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Chestnut Centre Otter, Owl and Wildlife Park

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Otter, Owl and Wildlife Park Castleton Road, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Peak District National Park SK23 0QS, England
+44 1298 814099
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NOT Pushchair Friendly

Before my visit I looked at the website and it was not obvious that there were several steps up and... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2016
abbitayl0r
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Bakewell, United Kingdom
Otterly Wonderful

Summer holidays and what to do with the grandchildren aged 5&7, They both like animals so rather... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2016
Chilly47
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Bradford, England
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The Chestnut Centre is an escape from the bustle of life, in a secluded natural valley in the Peak National Park. The centre is home to 4 species of otters including the rare Giant Otter, 15 species of owl, tame fallow deer in the deer herd, foxes, pine marten and the elusive, endangered Scottish Wildcat etc. Truly a ‘Hidden Gem in a Hidden Valley”.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Otter, Owl and Wildlife Park Castleton Road, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Peak District National Park SK23 0QS, England
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+44 1298 814099

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Reviewed August 15, 2016

Before my visit I looked at the website and it was not obvious that there were several steps up and down on the trail that you have to follow. I visited with my 8 month old and had him in his pram. It was a...More

Thank abbitayl0r
Reviewed August 13, 2016

Summer holidays and what to do with the grandchildren aged 5&7, They both like animals so rather than visit a zoo why not visit a wildlife park? Otters interest me (Ring of Brightwater my vintage) The nearest centre was an hour and half drive away....More

Thank Chilly47
Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

This was a wonderful day out, the price is low and the walk was pleasant. The animals were well cared for and the staff friendly. Well worth a visit!

1  Thank Rosie B
Reviewed August 5, 2016

We did have a lovely time walking round the park the giant otters were amazing but we felt so sad for the Owl's their enclosures are in dire need of upgrade they just don't have enough room to stretch their wings such majestic creatures as...More

5  Thank Holidaymaker922
Reviewed July 31, 2016

After visiting this lovely wildlife park several times as visitors, my partner Adam and I paid to do a 'Keeper for a Day' experience in the spring, as a joint birthday present. We were made to feel very welcome and had a lovely time mucking...More

2  Thank chloecheeseman
Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

I love otters so was very excited to hear about this place. It is an hour and a half drive from where i live but totally worth it. We thought we would be perhaps a couple of hours maximum but we left after 4 hours....More

2  Thank Tambobs
Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Brilliant place to visit,the otters were brilliant.A definite must for the family,helpful staff with lots of knowledge to guide you through your time there.Also a great little shop/cafe there as well.

1  Thank Simon O
Reviewed July 26, 2016

A very enjoyable visit, although only enough for half a day. The woodland walks and bridges across the river to observe the otters made the area interesting to walk through. There were lots of different owls, although it was hard to see some of them...More

Thank TweeniesSheffield
Reviewed July 25, 2016

With the wildlife and fun loveable otters you can't go wrong to visit the park and wtaff are friendly and helpful. Price is good value too.

Thank John W
Reviewed July 25, 2016

We found this little place whilst travelling to another destination and i'm glad we stopped off. The weather wasn't at it's best and was a bit cold but that didn't put us off my 2 boys loved the giant otters and the deer feed, never...More

Thank gazken1981
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sjenkins82
August 27, 2017|
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Response from wildlifepark235 | Property representative |
By definition we are in the Peak District therefore hilly . the majority of visitors manage a buggy but there are steps and uneven paths - we are not the Trafford Centre . A sense of humour helps.
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sjenkins82
August 27, 2017|
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Response from Natalie W | Reviewed this property |
May be a bit tricky as it is all uneven ground and also a few steps along the way. With 2 of you though it may be easier. Would definitely need a sturdy pushchair!
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Hannah B
June 17, 2017|
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Response from Marie-Anne S | Reviewed this property |
They have a very strict no dog policy. I suppose it's understandable as wildlife are running free i this wildlife conservation venue.
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