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Eileen Soper's Illustrated World

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Address: The Swan. Old Orchard | Poole Quay, Poole, England

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lovely day out with the kids

Gorgeous return to Enid Blyton's world. Really imaginative and well set out. Perfect for anyone who loves the stories.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 September 2016
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Gorgeous return to Enid Blyton's world. Really imaginative and well set out. Perfect for anyone who loves the stories.

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Potters Bar
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Sadly this attraction closed last year. The building is empty so do not wast time trying to find it.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

It has closed down, please remove this attraction on TripAdvisor! There is, however, a smaller version - more a book shop really, in Corfe village just a 20 min drive away.

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Poole
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

It was good while it lasted but never enough to keep them entertained for long and the lady / staff member on the desk was more than a little miserable with children...not surprised when it closed down!

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Poole, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015

First a pub then an Enid Blyton attraction for children, now sadly closed. It always struck me as a non starter - Poole Quay is for adults, the park and beaches are for children. The building is apparently listed, but is beginning to look extremely scruffy - something needs to be done soon.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2015

I love Enid blyton's books-- imaginative , great fun. Her books were a great entertainment for me in my childhood. certainly nostalgicplace. All enid blyton fans, unite & visit the place. Eileen soper was 1 of the talented illustrators whose drawings graced enid blyton's books!

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Poole, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2013

I though it was a lovely little place to revive one's childhood memories and play the nostalgia game. It was also educational fun for kids. Whilst some improvements most certainly could have been made I am nevertheless sad that this venue with a difference has gone.

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Dorset
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2013

Overpriced and very bad venture from the start. Was only ever going to end one way. Location was wrong, image was wrong pricing was way out and staff were not really tuned in to run this kind of venture.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2013

Was a neat little place (even if the staff were rude). We've been a few times with the kids as Poole residents. Sad to see another place closing in Poole.

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London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2013

Unfortunately this attraction seems to have closed now which is a real shame, see their website for details. Being an Eileen Soper fan brought us to this little private shop/museum. While the exhibition is small and doesn't compare to more professional museums it was still a lot of fun to discover the Enid Blyton / Eileen Soper world.

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