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Kingston Maurward Park and Gardens

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Nice garden walk

Visited with the Gardener's world 2 for 1 voucher so went with the sole intention of walking round... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2018
HW31
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Dudley, United Kingdom
via mobile
Lovely place to spend time

Easily reached by road with plenty of parking available. Lovely walks around the lakes and... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2018
1951Ant
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Kingston Maurward College | Kingston Maurward Animal Park & Gardens, Dorchester DT2 8PX, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Annmarie T
Sara A, Visitor Centre Assistant at Kingston Maurward Park and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank sarahnathxander
Sara A, Visitor Centre Assistant at Kingston Maurward Park and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Loder18811
Sara A, Visitor Centre Assistant at Kingston Maurward Park and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank Chris B
Sara A, Visitor Centre Assistant at Kingston Maurward Park and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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!

Thank iloveweymouth
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 :)

Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Visited here with my parents and children, so an age range of 2 to 73. Absolute gem if a place. We'd read the reviews on here and were not sure what to expect. First of all, the staff were so genuine and we didn't feel...More

Thank indupitable
Sara A, Visitor Centre Assistant at Kingston Maurward Park and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Thank you so much for your review and we are very glad that you all had a fantastic day. It is always lovely to hear a response such as yours and we are pleased that our family of staff and students have left a good...More

Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Visited with the Gardener's world 2 for 1 voucher so went with the sole intention of walking round the gardens. Gardens were very nice,some uneven paths and steps though so not to suit everyone. We headed towards the walled garden which is a bit off...More

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Sara A, Visitor Centre Assistant at Kingston Maurward Park and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2018

Thank you very much for your review and we hope that you will come and visit us again. Many thanks, the Animal Park Team.

Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Luckily I’d read a review on here before we went and got the Groupon deal which equates to half the standard entrance price. I’m glad we did as I wouldn’t have wanted to pay any more. The staff were friendly but that was kind of...More

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Luke R, Principal and CEO at Kingston Maurward Park and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Thank you for your review, we're sorry you didn't enjoy your time at KMC as much as you would have liked. You say in your review that "isn’t sure what it wants to be, an animal park, gardens, Manor House, dairy farm, farm shop, college"...More

Reviewed 2 September 2018

Used a Groupon voucher to visit Kingston Maurward which made it excellent value. Think if we had had to pay full price we would have felt it was expensive for what was there.

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Laura C, Education Coordinator at Kingston Maurward Park and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

We're glad you enjoyed your visit and thought that it was good value with the Groupon voucher - we are currently expanding and developing new ideas so we hope you will come back and visit soon to see the park grow!

Reviewed 1 September 2018

Easily reached by road with plenty of parking available. Lovely walks around the lakes and gardens and can easily while away two / three hours, or longer, here. Will visit again if in the area.

Thank 1951Ant
Laura C, Education Coordinator at Kingston Maurward Park and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thank you for your review - we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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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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