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Close Encounters

Choose from one of our magical Animal Close Encounter Experiences for a chance to get nose-to-nose with some of your favourite residents!

Our Close Encounters are an amazing, one-to-one experience which involve feeding the animals and helping our Zoo Keepers with part of their daily routine. Each of our close encounters last between 30-40 magical minutes and can be booked for one or two participants.

We have a range of experiences for you to choose from including:


For one participant: From £50  

Additional participant: From £30

  • Entry to the Park is included for the Close Encounter participant(s).
  • Accompanying (non participating) guests will require a valid day ticket. 
  • An additional participant can be added for any of our encounters (both participants must be the same group or family, and booked at the same time)    
  • We offer Close Encounter Gift Vouchers for a fun and unusual pressie!

If you wish to redeem a gift voucher, please contact our team on 01323 874100 or email [email protected]

Gift voucher holders will need to contact us to request a booking form. We regret that we are unable to make provisional bookings or take bookings over the phone.

Please make sure you read our Health & Safety information once you book an encounter. 

Upgrade Your Experience

Can't choose between our animal encounters? Don't! Spend the whole day with us by booking our Keeper for the Day experience and make many new furry friends!

Minimum age is 5 years for all encounters, excluding Farm encounters which are open to anyone aged 4 and over. There is no maximum age!