Activities

Places to see and things to do in and around Poole
 
 
 
 

Nusara

Nusara is a chic and authentic Thai restaurant nestled in the historic hearts of Christchurch & Poole, serving up expertly crafted Thai food. Nusara specialises in the age-old tradition of Thai fire grilling, offering a healthy balance of Meat, Fish…

 
 

Beryl

We put riders at the heart of everything we do – whether testing new lights or features in our Beryl App, backing us on Kickstarter, or giving us feedback on our bike. Our community contributes ideas and insights so we…

 
 

Insight Activities

Nestled in a private section of rustic woodland you will find Insight Activities’ shooting and Axe throwing ranges, where anyone can learn the fine arts of Archery, Crossbows and Axe Throwing or even engage in some woodland Archery Tag Combat…

 
 

Beach Check app

Bournemouth and Poole Council Beach Check app, has a traffic light system helping both visitors and residents avoid busy hotspots. The app is free to download and available from: Google Play  Apple App Store.

 
 

Gina Conway Aveda Salon and Spa

Set on the historic quayside of Poole harbour with views to the Purbecks, this beautifully appointed salon and spa has a team of highly motivated and talented stylists and therapists.

 
 

Poole Park Crazy Golf

Low cost fun in a beautiful setting, Poole Park Crazy Golf, 12 hole crazy golf course course. Located in Poole Park next to the fountain and car park near The Kitchen and Scoops, and close to the Kingland Road entrance…

 
 

Land and Wave

Outdoor land and sea adventures for kids and adults. Fantastic kids holiday courses, adult courses and adhoc day activities.  Well organised and super fun for everyone!

 
 

Poole Quay Boat Haven

Poole Quay Boat Haven & Port of Poole Marina are both perfectly positioned to offer a base from which to explore Poole Harbour and its surrounding areas.

 
 

Poole Windsurfing School

Our windsurfing lessons take place in the safe, shallow waters of Poole Harbour, where we teach in small groups with personalized windsurfing tuition which is always with the same experienced instructors & using the latest equipment to make learning easy.

 
 

Poole Yacht Club

Our facilities have been called the finest for a private members’ club on the South coast. With a newly refurbished pontoon, lit walkways and electricity to each finger berth, the quality of our members’ experience just keeps improving!

 
 

Powerboat Training UK

Powerboat Training UK is a professional but family run RYA Training Centre running the full range of RYA Powerboat Training Courses, Motorboat Training Courses, Shorebased and PWC Training Courses.

 
 

Priest’s House Museum & Garden

The Priest’s House Museum & Garden is located in the heart of the beautiful market town of Wimborne Minster.

 
 

Putlake Adventure Farm

A broad range of animals, large and small, which can be bottle fed and even held in your own hands. Come along and run around in scenic views while cows moo and alpacas graze. When you’ve had enough of running…

 
 

QE Leisure Centre

At QE Leisure Centre we offer an excellent range of facilities with the latest equipment, a great atmosphere and a real opportunity for you to socialise, relax and achieve your personal goals.

 
 

Quay Cafe

Undeniably we at The Quay Cafe, have the best street level location on Poole Quayside. A selection of colourful continental tables and chairs invite you to sit alfresco in the shade ~ or the sunshine, enjoy a simple glass of…

 
 

Queen’s Park Golf Course

“A beautiful course with a deep sense of history and tradition” Peter Alliss. It is a very mature and challenging golf course, where management of the game takes the driving seat to power play.

 
 

Rancho

An authentic South American steakhouse striving to provide the best quality steaks around!

 
 

Rick Stein

With views across Poole Harbour, our restaurant in Sandbanks is the perfect spot for a relaxed seafood meal, family get-together or equally a romantic meal for two. Our menu is full of Rick’s classic dishes, including Dover sole a la…

 
 

RNLI College Discovery Tours

Find out how our crews and lifeguards are trained with a behind the scenes 90 minute tour of the RNLI College. Each tour is conducted by one of our dedicated volunteer tour guides, providing a passionate and insightful look at…

 
 

Wave 105

Listen live to your favourite music and presenters at Wave 105. Keep up with the latest news and shows, enter competitions, and check out our playlists.

 
 

Sakuna Thai

Attractive and fresh Thai food served by friendly and attentive staff…a nice atmosphere.makes this a perfect evening for a quiet meal or a celebration.

 
 

Shopmobility

Located in the Dolphin Centre car park. Equipment must be booked in advance by calling 01202 661770.

 
 

Sitters

For trusted babysitting services – even while you’re away!

 
 

The Thai Restaurant

The Thai Restaurant situated in Poole, a short walk from the famous Quay is a warm & inviting restaurant specialising in Thai Cuisine.

