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Ferrars Hall host Zoolab Animal Encounters

Celebrations at Ferrars Hall Care Home!

Residents at Ferrars Hall Care Home in Huntingdon had an unusual visit as they welcomed exotic animals to their home! Zoolab visited Ferrars Hall for an Animal Therapy Session, a useful tool to promote mental wellbeing. It was resident Phyllis’s 100th birthday and the Wellbeing team at Ferrars Hall wanted to organise a special event for animal lover Phyllis to remember. She also had a dinner in the private dining area with her family to celebrate, complete with decorations and cake!

Residents from Ferrars Hall got to hold and interact with different animals such as snakes, millipedes, frogs and lizards! A lot of the residents weren’t initially a fan of the cockroach that was shown, but warmed to its calm nature and interesting noises. The worlds largest gecko (the New Caledonia giant gecko) was the favourite among the residents, mainly due to its silky skin and springy jumps into the trainer’s hands!

“It was great to give the residents something different to do for an afternoon!” Said Customer Relations Manager Chloe Kenna. “Everyone enjoyed learning about the animals that we never usually encounter, and were all very brave when holding the scarier looking creatures. The millipede’s legs felt like Velcro going across your hands which was a very strange sensation for the residents!”

Ferrars Hall Care Home is part of the Country Court Group, a family-owned and run business founded in 1983, with the company philosophy “Our family caring for yours”. Country Court has won numerous Great British Care Awards. In 2015 the company was awarded Health Investor Residential Care Provider of the Year and is in the Top 20 Large Care Home Groups 2021.

For more information about Ferrars Hall Care Home or to make an appointment to view the home please contact Chloe Kenna, Customer Relations Manager on 07849 830 520 or email


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