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Sandbanks View Poole 2 Bedroomed Upside Down House Direct sea Views
Great for families
5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Families like: kitchen, near the beach, washer and dryer
Stunning location and wonderful property!

"We had a great week with our 12 year old son. The views from the balcony were spectacular - great watching the people and boats! The house was clean, warm and had everything we needed. It is a perfect location for exploring Dorset - wish we had more time to just chill and enjoy the views. Hopefully ..."…"

Reviewed on 30 Oct 2019

Sandbanks View Poole 2 Bedroomed Upside Down House Direct sea Views
Sandbanks View Direct Sea Views
Great for families
17 Labrador Dr, Poole, ENG
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5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Families like: water park, kitchen, on the beach, near the beach
Lovely location

"Nice and clean in a lovely location."…"

Reviewed on 17 Aug 2020

Sandbanks View Direct Sea Views
Grovefield Manor
Great for families
The price is £75 per night from 29 Nov to 30 Nov
4.6/5Wonderful! (123 reviews)
Families like: near the beach, extra beds/cots, free breakfast for the whole family
Travellers say...

"Location was great! 5 min walk from the long sandy beach. The beach closest was also the least busy. Hotel room was nice and clean, comfy bed, and I like that it didn’t feel like a sterile chain hotel room. Friendly staff and breakfast was fine."…"

Reviewed on 3 Aug 2020

Grovefield Manor
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Viewpoint Guesthouse
Great for families
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4.5/5Wonderful! (379 reviews)
Families like: near the beach, free breakfast for the whole family
Great overnight stay

"We booked the Viewpoint at short notice and it didnt disappoint. Room was clean, tidy and very spacious. Host was very accommodating when we had a lot of traffic preventing us from getting there at the time we stated. Breakfast was wonderful and all in all, a very nice stay. I would definitely stay ..."…"

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2019

Viewpoint Guesthouse
Delightful House in Quiet Area Yards From Poole Waters. Cleaned & Disinfected
Great for families
4.4/5Excellent! (5 reviews)
Families like: water park, kitchen, near the beach, games and toys
30 Colborne Close

"Booking was effortless and the house Was clean and had all the utilities one would need, it suited our needs and we would recommend it to anyone."…"

Reviewed on 27 Sep 2020

Delightful House in Quiet Area Yards From Poole Waters. Cleaned & Disinfected
Harbour Heights Hotel
Great for families
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4.2/5Very Good! (296 reviews)
Families like: near the beach, extra beds/cots
Travellers say...

"The food was amazing. But not much to do in the area."…"

Reviewed on 29 Aug 2020

Harbour Heights Hotel
Loch Fyne Restaurant and Hotel Poole
Great for families
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £50 per night from 6 Dec to 7 Dec
4.1/5Very Good! (77 reviews)
Families like: near the beach, free breakfast for the whole family
Travellers say...

"Staff great small rooms ok for 1 night though ideal for visiting Sandbanks"…"

Reviewed on 25 Sep 2020

Loch Fyne Restaurant and Hotel Poole
Salterns Harbourside Hotel
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £84 per night from 5 Dec to 6 Dec
4/5Very Good! (184 reviews)

"Felt safe and very comfortable ..food and stafff excellect ...room very clean and cleaned daily .lovely veiws perfect location ...garden lovely for coffee .etc...going agsin .early next year .."…"

Reviewed on 13 Oct 2020

Salterns Harbourside Hotel
Antelope Hotel by Greene King Inns
3 out of 5
High Street, Poole, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £50 per night from 3 Dec to 4 Dec
3.9/5Very Good! (134 reviews)

"Location was great, breakfast was nice and service was very pleasant but cutlery had to be requested after food arrived and parts of the order were forgotten. Rooms are a bit dated."…"

Reviewed on 20 Sep 2020

Antelope Hotel by Greene King Inns
Haven Hotel
Great for families
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £99 per night from 3 Dec to 4 Dec
3.9/5Very Good! (649 reviews)
Families like: on the beach, free breakfast for the whole family
Travellers say...

