Animal Birthday Parties


Animal Birthday Parties

We offer unique children’s animal birthday parties 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…


Children holding tortoises


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 Von der Decken’s hornbills, monitor lizard, fly-river turtle, tortoises and more… and then into the husbandry room to meet the snakes, bearded dragons, tree frogs 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 and meerkat enclosure (weather dependant)
  • Meet the animals
  • Feeding and handling (where possible)
  • Use of indoor Animal Management Centre foyer or outdoor area for party food

Minimum age is 8 years and maximum numbers are 20 people (including birthday child)


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

Merrist Wood Farm
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Farm Birthday Parties

There’s no better place to celebrate your birthday than down at the farm! The Merrist Wood farm houses a variety of farm animals including pygmy goats, alpacas, pigs, llamas, rheas, donkeys and chickens, some of which are rare breeds. You will also meet our 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
  • Meeting small domestic animals
  • Use of indoor Animal Management Centre foyer for party food or outside space for a picnic


Minimum age is 6 years and maximum numbers are 20 people (including birthday child)


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.

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum age is 6 years for a Farm Party and 8 years for an Animal Encounter Party.
  • At least two adults over the age of 18 needs to be present for the duration of the party
  • Maximum numbers are 20 people, to include birthday child (20 people – children and adults included)
  • 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 full refund will be given).
  • A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to secure the booking 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 but please check in case there is another party before yours)

Covid-19 Information

  • Face coverings may need to be worn at some times during the party so please bring one with you (not including those who are exempt or under 11yrs and dependent on government guidelines at the time of the event)
  • Participants will be encouraged to wash their hands throughout the party and antibacterial gel will be available
  • We can reschedule the date once if Covid-19 affects the booking, providing we receive confirmation of a positive test result registered with NHS track and trace
  • We recommend all participants take a lateral flow test before the event – our animal keepers test regularly


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