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“Native animals cared for with passion” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Sancuary Wildlife Care Centre

The Sancuary Wildlife Care Centre
Ranked #9 of 27 things to do in Morpeth
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Ashington, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Native animals cared for with passion”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2013 via mobile

A personal and passionate group running this sympathetic and nurturing site. Worth visiting to provide for the animals. Take along a bag of veg to donate.

Visited July 2012
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English first
York, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great little place for animal lovers”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2012

It was a nice place to spend a couple of hours. Each animal in the sanctuary had its own story and we enjoyed feeding the mad goats a lot.

Visited June 2012
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1 Thank Deborah H
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northumberland
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134 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“Genuine wildlife sanctuary not a tourist trap using a name as such!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2012

Set near Ulgham, sign posted from the village centre, this is a secluded wildlife sanctuary which is not only advertised as such, but actually works as one. No animal or bird, be it a crow or an eagle owl is turned away if at all possible. Each needy bird or animal is given its care and attention, and this is reflected in the centre itself.
the intensive care unit for the more needy is not open to the public, and rightly so- why should these needy birds and animals be made a public viewing opportunity when the aim is to rehabilitate and release again.
There are plenty of pens, fields etc that are dedicated to the more resident occupants that can not be released, and are a pleasure to spend time with- especially the viewing area for the foxes, owls etc in large enclosures.
The people here are so friendly though, from the volunteers to the owners, all willing to engage in a chat, and talk about their residents at the time!
This place is ideal for a small childs birthday with a dedicated tent area for refreshments etc, and plenty of petting opportunities, as well as donkey rides etc!
This place does not pretend to be a zoo!- its a wildlife sanctuary in need of donations, and i would certainly recomend a visit or a donation to help their continued work.

Visited March 2012
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Tyneside, UK
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good in theory”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2011

Didn't see any animals as they all seemed to be nocturnal

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4 Thank Hueysdenise
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“The hands-on tour was fabulous, a wonderful experience.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2011

Kim and Alan's ethos of helping all the animals which need their care, rehabilitating those who can be released back into the wild and protecting those who can't, is non-judgemental and life affirming. Being able to interact with those animals unsuitable for release e.g. a fox, barn owls etc., was a magical experience . The sanctuary has only been open to the public for a few years of its 19year life, to help raise funds. It's advisable to check their website for open times before your visit, but please visit, you won't regret it!

Esme and Steve

Visited August 2011
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3 Thank Esmefry
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