Get To Know Animals Ltd

Get To Know Animals Ltd, Chingford: Hours, Address, Get To Know Animals Ltd Reviews: 5/5

Get To Know Animals Ltd
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Safaris • Zoos • Other Zoos & Aquariums • Other Ranches & Farms • Farms
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
We’ve created a stunning environment for our animals that truly has the WOW factor...and now you and your "social bubble" can come and experience the animal magic in safety and total privacy with our with our brand new #IZOOLATION package. You will have the entire mini zoo completely to yourselves .and if this wasn't enough, you will also be able to experience unlimited animal handling!!
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< 1 hour
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Relax655226
London, UK12 contributions
So fun! Cute animals and fantastic staff
Sep. 2021 • Couples
Thank you so much for such a wonderful experience! The staff were delightful and spent plenty of time explaining about the various animals and helping us with holding them. They even generously let us in when we arrived slightly early. All the animals seem so happy and there's something for everyone to enjoy looking after, holding and learning about. Thanks again!
Written 17 September 2021
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Sam L
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Amazing
Aug. 2021 • Couples
Amazing staff, very friendly and informative. Would recommend going it’s a great experience for any age!
Written 21 August 2021
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essbeestuff
London, UK2 contributions
GTKA is an absolute delight of an experience, and a really unique one, too.
May 2021
For someone who has spent previous years working in tourism and attractions, GTKA is an unexpected experience; there are many places you can go to and have a great time doing so, but I fail to think of anything with quite the welcoming and bespoke atmosphere of Get to Know Animals - this really is unlike any other animal-oriented experience you might go for, with the perfect blend on informality and friendliness with careful monitoring of handling of the animals whilst maximising guest experience.

It's a calming, low-energy set-up that's easy on the senses and none of the animals appear fearful or avoidant of guests - in fact, some (looking at you, attention-seeing parrots...) are all too happy to follow you around when they're roaming the zoo. The ''production value' of the interior sells the whole feel of the business fantastically and makes its small size a strength - think cosy, think personalised, this calm. I got to have up-close encounters with animals from a python, to an iguana, to guinea pigs, to Piggy Mitchell the actual pig (a favourite), to Pongo - a retired animal actor skunk with an endearingly 'not bothered' personality.

Ellie and Regan were absolutely phenomenal - friendly, informative, endlessly well-humoured and helpful and very obviously skilled at catering to the needs of specific guests, and I very much enjoyed talking with them both about the animals (every one of them has an interesting story) and the experiences offered by GTKA. It is obvious that the care for the animals is their first priority and they still manage to maximise your time spent in the mini-zoo. The hour spent there both flew by and yet never at all felt rushed. I would have absolutely recommended GTKA already, but the interaction with Ellie & Regan absolutely ensured returns visits and my insisting that others make the time to go to GTKA. Kudos to the both of you and I'm, sure that Donna is aware just how great you both are as ambassadors for the business and the animals in your care.

Even when during 'normal' operation (my trip was the 'izoolation' offered whilst C-19 lockdown was slowly lifting), GTKA is crazily good value-for-money. I have seen some make the mistake of comparing it this, say, visiting ZSL and the time you can spend there but this is just not comparable - here is a much more personlised experience and the opportunity to talk with the rangers about each animals and even handle them if the animal is feeling comfortable with it at the time.

For all ages, I would insistently recommend GTKA - it is so worth your time to visit, and I absolutely intend to go back.
Written 31 May 2021
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DrNick2014
London, UK22 contributions
Wonderful little 'zoo' in Chingford.
May 2021 • Family
Went with my 5 year old daughter and ended up having to hold the various creepy crawlies! Really friendly and knowledgeable. Clearly love the various animals and their enthusiasm shines through.
Written 29 May 2021
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Shanna H
1 contribution
Wonderful
Apr. 2021
A wonderful experience. All staff are excellent, welcoming patient and kind. When we first got there, the thing that struck me most was just how much love the staff have for the animals. The atomsphere is warm and friendly, we had a great time meeting the animals - particularly the parrots, who were hilarious. We will be visiting again very soon!
Written 27 May 2021
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Tim M
1 contribution
Excellent
May 2021 • Couples
It was absolutely brilliant. Professionally and passionately run. A wonderful team and a wide range of animals to interact with .well worth the money
Written 6 May 2021
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CJ
1 contribution
A great experience
May 2021 • Family
What a great experience we had today at Get to Know Animals!
Staff were all polite, friendly and knowledgeable. Donna in particular was fantastic with my son who was visibly nervous in approaching animals. She took it at his pace slowly introducing him to various creatures and soon had him touching and handling them. All staff were great with all the children young and older.
I would highly recommend this establishment for a very cost effective trip for kids. Worth every penny and look forward to returning in the near future
Written 3 May 2021
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Hum R
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AWESOME
May 2021 • Family
Absolutely amazing experience, raygen (sorry if incorrect spelling) was brilliant and knowledgeable, patient (when having a meltdown about handling a tarantula) genuinely loved the animals and was an absolute joy to be looked after by him.
Booked the hour to take my 5yr old twin niece and nephew.
They along with myself had a fantastic time , got to handle the animals, learn some facts about them and overcome some fears.
Definitely worth going.
Written 3 May 2021
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Lee H
Tilbury, UK1 contribution
Just an amazing experience.
Apr. 2021 • Family
What an amazing session we had today. We went with our two boys aged 4 and 6.we all loved it. Got to handle all the animals and the staff there were just amazing and couldn't have been better! Thoroughly recommend this experience with memories that will last.
Written 24 April 2021
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Iowa M
London, UK4 contributions
Fantastic opportunity to interact with a host of animals on a one to one basis
Apr. 2021
My niece and I (both adults) visited GTKA last week and were delighted to be welcomed by a very knowledgeable and welcoming team, we followed their very clear Covid 19 hygiene and safety procedures and then settled in for an hour of what turned out to be one of the best animal experiences we have had.

We were shown almost all of the residents (some were sleeping) and given lots of information about their breed, temperament, likes and dislikes and history and then had a wonderful time holding, stroking, talking, enjoying and just interacting with them. A very diverse group of personalities that you just can't help falling in love with.

It was a great experience and one that we can't wait to repeat, we will both be back very soon, thank you GTKA for making our visit so enjoyable. I would recommend this experience to anyone that's interested in animals, reptiles, bird, fish and insects and who would also make some very special memories.

We left feeling so uplifted that a woman passing by commented on how happy we both looked, how lovely is that? #AnimalTherapy
Written 24 April 2021
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