18. August 2019 - 14:00 till 16:00
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Merrist Wood Animal Encounters Tour | Merrist Wood College | Sunday, 18. August 2019

Animal Encounter tours are held at the Merrist Wood College Animal Management Centre and include:


Safety Introduction


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, forest dragons, tree frogs and turtles…


Nocturnal Room; housing species such as; sugar gliders…


Husbandry Room; housing a wide selection of birds and reptiles including bearded dragons, corn snakes, royal pythons, tortoises and fish…


Walled Garden; to meet the meerkats and red squirrels


Our experienced Animal Encounters Keeper Team will provide information on the different species, and allow visitors to meet some of the animals. We aim to educate visitors on subjects such as conservation, breeding projects and bio-diversity. There may also be an opportunity for visitors to handle or feed some of the animals. Please be aware that there will be free-flying birds in the biomes.
Further information


Tours take place in the Animal Management Centre at Merrist Wood College


You MUST pre-book your tickets – no entrance will be allowed without a ticket


Under 16 year olds must be accompanied by an ***** (over the age of 18 years)


The minimum age for the tours is 5 years


Maximum numbers are 10 visitors per tour


Footwear needs to be sturdy (i.e. 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)


All tickets are non-refundable (unless agreed by the Commercial Manager)


Please arrive approx. 15 minutes before your allocated tour time


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.


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