Posted on 10th August 2020

Ice Cream Parlour NOW OPEN

From Monday 10th August The Ark Parlour will be open 10am - 5.30pm
Serving takeaway:
* Ice-creams
* Lollies
* Cans
* Tea
* Barista made coffees
Stay safe and social distance. 

Posted on 20th March 2020



In the light of the PM statement just now we are now closed for the foreseeable future. If you have booked with us we will be in touch. If you have pottery to collect we will be in touch to arrange collection. There's a lot to do just now, so we would appreciate it if you did not contact us right now and leave us to work through everything. We need to communicate with our staff and make sure they are safe and understand what is happening and how we can continue to support them. Thank you for your patience. We will do all that we can to fight for our business and the jobs of our staff and we will be back. Keep a lookout for our posts, we will be working away behind the scenes.To all our customers over the many years thank you for all your support without you we have no business. Its a very sad day for us we have been in the park since 1947 and we cant wait to re open and see you all again. Please don't forget us.


Stay safe and well. 
Remember to wash your hands and the one meter rule.

Posted on 29th November 2019

Santa visiting The Ark


SANTA and one of his helpers having alot of FUN today at The Ark 

Santa still has some workshop time slots you can book here!

Posted on 25th November 2019

Sunday Carvery December

Posted on 28th October 2019

Pottery Studio Paintings

We are delighted to share with you just a few of the items our customers painted over opening weekend. 

No need to book just pop down and see us between 10am - 6pm 7 days a week. 



Studio fee £3

Items priced individually starting from just £5

Posted on 19th October 2019

Carvery is coming to Poole Park

Sunday Carvery - Coming soon

Available on Sunday's from midday in our cafe
Adults £10 & Children £6 
FREE SOFT PLAY ENTRY for children when they dine from the carvery with an adult. 

Posted on 15th October 2019

Poole Park Pottery Studio

Opening on Saturday 26th October


One of the biggest in Dorset with a WIDE range of pottery to paint.... 

Posted on 6th October 2019

The Ark Family Cards

Posted on 6th October 2019

Santa`s Workshop

Forget presents, tinsel and turkey. What could make Christmas more magical than a visit to see the elves and meeting Santa Claus?
From 25th November to 24th December, meet Santa’s little helpers in his Workshop.
Come and write a letter to Santa, make reindeer food ready to sprinkle on Christmas Eve, get crafty and paint your own Christmas Tree decoration. Finish your magical visit by meeting Santa himself..... 

Don`t forget to bring your camera so you can take your photo with him. 
Santa`s Workshop is open 10am - 12pm & 4pm - 5.30pm
Booking required 24 hours in advance.


Posted on 12th September 2019

Dorset Mums review 2018 Family Fright Night

"If you are looking for a family friendly event to celebrate Halloween then The Ark in Poole Park has it all on Fright Night!" (DorsetMums) 

This review from DorsetMums brings back those great memories of last year and makes us look forward to this years sppokiest night of the year.... 

2019 Family Fright Night Tickets are now on sale online and by visiting the team at The Ark 

Posted on 12th September 2019

Family Fright Night 2019

Join us for the spookiest night of the year.... The Ark's Halloween party full of frightful fun and games!


Bring your own Pumpkin to enter our BEST PUMPKIN competition
Trick or Treat Welcome
Dracula's Disco
Spooky Soft Play
Ghoulish Hot Buffet for everyone
Fancy Dress competition
Freaky Face Paints & Terrifying Tattoos
Tricky Treasure Hunt
* Halloween Pottery Painting in our NEW Craft Studio (£4 surcharge per item)

With lots of games and prizes to be won this is the place to be on Halloween!

Thursday 31st October 2019 between 5pm - 9pm at The Ark in Poole Park.

Book online or talk to the team during your next visit. 

Prices start from just £7.95

Posted on 15th April 2019

Easter Weekend

Join the team at The Ark in Poole Park for a fun filled weekend of activities. 

10.15am - 10.45am Mascot welcome with photo opportunity in Soft Play & Cafe 
3pm - 3.30pm Tux appearance & balloon giveaway in the Cafe 

10.15am - 10.45am Tux & princess welcome with photo opportunity in Soft Play & Cafe 
2.30pm - 3pm Spin the Wheel - Will you will a Prize from our Basket? in Soft Play 

10am - 10.30am Bunny welcome with photo opportunity in Soft Play & Cafe 
10.30am - 11am Spin the Wheel - Will you will a Prize from our Basket? in the Cafe 
11am - 11.30am EASTER EGG HUNT in Soft Play 
2.30pm - 3pm Bunny Appearance & Egg Giveaway in Soft Play & Cafe 
3.30pm - 4pm Easter Face painting in the Cafe 
4pm - 4.30pm Bunny Disco & Games in Soft Play 
4.30pm - 5.30pm Ice Rink Party 

10am - 10.20am Bunny welcome with photo opportunity in Soft Play & Cafe 
10.30am - 11am Spin the Wheel - Will you will a Prize from our Basket? in the Cafe 
3pm - 3.30pm EASTER EGG HUNT in Soft Play 
5pm Judging the Winner of our Easter competition in Cafe 

T&Cs along wit standard entry fees for Soft Play and Skate hire in the Ice Rink 
For more details visit the website or The Ark facebook page. 

Posted on 22nd June 2017

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