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Rare Species Conservation Centre - CLOSED

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Amazing experience

We chose this attraction rather than one of the many zoos in the area as the focus appeared to be... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2015
Dorchester, United Kingdom
Really lovely little zoo.

The staff were so lovely and well-informed. It was pretty quiet the day we went it almost felt as... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2015
Jenai L
Deal, United Kingdom
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  • Very good20%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
1 Nov 2016
“Such a Shame”
22 Jun 2016
“Why has it closed?! ”
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Bellar's Bush Dover Road, Sandwich CT13 0DG, England
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Reviewed 4 April 2015

We chose this attraction rather than one of the many zoos in the area as the focus appeared to be on conservation and wellbeing of the animals. We weren't disappointed. The centre is fairly small but has some really interesting species that you can get...More

1  Thank 148Tina
Reviewed 3 April 2015

Hubby and I visited here whilst on weekend away and although I must say the enclosures and the care taken with the animals and their habitat is really brilliant and the staff are fantastic,we did think it was a little expensive for what was there...More

Thank Janice W
Reviewed 28 March 2015

The staff were so lovely and well-informed. It was pretty quiet the day we went it almost felt as if we were having our own private tour. Be sure to go in the afternoon though as the animals tend to rest in the morning.

Thank Jenai L
Reviewed 23 March 2015 via mobile

I was visiting my nan and grandad when I found a leaflet for this is our hotel, we thought we'd drive over and have a look. Being an animal lover I'm bit a big fan of zoos but every animal I saw looked so well...More

1  Thank Charlotte W
Reviewed 28 February 2015

My partner and I, took our 1 year old son, and we had a lovely time. They had rare animals that you will never see in any other Zoo/animal centre. My partner is an animal enthusiast and even he didn't know what all the animals...More

1  Thank dkarpenter
Reviewed 21 October 2014

I concur with every word written by RCimino dated 23rd Sept 2014. The only difference is I rate it poor. Very disappointing and our visit lasted barely 1/2 hour. Our only hope is that the ongoing improvements do what they say and improve things for...More

6  Thank r0land777
Reviewed 23 September 2014

I support good zoos, and the role they can play in conservation, and as that is this collection's raison d'etre, I was looking forward to visiting. The centre is still very much in development, but as the site it occupies is not especially large, development...More

3  Thank RCimino
Reviewed 14 September 2014 via mobile

A fantastic afternoon out. As an animal lover I was amazed to see so many animals that I had never heard of! The staff are informative and willing to answer any questions, and they provide a tour around the area currently under construction. This is...More

1  Thank MohammedsMum
Reviewed 13 September 2014

I hadn't even realised the Centre had re-opened until stumbling across some good reviews on here. As others say, it's on a much smaller scale than most zoos but definitely has a charm of its own. The highlights for me were the Asian Beavers, who...More

Thank black-deuce
Reviewed 12 September 2014

This zoo is very small, but it has huge ideas! It is a true haven for rare species (as the name would suggest), and whilst at first glance it may not appear like the perfect day out for the family (no play area etc), there...More

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