Cygnets are hatching


The Cygnets are hatching!!

The first cygnet hatched at Abbotsbury Swannery on the 4 May. The first cygnet hatching is said to herald the beginning of Summer

The Swannery at Abbotsbury is the only place in the world where you are able to walk through the heart of a colony of nesting Mute Swans, spread over a site of some 25 acres. A visit to the Swannery is considered one of the best things to do in Dorset.

The Swannery was established by Benedictine Monks who built a monastery at Abbotsbury during the 1040s.

So if your family is looking for unusual things to do on holiday in Dorset, visit the  Swannery and help hand feed 600 swans at 12.00 noon and 4.00pm daily, or get lost in the giant maze (the largest willow maze in Dorset, opens May half term). Parking is free!

The Swannery is just one of 3 family attractions in Abbotsbury.

Abbotsbury Childrens Farm where there are lots of animals for the children to meet as well as a large indoor play area. Special Events such as Meet the Owls and Bugfest go on throughout the year.

Then there is the world famous Abbotsbury Sub Tropical Gardens.

One of the finest gardens in England, this 30 acre tropical splendour is filled with many unusual and exotic plants.

The Garden is a mixture of formal and informal flowers, world famous for its Camellia groves and magnolias. Noted in Dorset for its rhododendron and hydrangea collections and the charming Victorian Garden.

Don’t miss stunning views of the Dorset Jurassic Coast from the viewpoint at the top of the Magnolia Walk.

Here at Gorselands we sell a discounted Passport ticket which gains you access to all 3 attractions (does not have to be used on the same day) for less than the entry cost to 2.

So when you are thinking about finding a caravan park in Dorset look no further.