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POOLE – A RESORT FOR ALL SEASONS... THE PERFECT CHOICE FOR MAKING UNFORGET TABLE HOLIDAY MEMORIES

We have moved

Our new Tourist Information Centre is now in Poole Museum, see p.91 for details

Keep up to date

Visit pooletourism.com to see all upcoming events and activities /pooletourism @more _ poole pooletourismvideos

Discount vouchers

Make the most of your trip to Poole, see p.85-90 for more info

This stunning Dorset town has so much for the whole family to love. Nestled between Bournemouth and the Natural World Heritage Jurassic Coast. Get out on the water and make a splash in Europe’s largest natural harbour. Relax on the south’s most stunning beaches, including world famous Sandbanks. Enjoy Harbour cruises, shopping and waterside dining on the bustling Quayside. Discover fascinating history in Poole Museum & walk through time in Poole’s Georgian Old Town. Miles of walking and cycling trails with breathtaking views.

At a glance

Additional info

Introduction

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Events Calendar Surrounding Area Attractions & Activities Restaurants & Bars Hotels Guest Accommodation Self Catering Camping & Caravanning Discount Vouchers Useful Information Maps & Car Park Info

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Art & Live Music 09, 14 – 15, 16 – 17, 66, 94 Awards 78 4 – 5, 16, 56 – 57, 93, 97 Beach Info Green Tourism 43, 58 – 59, 61, 73 Harbour 6 – 7, 22 – 29, 92 – 93 History 44 – 45 Shopping & Markets 47, 91, 93 Twin Sails Bridge 42 Walking & Cycling 58 – 59 Watersports 6 – 7, 22 – 29, 92 – 93 Weddings 65

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BRITAIN’S BEST BEACH

BRITAIN’S BEST BEACH

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BRITAIN’S BEST BEACH

THREE MILES OF

Blue Flag Beaches SANDBANKS SEEMS MORE LIKE PALM BEACH THAN A TYPICAL ENGLISH HARBOUR

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Seeing is believing, a visit to Poole’s three miles of golden beaches is a must. You will be spoilt for choice with five individual beaches, including world renowned Sandbanks, winner of more Blue Flags than any other UK beach resort. It’s the ultimate escape anytime of year, take in the views towards Old Harry Rocks and the beautiful Purbeck Hills. Take a dip in the crystal clear waters, safely patrolled by the local friendly RNLI lifeguards.

of the designated areas or hire a beach hut for the day and enjoy some home comforts. For the more active, volleyball nets, a slacklining area, crazy golf, Sandbanks play area and the nearby Pinecliff play sculptures provide a welcome break from the sand! After a hard day at the beach, enjoy some local cuisine in one of the beachside restaurants or café bars.

Make the most of the warm evenings, light the BBQ in one

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POOLE’S FAMOUS

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EXPLORE THE COAST

EXPLORE POOLE’S

Coast with the Most Poole Harbour is the second largest natural harbour in the world. Experience life on the water, there’s so many ways to enjoy the stunning 110 miles of coast all year round. Feel the breeze out on the shimmering water, sit back or hit the waves and feel energised.

IT’S ONE OF THE COOLEST DESTINATIONS. YOU’LL SPOT MILLIONAIRES AND CELEBRITIES AMONG THE YACHTS AND POWERBOATS AND IN THE BOUTIQUE HOTELS AND RESTAUR ANTS

Enjoy the stunning scenery in the harbour as you take in views of Poole’s five islands. Grab your binoculars and explore all that the National Trust’s Brownsea Island has to offer, you may even spot the elusive red squirrel or Poole’s amazing array of bird life en-route.

Mail on Sunday Watersports

Find a list of ideas at

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Experience the thrill of the water and try something new during your stay – Poole offers every watersport imaginable, visit www.coastwiththemost.com for a list of top ideas. Trips out on the water are accessible to all, thanks to the Dolphin boat, Knoticat and the Brownsea Seahorse, specially designed for people with disabilities. For more information see p.22.

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HISTORIC QUAY & OLD TOWN

DISCOVER POOLE’S

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HISTORIC QUAY & OLD TOWN

A FUN PACKED DAY & NIGHT FOR

The Whole Family

Summer Breeze ON THE QUAY

Every Thursday 21 July – 25 August Poole Quay from 7pm | Fireworks at 10pm The perfect summer evening. Enjoy live music, family entertainment and activities plus a fantastic firework finale – plus the best bit… it’s all free!

Explore the treasures of Poole’s historic quayside, delve deep into the heart of the old town where sea captains and pirates once stood and immerse yourself in Poole’s fascinating history. Poole Museum (free entry), the Cockle Trail guided walk, treasure hunt and Poole Trail interpretation panels will help unravel Poole’s past for explorers young and old! Along the quayside look out for tall ships, fishing vessels and luxury Sunseeker powerboats, manufactured just across the water, or head out on one of the many harbour cruises. A visit to the popular Poole Pottery is a must! (p.32). Further along the quay, visit Purbeck Pottery, Quay Emporium and the old town lower High Street

for beautiful gifts and local art from independent shops. Crabbing on Poole Quay is a must, as is sampling the delicious food and drink on offer in one of the many restaurants, café bars or traditional pubs on the quayside and lower High Street. Poole Quay plays host to a range of fantastic events throughout the year under our Wave 105 Summertime in the South special events programme. Enjoy the lively continental atmosphere, dine alfresco and take your pick of events against the backdrop of stunning harbour views. See p.14 & 15 for our full events calendar.

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DREAM MACHINES

Dream Machines Photo by www.lyonsphotography.co.uk

MOTORCYCLE EVENT

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DREAM MACHINES

EUROPE’S BIGGEST & BEST MOTORCYCLE EVENT

Dream Machines Dream Machines EVERY TUESDAY APRIL – SEPTEMBER ON POOLE QUAY FROM 6PM

Bike enthusiasts and their gleaming machines head to Poole Quay every Tuesday evening. All are welcome to see the fantastic array of bikes on display.

Special guests

For more information visit www.pooletourism. com/DreamMachines

Riders enjoy the journey on balmy summer evenings to reach the stunning backdrop of Poole Quay as much as they love the tasty fish and chips when they arrive! Spectators can enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and take in the display of bikes on show, from the latest super bikes, vintage classics, custom built models and trikes. Top Bikes – Each week a judge will check out the bikes on display and choose their personal favourite to be given the title of ‘Dream Machines Bike of the Night’ and be put forward for the season’s final ‘Bike of the Year’ competition (27th September) for the chance to win some fantastic prizes. Check out www.pooletourism.com/DreamMachines for further information and details of special guests and club display nights.

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QUAY FOR MY CAR

FROM SPORTS CARS TO

Classic Cars

Are you a car enthusiast? Head on down to beautiful Poole Quay every Friday for our special themed car nights.

Quay for My Car E V E R Y F R I D AY I N J U LY & A U G U S T ON POOLE QUAY FROM 6PM

Schedule

For a full list of details visit: www.pooletourism.com

Each week car enthusiasts gather and share their pride and joy with spectators, who can get close to their favourite make and model on display and learn more about its history. The marque on display changes each week. Past event nights have included Convertibles & Open Tops, Minis, American Cars, Best of British Classics, Lotus 7 and Porsches. For details of 2016 dates and marques visit: www.pooletourism.com

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April - May

July

August

September

Dream Machines Every Tuesday, Poole Quay From 6pm, see p.10-11

Dream Machines Every Tuesday, Poole Quay From 6pm, see p.10-11

Dream Machines Every Tuesday, Poole Quay From 6pm, see p.10-11

Dream Machines Every Tuesday, Poole Quay From 6pm, see p.10-11

Mini Steam on the Quay 14 May, Poole Quay

Rockley Park Quay for My Car Every Friday, Poole Quay From 6pm, see p.12-13

Summer Breeze on the Quay with Fireworks, every Thursday Poole Quay from 7pm, see p.9

Poole Thai Festival 3 – 4 September, Harbourside Park

Poole Goes Vintage 17 July, 11am – 7pm Poole Quay, see p.17

Rockley Park Quay for My Car Every Friday, Poole Quay From 6pm, see p.12-13

Christchurch Food & Wine Festival 7 – 8 May

Summer Breeze on the Quay with Fireworks, 21 & 28 July, Poole Quay from 7pm, see p.9

June

Beach Volleyball Festival 2 – 3 July, Sandbanks Beach

Brownsea Island Open Air Theatre – The Two Gentlemen of Verona 27 July – 12 August (Mon, Weds, Fri) www.brownsea-theatre.co.uk

Dream Machines Every Tuesday, Poole Quay From 6pm, see p.10-11

British Beach Polo Championships 8 – 9 July, Sandbanks Beach, see p.16

Poole Harbour Boat Show 20 – 22 May, Poole Quay, see p.26 Poole Regatta 28 – 30 May, Poole Harbour

Poole Festival of Running 5 June, Poole Park Upton House Music Festival 10 – 12 June, Upton Country Park Paye Day (Pirate fun day) 18 June, Poole Quay Folk on the Quay 25 – 26 June, Poole Quay, see p.17 Wheels Festival 3 – 5 June, Bournemouth Seafront

Grooves on the Green 9 – 10 July, Ashley Cross Bourne Free – Pride Festival 8 – 10 July, Bournemouth Brownsea Island Open Air Theatre – The Two Gentlemen of Verona 27 July – 12 August (Mon, Weds, Fri) www.brownsea-theatre.co.uk New Forest Show 26 – 28 July, Brockenhurst

Poole Town & Country Show 6 – 7 August, Upton Country Park Poole Carnival 7 August, Ashley Road Party in the Park 27 – 28 August, Ashley Cross Bournemouth Air Festival 18 – 21 August, Bournemouth Seafront, Lower Gardens & Town Centre Great Dorset Steam Fair 25 – 29 August, Tarrant Hinton, Blandford

Poole Blues Festival 16 – 18 September, Poole Quay See p.17 Great Dorset Steam Fair 31 August – 4 September, Tarrant Hinton, Blandford Dorset County Show 3 – 4 September, Dorchester Showground Inside Out Dorset Festival 16 – 25 September, various locations www.insideoutdorset.co.uk

October Bournemouth Marathon Festival 1 – 2 October

November - December FREE Fireworks display 5 November, Poole Quay, from 5pm Christmas Events Visit: www.pooletourism.com for details

Events are subject to change. Correct at time of going to press.

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Sandbanks Beach Polo Championships 2016 Sandbanks Beach 8 – 9 July Come and join us for the South Coast’s premier sporting and social event. The championships, now in their 9th year, see some of the best arena polo players from around the world

Upton House Music Festival 10 – 12 June 2016 Upton Country Park Friday 10 June An evening with Katherine Jenkins & The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

Sunday 12 June The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra – Last night of the Proms and Firework display.

Saturday 11 June Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra.

For further details visit: www.uptonhousemusicfestival.co.uk For hospitality call: 01202 255161

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showcasing their skills in the hope of taking home the title. The atmosphere continues later when the legendary beach parties are in full swing. A range of tickets are available over both days. For more details visit: www.sandpolo.com


QUAY MUSIC

JOIN US FOR

Quay Music We see the return of the popular Poole Goes Vintage, plus Folk on the Quay and a new addition to the events calendar is Poole’s first Blues Festival.

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25 – 26 June, from 11.30am www.folkonthequay.co.uk Includes… Three live music stages Street barn dances Morris dancers Dances from a variety of different cultures • Music in the Quay pubs

Poole Goes Vintage 17 July, 11am – 7.00pm A full day of vintage entertainment including live music, classic cars and military vehicles, dancing displays, fashion shows and market. Supported by Dutton Gregory Solicitors In partnership with:

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Blues Festival 16 – 18 September Join us on Poole Quay for Poole’s first Blues Festival. 27 bands over 14 venues, plus a special Harbour ‘Blues’ Cruise. For more information visit: www.facebook.com/poolebluesfestival

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THINGS TO DO

POOLE TOP THINGS TO DO

Ashore & Afloat

Tower Park Leisure Complex A great venue for all the family whatever the weather, with its 10-screen cinema, bowling, bingo, Splashdown water park, soft play area and lots of restaurants.

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Sandbanks – The jewel of Poole Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside… relax on Poole’s three miles of Blue Flag beaches. Simply breathtaking any time of year.

Home of the RNLI Poole is home to the RNLI. See how the volunteer crews and lifeguards are trained with a behind-the-scenes 90 minute tour of the RNLI College.

Picturesque parks & gardens Compton Acres’ stunning gardens promise surprise and delight. Poole Park, Upton Country Park and Hamworthy Park are perfect for families.

Poole’s charming & historic Old Town Visit the free Poole Museum & Tourist Information Centre, pick up one of the historic trails, head to the beautiful Georgian Old Town and discover all about Poole’s past.


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Autumn in Poole A resort for all seasons... beachside walking with stunning views in the quieter periods, afternoon tea, family days out or relaxing spa weekend breaks. Poole has it all!

Harbour Cruise A harbour cruise is the perfect laid back option to enjoy the stunning scenery in the harbour and of Poole’s five unique islands.

National Trust Brownsea Island Brownsea Island is the perfect place to explore, relax and take time out. With a wealth of wildlife and history, it is a must-visit day trip, which the whole family will love.

Coast with the most Immerse yourself in Poole Harbour, the second largest natural harbour in the world. Check out: www.coastwiththemost.com for more details.

A date with nature There’s no better place to see birds busy on the water than Poole Harbour during the winter months. Take a cruise and discover more from our local experts.

Image by: Paul Morton

Poole Quay (the home of Poole Pottery) Stroll along the quayside, see the luxury Sunseekers across the water, relax in the traditional pubs or stylish cafes and visit the world-renowned Poole Pottery.

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MEET THE NEIGHBOURS

EXPLORE THE AREA &

Image of Bournemouth

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SO MUCH MORE TO DISCOVER

On Poole’s Doorstep Poole is the perfect base for exploring nearby gems. We have listed some of our favourites:

Durdle Door

Bournemouth is the place to be seen. Big and bold, it boasts seven miles of golden sand, award winning gardens, vibrant nightlife, great shopping and is home to some of the South’s biggest events, including the Bournemouth Air Festival (18 – 21 August 2016) and Bournemouth Wheels Festival (3 – 5 June 2016). For more information visit: www.bournemouth.co.uk The Purbecks boast the most beautiful coastal and rural landscapes. A great choice for the more active who love the outdoors, Swanage and Weymouth are popular traditional coastal resorts, whilst Studland offers rugged beaches and a

New Forest Tour

short trip to landmarks such as Durdle Door. 95 breathtaking miles of stunning World Heritage Coast is ready to be explored – visit: www.jurassiccoast.org The New Forest National Park is less than an hour away by car and train. Over 3,000 ponies roam freely in this beautiful haven for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. With lots to see and do, hop on the New Forest Tour to see all that the forest has to offer. It is also home to the hugely popular Peppa Pig World (see back cover). www.thenewforest.co.uk Head to France, Spain and the Channel Islands with regular sailings from the Port of Poole with Condor Ferries. For more information see p.24.

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BROWNSEA ISLAND Brownsea Island is situated in Poole Harbour and is owned by the National Trust. Take a short boat trip from Poole Quay or Sandbanks to discover an island rich in history, wildlife and adventure. Enjoy peace and tranquillity, breathtaking coastal views, walks, electric buggy tours and family trails including tree climbing, plus natural play area. The island is open daily to the public from 19 Mar – 30 October 2016, 10am – 5pm.

Brownsea Seahorse

Winter weekend opening is the perfect time to enjoy amazing winter wildlife and access the island at its most tranquil. Open weekends only from 6 Feb – 13 Mar 2016, 10am – 4pm (Hourly boats from Poole Quay & Sandbanks).

