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Dorset Knob Throwing & Food Festival

Kingston Maurward

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Dorset Knob Throwing & Food Festival

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£5.00 per ticket
Under 12'sFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Kingston Maurward, DT2 8PY. Signposted just off the A35, three miles east of Dorchester in central Dorset. Getting here is easy and we have plenty of free on−site parking.

By Road: Easily accessible from throughout Dorset, we provide plenty of parking places – follow the signs for ‘Visitor Parking’.

From Yeovil, the North and West: From the A30 follow signs for the A37 (Dorchester Road). At the second roundabout take the first exit for the B3147, and then at the next roundabout take the first exit for the B3150. Go straight over at the next roundabout (second exit) and we are the second road on the right.

From Bournemouth and the East: Head for the A35 towards Poole. At the fourth roundabout take the third exit on to the A3060, then at the next roundabout take the first exit onto the A338 (Wessex Way) and follow signs onto the A35 (Poole, Dorchester). Continue along the A35 and at the next roundabout take the first exit and we are the second road on the right.

By Rail: The closest railway stations to the College are Dorchester West, which serves Yeovil, Bristol and Bath areas, and Dorchester South, which serves Bournemouth, Southampton and Winchester. The College is only two−and−a−half miles away from each station (just over five minutes by car).

Public Transport Directions

New this year we have a free Park & Ride. The pick up point is Dorset County Council County Hall. Running every 30 mins, starting at 10am.

Journey planning: Contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit their website: to look up bus timetables. From 1st January 2017, calls cost 12p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.

Opening Times

Dorset Knob Throwing and Food Festival 2019 (5 May 2019)
Sunday10:00 - 16:00


Kingston Maurward Gardens and Animal Park, DorchesterKingston Maurward Gardens are set deep in Hardy's Dorset and are listed on the English Heritage register of gardens. The gardens include grand floral displays, stone terraces, topiary, a lake and temple.

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