Animal Therapy Sessions

Our Animal Therapy Sessions help stimulate and engage whilst promoting mental wellbeing.

Animal-assisted therapy is recognised as an occupational therapy within psychology: animals bring people together, helping people to see things with a different perspective and to cope in the most adverse situations. 


Our rewarding work in places such as care homes for the elderly, children’s hospices and in pupil referral units is all about making people’s lives better!


Animal Record Breakers

For some it takes grit and determination to become a record breaker; and for others they’re oblivious! ZooLab’s Animal Record Breakers session features some of the best runners, jumpers and weightlifters on the planet! Let’s look at some of the phenomenal feats of nature that put them into the book of the best!

Halloween Roadshow

Perfect for Halloween! Meet some amazing real-life animals in a whole range of wonderfully interactive real-life and imaginary situations. It’s a chance to cast a spell and work with ZooLab’s local ranger (dressed up as a witch or wizard!)

Journey Through The Rainforest

Residents go on a journey through the rainforest - with real rainforest animals and a Ranger who knows the rainforest inside out! It’s all about experiencing the drama of the rainforest - from the dark forest floor to the dizzy heights of the emergent layer!

Myths and Legends

All over the world there are extraordinary parables and fables about animals. Is there any truth in these ancient myths and legends? Or are they fictitious products of vivid imaginations? Join ZooLab as we explore some of the most amazing myths and legends from around the world - legends that may hold truths that can unlock the secrets of our amazing ZooLab animals.

Walkabout Session

Do you have bed-bound residents that can’t take part in some activities? Ask about our Walkabout sessions where we travel round your setting visiting those who are restricted in their movement.

Senses and Textures

Our most popular animal therapy session! Having a ZooLab animal therapy creates a ‘real buzz’, with plenty of personal interaction and everyone getting a chance to handle and learn more about animals that range from tree frogs to snakes to giant millipedes and African land snails. It is a great chance to hear tales of animal behaviour, discover new things and interact with a real animal expert and their animals.

Zola the Kind-hearted Elf

Join Zola the Elf on a wonderful Christmas adventure as we help her deliver presents to children all over the world. From Africa, to India and through America via Australia, we encounter a variety of fascinating creatures along  the way! This is a special, festive workshop that focuses on the themes of selflessness, kindness, friendship and fun. As always, our Rangers will attend in full festive costume!

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ZooLab UK Head Office: Torwood Garden Centre, Larbert, United Kingdom,  FK5 4EG