Kingston Maurward Park and Gardens, Dorchester

4.0
#3 of 6 in Parks in Dorchester
Kingston Maurward Park and Gardens is located in Dorchester. Plan to see Kingston Maurward Park and Gardens and other attractions that appeal to you using our Dorchester online trip maker .
Create an itinerary including Kingston Maurward Park and Gardens
map
Kingston Maurward Park and Gardens Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
182 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • We have had a great day out here today. The entrance fee of £6.50 for an adult is very reasonable & with my RHS card I got in free as did my two children who are under 3. The animals are in pens that ...  more »
  • This place has great potential which is not realised. Sad to express this but perhaps under private ownership it would improve its act? Principal negatives are 1 Toilet facilities. Unbelievably, just ...  more »
  • Used Groupon vouchers which got us 2-4-1 entry so that was super. A really lovely place nice selection of animals, if you to feed them head there early a by midday they'd all lost Interest and gone to...  more »
Google
  • We had a lovely morning at the animal park and gardens. Parking is free, entry very reasonable especially as we had a Groupon deal. The kids really enjoyed the animals and groomed the ponies and fed the chickens, there are various activities timed throughout the day so if you miss one there is plenty more to do. We had a walk to the walled garden and all around the lake and gardens which was very peaceful, well maintained gardens, plenty of exploring for the kids to do. Topped off with a packed lunch and some purbeck ice cream from the cafe made for an enjoyable outing. There is a play area too and little shop with local produce.
  • Beautiful gardens with a sub-tropical theme. More plant information is needed though and the few members of staff I asked about the planting didn't know anything. Will be back next year with the kids as it's a lovely day out for them too.
  • Gardens are beautiful and so is the lake. Also the buildings. Lovely for a walk. Not impressed with Cafe. My sandwich had very hard edges, felt stale. Otherwise lovely day out
  • Brilliant value for money. A great family day out. The kids can have fun with the animals and the play area and the adults can enjoy the flowers and walks round the gardens and lake. Highly recommended!
  • We came on an event day so didn't have the usual experience - I think I'd like to return and experience it on a quieter day! The animals seemed to be very well cared for, all enclosures were clean, tidy, secure and spacious. The cheeky lambs and goats delighted my son (animal feed a bargain in the shop - don't forget to pick up a bag!) The pony rides were well organised and the handlers were gentle and helpful with my shy boy. Staff throughout the park were welcoming and friendly even though it was incredibly busy and they were rushed off their feet. The gardens were a true delight - felt like so many secret corners to explore and the spring flowers make it stunning at this time of year. Anyone for croquet?? Shop and café are well priced, and the entrance fee is good value for money.

Plan your trip to Dorchester

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Dorchester

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Dorchester by other users

3 days in Dorchester BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Dorchester & London BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Dorchester BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, kids, popular PREFERENCES: January, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Dorchester BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Dorchester BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 57 days in Asia & Europe BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND May, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 56 days in Asia & Europe BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Dorchester BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 26 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM BELGIUM September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Dorchester BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Dorchester BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans