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.
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
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.
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.
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
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 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?
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,
Table Tennis Table,
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.
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.