Vacation Extra Centre



With miles of beautiful sandy beaches, lovely parks and gardens, and plenty of amazing excursion destinations within easy reach, Bournemouth is the perfect vacation destination for older teenagers. Our Summer Centre is within walking distance of the town centre and beach. There are excellent facilities at the Centre, plus easy access to nearby accommodation.


Kings Bournemouth is accredited by the British Council and Young Learners English UK.

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Nearest Airports

London Heathrow
London Gatwick

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  • Spacious, well-equipped classrooms
  • Multi-purpose sports court
  • Facilities for basketball, volleyball, badminton, table-tennis and indoor games
  • Outdoor sports at local Meyrick Park
  • Restaurant offering a wide choice of hot lunches available every day
  • Outside dining patios
  • WiFi access in Summer Centre

Typical activities

Activities include badminton, barbecue, discos, film night, football tournaments, international parties, karaoke, mini-Olympics, swimming, talent shows, team games, theme parties, volleyball.


Courses available

Vacation Extra

15 hours of English lessons per week plus full programme of sports, activities and excursions.

1–4 weeks (3 weeks maximum for homestay students)
Start dates
16, 23, 30 June; 7, 14, 21, 28 July; 4, 11, 18 August 2019
End date
25 August 2019
Minimum entry level
Age range

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Study Tours

Educational study tours for groups — minimum of 10 students — throughout the year. Programmes, which can be customised, include 15 hours of English lessons plus activities, excursions and cultural experiences.

Start dates
Available 1 September – 1 June
Age range

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Lulworth Summer Residence

  • Available from 20 June - 4 August 2019
  • 15 minutes’ walk from Summer Centre
  • Single en suite accommodation arranged as small apartments
  • Each apartment has 6–8 bedrooms (with en suite shower room) which share a kitchen/lounge area
  • 24/7 security
  • Live-in wardens
  • On-site restaurant
  • On-site laundry facility
  • WiFi
  • Minimum age: 16 for individuals and 14 for students in a group (supervised by the Group Leader)

Charminster student residence

  • Available from 9 June - 25 August 2019
  • 20 minutes’ walk from Summer Centre
  • Single and twin en suite bedrooms
  • Communal student lounge with DVD player, TV and Wii
  • 24/7 security
  • Live-in wardens
  • On-site cafeteria
  • On-site laundry facility
  • WiFi
  • Minimum age: 14


  • Standard twin (single rooms available on request)
  • Most host families are a short bus ride from the Summer Centre. Students make their own way there
  • All hosts are carefully selected and inspected by the Kings Accommodation Manager
  • Students under 16 are not given a house key
  • Maximum 3-week stay for under 16s
  • Bus travel cost per 7 days is approximately £19 (subject to increase)

Meal plan

Full-board meal plan. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included every day. We can cater for vegetarian and other dietary requirements on special request.

Evening curfew

Please note that there are curfews in place for all students. Students aged under 16 must return to their host family or residence by 21.30 every evening. Students aged 16-17 must return to their host family or residence by 22.30 every evening.

Typical excursions