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“Excellent, a genuine gem”

Seven Sisters Sheep Centre
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in East Dean
Certificate of Excellence
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London
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9 reviews
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“Excellent, a genuine gem”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

This attraction is really wonderful, it is small, unique and honest. For a real insight into family farming and traditional rare breeds it is highly recommended. The food is great, best scone I think I have ever eaten and the family and staff are friendly helpful and knowledgable. The shearing demonstration is excellent as are the cuddle sessions, tractor ride and bottle feeding. Definitely worth a visit, but remember to have enough cash on you as there is no card machine. It's ramshackle, but it's real, and we've had a wonderful day.

Visited July 2013
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English first
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A place to get close to many breeds of sheep”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

The sheep centre at east dean is awesome. It is a working farm keeping rare breeds alive. There is lots to see and do and the owners and staff are happy to share their knowledge. There is opportunity to do night lambing which we can highly recommend :) there are things for children to do and see but it is not.a commercial attraction. Bottle feeding lambs, seeing lots of different sheep and the experience to see a lamb being born. In the summer, the art of shearing and pet cuddling is great too, well worth a visit.

Visited July 2013
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East sussex
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45 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Book a night lambing !”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

We booked a night lambing session with two friends and it was just lovely sadly no lambs were born while we were there but was all really enjoyed bottle feeding the babies, checking and feeding the ewes and there lambs all in Beck made it a lovely evening which all four of us really enjoyed.

Visited February 2013
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Liskeard, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful experience, we will be returning again & again”
Reviewed April 23, 2013

What a brilliant place, this is a must for any any visitor. It looks like a very small place but we spent hours there, only leaving because they were closing for the day. I would recommend this place to everyone. I went with my daughter who is 25 & my partner, we had so much fun, you don't have to have young children with you to enjoy the place. The animals are all very well cared for & are extremely friendly & happy. We each had 3 bags of feed (3 for only £1.00, very good value) which lasted for ages, even though we tried to feed a little to most of the animals. What a wonderful day. Extremley good value, not at all expensive compared to other places, of lesser quality - we paid £6.00 entrance fee & £1.00 each for animal feed, which is optional but highly recommended, so a total of just £7.00 each & we had hours & hours of pleasure. We are still tlaking about the enjoyment we experienced a week later. Loads & loads of fabulous photo oportunities for wonderful memories. We will be going back.

Visited April 2013
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Brighton, UK
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6 reviews
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“Fantastic Sheep”
Reviewed April 20, 2013

My wife and I have been here three times and it is just wonderful. We went twice last summer during the daytime and had the chance to wander round the farm, see all the animals (they have sheep, pigs, chickens, ducks) and pet and feed the animals.

We had as much fun as all the kids running round the place, it was great. There is a little cafe area at the back where you can get tea, scones and hot meals. At the back of the farm a little playground and open area lets small people run around and make noise. We saw a sheep shearing demonstration and did a ride around the fields in the tractor too.

The best bit though was our visit at the end of March. It was my wife's birthday so we went Night Lambing. This was a brilliant experience. We turned up at 10pm and helped Becky (who runs the farm with her Father) check none of the sheep were due to give birth. If they are due then you have to help her deliver the lamb! Unfortunately none were due the night we went, but we did get to make up the hot milk formula for the newborn lambs and then feed them (SO CUTE). After that we helped feed the rest of the sheep and get them to bed. Quite a tiring 2 hours but so much fun.

This place is highly recommended - a great day out (you are right round the corner from Seven Sisters and Burling Gap, two lovely seaside locations) or night out, and works well for adults and kids. Becky who runs the place was so friendly and helpful and gave us a great insight into how farms work.

Final note - they do a morning Lambing session which might work for families with kids. We couldn't get ourselves out of bed that early hence the evening session for us!

Visited March 2013
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