’s no need to pre-book the activity. The trail runs from 1 April to 16 April 2023.


A girl enjoying a canoe easter egg hunt.


Why not join New Forest Activities for a Easter Egg hunt with a twist? Canoe

along the Beaulieu river and take in the stunning views as you go. Then disembark

  and hunt for those hidden eggs along the riverbank before making your way back. 

£36 per adult and £21 per child. Running from 1st to the 10th April from 10 till 4pm.

You will need to book a 2 hour timeslot. 


Easter 4 day pop up raphic with an image of people looking at market stall products


Westover Gardens will be holding a free art and makers market pop-up from the

7th until the 10th of April between 11am and 5pm. This is run my local artists

and creatives and stalls will hold a array of items from jewellery to artworks to

homeware.  If you like crafting, this is a great event for you 


breakfast with easter bunny at Bournemouth Pier


No Easter is quite complete with a visit from the Easter Bunny and at Key West, this

will be possible. On Saturday 8th April they will be hosting breakfast with the

cuddly companion that is the Easter Bunny and an array of activities will be

available to keep the kids entertained. Tickets are £22.50 per person and kids

under 3 go FREE. Booking is necessary and the Breakfast starts from 9am. 



Easter activities at Riviera Hotel Bournemouth

Easter Sunday Lunch – Sunday 9th April 2023

This year the Riviera will also be bringing back their very popular Easter Sunday Lunch. 

For just £19.95 per adult and £10 per child (under 12’s) you can dine off our 3 course menu in our stunning Cunarder Restaurant. 

Click here to view the menu

Please call our reception team on 01202 763653 if you would like to book 


Why not book a break here at The Riv for you and your family this Easter?

Easter hotel break in bournemouth with swimming pool


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.


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.

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


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.


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.


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.