Situated in the county of Dorset, Ferndown has the highest population of all inland towns in the county. A quiet residential town, Ferndown is known for being close to golf courses as well as the F1 simulator of the Motorsport Simulation Group. The industrial estate lies just outside of town and is one of the largest in the county. King George’s Field is a recreational open space in Ferndown with a number of playing areas, tennis courts and cricket pitches.
The town has a variety of shared offices that house businesses and professionals such as building material suppliers, computer consultants and repair services, furniture makers, graphic designers and fashion designers. You will also find interior design firms in the area along with photographers, website design firms and recruitment agencies. Stour and Avon magazine has its headquarters in the industrial district on the outskirts of Ferndown.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Ferndown has several entertainment venues including the Ferndown Community Centre, a live-entertainment venue, as well as Barrington Theatre, which is a major venue for the performing arts. Adventure Wonderland is a popular theme park in the area and Oli’s Roller Disco provides a fun alternative night out. You can enjoy food from all parts of the world in and around Ferndown. Head to Cinnamon for exotic Indian food, or try Salt & Vinegar, which is all about traditional British cooking. Chianti Pizzeria serves up great Italian food and specialises in pizzas.
Ferndown is close to the Bournemouth railway station, which is its main connection to the National Rail network. The port of Poole, which is within easy reach of Ferndown, has regular ferry links to France as well as other ports around Britain. European air-travel is facilitated by Bournemouth International Airport while a number of buses, taxis and coaches ensure reliable road transport.