Animal Birthday Parties


Birthday Parties

We offer a unique birthday experience at our Animal Management Centre or Farm – perfect for those who love animals and nature. We have a dedicated Animal Keeper Party Team who are fully qualified and able to deliver the parties in a fun but safe environment. More information about the types of parties we offer is shown below…



General Information

Minimum age is 6 years (We would recommend 7yrs and up for Animal Encounter Parties)

At least two adults over the age of 18 needs to be present for the duration of the party

Maximum numbers are 16 guests

Participants need to be suitably dressed for the outdoors and for all weather conditions (please be aware that clothes may get dirty or damaged)

Footwear needs to be sturdy (ie trainers or wellies) – strictly NO open toe sandals or flip flops

Car parking is on site and is free of charge

We reserve the right to cancel a booking in extreme weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances that may arise

A 50% non-refundable deposit is required with all bookings and if the party is cancelled by you within 14 days of the party date then 100% of the fee is required.

Birthday family are to arrive at least 15 mins before your party is due to start (you can arrive earlier to decorate if need be)


Animal Encounter Birthday Parties

These parties include an hour and a half tour of our arid and tropical biomes which house exciting species such as coatis, three-banded armadillo, Von der Decken’s hornbills, monitor lizard, Cuban iguana, tortoises, tree frogs and more… and then into the husbandry room to meet the snakes, bearded dragons, and more… There will be opportunities for some handling and feeding, and our staff will talk about each different species. Then you will have use of a room for 30mins for party food (or outside space if you wish to have a picnic)


  • Tour of the animal biomes
  • Meet the animals
  • Feeding and handling
  • Use of indoor room or outdoor area for party food

Minimum recommended age is 7 years and maximum numbers are 16 children


Duration: 2 hours
Price: £260
Party times: 11am – 1pm or 2pm – 4pm
Food: You will need to provide your own party food

Children holding tortoises
Merrist Wood Farm
Girls feeding goats


Farm Birthday Parties

There’s no better place to celebrate your birthday than down at the farm! The Merrist Wood farm houses all types of animals including pygmy goats, alpacas, pigs, llamas, rheas, donkeys and chickens, and you will also have access to small animals including rabbits and guinea pigs. You have exclusive use of the Farm and activities include:


  • Farm tour
  • Hand feeding and grooming the farm animals
  • Handling small animals
  • Use of an indoor room for party food


Minimum age is 6 years and maximum numbers are 16 children


Duration: 2 hours
Price: £210
Party times: 11am – 1pm or 2pm – 4pm
Food: You will need to provide your own party food


Please note that we will ensure that there is animal handling and feeding of various species, however, it may not be possible to handle or feed certain species on every occasion.


Then check availability today!


Enquiry Form

Please complete the enquiry form below, please note that we will contact you within 5 working days to confirm if the date/time is available – this is NOT a booking form.

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