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Sunday 2nd April 2017, 10am to 4pm.
Visitors to the event will enjoy a fantastic schedule of activities that includes the chance to bottle feed the spring lambs*, watch show jumping and farrier displays at the on-site Rodbaston Equestrian Centre. For the wild at heart, there will even be the chance to meet ‘Ziggy’ the carpet python and ‘Audrey’ the Chilean Rose Tarantula in the Reptile House.
A short stroll over to the on-site Farm will provide guests with the chance to enjoy tractor rides, witness sheep shearing displays and meet South Staffordshire College’s award winning pedigree Hereford herd.
There will be the option to book a meerkat or lemur experience, which will be available at various times throughout the day.** These experiences, give animal lovers the chance to feed and handle the animals inside their enclosures, under the guidance of expert staff.
Guests will also have access to Rodbaston Halls perfectly manicured gardens and grounds, where an array of plants that have been nurtured by the College’s budding horticulturalists will be on sale.
The cost of entry to this event will be held at the standard rate of £5.20 for adults and £4.20 per child, with under 3s going free. Families of 4 (2 adults and 2 children) can purchase family tickets for just £16.00.
There is no need to pre-book, simply pay on the gate when you arrive.**
*Sessions with the lambs will run throughout the day and are offered on a first come first served basis. Guests who would like to feed the lambs should inform staff upon arrival and will then be allocated a time slot.
**With the exception of Meerkat and Lemur Experiences, which must be pre-booked and cost £30 per person, entrance to the Spring Festival cannot be pre-booked and instead operates on a ‘pay on the gate’ basis where standard Animal Zone entry prices apply.
All activities are planned and subject to change. The Animal Zone reserves the right to make amendments to the schedule should they be required.
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The Animal Zone runs special events throughout the year so check back here often. Family fun sessions like ‘Animal Encounters’ and ‘Meet the Keepers’ occur frequently so don’t wait for a special occasion to visit!