Forde Abbey And Gardens

Come and enjoy a family outing in beautiful Dorset at Forde Abbey with children’s trails around the gardens or house, lovely gifts in our shop, a trip to our plant nursery, tasty refreshments in our tearoom – hopefully you will find something for everyone. Forde Abbey is a beacon of elegant antiquity, set within the exquisite countryside of Dorset. Built almost 900 years ago by Cistercian monks, the Abbey still embodies the serenity and philosophy of the order who lived, prayed and farmed here. The informal layout of the gardens at Forde Abbey means there are lots of hidden places for children to explore. The wide lawns give plenty of opportunity for using up excess energy and the ducks, chickens, swans, and fish are also able to entertain our visitors. Don't forget to pick up a children's pack in the shop for activities to do.


01460 220231


Venue address
Forde Abbey and Gardens
TA20 4LU
West Dorset

Service Details

Cost variations
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Additional Information
Visit website for more information on opening hours for the gardens, the house, tearooms, shop and plant centre and Eeles Pottery.
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Address: Forde Abbey and Gardens  Chard  Dorset