Abbotsbury Swannery, Abbotsbury

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Get up close and personal with 600 swans at Abbotsbury Swannery. Start your visit at the Doyman's house to learn about the management of the swan colony over the years, which started at least as far back as 1393. Walk through the heart of the colony of Mute Swans, the only place in the world where visitors can do so. Help hand feed swans, or get lucky and hold a cygnet (young swan) under the watch of a swanherd. Get lost in the Willow maze or swing on the swinging nests play area. Purchase a Passport Ticket to combine your visit with other Abbotsbury attractions. Put Abbotsbury Swannery at the forefront of your travel plans using our Weymouth day trip planning app .
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  • Expensive entrance fee if a family but for only £1 more we also got tickets for subtropical gardens and children's farm which made it much better value for money. Children loved seeing the cygnets and...  more »
  • We visited on a sunny afternoon in July with our 10 month old Daughter. There's lots to see in terms of wildlife and farmlands with lovely country walks to get you to the main attraction! You must be ...  more »
  • It is fantastic just watching all the birds. They have also made it great the with picnic-tables etc, so next time, we will bring our lunch with us. There is also a great labyrinth and it is possible ...  more »
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  • Brilliant day with children at half term. Children got to help feed swans, play in maze, enjoy go-carts and picnic. Excellent value for money as we got free entry to Sub-Tropical Gardens too, which we will visit at later date.
  • very good visit, the staff are all very nice and knowledgeable and made it fun. it is a bit pricey but you can tell the money is going back in to the project and the cafe food is fantastic. don't bother with the children's farm down the road though that was awful
  • This is a fantastic place; about.500 swans when we visited. Cygnets example erywhere and even enjoy a chance to feed the swans.
  • Excellent day if you are at all interested in wildlife. Visit mid-May to mid-June to catch cygnets hatching. It's a long walk - quarter of a mile - from the car park, but disabled parking is closer. Pedal go-karts and a maze will keep kids and some adults amused.
  • An idyllic place. Beautiful spot surrounded by gorgeous rolling countryside and hundreds of baby swans. Worth twice the price.

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