Avon Heath Country Park
Avon Heath Country Park is only a 20 minute drive from Bournemouth and is the largest country park in Dorset. There are miles of tracks and walks around the heath to explore and enjoy.
The north park contains the Discovery Centre, which provides information on the park, events and family activity details and a gift shop for souvenirs. Attached to the Discovery Centre is the Nature Nursery, which provides childcare for children aged 2-5. Avon Heath Cafe is also located in this area and sells a good assortment of refreshments.
The North Park has the Avon Heath parking area which is pay and display only. The toilet facilities are located next to the car park.
The south park has views across to the coast and inland a panorama of North Dorset. The park has some beautiful scenery consisting of forest, heather and heathland.
There are a number of waymarked trails that are well signposted and are up to 2 miles in length. The majority of the walking conditions are flat and buggy friendly due to being on hard ground with some gravel patches.
Avon Heath has a great outdoor play area for children, which is situated next to the main car park. The play area has a climbing wall, sand pit, tree house and best of all, a zip wire!
Places to visit nearby
Christchurch is a 20 minute drive from Avon Heath and is located near to Bournemouth. This historic town is blessed with a variety of great tourist attractions such as its magnificent priory church, castle ruins, busy harbour and picturesque quay. Christchurch main town centre has an old fashioned high street with plenty of shops, cafe’s and restaurants for entertainment.