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Poole Museum – FREE entry and The town’s fully accessible rich history is revealed on four floors of fascinating galleries.

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Eileen Soper’s Illustrated Worlds – Shop & Attraction. See your childhood memories come to life.

– Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise around Europe’s largest natural harbour or further afield to Sandbanks, Wareham or Swanage.

B rownsea Island – Enjoy woodland walks, spectacular harbour views and wonderful wildlife. Open daily 10am, April – October. Boats depart daily from Poole Quay. Poole’s historic Old Town – Walk the Cockle Trail leaflet or family Treasure Hunt.

Poole Welcome Centre – Friendly, knowledgeable staff will advise you on the best way to spend your time in Poole. Poole Land Train – The most fun way to see the town. Runs every 15 minutes past the hour starting at Poole Quay.

Restaurants & Cafes – Poole Quay and the lower High Street have a fantastic selection of contemporary restaurants, cafes and traditional pubs. Check out Poole Audi October-Feast promotions throughout restaurants in October. See www.eatoutpoole.co m for details. Poole Pottery – Extensive studio designs to first and second quality giftware pieces. Wide range of gifts, accessories and clothing.

Quayside Retail & Leisure Destination – A great place to shop, eat & drink. Poole’s Old Town & Lower High Street – A great selection of unique shops (just off Poole Quay) selling gifts, handmade cosmetics and delicious treats. Dolphin Shopping Centre – Dorset’s largest indoor shopping centre with over 100 stores, including many High Street brands (15 min walk from Poole Quay).

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Nestled between Bournemouth and the Natural World Heritage Jurassic Coast, on the stunning south coast of England, Poole has so much to offer! A resort for all seasons…Enjoy watersports in Europe’s largest natural harbour, the south’s best beaches, including world famous Sandbanks. Discover fascinating history on the quayside and when exploring Poole’s Georgian Old Town. Make the most of the great outdoors and Poole’s stunning natural beauty by walking and cycling the miles of heathland and coastal routes offering stunning views along the way.

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Explore Britain’s best beaches and

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Take in the views and enjoy a visit to Poole’s three miles of fabulous beaches with beautiful crystal clear water and golden sand. You will find six individual beaches including breathtaking Sandbanks Beach, the winner of more Blue Flags than any other UK beach resort, justifying its world-renowned status. Other beaches include Shore Road, Flaghead Chine, Canford Cliffs, Branksome Chine and Branksome Dene Chine. Beach hut hire, activities including volleyball, crazy golf and children’s play areas, designated BBQ spots and beachside dining – enough to keep you entertained all day long and into the evening! For more information on our fabulous beaches visit: www.poole.gov.uk or see the Useful Information section at the back of the guide. Poole is the second largest natural harbour in the world, after Sydney and the largest in Europe. Poole offers every watersport imaginable, or if you prefer, sit back and enjoy the stunning views on a harbour cruise or luxury boat charter. Visit www.coastwiththemost.com for a list of exhilarating experiences out on the water.


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Poole’s bustling quayside offers something for everyone. Visit the world famous Poole Pottery shop and studio, enjoy a harbour cruise, or a trip to National Trust Brownsea Island, get hands on with a crab line, bucket and bait or spy the stunning collection of tall ships, fishing vessels and luxury Sunseeker yachts as they enter and leave the busy harbour. Take in the sights of Poole’s beautiful old town, just a couple of minutes walk from the quay, it was part of the medieval town and some buildings still survive. The lower high street has interesting buildings, independent retailers and a thriving dining scene. Explore the town’s pirate history and heritage with the cockle trail self guided walk and interactive interpretation panels on the Poole Trail – www.pooletrail.com A visit to the free entry, Poole Museum en route will tell Poole’s story with four floors of galleries and displays. When on the quay look out for the life sized bronze sculpture of Lord Baden-Powell to honour Poole’s Scouting connections and the newly refurbished Sea Music Sculpture by Sir Anthony Caro which celebrated its 25th anniversary on Poole Quay in 2016.


WAVE 105 Summertime in the South Poole Quay plays host to a range of fantastic events throughout the year including the NEW Poole Maritime Festival 2017. See pages 16 -18 for more information. DREAM MACHINES

EUROPE’S BIGGEST & BEST MOTORCYCLE EVENT

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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.

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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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Explore award winning parks an Poole Park is just a short walk from the centre of Poole where you will discover a haven of peace and rare beauty. The magnificent lake in the centre is surrounded by a range of facilities including watersports, tennis courts, bowling green, fitness trails, crazy golf, outdoor play areas and The Ark – soft play, café, ice skating rink and The Kitchen café bar. Hamworthy Park is a short distance from Poole Quay and combines a sandy beach with an extensive grassed area, large paddling pool (seasonal) and superb playground facilities. Upton Country Park is three miles out of the town centre and offers over 100 acres of beautiful gardens, woodland and shoreline. It is also home to Upton House, a grade II* listed Georgian mansion and walled garden with splash fountain (seasonal). There is also a woodland play trail, tea rooms and gallery. A visit to privately owned Compton Acres Gardens is a must! Recently named Trip Advisors top UK attraction, there are 10 acres of themed gardens overlooking Poole Harbour with a café, tearooms, gift shop and plant centre. 8

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AWARD WINNING PARKS Almost one fifth of Poole is publicly accessible green space. Poole, Hamworthy and Upton make up the Borough’s trio of award winning parks.

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Explore the town centre and indu BIDDING YOU A WARM WELCOME FROM POOLE’S BUSINESS COMMUNITY……. From Dorset’s biggest covered shopping centre to the Town’s iconic quayside, Poole’s businesses offer a plethora of opportunities for shopping, refreshment and relaxation. With one of the longest high streets in the south it features a dynamic range of independent retailers, high street brands and a vibrant eating-out scene. In its inaugural year, the Poole BID (Business Improvement District) is proud to be championing the many outstanding businesses which go into making Poole such a fun place to visit and explore. From major High Street multiples to up-and-coming specialist retailers, there is something for everyone. With over 100 stores and 1,400 on-site car spaces, the Dolphin Shopping Centre is a great place to start your day, before heading out into the sunshine along Poole’s pedestrianised High Street. When the feet start to ache, search out one of the many coffee shops and hostelries where you can relax over a drink or light bite. The lower High Street and Quay is where history comes alive with an array of architectural gems and cobbled Georgian streets. Our independent retailers offer unique gifts and scrumptious 10

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confectionery and don’t forget to explore the historic alleyways – many of which will lead you to top-quality gastro-pubs, micro-breweries and wonderful seafood restaurants! Look out for our BID-sponsored events, including Poole’s very first Jazz by the Sea, and don’t forget to try our brand new TownCentre-wide free shoppers’ Wi-Fi. Visit poolebid.com for full details of upcoming Town Centre events and projects.

