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Shepreth Wildlife Park

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Shepreth Wildlife Park Station Road, Shepreth SG8 6PZ, England
+44 1763 262226
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Park in decline

I visited today with my 2 year old daughter. Firstly, the main cafe was closed and the only one... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Chris N
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Fabulous day

When we booked this through Tesco clubcard attractions two months ago we had no idea we’d benefit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sally N
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Shepreth Wildlife Park first started as a private sanctuary in 1979. WillersMill Wild Animal Sanctuary, as it was known, was a refuge for creatures great and small, including rescued foxes, hedgehogs and badgers, alongside many different species of unlicensed exotics. After care and rehabilitation many were released back into the wild, but where this was not possible, they lived out their life at the sanctuary. Today, Shepreth Wildlife Park still hosts a busy ‘Hedgehog Hospital’ but also participates in national and international breeding programmes for endangered species. It remains as committed as ever to its animals and conservation, and to educating the next generation of conservationists.There are so many different animals to meet you won't know where to start! Marvel at the sheer ‘roar' power of the tigers in the Big Cat House or spy upon the mischievous primates on Monkey Island. Getting up, close and personal with the residents of the park is what it's all about. Since opening its doors to the public in 1984, Shepreth Wildlife Park, set in natural grounds, has become one of East Anglia’s major attractions and is home to tigers, otters, monkeys, reptiles and even creepy crawlies!. There’s so much to do from daring to enter the Nocturnal House, to playing ‘pirates’ or even stroking a cockroach! The park also provides lots of unique experiences to book, from hand-feeding the ring-tailed lemurs to playing with meerkats in Meerkat Manor. It truly is a fun day out for all the family!
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Shepreth Wildlife Park Station Road, Shepreth SG8 6PZ, England
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+44 1763 262226
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I visited today with my 2 year old daughter. Firstly, the main cafe was closed and the only one opened was working off a reduced menu. The soft play was only for 5+ which is strange given how popular it is with young children. Safe...More

Thank Chris N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When we booked this through Tesco clubcard attractions two months ago we had no idea we’d benefit from England playing in a quarter final and we’d be in the midst of a heatwave. The park was quiet all day but by 2.30pm it was practically...More

Thank Sally N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here recently with my Hubby, we came across it quite by accident on the internet. It has a lot for young children i.e play barn, ball pond, play areas etc but we as adults had a thoroughly enjoyable day out. Its a small...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took our granddaughter who is three. She loved the meercats, the tigers and the train ride. She was nervous in the hedgehog hospital, but the ladies there made her feel welcome. We were blessed with good weather, so had a good day there, not...More

Thank Patricia J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think people need to remember that this is a sanctuary and not a zoo, and can therefore not expect every are to be jam packed with animals and attractions. We used tesco clubcards for this which certainly made it cheaper, I'm not too sure...More

Thank molly s
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I attended with my partner and 2 under 2’s (who go free). We used Tesco vouchers so a super cheap day out! I never knew this place even existed before I saw it on the Clubcard website, being only 45 minutes from home, and having...More

Thank wkdpink44
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took my family for the day. Great for kids with lots to do. Great day out and reasonably priced. The animals all looked healthy and had a good amount of space to Roam. Amba the tiger was just amazing.

Thank Sean G
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

Visited this attraction as I wanted to go somewhere different on a teacher training day. The attraction takes Tesco Vouchers, so really cheap to get in. As it was in term time, the attraction was empty. They had plenty of picnic benches and the staff...More

Thank Kerry R
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

A small, privately run zoo in South Cambridgeshire, I live only a few miles away but hadn’t been for some years (perhaps ten). The zoo is in the village of Shepreth and is close to the A10. The railway station, on the line from Kings...More

Thank RichardWebster1963
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Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Came here with my 11 month old son. Stayed for half an hour and left. Here is why: - Lots of empty enclosures - overrun with school children. I couldn’t move around at all with my baby in my arms in any of the buildings...More

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Elizabeth M
15 October 2015|
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Response from Capybara_Macaw | Reviewed this property |
This is a wildlife park and there are no elephants nor cheetahs. There are two hybrid tigers which promote conservation. Perhaps looking at Shepreth's website will give you information? (There are no cages, all zoos and... More
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Paula H
25 September 2015|
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Response from slsorrell | Reviewed this property |
I would agree with other responses. We tend to go as a couple, with one of us being a keen photographer. We usually spend half a day there, getting there for lunch and are usually there until shortly before closing. There's... More
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19Annie80
23 February 2015|
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Response from Graham P | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Yes it should be fine there is a good path / route all round the park. Some of the animals including my favourites the red pandas and meerkats don't have cages around them which should be perfect to take pictures.
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