Explore Ferndown's rich horticultural history
Back in the 1860s, the modern town of Ferndown was home to the UK's first garden centre, set up by the Scottish Stewart family. Since then, this bright little town has held on to its horticultural past with garden centres like Haskins and Trehane Nursery. Ferndown is perfectly placed between two sprawling nature parks, Holt Heath National Nature Reserve and Moors Valley County Park and Forest. The area is a haven for walkers, and families will love hiring bikes to cycle through the Dorset woodlands.
Play a few rounds at Ferndown Golf Club
Set in acres of sprawling heathland on the outskirts of Ferndown, this golf course is perfect for players of every level. The 18-hole course has been repeatedly ranked as one of the best golf courses in the world, while the 27-hole course is ideal for serious golfers. If you're less experienced, that's not a problem. The nine-hole President's Course will have you hitting birdies in no time.
Be beside the seaside in Bournemouth
No trip to Ferndown should be complete without a visit to beautiful Bournemouth and its relaxed seaside atmosphere. Its coastal hotspots of Hengistbury Head and Bournemouth Beach are just 25 minutes away by car and will be a surefire hit with the kids. Looking for a cheap hotel Near Ferndown? Travelodge Ringwood Hotel sits just off the A31, perfect for exploring the Nearby New Forest. Nearby Travelodge Bournemouth Cooper Dean Hotel is also a great option if you're looking to explore Bournemouth.