The Falconry Centre – West Midlands

This independent charity is home to over 80 birds, embracing more than 30 species – including owls, hawks, eagles, vultures and, of course, falcons – from both the UK and the rest of the world. The rehabilitation centre is open every day to visitors and also offers a number of handling experiences, which need to be booked in advance.

Hill House Llamas – Somerset

The mission of Hill House is to “promote llamas in a fun and informative way and to share the love of llamas with as many people as possible.” It offers a number of llama experiences for both adults and children, including becoming a llama farmer for a day, enjoying a Mendip tea among a herd of llamas, or having hen, stag or children’s birthday parties with these lovable creatures.

Highland Wildlife Park – Kincraig, near Aviemore

With a drive-through reserve and over 200 acres of the Scottish Highlands to explore on foot, keep your eyes peeled for fascinating animals – from polar bears and bison to snow leopards and Amur tigers. Every visit helps feed and care for the park’s amazing animals and supports the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s vital wildlife conservation projects around the world.

Welsh Mountain Zoo – Colwyn Bay

The Welsh Mountain Zoo, also known as the National Zoo of Wales, started life as a small, family-run business in 1963 and is now an established charity, bringing conservation education to life. The site occupies around 37 acres of lush, green landscape overlooking the North Wales coast and the Carneddau mountains. The zoo is home to over 60 species and is passionate about conservation. Why not make your day extraspecial by having a unique encounter with the cheeky and intriguing primates or with its super-sociable ‘mob’ of meerkats!

Anglesey Sea Zoo – Isle of Anglesey

Discover the best of British marine life with over 40 tanks at Anglesey’s all-weather family attraction. The aquarium has numerous conservation projects, including a seashore breeding programme, lobster hatchery and beach cleans. It also has several experiences, including a seahorse safari and being a junior conservationist for a day!

Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre – Cheshire

The Shire horse is the largest breed of horse in the world, and Cotebrook – home of the internationally renowned Cotebrook Shire Horse Stud Farm – is the only Shire horse stud farm in the UK open to the public. Its mission is to raise awareness of the British breed and the heritage of Shire horses in the UK, as well as promoting wild and domesticated native breeds.

Trentham Monkey Forest – Stoke-on-Trent

A day out with a difference, Trentham Monkey Forest is a sanctuary for endangered Barbary macaques, where you can experience a Forest Walk like no other – as you stroll along the threequarter-mile pathway, you can observe the monkeys’ natural behaviours and see exactly how they would live in the wild. What’s more, there’s a huge, new primate-themed play area for your own cheeky monkeys!


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