Activities

Places to see and things to do in and around Poole
 
 
 

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.

 
 

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…

 
 

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…

 
 

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.

 
 

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!

 
 

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.

 
 

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…

 
 

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.

 
 

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…

 
 

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…

 
 

The Oriental Restaurant

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

 
 

Route One

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

 
 

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…

 
 

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.

 
 

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.

 
 

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.

 
 

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.

 
 

Sea Fishing Poole

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

 
 

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…

 
 

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…

 
 

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.

 
 

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).

 
 

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 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.

 
 

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…

 
 

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).

 
 

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…

 
 

Poole Pirates Speedway

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

 
 

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.

 
 

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…

 
 

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.

 
 

Poole Park

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

 
 

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…

 
 

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…

 
 
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