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South West Deer Rescue

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Paula P wrote a review Feb 2020
St Austell, United Kingdom33 contributions32 helpful votes
We went for My husbands birthday and to be honest were not expecting too much but were blown away by the size of the place, the amount of deer, the knowledge and friendliness of the guys and how tame and gentle the deer were. Would highly recommend, we were on our guided tour for around 2.5 hours. Definitely take wellies, waterproofs if wet and plenty of carrots and digestive biscuits for the lovely deer. We would love to go back again some day, maybe to their open day on the 1st weekend of July.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Debbie H wrote a review Dec 2019
Chard, United Kingdom359 contributions161 helpful votes
Myself, husband, children and grand children spent a fabulous time at The South West Deer Rescue which is run by Mike. You do have to book in advance and amazingly, a large party who were expected did not arrive. This was totally their loss and our gain as we had Mike's undivided attention and enthusiasm for these wonderful creatures. Through Mikes hard work, dedication and love for these animals he has totally gained their trust and many of them seemed to enjoy hugs and cuddles! The walk lasts for about an hour and half and is muddy so wellies are a must! You get to meet them all as he gives you a fully guided tour amid the beautiful rolling hills.The world needs more people like Mike.What a magical place it is!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Maryanne W wrote a review Nov 2019
17 contributions6 helpful votes
What an amazing place . Passionate and caring staff . Not suitable for prams or wheelchairs as rough under foot .However walking amongst the deer , feeding them and learning about them was amazing. Make sure you take plenty of carrots and digestive biscuits for the deer . There is no fixed cost but they ask for a donation as they have no other funding so give generously. Wellies required in wet weather.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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LauraHam1 wrote a review Nov 2019
Newbury, United Kingdom18 contributions3 helpful votes
We needed to call in advance to make sure that we could walk around the sanctuary, guided by Mike who runs it. He was friendly and incredible knowledgeable about the deer, happy to answer any questions that we all had. All of the deer clearly adore him and there is a kind atmosphere across the whole place. We went at our own pace and the walk took about 2 and a quarter hours. We brought digestives along which you feed to the deer - they love them! You might get mobbed! Me and my husband took three packets between us and they cleared us out. You can take carrots too. I can't believe this was free - please go and support Mike's amazing work by contributing what you can.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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292sean wrote a review Oct 2019
Yeovil, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
An unforgettable treat for Grandparents, parents and children of all ages. Fantastic setting a wonderful close up experience and a great guide. 2 hrs well spent and one visit is not enough. When you go please be generous with your donations it really is worth rewarding the people who live 24/7 for these animals and deliver such a rewarding experience to every visitor.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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