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Hopefield Animal Sanctuary

Sawyers Hall Lane, Brentwood, England
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Ranked #5 of 14 attractions in Brentwood
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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English first
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

This is a lovely place to take your children ,there are lots of different animal to see ,The volunteers there work really hard to keep all the animals clean and fed ,I will be taking my Grandsons there next week as I know they will enjoy it ,I won't be taking a picnic as the cafe/tea room has a good... More

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Sevenoaks, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

It was a great day out.Saw no evidence of insufficient space for smaller animals,and i work for animal welfare,and the safety guidelines are being followed No evidence of people able to walk unsupervised into the rabbit pens.As for the review by Louise 38,did she speak to the volunteers about her concerns,and if she did what was their reaction.So go and... More

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Aveley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I visited with my two sons and was absolutely delighted. There are so many animals to see and such a variety. The animals are so friendly especially the donkeys, small ponies. There are some very sad stories about some of the animals and its so amazing to see these animals now happy and living their life out at this sanctuary.... More

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Essex
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Most of the larger animals (e.g. horses, cows and goats) were able to roam outdoors and seemed to be well looked after and have sufficient space. However I have major concerns about the welfare of the small animals especially the rabbits and guinea pigs. The rabbits and guinea pigs are kept in pens in a shed and do not seem... More

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Abridge
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I went to the sanctuary on a groupon voucher with my friend, and our two girls aged 13. We went because the girls are very into horses. Our day was so lovely the sanctuary was very well run, there were so many different animals to see and some to pet. We had a free coffee included in our voucher, which... More

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essex
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We visited recently actually as part of groupon deal , I've lived in the town over 10 years and actually didn't know this lovely place is at the end of sawyers lane. It's very cheap even without the deal, currently £3 adults £2 for children , parking was free and plentiful. We decided to have little lunch and enjoyed a... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Haven't got a clue how people thought this was good. needs lots of work done to it. Terrible day out can see and do everything within 10 minutes.

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Hopefield is amazing, a sanctuary that inspires. I visited on an open day, and it was brilliant we took a picnic, but also used the cafe, for milkshakes and cakes yum! My twins were able to meet owls and and stroke a baby owl which was the cutest. The animals at Hope field are loved and well looked after. The... More

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Essex
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10 reviews 10 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

My fiancé and are I visited Hopefield for the first time on Sunday 29th June. For only £3 an adult and with all the good work they do, this animal sanctuary is a must see. It was raining on and off when we visited but we still had a great time. Such a good mix of animals to see -... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Could do with a little bit of a tidy up in places, in a walkway there was lots of stinging nettles which is where the kids walk, a good variety of animals and worth a visit though

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