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Half Day Keeper Experience


Running from 10am - 1pm the Half Day Keeper experience is the perfect opportunity to get up close and help with the feeding and enrichment as well as handling some of your favourite animals including Meerkats, Lemurs, Birds Of Prey and Reptiles. - £150 for 2 people.

 This experience takes place in groups of up to 8 people. Suitable for 6 years and above.


Sample Itinerary:


10am - Arrival

10.15am - 10.45am: Clean, feed and stroke the Lemurs.

10.45am - 11.30am: Stroke and hold our hand reared Meerkat.

11.30am - 12.00pm: Drink break including free soft drinks.

12.00pm - 12.30pm: Handle the Birds of Prey including Oscar the European Eagle Owl

12.30pm - 1.00pm: Meet the Reptiles including Bonnie the 10 foot Burmese Python.


Current dates available are:


Current dates available are:


April 2014 - 28th, 29th, 30th.

May 2014 - 7th, 9th, 14th, 24th, 25th, 31st.

June 2014 - 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th, 29th.

July 2014 - 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th.

August 2014 - 2nd, 3rd, 9th. 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, 30th, 31st.

September 2014 - 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th.

October 2014 - 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th.

November 2014* - 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 29th, 30th.

December 2014* - 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th.

Experiences take place from 10am.


Please be aware that it can sometimes take 48 hours for dates to show as fully booked. Therefore we please ask you to provide us with a list of 3 dates for bookings.

Also, please be aware that all 3rd Party voucher "expiry dates" are 'enjoy by' dates, therefore we recommend booking at least a month in advance of the expiry date.

*Please note that Hoo Farm is closed during November and from Christmas Eve until late March, therefore although the experiences will still take place, the farm will not be available to visit.



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