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Mistley Place Park Animal Rescue Centre

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Address: New Road, Mistley CO11 1ER, England
Phone Number: +44 1206 396048
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For people who slam this place as rubbish its not meant to be a great day out for all the family. Its somewhere unwanted neglected animals can live safely and comfortably. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Squashyone
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Colchester
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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

after doing a treasure trail of Mistley we stumbled upon this fantastic cafe. the staff were very accommodating especially as they were so busy, we managed to squeeze in a table of 4. Today the cafe was offering a 2 course xmas lunch special as well as a selected menu which included all day breakfast. they were so busy yet... More 

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Colchester
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

For people who slam this place as rubbish its not meant to be a great day out for all the family. Its somewhere unwanted neglected animals can live safely and comfortably. The animals are few horses, ponies, goats, pigs, alpacas, sheep, and a donkey, rabbits and plenty of chickens ducks and geese. It is quite run down in appearance but... More 

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Thank Squashyone
Essex, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It doesn't have immaculate presentation and it is a little run down, but it is a real animal rescue using the funds it has to care for the animals rather than on decor. Very reasonable price and nice to visit. You can buy a bag of animal feed and feed the animals. It also has nice food in the cafe... More 

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Thank Julie W
Hertford
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85 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

People who complain it's rubbish and run down should think about the immense cost of looking after human being cast offs! If we were better with animals these places wouldn't need to exist. If you think it's run down support them with a donation. They do a fantastic job of actually caring for the animals. Keep up the great work

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Thank SJBaked
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

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Thank Natalie F
essex
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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.

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1 Thank bigbarryEssex
Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

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1 Thank george73915
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18 reviews
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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 

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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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 

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Thank Tasha W
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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.

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