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The Ark

Poole Park, Poole BH15 2SF, England
+44 1202 717197
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Poor service

When we entered we weren’t acknowledged for about five minutes. We were let in but then stood... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2017
Salisbury, United Kingdom
via mobile
Blaring, thumping music!

Visited Ark Soft Play area. No area in the venue, could you get away from the blaring music. Do... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2017
Denise W
Brentwood, 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
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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“ice rink” (9 reviews)
“soft play area” (10 reviews)
“skating” (5 reviews)
Poole Park, Poole BH15 2SF, England
+44 1202 717197
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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
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
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

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 plenty of variety. Downsides are that it was...More

Thank HazelValvona
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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 cheeseburger and steak cut chips. It was busy, so you have to expect to wait for...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

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.

2  Thank cegeorge
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Recently took my 6yr old as a treat. Called beforehand to check availability as it is very busy when there is a kid party which I was keen to avoid! Turned up at 10am when they opened and hired skates, put them on and was...More

Thank Andy S
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

It's a small café with a ice skating for kids. The price is good. Staff are very friendly. Is a lot to do in Poole park.

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Visited here my friend and our sons, the boys loved playing and climbing around the soft play area. Plenty of things for them to do and a good size. Empty tables bit hard to get when its busy but got one eventually. Coffee was good...More

Thank Matthew P
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We live locally and so the ark is our nearest soft play area. We decided to come along after school with friends to celebrate their first week at school and the great eat for £1 deal. The soft play itself is great the children love...More

2  Thank Jodie C
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Went with my daughter & 3 grandchildren. Plenty to keep them entertained for a couple of hours. Maybe fathers of older boys should not be allowed on when there are so many young children around. Went next door for lunch which was a long wait...More

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