Hopefield Animal Sanctuary
Hopefield Animal Sanctuary
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PaulRowson
London, UK1 bidrag
sep. 2023 • Par
Today was a disturbing experience -- so different from when we visited previously.

It is an absolute shame that I have to write this review -- because I do not want them to lose money, but it seems that this year they have lost their way.

Today we turned up, after waiting all season for an end to their children's ' Summer of Fun' events -- only to be met with hordes of shouting, screaming children dominating the area with noise.

Apparently nobody realised the kids hadn't returned to school yet.

Me and my girlfriend are both autistic -- and I'd already contacted Hopefield to ask about quieter days, but unfortunately the best response we could get was a suggestion to visit after the 'Summer of Fun'.

Today was our failed attempt to do just that -- it takes us nearly an hour to get there too.

Apart from that, I cannot see how all the noise and activity is not traumatic to the animals -- who should be their primary concern above all else.

I understand they need to make money -- but this year they have become more like a petting zoo than a serious animal welfare charity.

To reiterate, this sort of noise can seriously jar our nervous systems, so not only has it lost its animal friendliness, it's also no longer a safe environment for anyone with neurodivergent conditions -- although, I'm pretty sure many neurotypical people would struggle with that level of noise too.

It would be nice if they held a few adult only days, with later closing times, just for the benefit of us who don't want to be overcome by the racket.

As a result of today, my gf has cancelled her regular supporters direct debit -- as we both feel that the money is being misspent.

I would like to hope there are other ways a charity like this can raise money -- like making a bigger feature of their restaurant, opening later in the evening, utilising the space for other events or reaching out for greater sponsorship support. I have previously worked in social media and event promotion, so I know it can be done.

The animals have to come first, and inflicting screaming kids onto them goes against that principle.
Skrevet 4. september 2023
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Hi Paul, we appreciate you taking the time to leave feedback, however, we were very saddened to see this. The number of visitors we had on Monday was significantly lower than it has been throughout the holidays (just 366 people throughout the whole day). We cannot control the number of children that visit, and nor can we control their behaviour. The schools go back at staggered times this week, so it took us by surprise to have as many as we did on Monday, too. Our Office Manager didn't just tell you to visit after the "Summer of Fun" event when you emailed recently, she also explained that "quiet mornings" (or similar) are something that have been discussed as a team and that the conversation can be re-brought up after the summer holidays were out the way. Another member of staff also spoke with you both on-site on Monday and actually offered for you to come back on another day, and explained that it was a non-event day so it was unpredictable for us to have the number of visitors we did. We have recently taken on a Head of Fundraising, and as a combined team, we're working very hard to come up with new fundraising and event ideas, in the hopes that one day we don't need to be so reliant on visitors, but at the moment, we're just not there. Removing your support further strengthens why we need to remain open to the public - without the funds raised from visitors, there would quite simply be no sanctuary, and then what would happen to our poor animals that have been rescued from awful situations and had nowhere else to go? The animals are, and always will be, our number one priority.
Skrevet 6. september 2023
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Freedom40566284289
Coggeshall, UK4 bidrag
jul. 2023 • Familie
Numerous visits to this wonderful place. The animals are happy and calm. The food is amazing and entirely vegan (what kind of a ridiculous “sanctuary” isn’t?!?)
Lovely play areas for kids, plenty to see and can spend the day here easily.
We recently enjoyed the vegan food festival and bumped into an old friend from vegan Campout!
Even if you aren’t vegan (and the question is always why not?!) come and learn about compassion and kindness and enjoy a a few hours without cruelty
Great parking and you can take your dogs 🐕
Skrevet 31. august 2023
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Thank you so much for your amazing review - we're honoured that we're your favourite place, and we can't wait to welcome you back again soon!
Skrevet 6. september 2023
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REBECCA M
4 bidrag
aug. 2023 • Familie
We were looking for something to do with our toddler that was local and not too pricey when we found The Hopefield Animal Sanctuary and I am so glad that we did! We visited during the summer of fun season which meant that we recieved a free return ticket for each ticket purchased!
My toddler is generally quite shy, especially in unfamiliar places but here she was happy and comfortable to roam around exploring! The animals were beautiful and very clearly well looked after. There were lots of free activities to do! These included soft play, a bouncy castle and arts & crafts. There were added extras that you could do that were reasonably priced. The staff were all extremely helpful and very friendly! During the summer season there is also a plant-based BBQ! Aswell as this there is a small tea room where you can purchase refreshments and other plant-based foods. Toilets were easily accessible and clean too! All in all we had a brilliant day and will certainly be visiting again soon!!
Skrevet 21. august 2023
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Swann2911
Benfleet, UK41 bidrag
aug. 2023 • Par
Me and my partner just wanted to get out for a few hours so decided to give Hopefield animal sanctuary a go. Didn’t really know what to expect but overall we really enjoyed it here! Entrance fee is good they gave us a free pass to come back again but I still think I would pay as it goes towards helping the animals and paying the staff and upkeep. Had a great selection of farm animals and some birds. My partner is lactose intolerant and Vegan this was the easiest it has ever been for us to get food and drink from somewhere as everything is vegan. You can see the animals are happy and healthy after a few have been through neglect and abuse so it’s so nice to see them in a happy home. I would recommend people with family’s or just couples. We was there for around two hours. Well done to the people at Hopefield for making it a lovely little place
Skrevet 21. august 2023
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Thank you so much for your lovely review! We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit to the sanctuary. See you again soon hopefully!
Skrevet 6. september 2023
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sam g
2 bidrag
aug. 2023 • Familie
Great place doing lots of good for the animals. Was quick with older children as we just looked and read.
Skrevet 10. august 2023
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Thanks so much for your review! We're pleased you enjoyed your visit.
Skrevet 6. september 2023
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Tammy
28 bidrag
jul. 2023 • Familie
I haven’t been here for quite a few years and it’s changed so much! So much more to see, animals looked so well cared for 💕

