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Hillside Animal Sanctuary

#1 of 1 things to do in Frettenham Features Animals
Hill Top Farm Hall Lane, Frettenham NR12 7LT, England
+44 1603 736200
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Fantastic place

Hillside is a charity and is home to 400 rescued Cows, 2000 Horses, Ponies and Donkeys, 600 Sheep... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
East Anglia, United Kingdom
Great day!

I have read reviews which have criticised Hillside over facilities, etc. We have to remember what... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gary E
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Hill Top Farm Hall Lane, Frettenham NR12 7LT, England
+44 1603 736200
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hillside is a charity and is home to 400 rescued Cows, 2000 Horses, Ponies and Donkeys, 600 Sheep and Goats, 300 Pigs and lots of other rescued animals. A fantastic place to visit. Allowed to walk around and touch lots of animals. Great for the...More

1  Thank Annesim1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have read reviews which have criticised Hillside over facilities, etc. We have to remember what Hillside is about. It is about rescuing and caring for animals. It is not about swings for kids and various playthings. Hillside do fantastic work investigating people and businesses...More

1  Thank Gary E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very disappointed. Visited on a Monday morning during the school summer holidays when it was advertised as being open, but it was not. Came across 3 other families arriving to visit (so I was not the only one!). They told me to comeback on open...More

Thank Louise c
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Visited here as a couple, what an amazing and informative visit it turned out to be. We even as adults, learned about the intense farming methods used to produce some of our foods, which I must admit we used to purchase. Never again will we...More

4  Thank Nannyelephant
Reviewed 16 June 2017

There is such a variety of animals here, they are all kept inwonderful spacious areas and are so well cared for. In the morning some horses are stabled and can be viewed up close before they go out into the vast fields to roam. Sheep,...More

3  Thank Derek H
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This animal sanctuary has hundreds os horses, many of them heavy horses (Shires, Clydesdales, Punches etc). There are also cattle, lamas, alpacas, smaller domestic animals like sheep, goats, pigs and many more. There are barns with old farm machinery and carts, as well as a...More

1  Thank Maureen B
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Welcomes dogs! That's a defo. A huge amount of animals to see and read about many thinks like old farm gear to look at, great cafe a really smashing time - A cow the size of a shire horse? rabbits by the run full chickens,...More

1  Thank Trevor M
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This beautiful sanctuary is home to hundreds of rescued animals and makes a fantastic day out for animal lovers. Check the website for open days throughout the year as it only opens to the public at certain times. All profits from the gift shop go...More

1  Thank JLRYAN303
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Free parking. Only £6-00 entry fee. Gift shop and cafe. All the food is animal friendly. The sanctuary is massive and even has a telescope to view distant areas. The animals that are nearer have good living spaces. There are hundreds of rescue animals here...More

4  Thank Fiona H
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

This sanctuary was at west runton and the staff were very welcoming. The animals all had very sad stories and seemed well cared for and pampered. The only fly in the ointment was that all the branding seems a bit dated I.e. the website was...More

1  Thank Daisygoestravelling
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Norma S
8 February 2017|
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Response from Fiona H | Reviewed this property |
Hi. The rescue isn't open in the winter. Best thing to do is check Hillsides website before travelling. Or phone them. Well worth a visit. Well worth donating your spare cash too.
21 June 2016|
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Response from Diane W | Reviewed this property |
All dogs are allowed at the sanctuary, obviously they have to be under control as there are animals there. The rescue dogs are not at West Runton, they are at Frettenham.