Scotty's Donkeys and Animal Park

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Scotty's Donkeys and Animal Park

Scotty's Donkeys and Animal Park
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09:30 - 17:30
Monday
09:30 - 17:30
Tuesday
09:30 - 17:30
Wednesday
09:30 - 17:30
Thursday
09:30 - 17:30
Friday
09:30 - 17:30
Saturday
09:30 - 17:30
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
About
Scotty's Donkeys and animal park is a family run business set in the heart of beautiful Shropshire countryside. We offer donkey rides, close encounters with our range of friendly farm animals and a large picnic and play area, with indoor sandpit and bouncy castles.
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1-2 hours
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Jayne
6 contributions
Sep 2021 • Solo
They are selling baby bunny's on a first come first served basis. Wrong wrong wrong. No home checks nothing. Totally irresponsible
Written 17 September 2021
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LouGrice
13 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
We visited Scottys donkeys today with my partner, 1 year old son and 2 year old nephew.
We had such a lovely time. We were there for 1.5 hours but could have definitely have gone round the animals again. All the animals were well cared for and friendly. The little ones loved feeding the goats and being about to get up close to the rabbits and stroke them. Great for a couple of hours out and reasonably priced. We will definitely be heading back.
Written 26 June 2021
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mmass90
Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK10 contributions
Jun 2021
Not that great tbh there are better free options out there i traveled all the way from stoke to end up disappointed. The entry fee for the site is somewhat questionable, they offer a £25 experience with the animals excluded in the entry fee, which is very expensive, it was a bit unwelcoming i have a 9-year-old and she did not enjoy it at all. the farm shop around is bare minimal compared to other places i have been. some of the wooden chairs laid out near the sandpit saw better days they looked rotten and not even worth sitting on. they had picnic benches but they were unappealing as well. safe to say i won't be returning there in the future. Avoid if you don't want to be dissappointed.
Written 2 June 2021
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darceyhorse
Swansea, UK222 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
We visited after the attraction came up on google and think it was overpriced. We were charged £5 per person (2 adults, 2 eight year olds); this is normally £6.50 each. On reflection, we’d pay £5 for children to attend but don’t think adults should pay. The visit lasted around an hour.

We thought that charging adults to attend was inappropriate, considering how obvious it is that the place is so rundown and unkempt. There is wooden garden furniture at the bottom of the ‘park’ but it was all wobbly and some had splintered wood and nails sticking out of them. They were desperate for a lick of paint. Many of the fences were also wobbly with signs needing replacing or mending.

The attraction is described as an animal park, but we thought it was a stretch to call it this. It’s actually more reminiscent of a back yard where the owner lets people in to see the animals they breed. The rabbits and goats were for sale according to the staff member we spoke to.

The main reasons we went was because donkey rides, play areas and bouncy castles were advertised. None of these were operational during our visit. We realise that this may be due to the pandemic but felt this should have been made clear.

The all weather sand pit that is advertised turned out to be a small shed with sand and spades inside. Parents need to wait outside.

The positives include that this is a very small, enclosed venue where apart from some rabbits and chickens, children can’t get close to anything that would harm them. There are a couple of hand washing stations (bring your own sanitiser).

If you have a pre-schooler, toddler or a child who has had very little exposure to animals then you may get something out of this, but otherwise we’d recommend you avoid. There are plenty of other attractions around offering much better value for money and you can learn more about animals from a book.

Written 30 August 2020
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why111
warwickshire53 contributions
Aug 2020
This is a lovely place and we spent the best part of a day there. Lots of lovely animals to look at, pet and feed. You can go into some enclosures which is unusual. There is also a cafe on site where we have a fab lunch. Also went in the maze which was fun.
Written 18 August 2020
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Sophie
Tipton, UK36 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
We visited Scottys donkeys for the time today and we will definitely back. Value for money especially when you can go round as many times as you like and visit the Apley Farm shop and kitchen and return if you’d like to. At the start there’s a bit where you can go in and stroke the rabbits if you’d like. There was an option to buy hay to feed the animals which I wish we had done. There’s a lovely picnic area which was perfect for us and our little one. They also have little tikes cozy coupe and a tractor similar to that which you can use. Can’t wait to return we loved it. The receptionist was also so warm and welcoming!
Written 13 August 2020
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Екатерина П
2 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
Very nice place for walk and relax!!!❤❤❤
Beatiful animals 🥰👍
Soon we come back again!!!
My baby was happy!!!
Written 15 July 2020
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Kaite
1 contribution
Mar 2020
Today I visited Scotty's farm for the lamb feeding. The staff here were very welcoming and it was clear to see that the animals were very well looked after and cared for. One of the staff members was feeding a one-week-old baby and allowed myself and my Son to help feed him. The staff explained in detail how to assist with the feeding and again it was clear to see that the baby was very much cared for.

We loved all the animals even the funky turkey, we love the farm and we are definitely going again :)

Scotty's farm is such a lovely place to visit - friendly and welcoming.
Written 22 March 2020
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haz414
8 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ really loved our day out here! Will be returning very soon! The animals are brilliant and my children had the best time here 💖
Written 26 February 2020
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Lindsey F
1 contribution
Feb 2020 • Solo
I've been lucky enough to go here the past two days.
First day I missed the lamb feeding so went back the next day to feed them because they're too cute! Lovely experience!

It was wet and had mud but I'm alive enough to realise it's winter and my garden for my dogs is possibly worse than the farm so I wore boots, because I was going to a farm!!

All the animals were well taken care of, I got to see a Guinea pig's skin treated properly as after breeding they pull their hair out and it was so nice to see such care taken of the little piggy!

The donkeys weren't out as the ground wasn't safe enough for them to walk on but they came to the fence for hugs and I got to kiss a muddy pig who was in his element!

My favourite part tho has to be the deer who is very hand friendly, that's the first time I've ever stroked a deer as I've only seen them in the wild before
To find out he's a rescue and they continue to handle him, and watching him spring around the enclosure, was just the best!

All the staff were friendly and sooo patient with my 9 million questions about all the animals.

I'd definitely go back, certainly an enjoyable day.
Written 12 February 2020
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Scotty's Donkeys and Animal Park is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
  • Mon - Sat 09:30 - 17:30