Blue Pool is located in the village of Furzebrook, near Corfe Castle. As the name suggests the attraction is incredibly popular with visitors thanks to a picturesque pool that lies at the centre of the 25–acre estate. The area was once used to quarry clay and tiny fragments remain suspended in the water. As the light hits them the pool changes colour – ranging from bright turquoise to a darker shade of green depending on the day.
In addition to marvelling at the pool itself, visitors can take a walk around the impressive grounds. There are various marked trails through the wood and heathland to the waters edge. The red route is suitable for pushchair and prams, whereas the green route includes some steps.
You’re likely to see a variety of wildlife during your trip. There are usually various species of bird, butterfly and dragon flies on the water. Squirrels, deer, lizards, badgers and foxes have all been spotted in the woods.
There are fairy doors and model squirrels hidden in the woods for children to find. There are also a couple of play areas to explore.
Once you’ve finished exploring the grounds you may wish to visit the Wareham bears collection. The 15-room bear house contains over 200 miniature bears in various displays, all hand made by Mary Hildesley. There’s also an interesting museum on site, which tells the story of clay mining in the area.
If you don’t bring a picnic it’s no problem, there are tea rooms on site. Serving traditional cream teas, cold drinks, a selection of light lunches, snacks and ice creams to keep the children happy, you certainly won’t go hungry during your stay.
Picture credit: Alison Day, Flickr
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We booked for two nights in our Motorhome and ended up staying six nights. Staff very friendly and accommodating. Shower blocks were kept clean and water was lovely and hot. Bus stop directly outside site going to Poole and Swanage on the he number 40 bus route. Worth getting a return ticket to save money Mo, Oct 2021
We had a simply fabulous time at South Lytchett Manor last month. We were not sure about camping in October but the site is well insulated, the playground kept our kids well entertained and the facilities were super clean and comfortable. We loved having a shop onsite and there are water taps and electricity points in abundance.. we have stayed at a number of sites and couldn’t recommend this Beth, Nov 2020
Great campsite, really friendly and polite staff. Very clean facilities and felt ‘safe’ with all the hand sanitizer and clear signage, highly recommend - we’ll probably book one of the huts next time.... Richard , Oct 2020
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