 
 

Tin of Sardines

Now Open in Poole! Probably the Smallest Gin Bar in the World!

 
 

Tower Park

At Tower Park, Poole, a galaxy of entertainment unfolds. With the Splashdown water park and Empire Cinema, Tenpin bowling, kids soft play, bingo and a range of restaurants, there’s enough to keep you busy whatever the weather.

 
 

Wimborne

With many festival making use of Wimborne Minster’s wonderful courtyards, squares and open spaces, you can combine an entertaining event with a satisfying shopping spree or a trip to one of the town’s visitor attractions.

 
 

Ramblers

Whether you’re walking to improve your health or simply for the pleasure of exploring your local area on foot, their walks make enjoying the great outdoors easy.

 
 

Poole Sea Angling Centre

Premises are situated behind Truly Scrumptious at the end of Poole High Street that meets with Poole Quay. You will find the shop crammed to the rafters with some superb tackle and with many years experience under our belts, we…

 
 

Poole Sailability

Poole Sailability welcomes anyone with impaired health or a disability to enjoy active sailing in a friendly club environment during the summer months on the beautiful waters of Poole Harbour. Previous sailing experience is not necessary. We aim to accommodate…

 
 

Harbour Guide

With over 100 miles of coastline, Poole is the second largest natural harbour in the world. This busy working port dates back to the 15th century when it was Dorset’s Port of the Staple and is today the county’s largest…

 
 

Great Days Out Gold Saver Pass

Take advantage of this amazing offer in Dorchester to see 5 top Attractions for the price of 2!

 
 

Banana Wharf

Banana Wharf bar and restaurant at Poole is the perfect spot to meet, eat and drink by the water. The exciting menu mirrors the flagship Ocean Village restaurant blending tropical and oriental dishes with great seafood, traditional favourites, pizza, pasta…

 
 

Birds of Poole Harbour

‘Birds of Poole Harbour’ is a charity completely dedicated to educating people on the stunning variety of bird life in one of the country’s most picturesque locations, helping you make the most of this truly breathtaking natural harbour.

 
 

Boatability

Boatability is an authorised RYA Powerboat Training Centre. RYA Powerboat Training Courses include RYA Powerboat Level 1 & 2, Intermediate and Advanced Power Boat, RYA VHF / DSC Training and RYA First Aid.

 
 

Car Back Services

A Dorset based company that specialises in supplying fully insured drivers to drive people in their own cars.

 
 

Cranborne Estate

Welcome to the Cranborne Estate a thriving business dedicated to the local community

 
 

The Custom House Cafe

The Custom House Café enjoys a prime position on Poole Quay, overlooking the exclusive Sunseeker yachts and nestled within the beautiful Old Town. An attractive, friendly and relaxed café, bar and bistro, offering choices for all tastes and times of…

 
 

Cycle Experience Purbeck

Bike hire, experiences and things to do in Dorset’s hidden gem – the Isle of Purbeck.

 
 

Cycling routes in Poole

Poole has over 50 miles of cycle network and 28 miles of path are away from traffic, including leisure routes in pleasant green areas and cycle paths by the sea.

 
 

Da Vinci

Established in 1993, Da Vinci’s is a family-run business, specialising in fresh, local ingredients, cooked in true Italian style. Whether you are seeking a casual pizza supper in a cosy Italian atmosphere or a special meal, Da Vinci’s has the answer.

 
 

Deli on The Quay

From our famous fudge brownies to the unbeatable quiches and from the great coffee to a crisp glass of Sauvignon Blanc, everything at Deli on the Quay is born from the passion and excitement in all things delicious.

 
 

Delfino Lounge

Delfino Lounge is in a great spot overlooking Falkland Square in the Dolphin shopping centre. They serve a fantastic range of food and drinks (including full kids, gluten free and vegan menus) across two floors.

 
 

Dinorsaurland Fossil Museum

The Dinosaurland Fossil Museum is aimed at children from 5 to 85 with an interest in fossils and dinosaurs. It houses a spectacular collection of the local Jurassic marine fossils and explains what they are, why they are there and…

 
 

Dolphin III

A charity run entirely by volunteers, set-up to provide free trips in Poole Harbour for disabled persons of all ages and disabilities who are unable to use the normal pleasure craft which operate in Poole Harbour.

 
 

Dorset Activities

Fun activity days including corporate events, kids parties, segway tours, 4×4 driving and more.

 
 

UK Llamas

UK Llamas is proud to share its passion for llamas and alpacas with the public. Walking with llamas is a unique and very relaxing experience. These hardy, extremely agile and elegant animals are gentle, easy to handle and great fun…

 
 

Great Dorset Steam Fair

The World’s largest heritage and cultural event, showcasing Great Britain’s National industrial, agricultural and rich leisure history.

