Plan Your Visit

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Opening Hours

Visit The Blue Pool Nature Reserve & Tearooms every day with the exception of Christmas Day.

March: 9:30am – 5:00pm

April – June: 9:30am – 5:30pm

July – August: 9:30am – 6:00pm

September: 9:30am – 5:30pm

October: 9:30am – 5:00pm

November – February: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Admission Fees

Adults (16 and over): £7.50

Children (5 – 15 years): £3.75

Under 5s: Free

Membership: Join The Blue Pool community with an annual membership.

Map of The Blue Pool Nature Reserve & Tearooms

Eat

We offer a great selection of locally sourced produce including ice cream, home-made cream teas, hot food options and a fully stocked bar.

Shop

The gift shop has something for everyone including our very own book ‘Tales from The Blue Pool’ as well as a special ‘Local to us’ section.

Play

Explore the Gnome and Fairy Trail that leads you to our play area, with a viewing platform looking out across the Purbeck Hills toward Corfe Castle.

FAQs

The Blue Pool is easily accessible by car, signposted with brown tourist information signs from the Furzebrook roundabout on the A351 main road from Wareham to Swanage. The nearest bus and train stations are located in Wareham.

You don’t need to pre-book before you visit The Blue Pool Nature Reserve & Tearooms, entry fees are payable on the gate on arrival. We accept, card, cash or contactless payment. Please check our opening hours to help you plan your visit.

There is ample parking available on site, free of charge, including 3 accessible parking spaces for Blue Badge Holders. Please note there are no electric charging points.

All buildings, the Tearooms, terrace and play area are accessible to wheelchair users, along with the circular Azalea walk which is the main walking route around The Blue Pool that includes the Fairy and Goblin Trail. Some areas are accessed only via steep steps such as the lower waterside paths. Please speak to a member of staff if you require assistance during your visit.

There are over 30 acres of paths and walkways for you to explore with your canine companions, please keep them on a lead and clean up after them.

WiFi is available via The Blue Pool guest network.

No. The Blue Pool is not safe to swim in and children should be accompanied when walking near the waters edge.

Open flames, including, but not limited to BBQs, camping stoves and pizza ovens are not permitted on site.

Litter bins are available outside The Tearooms for customer use.

We do not want to spoil The Blue Pool Nature Reserve with bins that attract insects, rodents and wildlife that may fall ill eating human food and packaging.

Please respect the site and wildlife by taking responsibility for your own rubbish.

Please contact a member of staff as soon as possible. If you call an ambulance, please make us aware so we can help direct them to you.

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