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Animal Experiences



Meerkat Experience East Sussex

Hailsham

From £60.00

    • A one to one meerkat experience
    • Learn about the meerkats and meet them personally
    • A hot drink is included
    • Plenty of photo opportunities
Bee Experience Lancashire

Samlesbury Hall Estate near Preston

From £40.00

    • See how honey is made in Lancashire
    • Get kitted out in all the beekeeper gear
    • Be amazed by the view into the observation beehive
    • Suitable for all ages - a great family day out
Alpaca Trekking in Kent

Haguelands Village, Romney Marsh

Special Offer From £25

    • Meet and trek with alpacas at Romney Marsh in Kent
    • Take your very own alpaca out for a walk
    • Visit the baby alpaca enclosure to help handfeed
    • Lots of activities & shops on the farm estate
Bee Keeper for a Day
Based On 1 Reviews

East Grinstead

Special Offer From £85

    • Learn about different types of hives
    • Observe the bees at close quarters
    • Home cooked lunch and tea and coffee are provided
    • Courses start at 10am and finish at 4pm
Snorkel with Sharks

SEA LIFE Centre, Blackpool

From £49.00

    • Go snorkelling with sharks at SEA LIFE Blackpool
    • Climb into the cage lowered into the Ocean tank
    • Watch as the sharks & fish swim right past you!
    • VIP entrance & behind the scenes tour included too
Sealife Watching Scotland
Based On 2 Reviews

Moray Firth

From £39.00

    • See dolphins, porpoise and seals
    • Use a hydrophone to listen to under water sounds
    • Minke whales are occasionally sighted
    • Experiences run April to October
Sheepdog Experience
Based On 6 Reviews

Bingley, West Yorkshire

Special Offer From £85

    • 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
Wildlife Experience in West Sussex
Based On 2 Reviews

The Cowdray Estate, near Midhurst

From £140.00

    • A guided wildlife tour of stunning Cowdray Estate
    • See indigenous wildlife in its natural habitat
    • Be taken around in a 4x4 vehicle
    • Year round tours, at all times including dawn & dusk
Shire Horse Experience Day
Based On 9 Reviews

Church Stretton, Shropshire

From £140.00

    • A day of many activities with a Shire horse
    • Learn basic information on harnessing
    • Plenty of hands on opportunity with the horses
    • Tea and coffee throughout the day
Animal Keeper Experiences Shropshire
Based On 5 Reviews

Telford, Shropshire

Save 50% From £75

    • Be an animal keeper for the day
    • Undertake many of the tasks a keeper would do
    • Available on selected dates
    • Takes place in Telford, Shropshire
Bee Keeping in Kent

Hawkhurst

From £65.00

    • Learn about beekeeping in the Garden of England
    • Half and full-day courses at Hawkhurst in Kent
    • Explore an empty beehive and a 'live' beehive
    • Informative & entertaining hosting by beekeeper John
Carnivore Encounter
Based On 2 Reviews

Telford, Shropshire

Save £75 From £75

    • 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
Carriage Driving Experience

near Forest Row, West Sussex

From £160.00

    • Horse and carriage driving lessons in West Sussex
    • Learn to drive a pair of horses as you take the reins
    • A taster lesson or a full lesson available
    • Experiences give you around 40mins of driving
Crocodile Encounters

Bristol

From £15.00

    • See crocs & venomous snakes at a specialist centre
    • The chance to swim with crocodiles & have a cuddle
    • Three different croc experiences to choose from
    • The chance to spend 5hrs with the reptile keepers
Horse Drawn Carriage Rides

near Ashdown Forest, East Sussex

From £175.00

    • Enjoy a horse drawn carriage ride in West Sussex
    • Ride in a Regency period Barouche carriage
    • Picnics filled with local produce available
    • Adults can enjoy Champagne during the ride
Husky Rides Sussex
Based On 10 Reviews

Nr Horsham, West Sussex

Exclusive Offer From £99

    • Meet and greet the huskies
    • A Husky ride experience
    • Take a one mile ride (around 25 minutes)
    • Film show about husky racing
Meerkat Encounter in Kent

Knockholt, Sevenoaks

Save 50% From £35

    • A Meerkat experience in Knockholt, Kent
    • You will be making a Meerkat meal for the 'mob'!
    • Suitable for all ages from five years old
    • Meet the other residents of the farm centre too
Meerkat Experience for Two
Based On 7 Reviews

