An ideal family holiday in BournemouthApproved Family Friendly Hotel

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.

Less busy than its town centre counterparts, Alum Chine beach is popular with families, as in addition to its top-quality, wide sandy beach and safe bathing water, it features a children’s play area with a Pirate Ship, swings, slides, and also a toddlers’ paddling pool . Beach Huts can be hired from Bournemouth Council (though book early!). In the summer months, the Bournemouth Beach Train will take you to the Pier and Oceanarium.

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, just as close to the Riviera (as shown on our Map of Local Walks) offers similar adventure and interest and Branksome Chine is just a bit further on.

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.

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

With our large indoor pool, spa bath, free computer use with Wi-Fi and Children’s Games Room, 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.

Summer School Holidays 2015

Summer is always a fantastic time for kids and in addition to our indoor leisure facilities – our heated outdoor pool and children’s paddling pool surrounded by sunbeds and a shaded area is an ideal place to relax. Enjoy the Pool Bar selling ice creams, hot beverages, cold drinks snacks and beach goods. The pool bar is open 12.00pm-6.00pm daily (weather dependant)

Our new Games Room is now located by the main bar with pool table, football table, table tennis board games, mini kitchen, shop and WII for great family entertainment!

Saturday – “Gem Roadshow” Family Disco with games

Sunday –  BBQ by pool subject to weather

Monday – Evening Family Bingo

Tuesday – “Rebecca King” entertainment with fancy dress competition and parade for the children – prize for the best dressed!

Wednesday  –  Craft Table available in the main bar all day from  10am -6pm

Thursday – Jamie Jigsaw  4.00pm – 5.30pm – Fantastic Children’s entertainer with magic show, games and fun for small children!

Friday –   Family Fireworks (from 31st July)  This popular event takes place on Bournemouth Seafront throughout the summer. Enjoy a variety of family entertainment throughout the gardens including stilt walkers, circus workshops,  face painters, street performers and fire performances. Finish the night with a fantastic fireworks display from Bournemouth Pier at 10pm

Jamie JigSAW 72 DPI


Programme subject to change