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Avon Heath Country Park

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Brocks Pine | St Leonards, New Forest, Ringwood BH24 2DH, England
+44 1425 478082
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extremely family orientated quiet good cafe nice activities free for kids good centre for viewing wild life

good café great activity centre friendly staff family orientated lovely country setting quiet woods... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
cressida9
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Poole, United Kingdom
In need of a 'spruce up?'

Never been here before but had arranged to meet up with a friend. Plenty of space for children to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Caroline B
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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Avon Heath Country Park is Dorset's largest country park, accessible to families and people with a wide range of abilities and interests.Come and explore some of Dorset's internationally important heathland and its rare wildlife!
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
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“play area” (11 reviews)
“country park” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Brocks Pine | St Leonards, New Forest, Ringwood BH24 2DH, England
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+44 1425 478082
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Reviewed 1 week ago

good café great activity centre friendly staff family orientated lovely country setting quiet woods toddler exercise climbing recreational free and inclusive

Thank cressida9
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Never been here before but had arranged to meet up with a friend. Plenty of space for children to have fun and ample wooded walking area which I am sure the dogs enjoy. Did think the toilets needed to be cleaned up a bit and...More

1  Thank Caroline B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visit regularly and just love it here. We spend a lot of time in the cafe which is just great, lovely food, lovely staff and dogs welcome x

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well.... Don’t even know where to begin... My husband and I met up with some fellow bikers who were riding from Weymouth.. We all sat outside and decided to have breakfast. Queued like everyone else, most of us ordered bacon/sausage sandwiches and others full breakfast!...More

1  Thank Sylv S
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Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

Disappointed as called in for cuppa only to find cafe closed at 4.00pm. To add insult to injury we paid for parking. Maybe a sign to that effect as you drive in would be helpful. Being ova retirement age not an attractive place to visit...More

Thank David A
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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Visit Avon Heath a couple of times a year with my young family and always have a great time. There are a selection of various walks all varying in length to accommodate all on good well maintained paths. They take in woodland and heath and...More

Thank borneokirby
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Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

The place as a whole is ok if a little tired. Looks like they're putting a new path in with musical instruments and a new parking system. For me the money spent there would have been best served refurbishing the toilets and cafe. Toilets horrific...More

2  Thank drblade1889
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Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

The Avon Heath is really great for a few hours to get out and have a stroll. The parking is just over a pound per hour and there is plenty even during half term. The walks are easily accessible and dogs are welcome outside the...More

1  Thank rebekah901
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Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

Was on our way to Bournemouth and spotted this place and decided to explore. And OMG was a fantastic find. Lovely walks many different types. Long or short . Very safe and people very friendly. Shame we only had an hour or so but definitely...More

1  Thank Sue W
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Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

Thought we would take our Autistic child for a visit to the park, to meet his friend, can't knock the centre, but the attitude of the cafe shocking. Grabbed an outside table, on this cold May afternoon, kids unloaded their lunchboxes, while we ventured inside...More

6  Thank just D
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bay29
November 18, 2017|
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Response from AvonHeath | Property representative |
Hi, we take card payment for the car parking. You just need to come into the Heathland Discovery Centre. Regards
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mojo720
August 19, 2015|
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Response from AvonHeath | Property representative |
The 38 (Wilts & Dorset) stops at St Leonard's Hotel, which is 10 minutes walk from the Country Park. Passengers from Salisbury / Bournemouth directions need to catch service X3 (Wilts & Dorset) to Ringwood and change to... More
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