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Buttercups Sanctuary for Goats

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Buttercups Sanctuary for Goats

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Fomzine wrote a review Nov 2020
Woking, United Kingdom325 contributions259 helpful votes
We had a quick visit as we got there about 45 minutes before they closed. Sadly the cafe and shop had already closed for the day. A shame and somewaht short sighted as we would have made use of both, and perhaps others there would too. But as its a free attraction, with free parking it is handy to call in on for a short visit as part of a day out in Kent. There was a member of staff who helpfully told us the names of the goats we made friends with. And the goats have coloured collars on them so you know which ones are friendly and can be approached. At this time of year I would recommend wearing wellies as it is quite muddy. There are toilets on site too. Take care on the narrow twisting hilly country lanes approaching the site. On our way back we saw two vehicles had been involved in an accident.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Helen S wrote a review Oct 2020
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What a delightful place to visit. You can walk in the field and make friends with lots of goats. You can buy a small bag of food to feed them . Friendly staff and no time limits. Take wellies as it is muddy.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Diana I wrote a review Sep 2020
Meopham, United Kingdom107 contributions29 helpful votes
There are around 150 rescued goats living happily in beautiful countryside. You can wander around the massive field enclosure and and get close to the goats who are very friendly. There is a small cafe and gift shop where goat food can be purchased. I booked the 'Walking with Goats' experience for my son and his family and despite the cold windy weather it was a great success. Walking through the fields with two extremely strong, but good natured goats on leads was certainly a novel experience. We were accompanied by a knowledgeable and experienced guide which enhanced the walk. Wonderful for children who are happy with animals and I will definitely go again .
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Fraggle0268 wrote a review Sep 2020
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A friend recommended this place as she goes often and my 4 year old son absolutely loves goats so decided to pay it a visit. The place itself was lovely and there were lots of friendly goats but our initial ‘welcome’ by the lady on the gate kind of made it all less enjoyable. Whilst paying our donation my son was very excited to see the goats and made some excited noises as expected from a 4 year old and the lady told him to ‘Sshh’ as the goats don’t like the noise. As we went in the first gate a goat came straight over and my son was so excited and was laughing and talking quite loudly about the goat. The lady again made a ‘sshh’ sound and said to us we needed to keep him quiet. I found her rather rude. This made our visit somewhat less enjoyable as I spent the whole visit telling him to be quiet. He wasn’t shouting, just being an excited 4 year old. It’s a shame as the sanctuary is obviously doing great work and the young lady in the cafe was lovely and we enjoyed feeding the goats but maybe someone a bit more friendly to welcome guests would help.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Dee G wrote a review Sep 2020
Gillingham, United Kingdom3 contributions2 helpful votes
Absolutely amazing place to visit! I've just visited for the second weekend in a row as I enjoyed it so much! I was genuinely in awe of just how many goats have been rescued and have their forever home here. The vast majority of the staff are very friendly and approachable, no question is a silly question in regards to the goats and every 'keeper' staff member I spoke to knew the goats names. I do however have a negative. The lady on the entrance gate. She's very intimidating! On my first visit I heard her being rude to a couple in front for not donating enough but presumed she was just passionate about the animals and felt that they're livelihood was in danger without donations however on my return visit she was still quite rude both in action and attitude to our group and others. Maybe there's another job less public facing she could do as I'm sure she means no harm after all she volunteers her time so must really care!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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