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Hemsley Conservation Centre

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Crabtree Close, Fairseat TN15 7JL, England
+44 1732 823996
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Very enjoyable!

Found this place by chance and wasn’t disappointed, cool to see the animals and the staff were very... read more

Reviewed yesterday
sidmogridge
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Kent, United Kingdom
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Lovely place

Yes it's small so take time going round. Definitely bring snacks & water as nothing there. However... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
LilEmDW
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Home to some of the world's most exotic and threatened wildlife
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible10%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Crabtree Close, Fairseat TN15 7JL, England
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+44 1732 823996
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"garden centre"
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"enjoyable morning"
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"keeper experience"
in 2 reviews
"new arrivals"
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"animal experience"
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"large zoo"
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"visited today"
in 5 reviews
"look forward to visiting again"
in 2 reviews
"vip experience"
in 3 reviews
"cafe next door"
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"zoo keepers"
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"adds to the charm"
in 2 reviews
"various animals"
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"birthday gift"
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"small animals"
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"great little place"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Found this place by chance and wasn’t disappointed, cool to see the animals and the staff were very friendly and attentive, not the biggest place so would take your time walking around and probably take some snacks with you, try to attend the staff animal...More

Thank sidmogridge
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Yes it's small so take time going round. Definitely bring snacks & water as nothing there. However there's lots of talks throughout the day, all the staff are very helpful & very knowledgeable. Trying to build & make the grounds bigger so they can get...More

Thank LilEmDW
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very small, hense admission price. No cafe available, cold drinks can be bought from a shack type place. Plenty of animal talks available every 15-20 mins. Very informative. You can buy a pot of nectar to feed the rainbow lorikeets for £1. The staff are...More

Thank Marrianne R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a lovely afternoon here. Yes it is small but if you listen to the talks you can spend a good few hours here and have experience that you wouldn't get at a larger zoo. We learnt a lot of new things. The staff...More

Thank Lesley B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very small zoo/conservation centre, so don't expect large animals and massive cafe but it's only £7.25 for adults or £6,25 for children so very reasonable, check out their website for details. Also its not easy to find as the sign from the...More

Thank dereksmith729
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to spend my girlfriend's birthday here. There were four of us... not theyve lost out on 4 paying customers as nobody came to the front to let us in. Tried ringing the buzzer twice and nobkdy came. Veey disappointed that we travelled all...More

1  Thank Jordan H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a brilliant time here and heard the nocturnal talk and then got to go in the monkey cage. We all really enjoyed ourselves. Preferred it to the zoo because it felt more intimate and you could get up close and personal with the...More

Thank jadeg1
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful morning learning about the animals and getting up close to lemurs, meerkats and pepe the skunk.learnt lots of new things and my 9 year loved it.very hard to find it's in the garden centres land which would be better if they said this on...More

Thank 250south
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My 9 year-old did this today and it is just fantastic. Everything she wanted in a zookeeper day. This place is clearly setup for the animals rather than the visitors (which is how it should be). The staff are all passionate about their animals and...More

Thank Randomcamden
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a wonderful afternoon hand feeding and interacting with a variety of small animals. Highly recommended. Would give 5 stars but the location is still work in progress. I know some people on here have given scathing reviews but they should try and understand that...More

Thank cookiebiscuit_10
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AlannaRandall
23 March 2018|
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Response from simon m | Reviewed this property |
It is pretty flat but some of the indoor exhibits are pretty small, however the staff are very good and will help out to make sure your visit will include the chance to see everything
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Elin G
27 December 2017|
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Response from hccentre | Property representative |
Hello Elin G. We received your email yesterday and will respond in due course to address your concerns. With regards, to the comment below - a visitor sees a snapshot in the daily lives of our animals so please bear this is... More
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