On our visit there was a bouncy castle and soft play bus also, and at no extra charge which was a delight!

We did however get roped into crafts at £4 but could be worse and at least the money goes to a wonderful place.

I would skip the cafe, the food is truly grim. Best take your own food and drinks.
Skrevet 30. juli 2023
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Thank you so much so your review, we're glad to hear your enjoyed your experience, but saddened that you didn't enjoy your experience of Max's Café. The plant-based goodies have been a huge hit with others so perhaps just wasn't to your taste (which it isn't everyone's!). We hope to see you again soon.
Skrevet 6. september 2023
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London for Kidz
London, UK4 bidrag
apr. 2023 • Familie
We’ve long been fans of Hopefield Animal Sanctuary and when it comes to value for money in a truly lovely place then this is it. The animals are so well cared for and the fact that so many of them are friendly and want to engage with visitors despite them being previously neglected or abandoned is a huge testimony to how hard the staff work to rehabilitate and love them. Do try their event days if you can - there’s so much going on including bouncy castles and entertainment - and again value for money is excellent.

The cafe is great too and well worth popping into for cake and coffee. We ended up sponsoring Tilly the cat after hanging out with her in the cafe! She’s quite the character!

Definitely a wonderful place to have on your radar if you’re looking for a couple of hours fun with the kids. There’s plenty to keep busy with and its new visitor centre is a must for learning about the work they do.
Skrevet 28. april 2023
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Cee
20 bidrag
nov. 2022
Perfect place for seeing some wonderful animals and lovely selection of vegan bites! The racoons are the cutest and they have lots of rabbits in great spacious enclosures which is nice to see. Lots of lovely cats wondering around and the pigs are great fun. So much packed into this place and they really care for these animals.
Skrevet 14. februar 2023
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Lisa Ray
5 bidrag
mai 2022 • Familie
What a brilliant day out. A charity that takes in unwanted animals both pets and livestock. A magical place to visit and very cheap too. Would recommend for a day out with or without a family. If you love animals, you'll love this!
Skrevet 16. desember 2022
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Jackie
Southend-on-Sea, UK1 bidrag
okt. 2022 • Familie
Just wanted to say what a lovely day we had. We loved seeing and interacting with the animals. What a wonderful place for them to live out their days!

And the food was fantastic! There were great options for all of us. There were options for people who wanted stuff that tasted like meat, (despite being plant based) to things that were plainly veggie like soup and a spicy bean burger.
The oat coffee was lovely. And the cakes were amazing!
Even my non-veggie son enjoyed it. The cafe catered for everyone really well.
All in all it was a wonderful day.

(Just note it is a plant based cafe as they obviously are not going to rescue animals in the sanctuary, to then eat them in the cafe! This concept was lost on one particularly stroppy woman who was in the cafe when we were there😒)
Skrevet 28. oktober 2022
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