Visitor Information 2024

All the information you need to know when planning your visit, including opening times, admission rates and details of our facilities.

Opening Times

Open on the following days:

April, May & September
Sunday to Thursday (closed Fridays & Saturdays)

June, July & August
Sunday to Friday (closed Saturdays)

10am to 4pm
Last admission to the water gardens is 3pm.

Admission Prices

Adult£12.00
Child
up to 16 years
£5.00
Child
up to 4 years
Free
Family Ticket
2 adults & 2 children
£32.00

Disability and access

We endeavour to make as much of the attraction accessible to all visitors. Partial wheelchair access is available around the gardens, however during periods of sustained wet weather the gardens are closed to wheelchair users. To avoid any disappointment please contact us in advance for further advice.

Accompanying carers are admitted FREE with proof of entitlement. Proof in form of a Carers Allowance entitlement letter from DWP, a Dorset County Council ID Card (i.e. employee of a care/residential home) or a CRISP Carers Card.

For further information on accessibility please read our Access Statement.

Dogs

Sorry no dogs are allowed into the gardens except for Registered Assistance Dogs.

Registered Assistance Dogs must wear their Identifying Jackets and their Environmental Health and Identification Cards must be shown.

Weather Forecast

Click here for Bennetts Water Garden weather forecast by the Met Office

Photography

Visitors are permitted to take photographs at Bennetts Water Gardens which are exclusively for private, personal use only. Commercial use of any kind is not permitted without the prior written consent of Bennetts Water Gardens, its owners and/or tenants. Please contact us to make a request.

For the safety and enjoyment of all our visitors please do not bring;

  • Bicycles, tricycles, roller skates, skateboards, micro-scooters, balance bikes and other vehicles (except powered wheelchairs)
  • Ball games or similar (you can play our Giant Checkers board)
  • Drones and other remotely controlled aircraft
  • Radios, music players and musical instruments
  • Barbecues or picnic furniture

Please see are full terms of entry here.


  • Free customer parking for cars and coaches on site.
  • Disabled toilets & baby changing facilities.
  • Local Area
Bennetts Water Gardens