Kingston Maurward Animal Park And Gardens

Kingston Maurward Gardens and Animal Park are a well-established tourist attraction in Dorset. The 35 acre formal gardens offer a tranquil, peaceful and intimate spot. The gardens are beautifully situated in undulating Dorset countryside, with a lake, canals, broad sweeping and formal gardens. The formal gardens are set on a number of axes, each of these has a central feature, such as a pool, or statuary or a theme, such as Penstemon Terrace or Rose Garden. At our Animal Park you can have fun feeding our sheep, alpacas, chickens and goats. Plus you can meet the piglets, miniature Shetland ponies, alpacas, giant rabbits and many more. We have a wonderful range of animals who are waiting to meet you.


01305 215003


Venue address
Kingston Maurward College
Kingston Maurward
West Dorset

Other information

All year
Term Time
School Holidays
Opening times
Mon: 10:00-17:30
Tue: 10:00-17:30
Wed: 10:00-17:30
Thu: 10:00-17:30
Fri: 10:00-17:30
Sat: 10:00-17:30
Sun: 10:00-17:30
Cost variations
2019 prices: Adults: £7, Senior Citizen's (Over 60): £6.50, children aged 4 to 16 years: £5, children aged 3: £2, children aged 2 and under go free. Family (2 adults & 2 children) £22. Family Plus (2 adults & 3 children) £26. Family Extra (2 adults & 4 children) £30. Disabled Visitors £4.50 each, Registered Carers (accompanying a person in care) go free, Student Card Holders £6.50 each, RHS card holders: 10% Discount.
Additional Information
We are open daily from February to November. See our website for all information. This service accepts the Dorset Max Card for families of children and young people who are disabled, young carers, children in care and some care leavers:
Related Links
• Kingston Maurward Animal Park And Gardens Facebook page


Wheelchair accessible
The garden is grade II listed and therefore certain parts of it are inaccessible for visitors with mobility difficulties and those with pushchairs. A map of the gardens will be provided on your arrival at the Visitor Centre which clearly highlights the most appropriate routes to enable you to make the most of your visit and our friendly staff will always be pleased to assist you whenever possible.
Toilet facility information
Toilet facilities available including disabled access toilets.

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Address: Kingston Maurward College  Kingston Maurward  Dorchester  Dorset