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.

Priced at ÂŁ60 (or ÂŁ75 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
  • 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. 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 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

"An amazing experience for my daughter and her bestie! A brilliant way to educate people about these wonderful animals and a rare chance to get up close to them. A big shout out to the keeper, who has a genuine passion for the rhino's."

Emma Radcliffe, Bridgend , 5 out of 5, 27 April 2022

"Wow! We had the experience for 2 for my husbands 50th, wonderful animals, hand fed them carrots, stroked their cheeks, honestly the most memorable day - keeper was super friendly and extremely knowledgeable too."

Louise Clatworthy, Llanelli, 5 out of 5, 21 March 2022

"Our rhino experience was fantastic - the animals were beautiful, characterful and engaging and the keepers were very knowledgeable and immensely patient answering our many questions. We learnt a lot about the behaviour and relationships between the individual rhinos, and also about the national breeding programme, which was fascinating. Loved our experience more than words can accurately convey."

Eleonora Aardvark-Graham, Leicester, 5 out of 5, 16 March 2022

"I booked the Rhino feeding experience for my partner’s birthday. Thankfully she loved it! We both did! Dylan the rhino keeper was very informative and easy to speak with. It was lovely to see how he interacted with the Rhinos and is obviously very good at his job. He answered all our questions and didn’t rush us out. It was super fun getting to know these gentle animals up close."

Linda Gardner, Haverfordwest, 5 out of 5, 13 February 2022

"Absolutely amazing. The keeper was incredible, he knew so much about the rhinos and answered every question we had. He was super friendly and amazing with our daughter. Really incredible experience would love to do it again. Absolutely amazing, truly incredible experience worth every penny, would love to do it again."

Victoria Boland, Swansea, 5 out of 5, 30 January 2022

"We had a fantastic experience feeding three of the four rhinos. After sponsoring a rhino for Christmas it seemed a great idea to visit and feed them too. We booked the experience and had a fantastic time. The keeper answered all our questions and was so helpful. We loved every moment. Thank you."

Stuart Barrow, Vale of Glamorgan, 5 out of 5, 29 January 2022

"It was such a delight to feed the rhinos - we were absolutely amazed by their lips! Who knew? Diolch yn fawr."

Elin Evans, Cardiff, 4 out of 5, 29 January 2022

"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, 20 September 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, 12 July 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, 03 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, 02 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, 12 April 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, 28 March 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, 05 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, 10 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, 24 June 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, 19 June 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, 15 June 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, 06 May 2019