Our incredible animal experiences...

Come face to face with our animals!

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Already purchased or been gifted an animal experience and want to book? Please click here to book your experience!

-All of our experiences are priced per person-

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Meet the Meerkats

Who doesn't love meerkats? Join one of our keepers and our mob!

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Meet the Lemurs

An amazing chance to get up close and personal with our ring tailed lemurs!

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Meet the Porcupines

Come and say hello to the ONLY prehensile tailed porcupines in the UK!

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Meet the Kinkajous

If you have never heard of, let along see a kinkajou, this experience is a must!

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Crocodile Encounter

Learn everything you need to know and even feed our crocodile in her lagoon!

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For those slightly wilder 

experiences...

Junior Zookeeper

Are you aged between 5-14 and fancy getting your hands dirty?

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Shadow A Keeper

Shadow the footsteps of one of our keepers!

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VIP Meet & Greet Tour

Make yourself a VIP with this tour package!

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WILD Tour

The WILDest two hours you could wish for!

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South America M&G Tour

Check out our animals from the largest rainforest on Earth!

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Primate Tour

Our primates are amongst our best loved residents!

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What are our visitors saying?

Awesome junior zookeeper experience for both my children. My daughter said "it's so good, every child should try it". "Never knew I would get to feed and see this many animals close up".

My son said, "it was a lot of fun and lots of interaction with the animals".

As parents we say, "just book it!".

Jackie - Facebook review

Important experience information

We do ask that if you wish to book an animal experience, that you book well in advance to avoid disappointment. Our experiences, encounters and tours are incredibly popular (and for good reason too!).

Dress Code: Please come suitably dressed for your experience. We strongly advise you to wear closed toe shoes such as boots or trainers and trousers or jeans. We may not be able to provide your experience if you do not come suitably dressed.

For animal experience FAQs click here.
Please Note:
  • One experience covers one person - If you wish to bring extra people to watch your experience they will need to pay normal entry prices, but will not take part in the experience.
  • Only two people can take part in an experience at any one time - excluding Junior Zoo Keeper.
  • We reserve the right to cancel and/or re-arrange your experience on the grounds of animal welfare concerns, factors beyond our control and bad weather (should the experience be taking place outside).
  • Animal handling is only permitted in certain situations.
  • Proximity and contact with the animals is at the staff's discretion on the day.
  • Please note that some species are not suitable for younger ages. If you are unsure, please email us at [email protected]
  • Experiences are subject to availability.
  • Please note that if you do not show up for your experience and wish to re-book this is subject to an additional re-booking fee per person. Exceptional circumstances are taken into consideration, however proof may be required.
  • We may use the details you enter during the purchasing process to contact you about the experience afterwards.
  • The experience is valid for 12 calendar months from the date of purchase. Please note, experiences are popular so you will need to book ASAP!
  • We request that you sign a disclaimer before participating in your experience. If you would like a copy of this or would like to view it before your experience, please email [email protected]
Additional Animal Experience Terms
Those that are taking part in animal encounters do not need to buy zoo admission tickets. Any accompanying guests that are not taking part in the experience need to purchase general admission, or have a valid membership. Discounted entry tickets can be purchased and booked here
Appropriate closed toe footwear must be worn for the experience or you may not be able to take part in your experience.
Additional terms for Junior Zookeeper experiences:
Please note that we can run the junior zookeeper for up the four participants. This may mean that on busy days you may be participating with other people. Exclusivity can be arranged at an additional fee, please contact us for more details.
Additional terms for Meet the Meerkats/Porcupines/Lemurs experiences:
Children: must each be at least 5 years of age and be accompanied by a spectating adult (subject to HCC admission fee).
Additional terms for Meet the Kinkajous experiences:
Children: must each be at least 10 years of age and be accompanied by a spectating adult each (1 adult per child), no more than 2 children at a time. Each adult must also have a valid admission ticket.
Additional terms for Crocodile Encounter experiences:
Participants must each be at least 16 years of age.


For all of our terms and conditions, click here.

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