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  • Sasha Marie
    778 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Love this zoo so much. Have been here a few times and each time I am impressed. A lot of the animal pens have glass surrounding them which makes it easier to take good photos. I love the option to assist with feeding the animals as well, the elephants and giraffes, and would recommend this for all ages and groups. The wolves are some of my favourite animals to see and not every zoo has them. This isn’t that far from Kent and there is plentiful parking at the location. Loads of choices to eat and drink at prices average to zoos or theme parks. Plenty of toilets also. Would recommend!
    Written 13 June 2024
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  • Sameerah A
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The theme park was great i went with my family and i love rides , its the closest theme park to me and its cheap not like other theme parks such as alton towers like don’t get me wrong i love alton towers but it costs alot and i have to drive 3 - 4 HOURS TO GO like adventure island is just 10 minutes away and my fav rides are rage and axis since there the most thrilling rides there the only thing is i wish there was more roller coasters there since i go every week day because its so clise
    Written 15 April 2024
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  • Diane B
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a great time
    It was my daughters 7th birthday and she loved it
    Well maintained, lovely staff, great rides
    A lovely experience
    Written 15 June 2024
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  • Scenic08429303048
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Took my mum to see a matinée show on a Tuesday and it was easy to find parking and with her disabled card we were able to park for 3 hours.
    The staff were all very friendly and helpful.
    My only criticism is that there were many disabled people there and only one available toilet is not enough.
    Also you can't take your own snacks but the kiosk and bar are very expensive.
    Saying that if you've already eaten and are happy to just have a drink you should be fine.
    Sweet little theatre and great staff.
    Written 12 June 2024
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  • Christopher D
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited on a Sunday. Staff could not be more helpful, tour guide outstanding and knowledgeable. A great place to visit and explore
    Written 10 June 2024
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  • Heema P
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went with 2 children ages 7 and 5, both had a lovely day as they had an inset day

    Jamie made the day so much nicer. He was very engaging with the children when feeding the animals and rides.

    Only downfall is they are fixing the water area, which created a lot of dust by the bouncy and beach area, which wasn't nice for the kids to be breathing in.
    Written 6 June 2024
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  • Caroline P
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    absolutely lovely afternoon out!
    well thought-out and beautifully maintained gardens, intersting plants, knowledgable staff and great coffee shop!
    Written 5 May 2024
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  • helgre2016
    Chelmsford, UK151 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Here for the gun salute for the Kings birthday. Beautiful park the roses were glorious and the sensory garden smelt beautiful. Sensory garden was well set out and thoughtfully decorated. Super play area and clean toilets.
    Written 15 June 2024
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  • Sarah G
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We recently had a 6th Birthday party here at Hasty's. We were very impressed with what was included during the party which included a member of staff taking us to feed the animals and supply the food needed for this. There was plenty for the children to play on and then at lunch time the food (platters of sandwiches, crisps and veg sticks) was brought out. I was allowed to bring extra food which sometimes isn't allowed at some venues. We had the Tepee tent completely to ourselves and then after food, ice-cream was offered which again exceeded my expectations as the kids could choose from 5 different flavours. They then had the rest of the day to explore the park. My only criticism would be that they need another toilet facility up by the top of the park as the other toilet block was a slight distance for little legs. Would recommended Hasty's and we will be back soon!
    Written 14 June 2024
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  • Jan W
    Attleborough, UK7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The views were amazing, and I love seeing all the different arrangments of flowers/shrubs and settings. My heaven on earth.
    Written 29 May 2024
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  • gemma t
    Harlow, UK83 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just been and we had the best day, so much to do and the kids 14 and 4 loved it. Special shout out to Locket our little girl loved him, especially playing and chasing him on the go carts today, he’s a legend. Food was lovely, all the actors we so great and really got all involved, character meet and greets were also fab. We also loved the dragons walk out the back of the place where your greeted by a field of poppies wow beautiful. Def a must for a family day out x
    Written 2 June 2024
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  • KP11347
    Coggeshall, UK914 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We have visited a lot of gardens and this was one of the best we have visited. Extremely well kept, attractive and well laid out. We appreciated the the amount of plant signage and plentiful seating around the gardens. Good tea and cake too!! Wish it was a little closer to where we live as the annual membership looks very reasonable.
    Written 2 May 2024
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