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Explore our top ten things to do in Po 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.

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. Boats operate a half hourly service from Poole Quay and Sandbanks.

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Picturesque parks & gardens

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

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.

Poole’s charming & historic old town

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

A date with nature

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


Harbour Cruise

A harbour cruise is the perfect laid back way to enjoy the stunning scenery in the harbour and see Poole’s five unique islands.

Home of the RNLI

You can enjoy a theatre show, concert or film at Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts, also home to Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. For the thrill seekers, enjoy a night at the Speedway. Poole’s hugely successful speedway team, The Poole Pirates, bring world class entertainment and edge of the seat action to the town, every Wednesday throughout the summer.

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Immerse yourself in Poole Harbour, the second largest natural harbour in the world. Check out: www.coastwiththemost.com for more details. Photo by Paul Morton

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.

Evenings in Poole

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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

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

Enjoy an exciting calendar of events April - May Dream Machines Every Tuesday, Poole Quay From 6pm, (see p.16) May Day Food & Drink Festival 30 April, RNLI, Poole Mini Steam on the Quay 13 May, Poole Quay, (see p.17) Poole Maritime Festival 15 - 21 May Poole Quay To include a range of events and festivals (see p.18 for full list of all events in the programme)

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June Dream Machines Every Tuesday, Poole Quay From 6pm, (see p.16) Poole Festival of Running 3 - 4 June, Poole Park Upton House Music Festival 8 -10 June, Upton Country Park, (see p.19) Jazz by the Sea Festival 11 - 17 June, various locations, see p.20 Harry Paye Pirate Day 17 June, Poole Quay Folk on the Quay 24 June, Poole Quay, (see p.17) Bourne Free-Pride Festival 30 June - 2 July, Bournemouth

July Dream Machines Every Tuesday, Poole Quay From 6pm, (see p.16) Rockley Park Quay for My Car Every Friday, Poole Quay From 6pm, (see p.16) Poole Goes Vintage 16 July, 11am - 7pm Poole Quay, (see p.17) Summer Breeze on the Quay with Fireworks, 27 July, Poole Quay from 7pm, (see p16) Beach Volleyball Festival 1 - 2 July, Sandbanks Beach

British Beach Polo Championship 7 - 8 July, Sandbanks Beach www.sandpolo.com International Beer and Bluegrass Festival 21 - 22 July, Branksome, Poole www.beerandbluegrass.co.uk Poole Harbour Festival 28 - 30 July, Harbourside Park, Poole Brownsea Island Open Air Theatre As You Like It 26 July - 11 August (Mon, Weds, Fri) www.brownsea-theatre.co.uk New Forest Show 25 - 27 July, Brockenhurst


August Dream Machines Every Tuesday, Poole Quay From 6pm, (see p.16) Summer Breeze on the Quay with Fireworks, every Thursday Poole Quay from 7pm (see p.16) Rockley Park Quay for My Car Every Friday, Poole Quay From 6pm, (see p.16) Brownsea Island Open Air Theatre As You Like It 26 July - 11 August (Mon, Weds, Fri) www.brownsea-theatre.co.uk

Poole Town & Country Show 5 - 6 August, Upton Country Park Poole Carnival 6 August, Ashley Road Olly Murs in the Park 5 August, Kings Park, Bournemouth, see p.19 Great Dorset Steam Fair 24 - 28 August, Tarrant Hinton, Blandford Bournemouth Air Festival 31 August - 3 September, Bournemouth Seafront, Lower Gardens & Town Centre

September Dream Machines Every Tuesday, Poole Quay From 6pm, (see p.16) Poole Blues Festival 1 - 3 September, Poole Quay (see p.17) Poole Thai Festival 9 - 10 September, Harbourside Park, Poole Dorset County Show 2 - 3 September, Dorchester Showground

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October Bournemouth Marathon Festival 7 - 8 October, Bournemouth/Poole seafront November December FREE Fireworks display 5 November, Poole Quay, from 5pm Christmas Events Visit www.pooletourism.com for details Details correct at time of going to press.

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Poole Tourism Wave 105 Summerti Poole is renowned for its fantastic range of events throughout the year. Our signature events on Poole Quay include: Dream Machines, Poole Quay, every Tuesday from 6pm (April – September) A motorcyclist dream evening! Bike enthusiasts ride their pride and joy to Poole Quay, whilst spectators enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and take in the display of bikes on show. Summer Breeze on the Quay with fireworks, Poole Quay, every Thursday 27 July – end August from 7pm The perfect summer evening! Enjoy live music, family entertainment and activities plus a fantastic firework finale at 10pm.

Rockley Park Quay for my Car, Poole Quay, Every Friday, July & August from 6pm Themed car nights on the waters edge. Owners show off their pride and joy to spectators who can get up close to some stunning vehicles. July Line Up: 7 Land Rovers and Defenders 14 Minis 21 Italian Stallions 28 Best of British pre August ‘83 August Line Up: 4 VW Aircooled 11 Lotus 7’s and Caterham Happy Diamond Jubilee Lotus 7’s! 18 TVR’s 25 American Dreams


Mini Steam on the Quay – 13th May from 10am The glorious age of steam will be returning as a festival of miniature traction engines take over the quayside. Folk on the Quay – 24 June, from 11am One day festival bringing live music and morris dancing to Poole Quay. www.folkonthequay.co.uk Poole Goes Vintage – 16 July from 11am A full day of vintage entertainment including live music, classic cars, fashion and authentic market

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Poole Blues Festival – 1- 3 September Making an impression in the 2016 event calendar, this popular festival is back for a second year with bands playing in over 22 venues around the quay area, plus Harbour ‘Blues’ Cruise. See www.poolebluesfestival.co.uk or find the event on facebook.

