Opening Times


Standard Opening Times:

1st February – 31st March; 10am-4pm

1st April – 31st October; 10am-5pm

1st – 31st November; 10am-4pm

Closed from 1st December – 31st January


*Please be aware that we reserve the right to amend our opening times if necessary if weather or adverse circumstances may affect our operations. If you’re travelling a long distance, or poor weather is forecast, it is advisable to call in advance of your journey.

Day Visit Prices

Adults £7.00 each

Senior Citizens (age 60 or over) £6.50 each

Children (ages 4-16) £5.00 each

Children (age 3) £2.00 each

Children (age 2 or under) FREE

Family Tickets

Family (2 adults & 2 children) £22.00

Family Plus (2 adults & 3 children) £26.00

Family Extra (2 adults & 4 children) £30.00

Discounted Tickets

Disabled Visitors £4.50 each

Registered Carers (accompanying a person in care) FREE

Student Card Holders £6.50 each

RHS card holders – 10% Discount


Tickets can be purchased at the Visitor Centre. Entrance to the Gardens and Animal Park is via the Visitor Centre.

Finding Us

For Sat Nav, use DT2 8PX

Kingston Maurward Gardens and Animal Park is clearly signposted just off the A35, three miles east of Dorchester in central Dorset. Getting here is easy and we have plenty of free on−site parking