Pet Encounter

Date: 1 Jun - 25 Aug 2024
Start: June 01



  • Saturday, June 01 and Sunday, June 02

  • Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21

  • Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25


Show times

10:30 – 11:30 

11:30 – 12:30 

12:30 – 13:30 

13:30 – 14:30 

14:30 – 15:30 


Zone 1 – Cute and fluffy 

Zone 2 – Sun spot for tortoises and other sun loving animals 

Zone 3 – Apiary  

Zone 4 – Insects and beasties 


The Lake District is set to enchant visitors with a pet encounter experience divided into four diverse zones, each offering a unique interaction with various animals.

The first zone brims with cuteness, featuring cuddly rabbits and guinea pigs perfect for family-friendly fun. The second zone introduces a more exotic touch with tortoises and reptiles, allowing guests to explore these fascinating creatures up close. Bird enthusiasts will be thrilled by the third zone, where parrots and owls provide a colourful and educational spectacle. Lastly, the fourth zone delves into the micro-world of insects displayed in tanks alongside active beehives, highlighting the intricate beauty of these essential beings.

There will also be a special guest appearance from Ben the VIP meerkat!


*Please note - the name of the third party group based in Cumbria is 'Pet Encounter', however, Brockhole does not endorse these animals as being kept as pets by most people. Whilst very cute, some of these animals are not suitable to be kept as pets without the specific knowledge and licenses needed. Thank you for understanding*

Booking info coming soon!