There are more animals gathered together for close encounters with visitors than at almost any other event in the entire South East. This is the ideal opportunity for visitors to see and touch animals more usually seen on TV, in a book or through a car window. Around the showground meet up with Alpacas, Bats, Bees, Cattle, Dogs, Donkeys, Falcons, Ferrets, Goats, Guinea Pigs, Hawks, Horses, Llamas, Mules, Owls, Ponies, Poultry, Rabbits and Sheep. Experts are on hand to tell you about the individual animals, and their care. Many of them you can stroke and be photographed with them. Please use the special handwash dispensers provided around the showground after touching any animal.