This encounter gives anyone from the age of 6 upwards the chance to meet a huge variety of animals including Lemurs, Meerkats, Reptiles, Hedgehogs and Skunks. The experience is 2 hours 30 minutes long.

Ring-Tailed Lemur

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Boa Constrictor

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Striped Skunk

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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.

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 11.30pm – Stroke our Skunks

11.30pm to 12.00pm – Hand feed our Lemurs

12.00pm to 12.30pm – 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.

£180 for 2 people. Participants must be able bodies and 6 years or older. Taken in groups of 10 people.