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Hopefield Animal Sanctuary

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Address: Sawyers Hall Lane, Brentwood, England
Phone Number: +44 1277 201110
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1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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good morning out

great day out and very cheap lovely selection of horses and pigs which made my granddaughter jump when they squeeled! little tea room and bouncy castle.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
amandarachel72
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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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English first
Brentwood, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

great day out and very cheap lovely selection of horses and pigs which made my granddaughter jump when they squeeled! little tea room and bouncy castle.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Visited on a Sunday and I was ready to pay the 3£ entrance fee, but they told us it was muddy and they wouldn't charge it but any donations were welcome... Both my wife and my 1 year old son loved it... Don't expect a zoo, it's a farm!! Animals with many problems in the past found happiness in this... More 

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Brentwood, England, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

this is a great space and the volunteers here do a great job looking after needy horses. the fun days really are fun and worth supporting

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London, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We took our one year old daughter on a Sunday afternoon and the place was just lovely. They have play stuff for kids which was nice so my daughter got to play and meet animals. The sanctuary was reasonable in price and had a wide range of animals living there. Some of the horses aren't so friendly but considering they've... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Found this place on the internet yesterday. Our granddaughter loved seeing the animals. Twas a little muddy but she thoroughly enjoyed her afternoon. Was a really enjoyable and chilled time. The animals are well looked after.

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Not very big but the staff are very friendly and they have an open day with small craft show every April and October.

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London
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

I visit hopefield almost weekly with my 20 month old daughter & have done for months. She absolutely loves it. Feel very lucky to live nearby & for the suggested donation it's much better value than the country parks which don't have as much to entertain toddlers within a space that's spacious but not too big to get around. You... More 

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London
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6 reviews 6 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

People moaning about mud and nettles and the animals really need to have think about the reasons why Hopefield have to exist in the first place, why it's run down and why it's scruffy. Hopefield is fabulous place and an asset to our local community. It is not a money-making amusement park, it's a not for profits charity that plays... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I have visited Hopefield several times with my 3 grandchildren who love it!, It is safe fun and without all the usual trappings of your usual zoo or sanctuary. The staff and volunteers work tirelessly for all the animals and you feel any money paid there truly does go to helping keep this lovely place running. Will return again soon... More 

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This sanctuary, run almost entirely by volunteers, is fairly unique in that it provides a home for life for animals who have 'had enough' of the cruelties of mankind. I am glad to see that the majority were full of praise, but the few negative reviewers amazed me. A complaint about some nettles on the path? Good grief, what a... More 

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