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Hillside Animal Sanctuary

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After losing our horse a year ago, we felt it was the right time before the winter to donated her... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
christine b
Norwich, United Kingdom
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Very good

Went to the open day lovely sunny day lots of of good work done here, lots of rescued animals... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2018
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“west runton”(18 reviews)
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Hill Top Farm Hall Lane, Frettenham NR12 7LT, England
+44 1603 736200
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Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

After losing our horse a year ago, we felt it was the right time before the winter to donated her rugs to Hillside. The lady on reception was extremely helpful and understanding. Taking the trouble to explain how our donation of the rugs would help...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank christine b
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Went to the open day lovely sunny day lots of of good work done here, lots of rescued animals. Well worth a visit. Would go again.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

We visited here while holidaying in the area. Free admission and plenty of rescued animals to see, our young children enjoyed it very much. They are doing amazing work here! Dogs welcome

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank janegeorgeadam
Reviewed 24 August 2018

A welcome return to the two Hillside sites. All the animals, horses, goats, pigs, ponies, turkeys, cows, chickens and many more were clearly well looked after by the caring and dedicated staff. A few of the goats were particularly friendly, standing for a good while...More

Date of experience: August 2018
7  Thank kensmoon
Reviewed 22 August 2018

I visited Hillside Animal Sanctuary because they offered to house 4 young bullocks I rescued from the abattoir. Without their help the future of those bullocks would have had such a different ending. I went with my son to see them arrive on the 19th...More

Date of experience: August 2018
7  Thank PamelaWirral_England
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Visited Hillside to see the donkeys that my friend sponsors for me. We had a lovely afternoon and witnessed the great work done there to give rescued animals a good life. It was amazing to see the before and after pictures of some of the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Mary P
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We visited both sanctuaries at the end of July. Had a beautiful day seeing so many happy, rescued animals. Lots of information about the animals and their stories of how they arrived at Hillside. They are the lucky ones to be spending their days in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank 873MarkW
Reviewed 2 August 2018

I have supported this sanctuary for many years but living in Berkshire I hadn't managed to get to visit until my friends arranged a surprise break in North Norfolk for my birthday so we could visit the Sanctuary. This place is wonderful and what made...More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank ymwoodward
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

2 adults and 3 kids, ages from 8-2. Kids enjoyed it, spent 1hr there. Staff weren't v friendly, you slightly felt in the way. Lots of pens with rescued animals in and a poor playground. Very few Shire horses, tucked away in their stables so...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Thferret1
Reviewed 20 July 2018

We visited here on holiday for my horse mad 2 year old. I was just expecting a farm type of environment but it is so much more. There are lots of back stories to how the animals came to be there and a lot of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
7  Thank CrosbyFieldsS
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Norma S
8 February 2017|
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Response from bloodrunner | Reviewed this property |
As above, do not waste your time unless it is an open day.. A long day travelling for nothing;;; Sorry if that sounds negative, but phone first.
21 June 2016|
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Response from Diane W | Reviewed this property |
All dogs are allowed at the sanctuary, obviously they have to be under control as there are animals there. The rescue dogs are not at West Runton, they are at Frettenham.