Situated just 6 miles from the centre of Bournemouth, Ferndown is a bustling community that includes some of the most sought-after residential areas in the county. Ferndown Community Centre is one of the town's main attractions, home of the Barrington Theatre in the main shopping centre at Penny's Walk, which also includes a large Tesco supermarket and local branch of the county library. The superb Leisure Centre provides a heated pool, tennis, badminton and squash courts, a fully equipped gym and numerous classes and activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Located evenly between the market towns of Wimborne and Ringwood, Ferndown enjoys the benefits of excellent road links to the M27 and M3 towards London via the A31 eastbound and to the A35 towards Devon westbound. The nearest railway station is Bournemouth, 7 miles (11 km) away. It is also only 4 miles from Bournemouth International Airport which provides flights to destinations in UK and in Europe. On the outskirts of the town lie the Ferndown and Uddens Industrial Estates, forming the largest industrial area in East Dorset containing a wide range of both small and large businesses.
Ferndown is renowned for its 18 hole championship golf course, alternatively there is Ferndown Forest Golf club which is an 18 hole pay and play.
For families, nearby Ferndown schools include a first school, middle school and Upper School. About a quarter of a mile from the town centre you can find King George V Playing Fields. This well maintained recreation area includes many facilities to suit all ages. A large children`s playground, 6 tennis courts, 4 football pitches, cricket pitch, excellent bowling green, boules area, croquet practice lawn and a fully equipped Skateboard Park.
Ferndown offers a good range of housing from bungalows and large detached residences within some of the most popular and sought after areas in the County. The high number of bungalows close to shopping facilities, make this area popular with retirees and families.
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