20 Best Things To Do In Poole Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Poole

Get busy exploring all the exciting things to do in Poole with the kids, you’ll need bucket and spades, that’s for sure! 

For a perfect day by the beach, head out to Sandbanks Beach, a beautiful sandy beach with a gradual sloped entry into the water, perfect for tiny explorers. 

 

No need to wait for the nice weather to make a splash! Splashdown is one of the best indoor water parks in the UK and it just so happens to be one of the top things to do in Poole with kids! Zoom down one of thirteen indoor and outdoor water slides, including The Screamer for the thrill seekers in the families and The Mississippi Drifter for those that want something a little more relaxing after a busy day.

 

Rather stay dry? Enjoy a carefree family day out at Farmer Palmers Farm Park where you’ll find fresh air, adorable farmyard animals, outdoor adventure play and lots of activities for the little ones. 



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Mr Mulligan's Bournemouth

Mr Mulligan's Bournemouth

  • Bournemouth
  • Indoor
  • Crazy Golf

One course of fantastic mini golf isn’t enough? Head to Mr Mulligan’s Bournemouth for a fantastic out of this world crazy golf experience, including...

Kids in swimming pool at The Dolphin Swimming Pool in Poole

The Dolphin Swimming Pool

  • Poole
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

It’s time for the whole family to get active at The Dolphin leisure centre. Along with three swimming pools the centre has a wide range of water acti...

Boat at Poole Harbour Cruises

City Cruises Poole

  • Poole
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Referred to by some as the jewel of England’s south coast, by others as simply a brilliant day out; City Cruises Poole will take you on a journey acr...

Boys on Mystery Treasure Trail

Poole Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Poole
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Hook out your magnifying glass and make like Sherlock on the Poole Mystery Treasure Trail. It’s a true test of your skills and tonnes of fun to boot....

Clear day at Sandbanks Beach in Poole

Sandbanks Beach

  • Poole
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Sandbanks' south east facing beach, a regular Blue Flag award winner, is sheltered and extremely family friendly with golden sands gradually sloping...

Outside view of Poole Museum and Scaplens Court museum

Poole Museum and Scaplens Court museum

  • Poole
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Poole Museum gives you and the kids a great opportunity to discover the colourful history of this ancient port town and the people who lived there. T...

Outside view of The Ark Poole Park at night

The Ark Poole Park

  • Poole
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The Ark is an award winning all weather fun day out for all the family! The soft play area offers a whole new level of fun play for children up to el...

Rope climbing frame at Whitecliff Play Area in Poole

Whitecliff Play Area

  • Poole
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The equipment at Whitecliff Play Area is designed for children of all ages and features arguably the largest and most expensive bit of play equipment...

Outside view of Prevail Statehouse in Poole

Prevail Skatehouse

  • Poole
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

Prevail Skatehouse welcomes quad and inline skaters, BMXers and boarders to enjoy the weatherproof facilities and develop their cool skills in a supp...

Girl playing at Upton Country Park in Poole

Upton Country Park

  • Poole
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Upton Country Park is set in over 100 acres of award winning woodland, gardens and parkland making great exploration territory, plus the refurbished...

Fallen leaves at Brownsea Island in Poole

Brownsea Island

  • Poole
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Red squirrels, smugglers and the location that inspired Enid Blyton - all that and a tree climbing trail (!) - make Brownsea Island an absolute must....

Cineworld Poole

Cineworld Poole

  • Poole
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Treat yourself to a cinematic adventure; thrills, action, romance, or laughs - it's all in store at Cineworld Poole. Share the magic of the big scree...

Boy in ball pit at Lemur Landings in Poole

Lemur Landings

  • Poole
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Lemur Landings Soft Play Centre (formerly Monkey Bizness) a leaping, learning adventureland for your little lemurs! Giant soft play centre suitable f...

Hollywood Bowl Poole Tower Park

Hollywood Bowl Poole Tower Park

  • Poole
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Take your gang for a spin down the lanes at Hollywood Bowl Poole Tower Park. Tenpin bowling comes served with arcade games, yummy burgers and a certa...

Girls in swimming pool at Splashdown in Poole

Splashdown4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Poole
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Water Parks

All kids love a good waterpark! And at Splashdown, you don’t need to wait for good weather to make the most of the rides! This all action waterpark h...

Families play mini golf at Sandbanks Crazy Golf in Poole

Sandbanks Crazy Golf

  • Poole
  • Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

At Sandbanks Crazy Golf there are 18 very challenging holes to either frustrate or satisfy you and your family, with many opportunities to fall out w...

Hollywood Bowl Poole Branksome

Hollywood Bowl Poole Branksome

  • Poole
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Head to Hollywood Bowl Poole Branksome for a game of 10-pin bowling the whole family can enjoy. From novice to expert, both tots and their grandparen...

Kids on Treasure Hunt Trail

Bournemouth Gardens Treasure Hunt Trail1 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Bournemouth
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Take a break from the seven seas and bring your band of scallywags to the Bournemouth Gardens Treasure Hunt Trail. There’s a gold doubloon or two in...

Lollipops Soft Play Cafe Bournemouth

Lollipops Soft Play Cafe Bournemouth

  • Bournemouth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Lollipops Soft Play Cafe Bournemouth offers a fun, safe, clean and friendly haven to parents, carers and children alike. The inviting coffee shop ena...

Indoor soft play frame at Giggles Play Centre in Bournemouth

Giggles 4 Kids!4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Bournemouth
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Giggle away, and let the kids play at Giggles 4 Kids, Dorset. Let the laughter loose at a soft play centre perfect for young children. The soft play...

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