South West Deer Rescue | Day Out With The Kids

South West Deer Rescue

Crewkerne, Somerset and Bristol, England

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Outdoor

South West Deer Rescue is a dedicated non profit centre which offers a unique up close experience with 5 different species of wild and semi-wild deer who roam the grounds here. A great many of these gentle and photogenic creatures are not only tame enough for the kids to slowly touch, but some even actively seek your company and will follow you along or nuzzle your arm. A charming treat for wildlife lovers of any age!

The rescue centre is based in over a 100 acres of scenic countryside on the Somerset and Dorset border and is home to Red Deer, Fallow Deer, Axis Deer, Roe Deer, Muntjac and Sika Deer. Some are even known and named individually including Jack and Rebus, their magnificent Red Deer Stags with their huge29 and 31 point antlers! Amazing!

Your visit to the Deer Rescue Centre is pleasantly concluded with a nature trail overlooking the stunning surrounding countryside with superb views great for family photo backdrops! On a clear day you can see Ham Hill, Chard, Crewkerne, Taunton and the whole area around Chisel Beach from up here!

There is a nature walk to enjoy around the side of the hill with a sneaky hide from which you may - if you're very lucky - see Badgers, Red Foxes, Pheasants, Buzzards, Owls and all sorts of other natural beasties.

They have a strong inclination towards the company of the animals being holistically beneficial and because they are funded solely by the tours donations are vital to them and will be mentioned more than once. Best then to take some pocket change and an open mind, but however you feel about it the experience really is a pleasant one should some of the deer seek you out.

Be sure to dress warmly for the breezy hilltop and wellies are best all round if you've got them!


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Getting There and Contact Information


Dunsham Lane, Wayford, Crewkerne, Somerset and Bristol, TA18 8QN, England


Click here to visit South West Deer Rescue's website
01460 64174

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Free admission
Donations welcome

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