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15-21 MAY 2017 Hosted by Borough of Poole Poole has successfully bid to host European Maritime Day in 2017, joining a long list of major European maritime cities who have previously hosted this event. For more information visit: www.poolemaritimefestival.co.uk

An exciting line up of family entertainment Valise Noire present CARGO, a dynamic new outdoor performance, ‘funded by Heritage Lottery’ bringing Poole’s maritime heritage of The Great Quay to life. See the ‘Queen Galadriel’ ship sail into port and a crew disembark to transport their precious O N Visit: T H www.valisenoire.com E QUAY cargo along Poole Quay on 18 May and 20 May.

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Every Thursday 21 July 25May August Poole Harbour Boat Show, in association with Sunseeker. From–19 through Poole from 7pm | Fireworks at 10pm to 21 May, the south coast’s biggest everQuay free boat show will feature more than 200 exhibitors and entertainment for the The whole family summer includingevening. waterborne displays, tall ships, perfect Enjoy live music, fireworks and live music. family entertainment and activities plus a fantastic Visit: www.pooleharbourboatshow.co.uk firework finale – plus the best bit… it’s all free! Seven Seas Festival 2017 is a free family festival of world food, music and culture running from 19 May to 21 May in Harbourside Park. Seven unique areas take you on a journey through the seven seas, to experience food, music and culture from around the world. Visit: wwwsevenseasfestival.com Taste of the South is a brand-new food, drink and local produce festival coming to Poole Park. Held from 19 May to 21 May the free event will feature artisan food, drink and produce stalls, special offers and cookery demonstrations. Visit: www.tastesouth.events

Poole Maritime Festival is dedicated to engaging people across all ages and communities with Poole and Dorset’s local maritime heritage and environment.

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Telescope, take part in a theatre dining extravaganza based at The Kitchen, Poole Park from 17 May to 21 May. Enjoy a three-course meal indoors or an alfresco hamper before watching a truly galactic experience that explores the maritime history of Poole through the eyes of interplanetary visitors. Details correct at time of going to press.


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Things to do Attractions map There is so much to see and do in Poole. Pick up your copy of the Poole attractions map which features the wide range of attractions you can enjoy in and around Poole during your stay. Walks & Cycling With miles of stunning coastline and heathland routes, visit: www.poole.gov.uk/walking or www.poole.gov.uk/cycling for a list of short trails and scenic rides or longer walks and rides. Alternatively pick up a map in the Tourist Information Centre in Poole Museum to find ways of exploring the area on bike and on foot. Accessible to All For an access guide to Poole please request the booklet from Poole Tourism (T 01202 262600) or visit: www.pooletourism.com. For further access information see page 52. High Street Market Every Thursday and Saturday Poole hosts the weekly street market along the High Street and Farmers market in Falklands Square on a Thursday. Visit: www.pooletowncentre.com for further information.

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DISABILITY BOATS 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: Dolphin III T: 01258 857806 W: www.thefriendsofdolphin.co.uk 12 passengers per trip including escorts (up to six manual wheelchairs & four electric chairs). Individual and group bookings welcome.

Brownsea Seahorse T: 01202 707744 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).

Knoticat Call the office for dates and to book. T: 07889 970702 / 01590 679337 W: www.knoticat.co.uk 10 metre sailing catamaran – A far as we know, Knoticat is the only free wheelchair adapted offshore sailing boat in the UK. Up to 9 passengers.

Poole Quay Boat Haven is a modern, purposebuilt facility conveniently situated at the eastern end of Poole Town Quay and comprises 125 fully serviced berths for visitors as well as long term lets. (Vessels of up to 60m in length can be accommodated by prior arrangement). Facilities include toilets and showers, water, electricity, vessels’ waste, waste oil and pump out facilities. Walking distance from the town centre, train and bus station. Bournemouth Airport just a short taxi drive away. Port of Poole Marina is just across the water. 75 fully serviced permanent berths for vessels up to 20m in length and visitor berths for vessels up to 60m. Free water taxi service and free parking. Swing moorings available from 1st April – 31st October for boats up to 20m in length. Floating docks are also available all year. Both marinas have been awarded 5 Gold Anchors by the Yacht Harbour Association and the Green Blue Environmental Awards. Poole Quay Boat Haven and Port of Poole Marina Poole Town Quay, Poole BH15 1HJ T: 01202 649488 E: info@poolequayboathaven.co.uk W: www.poolequayboathaven.co.uk VHF Ch80, Call Sign – ‘Poole Quay Boat Haven’

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CINEMA • THEATRE • CONCERT HALL • STUDIO • CAFE • GALLERY • VENUE HIRE

EXPERIENCE, EXPLORE, DISCOVER AND JOIN IN WITH THE ARTS AT LIGHTHOUSE Lighthouse boasts a year round programme of national and international events: dance, music, drama, comedy, film, visual arts, workshops and family theatre and is the home of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Visit our website to find out more about our exciting season of events. Sound enhancement headsets are available in the concert hall, theatre, studio and cinema. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

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COMPTON ACRES RETAIL OUTLET

Ten acres of beautiful gardens overlooking Poole Harbour

Comprising a series of classical themed gardens, each providing an attractive and unique variety of ornamental plants from around the world. Highlights include the Grand Italian Garden, a Rock and Water Garden, a Heather Garden and an authentic Japanese Garden. There is surprise, beauty and interest at every turn at Compton Acres.

There are two cafĂŠs (one of which is seasonal) serving great coffee, teas, snacks and homemade food, shops and plant centre. Dogs on leads are welcome at Compton Acres.

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A year of adventure Brownsea Island 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.

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 2017.

Kingston Lacy Bring your family and discover an outstanding art collection, a kitchen garden with a royal reputation and plenty of space to explore.

