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Abbotsbury Swannery

Abbotsbury Swannery is home to the world’s only managed colony of nesting mute swans. If you are a bird enthusiast, you don't want to miss the opportunity to walk through the heart of this beautiful colony. It is a unique experience that offers an up-close encounter with wild swans. The level paths lead you past ponds and rearing pens, where you can view hundreds of swans out in the reed beds of the Fleet Lagoon. The staff at this beautiful place are friendly and knowledgeable and will be more than happy to share their expertise with you. 

Viewing the Swans

Visit for a delightful experience of helping feed over 600 swans between 12pm and 4pm every day. The swanherd will also provide an informative talk about these graceful creatures. To witness the fluffy cygnets taking their first steps from several nests across the Swannery, plan your visit between mid-May and the end of June. This period is particularly popular among visitors who wish to explore the Swannery and observe this unique sight.


Swan Maze 

When you visit The Swannery, make sure you don't miss the chance to explore the Swan-shaped maze. The maze is well-designed and challenging, perfect for those who love to test their skills and enjoy a good adventure. It’s fun for all ages and a great way to spend time with family and friends. 

Peddle Go-Kart

Peddle Go-Kart is popular amongst younger visitors. This attraction allows you to go along a designated lane with a variety of different-sized karts that cater to different age groups, ensuring that everyone can join in on the fun. With the wind in their hair and the rushing excitement, we’re sure it will be an enjoyable experience.


Kennels Café and Gift Shop

After a delightful trip to the swannery, why not take a break and visit the café for a tasty snack or treat? Try the freshly brewed coffee or delicious pastries. The swannery also has a charming gift shop where you can find a range of souvenirs, from handmade crafts to swan-related merchandise.

Looking for accommodation near Abbotsbury Swannery? 

If you're searching for a holiday park near Abbotsburry Swannery, then why not stay with us at Newlands? Our holiday park offers a variety of accommodation options, including beautiful camping pitches to modern lodges. You can take advantage of a range of facilities during your stay, including our Leisure Centre which has both an indoor and outdoor pool, children's play areas, and the Tow Bar and Restaurant.


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Newlands Holiday Park to Abbotsbury Swannery

If you're looking for a fun day trip during your stay at Newlands Holidays, consider visiting Abbotsbury Swannery. This popular attraction is located just thirty minutes away from our Charmouth holiday park and offers a great experience for families or couples alike.

To get there, simply follow the A35 and take B3157.

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