Rhino Experience in the UK 🦏

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Our rhino encounter gives you the chance to feed our crash of black rhino.

Go behind the scenes at our black rhino house and see the keeper’s yard and private rhino bedrooms.

Priced at £60 (or £75 including a day entry ticket) and suitable for ages 10 and up. Your rhino feeding experience will last at least 20 minutes.

We have one session available each day for a maximum of two people from the same household.

What’s included in the rhino experience?

  • Includes close up meeting members of our Eastern black rhino herd
  • Go behind the scenes in the rhino house
  • Rhino keeper Q&A – ask all of your rhino questions
  • Souvenir rhino cuddly toy made with 100% recycled material and filling ♻️
  • Personalized experience certificate signed by the keeper

By taking part in a rhino encounter, or by adopting a rhino, you’re supporting our conservation work.

Your rhino experience

You’ll be welcomed by one of our rhino keepers and given a short talk about our rhinos and conservation on the public viewing gallery. You’ll then be taken behind the scenes in the keeper’s yard to learn about the work of a rhino keeper and you’re bound to see some rhino poo! Then you’ll step inside our rhino’s private quarters and get to meet one of our rhinos and have the opportunity to hand feed them, if they want to.

This is also your chance to ask our expert rhino keepers all about the animals in their charge.

Your rhino feeding experience will last at least 20 minutes. It includes a cuddly toy rhino or a mug to take home so you can remember your special day.

You can read our full animal experiences terms and conditions here

Read all the reviews of our rhino experience here.

Rhino feeding experience reviews

"What an amazing experience this was, thoroughly enjoyed every minute. The keeper explained the process and was very informative and pleasant all the way through. Got to feed and stroke the rhinos like they were horses, still on a high about it a week later. Thank you Folly Farm for an unforgettable experience."

Sally Yelland, Haverfordwest, 5 out of 5, 11 October 2021

"Really enjoyable. The rhinos were so cute, my favourite animals, it was really interesting. I got to meet Glyndwr, the first rhino born in Wales, and his mother and father and the rhino Manny. I got to feed them leaves and carrots. Manny loved the carrots then at the end I got a cuddly rhino which I called Manny. It was extremely fun, definitely good for a birthday present."

Daniel Webb, Pembrey, 5 out of 5, 02 August 2021

"I bought this experience for my son for his 10th birthday and it didn’t disappoint. Jack, the keeper was very engaging, knowledgeable and patient with his younger visitor. Getting up close to all the rhinos, feeding them and petting them is an experience my son and I won’t forget. I can’t recommend this highly enough."

Tracy Evans, Cardiff, 5 out of 5, 24 May 2021

"This was the most amazing animal experience I’ve been fortunate to do. The talk was not only educational but it was a real privilege to be up so close and have contact with these truly beautiful and lovely rhinos. I would wholeheartedly recommend if you have the opportunity. A special treat for a voucher purchased in lockdown. I would like to say thanks again to all involved dream come true!"

Lisa McGee, Maesteg, 5 out of 5, 23 April 2021

"We had such an amazing time yesterday. Our 11 year old and 13 year old just adored meeting and feeding the rhinos and were lucky enough to meet the whole herd, including the super cute baby Glyndwr. The keeper (Callum) was fantastic, patient and full of information. We felt so welcome and special to be able to go behind the scenes. I cannot recommend the experience highly enough!"

Debi Edmunds, Brynamman, 5 out of 5, 03 May 2021

"My nieces loved the rhino experience. The keepers Jack and Callum were fantastic. Being able to get so close to them and the keepers answering our questions and we learnt a lot and it was very interesting. Best of all was being able to feed them and especially baby Glyn."

Trina Rees, Neath, 5 out of 5, 12 April 2021

"Fantastic experience for my 10 yr old son Garth. He has always loved rhinos so to get close up and personal with three of them totally made his year. Thank you for the opportunity."

Kirstie Pritchard, Hirwaun, 5 out of 5, 26 June 2019

"Exceeded all expectations! We were lucky to meet all three rhino and Alan the head keeper. Dakima, Manyara and Nkosi were happy to feed from us and allowed us a tickle. Alan was very friendly, very knowledgeable and a credit to Folly Farm. He told us about the beautiful animals and showed us around the rhino house which was spotlessly clean. Highly recommend this experience a memory lasting forever."

Victoria Landeg, RCT, 5 out of 5, 31 July 2019

"I arrived at Folly Farm to be surprised with a rhino experience from my mum. It really was the best experience as rhinos are my favourite animal and I didn't even know it was possible to get that close to the rhinos. The keeper who gave this experience was amazing, it was very clear how passionate he was about rhinos. He was so friendly and easy to talk to. Thank you so much, I loved it."

Natasha McAnulty, Northamptonshire, 5 out of 5, 15 July 2019

"We had a wonderful time doing the rhino experience. We enjoyed talking with the keeper, she was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. We absolutely loved getting to feed and pet the rhinos. It was the highlight of the trip for us, and we can’t wait to go back!"

Sarah Rodriguez, UK, 5 out of 5, 10 July 2019

"All I can say is amazing to be that close to these beautiful animals and to feed them. The rhino keeper was informative and for me it was a dream come true. Fantastic day."

Dawn Satchell, Hertfordshire, 5 out of 5, 06 July 2019

"My daughter celebrated her 10th birthday with you and she did the giraffe and rhino experience. We did enjoy feeding the giraffes but I have to say that the rhino experience was excellent. Jack who looks after the rhinos made the session extremely informative. You could tell he loves his job and really enjoys spending time with the animals. He is a credit to Folly Farm."

Katie Jones Pruett, Pontypridd, 5 out of 5, 27 May 2019

"It’s not every day you get to meet a rhino, but three in one go? I’m still on cloud nine days after and cannot wait to have another experience. Jack the keeper made my time even better, he answered any silly questions I might have had and gave a wonderful insight to his job and to the rhino themselves. It takes a lot to really impress me and feeding and stroking three rhino was just incredible."

Stacey West, Llandarcy, 5 out of 5, 22 April 2019

"Would 100% recommend to anyone looking to do the experience, will definitely remember this day! Jack was amazing answered all our questions, was very down to earth and had a lot of knowledge and passion about the animals that he cared for. After meeting Jack and the rhinos today we would definitely come back to do another rhino experience, the rhinos were very happy and well cared for."

Chelsee Williams, Port Talbot, 5 out of 5, 31 March 2019

"It was superb. Keeper Jack was friendly, kind and informative. To get up close to not just one but two of these awesome animals is beyond words. Don’t think about it, do it."

Christine Hewitt, Solihull, 5 out of 5, 31 August 2018

"Had a fantastic time. I would recommend to all and have. The Rhino keeper was great, thoroughly professional, knowledgeable and obviously had a great care for the animals. Put another visit on my Christmas list already."

Byron Smith, Merthyr Tydfil, 5 out of 5, 17 August 2018

"I have been obsessed with rhinos for years! Never did I dream of actually getting up close and personal with one - let alone 3! Jack the keeper was amazing and answered every question I had. He was patient and could see how much I loved spending time with these amazing animals. Thank you so much Folly Farm and my sister Nia for honestly the most incredible experience of my life!"

Lowri Kemp, Cardiff, 5 out of 5, 28 May 2018