Events & Things To Do

Posted on 26th September 2014

The Ark October Half Term Holiday Camp Monday 27th – Friday 31st October 2014 Inclusive

Back to school? Not for long! Get set for the return of The Ark’s popular holiday camp. Following our successful summer camp series, we’re hosting a spook-tacular Halloween-themed holiday camp during October half term. Bursting with activities indoor and out, from arts and crafts to games, sports and exploring The Ark’s soft play, ice rink facilities and more, we’ll keep the kids entertained, whatever the weather.

Suitable for children aged 5 – 12 years and with an emphasis on enjoyment and team building, The Ark’s half term holiday camp is packed full of activities including:

Scary mask making
Potion making
Board games
Ice rink fun and games
Halloween pop-up card making
The Ark taste challenge
Trick or treat bag making
Quick cricket
Tri golf
T-shirt designing
Halloween face painting
Hunt the ghost challenge

But hurry! Places are limited and must be booked in advance.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

Full day £25.00, half day £11.50.

To find out more and book, call Rachael at The Ark on 01202 717197 or email rachael@thearkpoolepark.

The Ark’s holiday camps are run by our fully qualified activities team who are committed to delivering a memorable experience for every child. Whilst the emphasis for your child is on fun, your child’s safety and wellbeing is paramount and first aiders are available at all times. All staff are Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checked.

Posted on 26th September 2014

Children’s Hallowe’en Party At The Ark On Friday 31st October 6-9pm. Booking Required

Join us for the spookiest night of the year with a trick or treat Hallowe'en party full of frightful fun, ghostly games, terrifying treats, devilish decorations and more!

Plus: fancy dress competition – prize for the best-dressed!

Friday 31st October, 6-9pm

6.00 - 6.15pm Meet in café
6.15 – 7.00pm Ghost hunt in soft play and free play for children
7.00 - 7.30pm Surprise from The Ark team (get your dancing shoes on!)
7.30 – 9.00pm Disco, fancy dress competition plus spook-tacular buffet

Tickets cost £7.50 for little horrors (children) and £4.95 per adult for the buffet.

Suitable for children aged 5 – 12 years.

Book now to avoid disappointment.  To book or find out more, speak with Rachael next time you visit or call 01202 717197 or email: rachael@thearkpoolepark.

Posted on 9th September 2014

Boo ‘Outdoor Circus’, 12th-13th September 2014, Poole Park

Poole Park will be brought to life with this spectacular live circus show performed by French artists ‘Cirk Vost’. The show, staged up in the air on a giant bamboo structure, is completely free of charge and guaranteed to impress!

The Ark will be open both evenings.

For more information, visit

Posted on 20th May 2014

Summer Opening, 6-7th June 2014, The Ark, Poole Park

We’ll be trialling extended Summer opening hours until 8pm on Friday 6th & Saturday 7th June, giving you more time to play! Join us for family fun whatever the weather, and a sumptuous Hog Roast on the evening of Saturday 7th.  

Posted on 2nd May 2014

Poole Festival of Running, 1st June 2014, Poole Park

Ready Steady Go! Join in the fun with races, children’s activities and family entertainment at Poole’s annual Festival of Running. From first-time runners to Olympic champions and spectators, everyone is welcome for a great day out!

Junior runners can participate in the under 8’s Fun Run which kicks off at 11.05am – visit us at The Ark after the race to receive a 15% discount in the ice rink or soft play. Simply show proof of participation to staff.

Please note: Poole Park will be closed to vehicular traffic all day.   Alternative parking available at the Civic Centre. 


Children’s (under 8s Fun Run takes place at 11.05am.

Races for children aged 8-14 take place between 10-11am.

5km and 10km races for adults and over 15s at 11.30am and 2pm respectively.

There are medals, prizes and trophies to be won in all races. But hurry! Places fill up fast and entry is limited.

Find out more & enter online at

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