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Abbotsbury Swannery

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New Barn Road, Abbotsbury, Weymouth DT3 4JG, England
+44 1305 871858
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Great experience of these beautiful birds.

Not just swans for which there are feeding times of 12 and 4 pm. Children get a chance to go and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
eloise559
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Woking, United Kingdom
Well worth a visit for something very different.

When we arrived we had no idea what to expect. Alone in our group I purchased the ticket for all... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
MartinG_53
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Cliffe Woods, Kent
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“eggs” (85 reviews)
“baby swans” (49 reviews)
“go karts” (45 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
LOCATION
New Barn Road, Abbotsbury, Weymouth DT3 4JG, England
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+44 1305 871858
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"mute swans"
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"beautiful swans"
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"tractor ride"
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"at noon"
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"reed beds"
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"swan feeding"
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"canada geese"
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"informative talk"
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"lovely place to visit"
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Reviewed yesterday

Not just swans for which there are feeding times of 12 and 4 pm. Children get a chance to go and feed the swans and it is accompanied by an interesting talk. Cafe and toilets are by the entrance where there is also a spacious...More

Thank eloise559
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Reviewed 5 days ago

When we arrived we had no idea what to expect. Alone in our group I purchased the ticket for all three attractions (the others being the sub tropical gardens and the children's farm). It is a pleasant walk to the inland lake where the swans...More

Thank MartinG_53
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We arrived just in time to see the lunchtime feeding of the swans, which was impressive. The keeper spent plenty of time explaining all about the location and the swans and no question went unanswered. There are a couple of walks which take you around...More

Thank IanInSouthport
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Our visit coincided with the last of the cygnets hatching, so there were lots of adorable, fluffy cygnets to gaze at and photograph. We ensured we were there at feeding time, which was an astonishing sight - and occasioned much hustling for position between the...More

Thank Penny S
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We got the bus from Weymouth and spent a lovely time at the Swannery. The shop and cafe are great and the Swannery itself is fascinating and has been running for centuries! A great visit. Would have been 5 stars but for the walk back...More

Thank Melanie O
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on holiday in Weymouth & had a drive out to Abbotsbury Swannery. A real good day out. Apart from the Swans & Sygnets there are plenty of other Birds & Wildlife. Feeding the Swans is at 12.00 & 4.00. The Children are given...More

Thank Roger97544
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Swans were amazing but whole visit only took 2 hours so quite expensive. Introductory video did not appear to be working and there were no staff around to ask so missed out on that. Exhibits were interesting. It's also a long walk from the car...More

Thank TravellingGirl-7
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As others have indicated it doesn't take too long to get around here. Without kids this is going to be an hour to 90 minutes. You should buy a passport ticket (excellent value) and also fit in the gardens, & animal farm, if with the...More

Thank gerryurch
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really nicely set out. Lovely at moment with all the cygnets. Friendly people working there happy to share their knowledge. Feeding time fun.

Thank KAW687
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Commentary by wardens was very interesting. We were there at feeding time so enjoyed the extra information

Thank Martin-at-YTB
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florist5
9 July 2018|
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Response from Purdon186312 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely not, the dog may be safe and on a lead, but the Swans don't know that.
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hunnybunnymummy
5 July 2018|
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Response from Roger97544 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, just back from Abbotsbury, Fed the Swans myself, Great Fun. The Children are given 1st choice to Feed, then it's open to Adults. The Food comes along in a Wheel Barrow, put into Buckets with a Scoop & away you... More
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susanking400
5 May 2018|
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Response from Christine H | Reviewed this property |
I think you can, we had our own wheelchair but I'm sure I saw a couple their. Give them a call they will be able to say. You can take your car down nearer the swans just tell the guys in the shop.
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