As the vibrant colours of spring paint the landscape anew, there's no better time to venture out and explore the picturesque wonders of Poole and its surrounding areas.

Upton Country Park:

This April, Upton Country Park beckons with lots of family-friendly events, perfect for your little adventurers and just in time for the Easter holidays. Let your little ones unleash their energy at the thrilling Get Up & Bounce event, featuring different bouncy castles to explore. For those craving a sporty twist, the Adventure Golf Course promises competitive fun. And for wholesome family bonding, the Easter Trail, where enchanting woodlands set the stage for solving puzzles and conquering challenges together. Come create some family memories in the beauty of Upton Country Park.

Poole Park:

Experience the joy of springtime at Poole Park, where an abundance of activities awaits visitors of all ages. Ascend the hill to the charming play park, where little ones can play and explore on the wooden playground. Treat yourself to an ice cream cone as you soak in the sunshine and admire the serene views of the lake. Feel the thrill of adventure with complimentary water sports equipment hire from Rockley Watersports at Poole Park open day (6 April), offering the perfect opportunity to paddle, sail, or kayak across the still waters. Take a leisurely stroll along scenic pathways or challenge your friends to a round of mini golf. With its diverse offerings, Poole Park is the ultimate destination for family fun and outdoor enjoyment this spring.

Sail around Poole:

Embark on a scenic cruise through Poole Harbour and its neighbouring islands for a relaxing exploration of the area's natural beauty. Choose from various options, such as a Jurassic cruise, where you'll learn about the region's maritime history and spot local wildlife. Alternatively, you can choose the Poole/Swanage Cruise to journey from Poole Quay to the charming town of Swanage, passing by Brownsea Island and the stunning cliffs of the Jurassic Coast. For a classic seaside experience, enjoy the Fish and Chips Cruise while taking in the coastal scenery. Whether you seek history, nature, or simply a leisurely ride, these cruises offer a memorable way to experience Poole's coastal charm.

Easter Egg Hunt at Swanage Railway:

Spend an exciting April in Swanage with a delightful Easter Bunny egg hunt aboard the Swanage Railway. Bring the whole family for a fun-filled journey through scenic landscapes, keeping your eyes peeled for hidden eggs along the way. This egg-stravaganza is complimentary for railway travellers, starting with a simple form available at any booking office. Once you've spotted all the eggs, head to the stall at Swanage Station to claim your free prize. As you ride on the train, you will pass through the picturesque scenery on your journey, and you'll enjoy not just the thrill of the hunt but also the beauty of Dorset's Jurassic Coast.

Visit Historic Attractions:

Explore the historic ruins of Corfe Castle, an iconic mediaeval fortress perched atop a hill, offering panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Wander through its ancient halls and learn about its rich history. Meander through the timeless streets of Poole Old Town, where centuries-old buildings and bustling markets beckon. Immerse yourself in the city's maritime heritage at the Poole Museum & Scaplen's Court  before strolling along the Quay's cobbled streets, where history whispers through every corner. And for a truly unique experience, venture to the Tank Museum, where the evolution of armoured warfare unfolds.

Enjoy Outdoor Adventures:

Embark on thrilling outdoor adventures in Poole, where excitement awaits at every turn. Immerse yourself in nature's embrace with a visit to the Saltwater Sauna, where the invigorating sea breeze and the soothing waves combine to create a truly rejuvenating experience. For those seeking tranquillity amidst lush greenery, Compton Acres offers stunning gardens to explore, providing a serene retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Families with little adventurers in tow can head to the Hamworthy Play Park, where laughter fills the air as children romp through playgrounds and splash in water features. Whether you're chasing thrills or seeking serene moments in nature, Poole promises unforgettable outdoor experiences for all.

With its array of attractions and experiences, Poole invites visitors to embrace the beauty of April and create lasting memories in this coastal paradise.  From blooming gardens to culinary delights, outdoor adventures to artistic exploration, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this April. 




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