mEet tHe MeErkAtS

Our Meet the Meerkats experience offers you the chance to get up close to these highly sociable and fascinating creatures whilst giving them some of their favourite snacks, making your day at the HCC a truly special one!

After meeting your keeper and a quick briefing, you will head over to our meerkat enclosure where you will spend time with our meerkats and ask any burning questions!

It is truly an experience to remember whether for you or a gift for a loved one! Not only that, you’re helping us continue our work!

£39.99 per person

Max participants: 2

Your experience...

Will last around half an hour and includes:

  • Free admission into the zoo for the participant.
  • The chance to feed our meerkats.
  • The opportunity to learn about these amazing animals and ask our keepers any questions you may have.

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Meet the Meerkats with Gift Pack

For the perfect gift, we have paired our incredibly popular Meet the Meerkats experience with an extra soft meerkat beanie toy and gift certificate in a presentation box for your recipient to enjoy before their experience!



1x  Meet the Meerkats experience

Meerkat beanie toy

HCC Fridge Magnet

HCC Wristband

Gift Certificate


£52.99 per gift pack.

Max participants: 2

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Purchase your gift pack here!

  • Experiences are valid for 12 months from date of purchase and must be booked and completed before expiry.

  • The encounter is available for adults and children over the age of 5 years old; however children between the ages of 5-10 years old must be accompanied by a spectating parent or guardian paying normal zoo admission (1 adult per 1 child). Any other guests wishing to watch the experience will need to pay normal centre admission prices.
  • A maximum of two people may take part in the experience.

More Information

Regrettably certain guests will be unable to take part including people with relevant phobias or known allergies, pregnant women and immunocompromised individuals.

Whilst every effort is made to accommodate those with a disability or learning difficulty, due to practicality and health and safety this cannot always be achieved; please contact us for advice before purchasing.

If you are considering this Encounter for corporate use or to use as a prize, please contact us on [email protected], to discuss all your options in more detail.

For more information or to place your order by phone, please call 01732 823996

If you have a query about our Meerkat Encounter, please email [email protected]

Please see our full terms and conditions

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