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Rare Breeds Centre

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Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:30
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Birds of prey experience

We booked rhis for my daughter and some friends for her birthday. It lasted about an hour and a... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Nick H
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Really great day out for all ages!

Came here in the winter and was impressed, the animals were well looked after and was really great... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2019
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tractor ride”(71 reviews)
“birds of prey”(55 reviews)
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Highland Farm Warehorne Road | Highlands Farm, Woodchurch TN26 3RJ, England
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We booked rhis for my daughter and some friends for her birthday. It lasted about an hour and a half which was spit on. During this time, the head falconer, Colin, explained various birds, which they all got to hold. We then moved to the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Nick H
Reviewed 6 January 2019

Came here in the winter and was impressed, the animals were well looked after and was really great how you could pet all sorts of animals such as guinea pigs, horses, goats etc. Also thoroughly enjoyed doing the woodland walk, which is a fantastic, relaxing...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

We had a falconry experience with Colin. What a top man he was explaining the elements of falconry. His passion for the care and welfare of the birds was clear to see. He was great with our 12 year old son. We had a truly...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 103michellen
Reviewed 4 January 2019

some of the animals looked very clean and well cared for but others not so good. The large reptile was in a small ( for him) tank and only had one branch to sit on and plastic plants. the write up said he lives by...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 20 December 2018 via mobile

We visited the Rare Breeds today for the Santa’s Grotto and we have a really brilliant day out. There were seven adults and three young children and we were all impressed with the value for money and the effort that was put into making it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

We visited with just the intention of seeing the animals, they all seem well cared for. As clean as what can be expected. Animals look well looked after. Although the donkeys looked a bit unkept. We ended up going to the Santa's Grotto. It was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

This place is a con! It’s over priced for what you get. The restaurant is dirty and they have no idea about allergens, the offering is poor and the high chairs in disrepair. I am not convinced the animals are getting proper care, the horses...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

We took our granddaughter for a great day out she loved it you can stroke the rabbits chickens and Guinnepigs in the barn and then go for a free tractor ride there was a lovely country walk afterwards and a child's assault course you do...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Went here with children there is a huge space for the kids to run around and lots of areas to sit with your own pic Nick there's a good park with a zip swing too. It gets a bit smelly in the summer but to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

This was our first visit with our 3 year old granddaughter. It is perfect for little ones they can pet the animals up close, we even saw a big snake out with the keeper!. The soft play area is good and we were in there...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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5 June 2018|
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Response from alvilajo | Reviewed this property |
Yes as I recall, £12 adults, £10 over 3's.A family ticket was £34
5 March 2018|
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Response from Scotty_boy1965 | Reviewed this property |
Yes our son was around that age when took him and is buggy friendly though maybe a little soggy in places at this time of year.
As a season ticket holder for myself and my grandson I have just returned from a visit to the Rare Breeds Centre and, unusually for us, decided to have something in the Granary restaurant. It must have been about 3.30 on a very busy Saturday (to-day) and my grandson wanted anything with chips but there was nothing hot or sandwiches on offer. He, therefore, chose a chocolate muffin with some smarties on the topping and a bottle of Coke. On arriving at the cash desk I was very surprised to be asked for £6.50! After getting him seated I was going back to get a coffee and cake for myself but, at this price, I didn't bother and won't hurry to return to the restaurant again. The table where we sat had not been cleaned and there was a lot of food under the table, including a whole cake which my grandson picked up and nearly ate. Apart from this I have always enjoyed fun filled days with my grandson at the Rare Breeds Centre which has improved each year and seems very well run. I also applaud the work they are doing by having maybe slightly less able people working alongside them. But please, please revise your pricing for one cup cake & a bottle of coke!
18 April 2015|
Response from RareBreeds | Property representative |
Thank you for getting in touch to tell us about your experience at the weekend - we always greatly appreciate feedback from our visitors. I am very sorry to hear that you didn't have a good experience in the Granary... More