Fernvalley Wildlife Centre


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Fernvalley is the most northerly wildlife centre in the UK, located in the stunning Orkney Islands in the far north of Scotland.

The centre specialises in offering a safe, loving forever home to animals that have been abused or abandoned. We also take in surplus animals that are looking for new homes from zoos and wildlife centres.

We have a variety of animals here at the centre from geckos and snakes to mice and meerkats!

Many of our animals have come to us through various rescue centres across the UK and at Fernvalley we offer them a home for life. 

We are proud to be the most northerly wildlife centre in the UK.

So come and take a walk on the wild side with us and get up close and personal with a snake, take the tunnel into our meerkat enclosure for a unique view of our three little troublemakers, watch our spiny mice as they explore their runs or simply enjoy a slice of homemade cake and a fresh coffee in our cosy, country tearoom. 

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Here be dragons - 30th October 6-9pm -

Valgamoth, the dark wizard, has stolen our dragons fire and hidden it away where no one will ever find it. Time is running out for our dragons as their fire dims…can you help them before it’s too late?
Wander the halls of Fernvalley after dark, taken over by a dark curse you must locate the witches and wizards and solve their riddles and clues to find the dragons fire before Valgamoth destroys it forever!
Adult £8.50, Child: £7.00

●    Solve the riddles and save the dragons! Read the story above to find out if you feel brave enough to go against the dark wizard.
●    Face painting with Lianne
●    Tearoom open 6-9pm serving special Halloween foods and drink such as  witches brew soup, dragons breath and many more tasty treats!
●    Want to make it even more fun? Come dressed up in your best Halloween   costumes for an evening of haunting fun!

IF YOU DARE... - Mon 16th, Thurs 19th, Saturday 21st, Mon 23rd and Thurs 26th at 3pm -

A game that challenges you to place your hand into a box and guess what’s inside…do you dare? WARNING: MAY CONTAIN OBJECTS THAT WILL MAKE YOU SCREAM!

Pumpkin Carving Competition -Present your animal  themed pumpkin to us by Saturday 28th at 2pm Winning pumpkins will be presented to our 3 meerkats on Sunday 29th  as enrichment toys and prizes will be given out to the top 3

Dragon Hunt -The evil wizard Valgamoth has shrunk our   dragons and hidden them around the centre, can you help us find them all? (On every day throughout October half  term)

Face Your Fear - Sunday 22nd at 2:30pm - Snake phobia event. Pre-book only. 2 Hour session. WARNING: THIS IS AN INFORMAL SESSION AND IS NOT MEANT FOR PERSONS WITH A SERIOUS PHOBIA. However, if you have a mild fear of snakes this may be for you. Small group, informal gathering with the chance to speak about your fears and discuss to try and overcome. Chance to have contact with a snake at the end of the session if you feel confident.  See our What's on page for more details. £15.00pp

A private tour, handling session and buffet lunch in our birthday room!

Halloween Events at Fernvalley this October

Ever wondered what it would be like to work with animals behind the scenes? Come and find out!

One World...Love It

Halloween Events full calendar available on our What's on Page. Click the link below!