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It’s ‘Nutty November’ on Bournemouth Pier – HALF PRICE offers on the Zip Wire, and climbing at RockReef!

‘Nutty November’ has landed on Bournemouth Pier with spectacular offers to help locals beat the winter blues! The nutty offers are running from Monday 4th November to Saturday 30th November.   Half price Zip Wire flights will be available from just £7.50 and RockReef Indoor climbing activities start at only £5.50 for 1 ½ hours climbing! The new Ultimate Adventure Ticket, which includes all of RockReef’s indoor activities; Clip ‘n Climb, Pier Cave, HighLine, Leap of Faith and Vertical Slide is reduced to just £20*.

Residents living within the BH, SP, SO, DT & PO postcode areas will be able to take up these fantastic offers by using the code ‘NUTTY19’ when booking online, over the phone or in person. Booking in advance is strongly advised as these half price sessions always sell out quickly!

Upon arrival, visitors using the offer will be asked to produce a utility bill or driving license as proof of address. One proof of address allows entry for up to 4 people.

See website for full terms & conditions and to book

*Ultimate Adventure Ticket is available at weekends only.

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RockReef and Oceanarium, the Bournemouth Aquarium join forces to offer discounted tickets

Popular Bournemouth seafront attractions, RockReef indoor climbing attraction on Bournemouth Pier and Oceanarium, The Bournemouth Aquarium have joined forces to offer a dual attraction discounted ticket to visitors over the summer period.

The promotion offers savings of up to 30% at the Oceanarium and 20% off all RockReef activities and the PierZip, thoughout the summer, until 30th September 2019. When you visit one of the attractions, you will automatically be given a discount voucher to use for entry into the other attraction.

Sarah Hunter, Marketing Manager of RockReef said “We are excited to be working with the Oceanarium to offer our customers this great value promotion over the summer period and we hope it will help to encourage more people to visit our wonderful seafront attractions and have fun. Visitors will be able to enjoy an exciting varied day in Bournemouth and experience the exciting challenges of our 28 Clip ‘n Climb walls, indoor activities and the PierZip, followed by an inspiring, immersive journey around the waters of the world at the Oceanarium which is home to thousands of amazing creatures, including penguins, sharks, otters and turtles.”

Sara Kirchel, Marketing & PR Manager at the Oceanarium said, “This is a fantastic joint promotion that allows visitors to enjoy both all weather attractions with extraordinary discounts. You can discover our new Shark Wreck Reef display, home to several endangered and vulnerable aquatic species and with tickets valid all day, you can watch the waters come alive during regular feeds and fascinating talks and then head over to RockReef to burn off some energy on their adventure climbing activities.”

To launch and celebrate the new dual ticket promotion, the Oceanarium’s penguin mascot had some fun and tested his skills on some of the RockReef Indoor activities.

Tickets at both venues are valid all day. Pre booking of activities online at RockReef is recommended in order to guarantee a time slot and ensure that free admission to the pier is gained.

For further information about the Oceanarium and RockReef joint promotion, visit or

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Mums can zip for free on Mother’s Day!

Mums can zip for free on Mother’s Day!

Bournemouth Pier is home to RockReef’s PierZip and is once again offering the popular free zip wire rides to mums on Mother’s Day. The attraction, which opened back in 2014, has proven to be a ‘must-visit’ destination and activity for locals and visitors to the town.

The PierZip features a 250 metre dual zip wire and thrill-seekers launching from the Zip Tower can race out and “zip surf” over the top of the waves to land on the beach.

Bournemouth Pier Marketing Manager Sarah Hunter advised, “We are hoping that lots of mums will be surprised this year and will be able to enjoy a Mother’s Day treat with a difference!”

One mum can zip for free with every full paying customer on Sunday 31st March. Book your dual PierZip online and use code MUM19 for discount to be applied. Book now

Be in with the chance to win a family ticket to RockReef indoor climbing attraction by uploading a photo of your mum on the zip wire! Just use the hashtag #PierZip when sharing your action shots!

While you’re on the pier why not treat mum to a delicious lunch or afternoon tea at Key West Bar & Grill? You can book a table online at Key West Bar & Grill.

