Anybody been to either of these? Is one better than the other? We have to go to Hampshire to see family in September and as it's a long trek for us (DS is 3). We're looking for somewhere cheapish for a week. These places get good reviews so just looking for advice really.
Thanks a lot purplepidjin. - We want to go for a week in the middle of September. We'll have a car as we're driving down from Scotland. I hadn't looked at Shorefields but off to investigate now- ds is big into swimming. Cheers.
where are the best beaches? What's good to do with a three year old? Apart from Peppa Land or whatever it's called. We usually try to do as much as possible to keep ds amused and on the go- he's not one of those kids that will sit quietly for extended periods so long lazy pub lunches are out unfortunately.
Keyhaven to go crabbing - there's a shallow stream running to the sea, bag a spot by the bridge. Highcliffe Castle is the sandiest beach before you get all the way into Bournemouth, not sure a 3yo would tolerate looking round but they have a lovely cafe for afternoon tea and icecream
The Adventure Wonderland is supposed to be fab, up by Hurn Bournemouth Airport. Also, have a go at ski-bobbing or ringo's at Matchams - tobogganing on an artificial ski slope. Soft play is Serendipity Sam's just outside Christchurch. If you're straying further afield, have a day on the steam trains at the Watercress Line.
We've got DNephew (nearly 4) coming to stay for a few days next month, we're thinking about: hire a boat and putter up river from Christchurch to Tuckton; day trip (or possibly overnight in the campervan) to the Isle Of Wight; Raptor and Reptile Centre in Ringwood; kite flying up at Wilverley Plain (in the forest)
Plus showing him off to all my mates who have kids
Ooh this is fab - thanks. My sil who we are going to visit has just recently had her first dc and so isn't really clued up on the sort of non-stop entertaining a 3 year old needs. Have just looked up Adventrue Wonderland and it does indeed look great. Thanks a million for all this. Hope you enjoy your DNephew's visit.