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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DORSET HEAVY HORSE FARM PARK

• Award winning day out for all ages • Featured on BBC TV ! • Heavy Horse Carriage rides • Tractor trailer rides • Drive a real farm tractor ! • Engaging tours and displays throughout the day • Join in feeding rare breed Heavy horses and friendly farm animals • Exciting play areas for tots to teens ! • Educational exhibits from days gone bye • Smokey Joe’s Western café and much more ! Open 1st April-28th October 10am-4pm closed Monday outside school holidays (open Bank Holiday’s) October open Thurs-Sun and Half Term closed in very bad weather (if unsure please call 01202 824040) Certificate of Excellence

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Attractions Ashore e fre tr y en Discover the Story of Poole - Harbour, Town and People..... Poole’s rich history is revealed in Poole Museum’s four floors of galleries. Displays range from archaeology to art, from pirates to potteries. 4 High Street, Poole BH15 1BW

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Enjoy all the evening’s action from the best seats in the house in our 300 seat Gallery Restaurant, overlooking the track

Wimborne Rd, Poole, Dorset BH15 2BP

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RNLI College Discovery Tours See how our volunteer crews and lifeguards are trained with a behind

EXPLORE OUR WONDROUS EMPORIUM

the scenes 90 minute tour of the College. Booking Essential. Find out more at: www. College.rnli.org. Call 0300 300 7654 or email Tours@rnli.org.uk

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Step back in time to the 18th century village where ships for Nelson’s Navy were built

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Restaurants, Cafés & 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 SANDBANKS BEACH CAFE BEACH CAFE Sandbanks Beach Cafe, Banks Road Sandbanks, 7QQ Sandbanks BeachPoole Cafe,BH13 Banks Road Sandbanks, Poole BH13 7QQ T 01202 708621 T 01202 708621 W www.sandbanksbeachcafe.co.uk W www.sandbanksbeachcafe.co.uk

Situated on Sandbanks‘ Blue Flag Situated on Sandbanks‘ FlagCafe is ideally beach, SandbanksBlue Beach beach, Sandbanks Beach Cafe is ideally located for all the family. We are open located for all the family. Wecoffee, are open for breakfast, morning lunch, for breakfast, morning coffee, lunch, afternoon teas, and during the season afternoon teas, and during the season dinner, including fabulous summer BBQs dinner, fabulous summer onincluding our beach-facing terrace. BBQs Dishes on our terrace. Dishes arebeach-facing prepared and cooked here in our are prepared and cooked herecooks in ourproduce kitchen. What’s more our kitchen. What’s more cooks produce renowned homeour made cakes using renowned home madefresh cakes using traditional recipes from the traditional fresh from the oven recipes everyday. oven everyday.

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3-course seaview lunch for £25 ‘I think of a leisurely lunch midweek as a pleasantly naughty thing to do, stealing a little time for a change with lots of lively chat enjoying good food and a light bottle of French white wine – maybe a bottle of Chateau Bauduc.’

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To make a reservation call 01202 283000 @SteinSandbanks /RickSteinSandbanks www.rickstein.com

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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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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.

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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. 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

THE POOLE ARMS Poole Quay BH15 1HJ T 01202 673450 E info@poolearms.co.uk W www.poolearms.co.uk The Poole Arms overlooking Poole Quay. This distinctive, traditional, family run pub, with a selection of real ales and fine wines, has an exclusively fish menu. Fish and shellfish are locally sourced and seasonal, but not battered or deep fried (no chips either). Served with seasonal potatoes and vegetables.

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So much more to see and do in Poole

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Accommodation

Guide to Accommodation Gradings CAMPING & CAR AVANNING

Over the next few pages you will find information on accommodation in Poole including Hotels, Guest Accommodation, Self Catering and Caravan & Camping sites. On pages 49 - 50 you can view a handy table of contact information for our partner accommodation in Poole and the surrounding area. 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 guide and website of individual businesses accreditation with Visit England (Quality in Tourism) and AA, and shows the accommodation meets specific criteria designed to give you reassurance about your choice of accommodation. However we recognise that for some providers 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 agreeing to set terms and conditions. Please visit the “Where to Stay” section of pooletourism.com for further information on the accommodation charter, grading’s and list of awards available.

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Self Catering

From family houses to luxury penthouses our stylish range of self-catering properties offer superb value for money

Your Quay to fun & relaxation this Summer! Quality self-catering holidays Call us on 01202 683333

Book your perfect break with Quay Holidays!

Visit us today at www.quayholidays.co.uk

Lines open until 10pm daily!

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For over 70 years Rumsey’s have been associated with quality accommodation in Poole and specifically around Sandbanks. We always try to provide holiday makers with the very best self-catering choices. From £310 per week

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Camping & Caravanning

Beacon Hill Touring Park

Own a holiday home at Rockley Park

tents • caravans • motorhomes

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

We would love to show you and your family around. For more information or to arrange a visit

0333 202 1455

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Accommodation at a glance HOTEL ACCOMMODATION Poole Quay Hotel Du Vin & Bistro 7-11 Thames Street, Poole Quay BH15 1JN 01305 819027 www.hotelduvin.com Thistle Hotel The Quay, Poole BH15 1HD 01202 666800 www.thistle.com/poole Beaches Harbour Heights Hotel 73 Haven Road, Sandbanks, Poole BH13 7LW 01202 707272 www.fjbhotels.co.uk/harbour-heights-hotel Haven Hotel & Spa 161 Banks Road, Sandbanks, Poole, BH13 7QL 01202 707333 www.fjbhotels.co.uk/haven-hotel Sandbanks Hotel 15 Banks Road, Sandbanks, Poole BH13 7PS 01202 707 377 www.fjbhotels.co.uk/sandbanks-hotel Alum Chine / Bournemouth Hotel Collingwood 11 - 13 Priory Road, West Cliff, Bournemouth BH2 5DF 0843 308 8467 (local rates) www.hotelcollingwood.co.uk Riviera Hotel & Holiday Apartments 14 – 16 Burnaby Road, Bournemouth BH4 8JF 01202 763653 www.rivierabournemouth.co.uk

