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Must Do Top 10 in Poole

What are the 'Top 10' things you should be doing Poole?

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Sandbanks Beach 2009

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.



Brownsea Island from harbour

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 beast safaris.

 Poole Park Children Playing

Park Life

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!

 Tower Park 2016

Tower Park

The South Coast's largest entertainment centre, he perfect wet weather option! 16 screen cinema, bowling, waterpark, soft play and plenty of restaurants.







Poole Museum Children

Poole Museum

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 Palmers - meet the animals

Farmer Palmers Farm Park

A great family day out for all the family. Winner of 'Best Outdoor Play in the South West region' (Netmums Awards 2014).



Fireworks off Poole Quay Photo Library

Summer Breeze on the Quay with Fireworks

Family fun, live music on the quayside and a spectacular firework finale.



Crabbing on Poole Quay

Bustling Quay

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.


Poole Harbour

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.



Red Squirrel on Brownsea PhotoWildlife Wonders

From dolphins and red squirrels to rare native reptiles and under sea inhabitants there are plenty of ways to make the most of great outdoors and experience wildlife. Poole Harbour is an internationally protected hotspot for birds especially waterfowl and 2017 saw the start of an innovative new Osprey chick release programme which aims to establish the harbour as a habitat.