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Open Now: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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Day Trip

Had a good day out here. There are toilets in the Car Park as well as up in the Café/Shop. The... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2018
Swindon, United Kingdom
Peaceful spot

We last visited Arne over fifty years ago when it was entirely wild. Since then it has been... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2018
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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 15 June 2018

Had a good day out here. There are toilets in the Car Park as well as up in the Café/Shop. The café does very good food and you can hire binoculars from the shop. There are various trails though the reserve and there is even...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

We last visited Arne over fifty years ago when it was entirely wild. Since then it has been developed very carefully with a good car park and visitor centre and way marked walks. The entry and car park fee was very reasonable. We enjoyed snacks...More

Thank wrak
Reviewed 4 June 2018

An expanse of heath and mixed woodland criss crossed with old tracks, views up to the Purbecks to the south, then across Poole harbour to the north. RSPB have a centre & £5 car park unless you are already a member. Easy walking and loads...More

Thank JRMaddog
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

This is such a magical place. The views over Poole Harbour are breathtaking. Take binoculars or hire them for a few pounds at the cafe shop. We came across a group of Sika deer a few meters away in the bracken. We watched them slowly...More

1  Thank 483tony
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Took the family to RSPB Arne today. It’s such a lovely place to have a walk around looking at the deer and birds. We forgot the binoculars but you can hire them for £3 per pair which was brill. Wasn’t too busy today considering the...More

1  Thank Milli J
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

We live in Dorset and thought we would escape the house for the day. Arne was recommended and it didn’t disappoint. You only need to pay for the car park - £5 unless you are a member of RSPB. You the get a map showing...More

Thank nicshoe
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

RSPB Arne is lovely and doing such a good thing for the world. Its well worth a visit, the walks are well marked and quiet. The scenery is beautiful and you will catch sight of some wildlife which is even better with binoculars (rented from...More

Thank StarFlay
Reviewed 16 May 2018

Great for its lovely nature walks with stunning views. Gentle walks so can be completed by all ages. Great for bird watches, but you may also see deer. Stunning place and friendly helpful staff at the RSPB centre. Toilets and cafe on or near site.

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RSPBArne, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Arne, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2018

We think so too! Thank you for the review and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 8 May 2018

I was on holiday last week from Newcastle Upon Tyne, with the Newcastle RSPB Group on my Groups Annual weeks bird-watching holiday and among a number of places my RSPB Group we visited Arne which is a supperb RSPB Reserve although sadly we never saw...More

1  Thank Ian T
Reviewed 8 May 2018

Enjoyed a cuppa in the cafe where we were served by friendly and efficient members of staff. (One male needs to pull his trousers up though!) Enjoyed walking to the beach, watching the world go by and reading a book. Lovely place to chill. Will...More

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Kym W
13 June 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
1 June 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
22 January 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.