The Blue Pool & Wareham Bears
THE GROUNDS ARE NOW OPEN DAILY FROM 10.00AM-4.00PM.
The Gift Shop and Wareham Bears will reopen on Saturday 4th July 10.00am -4.00pm, 5 days a week from Friday through to Tuesday.
The Tea House is now CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Visit the website for the most up to date information.
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The Blue Pool at Furzebrook constantly varies in colour. Very fine clay in suspension in the water diffracts light in different ways producing a spectrum of colour sometimes green sometimes turquoise.
Set in a deep clay bowl, steps lead down to the waters edge or up to views of the Purbeck Hills. The Pool is surrounded by 25 acres of heath woodland and gorse interlaced with sandy paths that seem to take you to another world. The Estate was declared a Site of Special Scientific Interest in 1985, due to the excellent protection it received well before global ecological damage became of public concern. So now, law protects the habitat of a variety of rare plants and animals.
The Pool is surrounded by twenty five acres of heathland, and is crossed by a network of sandy paths. There are steps down to the edge of the Pool, and on some paths around the Pool, but there is also a flat route around the Pool for the less energetic, which is suitable for wheelchairs. It is a place of peace and tranquillity, and the lush vegetation around the Pool is inhabited by squirrels, rabbits, badgers and deer. A visitor may also be lucky to spot a Dartford Warbler, dragonflies or a Green Sand Lizard.
There are benches all around the pool at strategic points, for people to just sit and rest, or to contemplate the ever-changing colour of the water in the pool. There are three play areas for children to play they can also hunt for model squirrels in the trees (parents get involved too!) when they have finished the hunt they can collect a certificate from the Museum. Come and marvel at the Wareham Bears. Over 200 miniature teddy bears have taken up residence and are waiting to show off their 15 room house as well as letting visiors discover how they spend their days.
Dogs are very welcome, but must be kept on a lead at all times. Neither dogs nor people should enter the water, it is not safe for bathing, Please remember to bring your wellies!
The Tea House, Museum,Shops and Plant Centre are open daily from 10 am.
Closing times vary in the summer.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult||£7.50 per ticket|
|Children under 16||Free|
|Seniors & Concessions||£6.50 per ticket|
Season Tickets Are Available
|Grounds Opening Dates (1 Mar 2020 - 31 Oct 2020)|
|Teahouse, Shops and Museum Opening Dates (31 Mar 2020 - 30 Oct 2020)|
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good147
- 31JuliePChelmsford, United KingdomGreen but. I blueTuesday, 28th July 2020Went here today and was extremely disappointed. The blue pool was green and a bit brown but no hint of blue. We paid £5.00 each per adult to walk round a large pond. Don’t waste your money Read full review
- madmitchells2018Swindon, United KingdomRelaxing and peaceful - fabulous family day out with younger kids.Saturday, 1st August 2020Large, free car park and £5 adult entry. We enjoyed walking around the pool a couple of times - it was very peaceful. For us, what made it a fantastic visit was then going along the Purbeck Way... Read full review
- goldencupPoole, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyYes it was blue!Tuesday, 4th August 2020We had a lovely time. The pool kept changing colour but was definitely blue! Grandchildren enjoyed looking for fairy doors and squirrels and we explored virtually every path. Well organised system... Read full review
- Visit Britain We're Good to Go 2020