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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.
This was another fairly rare group outing where everything was perfect. Efficient service, no requirement to prebook and quality fayre in a stunning location. Oh and very reasonable prices.
There seems to be an inverse relationship between quality and price in this country - the...More
Well organised,good welcome from knowledgeable staff,excellent Cafe (new in 2016)plenty of outside seating if warm and good choice of hot and cold food/drinks,we were advised of 15 minute wait when busy but drinks served immediately.Good easy walking well maintained paths and volunteer groups cutting back...More
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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 was the size & weight of a 4 man bobsleigh so would not try with that!