BATMAN! - That's right girls; none other than Batman himself, Christian Bale grew up in Bournemouth, attending the town school until the age of 16. It's unknown how often he visits his hometown, but you never know, you might just have a run in with The Dark Knight himself...
Glamping! - It's like camping, but with added style. Enjoy cute décor and the joys of outdoor living with the bonus of hot showers, toilets and (most importantly) a bar on site. Check out our Bourne Under The Stars glamping.
The Old Fire Station - Bournemouth's bright young things can be found in this retro venue set in the refurbished surrounds of (surprise) an old fire station. Without doubt one of our favourite venues.
4.7 Million - Literally millions of people flock to Bournemouth every year for sunny beaches and some of the best seaside clubbing thrills in the country.
Hold-on... - It turns out that Amanda Holden was quite the free spirit in her youth; she allegedly rode around town on a bicycle in the nude, even stopping to scream 'say no to crack' at a burly security guard!
Surfing - This seaside town has a magnificent reputation for surfing. When conditions are perfect, you can really rip up the waves like a real surf-chick with top tips from experienced instructors.
Mind the drop! - Winston Churchill lived in Bournemouth as a youth, but its a little known fact that he almost died after falling 29feet from a local bridge.
Busted... - The 'Great Train Robbers' were arrested in Bournemouth, a good thing too, they could've made away with £2.6 million but got caught because they live their fingerprints on a Monopoly set.
Vinyl - This bar-cum-club makes for a cocktail-filled wonderland whether your drink of choice is a crisp Pina Colada or a marvellous Mojito. Vinyl delivers big tunes and big flavours.
Cocktail Mixing - If you've ever looked at a bartender mixing a cocktail and thought, 'I could do that' then this is your chance to play around with all things alcoholic and tasty in pursuit of boozy success! Find out more about Cocktail Mixing.
750,000 - That's the total number of Ice Creams that are bought across Bournemouth's beautiful seven mile beach stretch. That's more than 2000 a day...
Power shower - Bournemouth entered The Guinness World Book of Records in 2011 as 152 people huddled beneath a giant water-spewing structure to break the record for the most people to have ever showered together. Strange but true.
Tony Blackburn - Infamous for terrorizing the airwaves in the 60s on pirate stations like 'Radio Caroline', Blackburn spent a few of his formative years in Bournemouth as a boy before embarking on a now legendary career in TV and radio.
Cabaret Show - Cabaret is basically a seaside tradition, but with cracking comedians, hot male strippers and one hilariously sassy drag queen, this definitely isn't what you'd call 'family friendly'.
Literary residents - J.R.R Tolkien and Enid Blyton both lived here, and Robert Louis Stevenson wrote The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde in this fabulous seaside town.
Alum Chine - This beautiful area filled with tropical plants from the Canary Islands, New Zealand, Mexico and the Himalayas is possibly Bournemouth's best kept secret, so ssshhhh!
Romantic beginnings - The first house in Bournemouth was built by a man named Tregonwell in 1810 after his wife's love of the South Coast persuaded him to settle here, 'n'aaaaaaaaaaaaaw!'
Beach Huts - The town had the UK's first purpose-built beach huts in 1909, and a Bournemouth beach hut became the first to be allowed to hold weddings and civil partnerships in 2011. In other news, we just died of a cuteness overload.
O2 Academy - The town's biggest gig venue, the Academy hosts big names of every genre from hip-hop to rock and metal - the fact that this is set in an old Victorian theatre simply adds to the euphoric atmosphere on any gig night.
Wine Tasting - Is there a more elegant way to spend an evening on your Bournemouth hen do than wine tasting? Possibly not, as you'll be trying a truly sophisticated range of wines from all over the world.
The Beatles - The fab four enjoyed time in Bournemouth. Apart from London and Liverpool, no other UK town saw more of George, Ringo, Paul and John, and the cover of their second album With the Beatles, was taken at the Palace Court Hotel.
Alex James - The cutest member of Blur is a Bournemouth boy through and through. He now owns an award winning cheese farm.
Recording Studio - Record your own chart busting hit at a professional studio.
Mr Blue Sky - Bournemouth enjoys an average of 7.7 hours of sunshine a day during the summer months, making it the perfect place to top up your tan without the hassle of jetting off abroad.
60 Million Post Cards - The girls will love this incredibly chic bar where the walls are plastered with maps and postcards sure to inspire wanderlust in even the most settled home-birds.
My heart will go on... - When past Bournemouth resident and poet Percy Shelley died prematurely while abroad, it's said that his heart refused to burn on his funeral pyre, leaving a friend to return the heart to the south coast where it's still buried today. Creepy?
Frankenstein - His heart was sent back to his widow, Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein. It just got creepier!
Afternoon Tea - After an afternoon of hen thrills and spills, a spot of Afternoon Tea could make for a splendid break before the party continues in the evening.
Oceanarium - Tottering turtles, picture-perfect penguins and fancy fish complete a line up of truly beautiful sea creatures awaiting on your Bournemouth hen do at the amazing Oceanarium.
Halo - This club is funky, stylish and simply stunning. Set inside the depths of an old theatre, this is Bournemouth nightlife of the highest quality, even if your own Halo has slipped.
Poole Harbour - A walk along Poole Harbour is a sure-fire way to clear away the excesses of even the latest of late nights, plus it's the second largest natural harbour in the world. Only Sydney's is bigger!
The Inferno - Ignite your night with a few cheeky glasses of wine at The Inferno, a metropolitan pub which feels more like a hip, trendy London bar than a Bournemouth boozer!
Pole Dancing - After you've gotten over the inevitable giggles, Pole Dancing is brilliant fun and can actually be a fair old workout once you get going.
Cameo - Great cocktails, fantastic music and good times by the ice-bucket load. Cameo is a glamorous stop for any Bournemouth hen weekend. Good friends, good tunes, good times!
Gareth Malone - Girls, your attraction to Gareth Malone is completely and utterly understood and justified. If all our music teachers looked as cute as him in school we'd be veritable virtuosos by now...
East Cliff Lift Railway - A lovely piece of Bournemouth invention, the East Cliff Lift Railway is wonderful to watch in action as it zig-zags it's way from the seafront to the cliffs above. Beats walking!
Reef Encounter - A really chilled-out bar and one of our favs, Reef Encounter overlooks the sea and is an ideal place to enjoy a brief encounter of the incredibly delicious kind!
Ghosts and ghouls... - Bournemouth has a few ghostly residents including the terrifying 'witch of the hill', and it's also said that the phantom of an actress who died on the Pavilion stage still treads the theatre's boards at night... Yikes!
Murder Mystery - This is a dinner to die for! Enjoy three delicious courses and solve a murderous mystery before the killer strikes again?!?
Grease Dancing - If Bournemouth's sandy beaches have got you in the mood for some Summer Lovin' then this fabulous dance workshop is amazing fun and can actually provide a real workout.