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Address: Poole Park, Poole BH15 2SF, England
Phone Number: +(44)01202 717197
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Description: The all-weather family fun day out!Three levels of soft play with slides...
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
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After having some time in Poole nd surrounding area we were looking for a place for the children to play. Already knowing Poole park we headed there, but the weather was against... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Suggs1977
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

After having some time in Poole nd surrounding area we were looking for a place for the children to play. Already knowing Poole park we headed there, but the weather was against us. We saw signs for soft play so took a look. The reception area was well presented and organised. There is an area for adults to sit although... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Just a quick review of a brilliant way of enjoying a great value night for all the family if you have smaller children ideally aged between 5-10 years old. For £25 a family of four can ice skate for an hour, followed by the kids having an hour of soft play then to top if all off a meal (... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The seating arrangement within the soft play are is badly laid out. Today i was verbally attacked in front of my child by a woman claiming that the table I had just sat down at was hers, please note that I asked the people who were leaving if I could sit at the table, they said yes. This woman came... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

We held our daughters birthday party here in the soft play area. Highly recommended it was throughly enjoyed by the children and adults, extremely helpful party host who worked very hard making sure all the children where having fun, excellent hot buffet and plenty of it, very clean and welcoming play area for the children. Our daughter loved the jewellery... More 

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Poole, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I had the pleasure of visiting the lovely staff at The Ark today. They kindly allowed me and my group of 12 young children aged 3 and 4 to sit indoors out of the way of the hail and pouring rain so the children could eat their packed lunch! Their accommodating us is not something I find very often these... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Brillant day out for the kids, plenty to do and see, not overpriced just about right. would defo visit again

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Poole, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

I have just been to the Family Skate night at The Ark. What a bargain. An hours skating, then an hours play followed by food all for less than £6:40pp & It meant I got a night off from washing up. My boys 4 & 6 absolutely loved it. They used the little penguins to help them skate round. Lovely... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Terrible service loads of staff no one had a clue food came out very slow kids s/w had a no butter and no filling, I'm a chef and I couldn't believe how little they cared, other people where complaining manger didn't really know how to deal with the situation. The soft play is way overpriced and tiny, when they told... More 

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We came here in the October half term with our kids aged 4 and 6. We arrived when the doors had just opened so we were among the first to go in that morning. This place is not cheap and you can't tell from looking through the windows just how small the soft play area is. Not long after we... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The Ark is a wonderful place to visit with children! With an ice rink for the older ones and a lovely play area for the little ones, complete with Ice Cream parlour for the littlies! Also nice outside to look at the beautiful view with the dog!!

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