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Hemsley Conservation Centre

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An amazing little zoo

What a wonderful place. Such an amazing variety of animals including some that you don't often get... read more

Reviewed October 27, 2018
Dartford, United Kingdom
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Hemsley Conservation Centre - what an amazing place!

Visited Hemsley Conservation Centre yesterday with sister and our families (kids aged 10-15 years... read more

Reviewed October 24, 2018
Ringwood, United Kingdom
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Home to some of the world's most exotic and threatened wildlife
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Crabtree Close, Fairseat TN15 7JL, England
+44 1732 823996
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All reviews garden centre keeper experience health check enjoyable morning large zoo vip experience animal experience big heart very small place new arrivals visited today fallen in love small picnic area look forward to visiting again slow loris adds to the charm cafe next door
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Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful place. Such an amazing variety of animals including some that you don't often get to see in larger zoos. We visited as two grandparents, mum, 13yr old and 8yr old. We all loved it. The knowledge and passion of the staff was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

Visited Hemsley Conservation Centre yesterday with sister and our families (kids aged 10-15 years). What an amazing place! We thoroughly enjoyed it and spent nearly the whole day there! It is small but completely charming. There are so many amazing creatures to see, mostly endangered...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

I bought the keeper experience as a Christmas present for my wife. We had never heard of this place, but I liked what I read on their website and went ahead with my purchase! We arrived up a pretty dingy lane into a small, shared...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank steveskinn
Reviewed September 12, 2018

We Visited Hemsley with our 10yr old son. He thoroughly enjoyed the Junior Zoo Keeper Experience and i'd certainly recommend it to any parent seeking something different from the more usual Birthday Fancy dress/Theme party for their child .The staff were fantastic , in particular...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank olddad2018
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

We visited Hemsley for our three children (5,7,9yrs) to have their zoo keeper experience that we bought them for Christmas, it was great!! Katie, who lead the zoo keeper experience, was great with the kids and was very knowledgable. The children loved feeding the animals...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lizzycheney82
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Nice little place with some rare animals that I've not seen before as well as your standard meerkats. The staff were all friendly and very knowledgeable. It's a perfect size to take little ones as they won't get bored like some long days out

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KBW17
Reviewed August 31, 2018

We had a brilliant day with our two young grandsons. Value for money with lovely friendly knowledgable staff. The boys loved getting up close with a skunk and an armadillo not something you get to do every day. Small enclosures with a lovely selection of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lisa P
Reviewed August 30, 2018

I had bought a meet the meerkats experience for the girls twelfth birthday,I had read lots of reviews about how small it is. And I actually wasn't sure what to expect,I thought perhaps the girls would visit the meerkats whizz around and be out in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Anita B
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

We visited on a very wet day but we still had a wonderful time. This place is small but is full of interesting things to look at and there was a talk every 15 minutes. I’ve never been to a place where the staff are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bookish17
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

We took our two young grandaughters here for an afternoon visit as we had never been here before. I must agree with other reviewers that it is not that easy to find and could do with better signage from the main road. However, once we...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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August 5, 2018|
Response from Marrianne R | Reviewed this property |
Yes except for Christmas day etc
July 29, 2018|
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Response from 390bernadettes | Reviewed this property |
No cafe on site but there is one next door
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Response from simon m | Reviewed this property |
It is pretty flat but some of the indoor exhibits are pretty small, however the staff are very good and will help out to make sure your visit will include the chance to see everything