"I would HIGHLY recommend visiting the animal experience! We had the reptile & meerkats package and it was AMAZING!! The keepers are very knowledgable & informative on the creatures & the meerkat experience was probably one of the best things I've ever done! So worth it!! I want to go back!!"

"A huge thank you, pupils have been raving about you and your animals. A really worthwhile, educational experience …"

"Thank you for bringing the Reptile Experience back to our school. It was a fantastic success, as it was last year, and the students were talking about it days later. We hope to see you again in the future …"
Impington Village College

"Without doubt the party was a great success due to the professionalism you showed, the knowledge of the reptiles and of course reading the reactions of the children. We will definitely book you again"

"Please could you pass on my thanks to Hazel and your daughter, they were fantastic on Friday. The event went really well, but the highlight was your animals!! Many thanks again."
Fiona (Momentumevents.co.uk. Event for UKTV Eden Chanel at the Royal Opera House)

"Thank you very much for coming along to our féte - you and your animals were a great hit - we have some nice pictures of people holding the snake and water dragon and I loved meeting your meerkats. Whenever I passed you always had a crowd around your tent so I guess you had a good day! Thanks again for coming along and bringing such interesting creatures and allowing such close interaction with them."
on behalf of Melbourn Village féte

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Join our falconer for a fun filled hour of walking in the beautiful countryside with our wonderful Harris Hawks, you'll be amazed as the Hawks follow you along the walk and come regularly to you for food! Find out more
A meerkat enclosure with the walls painted with African scenery but no people


"Booked a meerkat encounter - what an amazing experience. You had us in fits of laughter the whole way through with stories about the Meerkat families … it was a lovely finishing touch to hold the reptiles. Would definitely recommend to everyone! The amount of care love given to the animals is clear to see. Just amazing!!! Thanks to all."
Put yourself in this picture. Visit the Animal Experience and spend quality time with the meerkats, coatis or reptiles in their purpose built enclosures at our base in Stretham, near Ely. Find out more
A close up of our milk snake showing the head and tip of the tail


"Thank you for coming to Cottenham primary school. It was an amazing experience for the children. To see their faces go from trepidation to wonder to elation as they first observed, touched and then held the reptiles was priceless. Thank you for your professionalism, care and ability to read and monitor the children's emotions."
Reptiles, Mini Beasts, Meerkats and more! Would YOUR School like a visit from The Animal Experience? Find out more
Three children sitting on the floor by the snake enclosures with a large albino Burmese python across their laps


"A big thankyou for making Claudia's 6th birthday so special. You were absolutely amazing and it was a delight to see how you intergrated children and reptiles into such a fun but none the less valuable learning experience."

Available for Children's Parties, Kids Clubs, Cubs, Scouts, Brownies and many others. Discounts for clubs and groups. Find out more


The Animal Experience offers your guests the opportunity to get hands on with our wide range of rare and unusual animals. We have over 25 years of experience appearing at many different events from weddings and christenings through to corporate entertainment. Find out more


Our range of animals will be a fascinating attraction whatever your event. Book our Petting Zoo, or tailor make a package to your requirements. All you need is to provide a room or we can supply our gazebo for an additional fee. Find out more
Hazel, Michelle Collins, Ben Fogle and Kayleigh posing for a photograph


All of our creatures may be booked for television and media work. They have appeared on the History Channel, Channel 4, Lion TV, Animal Planet, Granada Breeze, Blue Peter and more. We provide a qualified handler(s) for the day and specialise in hand tame creatures available to interact with props and actors as required.

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