Welcome To Ferne Animal Sanctuary

Visiting Ferne

A great day out for all the family

Ferne Animal Sanctuary is set in 72 acres of beautiful rolling Somerset countryside in the heart of the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is home to an ever-changing menagerie of animals including dogs, cats, horses, pigs, goats, sheep, rabbits, birds, chinchillas & more!

Meandering through the Sanctuary is a nature trail which visits several pretty ponds, a children’s play area and of course various fields and enclosures with our animal residents to say hello to!

We’re open seven days a week (except Christmas & New Year’s Day) so please stop by and say hello, enjoy a walk around the Sanctuary and finish off with a coffee or even a light lunch in our cafeDogs on short leads are welcome throughout the Sanctuary, including the cafe.

If you would like to find out more information about our education work or would like to bring a school group then please see the education pages.

What does it cost?

Winter admission charges

Our daily pass

£4.95 Adult
£3.95 Child (age 3–16)
£18.00 for a family of two adults and up to three children.

Our annual pass

£12.50 Adult
£9.50 Child (age 3–16)
£40.00 per family of two adults and up to three children.

How to find us


Ferne Animal Sanctuary
TA20 3DH

From the A30 turn onto James Lane. Follow this for 1.4 miles then, staying on James Lane, go around to the left and continue for 0.2 miles then turn left onto our driveway (signposted Ferne) and follow along (carefully) until you arrive at the Sanctuary car park.