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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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Mistley is a lovely village and this is a lovely spot. It's a good place to get up close to rescue animals and children love it. Cheap entrance fee, a bag of food for the animals... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mistley is a lovely village and this is a lovely spot. It's a good place to get up close to rescue animals and children love it. Cheap entrance fee, a bag of food for the animals is only 50p. If you walk all the way down the side path you get a wonderful view. The cafe is excellent, good food... More 

Thank duncanajcampbell
Colchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is run down but I'm sure the animals don't mind as long as they are safe, dry, watered and fed Without the helpers who give up their free time where would the animals be. so instead of complaining and moaning why not help or donate if the animals are that poor kept

Thank Bev H
Hastings, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here on the way back from Norfolk...dont expect too much...its what it says it is. ....a rescue centre. ...lots of ducks..geese..and chickens. ..plus some sheep, goats and ponies. All the animals we saw were cared for and you get a bag of feed for 50p so you can feed them yourselves. Nice cafe there too...cheap food and plenty of... More 

1 Thank Cupcake4429
Manningtree, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Such a good idea but very run down no entertainment or educational tours for children ,no where to sit and watch the world go by or enjoy a coffee. My children was bored after 10 minutes prefer to go for a nature walk then through the sess pit of a nature reserve.

Thank Sandra D
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

It is superb that this place exists, a sanctuary for rescued animals run by volunteers who look after them. It's amazing how they get the money to feed all this livestock, so your £3 entrance fee is going to a really good cause. Bags of food are 50p and, if you like animals, you can have lots of fun feeding... More 

4 Thank MandMetc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Went again the children love it, fantastic value coffee shop selling freshly cooked food, Yes the place is looking a little run down but try offering help instead of criticism You could visit Jimmys Farm down the road and pay 3 x the amount to get in and the money goes straight in the owners pocket, here the money goes... More 

2 Thank 281mummysmith
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

If a run down dive of a place,alive with rats and ill lookin animals,over priced food and a stagnant pond with a few mankey ducks is your kind of a day out then yep enjoy

Thank abloke22
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Firstly lets get one thing straight, This is NOT I repeat NOT an attraction. It s a RESCUE centre for abused animals. I read here some complain it's messy. Yep sure is its a RESCUE centre, The staff are mainly volunteers which means for those whose knowledge does not seem to contain the word VOLUNTEER is someone who does things... More 

5 Thank DrPlum
Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, England
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16 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Arrived, parked easily, paid £3 to get in under 3's are free. 50p for a bag of food. Lots of chickens n geese running around. Pigs, horses, donkeys, goats and alpackers, rabbits, ferrets and hamsters. We walked around the animals and on the woodland walk - beautiful on a sunny dry day. Then we went to the tea rooms for... More 

3 Thank Kr15tel
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

Stopped for lunch at the animal rescue centre, food was freshly prepared and very tasty 😋. Staff were very friendly and obliging. Centre itself is a bit messy but with chickens,geese etc wondering around free you can't expect anything else. Well worth a visit just for the food.

1 Thank Christine H

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