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Animal Experience Days & Gifts

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Our animal experiences - where you get to meet gorgeous creatures! From zookeeper days, meerkat experiences and alpaca trekking, to riding the high seas scouting for sealife, there's animal magic for everyone. We've got an ark-full of animal experience days that are loved by all ages. Animal experiences FAQs...

 
 
SEA LIFE Manchester tickets with Manchester hotel stay

SEA LIFE Manchester & Hotel Break for Two

Trafford, Manchester

From £198.00

SEA LIFE Manchester & Hotel Break for Two
  • SEA LIFE tickets & hotel stay in Manchester
  • These packages are for two people
  • See sharks, sea turtles, jellyfish & more
  • One or two-nights in three or four-star hotels
Traditional Farm & Horse Experience York - Horse Grooming

Traditional Farm & Horse Experience York

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Save Up To £125 From £160.00

Traditional Farm & Horse Experience York
  • Half & full-day visits to the Yorkshire farm
  • Help look after the working horses
  • Includes chance to drive a cart or carriage
  • A tasty Ploughman's lunch for all visitors
Two Wheeler Horse Cart Driving Experience on the Escrick Park Estate in Yorkshire

Two Wheeler Horse Cart Driving Experience

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From £60.00

Two Wheeler Horse Cart Driving Experience
  • Cart & horse drives near Selby, Yorkshire
  • On rideways at Escrick private estate
  • Learn to drive a two-wheeler cart
  • Option to include Ploughman's lunch
Packhorse Picnic Adventure Day in the Lake District

Packhorse Picnic Adventure Lake District

Ambleside, Cumbria

Buy For £150.00

Packhorse Picnic Adventure Lake District
  • A day with pack horses in the Lake District
  • Start with a horse meditation class
  • Guided walk & picnic hamper lunch 
  • Go wild swimming in a stunning spot 
Romantic Horse Drawn Carriage Rides for Two Selby - Decorated Horse Drawn Carriage

Romantic Horse & Carriage Rides for Two

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Save Up To £19 From £59.00

Romantic Horse & Carriage Rides for Two
  • Romantic carriage rides just for you two
  • Explore the private rideways for an hour
  • On the 8000-acre Escrick Park Estate
  • A stunning location between York & Selby
Rare Animal Encounter Bristol - Fox in Snow

Rare Animal Encounter Bristol

Bristol

Save Up To £100 From £199.00

Rare Animal Encounter Bristol
  • Get close to some very rare birds & animals
  • A two-hour private visit for 1 or 2 people
  • Centre focuses on conservation & education
  • Meet rare snakes, bearcats & more
Tamarin Monkey Experience in Essex - Two Tamarin Monkeys Eating
Based On 2 Reviews

Tamarin Monkey Experience in Essex

Epping

Save £10 Buy For £40.00

Tamarin Monkey Experience in Essex
  • Meet the teeny tiny Tamarin monkeys
  • Hosted by an expert ranger
  • At this Animal Experience Centre in Essex
  • Lots of time for selfies too!
Meet the Ferrets in Essex - Cute Ferret

Meet the Ferrets in Essex

Epping

Save £5 Buy For £20.00

Meet the Ferrets in Essex
  • Spend time meeting the Ferrets
  • Learn lots about these clever animals
  • Handle them & interact with them
  • Includes entry to the rest of the mini zoo
meerkat encounter
Based On 8 Reviews

Meerkat Experience for Two

Telford, Shropshire

Save 50% From £49.00

Meerkat Experience for Two
• Meet the Meerkats or their Lemur and Serval friends
• Get hands on and feed the animals
• Entry to the Wildlife park included
Swimming with Crocodiles near Bristol UK

Swim with Crocodiles

Filton, Bristol

From £99.99

Swim with Crocodiles
  • Swimming with crocodiles - for real!
  • At a specialist reptile centre near Bristol
  • Meet & swim with Ali G and Gidget
  • Spend around 30-mins in the water
Donkey Walking Experience & Picnic in Surrey - Cute Donkey
Based On 2 Reviews

Donkey Walking Experience & Picnic in Surrey

Guildford

From £25.00

Donkey Walking Experience & Picnic in Surrey
  • Donkey walking near Guildford 
  • Meet, greet, groom & take selfies!
  • Walks around the farmlands
  • Picnic lunch included for the humans!
border collie leics
Based On 10 Reviews

