Fernhill House was invaded by snakes, chinchillas and giant rabbits this week – but there was no need to call out the environmental health inspectors. 

The visitors came along as part of an event staged by Worcestershire mobile zoo Animal Mania.   The specialist travelling party zoo spent an afternoon with residents, staff and members of the public who were able to stroke a range of furry, scaly and creepy creatures.   

The menagerie, which also includes bearded dragons, pythons, pygmy hedgehogs, tortoises and arachnids, is a popular attraction for care homes, schools and parties in the area – and certainly proved a hit across all ages of animal lovers at Fernhill House.   

It was one of an eclectic range of regular activities put on at the home – such as dancing, music recitals, comedy evenings, gym sessions, cookery masterclasses and celebrity talks – many of which are open to the public.