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Chestnut Centre Otter, Owl and Wildlife Park

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Otter, Owl and Wildlife Park Castleton Road, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Peak District National Park SK23 0QS, England
+44 1298 814099
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Day out with the animals

WE all had a great day out here at the Chestnut Centre, the owls & polecats were great but the... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
Swansea, United Kingdom
nice walk but a little pricey

Seems a little expensive, obviously you need to be lucky when it comes to seeing animals... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
Bolton, United Kingdom
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The Chestnut Centre is an escape from the bustle of life, in a secluded natural valley in the Peak National Park. The centre is home to 4 species of otters including the rare Giant Otter, 15 species of owl, tame fallow deer in the deer herd, foxes, pine marten and the elusive, endangered Scottish Wildcat etc. Truly a ‘Hidden Gem in a Hidden Valley”.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Otter, Owl and Wildlife Park Castleton Road, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Peak District National Park SK23 0QS, England
+44 1298 814099

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

WE all had a great day out here at the Chestnut Centre, the owls & polecats were great but the otters just do it for us. They were playing about, rolling stones on their stomachs and just generally messing about. Well recommended but you will...More

Thank Bondy955
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Seems a little expensive, obviously you need to be lucky when it comes to seeing animals unfortunately we werent so lucky only saw 4 otters and some owls during our visit (no foxes or wild cats) it was a nice walk through the woods although...More

Thank alextaylor3856
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

If you love animals and the weather is good The Chestnut Centre is a great trip. You start off walking through fields with deer walking loose. Then you drop down to the area alongside the river / ponds where you will see the otters. GO...More

Thank Marie-Anne S
Reviewed 27 August 2017

If your travelling around Derbyshire this is a delight .. Lovely walk through in the countryside and deers, owls, otters, wild cats to see along the way.. also a nature trail. Lovely open setting..

Thank Jeni L
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

After seeing lots of leaflets over the years I finally made it yesterday. The best time to visit would be when it's feeding time (starting at 12.30) to access you walk through a deer park with a relatively steep path. When we visit agian we...More

Thank ToriD360
Reviewed 27 August 2017

well i have to say i have been here a few time as a child and we visited the other day as a group of adults and we were all really impressed great little walk and great to see the otters and owls again and...More

Thank Benlp640
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Having one otter fan in the family on entering the park, we had four on leaving! The otters were just lovely and the park is well maintained. The keepers were very knowledgeable and the entry price is very reasonable

Thank Daryl A
Reviewed 21 August 2017

This visitor centre pretty much does what it says ... lots of otters and owls, with some other wildlife to boot. The walk around the park was expansive and quite steep underfoot - as expected in the Peak District. It was well maintained however, with...More

Thank Katie T
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Reasonable price for family of four , added value on a dry , sunny day as was the case when we visited. Do catch the ranger talks , the staff were friendly and the feed times add to the value for money, especially the deer...More

Thank jaynew850
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We visited this on a whim and you really need good strong waterproof footwear. We wandered around the site first seeing the deer before we got in to the woodland properly. We saw the various species of otters and owls. You need to be prepared...More

Thank Janet H
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27 August 2017|
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Response from wildlifepark235 | Property representative |
By definition we are in the Peak District therefore hilly . the majority of visitors manage a buggy but there are steps and uneven paths - we are not the Trafford Centre . A sense of humour helps.
27 August 2017|
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Response from Natalie W | Reviewed this property |
May be a bit tricky as it is all uneven ground and also a few steps along the way. With 2 of you though it may be easier. Would definitely need a sturdy pushchair!
Hannah B
17 June 2017|
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Response from Marie-Anne S | Reviewed this property |
They have a very strict no dog policy. I suppose it's understandable as wildlife are running free i this wildlife conservation venue.