Poole & Bournemouth
Poole is a tourist resort with a wealth of attractions, lovely sandy beaches and the World’s largest natural harbour, home to the National Trust’s Brownsea Island.
A bustling, historic Quay, the best beaches in England and a huge calendar of events, make Poole a natural first choice for a trip to the South coast.
Human settlement in Poole began in the Iron Age. During their conquest of Britain, the Romans famously landed at Poole during the 1st Century. Poole continued to be a ‘weak’ point in Britain’s defences with attacks from the Vikings. Poole grew rapidly in size from the Norman conquest on-wards into the bustling port and resort we see today.
Poole Quay is a must for any visitor to the area. It is home to a modern marina (home of the Sunseeker boats), traditional 18th Century customs house, history centre at Scaplens Court and Poole Pottery.
A long list of events are held on The Quay throughout the year, including bikers night, weekly, summer firework displays and vintage car rally’s.
An excellent day out for the kids. There are two play parks with equipment for older and very young children, fully enclosed. The Ark is a soft play area, ice rink and café. The land train departs from the Ark and travels around the lakes in the park, its only £2!
You can play crazy golf, hire rowing boats or simply take a stroll around the park gardens and along the waters edge. Why not take a picnic?
Sandbanks is a small peninsular crossing the mouth of Poole Harbour. Not only home to an exclusive development of millionaires pads but a well known long sandy beach an ideal venue for a host of water sports.
What’s on in Poole/Bournemouth?
TBCPoole Town & Country Show
Now in its 9th year, this family Country Fair has something for everyone. All day entertainment will include Galloping Acrobatics Horse Display Team, birds of prey flying displays, The Purbeck Ferrets, terrier racing, children’s entertainer Mario Magic , the goat show including bottle feeding lambs and kids, children’s petting pens, historical re-enactment and much much more. Plus demonstrations of rural skills for you to enjoy.
Arts, crafts food drink and gifts marquees as well as outside trade stands.
Fully catered & with a licensed bar.
And on Sunday at this event we are proud to host The Companion Dog Show.