Bournemouth has been hit for six with new covid guidelines announced by the government this month. 

As coronavirus rules become tighter we are now limited to meeting in groups of six or less.

Social gatherings of more than six have been made illegal by the government since September 14, with some exceptions - amid a rise in coronavirus cases. 

The law change bans groups of more than six from meeting inside or outdoors and is being enforced through a £100 fine if people fail to comply, doubling on each offence up to a maximum of £3,200.

Here are the best things to do in Bournemouth in groups of six: 

Try some crazy golf

Muligans at the BH2 complex is a huge course spread across two floors into the basement level. 

The fun-packed course is ideal for all the family with enough challenging holes for even the most avid mini-golfer. 

The cost of a 17-hole game is £9.50 per person, there are often a range of deals and promotions running so be sure to check online when you book. 

Go bowling 

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Enjoy the classic pastime of tenpin bowling and see if your team can get a strike.

Fun for everyone whether you’re a novice or a seasoned pro - it’s a sure fire way to have a giggle and let off some steam. 

Hollywood Bowl in Branksome costs £9.49 for two games per person. 

Get in the water and go for a surf

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As we start to say goodbye to summer we can say hello to bigger and better waves in Bournemouth. 

As the weather changes the Pier's welcome bigger swell and there is nothing better than going out for a surf to put you in a good mood. 

If surfing isn't your bag then don't worry as Sorted Surf School on Boscombe beach have kayaks, surf and paddle boards to hire as well as all the equipment you need.

Surfboard hire costs £10 for 1-2 hours and the shop is open daily from 9.30 to 5.50pm.

Try and get out of an escape room

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Do you and your friends have the patience and brain-power to get out of an escape room? If you’re up for the challenge then why not give it a go. 

Spoilt for choice, there are plenty of escape rooms in Bournemouth - including Escape Rooms Quest. 

This escape room is themed around you and your team being accused of serial murder - you have 60 minutes to prove your innocence and escape. 

Located on Charminster Avenue they are open daily from 9.30 to 9pm. 

The escape room costs £25 per person and you have 60 minutes to find your way out. 

Play a game of rounders

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Great fun for all age groups and a sure way to dust off the cobwebs, the old school sport of rounders could be an ideal activity for you and five friends. 

All you need is a bat and ball which you can get online for as little at £7.25

A brilliant way to get you moving again after months inside rounders is an easy sport to grasp and you only need six people to play. 

Take a picnic and set yourselves up for the day in one of our gorgeous green spaces from Queens Park to Winton Rec.

Have we missed any activities for groups of six in Bournemouth? Let us know in the comments.