Poole & Bournemouth Things to Do

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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 Playgrounds, Play Areas and Splash Parks in Poole and Bournemouth

10 Super Play Parks in Poole & Bournemouth

There are so many playgrounds in the area it can be hard to know which ones are really worth the time and trouble to visit. We’ve compiled a list of the best ones in Poole and Bournemouth so you can spend time having fun instead.

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.

Family Pubs with Play Areas near Bournemouth & Poole, East Dorset

12 Family Pubs with Play Areas Near Bournemouth & Poole, East Dorset

Who doesn’t enjoy a roast dinner in a cosy pub on a Sunday? That said, it can be a bit more of a challenge when you have little ones to entertain. Here are our top picks of close-by pubs with play areas and more to keep the whole family happy.

Leisure Centre Options in Bournemouth and Poole

10 Best Leisure Centres in Bournemouth and Poole

When we first moved to the area, we spent an evening visiting local leisure centres to get a feel for what’s on offer. Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch have a good range and you are sure to find one to suit your needs.