The Golden Retriever Experience

The Golden Retriever Experience

The Golden Retriever Experience
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The Golden Retriever Experience (The GRE) is a family-run attraction in West Somerset that gives the unique opportunity for you and your family/friends to have a personal encounter with a pack of trained Golden Retrievers.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Linda M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best way to spend 2 hours
    What a wonderful way to spend 2 hours on a sunny afternoon. The dogs were adorable, loved all the cuddles and getting attention from all their new friends. It was funny to watch the younger ones playing about with eachother too. All the girls working there were lovely & you could see how much they cared for the dogs too. Would definitely recommend.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 April 2023
  • Katie D
    Solihull, United Kingdom1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic from start to finish!
    I took my sister as a surprise birthday gift yesterday and it was by far the best experience ever! From start to finish the staff were so friendly, helpful and were ready to answer any questions. It was clear the dogs and handlers had a trusting repor and the staff could name each individually even though some were uncannily alike! As for the dogs, watching them all run in to see us was the most euphoric moment and there were many happy tears! The dogs are so well cared for and their welfare is clearly paramount. They are so well trained and the staff advised us they are rotated daily to get doggy days off even though the experience to them is a day off in itself getting lots of cuddles, treats and to play fetch etc. The dogs have access to continious water and are trained to do their "business" away from the experience space for hygiene. They also had a big fridge full of cold drinks and you could help yourself which was a great addition. There were lots of handwashing points and sanitising stations. There were portaloos on site aswell. We couldn't of asked for a better experience and we will definitely be recommending to others as well as a revisit in the future.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 April 2023
  • Sheryl R
    London, United Kingdom7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best day!!
    We had the best day!! Amazing time with the dogs, playing fetch/having all the cuddles. Staff were great (we mainly spoke with Maisie & Summer who couldn’t have been lovelier. Can see how much the dogs are loved/looked after. Can’t wait to come back!
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 April 2023
  • Grace Elizabeth
    Wiltshire, United Kingdom3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience
    Great experience, lots of lovely dogs. Staff were lively, welcoming, knowledgeable and very attentive. The only thing I would say is the location was hard to find but I did call as we were lost and the people on the phone were very helpful. Overall was a lovely day and would definitely come again.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 May 2023
  • Ragu
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing!
    I booked this experience to propose to my girlfriend. I must say, what a pleasure and smooth experience it was. They were so accommodating to what I wanted and arranged it perfectly for me. The photography package was worth it as firstly, the photographer was really good, she took amazing shots of us before, during and after the proposal, sent the photos that night itself. Great experience and will definitely do it again!!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 May 2023
  • Debbie L
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing 😊
    My husband treated me to the experience for our wedding anniversary, we had a great time. The dogs were so happy, friendly and well trained. The staff new so much about each dog and made sure that each guest got the most out of their visit. We would not hesitate to recommend the experience!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 May 2023
  • Julie L
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Birthday treat second year running.
    This is the second year running I have treated my husband for his birthday and he loved it. We enjoyed it so much we had to come back again. It was such a suprise the first time we went, when the dogs came through the gate to meet us, they were so well behaved and friendly and loved being stroked and made a fuss of. The staff are so knowledgeable and very professional, you can see how much they love each of the dogs. Felt so relaxed afterwards and didn't want to leave them behind!
    Visited May 2023
    Written 19 May 2023
  • Andy H
    60 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dogs, dogs and more dogs
    We used to have a golden, and I'm trying to talk my wife around to having another. This has to be the best 2 hours I have spent in a long time. The girls running the day were excellent & the dogs were even better. If I'd had bigger pockets I would have brought one home.. It's an exceptionally well run day, one that will stay with me forever.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 May 2023
  • Vicki L
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dream 2 hours
    Attended the golden retriever experience as a birthday present brought for me by my boyfriend in May 2023. There are 36 golden retrievers currently which we fed, played fetch with and cuddled. There were only three of us in the session so that meant lots of cuddles with the dogs. The girls that work here are all friendly and knowledgeable about the dogs too!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 26 May 2023
  • Hayley C
    Bromsgrove, United Kingdom16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant for dog lovers and an all round great couple of hours.
    AMAZING. We had such a great time!! The girls there were so lovely, great to chat to and really informative about the dogs. The retrievers were absolutely great, even though it was very warm, they cuddled and played in the shade. Would highly recommend!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 May 2023
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