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Great place with so much to see and doing a brilliant job

This reserve has so much to see. Animals, birds, habitat, Poole Harbour and the ships. There are... read more

Reviewed today
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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Great reserve. Staff fantastic - will be back. (for those complaining about the car park fees... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Devizes, United Kingdom
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“poole harbour”(42 reviews)
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RSPB Arne is one of the RSPB's flagship sights. A mix of heath land, woodland and coast the reserve is packed full of wildlife and has a large events programme to enable visitors to get the most out of their visit.
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Arne Road, Arne BH20 5BJ, England
+44 1929 553360
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Reviewed today

This reserve has so much to see. Animals, birds, habitat, Poole Harbour and the ships. There are many different walks all well signed and lots of varied habitat. The RSPB are doing a great job in providing and protecting this habitat. The staff greet you...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great reserve. Staff fantastic - will be back. (for those complaining about the car park fees - - - Join!!!! and it's free. Great organisation to support.)

Thank Tralfamad0rean
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to Arne in mid September on a beautiful, sunny and very warm day. We called into the reception area and were warmly welcomed by the staff there. They were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the reserve, especially a lady called Dawn (I think!)....More

Thank V30jay
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wanted to write this review to provide a counter to some of the not so positive comments. It's important to note that the reserve is owned and managed by the RSPB. They provide access to the reserve (and many others) to highlight the plight...More

1  Thank meedydoofa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great walking and exploring venue all for the cost of the car park (£5) Helpful staff at entrance who tell you what and where to look for things, could explore all day. Spotted grazing deer and the kids enjoyed the adventure park.

Thank phild996
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place for a walk, longest takes only one hour but parking charges have doubled to £5 this year. There is no other parking within walking distance as they will intimidate you if you try roadside parking so it's basically become a RSPB member or...More

Thank Aspen63
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our stroll through the woods, spotting different birds on the coast, with great guidance from the RSPB staff.

Thank threeshoes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely adore this place and always visit when in the Poole area .. parking used to be £2.50 for a couple of hours. Today I was informed that this is now a flat rate of £5.00 which has priced me out of future visits... Means...More

Thank Paula H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved it here. Gorgeous walks and views. Lovely tea shop. Great to see some of the local snakes which were presented by the fab volunteers as part of reptile week.

Thank Ruth G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of walking but we'll worth it.Beautiful surroundings.The beach at Shipstal is great and safe for children. Saw an otter today playing in the bay..We also saw deer and plenty of birds I would definitely recommend this great place.

Thank Violet T
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Kym W
June 12, 2018|
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Response from JRMaddog | Reviewed this property |
There is a wide variety of paths & tracks, some sandy, others grassy both wide & narrow. Depends very much on your pushchair size& wheels. Also the weather can make it difficult after rain. We have triplets & their pushchair... More
May 31, 2018|
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Response from nicshoe | Reviewed this property |
There were dogs outside in the seating area with their owners. The cafe also had water bowls for dogs.
Nessa K
January 21, 2018|
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Response from Deborah J | Reviewed this property |
There are usually three two of us so we couldn't make use of it.