What’s On in Poole


A Fabulous Location on the South Coast. Poole enjoys a privileged position on the South Coast of England at the start of the Jurassic Coast, and to the west of the New Forest. There are lots of places of interest to visit, and no shortage of sightseeing and photo opportunities. With miles of sandy beaches, spectacular scenery, wildlife and bird sanctuaries, historic connections, and a thriving nightlife there is something for everyone holidaymakers and tourists alike.

Brownsea Island
Wildlife / Red Squirrels / Breathtaking views / Dorset Wildlife Trust reserve. Open daily from 10.00am

Local Boat Trips
Brownsea Island Ferries, Greenslade Pleasure Boats, Dorset Cruise Company more Blue Line Cruises all operate pleasure boats trips around the local area.

The award-winning beaches of Sandbanks and Bournemouth are 5 minutes by car and a scenic 25 minutes walk from the Hotel.

Corfe Castle
One-thousand year old castle, survivor of the English Civil War, set in an extensive country estate on the Isle of Purbeck  http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/corfe-castle/

Jetski Safaris – Jetski and powerboats in Poole. Poole Sailing – Yacht Sailing. Poole Harbour Watersports.  Adrenalin Days – Powerboat Hire 07881 586575. FCWatersports – Windsurfing, Kitesurfing, etc. Poole Sea Angling Centre.  Superhawk Marine -Powerboat Charter.  Purple Pelican – Self-drive Hire 17ft Boats Spinnaker Yachts – Yacht Charter. Surface2Air Sports – Kitesurfing school  http://www.salterns-hotel.co.uk/watersports/

Golf Clubs Parkstone Golf Club 01202 707138 Canford Magna 01202 592505 Broadstone Golf Club 01202 692595 Dorset Golf & Country Club 01929 472244
Bowling Greens Dolphin Indoor Bowls 01202 675551 Branksome Park 01202 761196 Poole Park 01202 739073 Alexandra Park 01202 738949
Tennis Courts Poole Park 01202 739400 Leicester Road, Branksome 01202 751944

Tower Park
The South Coast’s largest entertainment centre. Yarrow Road, Poole. BH12 4NY 01202 723671 Bowlplex Ten Pin Bowling. Empire Cinema. Gala Bingo. Reel Time – Gaming & Amusements 01202 716604 Splashdown – Water Rides

Poole Stadium
Wimborne Road, Poole. Tel: 01202 677449 Poole Greyhounds http://www.stadiauk.com/poole.php
Poole Pirates Speedway

Monkey World
Ape rescue centre, with over 160 primates rescued from all over the world. The centre is dedicated to educating its visitors about animal conservation and ape rescue http://www.monkeyworld.org/

Compton Acres
Privately Owned Gardens. Ten acres of beautiful themed gardens. Shop for gifts and plants. Open 363 days per year. Canford Cliffs Road, only minutes from the Hotel 01202 700778

Lighthouse. Poole’s Centre for the Arts
The largest arts centre outside of London with a theatre, concert hall, cinema, and cafe. Kingland Road, Poole. BH15 1UG. T: 08700 668701  http://www.lighthousepoole.co.uk/

Farmer Palmer’s
Farm Park attraction for children 0-8 yrs. Just 4 miles from Poole off the A35 http://www.farmerpalmers.co.uk/

Dolphin Shopping Centre
116 stores, over 1400 parking spaces, based in Poole Town centre approx 1.5 miles from the Hotel

Ferries to Cherbourg, Jersey, Guernsey and St Malo
Condor Ferries  http://www.condorferries.co.uk/
Brittany Ferries  http://www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/

Both Poole and Bournemouth have a variety of Bars Clubs and nightlife. There is no shortage of entertainment in the area, from Poole Quay and the free firework displays during the summer, to Bournemouth International Centre (the BIC) with pop concerts and shows throughout the year

Dolphin Swimming Pool
Kingland Road, Poole. BH15 1TN Tel: 01202 677217

Poole Harbour
One of the largest natural harbours in the world, the mudflats and saltmarshes provide a haven for wildlife and birds  http://www.phc.co.uk/

Poole Museum and Scaplen’s Court
Set in a warehouse by Poole Quay with a recent extension. The galleries follow the story of Poole from prehistory to modern times http://www.poolemuseum.co.uk/#

Poole Pottery
Has an outlet located on Poole Quay. Each piece of Poole Pottery is unique and individual as the next, with layer upon layer of reactive glaze to create Poole’s vibrant and bold decoration https://www.poolepottery.co.uk/

The Purbeck Hills
A walkers paradise, a test for mountain bikers, in the heart of the glorious English countryside https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/