The World’s Fastest Tortoise We are lucky to have the World’s fastest tortoise living at Adventure Valley. Bertie broke the Guinness World Record here in 2014, has appeared on Britain’s Got Talent and regularly has training sessions that visitors can watch. Great News! Bertie and girlfriend Shelly have just welcomed a new baby tortoise to their family! Currently about the size of an egg, we will not be able to sex the new arrival until it is about 4 year’s old. It is hoped the adorable and tiny offspring will follow in their father’s speedy footsteps! You can see Bertie and Shelly in their very own VIP enclosure, Being very friendly, Bertie loves meeting visitors during meet and greet sessions. You can also catch a glimpse of the new baby tortoise in Creature Corner.
All the animals at Adventure Valley are big loveable pets. We are not a working farm, so we name all our FarmYard Friends and even offer some for visitors to adopt. The FarmYard is home to Micro Pigs, Pygmy Goats, Shetland Ponies, Rabbits and even Chipmunks. All very cute! Click here to view the online timetable, where you can view the times of our animal handling sessions, all under the supervision of our trained staff.
We all know a little girl or boy who loves ponies. At Adventure Valley, our timetable regularly includes pony grooming with our friendly Shetland Ponies. At weekends and school holidays, we also run pony rides*. As this activity has reduced capacity, we do charge a small extra fee to enable us to cope with the demand. It is one of the very few activities we charge extra for.
*Unfortunately, Pony Rides will not be running during the Easter Holidays 2019. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.
You can get up close and personal with our owls! Meet and learn about our wonderful different types of owls and see some of their amazing tricks! Click here to view the timetable to see when you can see “Owl Encounter”.