Are you having ‘birthday blues’ because your bank account is looking really quite empty? Here are ways to celebrate on a budget!


Fancy going out and letting the world know you’re a year older? Why not visit some of Bournemouth’s best clubs with the top deals they offer for students on tables, bottles and entry. If you fancy a meal out there are a range of options that are great for a budget, read on to find some alternative ideas too.

We all know food is the way to a student’s heart. So why not take advantage of all those blasted e-mails that fill your inbox with food deals. I’d suggest Prezzo, there are many around Bournemouth/Poole and the vouchers and offers they have are always great. Here are a number of websites that will help you save money, not only at Prezzo but also a number of other restaurants too.

  4. Being a student, deals and discounts are second nature… so with your NUS card enjoy 25% off.

If food isn’t the way to your heart and having a hangover is not your cup of tea, try something different this year. Take advantage of Orange Wednesdays and see some of the latest movies for half price! You can have a look at some of the latest film reviews on The Rock Online as well.

Another alternative may be to visit Tower Park, Poole. With a number of restaurants, you could combine some of the vouchers I mentioned above with a day of thrilling and exciting water slides at SplashDown. The company offer student prices as well as discounts on parties over 10 people, why not ring up to see if they can offer you anything else? Most companies appreciate the business, so ringing and asking for some added extras as a birthday treat isn’t cheeky and could even add to your special day.


Bournemouth University’s Proud Establishment © The Old Fire Station.

Going out and letting the world know you’re a year older at some brilliant clubs is a great way to celebrate. Bournemouth has a great nightlife for students and I think it’s about time we took advantage of it. How about keeping the night out close to your student heart and visit The Old Fire Station. Every night at the Fire Station is a guaranteed great night out, the entry is cheap, as are the drinks. Have a chat with their lovely team and get to know what deals they can make personable to you.

Lola Lo offer some great deals for students when it comes to your birthday. These deals aren’t on their website… you need to ring directly, contact details can be found on their website. On a Tuesday night with a table you can buy a bottle of Jägermister for £30 and a bottle of vodka for £80 with unlimited mixers. Or pick a Thursday when tables have a minimum spend of £50 and cheap entry, buy a bottle of Stoli vodka for £50. Split between a big group of ten that’s only £5 each! The cocktails at Lola Lo are also great and once again cheap for your student budget you can find their price list here. It’s well worth giving their friendly team a ring.

** Contact Details **

Splashdown: 01202 71612

Lola Lo: 01202 298 297

Fire Station: 01202 963889