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Armadillo Close Encounter

Prepare to be sniffed and snuffled by our cheeky armadillos!

Our fabulous armadillos like nothing more than a good sniff and snuffle with new people, especially those who have snacks! 

An armadillo encounter is an animal experience like no other, meeting these these wonderful characters with hard shells and soft hearts - you'll be sure to go away with sand in your shoes and memories that last forever.

An armadillo feeding experience at Drusillas makes a brilliantly unique gift for any animal lover aged 5 and up, or why not treat yourself to a moment with some of the most unique animals we have at the Park!

During your armadillo close encounter experience you'll be invited behind the scenes of our Zoo, taken into our armadillo enclosure to meet this lovely pair, feed them their favourite snacks, and indulge them with some scratches and tickles.

Your dedicated Zoo Keeper will be with you to answer all your armadillo questions, and help you take some fabulous armadillo photos! Please note armadillos do not enjoy being hugged or held, so we cannot allow particpants to hold or cuddle our armadillos.

What's Included

  • Entry to the Park is included for the armadillo close encounter participant(s).
  • Participants under 16 must be accommpanied by an adult who will require a valid day ticket.
  • An additional participant can be added if both participants are from the same group or family, and booked at the same time
  • Additional (non participating) guests will require a valid day ticket
  • Minimum age 5 years, no maximum age!

Please note: Our armadillos can get a little excited meeting new friends, so the encounter takes place from behind a low safety barrier, and it's essential that anyone taking part is wearing full, thick trousers and proper shoes or boots.

Please note that this animal enclosure is only accessible via steps and may not be suitable for those with mobility issues.

Your Armadillo Close Encounter 

Your armadillo experience will begin at 2pm and last around 30 to 40 minutes and includes:

  • Admission into the zoo for the participant
  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes access
  • The chance to feed our armadillos
  • One-on-one time with a Zoo Keeper
  • The opportunity for some close up armadillo photos
  • An Animal Encounter certificate


Vary depending on date. Please see our booking calendar to view prices

Drusillas Annual Members enjoy 25% off all VIP Experiences! Find out how to access your discount here

How to Book Your Armadillo Close Encounter Experience

Physical Gift voucher holders (non-digital vouchers) 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 read our Animal Experience Terms & Conditions before booking.

Please make sure you read our Health & Safety information before booking.

We strongly advise that anyone taking part in an animal encounter has an up-to-date tetanus vaccination. Tetanus is a serious infection that can be transmitted by animals. Should you wish to take part without up-to-date tetanus immunisation, you will be asked to complete a form to confirm you understand the potential risks involved. 

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