A Great Day Out For All The Family!

Visiting the Sanctuary Today? Please be aware that we currently have on-going building works at the Sanctuary which may cause minor disruption to visitors.

Ferne Animal Sanctuary is set in 51 acres of beautiful rolling Somerset countryside and 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 Years 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 cafe.


Winter Opening Hours:

10am to 4pm, last entry 3pm


Admission Charges

  • Our DAILY pass is £4.95/adult | £2/child age 3-16 | £12 for a family of two adults and up to three children.
  • Our ANNUAL pass is £12.50/adult | £5/child age 3-16 | £30 per family of two adults and up to three children.

Click here to download the Ferne Animal Sanctuary Visitors Leaflet 2017


Where are we?

Ferne Animal Sanctuary is located just outside of Chard and conveniently located just 10 minutes off the A303.
Our postcode for Sat Nav’s is TA20 3DH and you’ll see brown tourist information signs when you get near us!