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Enjoy an unforgettable day out in the beautiful Somerset countryside when you come to Ferne Animal Sanctuary.

Our DAILY admission charge for 2015 is:

£2 per adult

£1 per child age 3-16

£5 for a family of two adults and up to three children

Children under three have free entry

We also have an ANNUAL PASS:

£4 per adult

£2 per child over 3-16

£10 per family.


The pass will last exactly 12 months from the day you purchase it and you can visit as many times as you like during that year. Please note passes are suspended on special event days when there may be an event entrance fee. See our Events page for more details. 



The Sanctuary is open seven days a week from 10am-5pm (except Christmas Day & New Years Day).

Our cafe is open from 10am until 4pm every day. We care for over 300 animals at our beautiful 52 acre site including pigs, chickens, chinchillas, birds, goats, rabbits, ferrets, tortoises and horses. We have a beautiful nature trail with several pretty ponds and fun children's play areas.

We rehome cats, dogs and horses - please click here if you are looking to adopt a rescue animal.  We rehome within a 40 mile radius of our site near Chard, Somerset.

Please note - appointments do need to be made to see animals to be rehomed. 

Nov 18, 2015
Jasper the depressed dog finds a new home!

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Ferne Animal Sanctuary has been saving the lives of unwanted and abandoned animals for over 70 years.
Your support will mean this vital work can continue.

Ferne Animal Sanctuary strives to provide care and refuge for unwanted domestic & farm animals. The Sanctuary rehomes dogs & cats within a 30 mile radius of Ferne. Some horses & ponies are available for permanent loan; all other animals remain at the Sanctuary for the rest of their lives. We rely entirely on donations & legacies to continue its work. Some of the animals come to Ferne because they have been neglected or are no longer wanted. Others come to us because of circumstantial changes of their owners. All animals are given the care, attention & TLC they need to enjoy a happy life while they are at Ferne.

Charity Number 245671 | VAT Number 124428433

Postal Address :
Ferne Animal Sanctuary
Chard, Somerset
TA20 3DH

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Telephone :
01460 65214

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