Dolphin III

DISABILITY BOATS

Famous for being the birthplace of the Scouting and Guiding movement, the Baden-Powell Outdoor Centre is open to youth and educational groups and provides a wide programme of activities as well as residential opportunities.

Access for all trips from Poole FREE boat rides are available for people with disabilities departing from Poole Quay Boat Haven. Early booking is essential. For details contact:

Ferry fare payable when travelling to Brownsea Island (see p.23 & p.26 for boat operator info). There is also a landing fee payable on the island for non National Trust members. See website for further information.

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Looking across from Brownsea, you can see the captivating Corfe Castle, which is also looked after by the National Trust. T 01202 707744 W www.nationaltrust.org.uk/brownsea-island

Knoticat

Dolphin III

Knoticat

T 01258 857806 W www.thefriendsofdolphin.co.uk

T 07889 970702 / 01590 679337 W www.knoticat.co.uk

12 passengers per trip including escorts (up to six manual wheelchairs & four electric chairs). Individual & group bookings welcome.

10 metre sailing catamaran – the only free, modified sailing boat for disabled use in Britain. Up to 9 passengers.

NEW: The Brownsea Seahorse runs a pre-bookable service for wheelchair bound visitors, running from Sandbanks to National Trust Brownsea Island on set days (subject to weather and tide). Call the office for dates and to book on 01202 707744


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BROWNSEA ISLAND FERRIES LTD Yellow Kiosks on Poole Quay & Sandbanks (next to chain ferry) Head Office: Hethfelton Offices, Hethfelton, Wareham BH20 6HJ T 01929 462383 W www.brownseaislandferries.com A friendly family business Est. 1887. Poole’s oldest boat company, with the newest luxury boats - leaving from the Yellow Kiosks. • Ferries to Brownsea Island. Half hourly from Poole Quay and Sandbanks from 10am • Harbour & Five Islands cruises • Jurassic Coastal cruises

• Dancing Ledge puffin nesting site • Regular service to Wareham, Swanage & Old Harry • Firework and Red Arrow cruises • Winter RSPB guided bird trips • Group rates, private charter • Full bar & buffet facilities • Disabled access (see website) • Weddings and conferences

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SUPERHAWK MARINE CHARTERS Poole Quay Boat Haven T 01202 694427 / 07860 228385 E poole@superhawkmarine.com W www.superhawkmarine.com

Sunseeker 50ft luxury powerboat charters. Experience exhilaration and fun in luxurious comfort and safety aboard our spacious high performance Sunseeker. Full / Half Day or evening charter details with pricing shown on the website. Fully certified with experienced local skipper for up to 12 passengers in exclusive charter groups. Multiple boats arranged for larger parties. All group types and ages welcome.

CASTAWAY BOAT CHARTERS

CONDOR FERRIES Day trips from Poole to Guernsey and Jersey

Poole Quay Boat Haven

T 0845 609 1030 (Information/Booking) W www.condorferries.com

T 07860 793450 E info@castawaycharters.co.uk W www.castawaycharters.co.uk

Sail high speed from Poole to the Channel Islands of Guernsey and Jersey. Day trips start from as little as £30 adult return. Discover the captivating islands with their secluded coves, breathtaking coastlines, magnificent castles and fun packed family attractions.

Experience the amazing scenery from the flybridge and sunbeds whilst cruising the Jurassic Coast, or anchored in a secluded bay, aboard our large high performance cruiser. Fully equipped including a BBQ. Perfect for celebrations, sunset cruises, firework nights, hen/stag and corporate events. Friendly experienced skipper offering affordable half & full day charters and evening cruises for 12 passengers. Try our one hour harbour cruise from £25 per person. Available all year round.

Save £10 per adult return, when you book online at condorferries.com entering “PVG2016” in the voucher code box provided. *Terms & Conditions apply. See voucher on p.85.

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ROCKLEY WATERSPORTS AT POOLE PARK

ROCKLEY POINT SAILING CENTRE

Poole Park, Poole BH15 2SF

Rockley Point, Poole BH15 4LZ

T 01202 677272 E poolepark@rockley.org W www.rockley.org

T 01202 677272 E rockleypoint@rockley.org W www.rockley.org

Relax on the water or try something new with Rockley at Poole Park – everything from pedalos and rowing boats to kayaks, dinghy sailing or windsurfing as well as taster sessions and kids parties - all in the tranquil setting of Poole’s beautiful Victorian Park.

Training, learning or simply want to spend time on the water? Check out what Rockley Watersports has to offer. Dinghy sailing, windsurfing, powerboating, kayaking, hire, RYA courses, taster sessions, kids and adults. Find us on the beach at Rockley Point!

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POWERBOAT TRAINING UK

284 Sandbanks Rd, Poole BH14 8HU

T 01202 686666 E office@powerboattraininguk.co.uk W www.powerboattraininguk.co.uk

The Slipway, Cobbs Quay Marina, Poole BH14 0HD

T 01202 700503 E info@pooleharbour.co.uk W www.pooleharbour.co.uk Operating for over 20 years in the Harbours safe, sandy and shallow waters. Providing: Windsurfing courses and hire, Kitesurfing courses, Stand up Paddleboard (SUP) tours, tuition and hire, Kayak tours and hire, Kids club. Groups welcome. AALA & British Kitesports Approved.

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Powerboat training and charter plus jetski training in Poole Harbour. One of the country’s foremost RYA Training Centres. Courses run every weekend and during the weeks. Come and learn how to drive a powerboat - typical course lasts two days.

POOLE WINDSURFING

POOLE BOAT HIRE

Shore Road, Poole BH13 7PQ

Cobbs Quay Marina, Poole BH15 4EL

T 01202 237247 E info@poolewindsurfing.co.uk W www.poolewindsurfing.co.uk

T 01202 687778 E info@pooleboathire.co.uk W www.pooleboathire.co.uk

Dedicated windsurf school with over 20 years teaching experience, offering windsurfing lessons & equipment hire in Poole Harbour, known as the UK’s top location to learn & progress. Instruction is provided for all levels using the latest equipment and at competitive prices.

No experience necessary! Spacious 6 persons, 17ft marine logic powerboats. Explore Poole Harbour, take a trip around the islands, do some fishing, anchor off one of the secluded beaches or head down the river to Wareham Quay or Shell Bay. Free parking. Full safety briefing given.

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THE BIG CANOE

SPINNAKER YACHTS

Banks Road, Poole BH13 7QD

Sail from Poole Quay Boat Haven, Poole BH15 1HJ

T 0844 288 4747 E info@thebigcanoe.co.uk W www.thebigcanoe.co.uk

T 07805 927288 E jim@spinnaker-yachts.com W www.spinnaker-yachts.com

A unique and fun way to explore Poole Harbour for groups of 8 or more people. Explore round the islands and picnic on remote foreshores. A really enjoyable, memory-making group activity.

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Sail from Poole Quay Boat Haven on our matched fleet of Elan cruiser/racers. We specialise in: Race Charters, Corporate Entertainment, Team Building, Yacht Charter and Sailing Tuition.

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GREENSLADE PLEASURE BOATS Orange Kiosk, Poole Quay (opp. Poole Pottery) T 01202 669955 E info@greensladepleasureboats.co.uk W www.greensladepleasureboats.co.uk Board a Greenslade boat and see the wonderful Poole Harbour and Dorset coastline. Take one of the regular boat trips and pleasure cruises from the quayside. Daily ferry to Brownsea Island, Coastal Cruises, Wareham River trips, Airshow specials & theme nights. See our website.

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JETSKI SAFARIS

POOLE HARBOUR BOAT SHOW Friday 20 May – Sunday 22 May

Salterns Marina, 40 Salterns Way Lilliput, Poole BH14 8JR T 01202 706784 E info@jetskisafaris.co.uk W www.jetskisafaris.co.uk We offer a variety of exciting activities to get you out on the water in the spectacular Poole Harbour & surrounding Jurassic coastline. Powerboat rides, Jetski Safari experiences, RYA Jetski & Powerboat Training courses plus group and corporate events.

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Poole Harbour Boat Show will return in 2016 and will see an additional day added to the weekend’s schedule of activities. The free boat show features a variety of marine-related businesses with big names such as Sunseeker, Princess, Fairline, Windy and Bayliner. Adding to the day out experience will be popular attractions including; on-the-water displays, tall ships, live music, children’s entertainment and a spectacular firework display. For more information visit: www.pooleharbourboatshow.co.uk


A DATE WITH NATURE WILDLIFE IN POOLE Poole Harbour is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), a Special Protected Area (SPA) and a Ramsar site. The harbour is also within an area recognised for its landscape value and part of the Purbeck Heritage Coast and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The AONB includes all the islands of the harbour as well as much of the water area. There’s no better place to see various species of birds busy on the water than Poole Harbour during the winter months. Take an RSPB bird cruise to Brownsea

Island or around Poole Harbour and discover a wealth of wildlife. On board, local birding experts will be on hand to share information and answer questions. The ‘Birds of Poole Harbour’ website is helpful in guiding you around some of the well-known and not so well-known sites of the harbour, with regular events, live webcams and day-by-day updates. For more information and details on RSPB bird boat cruises visit www.birdsofpooleharbour.co.uk

THE COAST WITH THE MOST IMMERSE YOURSELF

www.coastwiththemost.com gives you everything you need for the

ultimate watersports experience in Poole and Bournemouth. From surfing to sailing, to tide times and weather reports, it’s all available here. Whatever your passion, the Coast with the Most has something to offer for every budget.

Photo by: Paul Morton

Poole and Bournemouth’s 10-mile stretch of sparkling coastline is arguably packed with more watersports per square inch than anywhere else in the UK.

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HARBOUR INFORMATION

POOLE HARBOUR SAFETY REGULATIONS For personal safety and environmental conservation reasons, water-skiing and personal watercraft have their own designated areas where their permit is the equivalent of the Harbour Masters consent to exceed the speed limit (within the designated area only).

Summary of General Directions 1 Kitesurfing – No kite surfer shall be operated in the harbour by any person who is not in possession of a kite surfing permit and complies with the terms and conditions associated with the permit.

Summary of By-laws Your attention is drawn to the following summary of the by-laws, which are enforced for your safety: 2(a)  Every vessel shall be navigated with care and caution and at such speed and in such a manner as not to endanger the lives of or cause injury or be a nuisance to persons or endanger the safety or cause damage to other vessels, moorings, buoys, beacons or other property. 2(aa) Vessels shall not be navigated at a speed exceeding 10 knots through the water. 2(b) Vessels navigating in the Little Channel, between the quays and in Holes Bay shall proceed at a speed not exceeding 6 knots through the water. 2(bb) No person shall engage in board sailing within the Middle Ship Channel or within the Havens Entrance without the Harbour Masters written consent. Persons intending to cross these channels shall do so by the shortest possible route and not so as to cause obstruction to other vessels navigating in the channel.

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2(e) No person shall engage in water-skiing or use a personal watercraft without a valid permit. The use of a hovercraft or ascending by towed kite or parachute requires the Harbour Masters written consent.

Harbour Entrance This is the most congested area of the harbour, and with the strong currents has the greatest potential for hazards. Use an engine if you have one fitted. For further information contact the Harbour Master:

T 01202 440210 W www.phc.co.uk E harbourmaster@phc.co.uk Search for Poole Harbour Commissioners


POOLE QUAY BOAT HAVEN

PORT OF POOLE MARINA &

Poole Quay Boat Haven This modern, purpose-built haven is conveniently situated at the eastern end of Poole Town Quay and comprises 125 fully serviced berths for visitors as well as long term lets. The Boat Haven can accommodate vessels of up to 60m in length by prior arrangement. Modern toilet & shower facilities are available on the Quay. All pontoon berths are serviced with water and electricity. Vessels’ waste, waste oil and pump out facilities are also available within the Haven. The Boat Haven is within walking distance of Poole Town Centre which offers a wide range of shops, cafés, restaurants and bars. Access to public transport is also easy with the bus and train stations within walking distance, and Bournemouth International Airport just a short taxi ride away.

Just across the water from the Boat Haven is Port of Poole Marina. This newly built marina offers 75 fully serviced permanent berths for vessels up to 20m in length and visitor berths for vessels up to 60m. The marina has a free water taxi service to the Boat Haven and offers free parking for berth holders. Both marinas have been awarded 5 Gold Anchors by The Yacht Harbour Association and the Green Blue Environmental Award. Poole Quay Boat Haven also has a number of swinging moorings available from 1st April – 31st October each year for boats up to 20m in length. There is a free water taxi service for our customers on swinging moorings and car parking is included. If you own a Jet Ski or RIB then floating docks are available at both marinas all year for easy access. Look out for exciting news about the Poole Harbour

Boat Show which will be taking place in May each year at Poole Quay Boat Haven and along Town Quay (see p.26). Contact Details: Poole Quay Boat Haven & Port of Poole Marina, Poole Town Quay, Poole, Dorset BH15 1HJ T 01202 649488 F 01202 785619 W www.poolequayboathaven.co.uk E info@poolequayboathaven.co.uk VHF  Ch 80, Call Sign – ‘Poole Quay Boat Haven’ or ‘Port of Poole Marina’

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S NEW GALLERIE FOR 2016 MUCH MORE THAN A MOTOR MUSEUM

NATIONAL MOTOR MUSEUM WORLD OF TOP GEAR BEAULIEU ABBEY PALACE HOUSE & GARDENS PLUS, UNLIMITED MONORAIL & VETERAN BUS RIDES

Find out more:

beaulieu.co.uk Beaulieu, New Forest, Hants SO42 7ZN | 01590 612345 | Open daily from 10am

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Cinema • Theatre • Concert Hall • Studio • Cafe • Gallery • Venue Hire

Visit the working studio and meet our Throwers, Artists and Designers.

Experience, explore, discover the arts at Lighthouse

Discover the largest collection of Poole Pottery in the world.

Poole is home to Lighthouse the largest regional arts centre in the UK.

Feel inspired? Have a go at painting your own masterpiece! Fun for all from £6

Check the website for the latest event listings.

Relax in our Pottery Café Outlet Shopping and Gift Emporium - Great prices on a huge range of china and glass, kitchen wares, gifts, fashions and accessories. Free Entry - Open Daily*

0844 406 8666 www.lighthousepoole.co.uk

Monday - Saturday 9.00am - 5.30pm, Sunday 10.30am - 4.30pm The Quay, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1HJ

Lighthouse, Kingland Road, Poole BH15 1UG Lighthouse is a five minute walk from Poole train station and immediately opposite Poole bus station.

* Closed Easter Sunday and Christmas Day

Tel: 01202 668 681 enquiries@poolepotteryretail.co.uk

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Call us on 01202 717197 The Ark, Poole Park, Poole, BH15 2SF www.thearkpoolepark.co.uk

SOFT PLAY

Three levels of soft play

ICE RINK

All year round real ice rink

CAFÉ

Fresh homemade food and drinks

how to find us

ICE CREAMS

Yummy ice cream and lollies!

We are open daily from 10am

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OPEN DAILY ALL YEAR 10AM-5PM (4PM IN WINTER) Icen Way, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1EW 01305 269 880 www.thedinosaurmuseum.com

OPEN DAILY ALL YEAR 10AM-5PM (4PM IN WINTER) 25 High West St, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1UW 01305 269 571 www.tutankhamunexhibition.com

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UK’s NO.1 FOREST

ADVENTURE

at Moors Valley Country Park

A year of adventure

Nr. Bournemouth

Brownsea Island

4 High Street, Poole BH15 1BW

Corfe Castle Uncover the secrets of Dorset’s iconic medieval castle and discover more than 1,000 years of turbulent history. Enjoy our action-packed programme of family fun events in 2016.

