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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 25 things to do in Brentwood
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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English first
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

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
16 helpful votes 16 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 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
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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