Seacourt Guest House GUEST ACCOMMODATION 249 Blandford Road, Hamworthy, Poole Quay Poole BH15 4AZ 01202 674995 Quayside B&B Beaches 9 High Street, Poole BH15 1AB Grovefield Manor 01202 683733 18 Pinewood Road, Branksome Park, 07710 249609 Poole BH13 6JS 01202 766798 The Old Townhouse www.grovefieldmanor.co.uk 7 High Street, Poole BH15 1AB Poole Outskirts 01202 670950 www.theoldtownhouse.co.uk Elms Lodge B&B Within/Near Town Centre 7 Cogdean Way, Corfe Mullen, Acorns Guest House Wimborne BH21 3XD 264 Wimborne Road, Oakdale, 01202 699669 / 07788 258865 Poole BH15 3EF 01202 672901 www.elmslodge.co.uk www.acornsguesthouse.co.uk Honey Lodge Cranborne House ★★★★ 41 Dunyeats Road, Broadstone 45 Shaftesbury Road, Poole BH15 2LU SILVER AWARD BH18 8AB 01202 694247/ 01202 685200 07752 647408 www.honeylodge.co.uk BREAKFAST AWARD www.cranborne-house.co.uk Kenways B&B South Rising Guest House 90A Wareham Road, Corfe Mullen, 86 Parkstone Road, Poole BH15 2QE Wimborne BH21 3LQ 01202 386282 www.southrisingpoole.co.uk 01202 280620 www.kenways.co.uk Towngate Guest House Pine Ridge 58 Wimborne Road, Poole BH15 2BY 2B Lower Golf Links Road, ★★★★ 01202 668552 Broadstone BH18 8BG 01202 694216 GOLD AWARD www.towngateguesthouse.net www.pineridgebedandbreakfast.co.uk Hamworthy/Near Ferry Port Tarven Harbourside Guest House Corfe Lodge Road, Broadstone, BH18 9NF 195 Blandford Road, Hamworthy, 01202 694338 www.tarven.co.uk ★★ Poole BH15 4AX Twin Oaks Lodge 01202 673053 / 07732 788056 97 Twin Oaks Close, Jessimine B&B Broadstone BH18 8JE 01202 696483 77 Lake Road, Hamworthy, ★★★★ www.twinoakslodge.co.uk Poole BH15 4LF 01202 257726 Alum Chine / Bournemouth www.jessiminebedandbreakfast.co.uk Newlands Hotel Sarnia Cherie 14 Rosemount Road, Alum Chine, 375 Blandford Road, Hamworthy, ★★★★ Bournemouth BH4 8HB SILVER AWARD Poole BH15 4JL 01202 761922 01202 679470 / 07816 030754 www.newlands-hotel.com www.sarniacherie.co.uk pooletourism.com

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SELF CATERING Self Catering Agencies Quay Holidays Accommodation in various locations 01202 683333 www.quayholidays.co.uk Sandbanks Beach Holidays from Rumsey Holiday Homes Accommodation in various locations 01202 707357 www.sandbanksbeachholidays.co.uk Poole Quay & Harbourside Park Corfe View & Sandbanks View Harbourside Park, Poole 01202 805466 / 07860 866183 www.sandbanksview.co.uk Driftwood ★★★ Harbourside Park, Poole 01202 566831 www.baiterparklettings.co.uk/driftwood Harbourside Park Harbourside Park, Poole 01202 743768 ★ ★ ★ www.43vallisclose.co.uk Hideaway Cottage ★★★ Harbourside Park, Poole 01202 566831 www.baiterparklettings.co.uk/hideaway Quayside Harbourside Park, Poole 01202 682067/ ★ ★ ★ ★ 07766 778551 www.baiter-holidays.co.uk Quayside Close ★★★ Skinner Street, Poole BH15 1RQ 01202 670271 / 07860 708676 www.quaysidecloseapartments.co.uk Poole Quay Holiday Apartment Poole Quay 07977 457036 www.poolequay.com/holiday Sun Ahoy! Harbourside Park, Poole 01344 624187 / 07884 000170 www.sunahoy.com

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CAMPING & CARAVANNING Poole Within or Near Beacon Hill Touring Park Blandford Road North, Poole BH16 6AB 01202 631631 www.beaconhilltouringpark.co.uk Rockley Park Holiday Park (Haven) Napier Road, Poole BH15 4LZ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 01202 679393 www.haven.com/parks/dorset/rockley-park Privately Owned Caravans at Rockley Park (Stan Pretty) 80 Parkway Drive, Bournemouth BH8 9JR 01202 394423 / 07818 616954 www.caravansrockleypark.co.uk Sandford Holiday Park ★★★★ (Parkdean) Holton Heath, Poole BH16 6JZ 0344 335 3751 www.parkdean.com South Lytchett Manor Caravan ★★★★★ & Camping Park Lytchett Minster, Poole BH16 6JB 01202 622577 GOLD AWARD www.southlytchettmanor.co.uk Wareham/Swanage Birchwood Tourist Park Bere Road, Coldharbour, Wareham BH20 7PA 01929 554763 www.birchwoodtouristpark.co.uk

Swanage Bay View Holiday Park Panorama Road, Swanage BH19 2QS 01929 422130 www.darwinescapes.co.uk/parks/swanage-bay-view-holiday-home-park Ulwell Cottage Caravan Park 3 ★ - 4★ Ulwell, Swanage, BH19 3DG 01929 422823 www.ulwellcottagepark.co.uk Wareham Forest Tourist Park North Trigon, ★★★★★ Wareham BH20 7NZ 01929 551393 GOLD AWARD www.warehamforest.co.uk Wimborne Charris Camping & Caravan Park Candys Lane, Corfe Mullen, Wimborne BH21 3EF 01202 885970 www.charris.co.uk Springfield Touring Park Candys Lane, Corfe Mullen, Wimborne BH21 3EF 01202 881719 www.springfieldtouringpark.co.uk Wilksworth Farm Caravan Park ★★★★★ Cranborne Road, Wimborne BH21 4HW 01202 885467 www.wilksworthfarmcaravanpark.co.uk Poole Outskirts Hoburne Holidays Ltd Three holiday parks in Dorset and 4 ★ - 5★ Hampshire. See website for more info CHECK WEBSITE FOR www.hoburne.com INDIVIDUAL PARK GRADINGS 01425 282358


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POOLE TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE 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. Poole Tourist Information Centre Poole Museum, 4 High Street, Poole BH15 1BW T 01202 262600 E info@pooletourism.com Open… April – October Daily 10.00am – 5.00pm Nov – March Mon – Fri 10.00am – 4.00pm Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm Sunday 12.00pm – 4.00pm

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TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRES

Rail National Rail Enquiries www.nationalrail.co.uk T 03457 4849 50

For a full list of local Tourist Information Centres visit: www.visit-dorset.com

South West Trains customer services www.southwesttrains.co.uk T 0345 600 0650U S E F U L I N F O R M A T I O N

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Bus Route One (p.36) Purbeck – bus Wareham Poole’s Town Centre every www.visitswanageandpurbeck.co.uk 15 minutes, Monday – Saturday T 01929 552740

Parking at Poole Stadium on Wimborne Road (car park ref CP21 – POOLE TOURIST see map on page 58) Parking is FREE. INFORMATION CENTRE

Eight coach bays also available at Seldown Car Park adjacent to Poole Bus Station (car park ref CP45 – see map on page 58)

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. Poole Tourist Information Centre Poole Tourist Information Centre, c/o Poole Museum, 4 High Street, Poole BH15 1BW

Coaches park at their own risk as there is no security.

