Close Encounters


Why not choose from one of our Close Encounter Animal Experiences for a short nose to nose experience which enables you to get up close and personal with some of your favourite residents.


The Close Encounters are a one-to-one experience lasting between 30 and 40 minutes and involve feeding the animals and helping one of our Zoo Keepers with part of their daily routine. We have a range of experiences for you to choose from including:


  • Charlotte___Meerkat..jpg12:45pm  Lunch with the Lemurs                                    
  • 2:45pm    Meerkat Meeting
  • 3:15pm    Tea with the Coatis or Beavers
  • 3:45pm    Penguin Feeding
  • Picnic with the Pandas - prior appointment only
  • Snuggle up to a snake – prior appointment only  
  • Tickle a Tarantula - prior appointment only   




We have two price categories;

Gold - £80 on weekends and East Sussex school holidays 

Silver - £70 on East Sussex term time weekdays

  • Close Encounters include one additional person free of charge (parent or guardian in the case of a child).
  • We offer Close Encounter gift vouchers for a fun and unusual pressie!
  • Drusillas Annual Members receive a 10% discount! 
  • Minimum age 6 years - no maximum!



Booking Form


For more detailed information about our Close Encounter Animal Experiences please download and complete the booking form;



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