Border Collie Experience

Near Rutland, Leicestershire

Buy For £99.00

Border Collie Experience
• Learn the traditional art of shepherding
• Meet the sheepdogs and have a training session
• Superb surrounding countryside
• Runs on selected weekdays and weekends
sheepdog running
Based On 9 Reviews

Sheepdog Experience

Bingley, West Yorkshire

Special Offer Buy For £85.00

Sheepdog Experience
• A full day with Border Collies
• Learn how to handle and train the dogs
• Learn about farming, sheep and sheepdogs
• Shepherd a small flock of sheep
meerkat experience bristol
Based On 1 Review

Meerkat Experience for Two Bristol

Filton near Bristol

Save £50 Buy For £149.00

Meerkat Experience for Two Bristol
  • Meet meerkats at Filton near Bristol
  • Actually go into their enclosure 
  • Learn about each other face to face!
  • Suitable from age 6 years
Girl with Donkey
Based On 3 Reviews

Miniature Donkey Walking Solihull

Balsall Common, Coventry

From £45.00

Miniature Donkey Walking Solihull
  • Gorgeous miniature donkeys near Solihull
  • Groom them & then go for a stroll
  • Plenty of donkey bonding time
  • Meet the other farm residents on the walk!
Pig Experience in Norfolk for Two
Based On 1 Review

Pig Experience in Norfolk for Two

Great Yarmouth

Buy For £59.00

Pig Experience in Norfolk for Two
  • Spend time with the rescue pigs in Norfolk
  • Meet KuneKune pigs Prunella & Bacon Bonce
  • Go walking, feed and groom the pigs
  • Learn lots about KuneKunes from host Amanda
Horse Drawn Carriage Rides Yorkshire - Escrick Estate
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Horse Drawn Carriage Rides & Afternoon Tea Yorkshire

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Save £15 From £90.00

Horse Drawn Carriage Rides & Afternoon Tea Yorkshire
  • One & two-hour horse drawn carriage rides
  • On rideways on a private country estate
  • Afternoon tea in the carriage or tearoom
  • Open & covered carriage for all weather rides
pony trek
Based On 1 Review

Ancient Trails Pony Walking Dorset

Dorset

From £49.00

Ancient Trails Pony Walking Dorset
  • Guided pony walks from Piddlehinton
  • Leisurely half and full-day treks
  • Discover Dorset with ponies by your side
  • A delicious Dorset ploughman's lunch
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Group Venomous Snake & Crocodile Encounter

Filton, Bristol

Buy For £199.00

Group Venomous Snake & Crocodile Encounter
  • An exclusive show for up to 6 of you
  • Hosted by expert reptile handlers
  • See the most venomous snakes
  • Meet the mini crocs & snakes too
meerkat

Animal Photography Day Bristol

Filton, Bristol

From £149.00

Animal Photography Day Bristol
  • Photograph reptiles & meerkats
  • Hosted by expert animal handlers
  • Get closer than you would in the wild!
  • No limit on the number of photos 
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Alpaca Walking Experience Warwickshire

Hurley, Warwickshire

From £7.50

Alpaca Walking Experience Warwickshire
  • Meet the alpaca herd near Atherstone
  • On a working farm with lots of animals
  • Head off on a guided walk with your alpaca
  • Visit the coffee shack & farm shop onsite
meerkat lady

Animal Encounters Warwickshire

Hurley, Warwickshire

From £20.00

Animal Encounters Warwickshire
  • Meet & spend time with the animals
  • Meerkats, mini donkeys & alpacas
  • Say hi to the other farm residents too
  • One-hour & half-day visits available
dog and owner
Based On 1 Review

Dog Friendly Stays

Nationwide Venues

Buy For £119.00

Dog Friendly Stays
  • Dog-friendly breaks around the UK
  • Hotels, inns & B&Bs for you & your pooch
  • One-night with breakfast included
  • Two-nights on a room-only basis
sheep trekking

Sheep Trekking in Somerset

Taunton, Somerset

From £25.00

Sheep Trekking in Somerset
  • Sheep trekking on the farm near Taunton
  • Buddy up with your sheep for a walk
  • Stroll around the 100-acre farm estate
  • You'll be on a working farm 
scroby sands seal watching

Scroby Sands Seal Watching Tour

Lowestoft

From £48.00

Scroby Sands Seal Watching Tour
  • Seal watching boat trips from Lowestoft
  • Observe the seals at Scroby Sands 
  • Guided by an expert skipper & crew
  • See the seals on the sands & in the sea
Household Cavalry Museum Visit Mounted Guards
Based On 1 Review

