The Animal Experience

The Animal Experience, Stretham: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, The Animal Experience Reviews: 5/5

The Animal Experience
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Nature & Wildlife Areas • Zoos
About
The Animal Experience has moved to our new site at Stretham, a family business founded in 1995, offering hands on experiences with a wide variety of snakes, lizards, tarantulas, meerkats, coatis. We have Royal Pythons, Brazilian Rainbow Boa, Anaconda, Burmes Pythons, Cornsnakes, Milksnakes, Boa Constrictors, Leopard Geckos, Bearded Dragons, Blue Tongue Skinks, Turtles, Tortoises, Berber Skinks, Day Geckos, Tegus, Water Dragons, Tarnatulas, Cockroaches, Snails and Frogs and more in the Reptile room and our staff are happy to get some out for you to touch and hold, Outside in their purpose built enclosures we have 2 mobs of meerkats who love climbing on people and using you as their look out post - book a meerkat experience to spend 30 mins in with these cute creatures, feed them etc, then our gorgeous Coati's Yin and Yang who for adults only can be fed and climb on you - these are strong sturdy animals but very tame. Our Owls room is work in progress but Ronnie the Barn Owl is often there when not out at events - we attend schools, children's parties, wedding, corporate events and our animals are used for film and TV work. We operate a booking process so your family/group or just you can have an individual experience with a keeper so although we are small we are very hands on and love to give you any information about our wonderful animals many of which are rescued. We have a toilet on site but no cafe although offer cold drinks and chocolates, crisps, but very close is an indian/chinese buffet - Mango Valley and the Lazy otter Pub. Sat Nav sometimes takes you to a lay-by, we are the next turning on the right before A10 car sales if coming from Cambridge towards Stretham - we look forward to welcoming you.
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1-2 hours
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Zoo7Zoo
Bottisham, UK269 contributions
Memories of a lifetime made here
May 2021
I booked this as a Christmas present but because of Covid couldn't go until May which just happened to be sons Birthday so all good.
Look this place is not a Zoo or a place you are going to spend hours walking around, its a collection of Animals used to educate school children about the animals and experience them at close contact. I booked the Meerkats and it was historic.
They jumped all over us and we feed them stroking them and petting them it really was an experience they will remember.

Lovely people who love their Animals HIGHLY RECOMMEDED
Written June 6, 2021
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Chris B
5 contributions
Simply the BEST animal experience we have ever had.
May 2021
We took our 11yr old Son with Autism here for a belated birthday present. We also had our 17yr old with us. We had booked both the Reptile experience and the Bird experience and were certainly not disappointed. On arrival everybody was friendly and everything was fully explained to us as we went through our experience. The man who was with us throughout was excellent. He was very patient with our son who likes to ask a LOT of questions. When he could see later that he was nervous handling some of the larger birds and creepier reptiles he was again so very patient and helped him out which put his mind at ease and allowed him to enjoy his experience to the max! Cannot recommend this place highly enough!! Thank you to The Animal Experience and everybody involved for making a young boys dreams come true :-)
Written May 31, 2021
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Rebecca G
2 contributions
Amazing
May 2021 • Couples
Had such a lovely day with the meerkat experience, followed by a tour of the other animals. Would highly recommend!!
Written May 9, 2021
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Holidayfun
Cambridge, UK206 contributions
Loved meeting the meerkats
May 2021 • Family
Had a voucher for 2 to see the meerkat and truly enjoyed it. Staff were very friendly and happy to answer any questions. Would definitely recommend.
Written May 8, 2021
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Ange Em
3 contributions
Wonderful experience.
Apr 2021 • Family
I took my daughter here for a belated birthday present, the Meerkat Experience. The staff are all so friendly and helpful and their love of the animals is very evident. The meerkats were absolutely adorable and so inquistive, feeding them was hilarious and a real highlight for my daughter, she can't wait to go back.
Written April 21, 2021
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Georgia C
3 contributions
A true passion and excellent experience
Apr 2021 • Couples
You gave us the best day of the year with the meet the meerkat experience! You went above and beyond of what we expected and taught us so much. It was great to look at the birds of prey and a reptile. I have told all my friends and hope they meet you and your friendly meerkats very soon.

You have made us extremely happy customers, thank you.
Written April 17, 2021
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Rachel B
2 contributions
Memorable walk
Dec 2020
We have just had an amazing Hawk Walk experience with Archie - a young Hawk - from the Animal Experience. It was incredible.
Mitch, our personal guide, and owner, has a real love for the animals. The whole experience had a personal touch to it
Watching Archie in an outside environment, flying to your glove when you offered food... WOW! Words aren't enough. You have to do it to.
Thank you
Written December 12, 2020
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Vee
7 contributions
A Truly Amazing Experience
Oct 2020
What a truly amazing experience - The Meerkats where all over us!! :-) so so friendly (the animals and the guide! :-)
A lovely experience with so much more hands-on and feeding than any others we've done.
We haven't stopped talking about it.
Highly recommended for all the family.
Thank You - We'll be back!
Written October 18, 2020
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Thank you for your kind review glad you enjoyed and look forward to seeing you again Best wishes
Written October 19, 2020
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A great experience!
Oct 2020 • Couples
We had a Coati experience today and it was brilliant! The animals were so cuddly and friendly and their keeper was so lovely and clearly had so much love for them. Meeting a coati is something I’ve wanted to do for years and this was better than I imagined!
Written October 14, 2020
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Thank you very much the coati’s loved meeting you too Best wishes
Written October 15, 2020
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Molly
England, UK3 contributions
So disappointed
Sep 2020 • Couples
Where do I start. The animals themselves were delightful but as for the ‘zoo’ itself I couldn’t be more disappointed. Tortoises in a tiny enclosure and mixed species kept together, bird aviaries terribly designed/unsafe and pacing Coatis. Never mind the rodent faeces in the customer toilet.

Our guide Mitch was polite but his personal appearance could have been more professional.

Everything about the place is so run down. A ‘rescue centre’ in need of being rescued itself.
Written October 4, 2020
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Hi Sorry you feel this way , we have had our vet inspection 2 weeks ago with no cause for concern , if you have any particular concerns please feel free to contact us direct by email.
Written October 5, 2020
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