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“Really great little cafe and shop”
Review of RSPB Arne

RSPB Arne
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Arne
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Visited Arne today after not visiting for over a year. What a lovely addition of the cafe and shop. Great, friendly staff and good hot and cold food choices.
We had Homemade cottage pie which was really hearty and delicious.
Very appealing cake cabinet...recommend the white chocolate and cranberry tiffin, lemon loaf or the apple and black currant cake! (Gluten free cake was also available).
Coffee lovely but a little on the strong side so if you normally order a cappuccino, maybe go for a latte.
So good we went in twice!

Thank emma d
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

We holiday close by regularly and decided to make the effort. Nice welcome from the very helpful staff at the car park who directed us to the disabled car park further in. This allowed us to have a good but slow!! walk around to enjoy the views. Saw one wader and no other birds! Heard a lot of them though. Super day

Thank Elgeyman
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

What a lovely place. We spent a fantastic day here with two boys aged 7 & 5, and will be back again. Absolutely beautiful area to explore, Cian was brilliant in talking us through what to do and giving the boys activity books. Well worth a visit, and good care with lots of space outside too

Thank JJOBW
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

It's hard to fault this place as it really has it all for a great family day (or half day) out. We went on the loop walk which was about 2 miles and just about manageable for our 3 1/2 yr old. We also had a standard stroller / buggy with us for our 1 yr old and managed to push it all the way round, providing you don't mind a bit of off-roading! The walk took us past a beautiful beach only accessible by footpath or boat. We pretty much had the place to ourselves at 10.30am in the middle of the school holidays. The sand is golden yellow, the water is clear and we could see Brownsea Island off in the distance - it was lovely. The walk then takes you up overlooking the beach with great views across the Isle of Purbeck & Arne health. A bit further into the walk there is an adventure playground, climbing wall & fort that both our kids (and us) really enjoyed. Along the walk we were picking wild blackberries to feed the girls which were very tasty. We finished the walk and then got lunch in the cafe which was superb. All in all a superb morning out and I would thoroughly recommend it to all!

Thank Funkadeelia
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

Excellent staff and lovely scenery, but wished for better signage as to various routes as the paper map was not easy to understand.
A very large site with many trails, but would benefit from info signs at various points to explain the wildlife and habitats.

Thank fjane84
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