Animal Experiences

Animal experiences at Beale Wildlife Park

*** DUE TO CURRENT GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES, WE ARE UNABLE TO OFFER ANIMAL EXPERIENCES. WE ARE WORKING TO BRING OUR ANIMAL EXPERIENCES BACK IN JUNE – PLEASE CHECK FOR UPDATES ***

Discover what life is like as an animal keeper at Beale Wildlife Park as part of our animal experiences. 

These sessions are the perfect gift for anyone passionate about animals, wildlife conservation and would love to get up close to the animals.

Our Animal Experiences last around an hour depending on the animals and are suitable for both adults and children (children must be at least six years old and accompanied by a responsible adult).

To find out more about each experience please see the sections below.

To book your animal experience click on the booking form below and email it to admin@bealepark.org.uk 

We care for our animals and their welfare is our top priority. We will make every endeavour to provide you with the date and time that you would like but each experience can only be done once a day at either 11am, 12noon or 2pm.

Please read the terms and conditions at the bottom of this page.

 

Meet the Capybaras

Gary and Sharon are two of the most popular animals in the Park.  This pair of siblings are best friends and have been with us for quite a while.  This experience includes:

Briefing session by keeper, given the opportunity to learn from and ask questions.

  • The time in the enclosure will be 20 minutes with the whole experience lasting about 45 minutes.
  • Preparing their food and watching them feed.
  • You will receive a Capybara experience certificate.

The cost of the experience includes admission to the Park and costs £40 per person.  Up to two people can take part in this experience at the same time.

 

Enjoy time with the Donkeys

William, Harry, Dolly and Pud are our donkeys and they are full of character.  This experience includes:

  • Briefing session by keeper, given the opportunity to learn from and ask questions.
  • The experience should last between 45 minutes and an hour with the keeper and donkeys.
  • You will be able to groom them and walk them around the park.
  • You will receive a Donkey experience certificate.
  • Admission to the park for participants.

The cost of the experience includes admission to the Park and costs £60 per person.  Up to four people can take part in this experience at the same time.

 

Getting to know the Shetland ponies

Hector, Beauty, Honey, Silver, Sweet Pea and Willow are our herd of Shetland ponies.  They arrived a few months ago.  Each one is rescue pony and they all have fantastic personalities.

This is an ideal experience for a family of up to six people and includes:

  • Briefing session by keeper, given the opportunity to learn from and ask questions.
  • The experience will last between 45 minutes and an hour.
  • Groom and walk the ponies.
  • Receive a Pony experience certificate.

The cost of the experience includes admission to the Park and costs £60 per person.  Up to six people can take part in this experience at the same time.

 

Meet Angelo and his friends (Ring-tailed Lemurs)

Our group of Ring-tailed Lemurs are fun, friendly and are a fascinating species to learn more about.

  • Briefing session by keeper, given the opportunity to learn from and ask questions.
  • Prepare their food and feed the lemurs.
  • This includes 20 minutes inside enclosure.
  • You will receive a lemur experience certificate.

The cost of the experience includes admission to the Park and costs £40 per person.  Up to two people can take part in this experience at the same time.

 

Meet our mob of Meerkats

Our Meerkat mob are full of interesting characters.  This experience includes:

  • Briefing session by keeper, given the opportunity to learn from and ask questions.
  • Preparing the food and feeding the Meerkats.
  • This includes 20 minutes inside the enclosure.
  • You will receive a Meerkat experience certificate.

The cost of the experience includes admission to the Park and costs £40 per person.  Up to two people can take part in this experience at the same time.

 

Scary experience – this will include a mixture of snakes, spiders and large tortoises

We have a host of spiders, snakes and scary animals here at the Park.  If you’re brave enough, this animal encounter includes:

  • Briefing session by keeper, given the opportunity to learn from and ask questions.
  • Prepare food and feed the animals.
  • 20 minutes inside an enclosure.
  • Receive a scary animals certificate.

As with all of our animal experiences, the cost include admission to the Park (£40 per person) and can be held with up to two people at a time.

 

Terms and conditions:

  • All animal experiences must be pre-booked.
  • Once a date is booked it cannot be changed or refunded unless due to exceptional circumstances and this is at the discretion of the Park.
  • We reserve the right to cancel your experience if you arrive late.
  • Participants must abide by the instructions given to them by animal team.

 

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