What's on inBoscombe


Welcome to Boscombe

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Boscombe - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Boscombe to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Boscombe

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APR
Another Mother's Son (12A)
The Mowlem Theatre

As Hitler strengthens his grip on Western Europe The Channel Islands fall into occupied hands. Used by the Germans as a base where prisoners of war are put to work in slave labour camps the residents of Jersey face a future of…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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27
APR
Outdoor Yoga – six week course
Knoll Gardens

Enjoy an hour of energizing yoga with Jackie Hayfield in the tranquility of the garden before it opens to the public. Then stay to enjoy Knolls naturalistic style and visiting wildlife.First of a 6‐week Thursday morning short course 6 April 11…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01202 873931
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28
APR
Coastal Comedy - Phil Butler
Hotel Celebrity

Phil Butlers audiovisual brand of comedy would have even non‐english speakers rolling in the aisles. From cigarette‐juggling to a childs toy with Tourettes his act has it all ‐ The Mirror.Phil Butler is truly a comedy act like no other. Using his…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01202 316316
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28
APR
Jethro - Bull & Bonkers
The Mowlem Theatre

Every once in a while there comes along a true comedy genius someone who rapidly gains cult status with the British public. Such is the case with JethroArmed with nothing more than a microphone and delivered to you in a warm Cornish…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01929 422239
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28
APR
RSPB Guided Walk - The Voices of Spring
Knoll Gardens

Join the RSPB for a guided stroll at Knoll before the gardens open to the general public to listen to an amazing array of birds as they greet the new day with their song. RSPB will then be at Knoll to meet…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01202 873931
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28
APR
RSPB Open Day . . . Members and Volunteers
Knoll Gardens

RSPB members and volunteers are invited to visit Knoll Gardens free‐of‐charge. To see at first hand how Knolls gardening ethos creates a beautiful wildlife friendly environment. Proof of membership or RSPB volunteering status must be shown at the nursery to gain free…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01202 873931
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APR
The Best Stand-up-Comedy Show Bournemouth, Jaggers
Cameo Club Bournemouth

End of the month needing a good laugh. We can Help Jaggers Comedy club is first for Stand‐up Comedy in Bournemouth located at Cameo Nightclub in the Town Centre Jaggers is a really popular show especially with Birthday parties Stag groups…

Location: 1.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01202 552163
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01
MAY
The Sense of an Ending (15)
The Mowlem Theatre

Tony Webster leads a reclusive and quiet existence until long buried secrets from his past force him to face the flawed recollections of his younger self the truth about his first love and the devastating consequences of decisions made a lifetime ago.…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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05
MAY
Shelley Theatre Comedy
Shelley Theatre

Come and enjoy a top night of live stand‐up comedy in our beautifully intimate Mulberry Room. To celebrate launch night we present the sensational Bob Mills As seen on: NEVER MIND THE BUZZCOCKS BBC 2 HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU…

Location: 0.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01202 413600
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05
MAY
Their Finest (12A)
The Mowlem Theatre

past force him to face the flawed recollections of his younger self the truth about his first love and the devastating consequences of decisions made a lifetime ago. Ritesh Batra director of 2013s acclaimed The Lunchbox cast Jim Broadbent Charlotte Rampling Harriet…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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06
MAY
Stand-up-Comedy in Bournemouth, Jaggers
Cameo Club Bournemouth

Come and enjoy a fantastic night of Stand‐Up Comedy in Bournemouth. We have 3 first class comedians and a well‐known MC for the night. Tickets still available view our website for more details.Its the first show in May. So come and enjoy…

Location: 1.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01202 552163
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06
MAY
The Only Girl in the World
The Mowlem Theatre

Arena Theatre present their latest production directed by Alexander Sanderson with permission from Micheline Steinberg Associates by kind permission of Glyn MaxwellA play about the final victim of Jack the Ripper Mary Kelly. Mary is sexy and devil‐may‐care; Joseph Barnett is a…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01929 422239
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06
MAY
Workshop . . . Willow Weaving for Beginners
Knoll Gardens

Willow Weaving for Beginners with Tracy Standish.Learn traditional basketry techniques to weave a useful and beautiful round willow basket to take home. Book online or at the nursery.…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01202 873931
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09
MAY
Speed Dating in Bournemouth
Bar So

Speed Dating in BournemouthHow speed dating in Bournemouth worksBy simply arriving at venue for the Speed Dating in Bournemouth event you will be greeted by our friendly professional hosts. They will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of the evening…

Location: 1.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 02380 784694
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12
MAY
Knoll Gardens Foundation Volunteer Recruitment
Knoll Gardens

The Knoll Gardens Foundation is a charity set up to promote a sustainable wildlife friendly gardening style which can create stunning effect whilst requiring little maintenance. This special open day is your chance to find out about the charity and the volunteering…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01202 873931
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13
MAY
Best for Comedy Bournemouth, Jaggers Stand-up-Show
Cameo Club Bournemouth

First Class Stand Up Comedy Show in Bournemouth. Saturday 13th May 2017. Book your tickets Now.Want a good fun night out Of course you do. Saturday the 13th May sees Jaggers show in Bournemouth host our usual mix of quality comedians &…

Location: 1.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01202 552163
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13
MAY
High Mead Country Fayre
High Mead Farm

Come along to the High Mead Country Fayre for a day of new experiences. From pony rides to building a castle to pottery and massages theres bound to be something for everyoneHigh Mead Farm is a non‐profit community interest company which provides…

Location: 5.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07517 328094
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16
MAY
Free Introduction to Islam and Muslim Culture Cour
Bournemouth Islamic Centre

