Visitor info

Fun for all the family!

Come and meet our 500 adorable, rescued animals! Located on 53 acres of beautiful, serene, Essex countryside, take a gentle stroll around the grounds or sit and enjoy some peace amongst nature.

Your chance to see up close and personal a working animal sanctuary.

Hopefield is home to over 100 species of animal, each have their own amazing personality for you to get to know!

Enjoy a pre-bookable, tasty, afternoon tea overlooking our stunning grounds. Dog afternoon teas - NEW for Autumn 2020! Email office@hopefield.org.uk for more info!

Visit our wonderful plant based Max's Café, where you can enjoy delicious food and drinks ( re opening soon)

Learn all about our amazing animals, their rescue stories, and personalities during our daily animal talks- Currently suspended due to Covid-19

NEW for 2020! The Hopefield Trail – explore our new trail and test your animal knowledge.

Due to government legislation coming into force from Monday 14th September, we have amended our ticketing system to only allow bookings of 6 people maximum. As the government have stated, large families are exempt from this, and are able to book (although in two separate bookings). It is imperative that we, as an organisation, follow these guidelines rigidly, and maintain our Covid-safe reputation. Anyone that is found to not be following these guidelines when on site will be asked to disperse their groups, and failure to do this will result in us politely asking you to leave the sanctuary.

From Thursday 24th September, it will be a legal requirement for us to display official NHS QR code posters at the entrance, and around the sanctuary. This is in partnership with the NHS COVID-19 app that is being rolled out nationally on 24th September. You will be able to scan the code from the NHS app on your mobile device upon arrival. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to get in touch with us.

Click here for information on our precautions during Covid-19.


*Entrance fees may vary on event days, please check in advance.

All children under the age of 16 year of age MUST be supervised by an adult at all times whilst on the sanctuary premises.

All entrance fees go directly into our sanctuary and are used towards the continuous care and support of our animals. Thank you!