 
 

Dorset Waterpark

Dorset Waterpark is a huge Woodland Water Park spread over two lakes overlooking Corfe Castle. Each lake features different inflatable obstacles for you to tackle.

 
 

Studland Beach

Four miles of beautiful beaches line the sheltered waters of Studland Bay – ideal for beach games, sandcastles, watersports or simply relaxing.

 
 

Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum

The Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum tells the harrowing tale of the Martyrs arrest, trial and punishment, leading to the foundation of modern day trade unionism.

 
 

Traveline

Helping you find the best ways way to make your journey using the most up to date information from around the UK for all transport companies including bus, rail, coach and ferry.

 
 

Twin Sails Bridge

This landmark structure is the first bridge of its type to be built in the the world. Its unique triangular-shaped lifting leaves reflect Poole’s proud maritime and industrial heritage. When the bridge is up, the two lifting leaves symbolise the…

 
 

The Watersports Academy

The Watersports Academy in Sandbanks offers one of the widest selections of water sports you will find under one roof! Activities to suit all ages, skills and fearlessness, accompanied with fun qualified instructor. Plus, their unique location, with direct access…

 
 

Wimborne Market

‘The largest undercover market in the south of England’ offering full facilities of catering, toilets and multi-storey car park. here you will find almost anything, from fresh local produce including a regular quality butchers, bakers, fruiters, fishmonger and cheese stands. Also…

 
 

Wimborne Minster

For over 1300 years Wimborne Minster has been a living centre for pilgrimage, prayer, mission and worship.

 
 

Rockley Watersports

Rockley Watersports offers dinghy sailing courses from RYA beginner level through to RYA Instructor level at our UK south coast centre in Poole Harbour and our Midlands centre at Bartley Sailing Club.

 
 

Route One

Poole Quay Circular bus court via Poole Hospital – Railway Station – Library – Poole Quay – Baiter Park.

 
 

Salterns Marina

Situated within one of the South Coast’s most prestigious sailing locations, ‘Salterns Marina’ provides outstanding access to Poole Harbour and the award winning beaches of Sandbanks. Close to the Solent and with France just 60 nautical miles away, Salterns Marina…

 
 

Sandbanks Beach Cafe

A bright modern cafe serving delicious homemade food, situated on the award-winning Sandbanks beach with stunning views of the bay.

 
 

Scaplen’s Court

Scaplen’s Court is a Grade I listed medieval building dating back to the 1300s. Adjoining Scaplen’s Court is a delightful walled garden providing an oasis of colour and tranquility. Originally designed by George Dillistone in 1930, it was restored by…

 
 

Sea Fishing Poole

Fishing trips from Poole Quay. Individual trips or private charters. Check their website for details and prices.

 
 

Sea Life Weymouth

Explore an amazing underwater world at SEA LIFE Weymouth. With over 1,000 creatures to see, Caribbean Cove, 9 talks and feeding demonstrations, splash zone, pool all included in admission we pride ourselves in being a full day out attraction.

 
 

Shaftesbury Abbey Museum and Gardens

The excavated foundations of this once important and influential Abbey lie in a peaceful walled garden, with an extensive herb garden and medieval orchard. The museum brings to life the story of Saxon England’s foremost Benedictine nunnery, founded by King…

 
 

Shaftesbury

Shaftesbury is a small market town in Dorset with a fascinating history going back to Saxon times. The town is the home of Gold Hill (made famous by the “Hovis” advert) and has magnificent views over Hardy’s Blackmore Vale.

 
 

Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum

Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum brings over 200 years of justice and injustice to life. Walk in the footsteps of people whose lives were forever changed in the historic court at Dorchester’s Shire Hall. Immerse yourself in the cells before…

 
 

Shoresports

Shoresports watersports school uses the safe and shallow waters of Christchurch Harbour, operating from Mudeford Quay. Learn to sail, windsurf, kayak or stand-up paddleboard (SUP) with their qualified instructors. Join one of their river tours, take a lesson or just…

 
 

The Big Canoe

Book a full- or half-day guided tour for your group in one of their unique Big Open Canoes. You and the rest of the crew will enjoy a fantastic day out canoeing with instructors, while exploring the area of outstanding…

 
 

Beaulieu

There’s nothing like a great family day out! One ticket includes The National Motor Museum, Palace House, Beaulieu Abbey, World of Top Gear and more…

 
 

Athelhampton House & Gardens

If you are looking for things to do in Dorset then Athelhampton House & Gardens, close to Dorchester, are an excellent day out.