Household Cavalry Museum Visit & Dining for Two

London, SW1A

From £109.00

Household Cavalry Museum Visit & Dining for Two
  • Visit the Household Cavalry in Whitehall
  • An insight into the life of a mounted guard
  • Learn about the history of the regiment
  • Try on the ceremonial outfits!
Birds of Prey Photography Experiences in Derbyshire
Based On 1 Review

Bird of Prey Photography Derbyshire

near Swadlincote, South Derbyshire

Buy For £75.00

Bird of Prey Photography Derbyshire
  • Photoshoot with birds of prey in Derbyshire
  • Take in-flight & static pictures
  • Get close to hawks, falcons, eagles & owls
  • Hosted by experienced falconer Dan
Pretty Bird

Bird & Wildlife Photography Courses Surrey

The Bird Studio, Dunsfold

From £195.00

Bird & Wildlife Photography Courses Surrey
  • One & two-day courses in Surrey
  • Based at the Bird Studio in Dunsfold
  • Observe & take photos of birds
  • Learn techniques from expert John
father and daughter
Based On 7 Reviews

Bee Experience Lancashire

Brindle near Chorley

Buy For £69.00

Bee Experience Lancashire

• Explore the world of the honeybee
• See how honey is made in Lancashire
• Get kitted out in all the beekeeper gear
• Help the beekeepers open & inspect a hive

meerkat sussex

Meerkat Experience East Sussex

Hailsham

From £60.00

Meerkat Experience East Sussex
• Meet the meerkats experience
• Learn about the meerkats and meet them personally
• Entry to the park included
• Plenty of photo opportunities
Wildlife Experiences at Cowdray Estate in West Sussex
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Wildlife Experience in West Sussex

The Cowdray Estate, near Midhurst

From £155.00

Wildlife Experience in West Sussex
  • Guided wildlife tour of stunning Cowdray Estate
  • See indigenous wildlife in its natural habitat
  • You're taken around in a 4x4 vehicle
  • Tours at all times including dawn & dusk
cat bow tie
Based On 1 Review

Pet Photoshoot

46 Studios Nationwide

Free £50 Voucher Buy For £15.00

Pet Photoshoot
  • A photoshoot just for you and your pet!
  • Suitable for cats, dogs and exotic pets too
  • A 5''x7'' portrait of your favourite image included
  • Pet photoshoots at professional studios near you
lady holding bees
Based On 2 Reviews

London Beekeeping & Craft Beer Tasting

Kennington Park, London

From £58.00

London Beekeeping & Craft Beer Tasting
• Urban beekeeping & beer tasting in Kennington Park
• Get kitted up as a beekeeper & inspect a working hive
• Taste the beer that uses the honey from local hives
• This is a hands-on workshop suitable 18yrs+
fox face
Based On 5 Reviews

Animal Keeper Day in Telford

Telford, Shropshire

Buy For £200.00

Animal Keeper Day in Telford
• Be an animal keeper for a day
• Undertake many of the tasks a keeper would do
• Hosted by knowledgeable animal keepers
• Meet a variety of mammals too
Crocodile Encounters - Holding a Croc
Based On 1 Review

Crocodile Encounters

Filton, Bristol

From £19.99

Crocodile Encounters
• See crocs & venomous snakes close up!
• Hosted by a specialist shop near Bristol
• Book a self-guided tour of the centre
• Or spend 5hrs with the keepers at the shop
meerkat on rock
Based On 1 Review

Meet the Meerkats in Oxfordshire

near Abingdon, Oxfordshire

From £30.00

Meet the Meerkats in Oxfordshire
• Meet the Meerkats in Oxfordshire
• Learn all about the Meerkats' lives as a family
• You get to feed them inside their enclosure
• Lots of opportunities for photos & cuddles
beehive
Based On 3 Reviews

Bee Keeper for a Day

East Grinstead

Buy For £120.00

Bee Keeper for a Day
  • Learn about different types of hives
  • Observe the bees at close quarters
  • Tea, coffee and biscuits are included
  • Courses start at 10am and finish at 4pm
animal up close

Meet the Animals in Congresbury for Two

Congresbury, near Bristol

Buy For £125.00

Meet the Animals in Congresbury for Two
• Meet a whole family of animals near Bristol
• Visit this animal & bird centre in Congresbury
• The centre is not normally open to the public
• Animals include Meerkats, Skunks, Lizards & Armadillo
boat trip

