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“Lots to see” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary

Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary
Ranked #2 of 18 things to do in Lyndhurst
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: There is a viewing platform for deer. Picturesque forest and national park for the family. Very picturesque and ponies wonder around. It was very busy Easter Weekend but still and enjoyable day out, getting back to nature.
Woking, Surrey
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85 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Lots to see”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2014

Educational and a great place to bring children. The larger animals have plenty of room to wander but the owls maybe need larger enclosures.

Visited January 2014
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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

Great place to see deers in the wild, children loved it and so did we ! Nice walks, fun play area...the perfect outdoor day out. Pic Nic, hide and seek and deers...perfect.

Visited November 2013
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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013

We visited Bolderwood based on Tripadvisor recommendations and it far exceeded my expectations. I thought I might get to see a couple of deer in the distance if I was lucky, so was shocked by what I found on arrival! After a quick picnic on the huge grassy area behind the car park, we wandered across the road into the forest where we quickly found the multi-level viewing platform and from it about 30-40 deer of various different breeds really close up!! It was amazing to just stand and watch the deer, I spent at least an hour there but could have watched them all day. It's perfect for budding photographers and best of all...free!! There were plenty of parking spaces available, toilets, an ice cream van and an education centre with park rangers on hand to tell you more about the deer. I had such an enjoyable time at Bolderwood and would highly recommend it to anyone.

Visited August 2013
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Lyndhurst, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great place to see deer”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

Great place to see deer up close and there are lovely walks too! Take a picnic and a bat and ball or football and you'll have great fun with the grandchildren.

Visited November 2013
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Thank WendyRydzynski
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Deer herd spotted from the viewing platform”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

Lovely place to visit. Saw the deer herd from the viewing platform, also a herd of the ponies. Very friendly park rangers added to a great visit.

Parking machine did not accept any money, so not sure if it normally charged, the rangers had a box for donations instead when we visited (October half term).

Visited October 2013
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Thank NLJSC
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