We went to Hensley as we had booked a junior zookeeper experience for my daughters 11th birthday. We were unsure on our arrival as to how it would be as we had never been there before and the entrance was not easy to find at first.
We were greeted by the staff who were all friendly and helpful. Katie was our keeper for the day and we found her to be very knowledgeable about the zoo and all of the animals. The way she spoke to the children and engaged them was excellent. Katie also took the time to include the adults in the visit and provided further information regarding the development of the centre.
Our daughter spent plenty of time with the animals learning about them, feeding them and also cleaning out their enclosures. She really enjoyed her time there and would love to do it again.
Yes the centre is small and the facilities are somewhat limited but this did not detract from our enjoyment of the day. Katie made it fun and informative and it is good to see how they are trying to improve the site and hearing the stories of the animals that are there and why was fascinating.
This was a close up experience with the animals and a thoroughly enjoyable morning.
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