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The Animal Unit

Open Day/Events

Throughout the year the Animal Unit hold events. Or follow us on Facebook.

Birthday Parties

Come and celebrate your birthday with the animals at Broomfield Hall. A unique opportunity for an exclusive party where you get to meet and greet a range of animals. You can:

  • meet the wallabies in our walk through enclosure
  • handle reptiles
  • bath tortoises
  • handle rabbits, guinea pigs
  • hand feed the goat and alpacas
  • make enrichment for our meerkats and porcupines.

Parties are for 3 hours and charged at £10.00 per child with a minimum of 8 children required.

Bookings are for weekends or school holidays from 10am and last booking at 2pm.

Bookings are filling up fast, so contact us now for this unique party opportunity.

Keeper for a Day

Spend the day working with all the animals at Broomfield Hall Animal Unit. This is a 1:1 experience with a member of the Animal Unit team who you will work with and provide the husbandry care for all the animals. This is from 9.30am – 3.30pm and cost £95 per person. Available at weekends or during school holidays for ages 6+.

MeerKat at Broomfiled Hall

Animal Experiences

Want to get up close and meet your favourite animals? We are now offering animal experience with the following options.

  • Zoo animals (meerkats, wallabies and porcupines)
  • Reptiles (snakes, lizards, tortoises and invertebrates)
  • Farm animals (pigs, goats, alpacas and donkeys)
  • Small mammal (rabbits, guinea-pigs and ferrets)

Each experience is for 90 minutes where you will get to meet the animals, handle where appropriate, feed, health check, make enrichment and learn about their care.

Experiences are £30 and available weekends and school holidays.

Goat at Broomfiled Hall

Contact us for further details or to book an experience.

Lizard at Broomfiled Hall

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