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Kingston Maurward Park and Gardens

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Well worth a visit

A great place to visit - a cafe, animals, a beautiful mansion - all set in a college. Very pleasant.

Reviewed 11 December 2018
OlderGuy1956
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
Central location

Good central location, cafe was closed shop was selling half price end of date sandwiches, nice... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
KraT017
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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Kingston Maurward College | Kingston Maurward Animal Park & Gardens, Dorchester DT2 8PX, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good central location, cafe was closed shop was selling half price end of date sandwiches, nice walk for the kids

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KraT017
Sara A, Visitor Centre Assistant at Kingston Maurward Park and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and we look forward to seeing you again when we open on 1st February. The Animal Park Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately, the whole meal was awful. Last Friday I attended for a works Christmas meal. I had ordered a Chicken terrine, wherby the actual jelly had fallen off. The chicken was of a poor quality, it resembled the sort I would give my cat. Half...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited in the Spring for the lambs, Summer for the Open days and recently to see Farther Christmas. All of the above are a great experience especially for children or grand children. Next time there is an event advertised make sure you go....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Sara A, Visitor Centre Assistant at Kingston Maurward Park and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your lovely review. We hope to see you at our Lambing Weekend on 2nd & 3rd March. Kind regards The Animal Park Team

Reviewed 11 December 2018

A great place to visit - a cafe, animals, a beautiful mansion - all set in a college. Very pleasant.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank OlderGuy1956
Sara A, Visitor Centre Assistant at Kingston Maurward Park and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

Thank you for your review and we hope to see you again in the new year. Kind regards The animal Park team

Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

Had the pleasure of attending a friends wedding at the college building situated within the grounds. Wow.... this is a spectacular venue for a wedding, the meal and speeches and the after party. The decor throughout event was really well done.The food was really nice...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Sara A, Visitor Centre Assistant at Kingston Maurward Park and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2018

Hello, thank you so much for your review. It is always great to hear that people think we are a spectacular venue for any event. Apologies for the bar service not being to your expectations, we will look into this. Kind regards On behalf of...More

Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Found an offer on Groupon and decided to go for it!! But what an amazing little find lovely place! Animals are lovely and friendly staff not so bad either 😁!! Beautiful walk around the lake and gardens! Even though I did the groupon offer I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Sara A, Visitor Centre Assistant at Kingston Maurward Park and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Thank you so much for your great review. We are very proud of our Animal Park & Gardens and we love it when our visitors find it an amazing place to explore. We look forward to seeing you again if you come to Weymouth for...More

Reviewed 26 October 2018

Went in half term where local residents get in half price so great value for money. The animals all looked well looked after and the gardens and grounds were amazing. Lovely little play area. They had different activity’s for the children all day and the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Sara A, Visitor Centre Assistant at Kingston Maurward Park and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Thank you so much for your review and we are so glad that you had fun doing the free activities, Halloween trail and pumpkin carving. We look forward to seeing you again. kind regards The Animal Park Team

Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

We have had the best time today at The animal park. We have 6 children all different ages and all of them had a blast. The piglets were lovely to see and the animals all friendly. The Halloween trail was especially good and not to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Sara A, Visitor Centre Assistant at Kingston Maurward Park and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Many thanks for your lovely review. We are very glad to hear that you all had a great time doing the Guinea Pig fishing, Halloween Trail and seeing our lovely piglets. We look forward to seeing you all again. Kind regards The Animal Park Team

Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Farm and gardens very nice to explore! Thoroughly recommend. We came with 5 children, 3-13 years. Not over-commercialised and very relaxed.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Sara A, Visitor Centre Assistant at Kingston Maurward Park and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Thank you very much for your review. It is always lovely to hear that our visitors have enjoyed our Animal Park & Gardens. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards The Animal Park Team

Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Had a birthday party here for my youngest and the staff were great. My 4 year daughter had such a good time. Her words were 'mummy, this has been the best day ever!'. Thank you to the team!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Laura C, Education Coordinator at Kingston Maurward Park and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2018

We are so glad you had a wonderful time with us and hope you enjoyed all of the hands-on activities. We look forward to celebrate again, same time next year :)

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ElizabethM1259
30 August 2017|
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Response from Tom R | Property representative |
Hi there, yes indeed dogs are welcome to visit the Gardens & Lakeside, provided that they are kept on a lead. Thank you and we hope to see you here soon!
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Campagal
7 August 2016|
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Response from VickyInspired | Reviewed this property |
Hello, much like the last reviewer, I don't think you can get public transport there. I think the students who study there during the week have a specific bus/coach for them.
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