Animal Quackers

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Rachel K
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Amazing place, amazing staff
Jun 2021 • Family
As someone who has been a regular visitor to the farm for well over 10 years now, I can honestly say I'm disgusted at the amount of people who have left negative reviews about "animal abuse" etc, without even taking the time to get to know what actually goes on at the farm. Farmer Terry is amazing and 100% dedicated to the animals on the farm. He's actually saved a number of them from being slaughtered. If people took the time to chat to him instead of going home to be keyboard warriors, they'd find out that the animals are not in the cages all the time, and they're all kept extremely well and all very happy.
Terry himself is amazing, always happy and cheerful, fab with the kids and extremely knowledgeable. My children love him to bits, in fact the whole family do. He always goes that extra mile for anyone.
The experiences we've had over the years at Animal Quackers have been amazing, and some things we've never been able to do anywhere else. For example my daughter has today had meerkats sitting on her knee eating. Where else do you get that experience!? And yes there is a small extra charge for a couple of things now, but how else is he expected to make money back from having to be closed for practically a whole year due to covid. We had no issue paying to sit in with the meerkats, and we'll definitely be paying to do it again next time.
Animal Quackers is a fab day out for the whole family, I would 100% recommend it to anyone
Written June 1, 2021
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andyboll1
Tarporley, UK24 contributions
Animal cruelty
May 2021 • Family
Do not go here if you like animals. This is animal cruelty beyond belief. Cages so small and dirty. Animals that bite, children can easily put their hand in cages. Tiny little springer spaniel puppies in tiny cages.

You have to pay £5 extra for petting the meerkats that are in a tiny enclosure.

There was piles of metal scrap in one "enclosure" where there was a black swan. Surely very harmful to the Swan.

This place needs to be shut down. We left after half an hour and felt so ashamed to have given them our money. Clearly the owner is exploiting these animals without caring for them properly.

Do not go here!
Written May 30, 2021
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Venture535022
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Disgusting place, they don’t care about animal welfare. Please please avoid
Apr 2021 • Family
This is a disgusting place. Rubbish everywhere. Animals kept in really small enclosures. A cage with 2 dogs in desperate to get out. A cage with a litter of puppies in. Why would you have a cage with puppies and dogs in at an animal farm. Just weird. 2 goats tied up on really short ropes. Awful place. We left after 10 mins. Clearly don’t care about animal welfare.
Written May 30, 2021
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jgr11
Manchester, UK2 contributions
Squalid
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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Rhiannon Craven
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Brilliant place!
Apr 2021 • Family
Absolutely loved it here. The staff are welcoming and happy to help. All the animals seemed really happy too. Perfect little day out with the kids with lots to do!
Written April 25, 2021
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Caity C
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Fabulous First Day Out Post Lockdown!
Apr 2021 • Family
Absolutely loved it, the staff are incredible, they really care about the animals and you can see the bonds they have with them. The staff were so patient, especially Farmer Terry, with my niece, she can be very shy and a little nervous, but she stroked a snake, got to have a lovely encounter with Barney the Barn Owl and even waved at a tarantula!! She’s terrified of spiders! They made her feel very safe and she couldn’t stop smiling, she definitely wants to return and so do we. The negative reviews about the animals being kept in pens now has me confused, if you’ve visited and read the signage, you’d know the animals usually have the run of the place, even Rocket the Racoon, gets out to play safely around the farm. They’re kept in their pens for their safety and ours while visiting. The team are absolutely wonderful and couldn’t do enough for us. My niece has had an amazing day which is all I wanted. So thank you to Animal Quackers for giving us a fun, normal-feeling day out after the year that we’ve just had! :)
Written April 25, 2021
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sophieannejones94
Lancashire, UK4 contributions
Not nice seeing the animals as they were
Dec 2020 • Family
I was not very happy with the animals being in very small pens in barns or stood on mud all day, there were eagles, owls and meercats that didn't have much space in their cages at all. The animals didn't look happy sat at the corners of their dark cages. There were some dogs locked in cages inside the barns which isn't nice? There was rubbish everywhere. Taking that out of the occasion my little girl (19 months) enjoyed her day feeding the goats and alpacas they made it a lovely experience for the children but overall the animals weren't well cared for and I will not be returning. 🥺
Written December 21, 2020
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Gemma G
Oldham, UK2 contributions
Excellent
Oct 2020 • Family
I took my children here for Halloween. On arrival we was greeted by farmer Terry, who is bubbly, funny and interacted well with the children. We were given a specific time to go so there were no queues. The children really enjoyed looking at and petting all the animals. Animal quackers went to great lengths to make sure social distancing was maintained at all times this made me and my family feel safe I would definitely go again
Written November 2, 2020
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Alana H
4 contributions
Great 👍
Oct 2020 • Family
The pumpkin event was absolutely lovely, just what our kids needed. Extremely organised and fun for all. Farmer terry was amazing and someone who obviously loves his job and that shines through.
Written October 31, 2020
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LS90s
1 contribution
Real shame for the animals
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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