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Seasonal jobs recruitment days on Bournemouth Pier

Bournemouth Pier recruitment events

Key West Bar & Grill on Bournemouth Pier is hosting two seasonal jobs recruitment days on Friday 1st March 4pm – 7pm and Saturday 2nd March 10am – 1pm.

Bournemouth Pier Marketing Manager Sarah Hunter advised, “We’ve got lots of varied opportunities with roles available in RockReef & PierZip, Key West Bar & Grill and retail shops & kiosks. Jobs available include RockReef Instructors, Reception Staff, Cafe Assistants, Kitchen Staff, Bar & Waiting Staff, and Retail Sales Assistants. You can find out more about the jobs available on our jobs pages at”

Continuing Sarah said, “We’re looking for enthusiastic, reliable staff to work on the pier during the peak summer season. Full training and uniforms will be provided. Just bring along your CV to one of the recruitment days and speak to a hiring manager! If you can’t make either of the recruitment days please do email your CV and cover letter to

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Half term February fun at RockReef on Bournemouth Pier!

Half term fun at RockReef on Bournemouth Pier

Half term week, 18th – 22nd February, will see Bournemouth Pier welcoming lots of families and young people to RockReef indoor climbing activity attraction. The popular venue is based on adventure sports and features 28 Clip ‘n Climb fun indoor climbing walls. There’s also a Vertical Drop Slide, a Leap of Faith Challenge, the HighLine ropes obstacle course and the Pier Cave which is a 65-linear metre indoor caving experience.

Marketing Manager Sarah Hunter enthused, “We provide a brilliant choice of fun and challenging climbing activities. See if you can beat your friends on the speed wall or why not test your courage by trying the HighLine obstacle course blindfolded!”

PierZip, the world’s first pier to shore zipwire, will be reopening on Saturday 16 February after maintenance work. Locals and visitors will once more be able to experience the thrilling ride across the waves to the beach! Rides can be booked in advance online at

Capture yourself enjoying any of your half term fun at RockReef, tag your photos with #RockReef or #PierZip and share on social media for a chance to win a RockReef dual Pierzip ticket!

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It’s ‘Nutty November’ on Bournemouth Pier – Half Price Offers for locals on the Zip Wire, at RockReef & at Key West Bar & Grill!

It has officially been declared ‘Nutty November’ on Bournemouth Pier as spectacular half price offers have been introduced to help locals beat the winter blues! The offer is running from Wednesday 1st November to Thursday 30th November.  Zip Wire flights will be available from as little as £6.50 and RockReef Indoor activities start at just £2.50!

Local residents living within the BH, SP, SO, DT & PO postcode areas will be able to take up these fantastic offers by using the code ‘LOCALSNOV17’ when booking online, over the phone or in person.  Upon arrival, visitors using the offer will be asked to produce a utility bill or driving license as proof of address.

The Nutty November offers can be enjoyed too at Key West Bar & Grill on Bournemouth Pier throughout November –  There will be 2 for 1’s on all main courses, burgers, salads and breakfasts, providing the perfect way to re-energise following your action packed visit to the Pier!

One proof of address allows entry for up to 4 people.  This offer excludes RockStars after school club, birthday parties and group booking rates. See website for terms & conditions and to book

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RockReef on Bournemouth Pier develops new Drop ‘N’ Go Sessions

RockReef Indoor Climbing activity attraction on Bournemouth Pier is launching a new ‘Drop ‘n’ Go’ session whereby parents can drop their children off and leave them for up to 2 hours. The first session launches on Saturday 21st October and subsequent sessions will be every Saturday thereafter.

Marketing Manager Sarah Hunter advised, “The new sessions will allow parents to drop off their children with the team of fully trained & DBS checked instructors. To make it extra easy for parents, our meeting point is outside Hot Rocks at Pier Approach from between 9:30 – 9:50am with collection from 11:45am – 12:15pm at the same location so no parking is needed.”

Sarah continued, “The session is available to children age 4 upwards. Booking in advance is essential. A session will cost £15 and includes up to 1 ½ hours climbing and unlimited squash.  We’re anticipating that in the run up to Christmas this will provide the perfect shopping opportunities for parents and will prove extremely popular!”

