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Mistley Place Park Animal Rescue Centre

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Address: New Road, Mistley CO11 1ER, England
Phone Number: 01206 396048

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Took in a stray pup we found, lovely staff!

About 5 odd years ago we found a lovely whippet whom we named Molly. We were unfortunately not home enough to give her the care and attention she required as took her to Mistley... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 6, 2016
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

This is advertised as an animal sanctuary, but the place seemed very run down. It costs £3 per person but there's very little to see. A few ponies, a couple of goats and sheep and alpacas and loads of ducks, geese and swans which you can see along the river anyway. We managed to get round the whole site in... More 

Thank Natalie F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6,241 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Took the grandchildren/great grand children here they loved being able to touch animals..OK it does look a little run down..but it is an animal rescue..not a zoo..and they are doing a great job.

Thank bigbarryEssex
Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

I often pop down for a nice breakfast provided from the tea rooms, there is plenty for the little'uns to do and a pleasant place to be all together. Nice and clean facilities and friendly helpful staff as always.

Thank george73915
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

About 5 odd years ago we found a lovely whippet whom we named Molly. We were unfortunately not home enough to give her the care and attention she required as took her to Mistley to find her forever home. It was a bit wild and Scruffy with chickens and a few rats running around but the staff were lovely and... More 

Thank Mari_2424
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

The farm Park seems somewhat neglected compared to how remember it being when I was a child. The area you can actually walk around is quite minimal and you would struggle with a wheelchair or buggy if it got muddy. Being a rescue centre you need to be aware that the animals change - last time I went there were... More 

Thank Tasha W
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Took my 18month old. He was so pleased to get up close to the ponies and watch the chickens and geese running free. £3 per adult is reasonable I think as it is a small donation to help with the up keep of the rescued animals.

3 Thank Kaylie D
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

What would happen to these animals if it wasn't for places like this? Run by volunteers who do a fantastic job. Took our 17 month granddaughter on a freezing day she loved being close to the animals and feeding them, saw them being fed by the staff and public, considering recent weather, conditions were good. I think some people visiting... More 

7 Thank Tina G
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

To be fair, we only visited the onsite restaurant for Sunday morning breakfast so can't comment on the attraction although it didn't look at all inviting. The restaurant was fairly busy but not overly. We paid £28 for 4 breakfasts and for that sort of money I would expect a certain level of catering, unfortunately we were very wrong. We... More 

Thank Bob B
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

Mistley is a lovely village and this is a lovely spot. It's a good place to get up close to rescue animals and children love it. Cheap entrance fee, a bag of food for the animals is only 50p. If you walk all the way down the side path you get a wonderful view. The cafe is excellent, good food... More 

1 Thank duncanajcampbell
Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2016 via mobile

This place is run down but I'm sure the animals don't mind as long as they are safe, dry, watered and fed Without the helpers who give up their free time where would the animals be. so instead of complaining and moaning why not help or donate if the animals are that poor kept

5 Thank Bev H

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