Animal Experiences

Animal Experiences 

We are delighted to announce that from Easter, we will be offering animal experiences for both adults and children. You will have a unique opportunity to go behind-the-scenes with our experienced animals team, learn all about some of your favourite species and get hands-on with feeding. If you’re buying this as a gift we can provide a personalised gift certificate by email for the recipient.

 

Feed a meerkat or ring-tailed lemur (10-15 minutes)

Join our keepers for their daily talks and feed either meerkats or ring-tailed lemurs from within their enclosures. The 10-15 minute experiences are bookable online. The price is £16.50 per person for adults and children aged 6+, with spaces limited to six people. This does not include your park entry. Available seven days per week until 31st October 2022 at 11am for the meerkats and midday for the lemurs. Please note, for any children enjoying an experience without a parent or carer, their supervising adult must be present outside the enclosure.  

 

Meet the tapir and capybaras (30 minutes)

Go behind the scenes and meet our tapir and capybaras for an unforgettable experience. In this immersive 30-minute session, you will enter the enclosure of Nev, Gary and Sharon and learn more about these incredible South American herbivores. You will have the opportunity to feed them, have photos taken and ask questions of our experienced keepers. The price is £60 per person for adults and children aged 12+, with spaces limited to one booking of up to five people per day. The price includes your park entry. Available seven days per week until 31st October 2022 at 2.30pm. Please note, for any children enjoying an experience without a parent or carer, their supervising adult must be present outside the enclosure.

 

Reptile encounter (30 minutes)

Are you brave enough to come face to face with our reptiles? Get ready to say hello to our creepy crawlies (who aren’t at all creepy), including snakes, tortoises, lizards and insects*. In this hands-on experience, you’ll handle, wash and feed a selection of our most popular residents of the Reptile House. You may even have the chance to feed Neville the West African dwarf crocodile. Your party will have the undivided attention of a keeper and will learn all about these amazing creatures, from their natural behaviours to their diet. The price for the 30-minute experience is £45 per person for adults and children aged 8+, with spaces limited to one booking of up to four people per day. The price includes your park entry. Available seven days per week at 2.30pm. Please note, for any children enjoying an experience without a parent or carer, their supervising adult must be present outside the enclosure.

* The final line-up cannot be guaranteed – while we try to include as wide a variety as possible, specific animals are subject to change without notice.  Please note that some of our reptiles are carnivorous and can be fed live insects or frozen rodents or chicks.

You can book an experience here or over the phone (01189 767480). 

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