Kingston Lacy Bring your family and discover an outstanding art collection, a kitchen garden with a royal reputation and plenty of space for you to do '50 things before you're 11¾'.

For opening times, prices, and things to see and do, visit us at nationaltrust.org.uk/dorset National Trust is an independent registered charity, number 205846.

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POOLE GREYHOUND STADIUM

POOLE MUSEUM

Whether you love nature, just want to escape the stresses of modern life or have fun with the kids, Brownsea Island is the perfect place to explore, relax and take time out.

T 01202 262600 E museums@poole.gov.uk W www.boroughofpoole.com/museums

Poole Stadium, Wimborne Road Poole BH15 2BP

Poole’s rich history is revealed in Poole Museum’s four floors of galleries. Displays range from archaeology to art, from pirates to potteries. Free of charge and fully accessible. The Route One bus stops outside the Museum. Please call for details on Scaplen’s Court.

Racing Tuesdays, Saturdays & Sundays.

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Winter opening hours: Tue - Sat 10am - 4pm (closed Mon) *Offer valid until 30th November 2016, excludes Saturdays, bank holidays, Tree Top SunJunior 12 noon - 4pm and Corporate Events. Only valid at Moors Valleyfood, Country Park. Discount Great entertainment andcode fun… must be enteredhours: at time of booking. †Calls cost 7p perthe minute plus your phonehome company’s Summer opening plus chance of going with access charge. Participation and supervision ratios apply - please see our website. Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm more money in your pocket than you Sun 12 noon - 5pm came with.

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A magical underwater journey!

Meet us

Your holiday buses around Poole & Bournemouth

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amazing creatures!

MORE BUS Bus Station, 1 Dolphin Centre Poole BH15 1SN

164 Canford Cliffs Road Poole BH13 7ES

T 01202 338420 E enquiries@morebus.co.uk W www.morebus.co.uk

T 01202 700778 E gardens@comptonacres.co.uk W www.comptonacres.co.uk

Save online - oceanarium.co.uk

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oceanarium.co.uk Open daily from 10am

Tickets valid all day

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From the authentic Japanese garden to the grandeur of the Italian, a visit to Compton Acres promises surprise and delight at every turn. We have the Harbourview café, Compton Acres café tearooms, The Ark, Compton Acres Gift Shop and a well stocked Plant Centre. So whether you wander through at leisure enjoying the horticultural excellence or visit the shops and cafés you will experience a day to remember.

Next to Bournemouth Pier

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Whether you’re looking for an open top tour or a convenient way to get around Poole & Bournemouth, we have a variety of bus services for you. We run buses all night long on Friday and Saturdays, offer fast connections to Bournemouth every 3 minutes and provide easy access to more rural locations like Wimborne and Blandford. So, take the stress out of your holidays and leave the car behind. Buying tickets is simple with our mobile app using a smartphone or if you prefer cash fares are available from the driver.

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POOLE GREYHOUND STADIUM

ADVENTURE WONDERLAND

SWANAGE RAILWAY

T 01202 262600 E museums@poole.gov.uk W www.poolemuseum.com

Poole Stadium, Wimborne Road Poole BH15 2BP

Merritown Lane, Christchurch BH23 6BA (Opposite Bournemouth Airport)

Station House, Station Approach Swanage BH19 1HB

T 01202 677449 E info@poolegreyhounds.com W www.poolegreyhounds.com

T 01202 483444 E info@adventurewonderland.co.uk W www.adventurewonderland.co.uk

T 01929 425800 (Reservations Office) E info@swanagerailway.co.uk W www.swanagerailway.co.uk

Poole’s rich history is revealed in Poole Museum’s four floors of galleries. Displays range from archaeology to art, from pirates to potteries. Free of charge and fully accessible. The Route One bus stops outside the Museum. Please call for details on Scaplen’s Court.

Racing Tuesdays, Saturdays & Sundays.

Dorset’s number one, award winning family theme park offers a full day’s fun, combining the outside park and rides with the indoor adventure play centre, Wild Thing! Over 30 rides and attractions including family favourites such as: Battle Boats Water Ride, Dragon’s Drop Megaslide and Cuddle Corner Farm with a new range of wonderful animals. Also visiting characters, new shows in the Happydrome Theatre and the South Coast’s largest natural maze.

The Swanage Railway is the picture postcard branch line to the seaside.

POOLE MUSEUM 4 High Street, Poole BH15 1BW

Winter opening hours: Tue - Sat 10am - 4pm (closed Mon) Sun 12 noon - 4pm

Great food, entertainment and fun… plus the chance of going home with more money in your pocket than you came with.

Summer opening hours: Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm Sun 12 noon - 5pm

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Join us at Poole Greyhounds for an all inclusive package of food, racing and entertainment. From the comfort of our Gallery Restaurant, you’ll be able to enjoy the spectacle of up to 13 races and bet whilst enjoying your meal.

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Steam trains run for 6 miles through the beautiful Purbeck Countryside past the iconic Corfe Castle to the sandy beaches of Swanage. Steam services operate daily from late March to late October, with mixed steam and diesel services at winter weekends. An events programme of steam and diesel galas is complemented by luncheon, cream tea and dining trains.

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ROYAL SIGNALS MUSEUM

FLEET AIR ARM MUSEUM

YELLOW BUSES

DISCOVER LULWORTH

Yeomans Way, Bournemouth BH8 0BQ

Blandford Camp, Dorset DT11 8RH (Off the A354 near Blandford)

RNAS Yeovilton, Ilchester, Somerset BA22 8HT

T 01258 482248 E info@royalsignalsmuseum.com W www.royalsignalsmuseum.com

T 01935 840565 E marketing@fleetairarm.com W www.fleetairarm.com

T 01202 636110 0871 200 22 33 (Traveline for times) E wecanhelp@yellowbuses.co.uk W www.bybus.co.uk

Lulworth Visitor Centre, West Lulworth, Dorset BH20 5RQ

IMAGINE – life without your mobile phone? DISCOVER the fascinating story of how communications have evolved from waving flags to Satellite communications. EXPERIENCE - interactive History, Science and Technology.

One of the premier attractions in the South West, offering a day out to thrill the whole family. Get up close with the giants of aviation history. Occupying its own complete hanger, come on board the HMS Ark Royal Carrier Experience.

With displays on: Special Forces, SAS, Long Range Desert Group, Women at War, Animals at War and Electronic Warfare Motorcycle collection and Despatch Riders. Plus - Spies, Codes, Secret Agents and Cyber warfare.

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Climb on board the first British Concorde and visit a new exhibition ‘Saved’ Search & Rescue marking the decommissioning of the Sea King helicopter from active service with a walk through operational Sea King helicopter.

Let the bus take the strain and sit back and enjoy the view by taking a trip with Yellow Buses. The award-winning bus company operates a network of routes across Dorset, providing reliable and comfortable travel in one of the most modern fleets on the road. Yellow Buses offers a wide range of great value fares and, of course, accepts English passes for concessionary travel. 1,3 & 7 day tickets available on our YB Move app. See www.bybus.co.uk for full details.

T 01929 400155 E info@lulworth.com W www.lulworth.com

Experience the World Heritage Jurassic Coast and the iconic landmarks of Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove. Just a short drive from Poole, Lulworth’s unique geology and safe beaches with crystal clear waters are truly stunning. Explore the pretty seaside village of West Lulworth and its many tempting shops, pubs and tearooms. At its heart, enjoy the magnificent 17c Lulworth Castle and historic deer park, its woodlands and walks.

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BUCKLER’S HARD

EXBURY GARDENS & STEAM RAILWAY

Near Beaulieu, Hants SO42 7XB

Exbury, The New Forest SO45 1AZ

T 01590 616203 E info@bucklershard.co.uk W www.bucklershard.co.uk

T 02380 891203 / 24hr info line 02380 899422 E info@exbury.co.uk W www.exbury.co.uk

An unspoilt and peaceful 18th Century riverside village where ships for Nelson’s Navy were once built. Tour reconstructed cottage interiors and the Maritime Museum to learn more about the history of the village and its residents before taking a relaxing cruise on the Beaulieu River (seasonal).

Tranquil woodland gardens with award-winning camellias, rhododendrons and azaleas in spring. The Herbaceous Borders and Sundial Gardens are delightful in summer while autumn brings magnificent fiery foliage. Steam Railway. Play area. Tea Rooms. Gift and plant sales. Dogs welcome on short leads.

THE TANK MUSEUM

DORSET HEAVY HORSE FARM PARK & RESCUE CENTRE

Bovington, near Wool, Dorset BH20 6JG

Edmondsham Road, Verwood BH21 5RJ

T 01929 405096 E info@tankmuseum.org W www.tankmuseum.org The Tank Museum brings history to life, with the world’s best collection of tanks and explosive live displays. Opening in Spring 2016, don’t miss the landmark First World War Centenary exhibition, “Tank Men: The Story of the First Crews”.

T 01202 824040 E heavyhorsecentredorset@yahoo.co.uk W www.dorset-heavy-horse-centre.co.uk

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110 Dolphin Centre, Poole, Dorset BH15 1SZ

Longthorns, Wareham, Dorset BH20 6HH - Situated one mile north of Wool on the Bere Regis road

T 01202 673906 E info@dolphinshoppingcentre.co.uk W www.dolphinshoppingcentre.co.uk

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DOLPHIN SHOPPING & LEISURE

MONKEY WORLD APE RESCUE CENTRE

This internationally-acclaimed centre has been rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing primates from around the world since 1987! With daily keepers’ talks, a huge adventure play area and over 250 primates of more than 20 different species, it’s a fun day out for all the family!

Entertainment for every age. Fascinating talks & tours. Free wagon & tractor trailer rides. “Drive a real Tractor!” Romany wagons & talks. Bygone exhibits. Go kart arena. Many play areas. Interact with over 20 rescued Heavy Horses and friendly farm animals. Western Cafe. Lots undercover & much more.

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The Dolphin Shopping Centre is home to over 100 stores in the heart of Poole from high street favourites including M&S and Primark to independent boutiques and cafes. For the latest offers and free events visit: www.dolphinshoppingcentre.co.uk

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NEW FOREST ACTIVITIES The Old Forge, High Street, Beaulieu SO42 7YA T 01590 612377 E info@newforestactivities.co.uk W www.newforestactivities.co.uk

Download your FREE guide to the New Forest, from the New Forest Activities website. Your one-stop shop for fun in and around the New Forest! With an activity for everyone and a team here to help, plan your adventure today!

UPTON COUNTRY PARK Upton, Poole BH17 7BJ

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RNLI COLLEGE TOURS & EVENTS West Quay Road Poole BH15 1HZ

QUAYSIDE EMPORIUM & COFFEE SHOP

LEMUR LANDINGS SOFT PLAY

Hennings Wharf, Poole Quay BH15 1GZ

Tower Park Yarrow Road Poole BH12 4NY

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T 01202 740500 E play@lemurlandings.co.uk W www.lemurlandings.co.uk

CITY SIGHTSEEING

DISCOVER DORSET TOURS

A circular coastal route between Bournemouth and Poole Quay

Half and Full day local tours. Call for a free brochure

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T 01202 262753 E uptoncountrypark@poole.gov.uk W www.uptoncountrypark.com

T 01202 308500 E rnli_college@rnli.org.uk W www.rnli.org/college

T 01202 557007 E info@citysightseeing-bournemouth.co.uk W www.citysightseeing-bournemouth.co.uk

T 01202 557007 E info@discoverdorset.co.uk W www.discoverdorset.co.uk

CORFE CASTLE MODEL VILLAGE

KINGSTON MAURWARD GARDENS & ANIMAL PARK

BENNETTS WATER GARDENS

NEW FOREST WILDLIFE PARK

The Square Corfe Castle BH20 5EZ MAP P6 T 01929 481234 E info@corfecastlemodelvillage.co.uk W www.corfecastlemodelvillage.co.uk

Kingston Maurward Dorchester DT2 8PY

B3157 Putton Lane Chickerell, Weymouth DT3 4AF

Deerleap Lane, Longdown, Southampton SO40 4UH

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T 01305 785150 E info@bennettswatergardens.com W www.bennettswatergardens.com

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T 02380 292408 E info@newforestwildlifepark.co.uk W www.newforestwildlifepark.co.uk

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THE BLUE POOL AND WAREHAM BEARS Furzebrook Wareham Dorset BH20 5AR

THINGS TO SEE

Twin Sails

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THE COURTYARD CRAFT CENTRE Huntick Road Lytchett Minster BH16 6BA MAP Q4 E jchartey@aol.com W www.thecourtyardcraftcentre.co.uk

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Poole’s Bridge for the Future This landmark structure is the first bridge of its type to be built in the world. Its unique triangular-shaped lifting leaves reflect Poole’s proud maritime and industrial heritage. When the bridge is up, the two lifting leaves symbolise the sails of a yacht and offer different views from every position along the quayside, from a sailing symbol to the spire of a cathedral. In its lowered position, the bridge offers stunning views across the natural beauty of Holes Bay. The Twin Sails Bridge is attracting attention from around the world and its iconic structure is raising the profile of Poole as a destination of choice for both visitors and businesses. The Twin Sails Bridge represents Poole’s ambition of being a successful 21st century town. Not only is the bridge providing reliable journeys between the town centre and Hamworthy and improving access to the port, it has opened up one of the largest sites in the South West for development. Come and take a look at the Twin Sails Bridge and enjoy the spectacle as the two world-class ‘twin sails’ are raised and lowered. Lifting times can be viewed at: www.poole.gov.uk/twinsails


PARKS

AWARD WINNING PARKS & GREEN SPACES

Poole’s Parks Poole Park Just a short walk from the centre of Poole you’ll discover a haven of peace and rare beauty. Poole Park Lake is at the centre and is surrounded by facilities such as tennis courts, a bowling green, outdoor play areas, The Ark – soft play, ice skating and café, The Kitchen & Scoops Ice Cream Parlour, Poole Park Railway and a fitness trail.

Poole Park

A L M O S T O N E F I F T H O F P O O L E I S P U B L I C LY ACCESSIBLE GREEN SPACE. POOLE, H AMWORTHY AND UPTON COUNTRY PARK M AKE UP THE BOROUGH’S TRIO OF AWARD WINNING PARKS

Upton Country Park Over 100 acres of award-winning gardens, woodland and shoreline. Home to Upton House, a Grade II* listed Georgian mansion, and a stunning walled garden with splash fountain. Woodland Play Trail, tea rooms, art gallery, year round events programme and plant centre. Free access to the grounds. Visit: www.uptoncountrypark.com Hamworthy Park With its waterside location offering panoramic views towards the Purbeck hills, this park is definitely worth a visit. The Park has a sandy beach with a promenade, extensive grassed area, large paddling pool (open during the summer) and excellent playground facilities. The more energetic individual might like to use the tennis courts or perhaps take part in a watersports session before relaxing in the Bay Café. Pinecliff Play Sculptures Head to Pinecliff Gardens in Canford Cliffs for a wildlife play sculpture trail. Children can climb and play around a range of giant wooden sculptures of woodland insects and dolphins. Car parking can be found at each of these parks, but they are also very easy to reach by bus, foot or bike. For further information on all the parks in Poole visit: www.poole.gov.uk

Upton Country Park

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Step Back in Time Poole Old Town Poole is a town rich in history. The beautiful Old Town was part of the medieval town and some buildings still survive.