 
 

Aerial Taxis

Local taxis – call 01202 747333

 
 

Royal Signals Museum

From laying line, through to advanced, secure satellite, cyber and more, the Royal Signals Museum tells the exciting story of military communications and information from the Crimean War to the present day.

 
 

New Forest Cycle Hire

Accessories, spares, repairs and servicing from their Cycle Centres in the heart of the New Forest at Burley and Lyndhurst.

 
 

Jurassic Coast

With its rocks and fossils we can uncover detailed stories from Earth’s ancient past. Through its landslides, cliffs and beaches we can learn about the natural processes that formed the coast and continue to shape the world today.

 
 

Badger & Wildlife Night Watch

Badger & Wildlife Night Watch offers an unsurpassed opportunity to watch these elusive animals in comfort. An evening in the countryside you’ll never forget.

 
 

Studland Woodland Walk

This is a great wildlife walk as there is so much to look and listen out for along the way, including birds, reptiles, deer, fungi and a variety of insects.

 
 

New Forest National Park

From beautiful scenery to free roaming animals, fascinating history to scenic coastline, there’s something for everyone in the New Forest National Park. As well as being a great place for walking and cycling, the National Park is also home to…

 
 

Arne Nature Reserve

Arne remains one of the few places in the UK where all six of the UK’s native reptiles can be found. Situated on Poole Harbour and within the Dorset Area of Natural Beauty, it’s a stunning landscape which consists of…

 
 

Kingston Lacy

A lavish family home built to resemble an Italian Palace in the rural Dorset countryside.

 
 

The Dolphin Shopping Centre

The Dolphin Shopping Centre in Poole is home to over 130 stores with everything from independent boutiques to your favourite high street stores including Primark, Boots, M&S, Next, New Look and River Island.

 
 

Poole Harbour Watersports

For lessons, tours or equipment hire. Kayaking, kitesurfing, paddle boarding, windsurfing and more…

 
 

Poole Harbour Boat Show

The fifth Poole Harbour Boat Show will take place 7th to 9th June from its award-winning home, Poole Quay Boat Haven. With over 30,000 people in attendance in both 2017 and 2018, the show continues to be the biggest-ever free…

 
 

Poole Greyhounds

Poole Stadium hosts Greyhound Racing 52 weeks of the year. They are also proud to host the Poole Pirates Elite Speedway Team. They offer a restaurant serving a table d’hôte menu plus licensed bars and snack bar facilities.

 
 

Poole Boat Charters

Enjoy a cruise on their President 485 luxury powerboat around Poole Harbour or out to Studland Bay and around Brownsea Island.

 
 

Poole Arms

The oldest seafood bar on Poole Quay (circa 1635). (Sorry due to a clause in their licence, children are not allowed in the bar).

 
 

Pizza Express

A warm welcome and a delicious meal awaits in our small, cosy restaurant. You’ll find them in the centre of Poole old town on the High Street, just a stroll away from the beautiful quay.

 
 

Parkstone Yacht Club

Parkstone Yacht Club situated on the North shore of the second largest natural harbour in the world. The Club has an active membership of 2800 members, comprising equal numbers of dinghy and cruiser owners. Both sailing and racing are actively…

 
 

Palmers Brewery

Palmers Brewery welcome visitors from Easter to the end of October. Fascinating guided tour where you’ll go behind the scenes in the historic brewery buildings, to watch every stage of the centuries-old brewing process. Advisable to pre-book.

 
 

Old Harry Rocks

Breathtaking views of the Jurassic coast and unique rock formations await you. Try out the circular pub walk available via this National Trust link.

 
 

Oceanarium

Watch the water come alive while penguins, otters, sharks and sea turtles grab a bite to eat during our daily feeding talks. Stop for a refreshment break during your visit and enjoy spectacular panoramic views from Bay View Terrace (exclusive…

 
 

Oasis Fun

Want to keep the kids entertained? Then why not visit Oasis Fun for a fun-filled experience for the whole family. They have a bowling alley with 6 lanes, an indoor soft play centre, large Adventure Golf course, arcades and pool…

 
 

Nothe Fort

Nothe Fort is now one of Weymouth’s major attractions and a venue for a wide range of public events. You don’t have to be a military enthusiast to enjoy your visit. It’s a great day out for all the family…

 
 

New Forest Wildlife Park

Follow the woodland trails to see amazing animals in beautiful natural settings. Have fun in their fabulous adventure playgrounds.

