Things to do in Poole, Dorset

Fantastic location with superb views of Poole Harbour and Brownsea Island. Ideally situated on Poole Quay, close to Poole's vibrant restaurants and bars, the Hotel is also conveniently just five minutes from the High Street and close to the Dolphin Shopping Centre. Couples and families will find a wide range of outdoor, cultural, sporting and leisure activities in easy reach.

Events near Thistle Poole Hotel this year:

Event              

Date

Location

CULTURAL    
Dream Machines    Tuesday evenings April to September 2014 Poole Quay
Street Arts festival 5th May 2014 Poole Quay
Sandbanks Boat Show 10th - 11th May 2014 Salterns Marina

Mini Steam on the Quay

th May 2014 Poole Quay
Poole Regatta 24th - 26th May 2014 Poole Quay
Wheels Festival 24th - 26th May 2014 Bournemouth Lower Gardens
Poole Carnival 26th May 2014 Ashley Road
Harry Paye Day  - Pirates of Poole 21st June 2014 Poole Quay  
Folk on the Quay 28th - 29th June 2014 Poole Quay and various locations
Quay for my Car    Friday evenings July and August 2014 Poole Quay
New Forest and Hampshire County show 29th - 31st July 2014 The Showground, Brockenhurst
Summer Breeze on the Quay Thursday evenings from 24th July to end August

Poole Quay

The Great Dorset Steam Fair 27th - 31st August 2014

Tarrant Hinton

Bournemouth Air Festival 28th - 31st August 2014

Bournemouth Seafront

Thai food fesitval 6th - 7th September 2014 Baiter Park
Inside Outs Arts festival 12th - 13th September 2014 various locations
Arts By The Sea Festival 2014 26th September - 12th October 2014 Various locations around Bournemouth
Bournemouth Marathon Festival 4th - 5th October 2014 Bournemouth
Firework spectacular 5th November 2014 Poole Quay
     
SPORTS    
Poole Town Orienteering   7th June 2014 Falklands Square
Beach Volleyball Tournament 5th July 2014 Poole Quay
Asahi British Beach Polo Championships 11th - 12th July 2014 Sandbanks Beach
Bournemouth Marathon 5th October 2014 Bournemouth
Rallye Sunseeker   17th - 18th October 2014 Poole Quay
     
MUSIC    
Blake 17 May 2014 Lighthouse
The Magic of Motown 07 June 2014 Lighthouse
Folk on the Quay 28th - 29th June 2014 Poole Quay and various locations
That'll be the Day 04 July 2014 Lighthouse
Party in the Park 23rd - 24th August 2014 Ashley Cross Green
Joan Armatrading 12 October 2014 Lighthouse
     
COMEDY    
Rich Hall 24 April 2014 Lighthouse
Matt Richardson 25 April 2014 Lighthouse
Jimmy Carr 07 November 2014 Lighthouse
     
THEATRE    
Birmingham Royal Ballet 13-14 May 2014 Lighthouse

 

Local Attractions

  • Brownsea Island - 2.4 Miles

    Situated opposite the Hotel, in the centre of Poole Harbour, is Brownsea Island. Over 100 hectares of wildlife, including peacock, herons and, of course, the famous red squirrels.

Tourist Spot

  • Poole Harbour - 0.8 Miles

    Poole Harbour is not only a full functioning port, but also one of the world’s largest natural harbours. Poole Quay located on the harbour side offers visitors a range of attractions including shops, museums, bars, and restaurants.

Local Information

Today's Weather

in Poole °C or °F

04 Aug Tue

Periods of sun, a shower or two; breezy
Periods of sun, a shower or two; breezy
High Temperature:
18oC
Low Temperature:
11oC

05 Aug Wed

Partly sunny with a couple of showers
Partly sunny with a couple of showers
High Temperature:
18oC
Low Temperature:
12oC

06 Aug Thu

A morning shower or two; some sun
A morning shower or two; some sun
High Temperature:
19oC
Low Temperature:
9oC

07 Aug Fri

Sunny intervals with a couple of showers
Sunny intervals with a couple of showers
High Temperature:
19oC
Low Temperature:
10oC