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Meerkat Experience

Get up close to our amazing meerkats in this unique and exciting meerkat experience!

In this unforgettable encounter you will get to meet our amazing meerkats and come face to face with these cute, curious and sociable animals.

Our Meet the Meerkat experience can be purchased for yourself, for a loved one or a friend. A meerkat experience would make the perfect present for any animal lover aged 5 and above! 

This meerkat experience is an amazing one-to-one experience which allows you to get up close and personal to these gorgeous animals. The Meet the Meerkats experience involves going behind the scenes to prepare meerkat snacks, feeding the meerkats their favourite treats, one-on-one time with your Zoo Keeper to answer all your meerkat related questions, as well as a fantastic opportunity to get some amazingly close photos of the meerkats from inside their enclosure. Our meerkats will often climb on your lap during the experience and love to meet new friends. They do not enjoy being touched and participants will be asked to not stroke or hold our meerkats.

Your Meerkat Encounter

Your Meet the Meerkats experience will begin at 2.45pm last around 30 to 40 minutes and includes:

  • Admission into the zoo for the participant
  • Meerkat food preparations in our Zoo Kitchen
  • The chance to feed our meerkats
  • One-on-one time with a Zoo Keeper to ask any questions you may have
  • The opportunity for some close up meerkat photography  
  • An Animal Encounter certificate
  • Please be aware that the Meerkat encounter takes place in an enclosure which can only be accessed via steps


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

What's Included

  • Entry to the Park is included for the Meerkat Experience 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!

How to Book Your Meerkat Experience

Physical Gift voucher holders (non-digital) 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. 

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!






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