The bumper family fun weekend returns to Bournemouth in July, providing families and visitors with a jumbo weekend of free entertainment and activities to look forward to.

On Saturday 28 July 2018 the Bumper Family Fun Weekend kicks off beside the seaside at Bournemouth Pavilion. Hosted on the theatre’s outdoor terrace, it promises a fun-filled day for all the family.


“The Bournemouth Pavilion Family Fun Day will entertain both the little and big kids among us, says event organiser Paul Griffiths.

“With lots of free activities for local families and visitors alike. I’m particularly looking forward to a great day on the terrace”.

There will be plenty for little ones to get involved with, from dance and drama workshops led by Pavilion Dance South West and Pavilion Youth Theatre to Terrace Tales – an interactive storytelling performance with our nautical storytellers Pirate Polly, Mermaid Molly and Scuba Stan.

A children’s entertainer and inflatable pirateship will be there for children to play on. And a variety of stalls offering an array of things to buy and see will be on display, including face painting and arts and crafts.

Live music will be playing throughout the day with tasty food and refreshments served from the Terrace Café. The Bournemouth Pavilion Family Fun Day will be bursting with lots of great things to see and do.

On Sunday 29 July 2018 the fun continues at Littledown Park. Event organiser, Natalie McMullen  adds;

“New attractions at Littledown this year will include again ; yBall on the Astro Pitch Little Landies for the children to drive, the 360° Science Dome show featuring volcanoes, you can meet Dino the dinosaur plus Minky Moos are bringing along Kylo Ren, Princess Leia as well as Superheroes and Princesses. There will be Nerf Wars and a Mini Big Top with an ariel hoop for all ages to try, along with slacklining and a tumble run, plus the chance to learn circus skills. Football coaching and a shoot out from Littledown Juniors will also be available, or try our free family classes including Zumba, Circuits and Yoga. Plus, there’s new fairground inflatable attractions.”

There will be returning favourites as well including; the Inflatable Zone, Zorb Football, Battle Zone Archery, a Falconry Display, Crazy Creatures, Sand Art and Clay Workshops, amazing martial arts, gymnastic and dance displays.

For the foodies amongst us Natalie adds:

“There will be delicious food including wood fired pizza, Mexican street food, hog roast, bratwurst sausage stall, gourmet burgers, crêpes, waffles, and milkshakes.”

Clockwork Jukebox will be returning this year playing an eclectic mix of classic and contemporary hits from the past and present live on the terrace.

For an up to date list of attractions and further information visit Facebook: Littledown Family Fun Day 2018 and Bournemouth Pavilion Family Fun Day.

Admission to both events is free, however there are charges for refreshments and some activities.

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