Poole & Bournemouth Things to Do

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9 Best Garden Centres near Poole & Bournemouth

11 Best Garden Centres Near Bournemouth & Poole

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…

Super Soft Play Near Me: 13 in Bournemouth & Poole

Soft Play in Bournemouth & Poole: 15 Super Venues

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.

Great Coffee Shops and Cafés in the Poole Area, near Bournemouth

Best Coffee Shops Poole: 14 Local Cafés Near Bournemouth

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.

Farm Shops Worth Visiting near Bournemouth and Poole

Farm Shop Near Me: Best 9 Around Bournemouth & Poole

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.

Children’s Farms and Animal Parks near Bournemouth and Poole

Zoo Bournemouth: 11 Best Places to See Animals Locally

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.

Cycling Routes, Cycle Shops and Bike Hire in Poole and Bournemouth

7 Best Bike Shops in Bournemouth & Poole

Here is our list of recommended bike shops in Bournemouth and Poole, together with top-end cycle cafés, bike hire and cycle routes to kick start your search…