With the lighter, longer days and pancakes and romance in the air, embrace the fun that February has to offer and spend time with those closest to you. Half term is just around the corner, so it’s the perfect moment to discover which exciting attractions are open and fun activities to take part in.

  • For the perfect Valentine’s, Pal or Galentine’s Day…

Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to celebrate all the love you have for the people closest to you. If you’re looking for a special evening out and sharing delicious food is your love-language, make sure to browse our variety of restaurants and pubs around Poole Town and along the Quay to plan the perfect dining experience.

  • Find out what’s on...

Or maybe seeing a show with friends or family is more your thing? If you're planning a weekend break by the sea The Lighthouse, Poole are ready to welcome you with their programme. From comedy to dance to well-known bands, tributes, and music from all eras from the 60s to the 80s and much more. Treat yourself to an evening of fun, film, laughter or song on the south coast! There is always something going on in Poole with a rolling calendar of events, family-friendly activities, exhibitions, concerts, markets, and theatre. Browse our what's on to find out the latest events happening.

  • Half term fun!

There is plenty to entertain everyone over half term this February. Discover the exciting upcoming activities and events that will keep your little ones entertained during the break. Visit Upton Country Park on 14 February and enjoy a winter wildlife adventure day with experts on hand to guide you, join in with minibeast hunting, bird counts, crafts and more. From 10-18 February, solve some riddles that will lead you to activities hidden around the park – the perfect day out with your four-legged friends! 

Venture to Poole Park and challenge your family to a round of crazy golf, visit the adventure playground if you’ve got extra energy after. Hop on a City Cruises boat and enjoy breathtaking views of Brownsea Island, Sandbanks, Studland Bay and more as you cruise around the harbour. Take part in wet half term activities at Splashdown Waterpark, home to 13 thrilling indoor and outdoor flume rides and 3 under 5's splash zones. There is plenty to entertain everyone this February! 

  • Get out in the fresh air

Explore Poole via the Poole Trail offering an interactive way for Poole's visitors and residents to experience Poole Quay, Old Town and Harbourside Park. As you wander around Poole, follow the trails on your smartphone or tablet. Alternatively, follow Poole’s Cockle Trail and find the brass plaques in the pavement to take this self guided trail, highlighting tales of Poole’s past. 

Enjoy the coastal views via the South West Coast Path, walk along the beach and take the Studland Ferry which links to the start of the South West Coast Path. With miles of coastline to discover, you'll need more than one day to wander along it!

  • Make it a February staycation

With 15 miles of coastline to enjoy for free across the destination, make a trip of it and plan your break now. After a busy day of activities and fun you may need somewhere to relax and rest your weary head. Check out our list of some of the best accommodation in Poole for a February getaway. Don’t forget to check out our special offers for February! 

Find out more about how to spend your February in Poole with our love-filled suggestions in 'The Ultimate Guide for Celebrating Valentine's Day in Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole'. Alternatively, browse our latest food blog 'Best Foodie Finds in Poole' to discover the best foodie finds in the area.




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