Hemsley Conservation Centre

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Hemsley Conservation Centre, Crabtree Close, Wrotham TN15 7JL Hemsley Conservation Centre, Crabtree Close, Wrotham TN15 7JL Directions
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Based in Fairseat, the Hemsley Conservation Centre is a zoological collection open to the public, private groups, and school outings. It exhibits a wide range of creatures from across the animal kingdom, with mammals, reptiles and amphibians all on show. The centre promotes the conservation of threatened and endangered species around the world with research, breeding and education. Charlie's Cafe, which is adjacent to the centre, offers breakfast and lunch dishes, as well as a wide range of refreshments.

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Report | 6 days ago
We were lucky and had a group of 2 which was a perfect amount
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Report | 14 days ago
A superb day, very interactive, staff very knowledgeable and great with children, I would highly recommend a visit here.... good to support a local charity
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Report | a month ago
Very friendly staff, didn't feel rushed my daughter loved it 😀
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Report | a month ago
My grandaughter was quite happy with the experience
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Report | 2 months ago
They are very informative and welcoming, and it is a fantastic place for children and adults alike! Well worth the trip!
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Report | 3 months ago
Great day my niece loved every bit of it
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Report | 3 months ago
Completed 'shadow a keeper experience' for 2 on Nov 25th 2016. Brilliant afternoon spent with felicity telling us all about the animals. the guys are clearly passionate about what they do and it was nice to get up close to each animal in their enclosures and hand them their food. Great experience and would love to return in the future to see how this new site expands. Definitely recommend to any animal lovers out there!
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Report | 4 months ago
It's a very small enterprise but they are very friendly and we had a very enjoyable and educational visit. Adam was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions.
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Report | 4 months ago
Highly recommend. James one of the full time staff had amazing patience and enthusiasm when showing my eight year old nephew and a young lady around the enclosures. He had an abundance of knowledge and clearly cared very much for the welfare of the animals etc. The conservation centre is small and I felt that this was a great benefit as my nephew was able to spend over three hours as a junior zoo keeper with some pretty amazing animals. Main stream zoo's will generally limit an eight year olds exposure to the rabbits, goats etc. My nephew was able to feed meerkats, lemurs and stroke a skunk and went home a very happy little boy. Hemsley is based on the left side of an unmade road, just before you approach the garden centre. But you need to drive on down the lane past Hemsley to park at the garden centre and then walk back, it only takes a couple of minutes. The garden centre is not connected, financially or otherwise, to the conservation centre but has a lovely cafe which has only been open for a couple of months. It serves good quality food at reasonable prices so is a nice place to pop into during your visit. The weather was mild and dry when we visited in late October but a warm jacket and closed in shoes or boots would be recommended during the winter months. An unwanted bag of carrots from my fridge were gratefully received so any spare fruit and veg that you might have to donate would probably go down a treat. This is a lovely little place and well worth a visit
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Report | 4 months ago
Brilliant experience for kids to learn about endangered species and being a zoo keeper. Friendly and professional staff. The centre is small but that adds to the experience.
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