Animal Experiences

Get up close and personal with your favourite animal. Choose from a small animal experience meeting our rabbits and guinea pigs, alpaca walking, or a large animal experience with a donkey, pony, goat or sheep. 

Before booking, please read our terms and conditions below as tickets cannot be refunded or exchanged. 

ONLINE ADVANCE BOOKING ONLY. FARM ADMISSION TICKETS OR ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED FOR EACH PERSON JOINING THE ANIMAL EXPERIENCE.

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Small animal experience

Priced at £25 for a group of up to five people, our small animal experience is suitable for children and adults of all ages. 

Enjoy a private 30 minute experience meeting our friendly rabbits and guinea pigs: 

  • Pet and groom the rabbits and guinea pigs. 
  • Feed them a tasty treat. 
  • Talk to our staff about how we look after rabbits and guinea pigs here on the farm. 
  • Take a souvenir selfie! 
  • Indoors or outdoors subject to weather conditions. 
  • Adults and children aged 12 or above are politely asked to wear a face mask. 

Important: Each group of five people must include at least one adult aged 18+ and general admission tickets (or annual membership) for the farm must be purchased by each person joining the animal experience. 

Before booking, please read our terms and conditions below as tickets cannot be refunded or exchanged. For more information, email [email protected] 

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Alpaca walking

Priced at £35 for a group of up to five people sharing two alpacas, our alpaca walking experience is suitable for children and adults of all ages. 

Alpacas are gentle, friendly and inquisitive animals, making them great fun to take for a walk. Enjoy a private one hour experience with two alpacas: 

  • After a short briefing on how to safely lead and walk an alpaca, enjoy a walk through our woodland and lake area. (Children aged 12 years and above will be invited to lead an alpaca on their own. Children aged 11 years and under will be able to help an adult aged 18+ to lead an alpaca but, for safety reasons, won't be able to walk on their own.) 
  • Talk to our staff about how we look after our alpacas here on the farm. 
  • Feed your alpaca a tasty treat. 
  • Take a souvenir selfie! 
  • Please wear suitable shoes - for safety, no open-toed sandals will be allowed. Adults and children aged 12 or above are also politely asked to wear a face mask. 
  • Note that adults leading an alpaca must have both hands free - this experience cannot be done safely when carrying a child, using a pushchair or pushing a wheelchair. 

Important: Two alpacas will be shared by the group. Each group of five people must include at least one adult aged 18+ and general admission tickets (or annual membership) for the farm must be purchased by each person joining the animal experience. 

Before booking, please read our terms and conditions below as tickets cannot be refunded or exchanged. For more information email [email protected] 

Book Online

Large animal experience (age 4+)

Priced at £30 for a group of up to four people, our large animal experience is suitable for adults and children over the age of four.  

Enjoy a private 45 minute outdoor experience meeting a donkey, pony, goat or sheep: 

  • Groom your chosen animal. 
  • Lead your animal on a short walk. 
  • If you've selected our donkey experience, visitors under 38kg (6 stone) will be invited to enjoy a donkey ride (safety helmet must be worn). 
  • Feed your animal a tasty treat. 
  • Talk to our staff about how we look after our donkeys, ponies, goats and sheep here on the farm. 
  • Take a souvenir selfie! 
  • Please wear suitable shoes - for safety, no open-toed sandals will be allowed. Adults and children aged 12 or above are also politely asked to wear a face mask. 

Important: In some cases, one animal will be shared between two people. The minimum age to take part is four years old. Each group of four people must include at least one adult aged 18+ and general admission tickets (or annual membership) for the farm must be purchased by each person joining the animal experience. 

Please read our terms and conditions before booking as tickets cannot be refunded or exchanged. For more information email [email protected] 

Book Online

Terms And Conditions For Animal Experiences

Admission
Each person joining an Animal Experience must also have a valid general admission ticket (or annual membership) for the farm park and woodlands in addition to their Animal Experience booking.

Bookings
All Animal Experiences must be booked online in advance. Online bookings close 24 hours before the start of each experience.

Cancellations, refunds and exchanges
Once purchased, tickets can be neither refunded nor exchanged. In the event that an Animal Experience is cancelled by Manor Farm Park & Woodlands, a refund or a new date will be offered.

Age restrictions
Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+ to visit the farm park and woodlands. There is no age restriction to take part in our Small Animal Experience. Our Large Animal Experience is suitable for children aged four and above. Children of all ages are invited to join our Alpaca Walking Experience, but only those aged 12 and above are able to lead an alpaca on a walk around the farm. For safety, adults leading an alpaca must be able to do so with both hands free and therefore cannot be also pushing a pushchair or pushing a wheelchair.

Arrival
Manor Farm Park & Woodlands is open from 10am to 5pm daily. Please ensure you arrive for your experience 15 minutes before the experience is schedule to begin. Unfortunately if you arrive late for your experience, you will not be able to take part and no refund will be given.

Maximum numbers
Our Small Animal Experience and Alpaca Walking Experience are for private groups of up to five people. Our Large Animal Experiences are for private groups of up to four people.

Clothing/footwear
Suitable and appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather and experience must be worn. Please wear trainers, shoes or boots. Unfortunately anyone wearing open-toed sandals, sliders or flip flops will not be able to join the Alpaca Walking Experience or the Large Animal Experiences. On warm days, we recommend sun cream and sun hats and on wet days we recommend waterproof clothing and wellies. Please note, we cannot be held responsible for damage to clothing.

Hand washing and toilet facilities
Hand washing, hand sanitiser and toilet facilities are available at the main entrance and around the farm. When accompanying children, please ensure thorough hand washing takes place after handling animals.

Belongings
We are unable to hold bags or belongings for visitors. We ask visitors to leave bags and belongings they do not wish to carry around the farm park woodlands at home or stored out of sight in their car.

Photography
There will be the opportunity to take photographs during each of our Animal Experiences. We would love you to share your own photos on social media and are always grateful when you tag us in and leave a review. Photographs may be taken by us and, with your permission, will be used for advertising and social media purposes. Please let us know by email prior to your experience if you do not wish your photo to be taken or to be used in our future advertising or social media - [email protected]

Gift vouchers
Gift vouchers for Animal Experiences will be valid for twelve months from purchase date.

Risk assessments
Risk assessments are prepared by our management team for all activities on the farm park and woodlands and are available on request.

Pregnant ladies
If you are pregnant, please wash your hands carefully and avoid touching any newborn animals or animals which have recently given birth. For more information, please visit the NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/toxoplasmosis/

All activities are undertaken at your own risk. If we feel, for any reason, that there is a risk to your safety, we reserve the right to refuse participation in our animal experiences and no refunds will be given.