These pony rides will be a fantastic experience for your young ones during the summertime.
Using small Shetland ponies, these strong miniature breeds will take your children and babies around a quiet, calm and steady 3 minute ride around the top paddock. Wearing Western type saddles, the riders are able to hold on to the pommel and be led by the bridle. Children's safety is ensured as the pony is in the control of the handler at all times. All children wear fitted safety hats to ensure their welfare.
Pony grooming opportunities may be available if the weather isn't up to scratch! This is a free offering, however shoes and not sandals must be worn.
At Borth Wild Animal Kingdom you can talk to our knowledgeable keepers and ask them questions about the animals. Bunny handling sessions, the meerkat supper and scheduled crocodile and big cat feeding is all included in the entrance price and things you won’t want to miss.
We have a limited amount of Intimate Animal Experiences available every day so it is advisable to book in advance. However, you can ask reception to see if any are available on the day. With certain animals you can spend time accompanying a keeper into their enclosure so you can feed and interact with the animals. Choose from Pygmy goats, Creepy Crawlies, Tortoises, Reptiles, Meerkats, and Cotton eared Marmoset monkeys. These experiences are £20.00 per person, they last for about 10-15 minutes. If you wish, you can even help feed the Leopard or Caiman.
The Cats are fed at (3.30pm) which includes feeding all the carnivores (meat eaters), such as the African Leopard, the European Lynx and the Owls. The Leopard may be asked to run up a pole. He loves to do this as he is a real show off, it is also good exercise for him.
Feeding pots are available to purchase in the reception area at £1.00 each. They consist of a plastic tumbler containing cut up carrot, cabbage,veg and salad as available. They may be fed to rabbits, guinea pigs, goats, sheep, ponies and wallabies.
It is ESSENTIAL that you DO NOT FEED the MONKEYS, LEMURS, BIRDS or OTHER EXOTIC animals. This is in order to keep them safe from infection and dietary complaints such as diabetes.
DO NOT FEED ANY ANIMAL YOUR OWN FOOD. This can be FATAL
For the fans of our cold-blooded friends, come see our daily reptile show at 1:00pm! Here you will be given the opportunity to touch, stroke or for the more adventurous, hold our lizards and snakes!
No matter the season, visitors will be treated to a brief educational talk about the reptiles in our care from one of our site experts. After that, there's a chance to get close to some of our non-venomous species, such as Corn Snakes, Royal Pythons and the impressive Burmese Python.
Get fully involved with feeding, interacting with and caring for the animals at Borth Wild Animal Kingdom. You will be able to work closely with a keeper for a day and will be able to choose some animals that you are working with meaning that you may be able to get close and personal with some of your favorite species! Simply let us know at the beginning of your experience which animals you love the most and we will aim to allow you to meet as many as possible, depending on safety and personal capability aspects.
PRE-BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL
The zookeeper experience is from 10:30 to 15:30 with an hour off for lunch.
The price is £80.00 per child and £120.00 for an adult. A child under twelve years old must be accompanied by an adult, the accompanying adult will not enter the enclosures but will supervise their child. The adult will be charged normal admission price (£9.50).
A half day zookeeper experience, 10:30 to 12:30 is also available at half the price.
Does your child love animals? Then why not let us and our animals entertain them for their special day! Our birthday parties cost £10 per child and include entrance to the zoo for your little ones, there is a choice of a hot meal or cold party food, a drink and an ice cream!
Depending on your child's preference they and their friends will also be able to partake in either a reptile encounter, a bunny grooming session or a pony grooming session. Birthday parties can be further tailored to suit your wishes as extra activities such as pony rides and face painting can be arranged!
Borth Wild Animal Kingdom
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