THE MUSEUM IS FREE ENTRY A N D F U L LY A C C E S S I B L E

Poole Museum

The overall style is Georgian and stems from re-development in the 18th Century when the area accommodated the prosperous middle class of Poole, such as sea captains and well-to-do tradesmen. Their brick-built houses have fine proportions with a wealth of authentic architectural details such as fanlights and boot scrapers. The Lower High Street has some interesting buildings, independent retailers selling unique gifts, handmade cosmetics and delicious treats along with a varied dining scene. Poole Museum Poole’s rich history is revealed in four floors of galleries. The 18th Century harbour warehouse has been carefully revealed to provide the perfect setting for the story of Poole to be told. Entry to the museum is free and fully accessible to visitors with a disability. See p.38 for Poole Museum details.

Attached to the museum, in the medieval Town Cellars, is the Local History Centre, where residents and visitors can delve deeper into archives and resources covering the history of Poole and its people. Opening times: Tues – Sat, 10am – 3pm. Visit the Local History Centre website: www.poolehistory.org.uk. Scaplen’s Court Museum & Garden This medieval town house is open and free to the public during August and used by local children in term time as a learning centre. The Tudor Herb and Physic Garden is open to the public from May to September. Cockle Trail Explore Poole’s Historic Old Town on this 1 hour walk. For further information see p.46. Poole Trail Visitors to Poole Old Town and Harbourside Park will find a series of interpretation and wayfinding panels revealing stories, pictures, video and audio on the town’s remarkable heritage. For more information see p.46.

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FA M I LY WA LK S & ACT I V I T I E S

FA M I LY F U N I N P O O LE

Walks & Trails Cockle Trail Follow the brass plaques in the pavement to take this self guided trail, highlighting tales of Poole’s past from the smugglers and sailors to the ghosts and ghouls who have inhabited the town over the years. The walk takes in the scenic old town and lasts approximately 1 hour. Leaflets cost 50p from the Tourist Information Centre in Poole Museum or download from: www.pooletourism.com Poole Treasure Hunt & Family Fun Leaflet Have a go at Poole Tourism’s Treasure Hunt when exploring Poole Quay and Old Town. The Poole Quay Family Fun leaflet is packed full of ideas to entertain the whole family. Pick up copies from the Tourist Information Centre in Poole Museum or download from: www.pooletourism.com

Poole Trail The interactive Poole Trail, accessed by mobile phone, brings Poole’s history to life with archived film, recordings of local memories and old photos of Poole’s historic landmarks. Interpretation panels around the town give further information. Visit: www.pooletrail.com or find the Poole Trail map in the Cockle Trail leaflet. Granny Cousins’ Ghost Walks Local Victorian character, Granny Cousins, and her occasional sidekick, Red, will take you on a ‘Tourism Award Winning’ entertaining evening walk, where you will learn about the people that have lived in, worked in and haunted this ancient fishing port. Every Wednesday from 27 July to 24 August. There will also be a walk on bank holiday Monday 29th August. Meet outside Scaplens Court Museum at 8pm. For group bookings call 07977 969080 or visit: www.facebook.com/grannycousins

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SHOPPING

IT’S EASY TO

Shop ‘til You Drop

Poole Market

WITH ONE OF THE LONGEST HIGH STREETS IN THE SOUTH, A PLETHORA OF SHOPS AND CAFÉS WITH OUTDOOR SEATING AREAS, POOLE’S SHOPPING EXPERIENCE IS ONE THE W H O L E FA M I LY C A N E N J OY A L L D AY LO N G

Dolphin Shopping Centre Dorset’s largest indoor shopping centre with over 110 stores including Primark, Animal, M&S, Next and Beales department store, all under one roof. See p.40 for the Dolphin Shopping Centre details. Old Orchard / Old Town From the Dolphin Shopping Centre, follow the High Street and you will come to Old Orchard Plaza and the old town, which combine to give Poole High Street a truly unique flavour. A picturesque, bustling area featuring historic buildings, cobbled streets and independent retailers selling unique gifts, handmade cosmetics and delicious treats. This area also has a varied dining scene. The old town retailers pride themselves on their personal service and expertise, so make sure you pay them a visit! Poole Quay Just round the corner from the old town, you will reach Poole Quay.

Poole Old Town High Street

At Poole Pottery you can pick up exclusive designs and studio pieces and discounted second quality products. See p.32 for more information. On the quay you will also find a selection of outlet stores and gifts shops including the NEW Quay Emporium (see p.41 for details) and a wide range of cafes and restaurants to enjoy some local flavours. Markets Poole’s General Market Poole High Street Every Thursday & Saturday Poole’s Farmers Market Falkland Square (just outside the Dolphin Shopping Centre) Every Thursday 9am – 2pm For more information call Poole Town Centre on 01202 649433 or visit: www.pooletowncentre.com See the ‘Useful Information’ section in the back of this guide for details on all local markets.

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RESTAURANTS & BARS

BRANKSOME BEACH Branksome Beach, Branksome Chine Poole BH13 6LP T 01202 767235 W www.branksomebeach.co.uk

In the area’s best location and right on the beach, Branksome Beach provides first class service with mouth-watering food. The sea front restaurant is open all day every day serving breakfast, cakes and coffees, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, plus drinks and light bites from the first floor Terrace Bar. Your perfect dining destination for friends and family – all year round. Check the website for seasonal menus and opening times.

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SANDBANKS BEACH CAFE Sandbanks Beach Cafe, Banks Road Sandbanks, Poole BH13 7QQ T 01202 708621 W www.sandbanksbeachcafe.co.uk Situated on Sandbanks‘ Blue Flag beach, Sandbanks Beach Cafe is ideally located for all the family. We are open for breakfast, morning coffee, lunch, afternoon teas, and during the season dinner, including fabulous summer BBQs on our beach-facing terrace. Dishes are prepared and cooked here in our kitchen. What’s more our cooks produce renowned home made cakes using traditional recipes fresh from the oven everyday.

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We are open daily from 10am

The Kitchen serves the very best of British classics and comfort food favourites. The Kitchen, Poole Park, Poole, Dorset, BH15 2SF Find us on Facebook thekitchenpoolepark

www.thekitchenpoolepark.co.uk

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HARLEE’S FISH AND CHIP RESTAURANT

QUAY CAFÉ BAR & BISTRO

Poole Quay BH15 1HJ

Dolphin Quays, Poole BH15 1HH

T 01202 280703 E enquiries@harlees.co.uk W www.harlees.co.uk

T 01202 678800 E chrischinehurst@aol.com W www.quaycafepoole.co.uk

Why not come and enjoy some of the finest seafood around with our fish and chip take-away downstairs or our large 96 seat restaurant upstairs, with seasonal caught fish and homemade dishes it’s sure to tempt your taste buds. Don’t just take our word, we have been recommended by the Guardian

Sunday Magazine, Catherine Rice and Paul Everatt from BBC Radio Five Live who commented “Your Rock ‘n’ Chips well...’em...ROCK!” and “They were the best that we have both ever had” to name but a few. So come in and enjoy some great food and a warm welcome.

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Brand new Café with undeniably the best street level location on Poole Quay. Opposite the Marina with spectacular harbour views.

• All day breakfasts & cream teas

Plenty of seating, inside and out. Fully licensed, extensive menu offering full meals, pastries, sandwiches and sharing platters.

• Coach parties - 10% Discount

• Traditional roasts • Fish & chips (Gluten free available) • Fishing trips catered for • O  ct - March 8am - 5pm April - Sept 8am - 6pm (later on Quay events nights)

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THE CUSTOM HOUSE

GUILDHALL TAVERN

THE POOLE ARMS

THE THAI RESTAURANT

Poole Quay BH15 1HJ

20 High Street, Poole BH15 1BP

T 01202 676767 E info@customhouse.co.uk W www.customhouse.co.uk

5 Market Street, Poole BH15 1NB

T 01202 673450 E info@poolearms.co.uk W www.poolearms.co.uk

T 01202 672440 W www.thethairestaurant.com

Custom House is a beautiful heritage Georgian building, with waterside views and a restaurant set in the old Long Room. We specialise in locally sourced seafood, the best South West beef and offer an elegant local dining experience.

Poole’s finest fruits de mer and fresh local fish restaurant, located just two minutes from the Quay. We offer an extensive menu with house specialities of locally landed fish, crab & lobster prepared in a mouth-watering French style. Meat and vegetarian dishes also available. We offer you exceptional standards of service and a very warm welcome. Awarded top marks from Harden’s, 2 forks in Michelin Guide, featuring in Good Food Guide 2016 and No.1 on Tripadvisor.

The Poole Arms overlooking Poole Quay. This distinctive, traditional, family run pub, with a selection of real ales & fine wines, has an exclusively fish menu. The fish & shellfish are locally sourced & seasonal, but not battered or deep fried. (No chips either). Served with seasonal potatoes & vegetables. While home-made fish casserole & fish pies are available all year round. Sorry no dogs or children allowed in the bar.

A visit to us is a must for Thai food lovers. A warm and inviting restaurant in the heart of Old Town Poole. With a blend of traditional and modern techniques, we offer guests a magnificent dining experience whether you are enjoying an evening out or a working lunch! All dishes are cooked with specially imported fresh Thai ingredients.

Poole Quay BH15 1HP

T 01202 671717 E sewerynsevfred@aol.com W www.guildhalltavern.co.uk

Try our outside terrace for mussels and chips, or our lounge bar for sharing boards and perfectly cooked steak for dinner. Summer events include live music on the terrace, and seafood bbq’s.

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Open 7 days a week, 6pm to 11pm. Takeaway service available.

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JENKINS & SONS

RICK STEIN

7-8 Banks Chambers, Penn Hill Ave, Poole BH14 9NB

10 – 14 Banks Road, Sandbanks, Poole, Dorset, BH13 7QB

T 01202 746604 E hello@jenkinssons.com W www.jenkinssons.com

Inspired by Sidney Jenkins who built his butchers and fishmongers in the 1920s. A respect for artisan pride and great food and drink. The finest fish and meat cooked over real coals and served with the best British craft beers we can find.

T 01202 283000 E reservations@rickstein.com W www.rickstein.com

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With views across the water you can enjoy a casual lunch with dishes such as Cornish crab salads and moules marinière, alongside classic seafood dishes including dover sole meunière, turbot hollandaise and fruits de mer.

PATRICK’S RESTAURANT & BAR

DELI ON THE QUAY

Ashley Cross, BH14 0EF

Unit 17, Dolphin Quays, Poole BH15 1HH

T 01202 734000 E info@patricksrestaurants.co.uk W www.patricksrestaurants.co.uk

T 01202 660022 E info@delionthequay.com W www.delionthequay.com

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week, the restaurant offers a modern brasserie style menu using the best local produce. Also offering: light bite menu from £5, Cabaret evenings & live music. Patrick’s is available for outside catering.

Continental style deli with stunning harbour views. Try homemade quiches, soups, sandwiches & salads, the best brownies, flapjacks and pastries or a Purbeck ice cream. Winter - 9am to 4pm. Summer - 9am to 5pm. Later for Tuesday Bike Nights.

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THE HARBOUR VIEW RESTAURANT AT THISTLE HOTEL, POOLE

LA LUPA RESTAURANT

Poole Quay, Poole BH15 1HD

T 01202 670660 E contact@la-lupa-3.co.uk W www.la-lupa-3.co.uk

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Yeatman’s Old Mill, Poole Quay, Poole BH15 1HA

T 01202 666800 E reception.poole@thistle.co.uk W www.thistle.com/poole Located on the 1st floor of Thistle Hotel offering unrivalled views of Brownsea Island and Poole Harbour. Offering a varied selection of delicious cuisine from rib-eye steaks to locally sourced ‘Catch of the Day’. Large events such as parties and weddings catered for. ‘Tastecard’ members welcome.

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Located in an historic Poole Quay mill building, La Lupa is just a short stroll away from the crowds and bustle of the main tourist area, at the quieter end of Poole Quay. We offer excellent Italian cuisine in a comfortable, friendly atmosphere.

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HOTEL DU VIN BISTRO Thames Street Poole Quay Poole BH15 1JN

HARBAR BISTRO Harbour Heights Hotel, Haven Road Sandbanks, Poole BH13 7LW

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T 0844 748 9265 E info.poole@hotelduvin.com W www.hotelduvin.com

T 01202 707272 E reception@harbourheights.net W www.fjbhotels.co.uk

LOCAL TAXIS PRC STREAMLINE

SEAVIEW RESTAURANT

Local-Friendly-Reliable

• 24 hours a day, all year round • Our 180 fleet includes 4 to 8 seater. Wheelchair friendly vehicles available • Download our free Taxi booking App

The Sandbanks Hotel 15 Banks Road Sandbanks, Poole BH13 7PS MAP J5

RESTAURANTS & FOOD HYGIENE

T 01202 707377 E reception@sandbankshotel.co.uk W www.fjbhotels.co.uk

Poole has a fantastic variety of quality restaurants and a fine selection of pubs and bars, contemporary, casual or fine dining. Many serving dishes straight from the harbour!

LA ROCHE The Haven Hotel 161 Banks Road Sandbanks, Poole BH13 7QL MAP J7 T 01202 707333 E reception@havenhotel.co.uk W www.fjbhotels.co.uk

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Food Hygiene Rating Scheme Poole is running this scheme in partnership with the Food Standards Agency. The aim is to provide you with information about the hygiene standards in these premises at the time they were inspected.

Businesses are rated between 1-5, 5 being considered very good, but any rating 3 and above will give you confidence that their standards of hygiene are acceptable. The ratings reflect the hygiene conditions and do not reflect the quality of food or the service levels of the businesses. Food hygiene ratings for Poole restaurants are now available on the Food Standards Agency website: http://ratings.food.gov.uk


POOLE SPEEDWAY

POOLE SPEEDWAY

Poole Pirates 2015 Elite League Champions The World famous Poole Pirates made speedway history in October 2015 by becoming the first team in 43 years to win three championship titles in succession.

THE PIR ATES BRING WORLD CL ASS ENTERTAINMENT TO THE TOWN

The 2015 season was another outstanding year for Britain’s most successful speedway team as they topped the league table in the sport’s top tier of racing and then went on to claim the silverware in the Play-off Final against Belle Vue, Manchester. Spurred on by thousands of followers, the atmosphere in the stadium reached fever pitch between March and October as, week after week, the Pirates went wheel to wheel with their opponents. Fans were brought to the edge of their seats on a regular basis with many matches going right down to the very last race.

the summer with some of the top speedway stars on the planet heading to Poole Stadium. Poole Pirates have forged their name into the record books over the last ten years and have regularly included World Champions in their side. Take the family Make it a family night out with one of Poole Speedway family tickets. There are plenty of great viewing places close to the action and the restaurant and bar facilities offer a view overlooking the whole circuit. There is also a covered grandstand, with plenty of seating, where you can fully enjoy every one of the adrenalin filled heats and the thrill a minute atmosphere of a Pirates race meeting. For more information call 01202 681145 or visit: www.poolepirates.co

World class entertainment The Pirates bring world class entertainment to the town on Wednesday nights throughout

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POOLE BEACH GUIDE

POOLE’S AWARD WINNING

Stunning Beaches Sandbanks Naturally beautiful with its golden sand, Sandbanks Beach is designated by the European Commission as one of the few areas in the country which has achieved the highest standard of cleanliness.

The beach is situated between Shore Road and Branksome Chine and is accessible from Cliff Drive where you can find on-road parking. The steep, sandy cliff face provides a haven for wildlife. The picturesque beach huts date back to 1920.