More Bus Salisbury www.visitwiltshire.co.uk www.morebus.co.uk T 01722 342860 T 01202 338420 Shaftesbury/Gillingham

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T 01747 853514 Yellow Buses Southampton www.bybus.co.uk www.discoversouthampton.co.uk T 01202 636110 Swanage

www.visitswanageandpurbeck.co.uk National Express coaches T 01929 422885 www.nationalexpress.com Weymouth & Portland TOURIST T 01202 262600 To request a copy of the latest Poole T 08717 818181 www.visit-dorset.com E info@pooletourism.com INFORMATION Coach & Group Travel Guide email: CENTRES The GettingWimborne Open… tourism@pooletourism.com or call About Card enables www.visit-dorset.com Blandford 01202on 886116 July & August passengers to Thop and off differ01202 262636. www.visit-dorset.com Daily 10.00am - 6.00pm Information ent buses for aLondon day Tourist across the three T 01258 454770 ASK ABOUT… digital with links to relevant April, May, A June, Sept &version Oct towns without www.visitlondon.com restricted to one Bournemouth Tbeing 0870 156 6366 Daily 10.00am 5.00pm websites can also be downloaded from: www.bournemouth.co.uk bus company’s services. The cards Nov to March T 01202 451734 Channel Islands tourist boards www.pooletourism.com/ • Places to visit, local restaurants and weekly special events can be purchased from the driver on Mon - Fri 10.00am - 4.00pm Christchurch grouptravel Guernsey • Accommodation vacancies the first bus passengers board and Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm www.visitchristchurch.info www.visitguernsey.com • Booking agents for; Condor Ferries (Channel Island and France); National Sunday 12.00pm - 4.00pm cost just £3.60T 01481 for children, £5.80 T 01202 499199 723552 for adults andJersey £14 for a family of two Express Coaches; local theatres including Lighthouse and Discover Dorset Dorset PUBLIC TRANSPORTDestination www.visit-dorset.com adults and twowww.jersey.com children. ASK ABOUT… Tours T 01534 448800 www.gettingabout.co.uk Dorchester Placesand to visit,Treasure local restaurants and weekly special events • Local walks, including the popular Cockle•Trail Hunt www.visit-dorset.com Poole Lifting and Twin French tourist boardsSails T 01305 267992 • Accommodation vacancies Public transport info for Poole, Bridges Cherbourg Isle of Wight • Booking agents for; Condor Ferries (Channel Islands and France); National Express You can also purchase a range of local interest books, maps, gifts, postcards, www.cherbourgtourisme.com Bridge information and lifting times: Bournemouth and surrounding area www.visitisleofwight.co.uk Coaches; local theatres including Lighthouse and Discover Dorset Tours T (00 33) 2 33 93 52 02 www.poole.gov.uk T 01983 813813 greeting cards and stamps. Traveline • Local walks, including the popular Cockle Trail and Treasure Hunt (p.46) St Malo New Forest & Lyndhurst T 0800 50 60 50 www.saint-malo-tourisme.com Public transport info for the You can also purchase a range of local interest books, maps, gifts, postcards, greeting www.thenewforest.co.uk T (00 33) 8 25 13 52 00 T 02380 282269 cards and stamps. South West www.travelinesw.com T 0871 200 22 33 POOLETOURISM.COM

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Useful Information Ferry services Condor Ferries Poole – Jersey/Guernsey and St Malo www.condorferries.com T 0345 609 1030 Brittany Ferries Poole – Cherbourg www.brittanyferries.com T 0330 159 7000 Ferry terminal car park Overnight parking available for ferry users T 01202 440220 Sandbanks to Studland ferry www.sandbanksferry.co.uk T 01929 450203 Airport Bournemouth International Airport www.bournemouthairport.com T 01202 364000 Bournemouth Airport Shuttle Operated by Yellow Buses www.bybus.co.uk T 01202 636110 Cabs/Taxis PRC Streamline Taxi (p.41) T 01202 373737 Ariel Taxis T 01202 747333 Dolphin Radio Taxis T 01202 777879 Parkstone Cars T 01202 739999 Visit www.poole.gov.uk for a full list of current operators 52

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ACCESS 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 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

Nearest public toilets on Poole Quay, just before Robin James Salon & Spa Look out for the “Use our loo” sticker for businesses that have signed up to the Community Toilet Scheme. Poole Museum on the High Street is one of these establishments. HARBOUR INFORMATION (see harbour map on p.54) Marinas and yacht clubs Cobbs Quay Marina T 01202 674299 Poole Quay Boat Haven (see p.23) T 01202 649488

Radar Keys Poole’s disabled toilets are operated by the RADAR key system. Keys can be obtained from: Poole Tourist Information Centre Poole Museum, 4 High Street, Poole, BH15 1BW T 01202 262600

Lilliput Sailing Club T 01202 740319

The Civic Centre Poole BH15 2RU T 01202 633633

Poole Yacht Club T 01202 672687

A free Access Guide to Poole is available from Poole Tourist Information Centre or download at: www.pooletourism.com POOLE QUAY INFORMATION Nearest cash point Tesco Express Poole Quay, opposite the Boat Haven Sainsbury’s Local Old Orchard Plaza, 39 High Street

North Haven Yacht Club T 01202 708830 Parkstone Yacht Club T 01202 743610

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.bbc.co.uk/weather 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 or Piplers of Poole. BEACH INFORMATION Visit www.poole.gov.uk/beaches for further information or call 01202 708181. Go by bus to the Beach with More Bus Route 60: 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 Beach huts Short term beach huts 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. Cycling on the promenade Permitted before 10am and after 6pm during July and August. Dogs on beaches Dogs are not allowed on Poole’s main beaches from May to Sept. 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.


