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“Really enjoyable”
Review of Reaseheath Zoo

Reaseheath Zoo
Ranked #4 of 19 things to do in Nantwich
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: ** Please note, we are not open every day- but on selected school holidays. Please check the website for details** *Come along to the Animal Collection at Reaseheath and see our many animals, including meerkats, monkeys, rabbits and reptiles! *The colleges' animal collection opens over school holidays, and over the various dates we will be running different activities through the day. These may include keeper talks, fun quizzes and animal meet and greets. *Free car parking and onsite catering. *Admission £16 Family (2 adults and 3 children) £5 Adults £4 Children (aged 3 - 16 years) and Concessions Under 3's FREE *Find us on Facebook or the college website.
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Had a lovely afternoon with my husband and 3 children - 9, 7 and 5. We were very sceptical about going after reading the other reviews but it kept the kids entertained for a good few hours and was reasonable at £15 for a family of 5. The students interacted with the kids and one got the ferrets out for the children to hold. It is not a massive zoo but there is a good variety of fish, turtles, porcupines, meerkats, tortoises, otters, wallaby, monkeys, rabbits, guinea pigs, owls and a lovely serval (big cat) called George. Well worth a visit

3  Thank Julie B
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

Been to reasheath zoo before and found it quite good, but our recent visit on Sunday 18th may "family fun day" was shocking... First thing you see is young people sheering sheep and they looked like they didn't have a clue! The way they handled them is unbelievable one got launched away once it had been shaved and looked like they had broke its leg. The girl new I could tell by her face but she just turned a blind eye. I admit it must be hard but surely they don't need to do this? Or at least have 2 or 3 people not one person sitting on the poor sheep as well as shaving! Made my family and I feel sick to witness this!

3  Thank Charlotte0x
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ReaseheathCollege, Digital Marketing Officer at Reaseheath Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2014

Hi Charlotte

We're very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your time at this years' Family Festival.

I'd like to reassure you that this has now been reported to the Head of the Department and we have looked into this for you. The health and welfare of both our students and animals is essential to us at all times and please be assured that no animals were hurt during the shearing demonstrations.

All of our students were working alongside qualified shearers during the event and were supervised at all times.

If you would like to speak to somebody about your concerns please email richard.wheeldon@reaseheath.ac.uk. Richard is the Programme Leader for Agriculture and is more than happy to speak to you about this.

Kindest regards,
Liz, Reaseheath Marketing

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Reviewed 8 March 2014

We went today to see the lambing and the zoo.
Yes to be fair in terms of the lambing you could have a long wait to see anything spectacular - that's nature for you. Lots of cure lambs to see, and lots of knowledgeable people to explain everything to you and the children around.
And in terms of the zoo yes there are a few empty enclosures, and animal choosing to hide indoor - but it is March.
On the grounds that it we spent from 11.00 to 3.30 with two small children I can't really fault the place, although for grown ups alone it wouldn't really cut it.
For the money the children enjoyed the animals, running around in the grounds on the way to the zoo and the tractors available to climb on.
Will visit again in nicer weather again and hope to see more activity in the zoo for next time.

1  Thank MJW1973
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

Went here today paid for both lambing and zoo entrance £30 for 3 adults and 1 7 year old. The 'zoo' had very few animals to see, we seen handful of reptiles, few rabbits, tortoise, couple of deer, couple of wallaby, some owls and some meerkat. We were in the 'zoo' all of twenty minutes. Do not waste your money you will find a larger array of animals on the way home in the car!!

7  Thank WirralLou1502
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Reviewed 10 February 2014

It's not a huge zoo by any stretch but we went as part of the college open day & my daughters loved it - the students & staff were extremely knowledgeable and we had a great time

Thank Jude B
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