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BCA Zoo

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Lots to see. Reptile house with hundreds of species. Meerkats who we always find funny. Staff are... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A3303XQpaulh
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Meerkat Experience

What a wonderful find. Our visit started with a safety briefing and then onto a tour of the zoo... read more

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
jowalgate
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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Come and visit BCA's fully accredited zoo! You can book a tour of the zoo and reptile house, an up close encounter with one of our animals or even come and work with us as a Zookeeper for the Day! All visits are available during weekends, school...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Hall Place Burchetts Green Road | Berkshire College of Agriculture, Maidenhead SL6 6QR, England
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+44 1628 827571
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots to see. Reptile house with hundreds of species. Meerkats who we always find funny. Staff are friendly and welcoming and knowledgeable. Good zoo.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful find. Our visit started with a safety briefing and then onto a tour of the zoo, which was incredible clean and all the animals are obviously very loved. Emily, who showed us around, took Finn, who has cerebral palsy into a room...More

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Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was excellent. Our guide, Emily, was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. We had a very interesting tour of the zoo which has a good variety of animals, then fed the meerkats and porcupine in their enclosure which was an amazing and hilarious experience.

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Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Steve W
Reviewed 24 December 2018

Many thanks Emily for the zoo trip and meerkat experience, we all really enjoyed it, cannot recommend it enough.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

My son went during the October half term for the three day animal academy (he is aged 12). They did one day with exotics, one day with farm animals and one day with the zoo animals. He thoroughly enjoyed it, would recommend to others.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

We did the Meerkat encounter on a very hot day in the summer and thoroughly enjoyed.it. We had a 10, 11 & 22 year old with us and they all had a great time. This is a really nice little Zoo and our guide Emily...More

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Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

Bought a day (morning) as a zoo keeper for our 10 year old son and he loved it, as did the rest of the family who came along to watch. Our guide for the morning was very friendly and knowledgeable, getting the kids involved in...More

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Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 22 October 2018

Visited BCA for the Meerkat adventure in September - we are both adults because why should kids have all the fun! Emily - our guide, was top class. She knew so much about all the animals and was friendly and approachable. We toured the zoo...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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BCA-Zoo, Education Officer at BCA Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review. I'm so glad you both had such a good time and I'm sure Denzil would love another visit anytime.

Reviewed 20 September 2018

We visited in August with our two children who had both put a zookeeper experience on their birthday wishlist. A fantastic afternoon. They both thoroughly loved it. It felt very personalised for them (it was just the two of them) so that if they wanted...More

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Date of experience: August 2018
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BCA-Zoo, Education Officer at BCA Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2018

We are so pleased you had a good time with us and thank you so much for leaving us such a lovely review.

Reviewed 20 September 2018

My 11 year old daughter came along for a zookeeper day. What a wonderful place. The staff were wonderful and she had lots of very hands on time with various animals. We will definitely be returning.

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Date of experience: August 2018
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BCA-Zoo, Education Officer at BCA Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2018

We are so glad she had a good time and thank you for taking the time to leave us a lovely review.

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Joelle d
17 April 2018|
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Response from BCA-Zoo | Property representative |
Hi Joelle, unfortunately the minimum age for our meerkat encounters is 7 however if you get in touch with us at zoo@bca.ac.uk we can get you booked on for a zoo tour for £5 per person or alternatively we offer reptile... More
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Harriet B
8 April 2017|
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Response from BCA-Zoo | Property representative |
Hi Harriet The encounter costs £30 per person and to book for a group please drop me an email on zoo@bca.ac.uk and we can look in to possible dates for your group. Best wishes Jenny
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