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South West Deer Rescue

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Amazing place

A hidden gem. Visited as a family with teenage boys and they didn't moan about it once so it shows... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Taunton, United Kingdom
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Birthday celebration

Our annual birthday visit to South West Deer Sanctuary brilliant. The perfect place for all ages... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
susan P
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Dunsham Lane | Wayford, Crewkerne TA18 8QN, England
+44 1460 64174
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A hidden gem. Visited as a family with teenage boys and they didn't moan about it once so it shows how good it is here. We had at least a 2 hour tour walking around and meeting all the deer that are absolutely beautiful. Our...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our annual birthday visit to South West Deer Sanctuary brilliant. The perfect place for all ages these beautiful animals are so gentle when being hand fed. See you next year

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank susan P
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Researched this before our visit but could not access their website due to a virus which has planted a virus on my wife’s iPhone (not impressed) so I went on TripAdvisor reviews. Opening hours were advertised as 11-4 and having arrived at 12 we rang...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Holymansteve
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

This place is fantastic, the deers are magnificent and the guys themselves where also funny, friendly and very knowledgeable. Take plenty of digestives and carrots. If you follow an updated sat nav it’s easy to find, although you may think you are lost you probably...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank carisw2016
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Really great visit, good down to earth guides and insights into deers and their behaviour. Stunning views and close up interaction with a diverse species cross section of these charming animals. Please give a generous donation as the dedicated staff rely on this.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mikefurniss
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

We had a simply wonderful time at the rescue centre. Mike took us round, what an amazing man and what a fantastic experience. Many of the deers followed us around and work quite tame or rather were happy to walk alongside us and be fed....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Winklerman
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

After seeing this on countryfile and looking on trip advisor as we are down here it would be impossible not to ring them and book ourselves in for a visit. A little off the beaten track and not fantastically sign posted stick with it as...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 460elainep
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We absolutely loved our morning with the deer and were amazed at how knowledgeable the tour guides are. Lovely to hear that they’ve hand reared a lot of the deer from birth and you can really see the love they have for each other. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Mkilbey
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Brilliant 2 hour walk feeding deer carrots and digestive biscuits (take your own, lots you'll need them, Apples are OK too) saw over 150 deer of various breeds. The Stags are impressive, as we're the volunteers that took us round. Great day out but you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Chris_LT3916MP
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Can't recommend this place enough. We spent a very enjoyable few hours here this morning. Booking in advance is required so ring up and give them as much notice as possible. At least 24 hours but more if possible. Take carrots, apples and digestive biscuits...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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12 June 2015|
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Response from Lewbat | Property representative |
The levels of donation vary, depends on how many are in party and whether children are included. Best to phone Mike on 01460 64174 and ask when you book in. The tour can take two hours if that is any help.