With 25 unique Clip ‘n’ Climb walls and the ‘Stairway to Heaven’ climbing challenge, RockReef indoor activity attraction provides endless amounts of fun for participants, whilst pushing and testing their agility, confidence, climbing and problem- solving skills.  Each wall creates a different challenge – whether it be testing speed, deciding on the quickest or hardest route to navigate or where to distribute one’s body weight.


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​“Competition winners Jack and Tamara zip surf with the Red Devils Freefall Display Team”

Two local school children have won the opportunity to tandem zip wire with the Red Devils Freefall Display Team at the Bournemouth Air Festival!  The competition, run by RockReef appealed for the public to nominate youngsters for the unique experience.

Marketing Manager, Sarah Hunter on Bournemouth Pier said, “We were inundated with nominations for many children from across Dorset.  It was quite a task selecting our two winners but the ones we selected did stand out as very deserving winners.”

9 year old Jack Kent was nominated by his brother, Shane.  Shane wrote…’Jack was moved by the story of four year-old Jacob; a young boy with a severe case of Cerebral Palsy, in need of an emergency operation to prevent him from being wheelchair bound. Due to the fact that Jack is so compassionate, he decided to raise at least £500 towards the ‘Dorset Children’s Foundation’, a charity that is currently helping Jacob, and which is run by one of Jack’s great footballing legends Harry Redknapp. On Saturday 17th June, in boiling hot conditions, Jack dribbled his beloved football from Sandbanks to Bournemouth Pier and back (8 miles), in order to help poor Jacob get the care he needs to walk again. Amazingly, Jack has raised over £600!’

The competition’s second winner was 11 year old Tamara Andrews.  Tamara was nominated 3 times; by her father Martin, her uncle Christopher Andrews and family friend Janet Finn. Martin wrote, ‘I would love my daughter to win this.  She has had a difficult couple of years since losing her mum but keeps going and is becoming a wonderful young lady, gaining top honours from school and being so helpful and kind.’

Janet contributed, ‘Since losing her mother to breast cancer, she and her Dad Martin, have become the perfect partnership. With the love and support of the rest of her family and friends this beautiful, bright girl is full of confidence who is willing to take on any challenge.’

The Red Devils Freefall Display Team came out in force with 10 of them taking on the challenge of the zip wire.   Corporal Alex Perry advised, “It’s great to back in Bournemouth and sharing the zip wire with 2 fabulous, deserving winners.  It was good to hear their stories and hopefully they’ll come sky diving with us when they’re older.”

Jack enthused, “I loved it.  I want to do it again!”

Tamara said, “I was really excited to hear that I’d won this prize. Dad hadn’t told me that he’d nominated me so it was a bit of a shock.  The zip wire was really, really good and it was brilliant meeting the Red Devils!”

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​Summer activities and 2 for 1 offers on Bournemouth Pier!

Bournemouth Pier is looking forward to welcoming large numbers of visitors and locals on to the pier during the summer months and has created enticing 2 for 1 promotions at  RockReef, the PierZip and Key West Bar & Grill (24th July – 3rd September).

The Zip Wire is offering 2 for 1 rides from 5pm till late.  Why not zip surf over the waves and enjoy the best and most unique view of Bournemouth’s stunning coastline!

RockReef indoor climbing adventure attraction, which boasts 28 different climbing walls, is offering 2 for 1 on the HighLine Aerial obstacle course, Vertical Slide, the Leap of Faith and the Caving experience from 5pm till 7pm. Come and test your nerve and challenge your climbing skills.

Following on from your adrenaline fuelled activities you could pick up a 2 for 1 pizza in the RockReef Café or why not relax and enjoy 2 for 1 exotic cocktails and scrumptious 2 for 1 deserts in Key West Bar at the end of the pier and marvel at the 360 degree panoramic views of the bay. All Key West offers are available from 5pm until 7pm.

Marketing Manager Sarah Hunter advised, “We are delighted to be offering such competitive deals this summer, ensuring that families and visitors can have huge amounts of fun but at the same time making sure that their holiday spending money goes further.

All attractions are now open 7 days a week from 10am until late.  Visitors are urged to check the website for session times.

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