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Hopefield Animal Sanctuary

Address: Sawyers Hall Lane, Brentwood, England
Phone Number: +44 1277 201110
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Ranked #4 of 8 Attractions in Brentwood
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Please read other reviews. I was given an adoptive Donkey called Ned here for Christmas 2014. we visited on December 28th. Ned is also housed in a stable block where Leona Lewis has donated and become a patron for Hopefield. How can these poor animals be made to be re-homed again that just isnt acceptable. The council wants to build... More 

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Purfleet, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

As previous reviews have said, this place is brilliant and run on donations. The local council is now saying they want to build on the land. Please help if you believe in these small sanctuaries. They have a Facebook page where you can get updates.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

went to hopefield animal sanctuary new years eve with my family and being an animal lover I was glad we did because this sanctuary needs all the help it can get Leona lewis is a patron and she has donated some brand new stables which look they were badly needed there are quite a few horses and some donkeys and... More 

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Romford, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This place is funded by the public and is a charitable organisation, which has been established for approx. 30 years, with Leona Lewis as one of the patrons. Hopefield has gone from strength to strength with visits from the general public making a small donation each time they visit. It's a small fee of approx. £4.00 for adults and £3.00... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We enjoyed our visit to Hopefield and really appreciate everything that this charity is doing for the rescued animals there. My main interest was the rabbits as I keep them too and care about their welfare. I did feel that they were the poor relations at the Sanctuary and that their accommodation could be much better. In particular, they should... More 

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London, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

What an amazing place. Such wonderful giving people that devote everything to the animals that are lucky enough to end their days there. The animals are adorable. Such a lovely afternoon out. Thank you Hopefield x

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Took my Granddaughters for the afternoon, they loved it. The day we went the Sanctuary had inflatables for the afternoon so after seeing all the animals and also holding the rabbits guinea pigs and reptiles the girls enjoyed the inflatables. The little teashop was excellent not expensive we had to leave before the end and I had trouble getting the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This wonderful charity not only rescues and cares for unwanted animals but over the summer they have held fun days for children. It's a good place for a family day out and you know that any money you spend will help the animals. They are open weekends too and often have special days with stalls/amusements and later in the year... More 

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41 reviews 41 reviews
4 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Took 3 kids aged 11,9 and 7 there during Summer holiday, unfortunately we were pushed for time, however they loved it, a chance to have some hands on grooming shetland ponies, seeing some of the animals that had been mistreated. Plenty to do for a couple of hours with bouncy castles a cafe and a variety of animals including reptiles... More 

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