Hands on experience with a rangerBehind the scenes one on one experienceget behind the scenes and help feed the animals

Do you know a young animal lover who dreams of being a Park Ranger? Now’s your chance to give them the unforgettable gift of working with animals.
Make their dream come true from just $129 for up to 2 children!

Due to staff shortages we are currently unable to accept new bookings for our Junior Ranger Experience.

This experience offers a hands-on, behind the scenes view of what’s involved in looking after the animals at Staglands Wildlife Reserve. Junior Rangers will get free entry into Staglands for themselves plus one accompanying adult, before exploring The Reserve in a one-to-one 2 hour session with a Park Ranger, who will share their expert knowledge and demonstrate food preparation, animal feeding, housekeeping, animal enrichment and more!

Join our Park Ranger on a one-to-one behind the scenes experience. Go inside enclosures and get up close to a wide variety of animals, learn about their welfare, behaviour, health and how we promote a happy lifestyle for them.  Help feed a wide variety of animals including horses & kune kune pigs and young lambs or calves, handle a variety of small animals and assist with routine halter training (note experience details will vary according to Rangers discretion).

Here’s what’s included:

  • Free entry for experience guests plus one accompanying adult!
  • One-to-one 2 hour experience with a Staglands Ranger
  • Go behind the scenes and learn about animal enrichment and housekeeping
  • Get up close and personal with a wide variety of animals.
  • Prepare the food for the animals and then help feed them
  • Enjoy a complimentary hot or cold drink & snack with The Ranger
  • Go home with a special certificate and free voucher to come again!
More Information:

Age Restrictions:
Suitable for children aged 7 – 13 years. Must be accompanied by one adult who can enter for free.   Please call us before you book if you child has any special needs or disabilities.
2.30pm – 4.30pm. Available daily.

$129 for up to 2 children / $200 for up to 4 children.

Participants:  Maximum 4 children per experience 
Duration: 2 hours
Please book in advance. If you want to give someone else this unforgettable gift, you can buy a gift voucher in our shop which the lucky recipient can redeem when they make their booking.
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