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“Brilliant day out for children and adults!”

Mistley Place Park Animal Rescue Centre
Reviewed June 2, 2013

I used to come here as a kid and returned today with my own child,I have to say the work they do at the farm is amazing, the animals are all well kept,fed and looked after. They roam free and adware all very tame and not shy to come up to you for a feed or a stroke. My daughter whose 2 loved it today and so did I. We even was lucky enough to bottle feed a lamb! An all round brilliant place. And for the people who have given this place a bad review are either blind or just haven't looked beyond a bit of overgrown grass! This is a rescue farm so of course some of the animals might look a bit rough around the edges but they are now in a safe environment. Also the cafe serves lovely food and cakes!

3  Thank hayleychil
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

OK this is a little run down and in need of a lick of paint but paint etc costs money and every penny goes in animal costs. My daughter's cats are former residents of Mistley, something they have in common with my current dog and his predecessor.
The centre has been in operation for many years and has seen a wide variety of animals through it's doors and has long pursued, as far as it is able, and open door policy.
Yes a fee is charged for rehoming but home visits have to be made, food payed for and vets bills met. It is not unusual for the payment to fall short of the monies already spent.
Call in if you are passing, enjoy a gentle stroll and perhaps a drink in the cafe. Enjoy the contact with the animals and feel grateful that the volunteers who work here can provide a home for these fortunate creatures.

4  Thank Randoman1
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

Most of the Rabbits have been moved to where they wont keep getting pooed on by chickens in to an old bird aviary, if only there was a sign telling people to keep door closed, they are still in hutches that are too small inside this bird aviary, they still have no hay and are still fed on a cheap mix of food instead of pellets.

It looks like an attempt has been made to separate the chickens (to stop them fighting maybe?) but this has resulted in birds crammed into hutches :(

beware of the fence around the pond, it looks from a distance like it will keep kids safe and out of the water, but there are holes in the ground under the fence that a small child can fall in and end up in the water.

2  Thank davefiat
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

Great work going on here, but for me the place needs a bit of a tidy up. I will go back again just to support there work with the animals.

Thank Paul_Jilly
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

As an animal lover I take my hat off to anyone individual or organisation who chooses to look after the welfare of less fortunate animals. There is plenty to see and there is a cafe on site. To be honest overall the place appears very run down which may be through lack of funds but from what we saw this did not affect the care given to the animals there. I would visit again and if I was fortunate enough to have a big win on the Lottery I would certainly donate to this worth while centre.

1  Thank Supertramp15
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