Information for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Christchurch Quay

Christchurch Quay logo

Christchurch Quay is a beautiful riverside open space in Christchurch town centre.

The large grass area is known as the Quomps and is perfect for a variety of activities. The smaller paved area next to Place Mill, a restored Anglo-Saxon watermill, is known as the Town Quay.

Christchurch Quay is a Green Flag Award winner, which recognises the best parks and open spaces in the country.

Parking at Mayors Mead car park, Priory car park and Christchurch Quay car park.

  • splash park
  • children’s play area
  • riverside promenade and pathways
  • cafés
  • boat hire
  • ferry trips
  • bandstand, available to hire
  • novelty golf
  • public slipway
  • winter boat park from October to March
  • toilets
  • cycle parking.
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Venue/Contact Details
Christchurch Quay
Quay Road
BH23 1BU
Area coverage
BCP Area
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  • Refreshment / Snacks
  • Toilet Available
  • Drop off / Collection point
  • Car Parking
Times and Costs
Opening times:
The play area is an open facility but may shut at dusk, please visit the website for more information.
Further opening details:
  • Evening
  • Afternoon
  • Morning
  • Daily
  • All Year Round
The facilities at the Quay are free to use.