Sandbanks has held the highly coveted international Blue Flag for the past 28 years – the only beach in England to achieve this.

Branksome Beaches Include Branksome Chine and Branksome Dene beaches (dogs allowed all year round at Branksome Dene). There is a range of places to buy food and drink and the recently built rock groynes create individual bays to enjoy.

Sandbanks offers a designated area for barbeques and activity areas for boarders and swimmers. Slacklining posts have been installed. Equipment is available to hire. Activities at Sandbanks include volleyball nets, crazy golf, children's play area and Sandbanks Beach Café. Shore Road Fine, golden sands, gradual sloping beach and clean, safe water makes Shore Road Beach an ideal place to visit. Watersports hire and tuition is available nearby and there is a dedicated ‘launch’ zone for kitesurfers and windsurfers. Canford Cliffs Canford Cliffs is a natural and tranquil area featuring volleyball nets and football posts.

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Seasonal and weekly parking permits for the beach car parks are available. Beach Huts to Hire Beach huts are available to hire at all beach locations - a perfect base when visiting Poole’s award winning beaches. Available to hire on a weekly basis April – September and for longer lets of six months in the winter. Perfect for visitors and residents to enjoy all year round. For further information visit: www.poole.gov.uk/beaches


POOLE BEACH GUIDE

OUR GUIDE TO POOLE’S BEACHES

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Go by bus to the Beach with More Bus Route 52: Poole Bus Station to Sandbanks Beach Route 50: Bournemouth Bus Station to Sandbanks Beach (and onto Swanage) via Canford Cliffs.

Visit www.morebus.co.uk for a full timetable. Please check before travelling.

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WALKS

WALKS EXPLORE DORSET ON FOOT SHORT WALKS Cockle Trail This walk around Old Town Poole takes approximately 1 hour. Walkers can follow the numbered brass plaques set into the ground. The start of the trail is at the Fish Shambles on Poole Quay. Pick up a leaflet for 50p at Poole Tourist Information Centre. See p.46 for further information. Poole Trail Look for the colourful ‘More to Explore’ signposts and use your mobile phone to watch archive film, listen to local memories and see old photographs of Poole’s landmarks. See p.46 for further information or visit: www.pooletrail.com 5 Quays Walk The suggested route featuring many of Poole Town Centre’s most interesting buildings along the waterside will take you around 1.5 hours.

LONGER WALKS

taking in Talbot Heath and the Upper and Lower Gardens. The return walk is approximately 8 miles – following the ‘G’ signs. Castleman Trailway The trailway starts at Upton Country Park and follows much of the old ‘Castleman Corkscrew’ railway line through Broadstone, Delph Woods and on to the River Stour at Wimborne. The return walk is approximately 9 miles. Poole Harbour Trail Explore the beauty and heritage of Poole Harbour in six stages. Each stage is between 7 and 8 miles and has a leaflet giving details of the walking route together with the area’s history. Purchase leaflets at Poole Tourist Information Centre or download a copy from: www.pooleharbourtrails.org.uk South West Coast Path You can walk along the beach or promenade from Bournemouth to Sandbanks where the Studland Ferry links to the South West Coast Path.

Holes Bay Loop A harbourside walk around Holes Bay. Departing from Poole Quay, the path follows the shoreline of Holes Bay, offering views of the busy quayside before passing through the wooded shoreline of Upton Country Park. Return through Hamworthy and over the Twin Sails Bridge. The loop is approximately 6 miles.

This national trail begins at South Haven Point in Studland and follows the coastline west for 630 miles until it reaches Minehead. The pathway passes through Dorset, Devon and Cornwall taking in the stunning scenery and historical features of the South Coast. Visit: www.southwestcoastpath.com

Bourne Valley Greenway The Greenway runs between the open countryside of Canford Heath and Bournemouth Town Centre

Maps showing the walking routes and public rights of way are available from: www.poole.gov.uk/walking

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CYCLING

CYCLING ROUTES FOR ALL ABILITIES 28 miles of path are away from traffic, including leisure routes in pleasant green areas and cycle paths by the sea. It is possible to cycle between Poole Town Centre and Upton Country Park, Wimborne and Bournemouth Town Centre using National Cycle Network Route 25. Route 2 will take you along the seafront promenade to Bournemouth. These routes are designed for novice cyclists offering a safe and enjoyable way to discover the area by bicycle.

POOLE HAS OVER 50 MILES OF CYCLE NET WORK AND THE VARIOUS ROUTES CATER FOR ALL AGES AND ABILITIES

If you don’t have your own bicycle, there are cycle hire companies in the area who also offer advice on where to cycle.

SHORT SCENIC RIDES

The Heritage Cycle Route The Heritage Cycle Route is 7.5 miles long, and visits places of historical interest in Poole Town Centre, Poole Quay and Upton Country Park. The route between the town centre and Upton Country Park runs along the water with beautiful views of the harbour.

The Bourne Valley Greenway The Greenway follows a green corridor from Canford Heath to the seafront in Bournemouth. Most of the route is traffic-free with some being on unsealed surfaces. The return trip is approximately 8 miles.

LONGER RIDES

Castleman Trailway The trailway starts at Upton Country Park and follows much of the old ‘Castleman Corkscrew’ railway line through Broadstone, Delph Woods and on to the River Stour at Wimborne. The return trip to Wimborne is approximately 9 miles. Petit Tour de Manche A new long distance cycle route which links Dorset with North West France forming a circular ride of around 275 miles. The section between Poole and Weymouth is 46 miles but you can shorten the route by stopping at Wareham or Wool. For more information visit: http://en.tourdemanche.com Poole cycleway maps are available at: www.poole.gov.uk/cycling

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ACCOMMODATION GRADINGS

GUIDE TO ACCOMMODATION GRADINGS At Poole Tourism we recognise that visitors have the right to be fully informed regarding the quality of accommodation. This is demonstrated by inclusion in the Visitor Guide and website of individual businesses accreditation with Visit England (Quality in Tourism), AA, and Dorset Accreditation, and shows the accommodation meets specific criteria designed to give you reassurance about your choice of accommodation. However, we recognise that for some businesses there may not be the business based justification for joining these schemes and we therefore now accept accommodation that does not carry a recognised accreditation, but have signed an accommodation charter.

Self Catering Agency Not all properties offered may be inspected. Check with the agency before booking a property to verify the situation. Awaiting Grading This logo indicates that at the time of publication the accommodation had applied for but not received their assessment. No Grading This does not reflect the quality of the business, and all accommodation can be viewed on the website prior to booking. All businesses with no grading have signed an accommodation charter agreeing to: 1. Fulfil all legal obligations and responsibilities – including fire precautions, food safety and other legal requirements.

Gradings Quality in Tourism and the AA rate accommodation to the same criteria, awarding one to five stars in each of the categories (or one to five pennants for camping and caravan parks in the case of the AA). These ratings reflect the overall quality of the experience. (Note - Hotel stars awarded meet different criteria to Guest Accommodation).

4. Maintain a fair and effective cancellations policy.

Dorset Accreditation Inspected to minimum quality standards. Every establishment has carried out a Fire Safety Risk Assessment and has Public Liability Insurance.

Pricing Please be aware that prices listed within this publication are the starting prices of each establishment and may vary according to the type of room, day of week or time of year.

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2. Maintain good standards of service and cleanliness. 3. Welcome all visitors courteously and without discrimination.


ACCOMMODATION GRADINGS

ADDITIONAL AWARDS Gold and Silver Awards Look out for Gold and Silver awards (Quality in Tourism), plus Red or Yellow Stars which recognise an exceptional level of comfort, hospitality and service over and above that expected of their grading level. VisitEngland Welcome Awards These awards highlight accommodation that provide specific welcomes to certain groups. Breakfast Awards Establishments that offer a quality and choice of breakfast, exceeding what would be expected at their star rating. AA Rosettes AA Rosettes show achievement in offering exceptional quality of food. Green Tourism Awards The Green Tourism Business Scheme The GTBS is the leading sustainable tourism certification scheme in the UK. Companies displaying this award show that they are implementing good environmental practices. Three levels can be achieved – Gold, Silver and Bronze. David Bellamy Conservation Awards Awards are made to holiday parks which demonstrate an active concern for the environment. Three levels can be achieved: Gold, Silver and Bronze.

ACCESSIBILITY For an access guide to Poole please ask for the booklet (T 01202 262600) or visit: www.pooletourism.com The owners displaying a National Accessible Scheme (NAS) logo have taken into particular consideration the needs of guests with hearing, visual or mobility requirements. NB: Some of our accommodation display a disabled symbol, please note this is not part of the NAS Scheme and visitors should check with the accommodation before booking. Whilst every effort has been made to

ensure accuracy, please be aware that ratings can change throughout the year. Further Information Additional information on assessment schemes/ star ratings can be obtained from: Quality in Tourism www.qualityintourism.com or call 0845 300 6996 AA www.theaa.com or call 01256 844455 or visit: www.pooletourism.com

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HOTEL DU VIN & BISTRO

THISTLE HOTEL

The Old Mansion House, Thames Street, Poole Quay, Poole BH15 1JN

Poole Quay, Poole BH15 1HD

T 0844 748 9265 E reception.poole@hotelduvin.com W www.hotelduvin.com £ from £170 per room per night

T 01202 666800  F 0870 3339243 E poole@thistle.co.uk W www.thistle.com/poole £ from £69 per room per night

Situated just off Poole Quay, in the heart of the Old Town, Hotel du Vin & Bistro offers the perfect combination of a stunning location and our unique and renowned style of hospitality. Featuring 38 stunning individually designed rooms and suites, a trademark bistro serving classic French dishes with a British

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Located directly on Poole quayside with a restaurant overlooking the harbour, this 70-bedroom hotel boasts the most spectacular views in Poole within easy walking distance of Poole town centre.

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HOTEL COLLINGWOOD

CHOOSE POOLE’S WEDDING COAST

11-13 Priory Road, West Cliff, Bournemouth BH2 5DF T 01202 557575  F 01202 293219 E info@hotel-collingwood.co.uk W www.hotel-collingwood.co.uk £ from £45 per person per night*

A warm welcome guaranteed. Family run with a high standard of service. A short walk to the beach, Bournemouth International Centre and town centre. The 53 modern en suite bedrooms have their own distinctive style and are furnished & equipped with heating controls, * Price includes dinner, bed & breakfast

Poole provides a stunning backdrop for a picture perfect ceremony in a contemporary location.

direct dial phone, Freeview TV, tea/coffee facilities. Free Wi-Fi. Lift access to all floors, guaranteed free parking. Evening entertainment, leisure centre with indoor swimming pool, snooker and games room. Sunday lunch available. AA

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There’s no need to fly away to experience the luxury of a unique destination for your special day. Whether you are looking for lavish glamour or intimate elegance, Poole’s spectacular harbour and surroundings provide a truly continental experience and the perfect place to celebrate with family and friends. Whether you choose Poole for the miles of golden sand, stunning views over Europe’s largest natural harbour or the

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picturesque Georgian old town and quay, the only problem will be which location you want the most. For that extra wow factor, why not arrive in style and comfort on-board a luxury motorboat? Poole’s wedding guide is available from The Guildhall Register Office or the Poole Tourist Information Centre in Poole Museum on the High Street. To request your copy: T 01202 633744 E registrars@poole.gov.uk All the information can be found in the wedding section of: www.pooletourism.com

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ARTS SCENE

VIBRANT & DIVERSE

Arts in Poole Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Based at Lighthouse - Poole’s Centre for the Arts, the 120-year old BSO is dedicated to providing world-class orchestral music across the South and West of England. Each year they give upwards of 130 concerts, along with a huge range of education and community projects. For more information call 01202 669925 or visit: www.bsolive.com The Gallery Upstairs Previously known as The Peacock Gallery, The Gallery Upstairs is situated above the tearooms in the beautiful surroundings of Upton Country Park. The gallery is run voluntarily by Poole & East Dorset Art Society and shows work by local professional and non-professional artists. For more information call 07906 759620 or visit: www.thegalleryupstairs.org.uk

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Borough of Poole Arts Service There is an exciting and diverse yearround programme of events and activities run by the Borough of Poole’s Arts team, including spoken word, community tea dances and arts and health activities. Lighthouse – Poole’s Centre for the Arts The largest UK arts centre outside of London, Lighthouse boasts a year - round programme of national and international events: dance, music, drama, comedy, film, visual arts, workshops, circus and family theatre.

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

POOLE HAS A VIBRANT ARTS SCENE AND IS HOME TO A THRIVING COMMUNIT Y OF PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS AND VOLUNTARY ARTS ORGANISATIONS

For more information call 0844 406 8666 or visit: www.lighthousepoole.co.uk For more information call 01202 262600 or visit: www.poole.gov.uk/artsinpoole

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BEAUTIFUL POOLE

KEEPING POOLE & BOURNEMOUTH

A Beautiful Area

The Poole and Bournemouth area is one of great natural beauty, with its 10 miles of golden beaches, the world’s second largest natural harbour, and with more award‑winning parks and beaches than any other destination!

THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING TO STAY IN OUR AREA , WE HOPE YOU ENJOYED YOUR VISIT AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU BACK SOON.

We are committed to ensuring our natural environment is beautiful for visitors and residents to enjoy all year round. Here are some easy steps to ensure you get the most out of your visit and help preserve this fantastic area. Don’t let Poole and Bournemouth go to waste! We want you to enjoy a clean and litter-free environment, so throughout the towns (and seafront) there are recycling and non-recycling bins for everyone to use. However, we would ask if you cannot find a bin, please take your rubbish with you. Leave only your footprints.

Poole and Bournemouth are the world’s first Sustainable Fish City so share in our fishy love and try sustainably sourced fish. www.sustainweb.org/sustainablefishcity/ Explore what’s on your doorstep Poole and Bournemouth are well served by public transport - or try a local guided tour of the area and discover the hidden gems. Get turned on, but don’t forget to turn off! Help us save energy and water, please only use what you need. Turn down the thermostat we all want a room with a view not a room with a phew!

Try local, buy local We produce some of the best quality food and drink in the country and we want to share it!

Look after the coast and countryside Our world famous coastline and stunning countryside is yours to enjoy. Take litter home, keep dogs under close control, close gates, consider other people... and have a great time! Poole and Bournemouth are surrounded by heathland and woodland which can get tinder dry in the summer months, so please be careful.

Dorset has some of the finest food and drink, so try our local produce and make it part of your holiday experience. There’s something for all tastes whatever you fancy, from local ice cream to the famous Blue Vinney cheese and Dorset Tea. There’s lots to celebrate and enjoy: www.directfromdorset.co.uk/ www.reallocalflavour.co.uk

Look for tourism that cares Keep an eye out for tourism businesses that have been awarded for caring for their local communities and environment - The Green Tourism Business Scheme and David Bellamy awards are two top examples. Coming by electric car? Pine Ridge B & B can now charge your car while you sleep!

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ELMS LODGE B&B 7 Cogdean Way, Corfe Mullen, Wimborne BH21 3XD T 01202 699669 / 07788 258865 E elmslodge@hotmail.com W www.elmslodge.co.uk £ from £35 per person per night Flexible, quality en suite accom inc spacious family suite & g/floor room. Great room amenities inc fridge & free Wi-Fi. Ideally located between Poole & Wimborne for leisure or business. Breakfast award. Off-road parking. Quiet location.

