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At Quay Holidays we always go the extra mile to make your holiday or short break as enjoyable as possible. That is why we have hand-picked the following links to some of the best eateries and leisure destinations in the Poole area. There`s also some helpful information there too...

We hope you have a great holiday!

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Adventure Parks

Monkey World - Monkey Park

Paultons Park - Childrens Adventure Park

Adventure Wonderland - Adventure Theme Park

Farmer Palmer's - Children’s Farm Park

Moors Valley Country Park - play trail, cycle paths, steam train, Go Ape! high wire adventure

Airports

Bournemouth Airport - Bournemouth Airport information

Southampton Airport - Southampton Airport information

Yellow Buses airport route - Airport Transfers

Animal Parks, Farms and Zoos

Abbotsbury Swannery - Swan Sanctuary

Oceanarium - Bournemouth Aquarium

Longdown Activity Farm - Family Run farm in New Forest

Farmer Palmer's - Children’s Farm Park

Kingston Maurward - Historic Buildings, Gardens, children’s zoo

Dorset Llamas - Llama Trekking

Monkey World - Monkey Park

Putlake Adventure Farm - children’s animal farm

Weymouth Sea Life Centre - Weymouth Aquarium

Aquariums

Oceanarium - Bournemouth Aquarium

Weymouth Sea Life Centre - Weymouth Aquarium

Babysitting Services

Sitters Babysitting Agency - Babysitting Services

Beaches

Vesuvio - Italian Beach Restaurant at Alum Chine

Branksome Beach Restaurant - Beach Restaurant

Dorset Beaches - Comprehensive Beach Guide

Beauty Salons

Robin James Aveda Salon - hairdressing salon and spa

Boat Hire

Castaway Charters - Boat Tours, Diving, Angling

Poole Boat Charters - Charter for up to 12 people, fabulous way to explore the harbour.

Purple Pelican Self Drive Boat Hire - self drive boat hire

Superhawk Marine - luxury yacht charter

Sunseeker Charters - luxury yacht charter

Bowling

Bowlplex - Bowling in Branksome

Cafes and Team Rooms

Poole Pottery - Poole Pottery, Cafe and Paint Your Own studio

Peacock Tea Rooms, Upton Country Park - Upton House, Gardens, Tea Rooms and Art Gallery

Castles

Corfe Castle - Castle Ruins and Village

Highcliffe Castle - The castle, gardens and grounds

Lulworth Castle - castle and park

Sherborne Castle -Castle, garden and tearooms

Coastal Adventures

Bournemouth Pier - Bournemouth Pier and activities

Aerosaurus Balloons - Hot Air Balloon Rides over Devon, Cornwall, Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire

Hengistbury Head - Dramatic headland in Bournemouth

Brownsea Island - Trails, ecology, picnics and exploration

Durdle Door - Durdle Door and coastal walk

iCoast - Explore the Dorset Coast

Old Harry Rocks - Old Harry Rocks, Jurassic Coast

Poole Quay - Poole Quay and activities

Cycle Hire and Routes

Moors Valley Country Park - play trail, cycle paths, steam train, Go Ape! high wire adventure

The Watersports Academy - Water sports and bike hire

Dorset and New Forest Cycle - New Forest and Dorset Bike Hire

Cycle Routes in Poole - Cycle Routes in Poole

Discounts

Great Days out - Discount vouchers for days out.

Dorset

Discover Dorset - Dorset Bus Tours

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Family Fun

Adventure Wonderland - Adventure Theme Park

Aerosaurus Balloons at Blandford

The Ark at Poole Park

Longdown Activity Farm - Family Run farm in New Forest

Bowlplex - Ten Pin Bowling Centre 

Brownsea Island - Trails, ecology, picnics and exploration

Discover Dorset - Dorset Bus Tours

Farmer Palmer's - Children’s Farm Park

Go Ape! - high wire forest adventure course

Jurassic Safari - 4x4 across Dorset`s Jurassic coastline

Dorset Heavy Horse Centre - Family attraction and conservation centre for Rare Breed Heavy Horses

Matchams Karting - Go Karting

South Coast Karting - Go Karting in Christchurch

Courtyard Craft Centre - Crafts & Hobbies experience

Monkey World - Monkey Sanctuary

Moors Valley Country Park - play trail, cycle paths, steam train, Go Ape! high wire adventure

