Honeybank Display Services

Ferrets, Rabbits, Dogs, Hawks, Guns and Nets in one MAGNIFICENT Display!

You may already use a ferreting display for your event, but is it good enough for you and your visitors? Does it reflect the professionalism of your organisation? Does it excite your audience and reflect the true essence of the sport?

The Ferret Roadshow achieves all of these!

The Ferret Roadshow is the UK’s leading, best, most comprehensive and professional ferreting display and will enhance the attractions at your event.

With dogs, hawks and a large number of ferrets of all ages on show throughout the event, combined with two ring displays featuring ferrets, rabbits, dogs, guns, nets and hawks, this is without doubt the pre-eminent ferreting display in the UK and one you really must have at your event.

Completely self-contained with our own tentage and fencing, this display is suitable for indoor and outdoor events. We’ve even got a display of historical artefacts – traps, tools, equipment etc.

In other words, the COMPLETE ferreting display, presented by The Ferret Man – James McKay, a true countryman.

We guarantee your visitors will be thrilled and intrigued by The Ferret Roadshow.

Don’t miss out – Contact us NOW for more information, costs and availability.

Neither you nor your audience will be disappointed!


Founded in 1982, The Animal Roadshow’s unique service consists of exciting, hands-on educational sessions involving a wide variety of living specimens of different species, all of which are friendly, tame, handleable and entirely trustworthy. All sessions are delivered by a qualified, professional educator who has full CRB clearance.

Previously available only to schools, starting in 2011 this service has been taken On the Road and is now available to event organisers!

We have available to us numerous animals of many species, and this allows us to offer a wide range of subjects, topics and themes. You select the animals, the subject, the level – the choice is yours.

Our “General Session” is one of our most popular, and consists of a range of animals covering mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibia and invertebrates, and is an ideal introduction to many scientific principles. The session explains the basic differences between these classes of animal, and also examines adaptations of each species which allow that animal to fully exploit its own ecological niche. The content has many cross-subjectr links, and other areas covered in this session include geography, the senses, colour and design, defence mechanisms, history, habitats, conservation, lifestyles and natural history.

Standard “off-the-peg” Animal Roadshow sessions include: General, Invertebrates, Reptiles, Interdependancies & Adaptation, Raptors, The Senses, Babies, Growth and Lifecycles, Mini-Beasts, Night Time, Geography, Predators & Prey, Amphibia, Evolution, Mammals, Locomotion, , Camouflage & Protection, Attack & Defence, History, Conservation & Endangered Animals, Owls, Falconry, Pet Care, Competition & Predation, Flight, Habitats, Rainforests, Food Chains & Webs, Classification

The Animal Roadshow offers a bespoke service and sessions can be tailor-made to suit specific interests, or simply to show particular animals – it’s your choice! Please contact us for further information and to discuss your requirements

Animal Handling with The Animal Roadshow©®

Our handling sessions offer the opportunity for your guests to see, handle and generally experience a range of animals that most people will have never seen at such close quarters, and are highly unlikely to see again.  We can present this ‘on the road’ at your venue or back at our base – the choice is yours.


Here at Honeybank, our world revolves around animals and their care.  If you share our passion, why not take advantage of our WORK EXPERIENCE OPPORTUNITIES?

We offer work experience placements to suitable students aged 18 years or over, and studying an animal related subject at college or university.  

Placements are usually for a minimum of two weeks.

We also offer a maximum of two INTERNSHIPS each year.

We have a waiting list for placements, so please CONTACT US well in advance of your preferred dates.

What would I actually be doing during my work experience?

- Preparing food and feeding a wide range of animals; - Grooming and exercising animals; - Cleaning pens and cages; - Caring for injured raptors (owls and birds of prey); - Maintaining animal enclosures; Record keeping; - Handling animals on TV and film work; - Training animals for TV and film work; - Training animals for public displays.

How do I apply for work experience?

In the first instance, you should send us a full CV, which must include details of two referees (not family members) who can vouch for your abilities in the field of animal care. Give details of your availability and the dates you would like. If you are considered suitable, you will be asked to attend an informal interview, with successful applicants being informed within a few days of the interview.

What kind of person are you looking for?

To be considered for work experience at Honeybank, you will need to be at least 18 years old, on an animal-related course at college or university, be able to demonstrate an interest in working with animals, and willing to work hard to ensure the wellbeing of the animals in your care.

Are there opportunities for longer periods of work experience?

We also run an INTERNSHIP SCHEME for those interested in learning more about the profession and obtaining invaluable experience, thus demonstrating a serious commitment to working with animals.

Internship Scheme

Our handling sessions offer the opportunity for your guests to see, handle and generally experience a range of animals that most people will have never seen at such close quarters, and are highly unlikely to see again.  We can present this ‘on the road’ at your venue or back at our base – the choice is yours.

The event starts with an introduction to different types of animal – lizards, snakes, amphibia, and invertebrates.  Your guests will discover why a snake is not simply a lizard with no legs, why amphibia need wet skin, and how a spider can regrow lost limbs and major organs.

After the short introduction, the handling will begin, and guests will be shown the correct and safe way to pick up and hold a snake, a lizard, a spider and other invertebrates.

Using our specially adapted vehicles, transport methods and cages,
we can bring TheAnimal Roadshow to you at any event/venue/location in the UK.

All our animals are habituated to handling and cared for to very highest standards, in line with our own CODE of PRACTICE, a copy of which is available on request, or via our website.  This code of practice exceeds all H&S and animal welfare considerations, ensuring an enjoyable and safe experience for all concerned.

TheAnimal Roadshow is perfect for corporate and team building events, along with family days and other events.

All-in-all, our animal handling events will give all visitors a day to remember and enough thrills to keep any after-dinner conversation flowing nicely.

Designed to allow visitors to see and handle a wide range of reptiles, amphibia and invertebrates, TheAnimal Roadshow’s base building is a state-of-the-art resource.

Our animals are housed in vivaria that have their own life support systems, ensuring the animals live in the perfect climate for their wellbeing.

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