Animal Quackers
Animal Quackers
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Frosties89
Rochdale, UK9 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
I came today with my friend and 3 children, I loved how the children could cuddle the rabbits and gerbils they all appeared friendly! I can see how other reviews have said about the small enclosures I would say this is only an issue for the pony and lama, farmer Terry reassured me that they go into the field, I would suggest that If you have concerns go and speak to him directly rather than come on here and trying to drag a business? I didn't see the dogs to comment. I think for £6 per person what do people expect? Complaining over the farm not being in excellent condition, if that was the case the farm wouldn't be letting people in for £6! All of the animals were loving when stroked especially the lama and pony, I will come again I think once more money is invested into the farm things will improve these things take time. Our children had the best day, thank you
Written August 10, 2022
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beckym1988
Halifax, UK128 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
What a little gem of a place ! Came on a whim and glad we did , the kids loved it lots to see and the best part interact with . Lots of chickens and goats roaming around amongst us, goats to walk on leads , rabbits and guinea pigs to hold , pigs cows donkey llamas ect to stroke and feed . Great birds of prey show and for £5 you can handle a hawk/eagle , or £5 for one child with a free adult to go in the meerkat enclosure and hand feed when while they run up your legs , will never forget that little experience ! Shout out to farmer terry he is brilliant ! Nice little cafe and play barn too.
Written July 31, 2022
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Nigel C
Rochdale, UK30 contributions
Aug 2021
Fantastic day with some of my Grandchildren at Animal Quackers , been before but it is always different . Farmer Terry makes the day whilst informatively telling you about the wide collection of animals . Pygmy goats roam free and you can feed the Meerkats in their enclosure . The bird of prey show was my Grandchildrens favourite . Harris hawk , Kestrel and a cheeky Buzzard to mention a few . You can hold them too . look out for the crocodile in the pond !!! We had food and a drink at very reasonable prices . If you are near the area it is a must see , or maybe like the family from London who were staying in Manchester , make it a go to , you will not be disappointed .
Written August 22, 2021
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Darcey
1 contribution
Jun 2021 • Family
Please please avoid this farm, it’s all about money and not about animal welfare. This is not a way to teach children how animals should be ‘looked after’.
I visited Animal Quackers with my family yesterday and I can’t stop thinking about this farm for the wrong reasons. There’s easily about 20 goats in a pen and it just isn’t big enough. I will say though the goats seem happy enough just being fed so that’s not what upset me! There’s 2 little spaniel puppies in a pen, with virtually no toys and dirty water. Next door to them there’s 2 adult sheepdogs? I don’t understand why dogs are on a farm, enclosed? The younger brown dog was constantly pacing back and forwards, looking at everyone passing waiting to get out and it was so distressing. There was a raccoon (raccoons are nocturnal) and the guy who was showing us around went inside his pen and woke him up to show how hilarious it was when he growled. A HIGHLAND cow and another cow in a pen that they wouldn’t have even been able to turn around in. The highland cow was all matted and covered in poo.
So many of the animals are cowering away in dark corners of their enclosures. The mess around the farm in general was appalling and I left the farm feeling really really sad and upset that these animals are just being exploited for entertainment.
Written June 20, 2021
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Hi thank you for your review but I'd like too clarify some things on here regarding your visit. As for the goats the enclosure is more then enough for 10 goats not 20. The springer pups are not in a small pen and do have toys and lots of interaction fed and watered too a high standard. The Border collies are working dogs which you find alot on farms they for one don't pace up and down. They are out 24/7 when we are not open which is just weekends but on weekends they come out for at least 5 hours a day morning and evening. For insurance reasons we aren't allowed dogs running around children jumping up etc all over children which I am sure you can appreciate having children yourself! The raccoon is very friendly and growls all the time but never causes harm he in fact isn't nocturnal as he goes out on walks on his harness on an everyday basis. He's not a wild raccoon and has routine. The Highland your referring too isn't matted and full of poo and the stable is big enough for them too turn around do back flips or whatever you'd like them too do really! I do think you need too visit the farms that are working then that would give you a real shock and eye opener into how they work! I can assure you that no animal is in the corner scared or shivering all animals are well cared for have regular vet check welfare visits etc last visit was 1 week ago with no concerns at all. Alot of reviews get put on here as people think we don't know who they are most of them don't even own an animal and certainly don't have degrees in animal care behaviour or husbandry. At the end of the day it's a petting farm we don't kill & eat animals our animals are kept as pets. Children come too learn about them & interact up close. Maybe you should visit a proper working farm and then have an opinion against us. If you've anymore concerns I am happy too answer any questions.
Written June 24, 2021
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LS90s
7 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
Really sad to see the way the animals are living at the hands of the owners. It is incredibly badly run, not covid safe (ques are silly big, all penned in to one large area). The person who I assume runs the farm running around shouting to staff and customers, which was really off putting. I hate giving a bad review to a small business but this was exploiting and mistreating the poor animals. The reindeer, dogs and raccoons were going berserk in their small pens. The goats were in a pen far too small for the amount in there, the hawk had left large bones with blood and guts on them (upsetting for small children). You can’t pet any animals unless you pay £5 extra to pet meerkats who were huddled into a corner under one small lamp. Saw many parents struggling massively with prams/buggies which is not mentioned on the site that it might be hard if you choose to bring one. Gutted I gave my money to this business but I just didn’t expect what we saw.
Written October 30, 2020
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Dale B
Playa Blanca, Spain20 contributions
Aug 2021
100% amažing and I would highly recommend for all ages if you love animals
Fantastic animals of all kinds and reptiles too such as tortoises, cockroaches, bearded dragon, snakes, spiders etc.....
Kangaroos, donkeys, alpacas, llamas, puppies, meerkats, goats, giant rabbits, guineapigs, raccoon, degus, rats , sheep and more.....
Excellent host and he answered any questions people have. Animals very clean and all are pets (I asked) the guy is vegetarian for more than 40 years so no worries here they are well cared for
Written August 29, 2021
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Benno111
Manchester, UK9 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
Really grim. Piles of rubbish all over the place, loose wires over paths and trip hazards everywhere. Certainly not somewhere you could let kids run around safely.