Telford, Shropshire

Save 50% From £49

    • Meet the Meerkats or their Lemur and Serval friends
    • Get hands on and feed the animals
    • Entry to the Wildlife park included
Meet the Animals in Congresbury for Two

Congresbury, near Bristol

From £125.00

    • 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
Meet the Meerkats for Two Oxfordshire

near Abingdon, Oxfordshire

From £40.00

    • 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
Border Collie Experience
Based On 5 Reviews

Near Rutland, Leicestershire

From £99.00

    • Learn the traditional art of shepherding
    • Meet the sheepdogs and have a training session
    • Superb surrounding countryside
    • Runs on selected weekdays and weekends
Wildlife Safari Padstow

Cornwall

From £15.00

    • One or Two hour sealife cruises available
    • High Speed RIB skippered by an RNLI crewmember
    • Explore the stunning Cornish coastline
    • Chance to see wild seals and dolphins
Big Cat Photography
Based On 8 Reviews

Bedfordshire and Merseyside

From £129.00

    • Your chance to capture the big cats on camera
    • Guidance from an experienced photography guide
    • Close up photographic opportunities
    • Access to the safari park after your session
Birds of Prey at The Scottish Deer Centre

Bow of Fife, Cupar

From £63.00

    • A birds of prey experience near Cupar in Fife
    • Takes place at the stunning Scottish Deer Centre
    • Meet & fly raptors and go on a hawk walk too
    • Entry to the Deer Centre included - stay all day!
Pet Photoshoot
Based On 1 Reviews

Nationwide

Free £50 Voucher From £15

    • Capture your pets personality with a pro photoshoot
    • Choice of photoshoot or pamper plus with extras
    • A 5''x7'' portrait of your favourite image included
    • Studio Locations all over the country
Western Adventure in Hampshire
Based On 7 Reviews

New Forest

Special Offer From £149

    • Tuition from an experienced instructor
    • A morning riding lesson and an afternoon trail
    • Breakfast and a BBQ lunch are included
    • All equipment is provided

Experience days for animal lovers

We are truly a nation of animal lovers if the popularity of our animal experiences is anything to go by! Whether you adore seeing your feathered friends fly, admire the prowess of the big cats, love your reptiles or think your dog is the best thing on four legs, we all know us Brits are suckers for a cuddly creature.

Perhaps just as well then that we've got a brilliantly eclectic range of days out, courses and experiences that involve all sorts of species of animal, from mammals and birds, to reptiles and fish. And in each case you'll be given a wonderful insight into their characters, natural habitat and habits, all whilst having the privilege of getting up close to them too.

From Llamas and Lions, to Collies and Crocodiles - we have an ark-full of animals!

If you know someone who really wants to get involved in looking after animals, we can highly recommend the zoo keeper and wildlife keeper courses. On these sessions you get to shadow a keeper during their normal working day, lending a hand with everything from feeding to training and structured play.

These sessions are great if you want to go one step further and actually own one of the more unusual pets, as you can ask all the questions and find out what looking after them entails. For example, we've done the research for you if you've ever wondered if you can legally keep a crocodile as a pet in the UK!

For those who like the idea of a working partnership with their living things, how about sheep herding with Collie dogs, drayman skills with the docile Shire Horses, or heading off on a trek with fluffy Llamas? Go for an extra measure of adrenaline in with your encounter with the thrill of being pulled along at speed by a team of excitable Huskies. Or take a proper walk on the wild side with the mysterious and often misunderstood wolves.

You can also combine wildlife spotting with a boat ride on the ocean waves when you go sea life watching in Scotland - our remotest experience day, but surely one of the most rewarding. Imagine if you're lucky enough to be accompanied by a pod of dolphins playing alongside the boat, or spot a Minke whale arching his bank with a leap out of the water?

Close-up encounters to learn more about your favourite animals

In fact, anything zoological, we've got it covered. What's more, with these animal experiences all promising close-up encounters, we highly recommend you take a camera so you can catch your furry beast of a lion at play, the moment the snake uncurled his forked tongue, or when you caught sight of those cuter than cute Meerkats standing on their hind legs looking curiously at you.

And whether your day out is hosted by a keeper at the zoo, a wildlife expert in the forest, or an animal trainer in a park, you are sure to learn lots and want to keep coming back to try more animal antics and adventures.
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