Monday, 01 May 2017 11:28

Riding Poole's Big Wheel

The Poole Harbour Big Wheel and the HarBar is now open. We went along to try a cocktail or two and ride the wheel.

You'll find the wheel and fully licensed outside Bar at Baiter Harbourside Park in Poole. The HarBar is a shipping container converted into a bar and has fabuolous locally themed cocktails including Brownsea Island IcedT and Maritime Mojitos. They also have local ales, ciders, wines and soft drinks.

The 35-metre high Poole Harbour Big Wheel opened on Friday 28 April with rides available seven days a week for four weeks. It culminates in the free family fun of the Seven Seas Festival with its celebration of the world’s food, music and culture, running for three days and two nights from 19 to 21 May.

The Poole Harbour Big Wheel offers unique perspective on the historic town, bustling quay and the breathtaking beauty of the harbour.

The 144-rider wheel is positioned next to the Harbourside car park and on a clear day will offer views of up to ten miles away – bringing Corfe Castle well within sight and as far as the nature reserve at Studland, as well as Sandbanks and wonderful new views of Brownsea Island and Poole itself. Check out our photos below.


CHILD (Up to 1.4m height) £4
FAMILY (2 Adults + 2 children or 1 adult plus 3 children) £15


The Poole Harbour BIG Wheel will operate daily
Sunday - Thursday: Noon-8pm
Friday and Saturday: 10am-10pm

If you're a fan of the rides, Bournemouth has it's own Big Wheel at the seafront for the summer.