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Heythrop Zoologicial Gardens

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The featured animal is the sloth experience. Staff friendly and welcoming and knowledgeable. It's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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21st birthday sloth experience for my daughter

Booked with hannah who helped me with any questions raised. Cerys and all of us had a magical time... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Swansea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The featured animal is the sloth experience. Staff friendly and welcoming and knowledgeable. It's not open to the public but we have a friend who is a trainer. He showed us round. Animals are trained to appear in films and commercials. Last year they did...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked with hannah who helped me with any questions raised. Cerys and all of us had a magical time with talita. It was so relaxed and informative at same time. Saw loads of animals which was a bonus. Really well organised. Lovely place with a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank zipkaren
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Only open to the public a few days of the year usually September. Get to see many animals being trained for various activities. I have been on several occasions and always enjoyed the day. A public footpath goes close to the site and on most...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

I cannot express how impressed i am. I have always loved Sloths and it is a dream come true to not only meet one but stroke and feed Talita the Sloth. It was a well organised and Hanna and Aaron the 2 members of staff...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank sallykemp12
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Today I went for the sloth experience and I can honestly say I’ve never had a more magical day - my cheeks are aching from smiling so much. We were greeted by Barbara and shown through the zoo, taking in many of the other animals...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Eliza A
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Meeting a sloth was on my husband's bucket list which we are currently working through. I contacted Heythrop hoping they could help us and they did not disappoint. Hannah was amazing and so helpful with the booking. Barbara lead the sloth experience and took her...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Adventurer604988
Reviewed 23 September 2018

I bought a sloth experience here for myself because I'd read about how good it was (and love sloths) and it absolutely lived up to expectations! The keepers are incredibly knowledgeable and happy to talk about any of the animals, not just the one you're...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank memnoch86
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

I took my Girlfriend here for her Birthday surprise and she was blown away. This is a very intimate experience. Barbara met us outside and played along with the surprise. We met Talita the two toed sloth and she was a great character. I wasn't...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Nathan G
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

I treated my daughter to a sloth experience for her 21st birthday. It was wonderful and the place is extraordinary. Not at all like a commercial zoo and we felt really lucky to have been.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank ClaireMMT
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Visited Heythrop for a spa break and found the little animal kingdom up the hill. Spoke with lady who looks after the animals and lives on site. Didn’t see but heard the lion roar. Saw many peacocks Which follow you around. There were monkeys, penguins,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Bren D
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SarahJane E
25 November 2018|
Response from ClaireMMT | Reviewed this property |
Hello, It was £100 for my daughter (21) and £20 for me to watch and take pics. Worth every penny. She loved it - I didn't want to touch the sloth!! They then showed us all around the rest of the animals on our way out... More
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Response from BrianBarb927ql | Reviewed this property |
It varies a few years ago they had a circus there. They have fixed times when you can visit a lion training session there are lots of other animals that you can visit at your own time I am usually there about two hours... More