There’s plenty to keep you occupied for hours on end; everything from watersports and shopping to boat shows and biking. And when the sun goes down, the calm and tranquillity of South Lytchett Manor will be waiting. Watching the pennies? Check some of the free things to do in Poole.
Here are just a few of the attractions Poole has to offer.
Stunning, Blue Flag Awarded Beaches
Including Britain’s best beach, Sandbanks – build the biggest sandcastle and then visit the nearby Pinecliff play sculptures and Treasure Island play area.
National Trust Brownsea Island
If you love nature and want to escape for the day, Brownsea Island is the perfect to explore, relax and take time out. For something different to keep the kids amused, enjoy summer story-telling, den building and mini beas safaris.
Pack a picnic and head to one of Poole’s top parks, check out Upton Country Park for woodland walks, play trails, stunning gardens & new water feature for the kids to cool off. Poole Park for watersports, play areas; The Ark – soft play, ice rink and cafe and lots more or Hamworthy Park for its beachside play area, paddling pool and cafe. you are spoilt for choice!
The South Coast’s largest entertainment centre, the perfect wet weather option! 10 screen cinema, bowling, waterpark, soft play and plenty of restaurants.
Visit the studio and watch the throwers, artists and designers in action. Have a go at making your own masterpiece in the paint a pot area.
Poole’s rich history is revealed in Poole Museum’s four floors of galleries. Displays range from archaeology to art, from pirates to potteries. Look out for the special events to keep your little ones entertained.
Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park
A great family day out for all the family. Winner of ‘Best Outdoor Play in the South West region’ (Netmums Awards 2014).
Summer Breeze on the Quay with Fireworks
Family fun, live music on the quayside and a spectacular firework finale.
Enjoy crabbing on the quayside, explore historic Poole by walking the Cockle Trail, Poole Trail or Treasure Hunt with plenty of ice cream stops along the way.
Europe’s Largest Natural Harbour
Enjoy our coast with the most and try out one of the many water based activities Poole Harbour has to offer.