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“Lovely few hours”

The Blue Pool and Tea House
Ilminster, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Lovely few hours”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

We visited the blue pool recently and had a lovely few hours, the tea house offered a good range of goodies including gluten free cakes (homemade) which was a rare treat.If you want to visit to see the Wareham bears I think you would be very disappointed as just a small room with a few teddies We did find there were few signposts to locate the Blue pool, but other people found it and even though there were quite a few people there it didn't seem crowded, loads of wildlife to see if you keep your eyes open. We thought it was worth the entry fee
You do need a fair weather day to visit

Visited August 2014
Thank annie d
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English first
Swindon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“peaceful bit of heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

Just got back from the latest of many visits to Blue Pool. This little slice of heaven is wonderful, we all had a fab time, dog included. The walks are clearly signed and the latest addition of fairy doors for the little ones to find kept the children interested. The tea room at the end of our walk was great with Gluten Free options for our Coeliac children. The shop was great for grown ups and children with pocket money toys. The toilets were clean and well maintained. The play park was great for my nine year olds and my 14 year old even got to play(smaller kids play area good too) Could have stayed in this peaceful place all day.

Visited August 2014
Thank AndrewSarah B
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Higham Ferrers, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Pretty but pricy”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

Although the pool is very pretty, this is essentially only a 1 mile walk round a lake , with very little else to see and do. Would save yourself the money and do a free walk taking in the nearby coast and countryside instead! This attraction is saved by the lovely tearoom, however which offers a great selection of homemade cakes, sandwiches etc.

Visited August 2014
1 Thank rachael511
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Ridiculous prices for very little.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

The blue pool was admittedly fairly pretty, however beyond this there was nothing that appealed to me. The £5 each to get in is extremely overpriced, as apart from the blue pool there is not a lot else to offer except for walking which I could do anywhere else in the country for free. You can see the Wareham Bears however they were also extremely disappointing and are definitely not worth seeing, they will be of little interest to anyone(adults+children) especially after paying £5 to see them. I WOULD NOT recommend this attraction(if that's what you want to call it to anyone) unless you want to feel like you have been robbed!

Visited August 2014
1 Thank Connort123
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Very dissapointing”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

My 25 year old daughter went with a friend and two you girls to see the well advertised Wareham Bears. Having visited them as a young girl she wanted to share the experience with the two young girls. However, following paying an extortionate entrance fee, they were all very disappointed by the lack of bears. There was no connection to whats seen and the website advertising the attraction. So off to follow the trail to the viewing point to see Corfe Castle as per the sign's, Oh hang on where's the castle gone ?? must be behind the trees somewhere !! On leaving be very careful as you are directed not back on the road you come in on, instead you follow a single track to a very busy main road, If your turning right towards Swanage be very careful indeed. Score out of 10 ...1 at best if your visiting to see Wareham Bears

Visited July 2014
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