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The Ark

Poole Park, Poole BH15 2SF, England
+44 1202 717197
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NOISY

We have visited a few times and each occasion it has been noisy, The Ark is next door to a kids... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
66r
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Poole Park soft play area

I took my granddaughter to the soft play area today . We didn’t stay long ! The place was filthy... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Krystina A
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Poole, United Kingdom
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The all-weather family fun day out!Three levels of soft play with slides, tunnels and interactive zones (up to 11 yrs old)Dedicated toddlers' soft play area for little onesIndoor ice rink for all ages and abilitiesSpacious café with outdoor terrace overlooking Swan LakeIce cream parlour for cones, sundaes and moreFantastic themed children’s birthday parties
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible12%
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“ice skating” (6 reviews)
“rink” (3 reviews)
“toddler” (5 reviews)
LOCATION
Poole Park, Poole BH15 2SF, England
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+44 1202 717197
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited a few times and each occasion it has been noisy, The Ark is next door to a kids play area and there is an ice rink which is accessed through the cafe so it attracts a lot of young families, food and...More

Thank 66r
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my granddaughter to the soft play area today . We didn’t stay long ! The place was filthy , dirty tables and chairs . Plates,cups and food left on the tables , food and rubbish on the floor. There was more than enough...More

Thank Krystina A
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We went to the ark on good Friday - very busy and no seating as all tables were gone. We will never be going back to this soft play and wish we when to park instead and prices to get in is a bit pricey....More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

I have never been to the Ark soft play area before this was my first time NEVER AGAIN We took are 4 year old .The place was buzzing with lots of Small children. Which was what we expected.. My complaint is this they have 2...More

Thank Woodturning t
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Lovely informal pit stop with good range of cakes and snacks and beverages. Pleasant service from person behind counter. Prices all reasonable. Unfortunately, water used for tea was not boiling so tea quickly went cold. We were very short of time so did not find...More

Thank RestaurantProfessor
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

We are a local Special School who went ice skating with 12 students in wheelchairs and the staff were very accommodating and helpful. We also visited the cafe for lunch and space was made for us all to sit together. The staff could not have...More

Thank joanskinner2018
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

Immature/inexperienced and appaling customer service. Loud irritating music..... It's a child's soft play?! Can hardly hear yourself think in there! Just like someone else said... You enter and are not even acknowledged for 5 minutes! I've been here a handful of times and the last...More

2  Thank Kat V
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

I went to the Ice Skating and it was very entertaining. There was upbeat music, not too busy and the staff where quick to help if someone fell over. very good value as well. Would like to come again.

Thank Noah H
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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

When we entered we weren’t acknowledged for about five minutes. We were let in but then stood waiting to pay for entry with no apology or explanation as to why they weren’t serving us. When we ordered food, I ordered the hummus and ‘basil roasted...More

Thank vickyylouisee
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Visited Ark Soft Play area. No area in the venue, could you get away from the blaring music. Do under 5's, who were mostly there, really need this while they play? Staff good and place was clean and tables tidy. Stayed less than an hour,...More

1  Thank Denise W
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Dave J
13 March 2017|
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Free parking but bays are small, even disabled bays. Fab facilities though. Love it on 1st visit. Will be back.
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