LES BOUVIERS RESTAURANT WITH ROOMS

NEWLANDS 14 Rosemount Rd, Alum Chine, Bournemouth BH4 8HB

HONEY LODGE

Arrowsmith Road, Canford Magna, Wimborne (nr Poole) BH21 3BD

T 01202 761922 E newlandshotel@totalise.co.uk W www.newlandsguesthouse.com £ from £25–£36 per person per night £170–£220 per person per week

T 01202 694247 / 07752 647408 E honey_lodge41@hotmail.com W www.honeylodge.co.uk £ from £37.50 per person per night

T 01202 889555 E info@lesbouviers.co.uk W www.lesbouviers.co.uk £ from £88 per room per night Established for over 22 years, Les Bouviers is a family run 5 gold star AA Hotel with an award winning 2 AA Rosette restaurant set in beautiful surroundings between Wimborne and Poole. From celebrating that special occasion; Birthdays, Christenings, Weddings and Anniversaries to the life of a loved one, our professional team are on hand to make your perfect event.

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41 Dunyeats Road, Broadstone, Dorset BH18 8AB

Beautifully situated in Alum Chine, this friendly, elegant guest house is in a quiet cul-de-sac only a short stroll to the Blue Flag beaches through the picturesque Chine. All rooms are en suite with tea and coffee making facilities, colour TV and wireless internet access. Quiet residents lounge. Car parking. Non-smoking. Ideally situated for exploring Poole and Bournemouth.

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TWIN OAKS LODGE 97 Twin Oaks Close, Broadstone BH18 8JE T 01202 696483 E chrisnbarb@talktalk.net W www.twinoakslodge.co.uk £ from £35 per person per night

A warm welcome at Twin Oaks Lodge, we offer excellent en suite accommodation with two twin/super king size doubles and a single room. Freeview TV, coffee/tea making facilities, full English breakfast, conservatory guest lounge with TV.


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GROVEFIELD MANOR

PINE RIDGE

WESTON COTTAGE

18 Pinewood Rd, Branksome Park, Poole BH13 6JS

2B Lower Golf Links Rd, Broadstone BH18 8BG

6 Macaulay Road, Broadstone BH18 8AR

T 01202 766798 E info@grovefieldmanor.co.uk W www.grovefieldmanor.co.uk £ from £70 per room per night

T 01202 699638 / 07825 990061 E westoncot@aol.com W www.westoncottage.org.uk £ from £75 per room per night

T 01202 694216 E jill@pineridgebedandbreakfast.co.uk W www.pineridgebedandbreakfast.co.uk £ from £40 per person per night

Three minutes walk to the beach. Spacious en suite bedrooms with king size beds. Large car park. Two self contained apartments also available. Proprietors: Mr and Mrs Hankins. Trip Advisor certificate of excellence 2015 winner.

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Modern and stylish accommodation, exclusively for adults. Come and relax in a quiet child-free zone.

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High quality, well appointed home with detail to comfort and guest care. Predominantly organic. Unique garden.

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SARNIA CHERIE

FLEETWATER GUEST HOUSE

ACORNS GUEST HOUSE

JESSIMINE B&B

375 Blandford Road, Hamworthy, Poole BH15 4JL

161 Longfleet Road, Poole BH15 2HS

264 Wimborne Road, Oakdale, Poole BH15 3EF

77 Lake Road, Hamworthy, Poole BH15 4LF

T 01202 672901 E enquiries@acornsguesthouse.co.uk W www.acornsguesthouse.co.uk £ from £35 per person per night

T 01202 257726 E anitamsaville@gmail.com W www.jessiminebedandbreakfast.co.uk £ from £35 per person per night

T 01202 568282 E info@fleetwaterguesthouse.com W www.fleetwaterguesthouse.com £ from £45 per room per night

T 01202 679470 / 07816 030754 E criscollier@aol.com W www.sarniacherie.co.uk £ from £75 per room per night Friendly & professional comfortable en suite rooms with Wi-Fi. Off road parking convenient for ferry terminal.

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Close to town centre, Poole Park and hospital. 10% discount on 3 days or more.

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Immaculate standards of décor & cleanliness. En suite rooms. G/Floor room. Wi-Fi. Car Park. Friendly & convenient location.

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Friendly B&B offering 3 en suite rooms. Convenient for Poole Quay and ferry port. Wi-Fi access. Pet friendly.

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KENWAYS B&B

TARVEN

58 Wimborne Road, Poole BH15 2BY

249 Blandford Road, Hamworthy, Poole BH15 4AZ

90A Wareham Rd, Corfe Mullen, Wimborne BH21 3LQ

Corfe Lodge Rd, Broadstone BH18 9NF

T 01202 674995 E seacourtguesthouse@hotmail.co.uk £ from £31.00 per person per night

T 01202 280620 E eileen@kenways.com W www.kenways.com £ from £30 per person per night

T 01202 668552 E ayoun19@hotmail.co.uk W www.towngateguesthouse.net £ from £30 per person per night

Small family run guest house close to town centre and public transport. All rooms en suite.

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Business/holidays. Warm welcome, relaxed atmosphere. Discount for 7+ nights. Car Park. Near Poole Quay. Free Wi-Fi.

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Friendly, family, non-smoking home with 2 twin rooms and single room, all with private bathrooms.

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T 01202 694338 E browning@tarvencorfe.fsnet.co.uk W www.tarven.co.uk £ from £26 per person per night

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HARBOURSIDE GUEST HOUSE

THE PLANTATION

THE OLD TOWNHOUSE

365 Blandford Rd, Hamworthy, Poole BH15 4JL

195 Blandford Rd, Hamworthy, Poole BH15 4AX

53 Cliff Drive, Canford Cliffs, Poole BH13 7JF

7 High Street, Poole, BH15 1AB

T 01202 672069 / 07772 394366 E maggie.dixon1@ntlworld.com £ from £32 per person per night

T 01202 673053 / 07732 788056 E harboursideguesthouse @googlemail.com £ from £32.50 per person per night

T 01202 701531 E info@the-plantation.co.uk W www.the-plantation.co.uk £ from £95 per room per night

T 01202 670950 E townhousepoole@btconnect.com W www.theoldtownhouse.co.uk £ on application

Comfortable accommodation near ferry, Cobbs Quay, town centre. Off-road parking. Non-smoking.

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Close to beach with views of harbour and Purbecks. Near Ferry Terminal, Quay/Town Centre. Free Wi-Fi.

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Beautiful pub offering 10 stylish en suite guest rooms, superb food and great real ales.

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CRANBORNE HOUSE

SUNDRUM B&B

9 High Street, Poole BH15 1AB

45 Shaftesbury Road, Poole BH15 2LU

T 01202 683733 / 07710 249609 W www.poolequayside.co.uk £ on application

T 01202 685200 E info@cranborne-house.co.uk W www.cranborne-house.co.uk £ from £34 per person per night

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Charming B&B in excellent location for Poole Old Town, Poole Quay and ferries. All rooms en suite.

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High standard, friendly accommodation. Town, bus, rail station nearby. All en suite. Wi-Fi, car park, private entrance.

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Comfortable and beautifully refurbished Victorian guest house, situated just a few steps away from Poole Quay.

T 01202 659368 E kay@sundrumdorset.co.uk W www.sundrumdorset.co.uk £ from £70 per room per night

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Walk to pubs, restaurants. Short drive to Ferry and Poole town centre. Stylish accommodation, spacious en suites. Extensive breakfast menu.

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CAR FREE DAYS OUT

THERE ARE PLENTY OF

Car Free Days Out Walking Visit Poole’s beautiful parks and beaches or discover local history. For the more adventurous, walk the South West Coast Path and see the stunning Jurassic Coastline (England’s only natural UNESCO World Heritage Site). See p.46 and 58 for more walking information. Feeling adventurous Hire a bike and explore the area’s range of diverse cycle routes. See p.59 for more information. Why not discover the beautiful shores of Poole Harbour by kayak/canoe? Visit www.coastwiththemost.com for more information. Bus Travel on the X53 coastline bus to the Jurassic Coast. Hop on/off along the route wherever you wish. Why not try the open top bus to Swanage or visit the historic market town of Wimborne. Boat trips & fishing Poole Quay offers a host of boat trips – cruise the harbour, visit

Swanage Railway

Brownsea Island, see the historic town of Wareham or take a day trip to Swanage. Enjoy coast and country with the sea train adventure, which combines a harbour cruise to Swanage with a steam train excursion (see City Cruises Poole on p.23). Try a day sea angling or buy some bait and tackle and catch your own. Guided tours Take a guided tour to some of Dorset’s most famous landmarks with Discover Dorset (see p.41). Train Southwest Trains go directly to Wareham, Dorchester and Weymouth in the west and Christchurch and the New Forest in the east. You can travel to and from London and Poole in just over 2 hours. Relax for free Poole is home to some of the best beaches – what can be better than sitting back and enjoying the sea air, building a sandcastle or taking a dip in the ocean?

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SANDBANKS BEACH HOLIDAYS FROM RUMSEY HOLIDAY HOMES 2 Banks Road, Sandbanks, Poole BH13 7QD T 01202 707357 E office@sandbanksbeachholidays.co.uk W www.sandbanksbeachholidays.co.uk £ unit price per week from: £320 • Leading local agents for over 70 years. • Come and live the harbour life in some of the finest self-catering accommodation. • Unique selection directly front Sandbanks Beach.

• Short breaks on selected units. • For details call 01202 707357 or visit: sandbanksbeachholidays.co.uk for availability and to book online

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Skinner Street, Poole BH15 1RQ

Waterside Self-Catering

T Dave & Sue Ellison 01202 670271 / 07860 708676 E quaysideclose@aol.com W www.quaysidecloseapartments.co.uk £ unit price per week from: £398 plus VAT

T 07977 457036 E holiday@poolequay.com W www.poolequay.com/holiday £ on application

QSC have 9, 2 bedroom apartments situated in the quiet area of old town Poole. 2 mins level walk to Poole Quay. FREE Wi-Fi. FREE Parking. Credit cards accepted. Close to rail & coach stations. Ground floor flats have their own patio. Communal gardens have a drying area with table tennis & seating area. Short breaks welcome.

Spacious luxury apartment with south facing balcony and full blown views overlooking the quay and harbour. 2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms, sleeping 4. Secured allocated parking space in gated car park underneath. Lifts, free wireless internet and Sky TV facilities. It’s Pimms O’Clock!

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WYCHCOTT BUNGALOW

THE DORSET RESORT

Poole Park

c/o The Dorset Golf & Country Club, Hyde, Bere Regis, Nr Poole BH20 7NT

T Mrs K Streeter - 01202 741637 / 743735 E kayestreeter65@btinternet.com £ unit price per week from £300

T 01929 472244 E admin@dorsetresort.com W www.dorsetresort.com £ unit price per week from: £645 Twelve beautifully furnished & luxurious Scandinavian style log homes. Own sauna and log burning stove. A stunning woodland setting with walks and fishing. Open all year. Short breaks (3 nights) from £380.

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Harbourside Park, Poole T  Mrs S A Fuller 01425 653028 / 07766 778551 E info@baiter-holidays.co.uk W www.baiter-holidays.co.uk £ unit price per week from: £300 Panoramic harbour views. Luxury 2 bed house, sleeps 3. Sunny furnished patio. Level walk to Poole Quay.

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Wychcott – charming 3 bed bungalow 200 yards from Poole Park, café, lake and amenities. Well-behaved pets welcome. Enclosed garden. Off-road parking for 3 cars. Good for elderly/disabled. Close to bus routes + sandy beaches.

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FRIPPS COTTAGE

SUNNY COTTAGE

Harbourside Park, Poole

DRIFTWOOD

Wimborne

T Helen Edbrooke – 01202 884908 E wimbornecottages@gmail.com W www.wimbornecottages.co.uk £ unit price per week from: £475

T Mrs Nikki Samways - 07766 658884 E info@sunnycottage-poole.co.uk W www.sunnycottage-poole.co.uk £ unit price per week from: £350

T  01202 566831 E enquiries@baiterparklettings.co.uk W www.baiterparklettings.co.uk/ driftwood

Delightful cottage in rural area near Poole where wildlife abounds and every comfort is provided.

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2 bed house, quiet location, heart of town, all amenities within walking distance. Wi-Fi. Private parking.

Harbourside Park, Poole

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Modern, comfortable home with Wi-Fi, courtyard garden and parking. Level walk to Poole Quay/town centre.

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SANDBANKS VIEW & CORFE VIEW

Harbourside Park, Poole

Harbourside Park, Poole

T Miss P A Thomas - 01202 743768 E PThm337@aol.com W www.43vallisclose.co.uk £ unit price per week from: £270

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Simon Gillingham 01202 805466 sunnypoole@gmail.com www.sandbanksview.co.uk unit price per week from £360

Direct harbour views from 2 & 3 bed houses 70 yards from shoreline with glass balconies and patios.

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TOURISM AWARDS

RECOGNISING EXCELLENCE IN POOLE THE SIBBETT GREGORY TOURISM AWARDS 2015

Supported by

Showcasing businesses and individuals that have had a significant impact on the town’s tourism industry “The Sibbett Gregory Tourism Awards” celebrates quality, commitment and innovation, and acknowledges the quality, diversity and achievements of an industry that contributes hugely to the local economy.

Green Tourism Initiative Winner - Dolphin Shopping Centre (p.40)

Tourism Promotion Winner - Poole Harbour Boat Show – Poole Harbour Commissioners (p.26)

Highly Commended – Bournemouth Airport, Oceanarium (p.37)

Highly Commended – Real Vintage for “Poole Goes Vintage” (p.17), Activate Performing Arts for Circus Boo, FJB Hotels (p.63) for their media coverage promoting Poole as a destination.

Tourism Development Winner – Condor Ferries (p.24) Highly Commended – The Plantation Restaurant and Accommodation (p.72) City Cruises Poole (p.23)

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Highly Commended – Poole Quay and Port of Poole Marina (p.29), FJB Hotels (p.63)

Supporting Tourism in Poole Winner – Bournemouth Air Festival

Sibbett Gregory Special Award Poole Quay New Year Bath Race organised by The Blue Boar Long Term Contribution to Tourism Alan & Jackie Richmond, Splashdown (p.33) & Lemur Landings (p.41)


WET WEATHER FUN

IDEAS FOR

Wet Weather Fun Poole is the perfect place to visit whatever the weather. When the sun isn’t shining take advantage of these indoor ideas to keep the whole family entertained. The Ark

POOLE HAS A VARIET Y OF INDOOR ACTIVITIES T H AT WO N ’ T DA M P E N YO U R DAY.

