Daily Animal Encounters

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During weekends and school holidays, we offer “meet and greet” encounters bookable only on the day of your visit.

Experience includes

If you want to round off your great day out, book a “meet and greet” session with a giraffe, a sealion or a barn owl.  Bookable in the Gift Shop, these experiences take place daily during school holidays and weekends. 

During weekends and school holidays, we offer “meet and greet” encounters bookable on the day of your visit, for just £10 per person.

GIRAFFE FEEDS - Giraffes eat spiky, prickly bramble? How can they do that? Come and feed our tower of giraffes and find out what special adaptations these gentle giants have. (Age 3 and above)

MEET A SEA LION  - Find out first hand from their trainers what these amazing marine mammals like to eat and discover what a sea lion feels like. (Age 3-17 must be accompanied by a full paying adult)

FLY A BARN OWL - Get closer than you ever thought possible to these mysterious, stunning birds. (Age 7 and above)


All encounters can only be booked on the day of visit in the Amazonia Gift Shop. Availability may be subject to time of year and weather conditions. Only available March - October. Health and safety pro-forma must be signed prior to any encounter. 

If you are hoping to take part in this experience, please phone and check we are offering it on the day of your visit. Spaces are limited so arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Because nature is unpredictable and the welfare of our animals is paramount, routines and itineraries may be adjusted without notice. 

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Unfortunately our Animal Experiences are unable to be booked in advance. We don't normally offer the experiences after the October half term, but if you enquire at reception when you arrive, we may have a member of staff that can do this for you later in the day.
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Children under three are free!