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Animal Encounters Barn


Pop along and visit our animal encounters barn for an opportunity to get a close encounter with live mammals, reptiles, arachnids, invertebrates and owls. Both fun and educational, you will get to the chance to ask questions at our interactive tables. See our Daily Information page for times.

Are you brave enough?

You will have the chance to handle from a range of species here at Knockhatch. Every day is different! Are you brave enough to handle a snake, hissing cockroach, lizard, spider? Handling them will be in a controlled way with one of our handlers. This is to ensure your safety and that of our exhibits.
Have you already been to our Animal Encounters Barn and handled something? What did you learn? What was your favourite? Please share your experience with us over on our Facebook Page, we would love to see your photos!

All animals can bite and can carry diseases so you must wash your hands thoroughly after handling anything in the animals encounter barn, particularly before eating. You can wash your hands at the various hand washes situated around the farm, there's one in the barn. Expectant mothers should take care around the animals due to the fact they may carry zoonoses - More info can be found on our Health and Safety page

Are you brave enough?Are you brave enough?
REVIEW *****
We have just spent an amazing day at Knock hatch adventure park! I took my 2 children aged 8 and 5 and my friend took her 13 year old and 8 year old and there was sooo much for all of them to do!! It is brilliant value to get in at £12.99 per person or 3 of you for £31. 00... In that ticket price you can meet animals, go on lots of rides, a roller coaster simulator, swings, froggies play centre, quaderpillar ride and rowing boats on the lake... There's also lots of other things to do too including a massive play area with a dragon, dinosaur drop slide area, lots of animatronics and a water slide! I have to say all of the staff were so friendly! Any time I bought anything or went on a ride they all said enjoy your day in a really friendly polite manner! They were very chatty and helpful! You can see that all of the money goes back in to making the place better, adding new things and improving them! It's got huge since the last time I went! Food and drink is also very reasonably priced which Is lovely as you don't feel ripped off at the end of the day!! All in all a fantastic day out for all ages that thoroughly entertained all the kids as well as us mums that like to play too haha
Carly T
May 2019 Tripadvisor
REVIEW *****
It was bar far the best family day out for a long time. Knocked the socks off other centres locally. We loved the Animal Encounters with Snakes and Spiders, the staff are fantastic, helpful, friendly and always on hand to help.
Sonny Cutting via Facebook
March 2019
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