New Forest Activities - activities in the forest for all the family

Dorset Steam Fair - The National Heritage Show

Paultons Park - Childrens Adventure Park

Snowtrax - outdoor activity centre and skiing

Tower Park - entertainment complex

Ferries

City Cruises Poole - Local Boat trips

Brittany Ferries - Channel Ferries

Condor Ferries - Channel Island Ferries

Dorset Cruises - Boat Trips and Harbour Tours

Brownsea Island Ferries - Brownsea Island Ferries

Greenslade Pleasure Boats - Harbour Tours

Fishing

Poole Sea Angling Centre - fishing trips

Gardens

Minterne House & Gardens - Stunning Country House and Himalayan Garden in Dorset

Beaulieu - Vintage Cars, Historic Buildings and Parks

Historic Houses & Gardens - Hundreds of houses and gardens

House, Gallery & Garden - House, Gallery & Garden in Bournemouth

Compton Acres - Gardens

Knoll Gardens - From wildlife walks & talks to workshops and masterclasses

Bennetts Water Gardens - National plant collection of water lilies

Exbury Gardens - Gardens

Athelhampton House & Gardens - 15th century manor house and grounds

Kingston Lacy - Elegant 17th century building and gardens

Upton Country Park - Gardens and bird watching

Golf

Parkstone Golf Club - Golf Club

Queens Park Golf Course - Golf Course in Queens Park

Green Tourism

Poole Tourism Information Centre - Poole Tourism Information

Bournemouth Tourism Information Centre - Tourism Information

Dorset Heavy Horse Centre - Family attraction and conservation centre for Rare Breed Heavy Horses

Farmer Palmer's - Children’s Farm Park

Swanage Railway - Steaming through the Beauty of Dorset’s Isle of Purbeck

Historic Houses and Castles

Corfe Castle Model Village - Gardens and Model Village

Kingston Lacy - Elegant 17th century building and gardens

Kingston Maurward - Historic Buildings, Gardens, children’s zoo

Lulworth Castle - castle and park

Sherborne Castle -Castle, garden and tearooms

Upton Country Park - park and gardens

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Markets

Wimborne Market - town market

Marinas

Cobbs Quay Marina - marina

Poole Quay Boat Haven - visitors marina

Salterns Marina - marina

Mobility Impaired Information

Boatability - A sailing club for all. They have 3 wheelchair-accessible boats, which can ferry 4 powered chairs and offer a range of services from boat charter, fishing trips or even RYA qualifications

Friends of Dolphin - A specially designed boat for people of all ages with disabilities, particularly those in wheelchairs or with walking difficulties

Landease, Sandbanks Tel: 01202 708181 - beach wheelchair hire

Landease, Poole Tel: 01202 261373 - beach wheelchair hire

- offers accessible transport for people who find ordinary buses difficult to use

Poole Sailability - A friendly club enabling disabled people to enjoy sailing in dinghies and keelboats in Poole Harbour.

Route One Buses in Poole - local Poole bus route (all buses have a flat, step-free entrance and space for one wheelchair)

Poole Shopmobility - mobility equipment hire

Shopmobility - mobility equipment hire

Sports Forum for the Disabled - Sailing trips on board ‘Knoticat’ – up to a maximum of 11 passengers (including escorts)

Model Villages

Corfe Castle Model Village - Gardens and Model Village

Wimborne Minster’s Model Town - Model Town

Museums

The Dinosaur Museum - The Dinosaur Museum

Braemore House - Braemore House and Museum

Buckler’s Hard - Shipbuilding village with museum

Haynes Motor Museum - Collection of cars from around the world

Museum of Jurassic Marine Life - Museum of Jurassic Marine Life

The Tutankhamun Exhibition - The Tutankhamun Exhibition

Terracotta Warriors Museum - Terracotta Warriors Museum

Priest’s House - Museum of East Dorset

The Teddy Bear Museum - The Teddy Bear Museum

Beaulieu - Vintage Cars, Historic Buildings and Parks

Amarna Centre - Mummies Exhibition

Poole Museum

Royal Signals Museum - Military Museum

Tank Museum, Bovingdon - The Tank Museum – The World’s Best Collection of Tanks

Dorset County Museum - Independent Museum about Dorset

Teddy Bear Museum, Dorchester - The Teddy Bear Museum

Terracotta Warriors Museum - museum

Music

Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) - Events Venue

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO)

Lighthouse Poole - events venue, theatre

Mr Kyps - music venue, tribute bands

Upton Country Park - annual proms with the BSO

National Trust

Brownsea Island - National Trust Nature Reserve

Brownsea Open Air Theatre - Open Air Theatre at Brownsea Island

Kingston Lacy - Elegant 17th century building and gardens

Nature

Dorset Wildlife Trust - Wildlife Trust

Jurassic Coast Dorset and East Devon World Heritage Site

RSPB - Arne - Nature Conservation

RSPB - Arne - National Trust

Hengistbury Head - Dramatic headland in Bournemouth

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Parks and Facilities

The Ark - at Poole Park

The Kitchen Restaurant - Restaurant in Poole Park

Moors Valley Country Park - play trail, cycle paths, steam train, Go Ape! high wire adventure

Poole Park -  public park, lakes, play equipment, tennis, bowls, crazy golf, ice skating

Rockley Watersports - watersports activities in Poole Park

Upton Country Park - park and gardens

Pleasure Boat Trips

Blueline Cruises - Local Boat Trips

Brownsea Island Ferries - Brownsea Island Ferries and Harbour Tours

Dorset Cruises - Boat Trips and Harbour Tours

Greenslade Pleasure Boats - Harbour Tours

Poole Quay Events

Poole Quay -Fireworks, displays and activities

Poole Old Town

Discover Poole - Guided scaplens of Poole Old Town and Quay

Ghost Tour of Old Poole - Ghost Tour

Poole Museum and Scaplen’s Court - Poole Museum and Scaplen’s Court

Truly Scrumptious - Traditional Sweet Shop in Poole

Pottery

Poole Pottery - Poole Pottery, Cafe and Paint Your Own studio

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Racing

Henley Hillbillies - Thrills on the hills! Family fun, off-road driving and shooting activities at Henley Hillbillies from only £35 per person.

