Animal Encounters

Visitors are able to get close to our animals through our daily animal encounters programme, VIP birthday parties and the other private encounter experiences on offer.

Education though Encounters

At Green Dragon we encourage learning through education and active participation in a safe, fun and enjoyable way. Our animal encounters programme is scheduled to run on a daily basis with the format depending on the animals and the season. The encounters take place in the animal barn, pets’ corner and farm track and are led by our knowledgeable and friendly farm staff.

Through our animal encounters programme, our aim is to showcase best practice in care and health whilst allowing visitors to get close and interact with the animals. With the help of our staff, visitors learn correct handling and about healthcare as well as interesting facts.

Daily Encounters Programme

11.00Pony GroomingAnimal Barn
11.30Red Squirrel & Wallaby Feed & TalkWildlife Zone
12.00Fox Feed & TalkWildlife Zone
12.30Furry FriendsPets' Corner
13.00Farm Animal EncounterAnimal Barn
13.30Cold Blooded CreaturesPets' Corner
14.00Undercover Flying Display & Bird EncounterWildlife Zone Indoor Classroom
14.30Bird of Prey Tour & FeedWildlife Zone
15.00Meet the DonkeysDonkey Enclosure
15.30Cold Blooded CreaturesPets' Corner

 Private Animal Encounters

These encounters are available as part of a VIP birthday party or private booking and can be tailor-made to suit visitors of all ages. They are exclusive, hands-on experiences led by one of our trained livestock team where visitors can get close to our animals.

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Farmer for a Day

Farmer for a Day is a three-hour experience in the company of a livestock team member and costs £75 per child with an accompanying adult. It involves feeding, grooming and cleaning out various farm animals and pets, learning how to handle and care for them, and collecting eggs. When our Wildlife Zone is open next year we will introduce the Ranger for a Day experience, run along similar lines, which will enable visitors to come into close contact with our wild animals.

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Ranger for a Day

Ranger for a Day is a three-hour experience in the company of one of our wildlife experts and costs £75 per child with an accompanying adult.   Rangers learn how to handle and care for the animals, such as walking the reindeer,  feeding the foxes, cleaning out the wallabies. Please note these activities are always subject to health and safety and change.

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Green Dragon Roadshow

With our new outreach programme, we can bring all the fun and fascination of the farm to your door, whether a school, group or birthday party. The roadshow of animals now includes some of the new exotic pets so there is a wide variety to choose from. These sessions are exclusively designed according to requirements, led by one of the livestock team. With their expertise and knowledge, the friendly staff create an informative, fun experience for everyone to enjoy – at visitors’ convenience.

For enquiries about our tailor-made, VIP encounters and roadshow, please email events@greendragonecofarm.co.uk or ring 01296 670444.