With the increasing number of terrorist attacks associated with Islam and Muslims across the globe and the constant negative portrayal of Islam in the Media isnt it time to learn more about Islam and Muslims from authentic sources Includes: lunch information pack…

Location: 1.7 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 07813 811914
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19
MAY
Taste of the South
Poole Park

. TASTE OF THE SOUTHJoin in the celebrations as Taste of the South hits the green grass of Poole Park this May. From the 19th ‐ 21st May visitors can enjoy FREE admission to this brand new event which features the very…

Location: 8.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01202 896698
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20
MAY
Some Enchanted Evening
The Mowlem Theatre

Dont miss out on this spectacular show as a cast of the industries most talented professionals perform favourites from Broadway and West‐End musicals. Including songs from The Sound Of Music South Pacific Les Miserables Fame Chicago and many more this outstanding…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01929 422239
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20
MAY
Some Enchanted Evening - A Musical Revue
The Mowlem Theatre

Love musicals Dont miss this show Featuring your favourite songs from the best loved Broadway and West End Shows including South Pacific Oklahoma Mamma Mia Wicked Les Miserables and many more. This show is now on its 5th UK Tour A magical…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01929 422239
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26
MAY
Coastal Comedy - Danny Posthill
Hotel Celebrity

We are finalist for Best Night Out in Bournemouth and on Friday the 26th of May you can find out why Lol ‐ Gary BarlowIt was effortless Amanda HoldenHeres some blurb about our Danny:Danny Posthill has been making people laugh since…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01202 316316
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27
MAY
Othello
The Mowlem Theatre

Dorset born SISATA present Shakespeares Othello in a bold bright and brilliant explosion of a performance giving you a feast for all your senses. Adapted and directed by Charmaine K ParkinIn a fast‐paced telling of jealousy love and ambition four…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01929 422239
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27
MAY
Rocky Flower Show & Plant Fair
Queen Elizabeth's School

A must‐see event for anybody interested in the diversity of small plants this competitive show is full of surprises. It is run by the Alpine Garden Society show‐casing mountain plants small herbaceous plants dwarf shrubs and bulbs. The plant fair will be…

Location: 9.2 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01202 285179
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02
JUN
We value our volunteers
Knoll Gardens

FREE garden admission to anyone showing proof of volunteering status in any capacity in celebration of National Volunteers Week. Meet up with our own volunteers in the morning or simply relax as you enjoy a stroll around our naturalistic garden. Please bring…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01202 873931
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04
JUN
Moving in Time
The Mowlem Theatre

Purbeck Art Weeks Festival present Moving in Time ‐ a unique community dance event of all sorts of glorious dance with Purbecks young dancers contemporary dance professionals and a melee of delightful films around moments in dance history.Rising Swanage star Hazel…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01929 422239
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09
JUN
Dorset Wildlife Trust Members’ Day
Knoll Gardens

Meet up with representatives of Dorsets largest conservation charity on this special day.Discover how Knolls naturalistic gardening ethos continues to create a garden that welcomes wildlife as well as providing year‐round beauty. Free garden admission to DWT members and volunteers or anyone…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01202 873931
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10
JUN
The Beach Boys Story
The Mowlem Theatre

This show is guaranteed to leave you with a smile on your face with a song in your heart and reflecting on a truly memorable live music experience this is a show you do not want to miss.. Excellent Fantastic The best…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01929 422239
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10
JUN
Workshop . . . Willow Decorations for the Garden
Knoll Gardens

Willow Decorations for the Garden with Tracy Standish.Enjoy a day creating decorative items from willow including flowers snails fish and bird feeders to take home. Book online or at the nursery.…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01202 873931
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17
JUN
Herbal Medicine - with Kate Scott
Knoll Gardens

Herbal Medicine ‐ Old wives tales or old wise tales with Kate Scott.Discover the plant wisdom behind many traditional old wives tales on a gentle garden walk before enjoying a workshop making herbal medicines to treat common ailments and take home…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07969 882439
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Tourist Attractions


Adventure Wonderland

Adventure Wonderland is packed full of so much fun and excitement for all our young visitors that youll want to stay all day. During the Full park opening we have Adventureland and Wonderland outside and the Wild Thing Aztec play centre inside. During the Winter, Wild Thing opens…

Oceanarium

Explore the secrets of the ocean in an adventure that will take you to some of the world's most amazing waters. The Oceanarium Bournemouth brings you face to face with marine life from the furthest reaches of the globe ‐ more than just an aquarium, a vibrant…

Alice In Wonderland Family Park

Adventure Wonderland, opposite Bournemouth Airport, is Dorset's number one family theme park and when you get here you'll see why It's just packed full of so much fun and excitement for all our young visitors that you'll want to stay all day.It's really three parks in one, with…

Bournemouth Aviation Museum

Our museum is a truly hands‐on experience. We have many interactive exhibits with most of our aircraft cockpits available for you to actually sit inside. From the famous English Electric Lightning to the mighty Westland Wessex Helicopter ‐ all are available for you to view up close.A visit…

Brownsea Island Nature Reserve

Diverse habitats & wildlife, including a red squirrel population. The reserve is leased from the National Trust, situated in Poole Harbour with a large sheltered lagoon; particularly important for overwintering & summer breeding birds. A day spent exploring its flooded woodland, lakes, reedbed & pine woods…

Christchurch Priory

The Priory has a long history stretching back to 1094 and even before that there was a Saxon church on the site.From 1094 until the dissolution of the monasteries in 1539 it was an Augustinian Priory.From the dissolution up to the present day the church has served the…

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Want to see what other attractions to visit when in Boscombe? See our list of attractions in Boscombe, including theme parks, castles, historic houses, zoos and many more family days out.