Animal Education Tours

Experience

Animal Education Tours

We offer education tours of our Animal Management Centre for schools, home education groups and other groups including Beavers, Rainbows, Scouts and Guides. Included in the tours are:

  • The Arid Biome; housing species such as Cuban iguana, tortoises, three-banded armadillo and Von der Decken’s hornbills…
  • The Tropical Biome; housing species such as coatis, black-throated monitor lizard, Java sparrows, Luzon bleeding heart doves and parrots…
  • Nocturnal Room; housing species such as; sugar gliders…
  • Husbandry Room; housing a wide selection of birds and reptiles including corn snakes, royal pythons, forest dragons, tree frogs, tortoises and fish…
  • Visits to the farm and lambing unit can be arranged (dependent on the time of  year)
  • We aim to educate visitors on subjects such as conservation, breeding projects and bio-diversity.

We can provide template risk assessments for the site, and ensure that we provide a safe learning environment for all visitors. For more information including costs and availability please complete the enquiry form below or email us.

Girl holding a chameleon
Farm Tour 1 hr
£120 (up to 20 children) £75 (up to 10 children)
Meet Our Rare Breed Farm Animals
Animal Feeding
Grooming of Farm Animals
 
 
 
Farm & Pet Handling 1.5 hrs
£160 (up to 20 children) £120 (up to 10 children)
Meet Our Rare Breed Farm Animals
Animal Feeding
Grooming of Farm Animals
Pet Handling
 
 
Animal Encounters Tour 1.5 hrs
£160 (up to 20 children) £100 (up to 10 children)
The Arid Biome
The Tropical Biome
The Husbandry Room
Walled Garden - Meerkats (depending on time of year and weather)
 
 
Animal Encounters & Farm Tour 2 hrs
£250 (up to 20 children) £150 (up to 10 children)
The Arid Biome
The Tropical Biome
The Husbandry Room
Walled Garden - Meerkats (depending on time of year and weather)
Merrist Wood Farm
 
VIP Animal Package 2.5 hrs
£300 (up to 20 children) £200 (up to 10 children)
The Arid Biome
The Tropical Biome
The Husbandry Room
Walled Garden - Meerkats (depending on time of year and weather)
Merrist Wood Farm
Pet Handling

Prices are based on groups of up to 10 or 20 children. For bigger groups please contact us for additional attendee prices.

Prices for up to 10 children include 2 staff members and for up to 20 children include 4 staff members attending.

Contact us for bespoke tours.

Terms and Conditions

  • You MUST pre-book your tour
  • Groups must be accompanied by at least 2 adults (over the age of 18 years) for groups up to 10 children and 4 adults for groups up to 20 children.
  • Maximum numbers are 20 visitors per tour (unless authorised by the Commercial Manager)
  • Footwear needs to be sturdy (ie trainers) – 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 any unforeseen circumstances that may arise (a full refund will be given)
  • We can’t guarantee handling and feeding on all our tours but we will always aim to include some on each tour
  • Animal welfare is extremely important to us and if any visitors put any of our animals at risk then we will politely ask them to leave the Centre.

Covid-19 Information

  • Face coverings will need to be worn during the tours so please bring one with you (not including those who are exempt or under 11yrs)
  • Participants will be encouraged to wash their hands throughout the day and antibacterial gel will be available
  • Participants presenting with COVID-19 related symptoms or have persons within the household with symptoms must not attend
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