The first baby swans of 2017 have hatched at Abbotsbury Swannery – a welcome sign that summer can’t be far away. Legend has it that the arrival of the first…
Dorset’s World Famous swan sanctuary. See over 600 free flying friendly swans, baby swans hatching mid-May to June end.
Open daily 17th March – 28th October, 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). 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.