Poole Pottery (p.32) Visit the Poole Pottery working studio or even paint your own pot from just £6. Explore the largest collection of Poole Pottery in the world and shop in the outlet store. www.poolepottery.co.uk The Ark (p.34) Situated in Poole Park, the Ark offers three floors of soft play with slides, tunnels and interactive zones, as well as an indoor ice rink and spacious café. www.thearkpoolepark.co.uk Tower Park Leisure Complex (p.33) The South Coast’s leading entertainment centre with cinema, bowling, Splashdown waterpark (p.33), Lemur Landings soft play (p.41) and many restaurants. Free parking. www.towerparkentertainment.co.uk

Poole Pottery

The Lighthouse Centre for the Arts (p.32) Largest arts centre outside London with a year round programme of national and international events. www.lighthousepoole.co.uk Poole Museum (p.38) Indulge in Poole’s history and heritage in Poole Museum. Stroll through four floors of galleries displaying the story of the historic maritime town of Poole. FREE ENTRY. www.poolemuseum.co.uk Dolphin Shopping Centre (p.40) The Dolphin Shopping Centre is home to a great range of retail shops from some of the leading retail outlets in the UK. www.dolphinshoppingcentre.co.uk Poole Quay Emporium (p.41) Open 7 days a week. Includes a variety of stalls selling gifts, clothes, jewellery, homeware and much more. www.quayside-emporium.com

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Barefoot days Step into feel-good beach holidays with us

Rockley Park is a couple of miles from the centre of Poole, we have plenty of lovely natural scenery, a little sand and shingle beach and great views over Poole Harbour. There’s so much to do: • Luxury spa with lots of treatments • Indoor and outdoor pools • Family friendly entertainment and kids clubs • Stay in ours – family holiday homes to suit everyone

To book visit the special web address or call our friendly UK holiday advisors:

haven.com/rockleyhols 01202 679393 Calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Haven Holidays is a trading name of Bourne Leisure Limited, registered in England and Wales, no 04011660. Registered office 1 Park Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 4YL. 74339

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SOUTH LYTCHETT MANOR CARAVAN & CAMPING PARK

WILKSWORTH FARM CARAVAN PARK

Lytchett Minster, Poole BH16 6JB

T 01202 885467 E info@wilksworthfarmcaravanpark. co.uk W www.wilksworthfarmcaravanpark. co.uk £  pitch price per night from: £16

T 01202 622577 E info@southlytchettmanor.co.uk W www.southlytchettmanor.co.uk £ pitch price per night from: £16.50 OVERALL WINNER OF AA CARAVAN AND CAMPING PARK OF THE YEAR UK 2016, Winner Dorset Tourism awards 2014. Family run site in 25 acres of stunning parkland. Poole 3 miles, Bournemouth 20 mins. Village location pub/restaurant within walking distance. Bus service at gate. Luxurious heated amenity blocks. Deluxe fully serviced pitches, EHU, Wi-Fi and TV to all pitches. Off lead dog walking. Open 1st Mar - 2nd Jan.

Cranborne Road, Wimborne BH21 4HW

Set in a secluded part of rural Dorset, Wilksworth Farm Caravan Park surrounds a Grade 2 listed Farmhouse, once owned by Henry V111 and listed in the Doomsday Book. The Park has much to offer with an outdoor heated pool, children’s pool with water mushroom and slide, a large children’s play area, beach volley ball court, football pitch, BMX track, full sized tennis court, short tennis court and table tennis. AA

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WAREHAM FOREST TOURIST PARK

ULWELL COTTAGE CARAVAN PARK

SANDFORD HOLIDAY PARK

BEACON HILL TOURING PARK

North Trigon, Wareham BH20 7NZ

Ulwell, Swanage, Dorset BH19 3DG

Holton Heath, Poole, Dorset BH16 6JZ

Blandford Road North, Poole BH16 6AB

T 01929 551393 E holiday@warehamforest.co.uk W www.warehamforest.co.uk £ pitch price per night from: £17.60

T 01929 422823 E enq@ulwellcottagepark.co.uk W www.ulwellcottagepark.co.uk £ on application

T 0344 335 3751 E enquiries@parkdeanholidays.co.uk W www.parkdean.com £ pitch price per night from: £12.50 unit price per week from: £199

T 01202 631631 E bookings@beaconhilltouringpark. co.uk W www.beaconhilltouringpark.co.uk £ pitch price per night from: £6.50

A warm friendly welcome awaits you at our 40 acre, 5 star, woodland park, ideal for couples and younger families. We are centrally located for exploring the beautiful Jurassic Coastline and Purbeck Hills. Enjoy the peace and tranquillity relaxing on the park, or the walks in the surrounding Wareham Forest.

Under beautiful Purbeck Hills just 1 mile from the sea and Swanage. Scenic walks to Old Harry Rocks or Corfe Castle. On Poole/Bournemouth bus route. Riding stables and golf course nearby. Heated swimming pool, friendly ‘Village Inn’, all service touring pitches and luxury caravans with heating throughout. Ideal for a holiday or short break at any time. Well stocked shop May – Sept.

A countryside park offering fun filled family holidays with an excellent choice of facilities & accommodation:

A picturesque campsite offering pitches for tents, caravans and motorhomes. Beacon Hill is ideally located 3 miles west of Poole Ferry Terminal and 5 miles from Sandbanks Beach.

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• Top quality caravans & lodges • Indoor & outdoor heated swimming pools, free kids’ clubs • Free entertainment with incredible shows & live performances • Indoor & outdoor play areas plus much more!

Heated swimming pool, games rooms, children’s adventure play area, fishing, all-weather tennis court, horse riding nearby, fully licensed bar and Wi-Fi.

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ROCKLEY PARK STAN PRETTY PRIVATELY OWNED CARAVANS 80 Parkway Drive, Bournemouth BH8 9JR T Stan Pretty - 01202 394423 | 07818 616954 E stay@caravansrockleypark.co.uk W www.caravansrockleypark.co.uk £ on application Rockley Park is a Haven 5 star holiday park on the shores of Poole Harbour. My fleet comprises superwide models with 2/3 bedrooms. Amenities: indoor & outdoor pool, shops, restaurant, entertainment and spa & beauty salon.

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BIRCHWOOD TOURIST PARK Bere Road, Coldharbour, Wareham BH20 7PA T 01929 554763 E birchwoodtouristpark@hotmail.com W www.birchwoodtouristpark.co.uk £ see tariff on our website Family run park, ideally situated for exploring Dorset with direct access into Wareham Forest. Grass and hardstanding pitches for caravans, tents and motorhomes. Paddling pool, shop. Seasonal pitches and caravan storage available. Pre-book late arrival pitch for Poole Ferry.

SPRINGFIELD TOURING PARK

CHARRIS CAMPING & CARAVAN PARK

Candys Lane, Corfe Mullen, Wimborne BH21 3EF

Candys Lane, Corfe Mullen BH21 3EF

T 01202 881719 E stay@springfieldtouringpark.co.uk W www.springfieldtouringpark.co.uk £ pitch price per night from: £18 Family run park - well spaced pitches - hardstandings. Special offers low season. Practical Caravan award winner.

T 01202 885970 E bookings@charris.co.uk W www.charris.co.uk £ pitch price per night from: £13.50 AA MAP Q3

Small, friendly, well maintained site. Some hard-standings. Small shop. Proprietors: Tony & Sandra Shurmer.

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Accessible to All Advice for people with disabilities Our friendly team at Poole Tourist Information Centre are on hand to offer assistance when it comes to planning your stay in Poole. The Information Centre, located in the foyer of Poole Museum offers ample room for a wheelchair to manoeuvre, plus a hearing loop, low level desks, automatic doors and magnifying glass reading aid.

A range of our tourism partners also offer accessible visits, including…

Poole Quay is a great day out and accessible to all. The nearest car park is the Quay Visitors Car Park, which offers 6 designated spaces for disabled use. There are further disabled spaces on Poole Quay, in front of the Custom House (near Thames Street) and opposite The Thistle Hotel, offering free parking for up to 3 hours.

• Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts. See p.32

Poole has a railway station, which is served by accessible taxi firm, PRC Streamline. Book in advance by calling 01202 666333. See p.54 In addition, the town boasts excellent bus routes, which can accommodate one wheelchair. The Route One bus is a circular route serving the central bus station and train station every 15 minutes throughout the day. Disabled toilet facilities are located at both ends of Poole Quay and radar keys can be purchased from Poole Tourist Information Centre.

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• Poole Museum on the high street. See p.38 • Poole Pottery on the Quayside. See p.32 • The Ark in Poole Park. See p.34 • Brownsea Island. See p.22 & 36 • Dolphin Shopping Centre. See p.40

• Get out on the water – Dolphin III, Knoticat and Brownsea Seahorse. See p.22 Visit Britain’s best beach Sandbanks and Branksome Chine beach office have two beach accessible wheelchairs available to hire. Call the beach office on: 01202 708181 There are also four accessible beach huts at Sandbanks and Branksome Chine to hire – Please visit: www.poole.gov.uk Wheelchair accessible accommodation For information and advice on accessible accommodation or to obtain a free Access Guide please call Poole Tourist Information Centre on 01202 262600 or visit: www.pooletourism.com

Knoticat disabled access sailing boat


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CITY CRUISES POOLE (PAGE 23)

Issued by Poole Tourism. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. The establishment will either collect or invalidate this voucher.

Swanage Sailings - £1.50 off adults & 75p off child full price fares. On boat only sailings. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Valid until: 31 October 2016.

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POOLE POTTERY

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Spend £50 on best or second quality Poole Pottery and get £5 off on production of this voucher. Valid until: 31 December 2016.

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WORLD HERITAGE (PAGE 35)

Issued by Poole Tourism. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. The establishment will either collect or invalidate this voucher.

£5 off a family ticket (2 adults & 2 children) for The Dinosaur Museum, Tutankhamun Exhibition, Teddy Bear Museum, Terracotta Warriors and Mummies Exhibition. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Valid until: 13 December 2016.

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CITY CRUISES POOLE (PAGE 23)

Issued by Poole Tourism. Issued by Poole Tourism. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. The establishment will either collect or invalidate this voucher.

50% off ‘Harbour & Islands Cruise’ full price fares. Valid until: 31 March 2017. May not be used in conjunction with any other offer.

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JETSKI SAFARIS (PAGE 26)

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£5.00 off per booking – one voucher per group. Only valid on bookings of 2 or more people. Valid until: 31 December 2016.

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WORLD HERITAGE (PAGE 35)

Issued by Poole Tourism. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. The establishment will either collect or invalidate this voucher.

5 for the price of 2. Visit The Dinosaur Museum, Tutankhamun Exhibition, Teddy Bear Museum, Terracotta Warriors and Mummies Exhibition! Based on visits to the Dinosaur Museum and Tutankhamun Exhibition. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Valid until: 13 December 2016.

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CASTAWAY CHARTERS (PAGE 24)

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£20.00 off one booking (one voucher per booking) Valid on half and full day charters only. Valid until: 31 December 2016.

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CONDOR FERRIES (PAGE 24)

Issued by Poole Tourism. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. The establishment will either collect or invalidate this voucher.

Save £10 per adult return on a standard day trip to Guernsey or Jersey from Poole. Subject to availability. Discount applicable to new foot passenger for travel up to 31 December 2016. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer.

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LIGHTHOUSE Issued by Poole Tourism. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. The establishment will either collect or invalidate this voucher.

30% off any full priced experiences. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Valid until: 31 December 2016.

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Issued by Poole Tourism. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. The establishment will either collect or invalidate this voucher.

50p off full-price adult Cinema Tickets* at Lighthouse (normal price £8.50) *exemptions apply. Cannot be used for NT or MET Live performances. Voucher cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts. Valid until: 31 October 2016.

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COMPTON ACRES Worth up to £1 per person discount See details overleaf.

ADVENTURE WONDERLAND Worth at least £13.50 discount See details overleaf.

Worth up to 10% retail discount

POOLE GREYHOUND STADIUM Worth up to £24 discount See details overleaf.

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*Offer valid until 30th November 2015, excluding Saturdays, Tree Top Junior and Corporate Events. Discount code must be entered at time of booking. Only valid at Moors Valley Country Park. Participation and supervision ratios apply - please see our website.

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DORSET HEAVY HORSE FARM PARK Worth up to 10% discount

NEW FOREST ACTIVITIES

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Worth up to 10% discount

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QUAY EMPORIUM COFFEE SHOP

LEMUR LANDINGS SOFT PLAY

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Worth up to £5 discount See details overleaf.

KINGSTON MAURWARD GARDENS & ANIMAL PARK Worth up to £4.50 discount

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POOLE GREYHOUND STADIUM (PAGE 38)

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Free entrance & race card for up to 4 people. Valid until: 31 December 2016. Excluding Boxing Day.

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NEW FOREST ACTIVITIES (PAGE 41)

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10% off at New Forest Activities when you call & quote “Poole2016”. Call 01590 612377 to use discount, not available online. Discount on up to 8 people per booking. Activities are subject to availability. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers. Valid until: 31 December 2016.

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£1.00 off per adult (Max: 4 people). Not valid with Family Tickets. Valid until: End of September 2016.

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POOLE MUSEUM/ TOURIST INFO SHOP (PAGE 38)

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10% discount in Poole Museum shop. One voucher per transaction. Valid until: 31 December 2016.

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DORSET HEAVY HORSE FARM PARK (PAGE 40)

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10% off one full priced adult ticket. Not valid with concession or family tickets. Please check for opening times. Valid until: 31 October 2016.

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KINGSTON MAURWARD GARDENS & ANIMAL PARK (PAGE 41)

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1 free child with every 2 full paying adults. Not valid on special event days. Valid until: 31 December 2016.

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COMPTON ACRES (PAGE 37)

GO APE Issued by Poole Tourism. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. The establishment will either collect or invalidate this voucher.

£1 off each ticket purchased (adult & concession rates only). Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Valid until: 31 December 2016.

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ROYAL SIGNALS MUSEUM (PAGE 39)

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Kids go free! – Maximum of 2 per group. Not used in conjunction with any other offer. Valid until: 31 December 2016.

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LEMUR LANDINGS SOFT PLAY (PAGE 41)

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Free adult with every paying child. Max 4 free adults per transaction. No photocopies. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Valid until: 31 December 2016.

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valid in conjunction with any 10% off per person on other offer. The establishment Tree Top Adventure and will either collect or invalidate Segways until 30/11/2016. this voucher. Please quote PLE1M. Available only at Moors Valley. Excludes Tree Top Juniors, corporate events and Saturdays. Participations & supervision ratio apply. Call 0845 643 2035 or visit www.goape.co.uk/moors-valley for more info.

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ADVENTURE WONDERLAND (PAGE 38)

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1 free entry with every 2 full paying entrants with this coupon. Excludes any other offer. Valid until: 6 September 2016.

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QUAY EMPORIUM Issued by Poole Tourism. Not in conjunction with any COFFEE SHOP valid other offer. The establishment (PAGE 41)

will either collect or invalidate this voucher.

10% off your total bill. Valid until: 31 December 2016.

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WIMBORNE MODEL TOWN

HARLEE’S FISH AND CHIP RESTAURANT

Worth up to £5 discount

Worth up to 10% discount

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THE CUSTOM HOUSE

THE THAI RESTAURANT

Free bottle of house wine

Worth up to 10% discount

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LA LUPA RESTAURANT Worth up to 10% discount See details overleaf.

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10% off your total food bill (drinks not included). Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or special events. Valid until: 31 December 2016.

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THE CUSTOM HOUSE (PAGE 52)

Issued by Poole Tourism. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. The establishment will either collect or invalidate this voucher.

Free bottle of house wine for 2 people when dining before 7.00pm. Sun to Thurs in upstairs restaurant. One voucher per table. Valid until: 31 December 2016.

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HARLEE’S FISH AND CHIP RESTAURANT (PAGE 51)

Issued by Poole Tourism. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. The establishment will either collect or invalidate this voucher.

10% off your food bill when you spend more than £15. Applicable to the restaurant only. Valid until: 31 December 2016.

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WIMBORNE MODEL TOWN Issued by Poole Tourism. Not (PAGE 42)

1 child free entry when accompanied by 2 full paying adults. Paper copy required. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Valid until: 1 November 2016.

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For the most up to date offers from Poole Tourism’s partners, visit our special offers page on the website at: www.pooletourism.com/offers

valid in conjunction with any other offer. The establishment will either collect or invalidate this voucher.

Issued by Poole Tourism. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. The establishment will either collect or invalidate this voucher.

10% off your total food bill (drinks not included) for 2 or more diners. Valid until: 31 December 2016.

