‘SPECIAL SENSES’ Supported Visits

Kingston Maurward Animal Park and Gardens is the perfect place to let your senses run wild and indulge yourself in the sights, sounds, colour, smell and taste (!) of nature…

Let nature feed your senses!

We can offer fully supported interactive visits which allow SEN students and individuals to engage fully with their surroundings – all ages are certainly most welcome. These visits will help build their confidence which will lead towards important life skills.

Every visit is planned and personalised to your specific requirements and fully supports the needs and interests of each person.

An example of your day may include:

  • An introduction to the Park & Gardens designed to familiarise everyone with the farm environment.
  • A sensory tour involving various objects, animals or images relating to the park and surrounding environment, allowing the participants see, touch and experience them up close!
  • Discuss how these objects make us feel and relate what we experience to how the objects fit in to their context.

Depending on the seasons, weather and class size, we can tailor the visits to ensure that they run as smoothly as possible. A detailed plan can be provided in advance so all participants have an expectation of their day and alterations can be made to accommodate everyone.

£50 for a 1-2-1 session

£25 per person (2-4)

£10 per person (5-10)

£8.00 per person (11-35)

(where applicable, carers and teachers/helpers go free)




Next March, we will be launching our series of ‘Special Senses’ days; it will be a free event, open to anyone and everyone to enjoy and experience!

Although still in its planning stages, we are hoping to have included:

  • Lots of hands-on experiences with animals, plants and wildlife: goats, birds, donkeys, horses, alpacas, lambs, dogs etc.
  • A touch-table to learn about these things in more detail
  • Sign-interpreted presentations
  • Quiet areas to relax and recoup
  • Garden walks with the gardeners
  • Nature walks with our countryside team
  • Donkey rides with the Weymouth Beach team
  • Nature crafts
  • And more!!

We will also be joined by some of our own students here at the college who have very kindly offered their help with the event!

For more information please contact us:


01305 215003