Wildlife Safari Padstow

Padstow Harbour, Cornwall

From £17.50

Wildlife Safari Padstow
• One or Two hour sealife cruises available
• RIB safari with a professional skipper & guide
• Explore the stunning Cornish coastline
• Chance to see wild seals and dolphins
rare owl
Based On 2 Reviews

Carnivore Encounter

Telford, Shropshire

Buy For £75.00

Carnivore Encounter
• Get up and close with 3 formidable carnivores
• Meet a Red Fox family and feed them
• Stroke and handle the Snakes
• Meet the Servals and stroke them
Pack Pony Adventure in Dorset

Overnight Pack Pony Adventure for Two

Dorchester, Dorset

Save £51 Buy For £299.00

Overnight Pack Pony Adventure for Two
  • Pack pony overnight adventure
  • Walking with ponies & wild camping
  • Guided walk over two days
  • Follow the Lawrence of Arabia trail
meditating with horses

Meditate with Horses

Ambleside, Cumbria

From £59.00

Meditate with Horses
  • Led by animal trainer & meditator Katherine
  • Meet & connect with horses Amber, Eddie and Yogi
  • Soothing, inspiring & enchanting
  • Open your mind & heart to this experience!
Donkey Experience Norfolk for Two
Based On 1 Review

Donkey Experience in Norfolk for Two

Norfolk

Buy For £59.00

Donkey Experience in Norfolk for Two
  • A one-hour donkey experience for two
  • Meet the herd at their Norfolk home
  • Feed, groom & cuddle these rescue donkeys
  • Hosted by owner Amanda
Glamping in Norfolk with Animal Encounter - Donkeys

2 Night Glamping Break with Animal Encounter for Two Norfolk

Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Save Up To £45 From £375.00

2 Night Glamping Break with Animal Encounter for Two Norfolk
  • Two-night glamping breaks in the Norfolk Broads
  • Includes a 1hr animal encounter on the rescue farm
  • Stay in a Shepherd's Hut or the Cozy Nook cabin
  • Calm & quiet guaranteed - Adults only
outdoor choice

Outdoor Choice

Locations Nationwide

From £50.00

Outdoor Choice
  • Choose from a wide choice of Outdoor Adventures
  • Locations across the UK
  • Option to top up your voucher on line
  • FREE premium packaging included worth £4.99
dog subscription boxes

Dog Subscription Boxes

Delivered to your home

From £33.99

Dog Subscription Boxes
  • Doggy treats & toy gift boxes
  • Delivered to your door each month
  • A 1, 6 or 12-month subscription
  • For all sizes & breed of dog!
Bee Keeping Experience in Kent - 3 people looking at the bees
Based On 1 Review

Beekeeping Course in Kent

Fort Amherst, Chatham

Buy For £70.00

Beekeeping Course in Kent
  • Learn about beekeeping in Kent
  • Group courses at Fort Amherst at Chatham
  • Take home a jar of local honey 
  • Includes a light lunch at The Pantry cafe
Venomous Snake Tour Bristol - Green Snake

Venomous Snake Tour Bristol

Bristol

Buy For £24.99

Venomous Snake Tour Bristol
  • A 90-min visit in Filton near Bristol
  • A guided tour of the venomous snakes
  • Mambas, Gaboon Vipers, King Cobras & more
  • See the world's deadliest snakes!
Llama Trekking for Two Northamptonshire Mum and Baby Llama
Based On 2 Reviews

Llama Trekking for Two Northamptonshire

Towcester, Northamptonshire

Buy For £130.00

Llama Trekking for Two Northamptonshire
  • Take a llama for a walk in Northamptonshire!
  • Meet the lovely llamas on the Towcester farm
  • Head off on a fun guided trek around the farm
  • Vouchers are for two people 
 

Should I buy this experience?

Who it's for

Who doesn't love animals? We're a nation of animal lovers and we've got an eclectic collection of animal encounters that'll let you get up close to your favourite species. So much better than just going to the zoo or wildlife park for the day, your knowledgeable hosts will really make your day special. You'll learn fascinating facts and, in many cases, be very hands-on with the day-to-day care of the animals too. Feeding time at the zoo anyone?

Who it's not for

We quite agree that diving with sharks or swimming with crocodiles might not be for everyone. But we've got lots of different animals waiting to meet you, so there's bound to be a creature you'd like to learn more about. Of course, if you're allergic to animal hair, you might want to avoid our furry friends in favour of meeting the reptilians instead!