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Mistley Place Park Animal Rescue Centre

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Address: New Road, Mistley CO11 1ER, England
Phone Number: 01206 396048

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Afternoon with my daughter

We spent an hour here visiting, they had lovely ponies and alpacas here, we saw lots of birds and turkeys and rabbits. There is also a tearoom beside it

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

I never right reviews but felt I had to on this place, visited today for a about 10 minutes and will never again what a waist of time and money kids were terrified of the birds that attack your legs like there starved same as the animals! The enclosures are dirty and old shabby! Don't look safe for the animals,fences... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We spent an hour here visiting, they had lovely ponies and alpacas here, we saw lots of birds and turkeys and rabbits. There is also a tearoom beside it

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Some years ago (c10) we went with a nursery school and all had a great time, however on taking our granddaughter recently found it very run down, Few animals to get close to except loud hens which scared our three year old, bags of food available but only half the animals allowed to be fed. Website inaccurate indicating three years... More 

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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Well I was a bit shocked, especially when they charged £3 each, very run down, needs a lot of work, and saw a massive rat there as well, very disappointed,

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essex
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109 attraction reviews
5,412 helpful votes 5,412 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Kids love the animals,being so close to the animals is great for youngsters.Needs more support from public,so they could do some much needed improvements

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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110 reviews 110 reviews
16 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This is a great venue in a lovely location - the basic premise being to visit and support farmyard animals which have been rescued or are being looked after. There is a predominance of chickens, geese and ducks, but also pigs, goats, horses, donkeys etc. The animals seemed happy if a little hungry. The facilities themselves looked somewhat worn down... More 

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Manningtree, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Took grandchildren for lunch. They loved it. Freshly cooked food. Large glass of fresh milk and warm buttered toast with sausage egg and chips.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Although we had a great time, the animals were all very friendly, especially the donkeys, goats and the alpacas, had a great cuddle with them. It really does need a good clean and a lot of work to "refresh" the place. Which is a real shame as it let the place down so much. If these areas were attended to... More 

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Clacton - Essex
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

As per my title, this place has really gone downhill, its dirty, broken, unkept. Information boards are missing. Lots of animals/birds not here anymore.

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Diss, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We visited on a Saturday in the summer holidays and it wasn't too busy. My children enjoyed seeing all the animals and it was good to know that some of the animals had been rescued. Some of the buildings need a bit of work such as the rabbit house and there are a lot of nettles and thistles about the... More 

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