Visitor Info

Find all the information you need about visiting us below! 

We can’t wait to welcome you to the sanctuary soon.


Come and meet our 600 adorable, rescued animals! Located on 53 acres of beautiful Essex countryside, take a gentle stroll around the grounds or sit and enjoy some peace amongst nature. Hopefield is home to over 100 species of animal, each have their own amazing personality for you to get to know! You can also visit our wonderful Max’s Café, where you can enjoy delicious plant-based food, drinks, and refreshments.

We do ask that groups of 12 or more book in advance.

Please DO NOT feed any of our animals. If you are caught feeding them, the food will be confiscated and you will be asked to leave the sanctuary immediately. As we are a sanctuary, many of our residents are old or suffer from medical conditions so are on special diets.

As a plant-based animal sanctuary that saves animals from the cruel meat & dairy industry, we would like to ask visitors to respect our ethos and refrain from bringing animal products on site when visiting us – we appreciate your cooperation in advance.

Open Hours

  • Monday – 10am to 3pm
  • Tuesday – CLOSED
  • Wednesday – CLOSED
  • Thursday – CLOSED
  • Friday – 10am to 3pm
  • Saturday – 10am to 3pm
  • Sunday – 10am to 3pm

DAILY during school holidays & bank holidays 10am to 4pm (event days are also 4pm).

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Admission Fees (online*)

  • Adult – £9.00
  • Child (2-15) – £8.00
  • Concession – £7.00
  • Family Ticket – £32.00
  • Under 2’s – FREE

When purchasing on the gate, there’s a surcharge of £1.50 per person to pay.

*includes optional donation of £1 per person towards our charitable work.

Booking terms & conditions:

  • If you need to cancel or transfer your booking please be aware that this can be done up to 48 hours prior to your visit by emailing If you contact us after this time window we will not be able to amend your booking.
  • We cannot transfer or refund your booking due to bad weather.


With so much to see and do at the sanctuary, including meeting our 600+ rescue residents, letting the kids burn off some steam in our play area whilst you sit back and relax with a coffee and cake, you’ll want to keep coming back for more! That’s why we we offer season tickets for incredible prices! Purchase yours today and start saving money after just three visits…


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