Big Cat Experience

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Meet one of our keepers and enjoy a behind the scenes tour of the Big Cat House, before feeding one of our beautiful cats. 

Price: £110.00 for one person or £165.00 for two people
Time: 9.00am - 10.00am
Schedule: Mondays and Thursdays all year round. Must be pre-booked.
Age: 18 years and over

Experience includes

Starting at 9am, you'll be heading down to our Big Cat House before the zoo has opened - which is an experience in itself! Here, you'll be greeted by one of our experienced large mammal keepers, who will take you on a behind the scenes tour of the house and answer any questions you might have. 

You'll then be given the once in a lifetime chance to feed one of our big cats. Feel the full force of their ferociousness as you stand less than a metre away (don't worry, there's a very strong fence between you and those teeth!) and feed them their breakfast. 

Each experience will be exclusive to you and you will be working on a one-to-one basis with our keepers, however if you would like to share this experience with a friend you can book for two people. 

Your experience packages also includes entry to the zoo, a parking pass, drink and biscuits voucher, guidebook, certificate, mug, key ring, pen, car sticker, badge pin and a voucher for 10% off in our gift shop.

You can purchase a voucher for this experience below - great for yourself or as a gift! 




After purchasing your vouchers, please call us to book a date for the experience. If you would like to bring a friend with you for the day, they can purchase an observer ticket for the special rate of £10. Please note, observers are not allowed to participate in any experiences and will not be allowed in any non-public areas. 

Voucher are valid for 12 months from date of purchase.

Alternatively, you can buy in person by visiting reception or by calling 01253 830801.

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


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Children under three are free!