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Shepreth Wildlife Park

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Shepreth Wildlife Park Station Road, Shepreth SG8 6PZ, England
+44 1763 262226
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Brilliant small zoo with so much information

We went as a family of three and had a wonderful couple of hours here and learned a lot from the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
AnnieM27
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London, United Kingdom
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An excellent little zoo

Small, but packed with things to see and do. Staff are friendly and the whole site is well planned... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mel N
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Shepreth Wildlife Park first started as a private sanctuary in 1979. WillersMill Wild Animal Sanctuary, as it was known, was a refuge for creatures great and small, including rescued foxes, hedgehogs and badgers, alongside many different species of unlicensed exotics. After care and rehabilitation many were released back into the wild, but where this was not possible, they lived out their life at the sanctuary. Today, Shepreth Wildlife Park still hosts a busy ‘Hedgehog Hospital’ but also participates in national and international breeding programmes for endangered species. It remains as committed as ever to its animals and conservation, and to educating the next generation of conservationists.There are so many different animals to meet you won't know where to start! Marvel at the sheer ‘roar' power of the tigers in the Big Cat House or spy upon the mischievous primates on Monkey Island. Getting up, close and personal with the residents of the park is what it's all about. Since opening its doors to the public in 1984, Shepreth Wildlife Park, set in natural grounds, has become one of East Anglia’s major attractions and is home to tigers, otters, monkeys, reptiles and even creepy crawlies!. There’s so much to do from daring to enter the Nocturnal House, to playing ‘pirates’ or even stroking a cockroach! The park also provides lots of unique experiences to book, from hand-feeding the ring-tailed lemurs to playing with meerkats in Meerkat Manor. It truly is a fun day out for all the family!
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Shepreth Wildlife Park Station Road, Shepreth SG8 6PZ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went as a family of three and had a wonderful couple of hours here and learned a lot from the vast amount of information given about all the animals there.

Thank AnnieM27
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Small, but packed with things to see and do. Staff are friendly and the whole site is well planned and designed. Lots for children to do, including an indoor play area attached to the cafe. Staff were lovely. Highly recommended for a visit, as it...More

Thank Mel N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A really nice zoo. Slightly small but that worked in its favour. My 2.5yr old loved it, enjoyed exploring each attraction as it was all so close. Fairly big playground area with sand pit. Food offering is minimal so a picnic is worth taking. We...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with the Mrs to the park for a few hours. There was a good range of animals about and the variety of talks was good. The cafe was reasonably priced, the only downer is that when we went to it was during the heat...More

Thank Luke G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently took our one year old grandson here as he loves animals. We had a very enjoyable day, it was hot, but there are many shady areas around the park. It is not huge, but this is a bonus if you have little ones....More

Thank Elaine L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a good time here a few weeks ago. Many animals were sleepy due to the heat but lots of places around the site were deliberately empty. I'm not sure if there were animals that were taken out but I was surprised that it...More

Thank Christopher S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hardly saw any animals. Many signs stating under veterinary care. Empty enclosures. No sign of the Tiger which apparently was not well. No sign of the wolf. Meerkats enclosure was good. Should have been two eateries but jingle café was closed and the snack area...More

Thank WelshBoyinsouth
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shepreth is a little place but there is a lot to see from bats to a tiger. It is perfect for very small children. Bring your own lunch- the cafe gets busy and it doesn’t serve a great range of food.

Thank AudreyGrey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great day out. Our family enjoyed wandering around the beautiful landscaped grounds, seeing the animals, and talking with the friendly staff. The talk in the Discovery Centre was really interesting, informative and inspiring for all ages in our group. The younger ones also loved...More

Thank Mary S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Relatively small wildlife park, but some soft and outdoor play areas too. Quite a few empty enclosures and most of the animals inactive in the heat - we understand that. For a family venue, some steps or low hand washing facilities would be good in...More

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Elizabeth M
16 October 2015|
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Response from Capybara_Macaw | Reviewed this property |
This is a wildlife park and there are no elephants nor cheetahs. There are two hybrid tigers which promote conservation. Perhaps looking at Shepreth's website will give you information? (There are no cages, all zoos and... More
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Paula H
25 September 2015|
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Response from slsorrell | Reviewed this property |
I would agree with other responses. We tend to go as a couple, with one of us being a keen photographer. We usually spend half a day there, getting there for lunch and are usually there until shortly before closing. There's... More
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19Annie80
23 February 2015|
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Response from Graham P | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Yes it should be fine there is a good path / route all round the park. Some of the animals including my favourites the red pandas and meerkats don't have cages around them which should be perfect to take pictures.
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