The animals are all in dirty, small pens. They don't look happy or well cared for.

We spent most of our time in queues and the carpark was so busy we were told to block others cars in. The queues didn't seem covid safe and the crowds weren't safely managed.

Definitely won't be going again.
Written October 25, 2020
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jgr11
Cheshire, UK4 contributions
May 2021 • Family
Unfortunately the farm is in a very poor state - rubbish strewn around the place from socks to broken broom handles to a pile of half burnt rubbish. Some of the animal pens have broken fences, there is uneven flooring with trip hazards. Covid secure measures weren't in place/being adhered to.
Sad to have paid money to go and see animals that really don't belong on a farm being kept in small enclosures.
Written May 16, 2021
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John C
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Friends
This place is amazing, and right on our doorstep. We have had quite a few visits to animal quackers in the past and just has another visit today for the easter weekend event. We do not have children with us when we visit ,but fun is to be had for all ages. We feel that that the farm is a important place for bacup , providing a much needed fun activity to the area for children and grownups alike.
Farmer Terry and all of his staff are very helpful, always willing to take the time to explain everything about the animals. It's also very much hands on compared to other animal farms.
People who say it's dirty, perhaps should not visit a farm. What do you expect.
We can't wait to go again. Great food and drinks too.
Written April 16, 2022
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cathryn R
1 contribution
Apr 2022
Would have been nice to see more stimulation for the animals, for example, the meerkat hut was quite bare, the Harris and Tawney Owl looked miserable in a very small enclosure and were not taken out whilst we were there from 10am -1pm. The pigmy goat hut looked filthy covered in faeces and the pigmy goat hooves desperately needed clipping as they were doubled over their hoof,
The whole place was very untidy with piles of rubbish all over the place, piles of broken toys, broken machinery, old broken fair ground rides. It needs a complete tidy up.
We had a 2 and a half hour slot over Easter and it was very rushed and it didn't feel as though the animal welfare was at the heart of this attraction.
Written April 19, 2022
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