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“A very sad place for animals. I will not be returning.”

Written on: 14/04/2014 by taMcHugh126 (1 review written)

I just went to Shepreth Wildlife park last weekend with my husband and 2 year old daughter and I just found it a very disappointing and sad experience. I do like zoos and I was looking forward to visiting the park, having heard good reviews about it. Unfortunately, I found the place depressing and disappointing. First of all it is very small but still very expensive. A lot of the enclosures were empty. There often only one sign about what was contained in the enclosure, and not obvious to… Read Full Review

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“amazing!”

Written on: 01/03/2013

they say wonderful things come in small packages and this definitely sums up Shepreth. The animals are housed in suitable exhibits, looking lively and enjoying enrichment opportunities! All keepers are knowledgeable within there area and are only too happy to answer any questions, they really do show passion for their animals. a great value for money day out for all the family, would recommend it to everyone looking for a day outdoors… Read Full Review

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“A Good and Varied Collection !”

Written on: 15/01/2013 by LPH17 (1 review written)

Something for everyone here from the smallest insects to the largest tigers ! Dedicated keepers with a passion for their animals. Always good to visit, but especially good on one of the 'special' days such as the Tiger Day, which are held throughout the year. Good provision for children if the day is wet and plenty to do on sunny days too, as well as looking at the animals. This wildlife park not only keeps a varied collection, but also fund raises for endangered species, keeps native… Read Full Review

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“Great place for families”

Written on: 14/01/2013 by Kmurfet (1 review written)

What a great all round day out for families. I have been numerous times with my daughter and am always impressed by the staff and park. Excellent work guys well done… Read Full Review

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“Lovely personal experience”

Written on: 11/01/2013 by GreenApple9 (1 review written)

Recently took my niece to Shepreth and although it was cold, we had a lovely day. There weren't many people there so we got to talk personally with all the staff at each animal talk, and felt like we had a truly personal experience! The staff seemed to know a lot about their animals, and were happy to answer my nieces "sillier" questions, like "how high can it jump?" etc!! Being cold, some of the animals were hiding in their nice warm houses, but with some patience, we managed to see pretty… Read Full Review

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“My 4th Visit”

Written on: 11/01/2013 by johnny872 (1 review written)

I have just written my second review on TripAdvisor about this park and then came across this review centre. To say I was shocked to see one particular negative report is putting it mildly and I wonder if this person has actually been to the same zoo as me. My first visit was last year and since then I have been back a number of times at different times of the year and on each visit I have been very impressed. The animals are happy and the enclosures are brilliant for the size of the zoo… Read Full Review

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“All good stuff”

Written on: 10/01/2013 by Kithurst (1 review written)

Brilliant place to take kids. Super-helpful staff. Love the fact that enrichment and education are priorities. Lucky to have Sheprethwildlifepark on my doorstep and go there often. Prices in line with other similar locations. … Read Full Review

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“Why the negative review?”

Written on: 10/01/2013

Don't listen to the obviously moronic negative review of the park. I have visited the park on multiple occasions with family and friends and have not had a bad word to say about the place. The staff have always been helpful and accommodating with any questions we have had about the animals and the regular talks that occur I have found informative. The enclosures for the animals seem perfectly suitable in both size and more importantly the right type of habitat for them. There is an information… Read Full Review

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“Great day out”

Written on: 10/01/2013 by eede (1 review written)

Amazing what they've done with this site. Surprising selection of animals in a nice size to explore without being overwhelmed. Seem to have a real interest in native species conservation as well with a new dedicated hedgehog hospital. Staff happy to answer questions with a smile… Read Full Review

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“shepreth prison”

Written on: 11/11/2012

wow, this place is depressing , 1 animal in each section , these animals looked dead and and given up ,not a place i will be returning to, i would advise not to give your money to support such a prison, i love going to see animals in zoos, where they atleast look happy and enthusiastic where they have multipal animals with eachother. i will not be spreading a good word about shepreth wildlife prison where animals are kept in bad conditions. and at £10.50 ripoff this should without a doubt be… Read Full Review

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Written on: 10/01/2013

This place is amazing. I took my kids there before Xmas and they had an amazing time, keepers were polite and engaging and we could get close up to most of the critters there. We could stop and ask staff all sorts of questions and they answered and chatted to the kids for ages. There are plenty o educational activities and its not just exotic animals but also farm and native animals as well.

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★★★★★

“Hidden Gem!!”

