Local Attractions

These are just a selection of the wide range of attractions and activities available here in Poole and the surrounding areas, please click on the link below to take you to the page listing more details about the local attraction of your choice...


Events Calendar

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For those days when the weather is being less than kind, check out the list of all weather attractions...


If you fancy travelling slightly further afield, check out these attractions...



Top 5 Attractions viewed on this site during 2016

  1. Sandbanks Beach >
  2. Poole Park >
  3. Dolphin Swimming Pool >
  4. Quay for my Car >
  5. Sandbanks Ferry >




ADASTRAL LEISURE CENTRE - Leisure Centre on Canford Heath, Poole

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BROWNSEA ISLAND - National Trust Island in Poole Harbour.



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COMPTON ACRES - World famous gardens in Poole.





DOLPHIN SHOPPING CENTRE - Pooles premier shopping location.




DOLPHIN SWIMMING POOL - Swimming Pool & health/fitness suite & solarium.



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EATING OUT - A directory of restaurants in Poole.



Empire Cinema



EMPIRE CINEMA AT TOWER PARK - Pooles' 10 screen multiplex cinema.



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LEMUR LANDINGS - Indoor childrens activity centre




LIGHTHOUSE - Poole's Centre for the Arts, (formerly known as Poole Arts Centre).


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LOCAL HISTORY CENTRE - Resource centre for local history.



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MOTORBIKE EVENINGS - Check out the bikes on Poole Quay.




Poole Cycle Speedway



POOLE CYCLE SPEEDWAY - Cycle Speedway .... it's great fun !



Poole Greyhounds



POOLE GREYHOUNDS - A night at the dogs !



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POOLE MUSEUM & SCAPLENS COURT - Pooles' local Museums.



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POOLE PARK - The park the locals and visitors love !



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POOLE POTTERY - Now under new management.





POOLE SEA SAFARI - Jurassic Coast from the sea in a purpose built RIB



Poole SPeedway - Home of the Poole Pirates



POOLE SPEEDWAY - Home of the Poole Pirates Speedway racing team





POOLE TOWN FOOTBALL CLUB - Home of 'The Dolphins'



Prevail Skatehouse


 PREVAIL SKATEHOUSE - All year round skatepark



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SANDBANKS FERRY - The famous chain ferry.






SPLASHDOWN - The South's best waterslides !



Fireworks - part of the free summer entertainment


SPECIAL SUMMER EVENTS - Pooles' popular free programme of summer events.



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THE ARK - The all-weather family fun day out with indoor soft play zone, ice rink, café, ice cream parlour and children's parties.



Project Climbing Centre



THE PROJECT CLIMBING CENTRE - Indoor climbing centre 



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TOWER PARK - Poole's premier entertainment spot.



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UPTON COUNTRY PARK - 100 acre parkland for the family to explore.





WATERSPORTS - Don't watch, get involved!




Attractions near to Poole

These are just a selection of the wide range of attractions and activities available within a short distance of Poole and the surrounding areas, please click on the link below to take you to the page listing more details about the local attraction of your choice...

BEAULIEU - National Motor Museum, Palace House & much more.

BLUE POOL - Dorset beauty spot with a difference.

BOURNEMOUTH - Neighbouring coastal resort.

CORFE CASTLE - Medieval Castle and village.

COURTYARD CRAFT VILLAGE - Craft & hobby experience.

CRANBORNE MANOR AND GARDEN CENTRE - Explore the grounds of the Manor House.

DORSET STEAM FAIR- Annual steam fair.

FARMER PALMERS FARM PARK - Family theme park for the countryside

HONEYBROOK FAMILY FARM & RIVERSIDE PLAY PARK - The best value family day out in Dorset (£8 for 2adults and 2children - 2013 prices)

KINGSTON LACY - Fine old National Trust house set in lovely grounds.

KINGSTON MAURWARD GARDENS - Gardens and Animal Park set in the beautiful Dorset countryside, this is a well hidden secret of Dorset !

KNOLL GARDENS & NURSERY - A garden for all seasons.

MONKEY WORLD - World famous chimp sanctuary. - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

THE TANK MUSEUM - The Tank Museum at Bovington.

OCEANARIUM - The underwater world literally on Bournemouth Seafront.

ROYAL SIGNALS MUSEUM - The story of the evolution of battlefield communications - including new SAS exhibition

THE BOURNEMOUTH BALLOON - Float above Bournemouth Town in a Balloon.

THE MUSEUM OF ELECTRICTY - Explore the history of electricty.

THE PURBECKS - Unique coastline and countryside in Dorset.

SWANAGE STEAM RAILWAY - Enjoy the Dorset countryside from a Steam Train !

WALFORD MILL CRAFT CENTRE - This craft centre aims to promote high quality crafts

WIMBORNE MODEL TOWN AND GARDENS - Exactly what it says it is !





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