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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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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,

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 15, 2014
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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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302 reviews 302 reviews
88 attraction reviews
5,040 helpful votes 5,040 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
9 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 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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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I have been here a few times over the years and you kind of expect things to improve over time. Yes they now have the tea house & decent toilets but i cant see much improving by way of the animal's area. Don't get me wrong, the animals had water & food but a lot of the animal sheds could... More 

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Visited today with two 4 year olds, and wished we hadn't! On arrival, noticed place seem over run with rats and stinging nettles! not ideal for little ones. Visited couple of years back and enjoyed a great afternoon and picnic there, luckily today hadn't made such plans, as not only is much of the park now fenced off, it is... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I regulary pop into the tea rooms when I cycle past. The animals are entertaining and the staff are always friendly. I have adopted two lovely dogs from here, and I would have no hesitation of adopting again in the future or recommending others to do so. Whilst the adoption fees are on the high side, when you see where... More 

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