 
 

New Forest Activities

If you’re looking for great things to do in The New Forest, look no further. New Forest Activities are experts in delivering outdoor activities in this wonderful National Park. Their vision is to draw the areas best experiences into one…

 
 

Moors Valley Country Park and Forest

Whether you want to enjoy a peaceful walk or cycle ride through the Forest, experience a ride on an authentic narrow-gauge steam train or even go on a high wire adventure swinging through the tree tops…

 
 

morebus

There are lots of things to do in and around morebus operating area, from shopping and entertainment to exploring the beaches, towns and even further a field. To view timetables, maps and fares view their website.

 
 

Moonfleet Tallship Sailing

Moonfleet sails daily from Portland Marina in Dorset, out into Weymouth Bay and to remarkable destinations along Dorset’s beautiful coastline!

 
 

Snowtrax

From those wishing to improve their skiing or snowboarding skills, to the outright novice looking for their first ski or snowboard lessons! You don’t even need to hit the slopes to have a great time, just relax in our Alpine…

 
 

The Stable

With its exposed beams, cosy benches and big oak barrels, their place on Poole Quay is one of their favourites. It’s just at the start of the High Street, right by the water. Grab a seat in the sun by…

 
 

Trehane Nursery

Visit Trehane Nursery to browse their range of camellias and blueberries. Opening times on their website. They usually expect to have camellias in flower from late September until early May, but the best times to visit are late October to…

 
 

Yellow Buses

Carrying just under 15 million passengers each year on their 131-strong bus fleet, clocking up nearly five million miles across Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and East Dorset.

 
 

Places to Go

Hundreds of places to visit through Dorset, Devon, Hampshire, Somerset and Wiltshire.

 
 

Liberty’s Owl, Raptor And Reptile Centre

A Wide Range Of Birds Of Prey On Display. Daily Flying Displays During Open Season. Indoor All Weather Flying Area As Well As Outdoor Arena. Large Free Car Park. Dog Kennels. Disabled Access. Reptile House With Snakes, Lizards And More.…

 
 

Henley Hillbillies

RIDE a quad bike, SMASH a clay pigeon, ACCELERATE a Polaris Ace out of the bend, FLY a hovercraft 6 inches from the ground, HIT the target straight in the bullseye!

 
 

Jurassic Safari

Sit back and relax on one of their Land Rover Safaris as they take you off the beaten track for a taste of Dorset’s secret beauty in the style and safety of the world’s leading 4×4.

 
 

Lighthouse Poole

Lighthouse are the centre of excellence for live performance, film and visual art in the South West, providing a dynamic, world-class cultural facility for Poole, Dorset and beyond including the home for the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO).

 
 

Bournemouth Tourism

With over 500 events every year, Bournemouth is known for its busy calendar and is proud to be an eventful town. Whether you’re staying overnight or visiting for the day, there’s always something going on. Your holiday in Bournemouth is…

 
 

Super Hawk Marine

Experience the unique combination of exhilaration and fun in luxurious comfort, or relax aboard one of our spacious Sunseeker Performance Motor Cruisers. Your individual powerboat charter event can be tailored to your own requirements, or simply choose from a suggested…

 
 

Brownsea Island Ferry

Sailings from Poole Quay take 20 minutes, crossing on a direct route straight to the Island. The return trip from Brownsea Island takes 40/45 minutes this includes a cruise around the harbour (tide dependent on route). Brownsea Island is managed…

 
 

Russell Cotes Museum

A collection of cultural treasures and souvenirs from across the 19th century world, including objects from Japan, India, China, Russia, the Middle East and Africa.

 
 

Shore Road Beach

Fine, golden sand, gradual sloping beach and clean, safe water make Shore Road beach an ideal place to visit. This Blue Flag beach offers a range of facilities along the promenade, including ice cream kiosks and a cafe. The area…

 
 

Sandbanks Beach

Sandbanks is a spit of golden sand that crosses the mouth of Poole harbour and continues all the way to Bournemouth, a distance of around five kilometers. Dubbed Britain’s Palm Beach, because of astronomical land prices, Sandbanks is well-served by…

 
 

Lake Pier Beach

Lake Drive Pier is an inner harbour beach. The area also includes Ham Common Nature Reserve and Special Site of Scientific Interest (SSSI).

 
 

Hamworthy Beach

Located on the northern shore of Poole Harbour, Hamworthy Park beach offers an oasis of peace and tranquillity from the busy town centre. It provides the setting for outstanding panoramic views over the middle and upper reaches of the harbour…

 
 

Flaghead Beach

Flaghead Chine is a wide, sandy beach, sloping gently to the sea; perfect if you want to get away from the crowds. Although there are fewer facilities, there is something unspoilt about Flaghead Chine that makes it extra special.