Written on: 08/06/2011

Having lived in the local area for nearly 4 years. We finally decided to pay a visit to our local wildlife park 'Shepreth'. We took our son there for his 3rd birthday and I have to say I was extremely pleased and surprised at the range of animals and educational information available. The park is just the right size to keep younger children entertained, with plenty of outdoor and indoor play areas to keep them amused. I would highly recommend paying a visit. We now intend to sign up for an… Read Full Review

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“I cannot reccommend Shepreth enough. ”

Written on: 14/04/2011

I cannot reccommend Shepreth enough.
Son was very scared of animals and the satff were brilliant with him!
There is a great range of animals, but not too many of any to overwhelm anyone!
They have a great outside play area with a pirate boat climing slide thing and various other climbing/slides aswell as a couple of rides you can put money in to go on if you want. they even have a little train for your chugginton type fans!!!
They have a lovely yummy cafe with good food (sandwiches / hot pizza/… Read Full Review

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“I recently visited shepreth wildlife park with my...”

Written on: 22/03/2011

I recently visited shepreth wildlife park with my three children (6,4 and 1) and we all had an absolutely brilliant day out. The staff were really friendly and the animal talks we listened to were really interesting and held the attention of my children which is not always easy to do! There were lots of opportunities for the children to interact with the animals, particularly in the discovery room which was great. We had lunch in the new cafeteria which also has an amazing soft play area… Read Full Review

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“After reading some other (critical) reviews of...”

Written on: 13/03/2011

After reading some other (critical) reviews of Shepreth Wildlife Park, I wasn't sure what to expect. However the park certainly delivered for us - providing five hours of entertainment for three children aged 2, 4 and 6.

It's not huge, but there was still plenty to see and some good hands-on animal experiences. The education centre was only too happy to let the children hold stick insects and rats, and they also stroked rabbits, donkeys, goats and horses. Plus the great nocturnal section… Read Full Review

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“We had a great time at this very well kept park. It...”

Written on: 18/02/2011

We had a great time at this very well kept park. It has a lovely feeling about the entire place and you can see the care and attention that has gone into all details. A great variety of animals that our kids (4 & 7) really enjoyed seeing in well kept animal friendly enclosures. They had a wonderful time in the playbarn and in the outdoor playarea which they spoke about for weeks after! The keepers were enthusiastic and knowledgeable and entertained the kids with talks and hands on experiences… Read Full Review

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“Shepreth Wildlife Park is a lovely place to visit for...”

Written on: 18/02/2011 by Bambers31 (1 review written)

Shepreth Wildlife Park is a lovely place to visit for a day as its just the right size to make your way around and not feel exhausted at the end of it! It has a variety of animals to look at and lots of different enclosures. My little girl loved the tropical house and the nocturnal house where it is all in the dark and the bats fly free (although I was a bit scared!!). The tigers and monkeys were obviously a favourite too. It rained when we were there but thankfully there was still lots to do… Read Full Review

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“I have been taking my children to Shepreth Wildlife...”

Written on: 03/02/2011

I have been taking my children to Shepreth Wildlife Park near Cambridge on and off for 12 years now. It is a very imaginative use of a small zoo/sanctuary, it is well kept, clean,relaxing and interesting. There is loads to see - all designed in a comfortable manner. Animals all appear content, enclosures clean and busy to give interest to the residents. Every year at least one new attraction is added so the place is always changing. My kids (13,9 and 5 years) all love it and we manage to lose… Read Full Review

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“We had a lovely day at Shepreth with our 2 year old, I...”

Written on: 25/07/2010

We had a lovely day at Shepreth with our 2 year old, I thought the park was laid out really well and though the range of animals was a bit ltd many were displayed imaginatively. The park and enclosures were generally clean and well maintained and we found it ideal for yound children as it was not to crowded even on a sunny saturday in july and not many older kids as it would prob not be enough there to entertain them. The outside play area was just enough to supplement the other attractions, we… Read Full Review

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“We took our 3 children here at the weekend (sunday)...”

Written on: 02/09/2008 by nickwhite (1 review written)

We took our 3 children here at the weekend (sunday) and had a very enjoyable few hours.
For a start the place wasn't rammed so it was nice to be able to wander & stop at our leisure.
The park itself isn't huge which was great with our lazy kids..!!! but the animal enclosures were well kept & the walk through bat enclosure was particularly scary..!!!!!!!! The keeper talks were nice & informal with staff willing to take as many questions as were thrown at them.
All in all a pleasant place to… Read Full Review

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“Shepreth Wildlife Park is well worth a visit. It is in...”

Written on: 28/05/2008

Shepreth Wildlife Park is well worth a visit. It is in a lovely setting everywhere is very clean animals appear to be content the bat house is well worth a look my kids love it… Read Full Review

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