Abbotsbury Swannery

Abbotsbury Swannery near Weymouth has become one of the most popular things to do for the families visiting Dorset and those who live locally. Located on the beautiful Dorset Coast, this natural wildlife habitat is also popular with film makers, this location has even been used in a Harry Potter film. Come down to Abbotsbury Swannery and help hand feed 600 swans at midday and 4pm daily. Other activities include getting lost in the largest willow maze in Dorset, swing on the swinging nests play area, have a break in the Kennels Café or browse the gift shop. The swans at Abbotsbury are all free flying: this is a sanctuary, not a zoo. There are no cages.


Venue address
The Swannery New Barn Road
West Dorset

Other information

All year
Opening times
Mon: 10:00-17:00
Tue: 10:00-17:00
Wed: 10:00-17:00
Thu: 10:00-17:00
Fri: 10:00-17:00
Sat: 10:00-17:00
Sun: 10:00-17:00
Cost variations
See website for full pricing information including a passport ticket allowing access to 3 of Abbotsbury’s attractions including the Swannery.
Additional Information

Dogs, icluding guide and assistance dogs may not enter the Swannery.

Related Links
• Abbotsbury Swannery facebook page


Wheelchair accessible
The paths at the Swannery are flat and access to all areas in a wheelchair is possible except to the telescope platform.
Parking availability information
Ample free parking available.
Toilet facility information
Public, disabled and baby change facilities available at the main entrance and in the coffee shop. there are no toilets in the Swannery itself.
Other Facilities
Unfortunately dogs/ pets including assistance dogs are not allowed into the Swannery as the Swans would become excited and aggressive.
Some activities and family support services listed in our directory may be cancelled, postponed, or running in a different way due to coronavirus restrictions. Please contact providers to check for information about any changes.

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Address: The Swannery  New Barn Road  Abbotsbury  Weymouth  Dorset