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USEFUL INFORMATION

USEFUL INFORMATION

Purbeck – Wareham www.visitswanageandpurbeck.co.uk T 01929 552740

POOLE TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE

Salisbury www.visitwiltshire.co.uk T 01722 342860 Shaftesbury/Gillingham www.shaftesburytourism.co.uk T 01747 853514

Poole Tourist Information Centre has a highly trained, dedicated team of staff on hand to help you make the most of your visit to Poole.

Southampton www.discoversouthampton.co.uk

Poole Tourist Information Centre Poole Tourist Information Centre, c/o Poole Museum, 4 High Street, Poole BH15 1BW T 01202 262600 E info@pooletourism.com Open… July & August Daily 10.00am - 6.00pm April, May, June, Sept & Oct Daily 10.00am - 5.00pm Nov to March Mon - Fri 10.00am - 4.00pm Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm Sunday 12.00pm - 4.00pm

ASK ABOUT… • Places to visit, local restaurants and weekly special events • Accommodation vacancies • Booking agents for; Condor Ferries (Channel Islands and France); National Express Coaches; local theatres including Lighthouse and Discover Dorset Tours • Local walks, including the popular Cockle Trail and Treasure Hunt (p.46) You can also purchase a range of local interest books, maps, gifts, postcards, greeting cards and stamps.

Swanage www.visitswanageandpurbeck.co.uk T 01929 422885

TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRES Blandford www.visit-dorset.com T 01258 454770 Bournemouth www.bournemouth.co.uk T 01202 451734

Weymouth & Portland www.visit-dorset.com Wimborne www.visit-dorset.com T 01202 886116 London Tourist Information www.visitlondon.com T 0870 156 6366 Channel Islands tourist boards

Christchurch www.visitchristchurch.info T 01202 499199

Guernsey www.visitguernsey.com T 01481 723552

Destination Dorset www.visit-dorset.com

Jersey www.jersey.com T 01534 448800

Dorchester www.visit-dorset.com T 01305 267992 Isle of Wight www.visitisleofwight.co.uk T 01983 813813 New Forest & Lyndhurst www.thenewforest.co.uk T 02380 282269

French tourist boards Cherbourg www.cherbourgtourisme.com T (00 33) 2 33 93 52 02 St Malo www.saint-malo-tourisme.com T (00 33) 8 25 13 52 00

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COACH & GROUP INFORMATION

More Bus (p.37) www.morebus.co.uk T 0845 072 7093

Parking at Poole Stadium on Wimborne Road (car park ref CP21 – see map on p.96). Parking is FREE.

Yellow Buses (p.39) www.bybus.co.uk T 01202 636110

Eight coach bays also available at Seldown Car Park adjacent to Poole Bus Station (car park ref CP45 – see map on p.96).

National Express coaches www.nationalexpress.com T 08717 818181

Coaches park at their own risk as there is no security. To request a copy of the latest Poole Coach & Group Travel Guide email tourism@pooletourism.com or call 01202 262536. This can also be downloaded at www.pooletourism.com

PUBLIC TRANSPORT www.gettingabout.co.uk Public transport info for Poole, Bournemouth and surrounding area Traveline Public transport info for the South West www.travelinesw.com T 0871 200 22 33 Rail National Rail Enquiries www.nationalrail.co.uk T 0845 748 4950

The Getting About Card enables passengers to hop on and off different buses for a day across the three towns without being restricted to one bus company’s services. The cards can be purchased from the driver on the first bus passengers board and cost just £3.60 for children, £5.80 for adults and £14 for a family of two adults and two children. Poole Lifting & Twin Sails Bridges Bridge information and lifting times: www.poole.gov.uk T 0800 50 60 50 Ferry services Condor Ferries (p.24) Poole – Jersey/Guernsey and St Malo www.condorferries.com T 0845 609 1030 Brittany Ferries Poole – Cherbourg www.brittanyferries.com T 0330 159 7000

South West Trains customer services www.southwesttrains.co.uk T 0845 600 0650

Ferry terminal car park Overnight parking available for ferry users T 01202 440220

Bus Route One (p.30) Poole’s Town Centre bus every 15 minutes, Monday – Saturday

Sandbanks to Studland ferry www.sandbanksferry.co.uk T 01929 450203

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Airport Bournemouth International Airport www.bournemouthairport.com T 01202 364000

Radar Keys Poole’s disabled toilets are operated by the RADAR key system. Keys can be obtained from:

Bournemouth Airport Shuttle Operated by Yellow Buses www.bybus.co.uk T 01202 636110

Poole Tourist Information Centre C/o Poole Museum, 4 High Street, BH15 1BW T: 01202 262600

Cabs/Taxis PRC Streamline Taxi (p.54) T 01202 666333

The Civic Centre Poole BH15 2RU T 01202 633633

Ariel Taxis T 01202 747333

A free Access Guide to Poole is available from Poole Tourist Information Centre or download at: www.pooletourism.com

Dolphin Radio Taxis T 01202 777879 Parkstone Cars T 01202 739999 Visit www.poole.gov.uk for a full list of current operators

POOLE QUAY INFORMATION Nearest cash point Tesco Express Poole Quay, opposite the Boat Haven Sainsbury's Local Old Orchard Plaza, 39 High Street

ACCESS

Nearest public toilets Poole Quay Just before Robin James Salon & Spa

Poole Shopmobility “Wheels for Freedom” is a charity dedicated to giving freedom of movement by loaning mobility scooters, power-chairs and manual wheelchairs to any person who has difficulty walking. www.pooleshopmobility.org.uk T 01202 661770

Poole Quay Just before Poole Lifting Bridge

Beach wheelchairs Landease beach-accessible wheelchairs for hire on Poole’s beaches throughout the summer, free of charge. (Please note: a £25 refundable deposit is required) T 01202 708181

Marinas and yacht clubs Cobbs Quay Marina T 01202 674299

Details are subject to change. Correct at time of going to press.

Quay Visitors Car Park

HARBOUR INFORMATION

Poole Quay Boat Haven T 01202 649488


USEFUL INFORMATION

Lilliput Sailing Club T 01202 740319 North Haven Yacht Club T 01202 708830 Parkstone Yacht Club T 01202 743610 Poole Yacht Club T 01202 672687 Royal Motor Yacht Club T 01202 707227 Salterns Marina T 01202 709971 Public slipway Harbourside Park High season – boat launching and car parking. Call for up to date price info T 01202 634240 Weather information www.metoffice.gov.uk www.pooleharbourweather.com www.windguru.com Tide tables For information on tide timetables for Poole visit www.bbc.co.uk/weather or purchase a timetable from Poole Tourist Information Centre or Piplers of Poole.

BEACH INFORMATION Visit www.poole.gov.uk for further information or call 01202 708181. Beach huts Short term beach hut hire available on all five of Poole’s main beaches. Daily, weekly and winter hire available. Barbeques An allocated BBQ area is available at Sandbanks. Permission is needed for

BBQs with 13 or more people.

Wimborne Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays

Cycling on the promenade Permitted before 10am and after 6pm during July and August.

Farmers markets Poole Every Thursday, Falkland Square (outside the Dolphin Shopping Centre) 9am – 2pm

Dogs on beaches Dogs are not allowed on Poole’s main beaches from May to Sept.

Broadstone Third Saturday of the month outside Budgens Store, BH18 8DP 9am – 1pm

Dogs are permitted on the beaches situated at the western end of Sandbanks promenade and to the eastern side of Branksome Chine beach office all year round. Alternative beach parking During the summer months Sandbanks Beach car park fills up very quickly. There is alternative parking at Beach Road car park (see p.97), five minutes drive from Sandbanks and a short walk from Branksome Chine Blue Flag beach. Beach offices/lifeguard stations Sandbanks All year round Shore Road, Canford Cliffs & Branksome Chine May – September Beach facilities Beach furniture Deckchairs, windbreaks etc. can be hired at Sandbanks Beach Office. Sandbanks - Putting Green and 18 Hole Crazy Golf www.sandbankscrazygolf.com T 01202 706561

MARKETS

Dorchester Fourth Saturday of the month Poundbury, 9am – 1pm

Contact local Tourist Information Centres direct to confirm (see p.91).

Wimborne Every Friday morning Wimborne Market, 6.30am – 2pm

General markets Poole general market Poole High Street. Thursdays/Saturdays

Wareham Second and fourth Thursday of the month, The Town Hall, 9am – 1pm

Boscombe Thursdays/Saturdays

Weymouth Fourth Friday of the month. St Thomas St, DT4 8EJ 9am – 1pm

Christchurch Mondays Dorchester Wednesdays Ringwood Wednesdays Swanage Fridays (Easter - Autumn) Wareham Thursdays

Sandbanks – Children's Play Area

Wareham Quay Saturdays

For more beach information see p.56 and 57.

Weymouth Thursdays

Car boot sales Poole Stadium Wimborne Road Sunday from 7am Farmer Palmers (see p.35) Tuesday from 9am (May – Oct) Ashley Heath, Ringwood Sunday from 7am (March – Dec) Canford Park Arena Sunday from 10.30am (March – Oct) see: www.magnaevents.co.uk

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LIVE MUSIC

CINEMAS

MEDICAL ADVICE

Visit www.boroughofpoole.com for further information on the following:

Lighthouse Kingland Road, Poole www.lighthousepoole.co.uk T 0844 406 8666

Empire – Poole Tower Park Leisure Complex www.empirecinemas.co.uk T 0871 471 4714 (chargeable)

Mr Kyps Live Music Venue 8a Parr Street, Lower Parkstone, Poole www.mrkyps.net T 01202 748945

Lighthouse Kingland Road, Poole www.lighthousepoole.co.uk T 0844 406 8666

NHS Direct www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk T 111 For medical advice and details of late night opening pharmacies in the area.

The Brit 20 Britannia Road, Poole BH14 8BB www.thebritpub.com T 01202 740046

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION FORUM

Leisure centres Everyone Active Leisure Centre Poole (town centre) T 01202 677217 Everyone Active Leisure Centre Ashdown T 01202 604224 Everyone Active Leisure Centre Rossmore T 01202 738787 The Junction Sport & Leisure Centre Broadstone T 01202 777766 Golf clubs Broadstone Golf Club T 01202 692595 Knighton Heath Golf Club T 01202 572633 Parkstone Golf Club T 01202 707138 Dorset Golf & Country Club T 01929 472244 Outdoor fitness trail Outdoor fitness equipment and activity routes located around Poole Park, Baiter and Whitecliff.

Patrick’s Ashley Cross, Poole T 01202 734000 www.patricksrestaurants.co.uk Bournemouth International Centre Exeter Road, Bournemouth www.bic.co.uk T 0844 576 3000 Bournemouth Pavilion Westover Road, Bournemouth www.bournemouthpavilion.co.uk T 0844 576 3000 Gig listings www.lemonrock.com (incorporating South West Gig Guide) www.dolfinmusic.com www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/leisure

Established to promote Poole and Bournemouth as a world class centre for excellence in international education. Visit www.studybournemouthpoole.co.uk Language school Westbourne Academy School of English British Council accredited courses all year round. 31 Alumhurst Road, Westbourne, Bournemouth BH4 8EN T 01202 752777 Fax: 01202 752778 E info@westbourneacademy.com W www.westbourneacademy.com

GP You can register as a temporary resident to be seen by a GP in the area. Emergency Department In a real emergency don’t delay – call 999 for an ambulance. Poole Hospital Longfleet Road, Poole BH15 2JB Royal Bournemouth Hospital Castle Lane East, Bournemouth BH7 7DW

OTHER FORMATS & TRANSLATIONS

LOCAL RELIGIOUS SERVICES

All information included in this guide is available on: www.pooletourism.com where it can be translated into some languages and large print.

Information on local churches, plus the service times can be found at: T 01202 733580

A member of staff will be happy to discuss this with you. Please call 01202 262600

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SOUTH EAST DORSET MAP REFERENCE GUIDE MAP Establishment M1 map references Establishments with map refs M1 - V7 are shown on this South East Dorset map (right). Other Maps Map refs A3 - K7 are shown on the Borough of Poole map p.98-99

There is also a Poole Town Centre map on p.96

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POOLE TOWN CENTRE MAP Map Key for p.96, 98 & 99

Quiet Road Routes

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CAR PARK INFORMATION Car Park

Total Spaces

Disabled Spaces

Car Park Ref No.

Max Stay

Town Centre

1160

41

P11

All Day

Shore Road

Quay Visitors

550

14

P1

All Day

10

1

P2

2 hrs

Shore Road (on street) Disabled only

Prosperous Street New Orchard

19

1

P3

2 hrs

High Street Shops

335

4

P4

All Day

Chapel Lane 1 & 2

110

15

P5/6

4 hrs

Sainsbury’s Supermarket

552

12

P7

4 hrs

Beach Road

N/A

6

P8

3 hrs

Branksome Chine

341

6

P9

All Day

N/A

14

P10

3 hrs

20

-

P12

2 hrs

Shopping Centre 1 & 2

• •

Serpentine Lane Lighthouse (evening & weekends only)

185

-

P13

334

7

P14

60

-

Harbourside Park 2

199

4

Harbourside Park 1

205

Parkstone Road (on street)

Swimming Pool

• •

Banks Road (on street) Sandbanks Western Road

Serpentine Disabled

Disabled Spaces

Car Park Ref No.

Map Ref

Max Stay

72

-

P24

J5

All Day

-

12

P25

J5

All Day

400

5

P26

J6

All Day

550

10

P27

J6

All Day

50

2

P30

K4

All Day

352

-

P31

K4

All Day

108

7

P32

K3/4

All Day

150

8

P33

K3

All Day

83

2

P22

F4

4 hrs

50

-

P23

G4

All Day

Beach Car Parks

Dolphin Shopping Centre

Kingland Road Disabled

Total Spaces

Car Park

Branksome Dene Chine Other Areas

Commercial Road

Whitecliff Recreation Ferry Way

29

2

P28

J7

1 hr

59

2

P29

J4

All Day

56

1

P34

H3

All Day

176

5

P35

G2

All Day

69

2

P36

G2

All Day

Mansfield Road

52

2

P37

G3

All Day

Lake Pier Hamworthy

63

-

P40

B7

All Day

Hamworthy Recreation

60

-

P41

D7

All Day

4 hrs

Ravine Road

P15

4 hrs

Penn Hill

P17

All Day

Jubilee Road

4

P18

All Day

Norrish Road

30

-

P19

4 hrs

Civic Centre

50

2

P20

All Day

Stadium (coaches)

25

-

CP21

Serpentine Road (on street)

16

1

P42

32

1

P43

4 hrs

70

7

CP45

All Day

Park Lake / Kingland Road (on street)

Dear Hay Lane (on street) Seldown (cars & coaches)

4 hrs

All car park locations can be viewed on the Town Centre map opposite

For more detailed Car Park information, including prices and directions, please visit www.poole.gov.uk and click "C" in the A-Z section and select “car parks”.

Park Mark - An award given by the Police to car parks that have achieved the standards of the Safer Parking Scheme. All car parks marked with have been awarded. Visit: www.parkmark.co.uk

Use the map on p.98 & 99 to view the car park locations in this section Motor caravans – Multi-storey car parks are not suitable due to height restrictions of two metres. A number of larger size bays are available in the Sandbanks and Harbourside surface car parks. Seldown surface car park is also available, providing easy level access to the town centre shopping facilities. Motor caravan parking is no longer permitted on street in Newfoundland Drive, Labrador Drive and Catalina Drive (map ref F5), but is

available in the nearby Harbourside car parks. Overnight camping/cooking is not permitted on street or in car parks. Disabled parking includes wheelchair spaces. Multi-storey car parks are not free to either blue badge or tax-exempt vehicles. Parking for motorcycles is free in all surface car parks – park in marked motorcycle bays only.

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