With its bustling Quay, some of the most amazing beaches in England and a phenomenal natural Harbour, Poole in Dorset is a fabulous coastal retreat, fast becoming one of the most popular holiday destinations in Britain.
There are so many fantastic things to see and do in Poole, it's necessary to take a few days to enjoy it to it's full potential. Children will love Adventure Wonderland, Dorset's number one family theme park. Full of fun and excitement, Adventure Wonderland offers three theme parks in one, with the Adventureland, the outdoor Wonderland and the Wild Thing! Aztec play centre inside. The park combines the timeless wonder, charm and fun of the Alice's Adventure's in Wonderland story, with around 28 adrenaline-inducing outdoor rides and the Animals Cuddle Corner, which is just as popular with adults! The indoor centre offers even more fun and adventure and a cafe provides you with some time out.
If it's something a little more relaxing you need there are a range of amazing things to experience in and around Poole. Bennetts Water Gardens features eight acres of beautiful and unusual gardens, famous for the flowering water lilies in the summer and the Blue Pool park offers amazing walks through twenty-five acres of tranquil woods and heathland, surrounding the magical Blue Pool from where it gets its name. An alternative escape is provided with the Ferry rides and Harbour Cruises, including Jurassic coastal cruises and RSPB guided bird boat trips in winter, and the ferry to Brownsea island provides you with a haven in which to enjoy walks, wildlife and an insight into the birthplace of Scouts and Guides.
Dorset also offers a range of amazing shopping, a fabulous selection of restaurants and a cool night scene, with the many bars and pubs along the streets. You can enjoy the fantastic Dolphin Shopping Centre, the largest shopping centre in Dorset and the developing array of shops and discount outlets on Poole Quay provide you with lots of exciting opportunities for some retail therapy. Weekly markets give a more traditional feeling where you can experience some locally produced treats to indulge in.
Poole has a whole host of fantastic hotels, bed and breakfasts, guesthouses and self-catering accommodation choices, so you're guaranteed to find the right place in which to enjoy your vacation.