Dorset’s World Famous swan sanctuary. See over 600 free flying friendly swans, cygnets hatching mid-May to June end.
Open daily 16th March – 3rd November 2019, 10am – 5pm (last admission 4pm)
This is the only place in the world where you are able to walk through the heart of a colony of nesting Mute Swans, spread over a site of some 25 acres. A visit to the Swannery is considered one of the best things to do in Dorset.
The Swannery was established by Benedictine Monks who built a monastery at Abbotsbury during the 1040s.
So if your family is looking for unusual things to do on holiday in Dorset, come to the Swannery and help hand feed 600 swans at 12.00 noon and 4.00pm daily, or get lost in the giant maze (the largest willow maze in Dorset, opens May half term). Parking is free!
Mass feeding 12 noon and 4pm daily. Snacks, lunches and teas served in the licensed Swannery Café by the swinging nest children’s play area.