 
 

Canford Cliffs Beach

Canford Cliffs is a natural and tranquil area, situated between Shore Road and Branksome Chine. It has Blue Flag status, with sandy cliffs and picturesque wooden huts, making Canford Cliffs a popular choice for locals. It is within walking distance…

 
 

Branksome Dene Beach

Only a short walk form Branksome Chine, this is a beautiful stretch of coast with soft, golden sands and a dramatic cliff face that towers over the promenade. Dogs are welcome at Branksome Dene all year round. There is a…

 
 

Branksome Chine Beach

A wide, sandy beach backed by a promenade. All facilities including beach huts, shop, bar and restaurant. Good disabled access and a safe swim zone.

 
 

Compton Acres

Constructed in 1920 by Mr Thomas Simpson, today, Compton Acres is still acknowledged as one of the finest privately owned gardens in England. Enjoy over 10 acres of horticultural heaven, relax in their charming Café & Tea Rooms, browse the…

 
 

Sherborne Castle and Gardens

Welcome to Sherborne Castle, Dorset which has been our family home since 1617. Built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594, this historic house reflects a glorious variety of decorative styles from over 400 years of English History. Capability Brown created…

 
 

Poole Pirates Speedway

For latest news, fixtures, results and their history – visit their website from this link.

 
 

Discover Dorset Tours

A great day out exploring the coast & countryside or local city. Based in Bournemouth, all guides are knowledgeable and love sharing their tales and stories to help bring the places to life. Whether you are travelling alone, as a…

 
 

Bournemouth and Poole Sightseeing Tours

Open top double decker bus tour of Poole Bay and the Sandbanks peninsular. Departs from Bournemouth Pier and Poole Quay, usually hourly from Easter to end of September. Great value 24 and 48 hour tickets are available, allowing you to…

 
 

Poole Tourism

There are a host of events to keep you entertained in Poole, whether it’s bike nights, vintage events, music festivals or enjoying the fireworks during Summer, there is usually an event going on that will suit individuals, couples, groups or…

 
 

BIC – 1 Exeter Park Rd, Bournemouth BH2 5BY

Spaces: 650

 
 

Winter Gardens Car Park 1 – Bournemouth BH2 5DJ

Height Limit 2.1 metres / Disabled Spaces 3 / Motorcycle Bays: 5

 
 

Beacon Road – Beacon Road, Bournemouth, BH2 5BW

Height Limit 2.1 metres / Motorcycle Bays: 2

 
 

Lake Pier surface car park – Lake Drive, Poole, BH15 4LR

Type: surface / Spaces: 63

 
 

Hamworthy Park Surface Car Park – Lulworth Avenue, Poole, BH15 4DJ

Type: surface / Spaces: 60

 
 

Newfoundland Drive, Baiter skatepark surface car park – Newfoundland Drive, Poole, BH15 1XR

Type: surface off-street / Spaces: 34 / Disabled spaces: 2 / Motorcycles: free when parked in motorcycle bay / Maximum stay: 4 hours

 
 

Harbourside Park Two – Catalina Drive Dorset Poole BH15 1UX

Type: surface / Spaces: 199 / Disabled spaces: 4 / Maximum stay: 16 hours

 
 

Harbourside One Car Park – Labrador Drive, Poole, BH15 1UX

Type: surface / Spaces: 206 / Disabled spaces: 4 / Motorcycles: free when parked in motorcycle bay / Car park is closed Monday to Sunday Midnight to 6am. No overnight parking / Maximum stay: 16 hours

 
 

Britannia Parking Quayside -The Quay, Dorset, Poole, BH15 8HA

Type: surface car park (not covered) / Spaces: 100

 
 

Chapel Lane 1 and 2 surface car park – Chapel Lane, Poole, BH15 1NZ

Type: surface off-street / Spaces: 111 / Disabled spaces: 10 / Motorcycles: free when parked in motorcycle bay / Maximum 4 hour stay (no return within 4 hours)

 
 

High Street Shops Car Park Hill Street, Poole, BH15 1NR

Type: multi-storey / Spaces: 335 / Disabled spaces: 4 / Height restriction: 1.95m

 
 

New Orchard Car Park – Hill Street, Poole, BH15 1NR

Type: surface off-street / Spaces: 21 / Disabled spaces: 1 / Motorcycles: free when parked in motorcycle bay

 
 

Quay Visitors Car Park – Strand Street, Poole, BH15 1SB

Type: multi-storey / Spaces: 539 / Disabled spaces: 16 / Height restriction: 1.95m

 
 

Choose Your Event

An extensive directory packed full of excellent events and suitable for a wide range of requirements and budgets.

 
 

The Courtyard Tea Rooms

The Tea Rooms are set in a 16th Century building in the historic old town of Poole, where you will find a fabulous selection of delicious breakfasts, homemade cakes, bakes, light lunches and afternoon teas. All food is prepared to…

 
 

The Dinosaur Museum

Britain’s original and award winning attraction, The Dinosaur Museum located in Dorchester is a great day out for all the family! Opened in 1984, from the very beginning visitors loved its novel and innovative approach to dinosaurs, and it quickly…

 
 

Teddy Bear Museum

The Dorset Teddy Bear Museum is Dorchester’s unmissable family museum, with Edward Bear and his family of people-sized bears. From the earliest antique teddy bears to today’s TV favourites, over 100 years of teddy bears are displayed within the Museum…

 
 

Truly Scrumptious

An old fashion/retro sweet shop just off Poole Quay, once you visit – guaranteed you will call again! They sell freshly made fudge (ask for a sample) from a range of over 15 different types! Choose from over 220 jars…

 
 

Wimborne Model Town and Gardens

Opened in 1951, the 1/10th scale model buildings of their vintage miniature world continue to surprise and amaze visitors from around the globe. With over 100 shop fronts of yesteryear, the attraction is a magnet for visitors of all ages.…

 
 

T J’s Fish & Chips

Great fish and chips in Poole. They sell some pretty fancy fish for a chippy such as Barramundi, Sea Bass, Skate Wings, Rock/Huss and Calamari! Of course they have the usual Cod and Haddock for the less adventurous too.

 
 

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra is a cultural beacon for the South and South West, existing to give people across the region of over 10,000 square miles the opportunity to experience and participate in great art.

 
 

Adventure Wonderland

At Adventure Wonderland, you can enjoy a wide range of exciting rides and attractions. Regular character appearances – check out their website for details.

 
 

Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park

This award-winning park is recognised as both a family attraction and conservation centre for over 20 rare breed Heavy Horses. Learn how heavy horses faithfully served man for thousands of years. Carrying soldiers into battle, transporting goods up and down…

 
 

Abbotsbury Swannery

Abbotsbury Swannery is the only place in the world where you are able to walk through the heart of a colony of nesting Mute Swans. A visit to this beautiful place is considered to be one of the best things…

 
 

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

Voted HHA/Christie’s garden of the year 2012. “One of the finest Gardens I have ever visited” – Alan Titchmarsh

 
 

Abbotsbury Children’s Farm

Abbotsbury Children’s Farm is a great place for a young family looking for things to do in Dorset! There are lots of animals for the children to meet and feed. Considered one of the best children’s farms in Dorset, there…

 
 

The Blue Pool & Tea Rooms

The Blue Pool at Furzebrook constantly varies in colour. Very fine clay in suspension in the water diffracts light in different ways, producing a spectrum of colour sometimes green sometimes turquoise. Set in a deep clay bowl, steps lead down…

 
 

Splashdown Waterpark

Welcome to Splashdown Poole, the South’s favourite all-action waterpark! Easy to find on Tower Park, the South’s premier leisure complex, Splashdown is home to 13 thrilling indoor and outdoor flume rides and 3 under 5’s splash zones.

 
 

Upton Country Park

There’s something for everyone, so come along today and see what’s got people talking. Marvel at the grand Grade II* listed Georgian Mansion House, enjoy the wildlife along the shoreline, allow the children to blow off steam along the Woodland…

 
 

Aerosaurus Balloons

Dorset is most famous for its 200 million year old Jurassic coastline, being the location setting for the popular TV series Broadchurch and is also home to a huge naked chalk Giant! Furthermore UNESCO has declared the 140 km stretch…

 
 

Swanage Railway

The Swanage Railway offers a more intensive heritage steam and diesel timetable train service than virtually any other preserved railway. Our award-winning standard gauge preserved steam railway is located in Dorset. Visitors can experience a unique journey through six miles…

 
 

Dorset Food and Drink

Dorset Food & Drink is the membership organisation for food and drink businesses based in Dorset which produce, serve and sell great local products, as well as those which celebrate their connection to this beautiful county. Their website helps visitors…

 
 

Lemur Landings

Lemur Landings is one of Dorset’s largest indoor children’s entertainment and soft play centres. There are some great features including a totally awesome role play village, climbing zone with its own Digi-Wall and lo-ropes for little ones called Sky Tykes.…

 
 

The Etches Collection

Museum of Jurassic marine life. Visit the exhibition gallery and experience a laboratory of the senses as you are taken on an immersive journey through life underwater the tropical seas of Kimmeridge 150 million years ago, surrounded by the wonderful,…

 
 

Jetski Safaris

Jetski Safaris brings all the exhilaration of jetskiing to a wider audience in a safe environment. Under the guidance of a Personal Watercraft Instructor jetski hire is now possible.

