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Hemsley Conservation Centre

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Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Small but sweet

Nice little place with some rare animals that I've not seen before as well as your standard... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2018
London, United Kingdom
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What a little a gem!

We visited on a very wet day but we still had a wonderful time. This place is small but is full of... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
Kent, United Kingdom
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  • Average2%
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  • Terrible9%
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Home to some of the world's most exotic and threatened wildlife
Closed Now
Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Crabtree Close, Fairseat TN15 7JL, England
+44 1732 823996
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I bought the keeper experience as a Christmas present for my wife. We had never heard of this place, but I liked what I read on their website and went ahead with my purchase! We arrived up a pretty dingy lane into a small, shared...More

Thank steveskinn
Reviewed 12 September 2018

We Visited Hemsley with our 10yr old son. He thoroughly enjoyed the Junior Zoo Keeper Experience and i'd certainly recommend it to any parent seeking something different from the more usual Birthday Fancy dress/Theme party for their child .The staff were fantastic , in particular...More

Thank olddad2018
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

We visited Hemsley for our three children (5,7,9yrs) to have their zoo keeper experience that we bought them for Christmas, it was great!! Katie, who lead the zoo keeper experience, was great with the kids and was very knowledgable. The children loved feeding the animals...More

Thank Lizzycheney82
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Nice little place with some rare animals that I've not seen before as well as your standard meerkats. The staff were all friendly and very knowledgeable. It's a perfect size to take little ones as they won't get bored like some long days out

Thank KBW17
Reviewed 31 August 2018

We had a brilliant day with our two young grandsons. Value for money with lovely friendly knowledgable staff. The boys loved getting up close with a skunk and an armadillo not something you get to do every day. Small enclosures with a lovely selection of...More

Thank Lisa P
Reviewed 30 August 2018

I had bought a meet the meerkats experience for the girls twelfth birthday,I had read lots of reviews about how small it is. And I actually wasn't sure what to expect,I thought perhaps the girls would visit the meerkats whizz around and be out in...More

Thank Anita B
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

We visited on a very wet day but we still had a wonderful time. This place is small but is full of interesting things to look at and there was a talk every 15 minutes. I’ve never been to a place where the staff are...More

Thank Bookish17
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

We took our two young grandaughters here for an afternoon visit as we had never been here before. I must agree with other reviewers that it is not that easy to find and could do with better signage from the main road. However, once we...More

Thank Oztravelle
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

We booked a zoo keeper experience for our 6 year old daughter. There were also 2 other similar aged girls in the group. Jared was absolutely amazing with the children, he kept their attention for the whole 3ish hours they were taken round. We as...More

Thank Ryan S
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

After looking at the website (looked pretty good). Decided on a visit today. It was difficult to find, not sign posted and down a dirt track by a garden centre. The entrance was very uninspiring, and tatty, but we decided that looks can be deceiving,...More

Thank N8ckyC
hccentre, Manager at Hemsley Conservation Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

Hello “N8ckyC” I am sorry that you did not enjoy your visit as the vast majority of our other visitors do, however there are some points I’d like to raise. Sign posts are actually beyond our control, as they are for many businesses – this...More

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5 August 2018|
Response from Marrianne R | Reviewed this property |
Yes except for Christmas day etc
29 July 2018|
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Response from Bernadette S | Reviewed this property |
No cafe on site but there is one next door
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