"Perfect position,wonderful view looking out over the bay, good friendly service & our room was lovely, Dinner & breakfast was a good standard"…"

Reviewed on 26 Oct 2020

Haven Hotel
Sandbanks Hotel
Great for families
4 out of 5
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3.9/5Good! (584 reviews)
Families like: playground, on the beach, bike rentals, free breakfast for the whole family
Travellers say...

"Property was incredibly clean and warm. Parking was plentiful and free."…"

Reviewed on 23 Oct 2020

Sandbanks Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Poole
Great for families
3 out of 5
Walking Field Lane, Poole, England
Free cancellation
The price is £45 per night from 6 Dec to 7 Dec
3.9/5Good! (797 reviews)
Families like: near the beach, extra beds/cots, free breakfast for the whole family, laundry
Travellers say...

"No problems breakfast very good ideal for a short stay short walk to find places to eat."…"

Reviewed on 12 Oct 2020

Holiday Inn Express Poole
Thistle Poole
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £46 per night from 21 Dec to 22 Dec
3.8/5Good! (314 reviews)

"Room was as expected. Small, but had everything I needed"…"

Reviewed on 30 Oct 2020

Thistle Poole
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Where should we stay in Poole?

The welcoming destination of Poole is a great choice if you've been considering a holiday with the children. The cycling trails, beaches and island setting are just a few things that make this an attractive holiday destination for families. Take to the air and fly into Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.), which is the closest airport, or Southampton (SOU), which is located 32 mi (51.5 km) from the city centre. Poole has 26 child-friendly hotels and other types of accommodation so you'll have a variety of options when you're deciding where you'd like to stay.

When should we visit Poole?

You're probably hoping for good weather for your family holiday. Use these tips to plan when to grab the children and head to Poole.

  • Hottest months: August, July, September and June, with an average temperature of 19°F
  • Coldest months: February, January, March and December, with an average temperature of 4°F
  • Driest months: April, October, May and January, with an average rainfall of 1.75 inches
  • Rainiest months: August, September, July and October, with an average rainfall of 3 inches

What should we see and do in Poole?

Poole Harbour, Poole Twin Sails Bridge and Poole Stadium are interesting attractions that you and your family will enjoy exploring while you are staying in Poole. Make sure that you have plenty of time to take in activities in the area such as Brownsea Island, Bournemouth International Centre and Bournemouth Beach.

Poole is also known for its:
  • Beaches
  • Restaurants
  • Cycling

Getting around Poole

If you want to journey outside of the area, hop aboard a train from Poole Hamworthy Station, Poole Station or Poole Parkstone Station. Poole might not have as many public transport choices so consider renting a car to explore the city.

Frequently asked questions

What's Poole like for family-friendly holidays?
The welcoming destination of Poole is a great choice if you’ve been considering a holiday with the children. The beaches, island setting and ferry rides are just some of the things that make this an attractive spot for a family holiday. Fly into Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.), which is the closest airport, or Southampton (SOU), which is located 32 mi (51.5 km) from the city centre.
What's the best place to stay for families in Poole?
Sandbanks Hotel is a top 4-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features a restaurant and free breakfast. Other good choices for your family trip include Viewpoint Guest House and Holiday Inn Express Poole.
How many hotels that welcome families will I be able to find in Poole?
Expedia has 17 hotels in Poole that are rated for being family-friendly.
What's the seasonal weather in Poole?
The hottest months are usually August and July, with an average temperature of 15°C, while the coldest months are February and January, with an average of 7°C. Average annual precipitation for Poole is 787 inches.
What's there to see and do with your family in Poole?
While you are visiting Poole, you may want to round up the youngsters and make time to see interesting attractions such as Poole Harbour and Poole Quay. Make sure that you have plenty of time to take in activities in the area such as Bournemouth Beach, Corfe Castle and Durdle Door.
What's the best way for us to get around Poole?
If you want to travel outside the city, take a train from Poole Hamworthy Station, Poole Station or Poole Parkstone Station. Poole might not have many public transport options to choose from, so consider renting a car to explore more.

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