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“run down and disappointing”

Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park
Reviewed 16 June 2014

this was meant to be a conservation park but was infact a run down and unsafe place to visit. All enclosures were full of high nettles,The animals had little to keep them happy. the enclosures didnt seem very secure and made me feel extremely nervous.

2  Thank Sue C
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

we took our son (age 4) here and we couldn't believe the state of the place and only stayed for about 30 minutes. the road into it is really bad lots of blind spots, not sure what would have happened if we had met a car or a bus. the animals just looked sad, their enclosures were full of nettle's and thistles. big high nettles everywhere in fact, I had to keep telling my son to be careful as he was wearing shorts and t-shirt. the water in the otter enclosure looked disgusting, it didn't look like they would be swimming in it anytime soon. we wont be back

1  Thank McLurkin
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

This is a charming wildlife centre which is family run and very friendly. The animals are well looked after with excellent enclosures and the whole experience was wonderful. getting up close and personal with many gorgeous creatures and seeing several endangered species at close hand was a wonderful. The cafe was excellent and they even have a small gift shop.
Sadly this is not a very well known wildlife centre and as a result can be very quiet and the owners obviously are managing to look after the animals, but I think may be struggling to keep it going. It is well worth the trip if near Kirkcudbright. Great for kids - just as great for couples - the walk through the adjacent woodland is magical. HIGHLY recommended!

5  Thank Beverly M
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

This beautiful little place desperately needs help i see what they are trying to achieve but sadly its not happening the animals are well looked after and it is informative just not very welcoming of enticing i have a pick up truck and that was hard going to get there the road to it is very poor

3  Thank Pamela G
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

We took our kids (age 2 and 5) here a few weeks ago and they really loved it. They loved the fact that they could get really close to the peacocks and the tortoises, and they spent ages watching the meercats and the wolf. The potholes on the driveway up to park just added to their excitement - it was like a free fairground ride!

2  Thank Nichola R
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