This encounter gives anyone from the age of 6 to 16 the chance to meet a huge variety of animals including Lemurs, Meerkats, Reptiles, Hedgehogs and Skunks. The experience is 2 hours long.

Ring-Tailed Lemur

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Reticulated Python

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Striped Skunk

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Desert Hedgehog

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Running from 10am to 12pm, 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

11am to 11.30am – Hand feed our Lemurs

11.30am to 12pm – The favourite part of most peoples experience, Meerkat time. Get up close and personal with our Meerkats.

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.