With its miles and miles of beautiful sandy beaches, Bournemouth has long been a desirable holiday destination, which makes it a very popular location for a Treasure Hunt. Imagine how excited your team would be if you told them you were going to the beach for a fun team building event!
Enjoying an enviable position on England’s south coast, Bournemouth has grown into a fascinating, vibrant town with plenty of things to occupy the young and old alike. Bournemouth, as we know it today, is a relatively new town. As recently as the 1800s, the area was mostly made up of barren heathland surrounded only by a smattering of houses. The area was predominantly used by smugglers and turf cutters and known as Bourne Mouth sitting, as it did, at the mouth of the Bourne Stream. With the Christchurch Inclosures Act of 1802, this remote common land was transferred into private hands and started to be developed. It wasn’t until 1835 when Sir George William Tapps-Gervis inherited the land from his father that the modern Bournemouth began to take shape.
Nowadays, Bournemouth prides itself on being a desirable holiday destination for millions of people every year. The seven miles of golden beach and clean, clear blue seas stretch from Hengistbury Head to Poole Harbour. They remain one of Bournemouth’s greatest assets and they’re free to use. A day on the beach is a great way to spend your time. All beaches are accessible from Cliff Top either via one of the three Victorian Cliff Lifts or along the gentle paths that zig-zag their way down to the sand. One of Bournemouth’s most famous landmarks appears at Boscombe Beach. Boscombe Pier is a fantastic way to see the coastline in both directions and has recently undergone a multi-million pound restoration to make sure it is accessible to everyone for generations to come. It should definitely be on your event location short list.
The town has over 2,000 acres of glorious parks and gardens for you to enjoy and these feature strongly in a Treasure Hunt route. In the heart of the town lies Bournemouth Gardens, a Grade II Listed English Heritage site. It retains much of its original character and provides a haven for families looking to relax or play together. There is even a Tree Trail that will explain to you the history of the gardens from its earliest creation in the 1800s.
When you’ve finished your Treasure Hunt you can relax on the beach and build sand castles. There are various pubs, bars and hotels around the area and we can arrange a meal or an overnight stay if you want to try Bournemouth’s nightlife.