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animal encounter

Meet Real Reindeer

animal encounter

Meet Real Reindeer

4 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English
animal encounter

Meet Real Reindeer

animal encounter

Meet Real Reindeer

4 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Wheelchair accessible. Guests arrive, park and greet, and taken to our group room. Offer of hot or cold refreshments. Discussion with guests to establish guests prior knowledge of reindeer. Approximately ten minutes talk, tailored specifically to the guests, on natural history of reindeer and their association with the festive season and their time in the UK Hand out of complimentary reindeer treats. (More can be purchased later, if desired). Walk up to meet a group of reindeer with handlers. Introduced to the individual reindeer, feeding of treats, general handling, all supervised by handler. Return along our Santa's Trail to return to group room to hand out complimentary goody bags. Complimentary gifts include: Cotton printed Cotswold Reindeer Herd tote bag key ring with genuine Cotswold Reindeer Herd antler point post card of The Cotswold Reindeer Herd. Also available to purchase: Cotswold Reindeer Herd photo mugs Key rings antler jewellery Imported Top quality genuine reindeer skins Length of time meeting and feeding reindeer can be varied to meet needs of individual groups, but standard time with actual reindeer will be around 2hrs. Typical visit length 2- 2.5 hrs.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Your host

Learn more about Andrew

Andrew

We are passionate about reindeer We both hold Advanced Reindeer Husbandry certificates, the highest qualifications in the UK. In 2010 we purchased our first reindeer, and in December 2016 drove to the Arctic to import more. Subsequent calvings leaving us one of the largest reindeer herds in the UK. I received an HND at distinction level whilst studying agriculture at The Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester, with a dissertation on the then rarely considered topic of the use of forestry in farming. I ran a private country estate for 20 years, introducing the first farm open days in the UK

What's included

Drinks
Tea, coffee, or a soft drink.
Equipment
Complimentary treats for the reindeer, one cup per person; more can be purchased if desired.

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Where you'll be

The Cotswold Reindeer Herd is totally unique in that we have one of the largest permanent reindeer herds in the British Isles. Coming to our private home, our guests will visit these amazing creatures in the homes and paddocks they live in year round. This is essentially an outdoor experience, we can however move certain aspects indoors if the weather is horrible.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Outdoor clothing and boots or sturdy shoes. Disabled access to most areas.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

What to bring

coats, outdoor clothing.

More tips

Bring warm outdoor clothing and shoes or boots that can cope with mud. Opposite us is The Crown of Crucis pub, - serving food all day. No food or drink or reindeer treats to be brought onto our farm.
Andrew
Meet Real Reindeer
4 reviews
£60/person
4 reviews
£60/person