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Visit the Sanctuary

Our Amazing Animal World is a small animal sanctuary run by ourselves, Mark & Jerry. HQ is a unique creation run from our home which is a 19th century school/church building homing 100+ rescue animals of all different shapes and sizes. Each of these amazing souls live as part of our weird and wonderful family and there are some truly unique characters!


Due to the building being very old (and relatively packed with animals) there is sadly not suitable room for wheelchairs. We hope to open a centre one day that can be all inclusive but we currently need to work with what we have.

Face your fears

Time to face those lifelong fears and meet the creatures that you have never been able to before.

Ideal for people scared of Spiders, Snakes, Frogs and Rats


Your fears and phobias are no joke. Many of us have a fear of something in the world. Here at Our Amazing Animal World we can work with you to help conquer fears and phobias of the animal world.


We will work with you at your own pace, in a way to help you be at ease and relaxed. Initially we talk with you to find what fears and phobias you have before seeing if we can encourage you to engage with an animal that in the past would have scared you.

£70 for 2 people

£140 for 4 people

Age restriction for ages 7+

Roughly 45 Minutes


Meerkat Encounter

Get ready for a unique animal-lover’s experience meeting the meerkats together at Our Amazing Animal World.


You’ll be getting up close and feeding these unique animals, learning all about their species and their individual personalities. They’re inquisitive creatures, and will most likely use you as a climbing frame! Make sure to bring your camera, as there’ll be plenty of photo opportunities throughout.


They’re amazing. Simples. Make their enrichment treat and then sit in with our male meerkats to see them enjoy it. They may even jump on your lap or use you as a climbing frame. 

£60 for 2 people

£120 for 4 people

Age restriction for ages 7+

Roughly 30 Minutes




Be our VIP special guest for an exclusive tour of HQ and choose up to 6 animal residents to engage with for a more intimate encounter.


The sanctuary is based in an old school that also was a church on Sundays for the villages in the 1800’s. These days it is an animal sanctuary for over 100 rescue animals including over 30 different species. You can choose to see a range of mammals and reptiles that live here as part of the family. Maybe you want to cuddle a chinchilla, feed a room full of guinea pigs, cuddle a skunk or feed some meerkats?

£95 for 2 people

£165 for 4 people

Age restriction for ages 5+

Roughly 90 Minutes

  Visit our amazing rescue animals in their own home here at the sanctuary.

What People Say... 

Visited the HQ this morning and had an amazing time. Mark is such an inspiration. Him and Jerry have created a warm, caring and loving home for the 100+ mammals/reptiles they have rescued. We were in awe of the knowledge Mark had of them and their stories, some heartbreaking of where each one had come from. Feel privileged to have been to see them and their individual homes. Thank you Mark. Will be supporting you in the future.

 Carolyn Bassindale 


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