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Animal Experiences

If you know someone who is nuts about all living things then have a browse of our range of animal experiences, as we are sure to have the perfect gift for them. You're bound to make them go 'ahhhh' with sheer delight on discovering that they will have a chance to meet some beautiful creatures, whether in a zoo or out in the wild.

So whether they love big cats, have dreamt of being a zookeeper, or want to get out onto the open seas of the Atlantic Ocean to scout for seals, these animal experiences the length and breadth of the UK really are all about animal magic. They’ll be loved by all ages too, making great gifts for families so they can enjoy doing something together for the day too. Read more...

Husky Rides Sussex

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 Experience East Sussex


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
Wolf Walk Experience


Special Offer Was £99 NOW £85

    • An insight into the wolves and the conservation
    • A 30-60 minute walk with the wolves
    • A wolves feeding session
    • Free refreshments available
Bee Keeper for a Day

East Grinstead

Special Offer Was £99 NOW £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
Llama Trekking Northants

Towcester, Northants

From £95.00

    • A llama trekking experience for two people
    • Instruction on how to handle and meet the llamas
    • Trek over 4 - 4.5 miles taking around 2 hours
    • Meet the mothers and baby llamas
Sealife Watching Scotland

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

Bingley, West Yorkshire

Special Offer Was £99 NOW £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

Near Midhurst

From £119.00

    • Watch badgers and experience a guided wildlife tour
    • See indigenous wildlife in its natural habitat
    • Be taken around in one of the 4x4 vehicles
    • Takes place at Cowdray Estate
Shire Horse Experience Day

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
African Animal Encounter for Two

Telford, Shropshire

Save £60 Was £120 NOW £60

    • Meet a Meerkat, Serval, Bosc Monitor and a Tortois
    • An opportunity to handle the animals
    • Experiences take place on selected dates
    • Takes place in Telford, Shropshire
Animal Keeper Experiences Shropshire

Telford, Shropshire

Save 50% Was £150 NOW £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
Carnivore Encounter

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 £85.00

    • 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
    • Both experiences give you around 40mins of driving
Crocodile Encounters


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 and Carriage Experience

Chester, Cheshire

From £65.00

    • A horse drawn carriage ride around the countryside
    • Learn about equine house-keeping
    • Help groom the horses
    • You will be on the carriage for around one hour
Horse Drawn Carriage Rides

near Ashdown Forest, East Sussex

From £150.00

    • 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
Meerkat Experience for Two

Telford, Shropshire

Save 50% Was £99 NOW £49

    • Meet the Meerkats or their Lemur and Serval friends
    • Get hands on and feed the animals
    • Entry to the Wildlife park included
Border Collie Experience

Near Rutland, Leicestershire

From £99.00

    • Learn the traditional art of shepherding
    • Meet the sheepdogs and have a training session
    • Learn to use a sheepdog whistle
    • Runs on selected weekdays and weekends
Wildlife Safari Padstow


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
Pet Photoshoot


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

New Forest

Save £40 Was £149 NOW £109

    • 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.