Poole & Bournemouth Things to Do

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Top Poole Pubs to Try Right Now

28 Best Pubs in Poole Quay, Ashley Cross & Poole Harbour

The quality of Poole drinking holes varies significantly and it’s not always easy to judge what they are like from the outside. A lot of time can be wasted going in and out of establishments, or just settling for second best. To save time, here is a list of great all-round pubs and bars that appeal inside and out.

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.