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Sports & Play

Play is an important part of every child's life, providing opportuntiies for them to explore the world around them. It is essential for physical, emotional and spiritual growth, intellectual and educational development, and development of social and behavioural skills.

With a little encouragement, children will leave the TV and computer games behind for busy playgrounds and ball fields. Instead of chips and cookies, they'll reach for basketballs, footballs, rollerblades, and bicycles.

What better way to keep your children out of the house and away from television and computer games than enrolling them in sports?

These activities can promote co-operative play, teamwork, and good sportsmanship while helping to refine gross motor skills. Sports can also help children get along with and become accepted by others, including peers, family members, teachers, and coaches. Plus, through positive feedback, group play builds self-esteem, helping your child realise that he/she's a capable person who is able to accomplish significant achievements.

Baiter Recreation Ground is a a great spot to be exposed to the elements of the harbour entrance which can blow away those cobwebs. It is a popular spot for kiting and cycling, ...

Baiter Recreation Ground , Newfoundland Drive , Poole Town Centre , Poole , Dorset , BH14 8DB

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Baiter wheeled play area is the largest skatepark in Poole. It's on the edge of Baiter Recreation Ground and overlooks Poole Park's Boating Lake. There is a youth shelter on the ...

, The entrance is on Newfoundland Drive , Baiter , Poole , Dorset , BH15 1TQ

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Brett Townsend Tennis Coaching offer Tennis Sessions for all ages and abilities within the stunning surroundings of Poole Park. All of our Tennis Sessions will be available to Members and Non-members. We ...

Poole Park Tennis Courts , Poole , Dorset , BH15 2SF

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Dorset Dolphins VICC started up in September 2013. They are a mixed gender team with a wide age range of players in their squad. They currently play in BCEW's Southern ...

Victoria School , 12 Lindsay Road , Poole , Dorset , BH13 6AS

The Poole (Dolphin) Leisure Centre offers you everything you could want from a leisure centre. Alongside the modern and well-equipped 60-station gym, we also offer a host of activities in ...

Dolphin Swimming Pool , Kingland Road , Poole , Dorset , BH15 1TP

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Green Road play area's centrepiece is a pirate ship climbing frame, and has totem poles designed by local children displayed either side of the park entrance.It is suitable for children ...

, Green Road Park , Green Road , Poole , Dorset , BH15 1QQ

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Harbourside Park is made up of Baiter and Whitecliff recreation grounds and is situated between Poole Park and Poole Harbour.Baiter Recreation GroundAbout this parkBaiter Recreation Ground is next to Poole's ...

Harbourside Park , Labrador Drive , Poole , Dorset , BH15 1UZ

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This is a fenced play area. Part of the play area is raised, and ideal for young children. In the raised play area for young children we have:a climbing frame ...

Kingston Road , Poole , Dorset , BH15 2LP

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Traditional Karate for all the family! The North Dorset Karate Club was established in Blandford, Dorset in 1991. We teach the traditional style Martial Art known as Wado-Ryu. We have ...

Everyone Active Leisure Centre , Kingland Road , Poole , Dorset , BH15 1TN

Traditional Karate for all the family! The North Dorset Karate Club was established in Blandford, Dorset in 1991. We teach the traditional style Martial Art known as Wado-Ryu. We have ...

United Reformed Church , 36 Skinner Street , Poole , Dorset , BH15 1RH

The Mobile Unit is our Youth Centre on wheels and visits various locations around Poole. The days the mobile unit is out and locations change every half term. Activities available include a TV, interactive gaming, ...

Various locations

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Family club which is always ready to welcome new riders. Free trial available - a range of bikes are available for use by newcomers under the supervision of trained coaches. ...

Poole Cycle Speedway Club , Catalina Drive , Poole , Dorset , BH15 1TQ

Poole Ju-jitsu Club train in Japanese Ju-jitsu and are governed by the British Ju-jitsu Association of Great Britain. Ju-jitsu involves throwing, locking, disarming, kicks & punches to over come an ...

156a Stanley Green Road , Poole , Dorset , BH15 3AH

Poole Parks offers a beautiful and busy outdoor space, with something for everyone. Poole Park lake is at the centre and is surrounded by facilities such as tennis courts, a ...

Poole Park , Parkstone Road , Poole , Dorset , BH15 2SF

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If you're looking for some low cost fun in a beautiful setting, come on down to Poole Park Crazy Golf, the South Coast's best 12 hole crazy golf course course. ...

Poole Park , Parkstone Road , Poole , Dorset , BH15 2SF

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A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate - it's up to you! Course Description At Poole we are a busy parkrun with 800+ runners ...

Cricket Pavilion , Poole , Dorset , BH15 2SF

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Poole Sea Cadets are part of the UK's largest maritime youth charity.Cadets go to sea, learn to sail, row, power boat and do adventure training, all on a nautical theme ...

Poole Sea Cadets , Sterte Avenue West , Poole , Dorset , BH15 2AR

Poole Sea Rangers are part of the Sea Ranger Association, a charitable youth orgnisation for girls from the age of 9 years.Sea Rangers learn to kayak, sail and row, and ...

Edith Lyle Hall , West Quay Road , Poole , Dorset , BH15 1JF

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Poole Swimming Club is a club with a rich tradition of supporting and developing people in the local community. The club does not only aim to help each swimmer achieve individual goals ...

, Dolphin Swimming Pool , Kingland Road , Poole , Dorset , BH15 1TP

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Taekwon-Do is a modern martial art based on the tenets of Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control and Indomitable Spirit. Taekwon-Do is aimed at encouraging participation by people of all ages and ...

@ Unit 95 , 1st Floor , Dolphin Centre , Poole , Dorset , BH15 1SY

Lifeguard club giving training and instruction on life saving and water safety. ...

Everyone Active Leisure Centre - Poole , Kingland Road , Poole , Dorset , BH15 1TN

About this play areaA new play area in a large, level open space near Poole Harbour and train station.A short distance from Holes Bay nature park.large wooden pirate ship with ...

, Sterte Avenue , Longfleet , Poole , Dorset , BH15 2BA

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The Ark in Poole Park:Poole Park Pottery Studio Three levels of soft play with slides, tunnels and interactive zones (up to & including children 11 years old) Dedicated toddlers' soft play area for ...

, Poole Park , Poole , Dorset , BH15 2SF

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The Parkour Project was established in October 2014 after seven months of gruelling hard work by the Train Hard Team, and is Dorset's first and only purpose-built, indoor Parkour facility. ...

Dolphin Centre , Poole , Dorset , BH15 1UD

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The Project is a climbing centre based in the centre of Poole, providing climbing for the whole family. Unsupervised use of the wall is dependent on users having previous experience in ...

Dolphin Centre , Poole , Dorset , BH15 1UD

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