There has recently been a big surge in the opening of artisan coffee shops in the Poole area. There is nothing nicer than relaxing in the welcoming atmosphere of a great coffee shop. With all those delightful aromas you can enjoy a delicious coffee made by an experienced barista. Here are a few places to try.
If you are looking after restless little ones, it is very useful to know where good local soft play facilities are. They are a reliable fallback option as you can go in all weather conditions, are open all year round with good changing facilities, and normally have a decent café serving great coffee and cake.
Enjoy buying local produce, cutting down food miles and supporting the local agricultural economy? South East Dorset has a selection of small to medium farm shops nearby, and going West into more rural areas they get bigger and better.
There are a variety of different garden centres around Poole and Bournemouth, each with their own character and appeal. Here is a flavour of what is available in the area…
Being in Dorset, you’d expect Bournemouth and Poole to have a few good children’s farms and animal parks nearby; and you won’t be disappointed. These options are all worth a visit if you have children interested in animals and energy to burn.
If you are interested in cycling, there are some great routes to be found in the area. You can cycle the 7 mile promenade along Poole Bay seafront, best tackled in gentle winds.