Information for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Poole Dream Machines

Poole Dream Machines logo

Dream Machines for 2024 will start on Tuesday 16 April. The event creates a unique, exciting atmosphere as bikers and spectators enjoy a relaxed evening on Poole Quay. The backdrop of the quay and harbour offers the perfect location and there is a great selection of waterside cafes, bars, restaurants and food kiosks offering refreshment, many with bike night specials on their menus.

Bike of the night

The popular Bike of the Night competition takes place every week. On the evening a different judge selected by Poole Tourism selects their favourite bike on display. The winner receives some brilliant bike related goodies. Take a look at the 2024 winners.

Access onto the Quay for bikers – as last year, access onto the event site will need to be made via the old Lifting Bridge end of the Quay. Please do not try to access via the Lower High Street as this has now been de-trafficked. Please follow West Street to its junction with The Quay (just before the lifting bridge). And then along the Quay to the central area.

Please do not arrive before 5.30pm – parking will not be available before this time and we need to avoid queues forming.

NB, the area between Pavers and Studio Poole is private land from Old Orchard, all the way back to the lifting barrier. *We have been asked to keep it clear for fire access as some fire exits open on to it.

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Venue/Contact Details
Poole Quay
Poole Quay
BH15 1HJ
Area coverage
Pan Dorset
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  • Refreshment / Snacks
  • Toilet Available
  • Pets
  • Pushchair and Pram Accessible
  • Accessible Toilet
  • Drop off / Collection point
  • Car Parking
Times and Costs
Opening times:
Tuesday from 5:30pm until 24 September 2024.
Further opening details:
  • Evening
  • Weekly
  • School Holiday Only
  • School Term Only
This year Poole Dream Machines is £3 per bike at the entry gate card or cash on the night.