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Our pick of local attractions open in Poole to visit

Date: 8th July 2020
Author: Sarah Twist
Publisher: Darwin Escapes
Park: Wareham Forest Lodge Retreat
Local Area

We can’t wait to see you on your holiday with us at Wareham Forest Lodge Retreat, explore the local area and visit the attractions below to make the most of your time in Dorset.
Enjoy a self-catered holiday in Dorset, surrounding by the understand countryside but only a short distance from the area’s famous beaches, at Wareham Forest. There is so much to discover in the English countryside and along the coast, below we’ve chosen the local attraction which are now reopen and waiting for you to visit.

Lulworth Cove
This breathtaking cove is home to the world famous Durdle Door. The famous rock arch was created when the sea pierced through the limestone, roughly around 1000 years ago. A popular tourist attraction, Durdle Door is a must-see on your visit to Dorset.

Lulworth Castle
Visitor numbers are capped per day, pre-booking your tickets is essential for your visit. The beautiful castle was built during the 17th Century and is steeped in the country’s history. There is extensive parkland to explore, woodland walks and a children’s playground, something for everyone.

Wareham Forest
A spectacular open heathland waiting to be discovered, the area includes the Decoy and Gore Heath.

The Blue Pool
A wonderfully unique attraction in the Isle of Purbeck, although there is no need to pre-book, there is a one-way system in place. Known as a magical pool which changes colours, from green and blue to turquoise. The pool is surrounded by 25 acres of beautiful woodland and heath.

Poole Harbour
Book your activity at the harbor and enjoy fun watersports in the Mediterranean-like setting. Activities include, water skiing, yacht racing, kitesurfing, paddleboarding, canoeing and kayaking.

Poole Park
A fun public park which has something for everyone, including play parks, ducks to feed, picnic areas and the ice cream parlour Scoops, which is open for takeaway only.

Wareham Forest offers a relaxing holiday away in Dorset, making it the ideal place for you to base yourself while exploring the local area

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We’ve now reopened all of our holiday resorts. Find out more.