Avon Heath Country Park

Avon Heath Country Park, Ringwood: Hours, Address, Avon Heath Country Park Reviews: 4/5

Avon Heath Country Park
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National Parks • Nature & Wildlife Areas
8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
About
Avon Heath Country Park is Dorset's largest country park, accessible to families and people with a wide range of abilities and interests.Come and explore some of Dorset's internationally important heathland and its rare wildlife!
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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143 reviews
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ChrisDebbie12
Ipswich, UK97 contributions
Family day out
May 2021 • Family
Had a lovely time here with the family, lots for the children to do. Loved the fact they are trying to breed rare lizards and butterflies etc. Very clean
Written 2 June 2021
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colin c
london26 contributions
Great location. Very friendly and helpful staff
Mar 2021 • Solo
Great stop off when arriving or leaving dorset. Good facilities . Covid aware. Peacefull place with loads trails to explore. Take away coffee too
Written 19 March 2021
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Oriana L
Bournemouth, UK12 contributions
Wonderful landscape and wildlife
Feb 2021 • Couples
Great to see the Heath being restored, and more habitat being created for Sand Lizards and Smooth Snakes. Heathland biodiversity is so important to save our climate and the invasive Scots Pine trees were starting to take over! Lovely heathland walks, spotting Dartford Warblers, Crossbills, and Woodlark. The Rangers have done such a great job despite being all the lockdowns putting so much pressure on the park. The shop has been refurbished and has lots of lovely eco-friendly gifts, and there are lots of new picnic benches around the play area and wildlife pond. Great work guys!
Written 16 February 2021
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hhh123abc
915 contributions
Very pleasant
Sep 2020
Nice walks, good parking and helpful staff. Easy to find and near Ringwood. They have an dog wash machine as well but we did not use it.
Written 14 February 2021
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The Quilting T
Swansea, UK29 contributions
Poor and very over-hyped!
Oct 2020
Years ago this park was in the very capable hands of Mr S Davies, and in many ways it was delightful, but since then the management has deteriorated along with the park itself. It's now an okay kind of place if you have nothing better to do, but its not worth going out of your way for. The cafe really is the pits. It is a shabby experience staffed by indifferent loll-abouts of surly attitude and poor manners. The food, we had soup, was truly awful. I left most of it. It was vile and best described as gloop. The lavatory was probably the best part of the visit. I needed to go, I went, and then got the hell out of there!
Written 30 December 2020
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david p
Guildford, UK13 contributions
You pay to go through the door.
Oct 2020
First thing to be aware of is the car park charge. This will add £1.50 minimum to your bill. If I'd known I'd have gone elsewhere.

The best point about the cafe is the Covid safety. This is well managed; the downside is the coldness of the place as door and window were open when I visited. Still, I can live with that. Coffee wasn't bad - not the best but acceptable. Friendly young staff.

Plastic chairs very uncomfortable. Trestle tables make the place feel makeshift.

Toilets in a neighbouring block are disgusting. With all the car park revenue why can't they be kept clean? I won't be going back.
Written 28 October 2020
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Sharon R
2 contributions
Great start to the day!
Oct 2020 • Couples
Great place to start the day! Used to regularly walk our dogs here finishing with coffee and cake in the cafe, now we visit for breakfast! Current government guidelines are followed carefully. Good service and good food!
Written 13 October 2020
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Steve
Bournemouth, UK1 contribution
Avoid if you value your health
Oct 2020 • Family
Sadly I won’t be returning due solely on the extremely rude experience within Cafe.

The inept male serving staff member in the cafe yesterday does not adhere to social distance guidelines and is very uneducated around the government rules regarding Coronavirus, thus putting peoples lives at risk which is simply unacceptable.

During a discussion with the individual he ignored the strict social distance rules (stood a few centimetres away) and when asked politely to step back on several occasions, he failed to comply.

I felt compelled to report this behaviour on the government website for the Cafe failing to behaviour correctly in accordance with the law so hope that the governments action against the cafe will bring them inline to keep people safe.

Fingers crossed me and my family have not caught coronavirus from this individual after being extremely careful ourselves.
Written 11 October 2020
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bencraft
2 contributions
really good
Sep 2020
really good, loved it. we ha great time at Ringwood, will come back again to visit New Forest. would be nice to have a big restaurant there for lunch. very good facilities for kids. playground was quite big
Written 2 October 2020
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Andrew T
Great Missenden, UK73 contributions
Used to be a really good 'transport cafe' but now it is upmarket in both food & cost!
Sep 2020
I used to use this 'truck-stop' as there was free parking for trucks & the cafe served good value, wholesome meals - what happened. The cafe is much more 'faddy' & the costs of the meals ... argh!
Written 26 September 2020
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