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Road car park, five minutes drive from Sandbanks and a short walk away from Branksome Chine Blue Flag beach.

Shore Road and Branksome Chine May – August Canford Cliffs July – August only

Sandbanks – Putting Green and 18 Hole Crazy Golf T 01202 706561 www.sandbankscrazygolf.com

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POOLE HARBOUR Harbour Information SAFETY REGULATIONS

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For personal safety environmental that all theand varied interestsconservation operate in easons, water-skiingboth and personal harmony, for the watercraft commonhave good heir own designated areas where their permit is the of and for the long-term sustainability equivalent of the Harbour Masters consent to exceed the whole harbour and its

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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.

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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:

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Useful Information MARKETS Poole General Market takes place on Poole High Street every Thursday and Saturday. The Farmers Market is every Thursday in Falkland Square (outside the Dolphin Shopping Centre). For a full list of all other local markets visit: www.visit-dorset.com

The Junction Sport & Leisure Centre, Broadstone T 01202 777766 Golf clubs Broadstone Golf Club T 01202 692595 Knighton Heath Golf Club T 01202 572633

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 01202 280000

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

FURTHER LEISURE ACTIVITIES Walking in Poole www.poole.gov.uk/walking

Dorset Golf & Country Club T 01929 472244

Bournemouth International Centre Exeter Road, Bournemouth www.bic.co.uk T 0844 576 3000

Outdoor fitness trail Outdoor fitness equipment and activity routes located around Poole Park, Baiter and Whitecliff.

Bournemouth Pavilion Westover Road, Bournemouth www.bournemouthpavilion.co.uk T 0844 576 3000

GET ACTIVE Visit www.poole.gov.uk for further information on the following:

LIVE MUSIC Lighthouse Kingland Road, Poole www.lighthousepoole.co.uk T 01202 280000

Leisure centres Everyone Active Leisure Centre Poole (town centre) T 01202 677217

The Stable 2 High Street, Poole BH15 1BW www.stablepizza.com T 01202 661471

Gig listings www.lemonrock.com (incorporating South West Gig Guide) www.dolfinmusic.com www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/leisure

Everyone Active Leisure Centre Ashdown T 01202 604224

Patrick’s Ashley Cross, Poole www.patricksrestaurants.co.uk T 01202 734000 The Sloop Commercial Road, Poole BH14 0HU www.theslooppoole.co.uk T 01202 661471

Car boot sales Poole Stadium Wimborne Road, Sunday from 7am Farmer Palmers Tuesday from 9am (May – Oct) Ashley Heath, Ringwood Sunday from 7am (March – Dec) Canford Park Arena Sunday from 11am (April – Oct) see www.magnaevents.co.uk

Everyone Active Leisure Centre Rossmore T 01202 738787

Parkstone Golf Club T 01202 707138

International Beer & Bluegrass Festival – 21 & 22 July 2017 www.beerandbluegrass.co.uk Blues Festival on Poole Quay 1-3 September 2017 (see p.17) CINEMAS Cineworld, Tower Park Leisure Complex www.cineworld.co.uk T 0871 200 2000

Cockle Trail 1 hour self guided trail following the brass plaques in the pavement. Leaflets are 50p from Tourist Information Centre in Poole Museum Poole Trail Interactive Poole Trail accessed by mobile phone and using interpretation panels around the town. www.pooletrail.com Granny Cousins Ghost Walk Local Victorian character, Granny Cousins take you on an entertaining evening walk. Starting Wednesday 19th July until 23rd August every Wednesday. Meet outside Scaplens Court Museum at 8pm. www.facebook.com/grannycousins T 07977 969080 Cycling in Poole www.poole.gov.uk/cycling Poole Speedway www.poolepirates.co T 01202 681145 pooletourism.com

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Useful Information Arts in Poole Poole has a vibrant arts scene, supported by Lighthouse, Poole's Centre for the Arts; the BSO (Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, based in Lighthouse) and a dedicated Arts and Health programme run by the Borough of Poole. Visit: www.poole.gov.uk/artsinpoole T 01202 262600 Watersports For a full list of local watersport providers visit: www.coastwiththemost.com

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION FORUM 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 E info@westbourneacademy.com www.westbourneacademy.com

LOCAL RELIGIOUS SERVICES Information on local churches, plus the service times can be found at: T 01202 733580 MEDICAL ADVICE NHS Direct www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk T 111 For medical advice and details of late night opening pharmacies in the area. 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

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SURROUNDING AREA MAP

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POOLE TOWN CENTRE MAP

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CAR PARK INFORMATION RK INFORMATION CAR PARK INFORMATION Total Spaces

Car Park

Disabled Spaces

Total Car Park Disabled Max Spaces Ref No. Spaces Stay

Car Park Max Car Park Ref No. Stay

Total Spaces

Disabled Spaces

Total Spaces

Max Stay

Map Ref

Max Stay

72

•-

72

- J5

All Day

J5

All Day

12

-

12J5

All Day

J5

All Day

400

5

550

10 •

400

5 J6

All Day

J6

All Day

550

10J6

All Day

J6

Western Road BH13 7BH 50 P5/6Western 4Road hrs BH13 7BH P7 Beach Road 4 hrsBH13 7BS Beach Road BH13 7BS 352

All Day

2

50

2K4

All Day

K4

All Day

-

352

- K4

All Day

K4

All Day

7•

108

7K3/4

All Day

K3/4

All Day

8

150

8K3

All Day

K3

All Day

3 hrs 8BE Road • BH14 8BE 83 P12 Commercial 2 hrsRoad BH14Commercial

2•

83

2F4

4 hrs

F4

4 hrs

Whitecliff Recreation BH14Whitecliff 8DU Recreation BH14 8DU 50

-

50

-G4

All Day

G4

All Day

Ferry Way BH13 7RB

Town Centre

Beach Car Parks

ping Centre Dolphin BH15Shopping 1TA Centre BH15 • 1TA 1160

Car Park Beach Car Parks

41 •

1160 P11

41 All Day

P11 Shore Road All Day BH13 7PH Shore Road BH13 • 7PH

550

14 •

550P1

14 All Day

10

1

10 P2

1 2 hrs

P1 Shore Road All Day (on street) Shore Road (on street) • P2 Disabled2only hrs BH13 7PHDisabled only BH13 7PH

