Kingston Maurward Animal Park And Gardens

Welcome to our beautiful grounds and lake at Kingston Maurward Gardens and Animal Park. This family friendly day out is ideal for little ones and it won’t break the bank either! There are so many animals to see including goats, ponies, lots of diverse types of birds, pigs, ducks and Ben and Jerry the two alpacas! The grade 2 listed gardens are fantastic open spaces where little kids (and big ones too) can run free. 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
Opening times
Mon: 10:00-17:00
Tue: 10:00-17:00
Wed: 10:00-17:00
Thu: 10:00-17:00
Fri: 10:00-17:00
Sat: 10:00-17:00
Sun: 10:00-17:00
Cost variations
Please see website for all day visit and annual pass prices thoughout the year.
Additional Information

We also have The Barn indoor play area (included in main ticket price), open daily 10am to 4pm with the Barn cafe open 10am to 5pm. See our website for all information. We reserve the right to amend opening times due to weather or adverse circumstances that may affect our operations. If you’re travelling a long distance or poor weather is forecast, it is advisable to call ahead and check. 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.
Some activities and family support services listed in our directory may be cancelled, postponed, or running in a different way due to coronavirus restrictions. Please contact providers to check for information about any changes.

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Address: Kingston Maurward College  Kingston Maurward  Dorchester  Dorset