What's on inRipley

Welcome to Ripley

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Ripley - 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 Ripley to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Ripley

Tourist Attractions


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…

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…


Everyone is welcome at Snowtrax, from those wishing to improve their skiing skills to the outright novice looking for ski or snowboard lessons. You dont even need to hit the slopes to have a great time, just relax in our Alpine Bar & soak in the scenery.Our family…

Place Mill

Place Mill is open from 5th April to the end of September 2014, Tuesday to Sunday plus Bank Holiday Mondays, 11am to 5.30pm. Admittance is FREE.Place Mill is a carefully restored Anglo‐Saxon watermill situated on Christchurch Quay in the attractive Priory Quarter, only a few minutes' walk from…


Splashdown is the South's Ultimate Waterpark. In winter there is a choice of 8 fantastic rides. Each one with its own twists and turns generating a real buzz for the rider and loads of laughs, thrills and spills for all. The Spacebowl, Red River Roller…

Stapehill Abbey

19th Century Stapehill Abbey boasts beautiful award winning gardens, both formal and informal, a Japanese garden, cloister garden, nuns' chapel, Victorian parlour and displays the history of the Cistercian order who lived there. A notable museum and farmyard depict life in rural England in Victorian times.Today you can…

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