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The Ark, Poole

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  • I took my young grandson aged almost 3 to the soft play area when he was staying with me and we went with friends. The soft play area itself is really lovely; well-designed for young children with ple...  more »
  • Generous helpings, the largest baked potato I have ever eaten, plentiful butter and tuna filling along with coleslaw, couldn't quite manage it all. My adult grand-daughter really enjoyed her cheesebur...  more »
  • Cramped, disorganised and cold food. Do not need a managers response, will not be returning. Just feel sorry for my sister who paid for the birthday function here.  more »
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  • Great facilities - well maintained softplay with an area for playing with 'those' plastic balls with fans sucking and blowing. Not see it anywhere else. Great customer service. Very attentive staff. The food was also impressive. I recommend the nachos and chillie. They also do baked potatoes etc. Makes a welcome change from the deep fat fried food I normally see on the menu. Also there is a free loyalty card available to save 10% on entrance fee and food. Will be returning next time we are on Holiday in Poole.
  • Great for under 6's. Over 6's will get bored in 10 minutes... Soft play is compact with three large slides, it has air machines and two small ball pits. Rink is small with a nice cafe between them. Beautiful views of the Swans in Poole Park. Over 6s will prefere Lemur Landings, Monkey Madness or Alice Adventure Land as they are far bigger with alot of running space. Car parks are free but small for the area in any weather so go early.
  • A good sized cafe in Poole Park right next to the cricket oval. I didn't eat here so can't comment about the food.
  • Despite hating soft play centres myself, this is a great one! The kids love it, it's safe, pleasant and the staff are friendly! Pretty rare in these kinda places!
  • Really nice cafe. Family friendly but not overrun by kids.

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Consider renting an apartment inside a redeveloped warehouse in Poole's quay. This area is full of attractions and views over the port, where boats leave for cruises to nearby islands. The town center and the harbor are near each other, and lodging is available in both areas.
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