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Hopefield Animal Sanctuary

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Closed Now: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Best family day!

I cant recommend this place enough! Took my almost 2 year old daughter here today for the first... read more

Reviewed today
Lauren R
Essex, United Kingdom
via mobile
Amazing experience

Amazing staff and volunteers, thank you for doing a great job. Had a great day. Lots of animals... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Joe F
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Hopefield Animal Sanctuary is a non-profit organisation caring for around 400 sick, unwanted and mistreated animals. The sanctuary is based in Brentwood, Essex. Hopefield cares for a variety of animals including horses, donkeys, goats, sheep, pigs...more
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Sawyers Hall Farm Sawyers Hall Lane, Brentwood CM15 9BZ, England
+44 1277 201110
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Reviewed today via mobile

I cant recommend this place enough! Took my almost 2 year old daughter here today for the first time and had the best day! It’s got Baby change facilities, lovely cafe and play area. All the animals are rescued and very well looked after and...More

Thank Lauren R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Amazing staff and volunteers, thank you for doing a great job. Had a great day. Lots of animals, which were happy to see us. The baby donkey was so cute. Large, well built enclosures. Also I liked the signs, explaining the animals pasts and why...More

Thank Joe F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Good day out with grandchildren. They really enjoyed looking at the horses and donkeys and learning about each one's life.

Thank 987Cathy56
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

We took our Granddaughter aged 2 for a few hours out. It is a wonderful place and many of the animals horses / ponies enjoyed a fuss.They had a really wide variety of rescued animals and the site was easy to walk around even with...More

Thank Ann A
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Visited on bank holiday Monday.i personally think they could charge a higher entrance fee.They do their best for all their rescued animals, some of the run etc are a little run down but I notice they are gradually replacing with new ones I guess when...More

1  Thank Emma B
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Wonderful array of rescued animals who thanks to the staff at Hopefield now get to live out their days in this fantastic sanctuary. Every time we visit Hopefield a new enclosure has been built or something has been improved so it's great to see it...More

1  Thank N N
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Hopefields is a lovely place for children to see so many animals . It’s not huge but you can easy do 3-4 hours there. I took my two grandchildren aged 5 and 2. We went on dinosaur week. £2 got you the list of questions...More

Thank mazza501
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely day today! Wasn't expensive and there is lots to see! They also do trails for the kids. Staff are really lovely too! I will be going back soon for another visit!

3  Thank Toni L
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

We took our two year old grandson and he absolutely loved it. It had been severals years since my last visit and the place has really grown! Lots of animals to see, plus a fun play area for the kids and a cafe for the...More

3  Thank Chris J
Reviewed August 19, 2018

This sanctuary is wonderful peaceful place full of creatures which have been mis treated or abandoned by people. Sad stories BUT this sanctuary cares for them all so well. Inexpensive to visit just £5 per adult. So much more satisfying visiting and supporting this lovely...More

3  Thank Carida
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Eileen O
May 27, 2018|
Response from jlockwood2018 | Reviewed this property |
I believe the website states that you may bring your dog on a leash, but I personally wouldn’t during the summer as the sanctuary gets very busy with people/children/prams. There are also free-running cats so please bear... More
April 5, 2018|
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Response from Natalie B | Reviewed this property |
Some of it is concrete paths and some of it is dirt paths. If the weather has been good and it’s dry you’d get around with a buggy fine, it’ll just be a little bumpy!
September 10, 2015|
Response from Diane J | Reviewed this property |
Hopefields is open all year round although opening times may vary. You can find that information from their website. Just google hopefields Brentwood.