Seven tips for animal lovers in Lower Saxony and the Hanoverian region

Hanover. The first day of school is still far away, and schoolchildren in Lower Saxony will not have to say goodbye to vacation mode until August 25. As long as the fun and entertainment is advertised. We have seven tips for animal trips.

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1. Alpaca hike

Cute-looking – and a comforter to the soul: the alpaca.

Somehow the animals look adorable: the alpacas. The Nicola and Andreas alpaca farm is located in Klein Elstorf in the Heidekreis region. Breeders have a lot to offer their fans: from alpaca picnics to overnight stays or a night in an alpaca nest. You can even celebrate children’s birthdays there. For breeders, alpacas are more than just animals to look at. They console the soul and “always bring a smile to your face.” Dates and offers can be found on the home page. A regular alpaca hiking tour takes about 2.5 hours and covers five kilometers – if you drive an animal, you pay 45 euros, companions 25 euros each). Large excursion tours of over 5-6 hours are also available.

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2. Eschede Movie Animal Park

Kids can make friends with animals.

Kids can make friends with animals.

Experience nearly 70 different animal species on the 120,000 square meter Filmtier-Park Eschede (Am Aschenberg 27) with the idyllic forest park atmosphere. Here the tasks of the zoo – education, nature, protection of species, recreation – are conveyed in a loving way. The enclosures, in which more than 200 animals from meerkats to leopards find their home, are perfectly integrated into the landscape of Southern Health. The animals in petting and contact enclosures are happy visitors. You get closer to the animals here than at any other zoo. There are many play options for younger visitors, such as a large jumping track, a climbing wall, and more to discover. The park is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and last entry is at 5 p.m. Adults and young people (from 14 years old) pay 12 euros, children (from 3 years old) 10 euros. More information on the Filmtier-Park website.

3. Hankensbüttel Otter Center

Otters are the undisputed fan favorite.

Otters are the undisputed fan favorite.

In the Hankensbüttel Center (Sudendorfallee 1) otters there are not only otters to be seen. In the original, ultra-designed and spacious enclosures, which are based on the natural habitats of animals, you can also observe the closest relatives of the marten family: badgers, stoats, beech porcupines, polcats, mink, mink and pine prickles. Additionally, the salmon chicken and swamp sheep, both of which are endangered breeds of livestock. There are round-the-clock feeding shows and several common playgrounds and activities. Current information is available here. The Otter Center is open daily in the summer from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cost of a visit is 11 euros for adults, children (4-17 years old) pay 7 euros, a family ticket (2 adults, up to 3 children) is available for 33 euros. Important note: Dogs are not allowed indoors outdoors, but they are very welcome in the restaurant.

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4. Wolf Center Dorverden

A European gray wolf lurks in its enclosure at the Wolf Center in Dorverden.

A European gray wolf lurks in its enclosure at the Wolf Center in Dorverden.

Some are afraid of them, others love them: more and more wolves appear in the wild in Lower Saxony. In the wooded outdoor area of ​​the Dörverden Wolf Center (Kasernenstraße 2), visitors will find the safe enclosures of a wolf pack. Daily guided tours, feeding shows, regular wolf nights, two large permanent exhibitions, and a movie room provide an opportunity to learn about animals in a new way. During the children’s tours on Sundays (and also on Wednesdays during school holidays in Lower Saxony) extra time is taken to answer all questions.

You can wander widely in the water playground. Children’s birthdays can also be celebrated at Wolfcenter Dörverden – the restaurant “Wolfsrevier” was created for this. And if you want to hear wolves howl at night, you can stay at Tepes or the Tree Inn Tree House. Entry to the Wolf Center from 13 years old costs 16.90 euros, reduced from 9.90 to 10.90 euros, and is open daily from 10am to 6pm. More information on the home page.

5. Essehof . Zoo

Zoo in Essehof

Zoo in Essehof

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The park area of ​​​​ten hectares is located in a forest on the outskirts of the village of Essehof (Helmstedt district). The dense stock of trees makes for a fun and interesting tour, especially in the summer months. In the spacious enclosures, you can experience wonderful fauna of both domestic and exotic animals – some of which are “close to animals” to touch and feed. On the circular path through the park, there are many opportunities for children to play and climb. Current information is available here. Essehof (Am Tierpark 3, Lehre) is open daily in summer from 9am to 7pm. A daily ticket costs €8, adults and children (2-16 years old) pay €6 and dogs €3.

6. The sealing station in Norddeich

Baby seals swim in a swimming pool in the Norddeuts reserve.

Baby seals swim in a swimming pool in the Norddeuts reserve.

The destination is remote, but still accessible on the cheap with a €9 ticket until the end of August: anyone interested in seals and animal welfare should definitely make a trip to Norddeich’s seal station (Dörper Weg 24, north). Here ends the seals needing help, which were found in the East Frisian Islands or on the North Sea coast in Lower Saxony. Baby seals in particular, also known as howlers, are lovingly cared for by fanciers for several weeks before they are finally released back into the wild in the North Sea. At the seal station you can visit seals and learn a lot about the animals and their environment. Current information on the home page. The seal sanctuary is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and the attached Whale Museum from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adults pay 10 euros, children (4-17) 6 euros. Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) is available for €29.

7. Hanover County Farm

Just part of it on a farm: goats.

Just part of it on a farm: goats.

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A farm in the middle of the city? This is in Hanover. With everything that makes rural life worth living: sheep, goats, pigs, ducks, chickens and cats. Children can take care of animals, take care of the garden and, above all, enjoy comfort and safety with their peers. Attention: The county farm in Sahlkamp (Rumpelstilzchenweg 5) is not a zoo – parents should stay outside. At the educational facility, children from the age of six can take charge on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 2:30 pm under supervision. Several attractions such as baking with bread or pencil sculpting are planned for the summer holidays. There are also performances for groups or children’s birthday parties, and a children’s party will be celebrated on Friday 19 August from 5 pm. Information and more on the home page.

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