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Bournemouth's Christmas Tree Wonderland 2018

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December 6, 2018

It has felt like Bournemouth has had the same Christmas decorations for the last decade, but this year things are changing with their FREE Christmas Tree Wonderland, set in Bournemouth Gardens.
Open until 2nd January 2019, we started our walk from the top of West Cliff, down past the BIC towards Bournemouth Pier and the first sign that something was different was the glowing lights in front of us.
Christmas Tree Bournemouth
We were initially disappointed to find that the Bournemouth Wheel was closed, despite being advertised as open until 8pm, so turned left at the first tree to be met with a magical display in front of us.
Bournemouth christmas tree wonderland
It is not just Christmas trees on display, we found a lovely nativity scene, a stunning waterfall effect and lit up gingerbread men and teddy bears.
Bournemouth Christmas
The real highlight of the walk through the gardens is the giant Bournemouth Wonderland tree which you can walk underneath.
Christmas Tree
In the gardens is also Santa’s Grotto, skating under the stars which leads to an alpine market in the centre of the town, which serves the best Yorkshire Pudding wraps!!
Christmas Tree Wonderland
Another highlight of Christmas in Bournemouth is the Upside Down House, which has landed in The Triangle.
Upside Down House
Unlike the Christmas Tree Wonderland, the Upside Down House costs £4 per person to enter, but it is well worth it for the fun photo opportunities.
Upside Down House Isaac
Upside Down House is the first of its kind inverted home in the UK, which provides customers with a zero-gravity illusion experience within a safe and family-friendly environment – in fact it takes some real getting used to once you are inside.
Isaac Upside down
Walk on the ceiling, reach for the coffee table and capture every moment. To get the best effects then simply rotate your pictures on your smartphone or PC!
Sebby upside down
Don’t worry if you cannot get down to see it over the Christmas period, the Upside Down House will run until 30th June 2019.
Eliza upside down
Have you been down to see the Christmas Tree Wonderland yet?

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    December 6, 2018

    How cute is that!! Glad you had a great time! So festive!

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    Maggie Unzueta

    December 6, 2018

    Wow! Bournemouth looks sooooo amazingly magical! I love their Christmas trees especially the blue one. And I can’t wait to visit their Upside Down House. My son would really enjoy this!

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    Lucy Dorrington

    December 6, 2018

    This looks so beautiful, wish I lived a bit nearer!

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    Anne Fraser

    December 6, 2018

    The gardens look amazing and I love the upside down house. It is a bonus that most of it is free. I noticed Yorkshire pudding wraps in Bristol. Tasty but very messy.

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    December 6, 2018

    This looks so fun! I have yet to do anything Christmas-y aside from decorating my house, but hopefully this weekend I can change that!

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    December 6, 2018

    Love the pictures, they made me so so happy! Thank you so much for sharing. Merry Christmas.

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    Tracey Kifford

    December 6, 2018

    I love the upside down house!!!

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    December 7, 2018

    This is so beautiful and unique! I wish we were closer so that we could enjoy it too, but your photos and descriptions are great!

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    December 7, 2018

    I always get so turned around when looking at photos like these; no pun intended! Looks like a lot of fun for the kids!

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    Anne Wright

    December 7, 2018

    this looks like a fun place for the family to explore

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    December 7, 2018

    Oh wow . It looks amazing . I’d love to visit somewhere new for the Christmas lights one year 🙂

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    December 7, 2018

    Wow so many amazing Christmas trees! Also love the idea of the upside down house! Sounds like fun!

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    Sue-Tanya Mchorgh

    December 7, 2018

    I would love to visit here with my family. I would love to visit the upside down house.

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    December 7, 2018

    That upside down house looks like so much fun! I love all the Christmas decorations and lights, too. This looks like a perfect experience.

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    December 7, 2018

    Oh my word. My girls would absolutely love this! What a beautiful what to celebrate the holiday!

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    December 8, 2018

    So many fun Christmas tree designs. I bet the kids had fun in the upside down house. So funny!

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    Shannan P

    December 8, 2018

    This looks like so much fun! We have a great lights display not far from us, as well. Always a great holiday memory!

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    Shar Mower

    December 8, 2018

    Wow how fun is this?! I love that little upside down house and Christmas lights are always a favorite Christmas time activity 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

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    December 8, 2018

    Oh my! What a fantastic place! If I took my children there I don’t think I’ll ever make it to make them come back home, haha

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    December 8, 2018

    The Gardens look amazing, as always. I’ll pop by the Upside Down house, it looks like a really fun experience. I have never seen anything like it before.

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    December 8, 2018

    This looks so much fun, I have to visit the London winter wonderland

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    Laura Dove

    December 8, 2018

    Oh this looks gorgeous! I love anywhere like this at Christmas, so festive!

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    Nichola - Globalmouse

    December 8, 2018

    Wow, Bournemouth have done so well. I love the look of all the displays and the upside down house looks AMAZING! What fun. I want to go for photos there alone!

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    Lauretta at Home and Horizon

    December 8, 2018

    This really looks like a fun idea to bring the whole family to. The upside down house is so coool!

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    December 9, 2018

    It looks amazing, I love the photos in the upside down house

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    December 9, 2018

    Aw wow, this is so pretty! Christmas is really on its way isn’t it. Such a lovely event.

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    December 9, 2018

    I am loving the Christmas decorations here. The Christmas Tree is a beauty indeed.

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    December 9, 2018

    This is so pretty! I love the upside down photos they remind of the pop up museums that are gaining traction. I can’t wait to go see Christmas lights!

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    Erica D Ardali

    December 9, 2018

    How fun! We have been thinking about going to a christmas village or drive through light display in our area

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    December 10, 2018

    What a cool idea and I bet the kids love finding the next tree. How cool is the upside down house, completely baffles your mind looking at the pictures doesn’t it!

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    Zena's Suitcase

    December 14, 2018

    This is so Christmasy! I don’t think we have any illuminations like this near me which is a shame. Those photos are hilarious

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