Easter in Dorset 2024

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.


hotels in Bournemouth

A great venue offering Easter filled activities come rain or shine,

Rock Reef has the parents covered for Easter this year. Go on an

adventure through the pier caves, slide down their vertical drop slide

or enjoy a climb on one of the array of clips and climb walls, the

fun never stops!! 


A young girl searching for Easter eggs during New Forest Activities Canoe Easter Egg Hunt

Enjoy a fun-filled guided paddle with New Forest Activities, along the Beaulieu

River in stable ‘Canadian style’ canoes. Hunt for chocolate eggs along the

riverside, a Easter hunt with a difference!! A scenic, active and enjoyable

activity for everyone to join in with.  23rd – 12th April 2024


The history of Kingston Lacy | Dorset | National Trust

Join in the Easter fun at Kingston Lacy this Spring.

Explore the grounds and complete the 10 activities along the way.

A tasty prize awaits at the end! Taking place between 28th – 14th April


promotional poster for an Easter Egg hunt at Swanage Railway with a cartoon train and a beach to …

Keep an eye out for the hidden eggs on your travels with Swanage Railway!!

Start your egg-stravaganza by collecting a form with your tickets at any

booking office. Then it’s over to you to spot the missing eggs during your journey.

Take your completed form to the stall at Swanage station to claim your free prize.

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Upton Country Park Easter Activity Trail poster with a bunny holding an easter egg

Fancy an Easter Egg hunt? From the 29th – 3rd April, head to Upton Country

Park, pick up a sheet from their welcome desk, find the coloured eggs, secure

the magic word and retrieve your prize!



Easter activities at Riviera Hotel Bournemouth

Easter Sunday Lunch – Sunday 31st March 2024

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

Join us for a seasonal Easter Sunday Lunch in our Cunarder Restaurant including activities for the kids

2 Courses  Adult: £22PP & Child £11PP

3 Courses Adult: £25PP & Child £12.50PP

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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 Wi-Fi and

Children’s Games Room including:

a Pool Table,
Table Tennis Table,
Air Hockey 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


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.