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, including guide and assistance dogs may not enter the Swannery. This service accepts the Dorset Max Card for families of children and young people who are disabled, young carers, children in care and some care leavers: Group rates for max card holders, carers visit free.
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.
It is recommended that you always check with providers that their service meets your requirements and that any listed activities are still running before you attend. The Dorset Family Information Service does not accept any responsibility for the accuracy of the information or the suitability of any of the services described.

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Address: The Swannery  New Barn Road  Abbotsbury  Weymouth  Dorset