Poole Restaurant Reviews – Lake Yard Club

So we thought we’d do something a little new on the website and begin to review some of the local restaurants. Especially the dog friendly ones!

We started with the Lake Yard Club as it’s only a short walk from Rockley Park.

The sun was shining and it was a beautiful day for a spot of lunch.


You can contact Lake Yard Club for reservations on 01202 676953 or check out their website and menus by clicking here.

We Found a Hidden Secret Lake at Rockley Park

So imagine our surprise and delight when we walking our dog around the beautiful nature reserve at Ham Common next to Rockley Park and we stumbled across an oasis.

Well, maybe oasis is generous, but we were shocked as the bushes opened up and we were treated to a vast secret lake we never knew even existed!

Thankfully, we can our camera with us so we can share it with you.

It’s really quite beautiful, especially on a sunny day.

Have you found it for yourself?

The Beach At Rockley Park

The beach at Rockley Park remains one of our favourite activities when we come to visit.

The sandy beach, the adventure play area for the children, the new coffee (and cake!) hut and of course plenty of watersports available for kids of all ages!

We shot a new and updated video so you can see what to expect when you stay at Rockley Park.

Our Caravan For Rent At Rockley Park

We’ve recorded this short video to give you a guided tour around our caravan for rent at Rockley Park in Poole.

She’s a Swift Moselle and we love her!

With 3 bedrooms she can sleep 8 in comfort and is a real home from home.   She has an open plan living arrangement with two comfy sofas and a table which seats 6.

The kids will stay entertained with the iPod dock, board games and of course the Xbox.

Rockley Park itself has so much to do, and our caravan is located in one of the best areas, Purbeck View.   You’re only a two minute stroll away from the main entertainment areas and the nature reserve.   Close enough to enjoy the entertainment area but not so close that you can hear it!

If you’re looking for a caravan for rent in Poole then why not check out The Rockley Retreat?

You can check her availability here.

Dog Friendly Caravan Makes A New Chum

As a dog friendly caravan we get to make lots of new friends here at The Rockley Retreat.

And it is easy to see why; as a dog owner Rockley Park is a dream. There is plenty to do and so many walks locally as well as further afield.

Great for stretching all four legs!

Vinnie the French bulldog came to stay recently and this is what happened on a day trip to Lyme Regis.

Well, even dogs love the seaside!

Rockley Park Nature Reserve Views

Take a stroll in the afternoon sun around Rockley Park nature reserve and enjoy the wonderful views.   Stretching to Brownsea Island on a clear day you can see for miles.

Our own little piece of heaven, right on our doorstep.

Just one of the magnificent features of Rockley Park.

If you’ve never taken a wander through Rockley Park nature reserve and down to the beach and water then here is your chance.



A Guided Tour Of Rockley Park

Tickets, please!   All aboard this guided tour of Rockley Park caravan park in Poole.

Excuse some of the dodgy camera work but this should give you a good idea of some of the many things to do and see here at Rockley Park.

From the swimming pools to the many restaurants and from the awesome outdoor facilities to the beach and nature reserve the kids certainly won’t get bored here – even if the British weather doesn’t play ball!

And it’s not just for the kids either – there is plenty to do for the adults.  Have a look!

Want to see more?   Check out my video of the beach at Rockley Park here.

And for a tour of Rockley Park outdoor leisure facilities then you can click here.


The Beach At Rockley Park

One of the most asked questions we receive is “how far away is the beach at Rockley Park?”

And it’s a good question!

Thankfully, the answer is not very far!   To demonstrate we recorded this video when the park was closed and the roof was down so that you can see for yourself.

The small but sandy beach at Rockley Park is perfect on a summer’s day for the children to play or even during the colder months to wrap up warm and take a picturesque stroll.

For the more adventurous amongst you there is windsurfing, kayaking and even jetskiing available for a charge.


The Outdoor Facilities At Rockley Park

Here is a short compilation video of the outdoor facilities at Rockley Park.

There really is so much to do for kids or all ages!  These are all included with your prepaid Activity Pass (not included in our rental price).

From the climbing wall to the four swimming pools and from the lawn green bowls to the awesome beach you’ll be kept well entertained!

Plus there are some unbelievable watersports to be enjoyed.   Kayaking, jetskiing and windsurfing is all available at Rockley Watersports for an extra fee.

You’ll need another holiday when you get home!

Get involved and have some fun – crazy golf is our family favourite!