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Rare Species Conservation Centre - CLOSED

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Great animals and great staff!

Visited today and how wonderful it was. It's not huge, but incredibly well set out! Speak to the... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2014
Margate, England
Great few hours.

This place is fantastic. The site is not huge on the scale of port Lympne or Howletts but then... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2014
Steve C
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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
+44 1304 611528
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Reviewed 11 September 2014

Visited today and how wonderful it was. It's not huge, but incredibly well set out! Speak to the staff, they are so knowledgable and friendly. We were lucky enough to have a Tiger tour. It was very interesting to hear their the plans for the...More

Thank Beachy022
Reviewed 3 September 2014 via mobile

This place is fantastic. The site is not huge on the scale of port Lympne or Howletts but then again it is mot a zoo so maybe a direct comparison is unfair, so much has been fitted into the space without it feeling cramped at...More

1  Thank Steve C
Reviewed 27 August 2014

What a superb place. Both the landscaped surroundings,and animals are so well cared for and look genuinely happy. Staff are superb, a girl keeper even got out the Binturong (pop) when out daughter said she had fallen in love with it. We will be back...More

Thank TimB47
Reviewed 22 August 2014

Visited before it got flooded and was good but visited today and was even better! Going to be very good when all the work done, animals look very well cared for and the staff are friendly! Xx

Thank AdamEllieG
Reviewed 22 August 2014

We visiting the rare species conservation centre today after camping in sandwich and looking up things to do. This is a delightful centre. Still being built , so you get a discount on the very reasonable entry fee. The landscaping is really lovely and the...More

Thank Wendyhum
Reviewed 18 August 2014

By no means a huge place, or anywhere near as commercial as some of the other animal parks in Kent, but definitely a real surprise. A tiny, well-maintained zoo with a great range of animals, all extremely well looked-after and cared for. Still being developed...More

Thank Danny G
Reviewed 17 August 2014

fantastic animals, great settings and landscaping it is fab and would recommend to anyone especially if you like big cats!!

Thank Mattyf1977
Reviewed 12 August 2014

Drive past nearby Wingham on a summer’s day and you will see 200 or more cars in their car park. Here we counted around half a dozen. At the southern end of Sandwich, the Rare Species Conservation Centre is easy to miss. It used to...More

1  Thank Makaris
Reviewed 11 August 2014

I stumbled across this place whilst reading up on zoos in the UK - not that you can really call this a zoo and it certainly wouldn't be classed as a 'tourist attraction' and thank goodness for that. It's a catch 22 situation really, what...More

Thank MrsMcCambridge
Reviewed 30 July 2014

The children were entertained and educated and had a fantastic time. You cannot ask for more than that.

Thank Lorraine F
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