News & upcoming events

Posted on 11th January 2024

The Ark Pottery Painting Evenings

BOOK NOW for events at THE ARK 

Pottery Painting and Prosecco Events

We have some lovely evening pottery painting events coming up just £4.95pp to book your ticket.

You will be welcomed into the studio with a drink to enjoy while you can select the pottery item(s) you wish to paint.

Once you have selected your pottery, you will have the choice of using acrylic paints to take your pottery home that evening or leaving it with us to be glazed and placed in our Kiln. Pottery items will be payable on the evening once you have made your selection - prices start from just £7.95.

Posted on 30th July 2023

Jazz Night by the lake with Jax Hall

BOOK TICKETS ONLINE TODAY for 22nd September 2023

Looking for a perfect evening filled with smooth jazz and serene surroundings?

We've got just the place for you! Join us at The Kitchen in Poole Park and experience the captivating talent of Jax Hall, a sensational jazz singer performing classic jazz hits paired with contemporary tunes with a jazz twist.

Sit back, relax, and let the melodies wash over you while enjoying the bar's delightful drink selection. Pair your favorite beverage with delicious nibbles as you take in the breathtaking views of Poole Park lake.

Don't forget to take a leisurely stroll around the picturesque lake before settling in for a wonderful evening. As the sun sets and dusk approaches, let the soothing jazz tunes create an ambiance of pure relaxation.

This laid-back and informal evening is bound to be a crowd favorite, so we recommend booking in advance to secure your spot.

Don't miss out on this enchanting combination of jazz, stunning lake views, and ultimate tranquility. See you at The Kitchen in Poole Park!

2 course dinner & drink £24.99 per person

Posted on 10th July 2023




The Kitchen, Poole Park
Friday 4th August
Starts 7pm -10pm

Join us for a delightful evening of Dinner & Jazz at The Kitchen, Poole Park. 

'King of Swing' Paul Walker will delight you with timeless jazz classics and the smooth sounds of swing from legends 'Frank Sinatra', Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Michael Buble and more!
Whether you're a jazz enthusiast or simply seeking an extraordinary evening with some dancing by the lake, this event promises to cater for all, with our dedicated team serving you a delicious 2 course meal and drink with panoramic views of the lake.

So, sit back, relax and enjoy the ambience of this wonderful era of music and breathtaking views.... it's the perfect backdrop for a fabulous night! 2 course dinner & drink £24.99 per person

Posted on 20th March 2020



In the light of the PM statement just now we are now closed for the foreseeable future. If you have booked with us we will be in touch. If you have pottery to collect we will be in touch to arrange collection. There's a lot to do just now, so we would appreciate it if you did not contact us right now and leave us to work through everything. We need to communicate with our staff and make sure they are safe and understand what is happening and how we can continue to support them. Thank you for your patience. We will do all that we can to fight for our business and the jobs of our staff and we will be back. Keep a lookout for our posts, we will be working away behind the scenes.To all our customers over the many years thank you for all your support without you we have no business. Its a very sad day for us we have been in the park since 1947 and we cant wait to re open and see you all again. Please don't forget us.

Stay safe and well. 
Remember to wash your hands and the one meter rule.

Posted on 17th November 2019

Tasty New Festive Drinks