Animal Encounters

Animal Encounters

What To Expect

If you're looking for a fun day for the whole family, why not join our Animal Encounters events. These unforgettable days give everyone a fantastic opportunity to meet their favourite creatures. Get up close and personal with some of the cutest animals around, and pick the brains of the very knowledgeable handlers. Perfect for animal lovers of all ages!

Some of the creatures you may meet include tarantulas, snakes, lizards, tortoises, meerkats, raccoons, foxes, skunks and more! We have four session times to choose from, 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm & 3.30pm, with each session lasting just over an hour. Buy your Animal Encounters experience online or in store and select the day you wish to visit. Ticket availability is limited so we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment. Please note all animals will be subject to availability on the day.


Advanced Tickets

Single Ticket - £6.99, bookings can be made online or in person at our garden centres.


Ticket Information

Tickets that are published online are only available to purchase until thirty minutes prior to the event starting. Please note: All children must be accompanied by an paying adult.

Event Information

Locations holding event: Cherry Lane Garden Centres at Bradmore  in Nottingham, Glebe in Leicestershire, Pulham Market and Fritton, near Great Yarmouth, in Norfolk, The Barn in Peterborough, and Roman Way in Northamptonshire.


Parking Information

Free standard and priority disabled parking is available at all of our garden centres.

FOR YOUR SAFETY - Please follow the safety rules provided when attending the event.

In the event of adverse weather, the organisers reserve the right to cancel the event.

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