The area is very well maintained and is protected by law to ensure the conservation of the rare animals and plants. A few animals you may be lucky to see are badgers, deers, rabbits or the Green Sand Lizard.
On your walk around the pool you will find many benches where you can relax and take in the beautiful views. There are a few play areas for the children and they can also take part in the hunt for model squirrels which are placed in the trees. Adults will need to help with the squirrel hunt as these are quite hard for the children to find on their own. Not all walks are suitable for pushchairs but you will find some paths that are OK to take your pushchair on.
Dogs are welcome to the site but must always be kept on the lead. However beautiful the pool is it is not safe for bathing so no dogs nor people should go into the water.
Within the grounds you will find a Museum which shows the early history of clay mining within the area. You will also find displays of ceramics, clay pipes and hair curlers. (read one visitors review)
Once you’ve enjoyed your visit around the pool you will find on site a lovely traditional tearoom where you can purchase freshly baked scones, enjoyed with a scrumptious cream tea. For those looking for something more filling they also sell hot lunches such as Cottage Pie, Jacket Potatoes, Omelettes etc. Where possible they use all locally sourced suppliers.
In the Tearooms you will find a section where the Wareham Bears are on display. There are a variety of glass cases showing different scenes within each one showing the cute cuddly teddy bears.
In lower season the grounds are open until 5pm, with extended closing times in the Summer. The Museum and Tearooms have various closing times so it’s best to check on their website before you visit, or call them on 01929 551408.
There is an entrance fee into the Park. Although really for a walk around a pool and a walk through some woodlands it is a little pricey. However if you are planning in advance you can have a quick search of the internet and you can normally pick up some good discounts online. You will find adults prices around £5.50 and child prices £4.00. Family tickets and season tickets can be purchased to reduce prices a little. A family pass of 2 adults and up to 4 children costs £15.00.
A map is provided for every visitor which highlights a number of routes to ensure you do not get lost. There are also a variety of viewpoints where you can enjoy the Blue Pool.