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Chestnut Centre Otter, Owl and Wildlife Park

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Address: Otter, Owl and Wildlife Park Castleton Road, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Peak District National Park SK23 0QS, England
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+44 1298 814099
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10:30 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 17:30
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The Chestnut Centre is an escape from the bustle of life, in a secluded...

The Chestnut Centre is an escape from the bustle of life, in a secluded natural valley in the Peak National Park. The centre is home to 4 species of otters including the rare Giant Otter, 15 species of owl, tame fallow deer in the deer herd, foxes, pine marten and the elusive, endangered Scottish Wildcat etc. Truly a ‘Hidden Gem in a Hidden Valley”.

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Lovely place to go with the children to see a selection of wildlife including otters owls etc. Plenty of space to run and walk.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Taylorsouthwest
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely place to go with the children to see a selection of wildlife including otters owls etc. Plenty of space to run and walk.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here at Christmas with a large group, to see santa. It was a fantastic day out, for young and old. Just one word of warning, it is not suitable for wheelchair users as there are plenty of hills, and anyone who cannot walk far, its also not suitable for you either. On the up side, its a fantastic... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the Chestnut centre. An interesting collection of birds and animals in a lovely setting. Highlight was the giant otters.

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Thank Diane M
Hereford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am always hesitant to visit animal attractions, but was really keen to see a Scottish Wild Cat up close. The giant otters seemed really happy in their large enclosure as did the pine martens. We watched the feeding of otters and the wild cats. All in a beautiful setting with a stream running through the enclosures, squirrels stealing our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We can to see Santa in December, the staff were all amazing and informative. We were lucky to see the otters being fed and the woman feeding them answered A LOT of my little boys questions, it made his day! The otters and owls are clearly well cared for, we especially loved the friendly little otter who runs over to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I visited with my son aged 4 as I had been when I was young and I was not disappointed. The views as you walk down to the enclosures are beautiful and once there you are treated to a wide range of owls and otters who seem very happy in their environments. There are other animals along the way to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We visited here with out nine year old twins. We weren't sure what to expect but it was fab. The staff were very friendly. The animals were well kept and there enclosures were nice. The variety of owls was very good. The otters were lovely and we saw them being fed which the children loved. The gift shop and cafe... More 

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

You need a nice day to come here as there is a bit of walking involved. As you walk around you see the wildlife and otters . Not a great deal to do but it's a lovely place . This place is even more special at Christmas if you book to see santa. You are not rushed and brilliant for... More 

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Chapel-en-le-Frith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Took my family here, its a great day out and is affordable. Would definately recommend spending time in the area too!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Had a great couple of hours and went at feeding time 12.30. Best time to visit. Place is really good. Animals more active in the summer. Good for all ages

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