Opening Times


Standard  Winter Opening Times*:

Animal Park & Gardens – daily: 10am-4pm

The Barn (indoor play) & Café – daily: 10am-4pm

Entry prices include access to the Animal Park, Gardens and The Barn.


Closed from 23rd December 2019 – 5th January 2020


*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

December offer: 1 adult free with 1 paying child! Additional adults or not accompanying a child half price!

Day Tickets:

Adult £8.95

Concession (60+) £7.00

Child over 1 £5.95

Child 0-1 Free

Disabled £4.50 (accompanying carer Free)

Student £7.00

Family 2+2 £26.00

Family 2+3 £32.00

Family 2+4 £37.00

Annual Passes:

Family 2+2 £85.00

Double £50.00

Single £29.00

Double concession £40.00

Single concession £25.00

Additional child £17.00

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