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The Animal Experience

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Meerkat experience

I would highly recommend the meet the meerkats experience. The meerkats are very cute and friendly... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Leanne W
via mobile
Hawk Walk

Our family went on the Hawk Walk with Victoria, Jen, and two Harris Hawks. We absolutely loved it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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The Animal Experience has moved to our new site at Stretham, a family business founded in 1995, offering hands on experiences with a wide variety of snakes, lizards, tarantulas, meerkats, coatis. We have Royal Pythons, Brazilian Rainbow Boa...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Cambridge Road, Stretham CB6 3LU, England
+44 1223 269654
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I would highly recommend the meet the meerkats experience. The meerkats are very cute and friendly. The man who helped us with our experience was very friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about the meerkats and their range of other animals at the centre. I plan to...More

Thank Leanne W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family went on the Hawk Walk with Victoria, Jen, and two Harris Hawks. We absolutely loved it! We took the hawks out and walked the paths in the surrounding fields for about an hour and let them hunt/fly while we took turns feeding them...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time on the meet the meerkats experience! Our guide, Zyta, was very knowledgable and kind - she offered to take lots of photos of us feeding the meerkats. We fed and played with the meerkats for around half an hour. After...More

Thank williamhorncastle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited to have a Meerkat experience and were introduced to Princess, Scratchy, Tom and Jerry by Jen who seemed to know everything there was to know about Meerkats. Having these curious creatures running around and over you as well as eating out of your...More

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

For those who love cute little animals, this is an absolute treat. We sat in their enclosure and these fearless inquisitve little creatures immediately climbed up as though we were trees! It was fun feeding them dried meslworms while the very knowledgeable staff member answered...More

Thank Catherine M
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We had the meerkat experience and it was fabulous - so lovely little creatures full of character and fun. Staff experience and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend. The only down point was the surroundings and approach - looked scruffy and run down - could do with...More

Thank Mary K
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Our experience handler was George. We had great fun one of the meerkats 'scratchy' let us cradle him like a baby whilst he fell asleep in our arms which was very moving. We also got to see all the reptiles and birds of prey all...More

Thank Hannah C
Reviewed 1 October 2018

A family of four (Mum, Dad, Son aged 20 and daughter aged 10). A fathers day gift from the children. We had a great visit. We would definitely recommend and our daughter wishes to return, our 20 year old also throughly enjoyed the experience. The...More

Thank TracyFinding
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Had a great day with my girlfriend visiting the meerkats, was a great experience touching and feeding them watching them in their habitat. would also like to thank Jen as our host for the day as she was so friendly and helpful with a real...More

Thank th0masbilly
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Had the most wonderful experience. Four of us visited the meerkats, who were a total delight. Can not recommend this enough... we all enjoyed the day so much, we will definitely go again. Our guide was George who was very informative and lovely to chat...More

Thank Tracy G
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Pat K
14 July 2018|
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Response from DaveJ1953 | Reviewed this property |
we had it as a present from buy a gift but the lady at the site said you can book it direct with them google meerkat experience ely
Laura P
19 June 2018|
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Response from Dean G | Reviewed this property |
It didn’t cost us anything. We had a gift experience and were able to just go in. Everyone is super formerly and helpful. If you’ve paid for your experience already (or someone has gifted it to you) then you shouldn’t have... More
Michael J B
18 June 2016|
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Response from 84,849 | Reviewed this property |
You have to book in advance by phone or email and price depends on what you want to see