BH Live, in partnership with the Coastal BID is inviting local businesses, accommodation providers to see how they can get involved in the towns first ever Family Adventure Festiva

BH Live, in partnership with the Coastal BID and supported by Bournemouth University and Bournemouth Borough Council, is inviting local businesses, accommodation providers and retail outlets in Bournemouth to contact them, to see how they can get involved in the towns first ever Family Adventure Festival - Bournemouth, taking place over the school half-term holidays in May/June 2013.

The event, which aims to put Bournemouth on the map as the UK’s adventure destination and attract over 25,000 visitors and local residents into the town, is all about encouraging families and people of all ages to get involved in outdoor pursuits by offering them the opportunity to learn more about the sporting and adventure activities in the area, try them out and get kitted up with the right clothing and equipment at an interactive exhibition at the Bournemouth International Centre.

To kick off the event on Sunday 19 May 2013, ALTITUDE High Ropes Adventure at Littledown Park is offering discounted high ropes adventure sessions, people can enjoy a swim at a BH Live operated leisure centre for just £1 and local sports clubs will be showcasing their activities and offering taster sessions at the Littledown Centre.  From Monday 27 until Thursday 30 May 2013, further activities and adventure attractions including volleyball, tag rugby, beach soccer and lacrosse will be available for people to try; absolutely free of charge, along Southbourne, Boscombe , Bournemouth and Westbourne beaches.

On Friday 31 May, Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 June 2013 the main festival event, the BH Live Adventure Hub will be hosted at the BIC and along the beach.  At the BIC there will be three adventure zones; On Foot (hiking, orienteering and climbing), On Your Bike (cycling) and Go Wild (watersports, camping and bushcraft).  Activities and demonstrations will be taking place along the beach and there will be inspirational talks, films and live music on the Friday and Saturday evenings inside the BIC to entertain the crowds.

Steve Piper, BH Live Director of Venues said; “The Family Adventure Festival – Bournemouth, is an exciting and brand new event for the whole town. We are inviting local businesses, accommodation providers and shops to contact us now to see how they can be involved in, what we hope, will become an annual town event and put Bournemouth and Dorset on the map as a UK adventure destination. Whether they want to exhibit in the BH Live Adventure Hub at the BIC, find out more about sponsorship or put on a fringe activity, we would like to invite everyone to join us, and our town partners, to show visitors and local residents why Bournemouth and Dorset is a great place to come and enjoy the amazing array of fantastic activities we have to offer.”The Family Adventure Festival – Bournemouth, launched nationally at the recent Outdoors Show at ExCel, London; thousands of keen adventure enthusiasts were thrilled to hear about the festival and are already looking forward to coming to the town.

Find out more about the festival programme at

For exhibition enquiries, contact VOS Media on 0207 370 8524 and for all other opportunities, please contact BH Live on 01202 456480.

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