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Posted on 21st September 2015

The Ark October Half Term Holiday Camp Monday 26th – Friday 30th October 2015 Inclusive

Monday 26th – Friday 30th October 2015 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.

To find out more and book, call Rachael at The Ark on 01202 717197 or email agm@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 19th August 2015

Do you have the edge? Sharpen your skates with us!

New! At The Ark, Poole Park

Do you have the edge? Sharpen your skates with us!

We’re delighted to announce the launch of our ice skate blade sharpening service – now available on site at The Ark, Poole Park.

Essential maintenance to keep your ice skates in tip top condition, sharper blades make for a better grip on the ice and more enjoyable skate!

Priced £5.00 per pair.

Simply bring your skates in and speak to one of our friendly ice rink staff. 

Posted on 14th June 2015

The Ark Summer Camp Is Back!

School’s Out for Summer! But don’t worry, The Ark is here to help!

Our legendary school holiday camp returns this summer with a fantastic range of boredom-busting activities designed to keep children aged 5-12 years old happy during the holidays.

Devised by The Ark’s resident entertainment team, our all-weather multi-activity holiday camps provide a safe and stimulating environment for children to laugh and learn. Activities include ice skating, arts and crafts, sports activities, soft play and much more – indoors and out – all run by our fully qualified staff.

Join us for a full (£25.00) or half day (£11.50), but hurry - places are limited and must be booked in advance. 

To book, call 01202 717197

Posted on 14th June 2015

Poole Festival of Running Pictures

Did you enjoy the Poole Festival of Running? The sun was shining and Poole Park was full of runners and their supporters. Here's a selection of pictures from the day but please tag yourself and friends if you're featured. Congratulations to everybody that took part and if you're looking for your next challenge, it's the Poole Race for Life on June the 21st!

Posted on 29th May 2015

Work Starts On The Kitchen in Poole Park.

Construction, has started on a £400k project to transform Poole Park with the refurbishment of a spectacular new waterside restaurant and ice-cream parlour.

‘The Kitchen,’ which occupies the former ‘Boat Shed’ site on the edge of the boating lake, will provide a stylish new venue to eat, drink and relax, with stunning panoramic views across the water.  The work, due for completion in July 2015 will see Greendale completely refurbish the interior of the building with a new bar area and kitchen layout, with new entrance canopy and landscaping to the surrounding outdoor area, enabling visitors to enjoy alfresco dining.

A new ice cream parlour, ‘Scoops,’ situated alongside ‘The Kitchen’ will be serving a range of ice creams, waffles, sundaes, milkshakes, teas and coffees.

The ambitious project is the second major development in the park for Poole husband and wife team, Richard and Sarah de Lisle, who also own award winning family attraction, The Ark, which opened in 2013 and recently won a Poole and Dorset Tourism Award.

Sarah de Lisle said: “For us Poole Park is a magical place with its idyllic setting, family appeal and outstanding natural beauty, so when the opportunity came up to also acquire the Boat Shed we were both really excited.

“Our aim is to create a warm, friendly and above-all welcoming atmosphere where people of all ages can meet up and enjoy each other’s company in a relaxed, stylish environment.

“There will be lots of indoor and outdoor seating areas and new landscaped spaces to make the most of the truly spectacular waterfront location. We’re also going to have an open-plan kitchen area so people can watch the chefs at work,” she added.

Poole based Chartered Building Company, Greendale director, Rob Hooker, said: “We are delighted to have been appointed main contractors on this fast track project to transform and refurbish the current buildings and external areas.  It is in a beautiful location and Greendale look forward to working with our clients and architects DMWA on this project.”

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