 
 

Bennetts Water Gardens

Bennetts Water Gardens is a visitor attraction in Dorset. Set over 8 acres the gardens hold the National Plant Collection of Water Lilies with a Claude Monet style Japanese Bridge, Tropical House, Woodland Walks and Museum.

 
 

South Coast Karting

South Coast Karting is a purpose built 500 metre outdoor Karting venue has been built by racers for racers. Ideally located adjacent to Bournemouth International Airport just 5 miles from Bournemouth’s town centre the circuit is easily accessible for all.

 
 

Tutankhamun Exhibition

A spectacular recreation of Tutankhamun’s tomb and treasures. This internationally acclaimed exhibition spans time itself. Extensively featured on television throughout the world. Full school service plus specialist Egyptian shop including books.

 
 

Terracotta Warriors Museum

This small but inspiring exhibition on the Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor of China’s famous Terracotta Army brings together all the wonder of the discovery of these amazing treasures of ancient China.

 
 

The Tank Museum

The tank was a British invention that changed warfare for ever when it was introduced in the First World War and Bovington has been the home of the tank ever since. At The Tank Museum we bring the history of…

 
 

Buckler’s Hard

Situated on the beautiful Beaulieu River in the heart of the New Forest, the 18th century shipbuilding village of Buckler’s Hard feature a Maritime Museum, reconstructed cottage interiors and much more…

 
 

The Guildhall Tavern

Renowned local French seafood restaurant in Poole Old Town. Frederic & Severine are hosts to a warm friendly atmosphere. Extensive menu with house specialities of locally landed delicious fish, crab & lobster prepared in mouth-watering French style. Meat and vegetarian…

 
 

The Ark

The multi award winning all-weather family fun day out! Three levels of soft play with slides, tunnels and interactive zones (up to 11 years old) with a dedicated toddlers’ soft play area for little ones. Indoor ice rink for all…

 
 

Haynes International Motor Museum

The Haynes International Motor Museum is the UK’s largest collection of the greatest cars from around the world with over 400 amazing cars and bikes from the dawn of motoring in the late 1800s through nostalgic classics of the 1950s…

 
 

Longdown Activity Farm

There’s farmyard fun for the whole family at Longdown Activity Farm. Join in with a daily schedule of hands-on activities including bottle-feeding kid goats and calves, duck feeding in the The Animal Encounter Barn (no extra charges for animal feed).…

 
 

Hengistbury Head

Hengistbury Head is a great place to bring the whole family. Take the land train for gentle and easy access to Mudeford Sand spit, then enjoy the view with a cup of tea and a slice of cake, or something…

 
 

Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle has been a Saxon stronghold, a Norman fortress, a royal palace and a family home in ten centuries of dominating the Purbeck landscape. In that time it has seen murder and war, known kings and paupers and its…

 
 

Durdle Door

Durdle Door is one of the most photographed landmarks along Dorset’s famous Jurassic Coast. This rock arch in the sea (or is it a dragon drinking water?!) was formed as a result of the softer rocks being eroded away behind…

 
 

Poole Park

Poole Park is a public park. You will find lakes, play equipment, tennis, bowls, crazy golf, ice skating and more.

 
 

Dorset Cruises

Offering private tours or themed cruises in and around Poole Harbour including artisan gin tasting, jazz cruise, high tea, whisky masterclass, sunset cruises, British Raj banquet and champagne and oysters.

 
 

Paultons Park

Paultons is home to the UK exclusive and world’s first Peppa Pig World with 9 fun Peppa-themed rides, a large indoor Playzone and even Muddy Puddles to jump and play in! Lost Kingdom is our unique Jurassic land that is…

 
 

Branksome Beach Restaurant

Right on the beach – converted art deco building with outdoor seating, offering fish specials and modern British cuisine.

 
 

Southampton Airport

Southampton international airport located 45 minutes from Poole. Rail connection directly from the airport. Click for airport information…

 
 

Vesuvio

Experience breathtaking views across the bay from the Isle of Wight to Old Harry Rocks. Relax with a coffee on the terrace, just a few steps away from the golden sand of Alum Chine, or enjoy lunch or dinner inside…

 
 

Bournemouth Airport

Poole’s closest airport is Bournemouth – located just 30 minutes drive away. Regular taxis and bus services (via Bournemouth) operate from the airport.

 
 

Monkey World

Park visitors can see over 250 primates of more than 20 different species. Monkey World assists governments around the world to stop the smuggling of primates from the wild.

 
 

Nusara

Nusara is a chic and authentic Thai restaurant nestled in the historic hearts of Christchurch & Poole, serving up expertly crafted Thai food. Nusara specialises in the age-old tradition of Thai fire grilling, offering a healthy balance of Meat, Fish…

 
 
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