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Personal Tours

Exclusive Founder's Tour

Personal tour of The Retreat, interacting and feeding many of our friendly residents

Guided by Our founder, Billy Thompson

Glass of prosecco and vegan chocolates enjoying the views of The Retreat

Length: 2.5 hours =

1.5h guided tour

+30 mins access to restricted areas

+30 mins on the jetty with prosecco and chocolates (weather permitted)

£130 for 2 adults

£60 per person for any additional people

Tours start at 10:30am Thu-Sun

Table reservation at our café-restaurant for lunch (lunch not included)

Tour only available to your party - no one else can join

Any baby feeding you will be offered will be seasonal

After lunch you will be given high vis vests and be able to return to off limit areas to the public and on your own without a guide

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Tours start at 10:30am when the sanctuary is still closed to public so you can have all the time with the animals

Animals for feeding will be chosen on the day

Please wear suitable and practical clothing

Group bookings welcome

Available March to November, Thursdays to Sundays

Not suitable for wheelchair users

No children under 10 years old on tours

No dogs on tours


All tours are non-refundable; however tours can be exchanged for a different date if more than 7 days prior to your booking giving us enough time to re-sell your tour.

What you said about the tour

On Friday 9th August I went on a tour with my girls (who had bought the tour for me as a birthday present).

It was the most wonderful day, Billy was very friendly and informative and gave us plenty of time to get close to the animals. The highlight of the day was giving  Harrison the calf a bottle (and a cuddle) and feeding the pigs!

After the tour we had the most delicious lunch which of course was vegan, served by very friendly staff. The whole experience was amazing, it was lovely to be surrounded by such compassionate people and wonderful animals who all deserve the right to live.

We can’t wait to return, 
Many thanks to you all!!

Louise, Amy and Evie Taylor

Let's double in size

With 1,250+ animal residents and 20,000+ animals saved over our 30 years of operation, there's land on sale next to The Retreat and we have to double in size so we can help many more animals! For them.
All they need is your help <3

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