Poole is home to a stunning natural harbour with a bustling Quay offering a wide range of shops, public houses, and restaurants where you can sit and enjoy the views. From the Quay you can take a boat trip to Brownsea Island and Bournemouth. Poole Quay holds a range of events throughout the year including Bike Night on a Tuesday and stunning fireworks displays throughout the summer amongst many other events. For shopping, the Dolphin Shopping Centre offers a wide range of high street shops and Poole Park has a selection of activities for all ages, including an indoor soft play area and ice skating and at the water sports centre you can try sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and much more. You can travel to Poole by car, bus or by train from Wareham.
Bournemouth has an award winning, seven miles of golden sandy beach and offers a great day out. In 2018 Bournemouth beach was awarded the best beach in the UK and fifth best in Europe in TripAdvisor’s annual Traveller’s Choice awards. The town centre is well known for its wide variety of shops including a choice of department stores and independent boutiques.There is an excellent selection of restaurants, coffee shops and public houses.Within a 5 minute walk from the shops, pier and beaches are the Lower Gardens which provide a relaxing place to visit, sit and unwind.You can sit and listen to music playing from the Bandstand, play a round of crazy golf or visit the aviary and art exhibition.Nearby there is the Bournemouth International Centre and Pavilion both offering a superb choice of shows throughout the year.Bournemouth also hosts an Air Festival that takes place at the end of August.
Winner of the Blue Flag award for 30 years, more than any other UK seaside resort, with its soft golden sands and breath-taking views, Sandbanks is a brilliant destination for a day trip. There are toilets, showers, ice-cream kiosk, café, crazy golf course, children’s play area and water sports. There is also a designated dog beach area at the western end of Sandbanks Beach.
Brownsea Island is a nature reserve situated in Poole Harbour, Dorset. It’s managed by the National Trust. The reserve can be reached by boat from the Sandbanks side of the Studland Ferry Jetty. It’s a fantastic wildlife haven, where you can spot red squirrels.
Adventure Wonderland is a family theme park, aimed at families with children up to 12 years old, its located in the village of Hurn, near Bournemouth. The park offers a selection of rides and attractions. Based of the novel of Alice in Wonderland there are special characters dressed up around the park.