GreyHound Racing - Dogs Racing at Poole GreyHound Stadium

Matchams Karting - Go Karting

Poole Speedway - motorbike racing

Railway and Train visits

Moors Valley Country Park - play trail, cycle paths, steam train, Go Ape! high wire adventure

Poole Park - Land Train, and miniature railway

Swanage Railway - Steaming through the Beauty of Dorset’s Isle of Purbeck

Restaurants – Poole Quay and Town

Banana Wharf bar and restaurant - bar and restaurant on Poole Quay

The Stable Restaurant - The Stable at Poole Quay

Poole Arms Pub - Fresh Fish, Seafood, Bar & Restaurant

Soth American Steak House - Steak House at Poole Quay

Lakeside Fish & Chips - Lakeside Fish Restaurant at Lifeboat Quay

La Lupa Restaurant - La Lupa Ristorante and Pizzeria at Poole Quay

Harlees Fish & Chips - Fish & Chips restaurant and takeaway

Delphino Lounge - Delphino Lounge Restaurant

Alcatraz Restaurant - Italian in Poole Old Town

Custom House, The - Cafe Bar and Restaurant on Poole Quay

Da Vinci's - Italian Restaurant on Poole Quay

Guildhall Tavern, The - Fish Restaurant in Poole Old Town

Mediterranean Grill and Bistro - in Poole Old Town

Oriel Restaurant - Poole Quay

Pizza Express - pizza restaurant in Poole's Lower High Street

Storm - Fish Restaurant in Poole's Lower High Street

Thai Restaurant and Take Away - in Poole Old Town

The Thai Restaurant - Thai Restaurant in Poole's Lower High Street

Restaurants – Sandbanks and surrounds

Branksome Beach Restaurant - Beach Restaurant

Rick Stein - Seafront Restaurant

Loch Fyne - Fish Restaurant

Restaurants – further afield

The Anchor -gastro pub in Shapwick

Cock & Bottle - pub in Morden

The Kitchen - Restaurant in Poole Park

Patrick’s Restaurant - Restaurant in Lower Parkstone

Vesuvio - Italian Restaurant at Alum Chine

Sailing Clubs and Hire

Moonfleet Sailing School - sailing courses

Rockley Watersports - watersports activities

Shopping

Dolphin Shopping Centre - Poole

LeatherCraft shop - Leathercraft shop at Poole Quay

Poole Pottery - Poole Pottery, Cafe and Paint-your-own studio

Truly Scrumptious - Old Fashioned Sweet Shop in Poole

Wimborne Market - town market

Swimming

Dolphin Swimming Pool - in Poole

Splashdown - indoor waterpark

Taxi’s

Ariel Taxis, Tel: 01202 747333 - taxis firm in Poole

Car Back, Tel: 01202 292969 - car back chauffeur service

PRC Streamline, Tel: 01202 666333 - taxi firm in Poole

Theatres

Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) - Events Venue

Lighthouse Poole - events venue, theatre

Travel – Trains, Buses and Timetables

Megabus - Buses - cheap bus tickets

Megabus - Trains - cheap train tickets

Bournemouth Sightseeing Tours - Sightseeing Day Tours from Bournemouth

Route One Buses in Poole - local Poole bus route

South West Trains

Traveline - Local public transport information

Yellow Buses in Poole - local Poole bus route

Purbeck Breezer - Bus routes to various locations in Dorset

More buses - Local bus routes in Poole and Bornemouth

Tours

Ghost Tours - Granny Cousins Ghost Walk of Old Poole Town

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Walking

Ramblers - Britain’s largest walking charity

Water Sports

Absolute Aqua - Power Boat Training

FC Watersports - sailing, watersport activities

Jet Ski Safaries - Jet Ski Safaries Experiences

Easy Riders - Making watersports easy

Hobie Cat Centre -sailing, watersports

Poole Windsurfing - Watersports in Poole

Just U Dive - scuba diving

Moonfleet Sailing School - sailing courses

Poole Harbour Watersports - watersport activities

British Kite Surfing Association - British Kite Sports in Poole

Rockley Watersports - watersports activities

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Yacht Clubs

Parkstone Yacht Club - sailing club

Poole Yacht Club - sailing club

Spinnaker Yachts - yacht charter

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