Things to do at Kingston Maurward Gardens and Animal Park review
Kingston Maurward Gardens and animal park is in Kingston Maurward, Dorset. There are plenty of animals you can meet and feed, plus a play barn and extensive themed gardens.
The beautiful grade 2 listed gardens and lake are home to the animal park. Animals you can see include birds, pigs, ducks, rabbits, ponies, goats and more. Most of their animals you can feed and by visiting you help contribute to their work helping animals through the Rare Breeds Survival Trust.
There is a large indoor play area with an outdoor feel to it as it is mostly made of wood and the flooring is astroturf. There’s nets, climbing areas, walkways and a tube slide. The grounds include 35 acres of formal gardens and they were created early in the 20th century within the existing framwork of an 18th century Capability Brown style parkland. There are 11 different themed areas to explore including The Temple mound, a Japanese garden, Elizabethan walled garden and there is even a secret garden.
Please note – Most places may still require you to pre-book online in advance. Some venues also still have certain areas closed for safety reasons. Please check their website and/or social media pages before visiting.
FAQ and Further Information – Kingston Maurward Gardens and Animal Park
Is there food and drink available?
There is a cafe in the indoor play barn area seving hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to bring a picnic.
What are the main things to do?
Grade 2 listed themed gardens, animal park and an indoor adventure play area. There are toilets and a cafe.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Cheap. An adult ticket is just £6 and children are £4. Children under 1 are free. Other pricing options including family tickets and season passes are available.
Is there parking?
There is on-site parking.
When are they open?
Kingston Maurward gardens are open from April until late November. For up to date opening times and dates please visit their website.
Dogs are welcome to be walked around the Gardens & Lakeside as long as they are kept on a lead. Only assistance dogs are allowed in the Animal Park.
Are they accessible?
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