1) Poole Park
Just a short walk from the centre of Poole you’ll discover a haven of peace and rare beauty. Poole Park late is at the centre and is surrounded by facilities such as tennis courts, a bowling green, outdoor play areas, The Ark – soft play, ice skating and café, Poole Park Railway and a fitness trail.
2) Upton Country Park
Over 100 acres of award winning gardens, woodland and shoreline. Home to Upton House, a Grade II* listed Georgian mansion, and a stunning walled garden. Wooden Play Trail, tea rooms, art gallery, outdoor events and plant centre. Free parking and access to grounds. Visit www.uptoncountrypark.com
3) Hamworthy Park
With it’s waterside location offering panoramic views towards the Purbeck hills, this park is definitely worth a visit. The park has a sandy beach with a promenade, extensive grassed area, large paddling pool (open during summer) and excellent playground facilities. The more energetic individual might like to use the tennis courts or perhaps take part in a watersports session before relaxing in The Bay Café.
4) Pinecliff Play Sculptures
Head to Pinecliff Gardens in Canford Cliffs for a wildlife play sculpture trail. Children can climb and play around a range of giant wooden sculptures of woodland insects and dolphins.
Car parking can be found at each of the parks, but they are also very easy to reach by bus, foot or bike. For further information on all the Parks in Poole visit www.boroughofpoole.com
- Poole Guide 2015 (http://ow.ly/OGr8g)
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