Rhino experience

***We're temporarily closed under the Welsh Government's Covid-19 guidance. We hope to re-open on 26 April if the public health situation permits. If you have a rhino experience voucher then you can get in touch via the link below to book in after this date. All vouchers are currently being extended until the end of 2021.***

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. We’re sorry but we can’t guarantee you’ll get to meet Glyndwr, our black rhino baby.

Priced at ÂŁ60 per person or ÂŁ100 for two people booked in on the same date, and suitable for ages 10 and up!

What’s included in the rhino experience?

  • Includes meeting members of our Eastern black rhino herd
  • Behind the scenes in the rhino house
  • Souvenir cuddly toy

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! Inside our rhino’s private quarters you’ll learn about how we train our rhinos and prep some food for them. Then you’ll meet one of our rhinos and have the opportunity to hand feed them, if they want to! We’re sorry but we can’t guarantee you’ll get to meet Glyndwr, our baby black rhino.

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

"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, 27 July 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 August 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 August 2019

"We had the most fantastic experience with the rhinos and the keeper. The keeper was very friendly, gave us lots of information and his love for the animals poured out of him. This was a special gift for my husband and son and they had the most amazing time. We would highly recommend it to anyone and everyone...thank you for such a perfect experience and making some dreams come true."

Jodie Ward, Bridgend, 5 out of 5, 28 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 August 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 August 2019

"A fantastic, once-in-a-lifetime experience with a very knowledgeable, committed keeper. This was well worth the money, we learnt so much and could even tell the different personalities of the rhinos by the end of it. This is the perfect gift for someone! Well done Folly Farm!"

Tracey Pugh, Abergavenny, 5 out of 5, 11 August 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 June 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, 23 May 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, 01 October 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 September 2018

"Fantastic birthday present. The rhinos are my favourite animals at Folly Farm so feeding the two females was awesome. Jack the keeper was very knowledgeable and the tour of the rhino house was very interesting. Jack was very good in ensuring the animals and myself were comfortable.To be so close to these wonderful animals was a privilege I will remember for many years to come."

Ian White, Caerphilly, 5 out of 5, 28 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 June 2018

"It was one of the best experiences I have ever had. The keeper, Jack was very friendly and explained the behaviour of the Rhinoceros, how they act and their diet and informed me of their endangered status. The rhinos themselves were brilliant with their own personalities and touching them and feeding them was something I will never forget."

Ryan Harrison, Burry Port, 5 out of 5, 13 June 2018

"My daughter, Teagan, took part in the rhino experience for her 13th birthday. She had a wonderful time learning about these critically endangered eastern black rhinos, and the keeper, Jack, was most informative and clearly passionate about the animals in his care. I would definitely recommend the rhino experience as an unusual gift to anyone!"

Sian Etheridge, Beddau, 5 out of 5, 31 May 2018

"What a pleasure to see your three rhinos respond and interact with their keeper Jack and, consequently, my son and myself. The long travel from BC was well rewarded by this experience - appreciation for these magnificent animals and their contribution to our world has been greatly enhanced."

Larry Jones, Canada, 5 out of 5, 22 April 2018

"A wonderful experience. My husband and step daughter took part in this for his birthday and both absolutely loved it! The animals are well kept and happy, their welfare is clearly everybody’s number one priority. The keeper, Rachel who looked after them was both friendly and knowledgeable."

Stephanie Curtis, 5 out of 5, 24 March 2018

"My son had an absolutely amazing experience hand feeding the Rhinos at Folly Farm. We traveled from Essex just so he could do this. The keepers were so friendly and full of advice about these wonderful animals, it really is an experience Aaron will not forget."

Robyn Berry, 5 out of 5, 01 July 2017