• Play, eat, drink

    Family fun whatever the weather

  • Soft play for children

    Three levels of fun for those up to the age of 11.


  • For breakfast, lunch and tea!

    Enjoy fab food and delicious drinks in our café

  • Ice cream heaven

    Ice cream cones, lollies and more

  • Birthday parties at The Ark

    Book early to avoid disappointment


We are open 10am - 6pm daily. 

Enjoy a takeaway coffee, icecream, snacks and more! 


The Ark Soft Play and Pottery opening hours: 

Soft Play Sessions: We look forward to opening our doors again in May - please keep your eyes peeled for updates! 

Pottery Sessions: Opening times and dates for May coming soon. 


*Except 25th & 26th December - closed



The Ark in Poole Park:

  • Poole Park Pottery Studio 
  • Three levels of soft play with slides, tunnels and interactive zones (up to & including children 11 years old) 
  • Dedicated toddlers' soft play area for little ones
  • Spacious café with outdoor terrace overlooking Swan Lake
  • Ice-cream Parlour -  range of tasty ice-creams, lollies and more
  • Children’s birthday parties - laser, soft play & pottery
  • On selected Sundays you can enjoy a carvery in our Cafe

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