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Opening Times

The sanctuary is now open to the public via pre-booked visits. 

Bookings can be made via our booking site: All Creatures Great and Small | Scheduling and Booking Website (

The cost is £5 per car for 1 hour. 

Well behaved dogs are allowed and must be kept on a lead. They will not be permitted into the dog area. 

Please read the pre-visit health and safety information below. 

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Sanctuary. 

Pre-Visit Health and Safety Information

We are proud of what we do here at All Creatures Great and Small Animal Sanctuary and we want all of our visitors to enjoy their experience. Visiting a Sanctuary such as ours, however, is not free of risk, especially relating to animals. Farm animals, in particular, even those that look clean and healthy, carry infections that can be harmful to people.

Please also see the Department of Health 'Avoiding Infection on Farm Visits - Advice for the Public' sheet; this leaflet is available on arrival at the sanctuary, or we can send you a copy in advance by arrangement.

To download our site map please click here.

The main things that we like to point out to visitors are:

Our animals are not used to regular visitors. They are especially not used to being touched by visitors so please do not be tempted to touch any of our animals unless supervised by a member of staff. Please, especially, do not put your fingers in cages or through fencing or touch any animal droppings.

Like any animal, our animals can also act in an unpredictable manner and caution should be exercised, therefore, at all times when in their presence.

If you have any concerns about any of our animals during your visit, please alert a member of staff immediately.


Hand washing facilities are located in the sanctuary; please ask a member of staff. Please remember that antibacterial wipes and alcohol hand gel are not 100% effective and there is no substitute for proper hand washing using warm water and soap.

There is also welly boot washing facilities available. Please use this on your boots before leaving the Sanctuary. In addition, please clean your clothes and shoes thoroughly when you get home.

Food and Drink

Food and drink may only be consumed in designated areas in the Sanctuary. 

Please do not feed the animals with your own food.

If you drop food, sweets or dummies, please dispose of them - do not reuse.


Please be aware that this is a working Sanctuary and although vehicle and animal movements are kept to a minimum during opening hours, sometimes it is a necessity. With this in mind, please ensure that you supervise any children in your care during your visit at all times.

Please close gates and be alert. Do not go through gates or into areas where the public is prohibited. These areas are well marked allowing only authorised personnel to enter.

Some areas of the Sanctuary are rough under foot, please take care and ensure you have the correct footwear - welly boots are definitely advisable. We do not recommend open toed footwear or trainers.

If you require First Aid during your visit, please see a member of staff immediately or make your way to the main Reception.

If you hear the fire alarm during your visit, please make your way calmly to the Fire Assembly Point in front of the Reception until further instructed by a member of staff.

Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the Sanctuary.

We do hope that you have an enjoyable visit!