This encounter gives anyone from the age of 6 upwards the chance to meet a huge variety of animals including Lemurs, Meerkats, Owls, Reptiles, Hedgehogs and Giant Tortoise. The experience is 3 hours long.

Ring-Tailed Lemur

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Burmese Python

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Boa Constrictor

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European Eagle Owl

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Desert Hedgehog

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Running from 10am to 1pm, this new experience takes place in groups of 8 people allowing everyone ample time to handle, feed and stroke the array of animals. From Kovu and Uuka the Meerkats to Mojo the Burmese Python, or Oscar the Eagle Owl.

An example itinerary:

9.50am – Arrive at Hoo Farm

10.00am – Check in for the experience

10.05am – A short safety briefing to make sure you get the most out of your experience whilst staying safe.

10.10am to 10.40am – Handle our Reptiles (the reptiles used change session by session but may include a Burmese Python, Reticulated Python, Giant Tortoise or Monitor Lizard).

10.40am to 11am – Handle our Hedgehogs and/or our Tenrecs

11.00am to 11.40am – Meet and handle one of our many owls here at Hoo Farm.

11.40am to 12pm – Lunch Time. All participants get a free drink included as part of their experience.

12pm to 12.30pm – Hand feed our Lemurs

12.30pm to 1pm – The favourite part of most peoples experience, Meerkat time. Get up close and personal with our Meerkats.

Please note: On occasion the drinks break may take place as the final part of your experience at 12.40pm – you will be informed of this during your safety talk and offered toilet stops throughout the experience.

Please be aware that as our animals welfare is of utmost importance and we are privileged to be able to get so close to these species – we will not force our animals to do anything against their nature and all interaction is done on their terms.