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“If you love animals don't miss this.”

Hillside Animal Sanctuary
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

I have been a supporter of Hillside for a while now so it was lovely to be able to visit whilst on holiday and see the wonderful work they do there. Some of the stories of the animals they have rescued are heart-rending but when you see just how contented and well cared for they are in their new surroundings it is quite humbling. It is also wonderful to watch children engaging with the animals and we were delighted that we were able to take our dog with us as long as we kept her on a lead. The team does fantastic work and it's apparent to anyone that they do what they do for the pure love of animals. I urge anyone to visit and, if possible, contribute to supporting this sanctuary.

8  Thank Snootyfoxchic
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

All the animals look so happy and relaxed ..it's hard to believe some of the awful times they've gone through when you see them. The cafe is lovely with some lovely veg and vegan cakes. Will defiantly be back

11  Thank Jill D
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

We really enjoyed our visit, we only popped in and ended up staying ages, the animals are all in tip top condition and well done them for rescuing them. Nice to be able to get up close to so many different breeds and species. Thanks very much.

9  Thank Coolkoala
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

I've lived in this village for over 30 years. It used to be Redwings Horse Sanctuary, but that moved away, and it became what it is now. You can pay the entrance fee (and should!) but there is a public footpath from the village. So I pass through for free often! Beautiful horses, ponies, goats. There are also rescued cows. There were rescued chickens. Once there were 2 camels.

6  Thank Barrie L
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

Well worth a visit - a variety of animals and birds to see, some up close and can be touched. It's good to have a high-profile Patron, namely actor Martin Shaw, and it must be remembered these animals have been rescued from death or appalling living conditions. The cafeteria provides a good range of foods, some excellent cakes, and the shop has interesting gifts as well as chutneys and jams which are very tasty. Have just attended their Christmas open weekend and a lot of work goes into making it enjoyable for adults and particularly for children. with a Father Christmas Grotto. There is no problem with people who may wish to take their dog/dogs around the site and handwashing facilities are provided if animals have been touched. It costs so much to provide a safe and healthy environment for these animals to live out their days and hopefully the hard work of the staff and generosity of visitors will enable this interesting sanctuary to flourish.

8  Thank Derek H
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