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The Ark

Closed Now: 10:00 - 18:00
Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
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Birthday party

Our daughter had her birthday party here and it was very good. When we booked we were a bit... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
via mobile
You don't have to have kid's....

We were in the area and wanted a cuppa and a sandwich. I remembered Poole Park cafe from when I was... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2018
essex, england
via mobile
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  • Average11%
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“ice rink”(10 reviews)
“soft play”(18 reviews)
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...more
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Poole Park, Poole BH15 2SF, England
+44 1202 717197
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Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Fab friendly service from Jess! A busy day at the ark and staff were on form!! Great garlic ciabatta and tasty cake selection!

Thank Kieran W
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Our daughter had her birthday party here and it was very good. When we booked we were a bit worried as not much info was given to us but when we got there we were looked after by Mary-Beth who helped so much. It really...More

Thank bamexico
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

My recent experience at the ark was amazing... it's really secure which is great as i had 2 little ones and it is impossible to keep an eye on both of them 24/7. The staff are lovely especially Jess she was very caring and hopeful......More

Thank Amy V
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Special place, informal, relaxed with great value food in a truly beautiful park, everyone welcome! Special thanks to the the lovely Ella for a great welcome, superb service a touch of fun and quirkiness.

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Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

We were in the area and wanted a cuppa and a sandwich. I remembered Poole Park cafe from when I was a kid (about 1968!) and came looking. Really friendly staff, good tea and snacks and good WiFi! Just wish the miniature train still cost...More

Thank steamtrainian
Reviewed 7 May 2018

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
Reviewed 27 April 2018 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

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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

Thank Pastystar007
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
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

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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.
Joanna B
12 July 2016|
Response from Adrian C |
Yes free parking for few hours.
7 December 2015|
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