19

1•

19 P3

1 2 hrs

ops BH15High 1NRStreet Shops BH15 1NR•

335

4•

335P4

4All Day

H15 1SBQuay Visitors BH15 1SB

eet BH15Prosperous 1BB Street BH15 1BB

H15 1NRNew Orchard BH15 1NR

& 2 BH15Chapel 1NZ Lane 1 & 2 BH15 1NZ •

110

15 •

110P5/6

154 hrs

permarket Sainsbury’s BH15 1XUSupermarket BH15 • 1XU 552

12 •

552P7

124 hrs

6

N/AP8

6 3 hrs

Disabled Kingland BH15 1TA Road Disabled • BH15 1TA

N/A

re 1 & 2 Shopping BH15 2BQCentre 1 & 2 BH15•2BQ

341

abled BH15 Serpentine 2BQ Disabled BH15 • 2BQ

N/A

ne BH15 Serpentine 2BQ Lane BH15 2BQ

20

• •

BH13 7QJ Banks Road BH13 7QJ P3 Banks Road 2 hrs BH13 8QJ Sandbanks BH13• 8QJ P4 Sandbanks All Day

6•

341P9

6All Day

Chine Chine BH13Branksome 6LP • BH13 6LP 108 P8 Branksome 3 hrs Branksome Dene Chine BH13 Branksome 6JP Dene Chine BH13 150 6JP P9 All Day

14

N/AP10

143 hrs

P10

-

20P12

- 2 hrs

Other Areas

Disabled Map Spaces Ref

Other Areas

ening Lighthouse (evening nly) BH15&1UA weekends only) BH15 1UA

185

-

185P13

-

P13

29

2

29

2 J7

1 hr

J7

1 hr

ol BH15 1TN Swimming Pool BH15 1TN •

334

7•

334P14

7 4 hrs

P14 Ravine Road 4 hrsBH13 7HY Ravine Road BH13 • 7HY

59

2•

59

2 J4

All Day

J4

All Day

Ferry Way BH13 7RB

gland Road ParkBH15 Lake 1TR / Kingland Road BH15 1TR 60

-

60P15

- 4 hrs

P15 Penn Hill4BH14 hrs 9LZ

56

1•

56

1H3

All Day

H3

All Day

ark 2 BH15 Harbourside 1UX Park 2 BH15 1UX•

199

4•

199P17

4All Day

P17 JubileeAll DayBH12 2PUJubilee Road BH12 Road • 2PU 176

5•

176

5G2

All Day

G2

All Day

ark 1BH15 Harbourside 1UX Park 1BH15 1UX•

205

4•

205P18

4All Day

P18 NorrishAll DayBH12 2PANorrish Road BH12 Road • 2PA 69

2•

69

2G2

All Day

G2

All Day

d (on street) Parkstone BH14 8PE Road (on street) BH14 8PE 30

-

30P19

- 4 hrs

P19 Mansfield 4 hrs Road BH13 0BG Mansfield Road BH13 0BG52

2

52

2G3

All Day

G3

All Day

H15 2SD Civic Centre BH15 2SD

50

2

50P20

2All Day

P20Lake PierAll Day Hamworthy BH15 Lake 4LRPier Hamworthy BH15 4LR 63

-

63

- B7

All Day

B7

All Day

hes) BH15 Stadium 2BP (coaches) BH15 2BP

4DJ Recreation BH15 4DJ CP21Hamworthy Recreation BH15Hamworthy 60

-

60

-D7

All Day

D7

All Day

25

-

25CP21

-

ad (on street) Serpentine BH15 2BQ Road (on street) BH15 2BQ16

1

16P42

1 4 hrs

(on street) Dear BH15 Hay1WZ Lane (on street) BH15 1WZ 32

1

32P43

1 4 hrs

& coaches) Seldown BH15 1TA (cars & coaches) BH15 • 1TA 70

7•

70CP45

7All Day

• Penn Hill BH14 9LZ

P42Motor caravans 4 hrs – Multi-storey Motor caravans car parks–are Multi-storey carthe parks are Harboursidethe nearby carnearby parks. Harbourside car parks. due to height notrestrictions suitable dueofto two height restrictions of two Overnight camping/cooking Overnight is not camping/cooking permitted on is not permitted on P43not suitable 4 hrs

metres. A number of larger metres. size Abays number are of larger size bays areor in car parks. street or in car parks. street All Day available in the Sandbanks available and Harbourside in the Sandbanks and Harbourside Disabled Disabled wheelchair parking spaces. includes wheelchair spaces. surface car parks. Seldown surface surface car parks. car park Seldown surface car parkparking includes park locations All the above can becar viewed park on locations the Town canCentre be viewed mapon opposite the Town Centre map opposite Multi-storey Multi-storey not free to car either parks blue are not free to either blue is also available, providing is also easy available, level access providing easy level access car parks are badgeMotor or tax-exempt vehicles. badge or tax-exempt vehicles. to the town centre shopping to thefacilities. town centre Motor shopping facilities. Park Mark - An award given Park Mark by the - An awardcaravan given byparking the is no longer caravan permitted parking is no longer permitted Parking for motorcycles Parking is free infor allmotorcycles surface car is free in all surface car ailed Car Park For information, more detailed Car Park information, Police to car parks that have Police achieved to car parks thaton have achieved street in Newfoundland on street Drive,inLabrador Newfoundland Drive,parks Labrador – park in marked motorcycle parks – parkbays in marked only. motorcycle bays only. ces and directions, including please pricesvisit and directions, the please visit of the Safer standards theParking standards Scheme. of the Safer Parking Scheme. Drive and Catalina DriveDrive , butand is available Catalina inDrive , but is available in ov.uk andwww.poole.gov.uk click "C" in the A-Z and click "C" in the A-Z Allhave car parks been awarded. marked with have been awarded. elect “car parks”. section and select “car parks”. All car parks marked with Visit: www.parkmark.co.uk Visit: www.parkmark.co.uk

CP45

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