This encounter gives anyone from the age of 10 upwards the chance to meet a huge variety of animals including Lemurs, Meerkats, Reptiles, Hedgehogs and Servals. The experience is 3 hours long.

Ring-Tailed Lemur

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Reticulated Python

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Boa Constrictor

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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 10.30am – Handle our Reptiles (the reptiles used change session by session but may include a Burmese Python, Reticulated Python, Giant Tortoise or Monitor Lizard).

10.30am to 11am – Meet one of our friendly Servals

11am to 11.20am – Handle our Hedgehogs

11.20am to 11.50am – Drinks break. An opportunity to purchase some light refreshments from our tea room.

11.50am to 12.20pm – Hand feed our Lemurs

12.20pm to 1pm – The favourite part of most peoples experience, Meerkat time. Get up close and personal with our Meerkats. During this time you will be offered the opportunity to hand feed and interact with them whilst some of the Meerkats may choose to climb on you.

Our keepers will be there throughout to help guide you through the experience and answer any questions you may have whilst ensuring you have a fun and safe experience.

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.

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